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by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin For Eden Park Elementary Golden Apple Teacher Yudelka (Judy) Ramirez, the whole experience has been “a little surreal.” In fact, this young teacher said that just to be in the same room with so many “amazing educators” w as humbling. “I was beyond honored,” she commented. “I’m thankful to God for letting me represent my school.” May 10 was surely one of the biggest nights of Yudelka (Judy) Ramirez’ life. As an educator, the only thing better than the recognition of your peers is the success of the children in your charge. Every day she sees the wonder of learning in the eyes of her kindergartners at Eden Park Elementary School. Judy’s own experience as a young student just coming to this country was a major factor in shaping her teaching style. In an interview last March, she said she realized that, “If I ever have my own class I want to make it fun; to create a place where kids w ould want to come.” Although she was born in New Y ork, she soon returned to the Dominican Republic with her family. W hen she returned to this country at the age of four, she spoke only Spanish. That experience gave her an intimate understanding of the many students in Immokalee schools who struggle with learning English as they try to absorb their ABCs. Judy’s love of dance has helped her connect with her students. Also a dance instructor, she can use fun physical motion to help engage her students in the learning process. In fact, these kindergartners even have ther own dance troupe known as the Eden Park Elementary Dance Team. They won their rst of cial competition on March 9, at the Beach Battle in Miami, a national competition for all types of dance troupes. With this Golden Apple Teacher at the helm, gyrating to hip hop and Latino routines helps keep the kids interested and focused. Kids all learn at different levels, she believes, they do not learn the same. You have to teach to the needs of each child. Teaching is Judy’s ultimate goal, she said. She has attained that goal and excelled, but her profession is still wide open to her. As long as there are children to teach, it will remain different and exciting. Judy said she has no aspirations for anything other than teaching no goal of administration or anything else. It doesn’t matter what grade she teaches. She just wants to continue to teach for years to come. She said her mother has been her inspiration. “She was always positive regardless of what was going on in her life. Her outlook was always optimistic. She’d nd good in everything.” “My mother always worked hard for my sister, brother and I to make something of ourselves,” she added. Judy credits a number of people for her success in the classroom. First, she points to Eden Park Elementary Principal Linda Salazar. “I have learned so much from her. She has a real open door policy. I can go to her for help. She DRIVE A NEW 2013 FOCUS SE FOR ONLY $179 PER MONTH*24 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $2209 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes “rst month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction.*Stock #13C103. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $500 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 05/31/13. See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Submitted photos/ Reagan Rule Photography and Ashley KoehlerYudelka (Judy) Ramirez with her husband Alex. Golden Apple Teacher: believes ‘School should be fun!’ Thursday, May 23, 2013 V ol. 46 No. 21 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Submitted photosSima scholarship winners Annie Morgan and Natrone Means. See Golden — Page 2Ministers provide scholarships for seniors On Monday, May 13, the Reverend Lori M. Snell, who serves as the founder and president of the South Immokalee Ministerial Alliance (S.I.M.A), delivered a $1,000 scholarship check from that organization, to Immokalee High School. This money will be equally split between two well deserving minority seniors, who are on their way to college: Annie Morgan and Natrone Means. Rev. Snell, who is also an educator at Pinecrest Elementar y School in Immokalee, presented the check to a very appreciative Dr. Mary Murray, the principal of Immokalee High School, who was accompanied by one of the scholarship recipients, Natrone Means. S.I.M.A started a Roaming Revival in 2011, which was the brainchild of one of its founding members, Bishop Remar Scott. Every January, S.I.MA hosts a ve-night revival that moves each night to a different church in the community. Each night a differ-See Scholarships — Page 2

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by Maribel De Armas“Kids just say the darndest things!” We’ve all heard that saying at one time or another, and what a true statement it is. For a school district, what’s one of the best w ays to get information about w hat we’re doing right and w hat we could improve on? Go straight to the source – our kids – especially if those “kids” are now young men and w omen on the cusp of crossing the stage w ith their high school diplomas in a couple of weeks. Our Superintendent, Dr. Kamela Patton, just recently completed her annual tour of Student Roundtables, sitting down w ith high school seniors to chat about their experience as students in Collier County Public Schools. Students from each of our nine high schools were selected to participate in these roundtable meetings and they all had some great comments to share. Homecoming is hands down at the top of the list on most of these students’ “best experiences” tally. For one young man from Immokalee High School (IHS), the entire Homecoming Week this school year tops as his “best.” This young man happily and sel essly cut his campaign for homecoming king short because of the campus-wide support of a special needs student’s run for the throne. This same IHS student, chatting with Dr. Patton during the last roundtable discussion, shared that he had mixed emotions about the Indians making it to the state championship football game – “Just being in the Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando was amazing, but losing by one point after the team tried so hard was really sad.” Lacrosse made the top of the “best” list for another IHS student who started playing as a freshman when it was introduced as a new sport at the school. She marveled at how the program has grown in just a few years. One “best” experience from Immokalee High that I was certainly not surprised to hear about from one of the students was about BETA Club and becoming a part of the school’s tradition of success at both state and national BETA conventions. It is always wonderful to hear about these positive experiences and the things we, as a school district, do well. But, Dr. Patton always ends her Student Roundtable meetings asking what we can do better in the future. “Wish there was less testing” was a resounding plea from all of the seniors. More SAT prep, focus on real-world life skills, and better communication about dual enrollment high school-college options were all added to the “things to improve on” list. So now that these students will be crossing the stage on May 31st, what’s next for them? Some have enlisted and will be joining a military branch shortly after graduation. Other choices shared ranged from heading to the Immokalee Technical Center and Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology to study nursing, to pursuing degrees at colleges and universities throughout the country. One young man is off to Florida International University to study nance and marketing, another is going to Stetson University on a football scholarship, and a young lady will be headed to Florida State University with a career in obstetrics in mind. I have no doubt that the future is bright for our graduating seniors – our future leaders. 2 Immokalee Bulletin May 23, 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. GoldenContinued From Page 1 ScholarshipsContinued From Page 1 Students First has opened so many doors for me.” This incredible teacher doesn’t forget her students, either. “They are such a unique group,” she said, and also gave a share of her gratitude to her colleagues and the community. In fact, Judy quickly shares the responsibility for her success with her school and her community. “I’m thankful for the support of the Immokalee community and my school. I could not have picked a better school to work at. I want the community to see what our kids can do.” Judy is grateful to the Collier County School District for providing “top notch professional development,” and to her principal for having an open door. The special dinner May 10 for Teachers of Distinction and Teachers of the Year by the Champions For Learning, formerly known as the Collier County Education Foundation. The 23rd Annual Golden Apple Celebration banquet was presented by Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Foundation and hosted by the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. A true teacher, Judy knows her kindergartners will soon move on and eventually this time will be a memory. She hopes that memory will serve them well. “I want them to remember that people truly believe in them; that they can be whatever they want. They’re all intelligent, with unique abilities. I want them to always know that somebody believes in them and to remember that school is fun.” Other 2013 Golden Apple Teachers are: Khris Betten-Jutasi, Lorenzo Walker Technical High, Grade: 9, World Cultural Geography; Catherine Hunt, Lely High, Criminal Justice/Legal Studies, Grade: 9-12; Andre w Klatzkow, Corkscrew Elementary, Grade: 4; Sarah B. Nick, Golden Gate Elementary, Grade: 3; and Kathleen Weitzel, Naples Par k Elementary, Grade: 5. Golden Apple Teacher 2013 Eden Park Elementary Yudelka (Judy) Remirez ent community pastor delivers the sermon. Each night an offering is received. All monies received during the revival are earmarked for scholarships for Immokalee High School seniors, who have been accepted into a college or trade school. This makes the second year that S.I.M.A has given $1,000 for scholarships to Immokalee High School. When the offerings don’t add up to $1,000, the churches af liated with the association give the difference. S.I.M.A would love to have all of the churches in our community be a part of this great ministry. Business owners are also welcome to partner with S.I.M.A. S.I.M.A was founded in 2010, for the purpose of bringing unity in the Immokalee community among the churches. The theme of this infant organization is: Unity in th e Community. S.I.M.A believes that if the cit i zens of its community see the body of Chris working together, that it will encourage all t o draw closer together in unity, to better solv e problems and issues that our communit y faces like hunger, homelessness, domesti c and youth violence and poverty. S.I.M.A is currently comprised of th e following ministries: Allen Chapel Africa n Methodist Episcopal Church (Rev Lori Snell) Lilly Bass Church of God in Unity (Bisho p Remar Scott), Victory in Jesus Christ Tab ernacle (Pastor Claretha Thomas) and Th e International Healing and Deliverance Min istry (Pastor Christine Vedrine), and St. Joh n Missionary Baptist Church (Rev. Frank Wil liams).

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Deb Millsap, M.Ed., R.D., LD/NDirector of Nutrition & Health Education & PIO Florida Department of Health -Collier CountyCollier: Screen time, whether the telev ision, computer, smart phone or video games, is one of the largest contributors to childhood and adult obesity. Several studies have also linked excessive screen time to lower literacy rates in children of all ages and language delays among children less than two years of age. The rst two years of life are considered a critical time for brain development. TV and other electronic media can interfere with time to explore, play and interact with others; activities which are vital to encourage learning, as well as healthy physical and social development. Research has identi ed children 8-18 years spend an average of over 7 hours per day in front of a screen (outside of school work). Meanwhile, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends children under two years of age not watch any TV (or screen) and the rest of us should limit our screen time to less than 2 hours a day (outside of school and work). Scale back on screen time by practicing the following: Keep TVs and computers out of bedrooms. Turn TVs off and ban smart phone usage during mealtime. Don't allow children to watch TV while doing homework. Allow screen time (no more than a total of two hours/day) AFTER home work and chores are completed. Substitute with playing outside, a trip to the beach, card or board games and reading books. Lead children/ grandchildren by example; limit your own screen time. Before you know it, you will be spending less time in front of a screen and you will be surprised with the extra time you have to enjoy other aspects of your life! Begin your "No More Than 2" challenge today! To trac k your progress, go to www.95210.org/Collier. "2", or the recommendation to limit to no more than two hours of screen time daily, is part of the "9-5-2-1-0 BFF, Let's Go!" campaign recommended by physicians, dietitians, nurses, tness experts and other healthcare practitioners in partnership with the Safe & Healthy Children's Coalition o f Collier County. Each week, a different number will be highlighted as the Coalition reaches out to educate the community about this important public health message. For more information, go to www.95210.org/Collier. Possibly Pregnant? We can help 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 May 23, 2013 Begin your “No More Than 2!” challenge today Naples, Fl The David Lawrence Center, Collier County's only comprehensive, not-for-pro t mental health and substance abuse treatment facility serving children, adults and families, is pleased to announce that clients in the Crossroads adult residential substance abuse treatment program will now bene t from a new creative, expressive art therapy program designed to help them access their innermost selves. This is one of several program enhancements made to the Crossroads treatment services in the last year with the goal of creating the best opportunities to attain lifechanging wellness. Additional alternative methods implemented include yoga, equine-facilitated psychotherapy, tobacco cessation groups, music therapy as well as enhanced aftercare and family support services. Art therapy provides an opportunity for clients to explore feelings, fears and desires in forms other than words and to process them in a healthy way. The creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve con icts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight The Crossroads registered art therapist, who is also a licensed mental health counselor, helps clients look deeper into their inner world through symbols evoked in their artwork. Crossroads Clinical Supervisor Nancy Dauphinais says, "This process allows substance abuse treatment to address areas that otherwise may not be addressed in standard therapies. David Lawrence Center is the Southwest Florida-based, not-for-pro t leading provider of behavioral health solutions dedicated to inspiring and creating life-changing wellness for every individual. The Center provides innovative, comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, residential and community based prevention and treatment services for the one in four local children and adults who experience mental health, emotional, psychological and substance abuse challenges. For more information about the David Lawrence Center please call 239-455-8500 or go online and visit www.DavidLawrenceCenter.org. DLC Adds Art Therapy to Crossroads Treatment Services Important DatesMay 21: Senior Awards 5:30 I.H.S Cafeteria May 23: The Immokalee Foundation Banquet 5:30 Ave Maria May 31: Graduation 7:00 Harbor Side Convention Center I.H.S. Drumbeat

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Partners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available. Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. 4 Immokalee Bulletin May 23, 2013 Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantViva Florida 500Roberts Ranch Museum is joining in Viva Florida 500, the celebration of 500 years of Florida history. Posters on the walls of the original Baptist church in Immokalee that serves as the museum tell the story of Florida from the Ponce de Leon’s rst landing in Florida on April 2, 1513. The posters reect Immokalee’s agricultural history as well, an important piece in modern Florida’s growth. Visitors welcome: 1215 Roberts Ave., Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (239) 658-2466 The end of the 2012-2013 school year is just two weeks away. As a reminder to parents, please note that the last three days of the 2012-2013 school year will be early dismissal days for all Collier County Public Schools students. Elementary, middle, and high school students will be dismissed three hours earlier than the usual dismissal time on Friday (May 31st), Monday (June 3rd), and the last day of school Tuesday (June 4th). At the middle and high school level, the early dismissal days provide extended time for exam periods, while providing suf cient time for teachers to carefully score the assessments. At the elementary level, while the early dismissal days are not used for exams, they will provide teachers with time for professional development and school improvement activities. To view the entire 2012-2013 school calendar, as well as the upcoming 2013-2014 Academic School Calendar, visit the district's Web site (www.collierschools.com) and click on "Calendars" under the "Quick Links" heading on the left side of the home page. Students will be released early three days Submitted photo/ Manny TouronFIRE Spring Classic ChampionsThe Soccer Pit U13 boys were undefeated throughout the tournament, which took place on May 4 and 5 at the North Collier Regional Park. The boys faced some tough opponents but were able play a controlled style of soccer to take the Championship. Congratulations to Coach Moya and his boys. The team will also be participating in the Sweetbay Memorial Day Cup this weekend at The North Collier Regional Park.

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florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! Alexis will be graduating on May 31, 2013 from Immokalee High school where she will then go on to FGCU in the Fall, and then on to Florida State in the Spring of 2014 to pursue her degree in Criminal Physiology Alexis is the Daughter of Pete & Vanessa Aguilar. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2013!!! ALEXIS AGUILAR ACHEIVEMENT 5 Immokalee Bulletin May 23, 2013 Submitted photoNew Chamber MemberImmokalee Chamber of Commerce President Bernardo Barnhart, left, on behalf of the Chamber welcomed Ibrahin Ozbay of Kountry Kitchen as a new member of the chamber and also recognized his new business. Just Voted 2013 “Best Place to Take Kids” by Gulfshore Life magazine Naples, FL Looking for a great way to spend time with your family during Memorial Day weekend? Naples Zoo is offering parents and grandparents a weekend of w ild fun with all that’s new from feeding the giraffe herd to seeing the rare fosas (pronounced foose-uhs) from Madagascar plus the YouTube sensation: African honey badgers. And with a coupon from www. napleszoo.org, a child is free with each paid adult from Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27, 2013. Voted “Best Place to Take the Kids” in 2013 by readers of Gulfshore Life magazine, Naples Zoo offers fun for all generations. Online coupon is required. ABOUT NAPLES ZOO Naples Zoo is a 501(c)(3) nonpro t organization cooperating in conservation programs both in and outside the wild for endangered species. Daily presentations include hand-feeding at Alligator Bay, Meet the Keeper Series, Jungle Larry™ and Safari Jane’s™ Snakes Alive!, and two premiere presentations in the Safari Canyon Theater. One of the zoo’s most popular activities is the Primate Expedition Cruise where guests embark on a guided cruise through islands of monkeys, lemurs, and apes. The all-day pay-one-price ticket includes admission to both the nationally accredited zoo and historic garden along with all shows, exhibits, and the boat ride. ($19.95 adults age 13+/ $12.95 children 3 to 12, under 3 free. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years of age). Zoo memberships and discount tickets are also available online at www.napleszoo. org. Naples Zoo welcomes guests daily from 9:00 to 5:00 with the last ticket sold at 4:00 and is located at 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road across from the Coastland Center mall in the heart of Naples. For more, visit www.napleszoo.org, call (239) 262-5409, or www.twitter.com/NaplesZoo and www.facebook.com/napleszoo and www.youtube.com/napleszoo. Naples Zoo coupon for Memorial Day Every year, approximately 15,000 Americans die from liver cancer or chronic liver disease associated with viral hepatitis. Despite these statistics, many people are unaware of the risks associated with viral hepatitis. In fact, as many as 75 percent of people with chronic viral hepatitis do not know that they are infected. Without knowing if they are infected, these individuals cannot receive lifesaving care and treatment.  3.5–5.3 million Americans are living with chronic (lifelong) viral hepatitis—hepatitis B or hepatitis C. Most of them do not know that they are infected, placing them at greater risk for severe, even fatal, complications from the disease and increasing the likelihood they will spread the virus to others.  A speci c blood test is the only way to know if you have viral hepatitis.  Hepatitis B and C viruses can cause chronic hepatitis, leading to cirrhosis, liver failure, and liver cancer.  Anyone can get hepatitis B or C, but some populations are disproportionately burdened with these infections, including African Americans; Asian Americans and Paci c Islanders; past and current injection drug users; persons born between 19451965; and men who have sex with men. May 16: Marion E. Fether Medical Center Free Rapid HIV Testing 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Collier County Health Department 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 17: Marion E. Fether Medical Center, Free HIV testing 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Viral Hepatitis need to know Naples, Fl – The David Lawrence Center, Collier County’s only comprehensive, notfor-pro t mental health and substance abuse treatment facility serving children, adults and families, is pleased to announce that the Enterprise Holdings Foundation has awarded the Center a $1,000 grant to support operations. David Lawrence Center Chief Financial Of cer Scott Geltemeyer says, “We are very pleased that the Enterprise Holdings Foundation has chosen to invest in our mission. We are honored to work with organizations who believe in the work we are doing for the community and for those in need.” About Enterprise Holdings Enterprise Holdings, through its regional subsidiaries, operates more than 1 million cars and trucks, the largest eet of passenger vehicles in the world today. Enterprise Holdings is North America’s largest and most comprehensive service provider in the car rental industry, operating the Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental brands. Other af liated business lines include Enterprise Fleet Management, Enterprise Commercial Trucks, Enterprise Car Sales, Enterprise Rideshare vanpooling and Enterprise CarShare car sharing. About David Lawrence Center David Lawrence Center is the Southwest Florida-based, not-for-pro t leading provider of behavioral health solutions dedicated to inspiring and creating life-changing wellness for every individual. The Center provides innovative, comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, residential and community based prevention and treatment services for the one in four local children and adults who experience mental health, emotional, psychological and substance abuse challenges. David Lawrence Center has eight locations in Collier County and touches the lives of more than 30,000 people each year. For more information about David Lawrence Center call 239-455-8500 or visit www.DavidLawrenceCenter.org. DLC receives Foundation Grant

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Employment Full Time Of ce Assistant Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Florida, Immokalee, Florida. Responsible for personnel/payroll and of ce operations for approximately 75 employees. Requires a minimum high school diploma and four years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience. Application deadline June 15, 2013. Full position description and on-line application at: http://jobs.u .edu (requisition #0903021). AA/EA/EEO. Employment MedicalLocal Medicare Home Health agency hiring Nurses, PT, OT, ST, HHA & MSW for Immokalee, Labelle and Lehigh Acres. Fax resume to: (239)278-3780 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. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad 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. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads ApartmentsNOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS1, 2, & 3 Bedroom Apts Willowbrook Place, Garden Lake, Summer Glen, Heritage Villas & Southern Villas. Please call 239-657-3204 For more information. Handicapped Accessible. Hearing Impaired: Call TDD711Equal Housing Opportunity This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer Condos/Townhouses Rent TRAFFORD PINE ESTATES INC. 3 BR & 2 BR CBS Construction All include Stove, Refrig., Air, Ceiling Fans, Util. Rm. w/W&D Hookup, Sound Barrier Between Apt./Twnhs. Free Trash Pickup, Free Lawn Service. Pets Allowed w/ Deposit. Walk to Store. NEW Management Privately Owned Call (239)777-2788 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Houses RentFarm Worker Village invites you to come home. Available now 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom rental homes, starting as low as $425 per month. You may qualify for Rental assistance. Please Call us at: 239-657-3649 or stop by at 1800 Farm Worker Way. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Business & Service Directory AUCTION2000 GMC1GKDT13W3422997591995 Chevy1GNEC16K3SJ3070472000 Ford1FMRE11WBYHA33824 Time for a new car? Check out this auction onJune 3, 2013 at 9amKeiths Towing925 E. Delaware Ave. € Immokalee, FL (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 Place Your Ad Online, From the Comfort of Your HomeWHEN Y OU W ANT TO www.newszap.com& click on classifieds 6 Immokalee Bulletin May 23, 2013 Reading a newspaper makes you a more informed and interesting person.No wonder newspaper readers are more successful!

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New re commissioner soughtThe Immokalee Fire Control District’s Board of Commissioners has a vacant seat on the board due to the resignation of one of the commissioners. Anyone interested in applying for this position may turn in their resume to the administration of ce at 502 E. New Market Road, Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Resumes must be submitted by 5 p.m. on June 14, 2013. You must live in the Immokalee Fire Control District to obtain this position.South Park closed Immokalee South Park, located at 418 School Drive, will close for construction beginning June 3. A new community park building will be under construction throughout this summer and fall. Construction is expected to be complete by January 2014. The new building will house programs such as voluntary pre-kindergarten, after school programs, summer camp, senior programs, arts and crafts, and special events. The building will have classrooms and a community room for residents to enjoy. For more information, contact Annie Alvarez at (239) 867-4121 ext 206, or (239) 252-4449.Dems to meetThe Democratic Club of Immokalee will meet Tuesday, May 28, at 6:45 p.m., at Mi Ranchito, 710 W. Main St., Immokalee, 239 -657-1766. The club will discuss the Immokalee Votes campaign, which is designed to increase voter participation in the electoral process. The meetings are open to all. Project GraduationWe have one week left till our Seniors graduate. Donations of money, food and volunteers for the event are much needed. Any Senior or Junior parents that can volunteer please contact Floreida Ocanas at 239-8342576. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 239-834-2576.Colossal Coaster WorldImmokalee First Seminole Baptist Church, 810 Church Lane, is putting on a Colossal Coaster World July 17-20 nightly from 6-8:30 p.m. The church would like you to join them for some fun, food and games. For rides call Pastor Josh Leadingfox at 239-370-0230.Breastfeeding mothers groupLearn about the many bene ts of breastfeeding, get advice and tips, speak with breast-feeding 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 1011:30 a.m. For additional information call 239-252-7347 or 239-252-7312.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. 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 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.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 available in May.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 individuals or families. The project runs through June 20, 2013. 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 May 23, 2013 Winn-Dixie has launched a month long campaign to help support children that have been affected by muscular dystrophy. This is a genetic disorder that weakens the muscles that help the body move. Children with MD have incorrect or missing information in their genes, which prevents them from making the proteins they need for healthy muscles. Because MD is genetic, children are born with the problem it isn’t contagious and you can’t catch it from someone who has it. MD weakens the muscles over time, so children who have the disease can gradually lose the ability to do the things most people take for granted, like walking or sitting up. Someone with MD might start having muscle problems as a baby or their symptoms might stay dormant until later in life. Winn-Dixie has partnered with a group out if Lehigh which helps families in Immokalee, Lehigh and Fort Myers. Anyone that stops by the store to donate is helping our local community. To donate, simply stop by the Immokalee Winn-Dixie and see a cashier. They can scan our donation code at the register so that anyone can donate any amount. The goal is to reach $3,000 by the 10th of June. Please support the venture to assist children with MD. Any help you can provide is graciously accepted and appreciated. Help Winn Dixie ght MD Community Briefs Dear Editor:The Williams Family of Immokalee would like to T\thank everyone and the community of Immokalee for all their sincere wishes of kindness for the recent death of our beloved Ms. Linda Williams. The Williams Family (Ms. Claudette Williams and Ms. Elaine Lane) would like to say thank you from our entire family.Thank you

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8 Immokalee Bulletin May 23, 2013 Submitted photo/ Jordan BuckleyNoe Vega with his mom, Carmen Esquivel. From more than 1,000 submissions, a pair of young Immokalee artists were recognized in a special ceremony at downtown Naples’s Tony Von Liebig Art Center on Monday. Mayor John Sorey told those gathered in the elegant gallery lled with framed editions of the students’ art, “On behalf of the city, I’m amazed by the ability I see.” Keep Collier Beautiful, the all-volunteer organization devoted to stewardship of our county’s natural resources, hosted the competition with a dozen entries selected for inclusion in the 2013 calendar. All the submissions were themed around environmental protection. Among the young artists from Immokalee honored by Keep Collier Beautiful were David Rodriguez, a sixth grader at Highlands Elementary, and Noe Vega, a sixth grader at Pinecrest Elementary. Immediately following the ceremony, Noe Vega was approached by the coordinator of Collier County Schools Arts Program, Linda Cummings, and complimented on his artwork. Ms. Cummings visited with his mother Carmen Esquivel, whose other son Jaime, a student at Immokalee High School, had art selected for the 2012 Keep Collier Beautiful calendar. Her sons’ mutual success is no coincidence, according to Mayor John Sorey, who singled out the crucial role played by caring parents in producing the young artists’ accomplishments: “It takes some nurturing to achieve what we are seeing tonight.” Immokalee students’ art selected in contest for recycling calendar Submitted photo/ Jordan BuckleyNoe Vega with Linda Cummings.