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She said I.H.S. has embraced students as special Olympians and welcomed them into varsity athletics and JROTC. She was joined by students from auto tech and culinary arts. She said that transportation opportunities are needed for w orkers going into Naples. They can use the CAT system, but Naples is dif cult for some of her students to negotiate. She added that iTECH students even had a Chamber meets in June; on hiatus till fall by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin With school ending for the year, summer activities are at the forefront of most peoples thoughts. Leisurely days, beating the heat and taking a little vacation time are high priorities this time of year. Many at the Collier County School District, though, are hard at work on a huge project that will be ready for students in the fall. A new charter school, called iGeneration, will open its doors in Immokalee, accepting students from kindergarten through eighth grade for the 2013-14 school term. As a charter school, iGeneration School District Core standards. Principal Irma Miller is taking applications personally, every Monday in June till 6 p.m. iGeneration will be a small school, utilizing the old campus at the First Baptist Church, 1411 Lake Trafford Road. It will house a total of 304 students and a teacher-student ratio of 1-20. Ms. Miller said teachers will gear lessons toward individual student interests to help them be successful in life. The curriculum will be career oriented, focusing on setting each students feet rmly on their goal. The iGeneration experience is intended to help students pave a path to succeed in college or a vocation. Lessons will be a self-paced. As teachers try to mold students in the direction of their personal interests. Ms. Miller said there will be a special emphasis on the medical eld. Focusing on the individual students goals, will help keep their motivation level high. Understanding how the incredible growth of electronics can help turn students on to education, Ms. Miller said each student at iGeneration will receive a free iPad. iGeneration will be just like all the other Collier County public schools only the setting will differ. The school calendar will be the same. All schools are good, Ms. Miller stressed, they offer good things. This is just an option. It will provide a different environment to help students reconnect with their own education and provide a different avenue for each student. Keeping students engaged in their own education will mean they stay in school and, ultimately, graduate, she added. She herself had a dif cult time in school, Ms. Miller said, so she understands that some students do not thrive in the average school environment. She said she received the support she needed to succeed. There is no excuse for any student to be left behind, she said. Ms. Miller said she remembers who helped her and how, and is happy for outreach programs like Boys and Girls Club, Girl Scouts and work-study programs for older students can be very bene cial. Each parent meets with Principal Miller informally as they apply for enrollment. There will also be a one-on-one interview with parents, students and teachers and a signed agreement to follow school guidelines. Enrolling her two children, ages 10 and 13, Jessica Garcia was excited about the ne w school and concept. A 1996 I.H.S. graduate, she was pleased with the small class sizes. She said is interested in the new charter school because one of her children is easily distracted and needs after school help to focus on education. The other is apt to follow friends and so needs to be kept on track. According to Ms. Miller, the iGeneration experience is intended to teach students to move Apply now for iGeneration charter school Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty Bra n Enrolling her two children, ages 10 and 13, Jessica Garcia took her turn meetin g with iGeneration Principal Irma Miller as she made out enrollment forms for her tw o children. Thursday, May 30, 2013 V ol. 46 No. 22 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads See Chamber Page 2 See Charter Page 2
2 Immokalee Bulletin May 30, 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 Thursdays publication. 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All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledge 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. by Maribel De ArmasTomorrow is the day. The day nearly 2,900 seniors from nine Collier County public high schools bring the last 12 years to a close and embark on a journey into the future. Tomorrow is graduation day! Its a special day indeed a day to say congratulations, y ou did it! to our graduates. And its a day for our graduates to say thank y ou to the family, friends, teachers, coaches and mentors who have helped each and every one of them reach this milestone. At Immokalee High School (IHS), tomorrows commencement is not only a milestone for the young men and women donning their caps and gowns, but a milestone for the entire school and a capstone to a challenging, yet exciting year. IHSs class of 2013 is the schools largest class in the past ten-plus years with a total of 352 graduates to cross the stage during the commencement ceremony at Harborside Event Center. And those graduates attained a record number of college admissions, plus over $4.5 million in scholarship funds yet another school record. But the milestones dont end there. On the athletic side of the coin, the Immokalee Indians had a banner year with not only a hard-fought football state championship game, but ten student-athletes signing to play sports in college (with still the possibility of more). The schools cross country boys and girls teams both advanced to state, the boys soccer team headed to the regional nals, and the entire boys track team plus several girls track athletes made it to state. I would be remiss to not also highlight that the BETA Club had yet another championship year at both state and national conventions, IHS senior Jesus Velazco became the schools second Gates Millennium Scholar, and there were two National Migrant Students of the Year at the school. Wow! Way to go, Indians! Immokalee High School Principal, Dr. Mary Murray, shares a special wish for her graduates. The entire IHS Indian Family would like to congratulate the graduating class of 2013. We are so very proud of your accomplishments and are excited for what the future holds for each of you. Remember your roots, pursue your dreams and always remember Once an Indian, always an Indian. Graduates walk across that stage with your heads held high. Have faith in yourself and know that your family and friends are there to support you through any obstacle you may encounter and lend a helping hand might you drift from your destined path. You have a vast future ahead of you make it yours. Students First team at the 2013 Relay for Life cancer fund raiser. Bill McDaniels of Lazy Springs on CR 82, an off-road recreation area, will open in September. It will be open for camping, shing, jet skiing, jeep running and more. By next May a scuba pond should be available. Fishing is all catch and release (bass). Watch for cat shing coming too. The campground closes for the night and is open every weekend. Cherryle Thomas gave a presentation on the Harvest Festival including the next Queen contest, which is already set for April 12, 2014. Christmas Around the World will be December 14 this year. The Lipman-sponsored backpack fund raiser doubled its success this year, giving over 1,300 backpacks to students. Christie Betancourt, President of Immokalee Pop Warner, said volunteers are needed to help raise $20,000 for equipment. The last chamber breakfast of the year will be June 5 at Roma in Havana 8 a.m., with the meetings continuing in the fall. ChamberContinued From Page 1 Immokalee Little LeagueParents and Coaches: The Immokalee Little League will be having their close of season ceremonies on June 03, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Immokalee Sport Complex Gymnasium; address is 505 Escambia Street, 34142. There will also be food and beverages for the evening. Coaches make sure you call all your kids and let them know to be at the gymnasium with their uniform shirt. Pictures and Trophies will be available for pickup. Picture button / magnets will be available for purchase. For anyone that sponsored a team please be available for that night. For more information, please give us a call at the numbers provided. We will be having a special guest for that evening. Please be looking out for photos of our Little League All-Stars who will be representing Immokalee when the games began in June 21, 2013. The Immokalee Little League Board of Directors will be looking for members to ll several vacancies that are available. We will be accepting nominations for the year 2013/2014 season. Be on the lookout for it in the newspaper. If interested please give us a call. William Trevino 239-324-3072, Juan Garcia Jr. 239628-2549, Hector Ramos 239-564-9645, Elsa Zamora 239-776-4958.Baseball/Softball clinicThe Immokalee Little League and Collier County Parks and Recreation will work in conjunction to bring a Baseball / Softball clinic to Immokalee. A young gentleman named Rolando Gutierrez Jr. who currentl y plays at Bacone College in Muskogee Oklahoma will be the instructor for the clinic. He was instructed by a gentleman named Jordan Sallis who played for two seasons in the Boston Red Sox Organization. Mr. Gutierrez goal is to teach the proper mechanics of batting. Proper technique is important because it allows you to reach full potential as a player no matter if youre playing Baseball / Softball. He will be working defense and his other goal is to get your peak physical condition by conditioning, using agility drills, stretches to increase exibility, and running. He and his assistants will be working with both boys and girls on that day. Day o f the clinic will be on Friday (no school) June 07, 2013. There will be a $25 charge and the clinic will begin at 09:00 am with a lunch break (Lunch meal and a drink will be provided) and pickup time will be at 04:30 pm. Pre-registration will be helpful. If you need more information feel free to call Mr. Gutierrez at 239-600-2048, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Immokalee Little LeagueWilliam Trevino 239-324-3072, Parks and RecreationLeonor Montelongo 239-657-1951. Sports Shorts Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantBill McDaniel points out attractsins of the new Lazy Springs recreation area. forward to learn to accept forward movement. iGeneration students will learn to be more self suf cient. There will be no school bus but students will get tokens to take a CAT bus to the stop in front of the school, located at the First Baptist Church. iGeneration will focus on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education model, accentuating the learning process for students. For Ms. Miller, its all about the learning. Its not how well you play, she said, its how you dance to the music. CharterContinued From Page 1
New re commissioner soughtThe Immokalee Fire Control Districts 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 J une 14, 2013. You must live in the Immokalee Fire Control District to obtain this position.South Park closed for constructionImmokalee 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. 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 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 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) taxexempt 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, email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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.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 applicants homestead residence (investment properties are ineligible); low to moderate income individuals or families. Documents required: picture identi cation; proof of any and all household income including but not limited to anypublic bene ts being received and/or child support payment, employment, unemployment compensation. Social Security, etc; a cop y of the foreclosure summons, complaint and other court documents and/or; notice from our service, mortgage company, association or property appraiser. Eligibility is subject to the above, however additional criteria may apply once the case is reviewed. The project runs through June 20, 2013. ANNOUNCING We have opened a new location in LaBelle to better serve the Immokalee and Hendry county area. We are a comprehensive Orthopedic and Podiatry ofce 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 Possibly Pregnant? We can help 3 Immokalee Bulletin May 30, 2013 Community Briefs "Day of Giving"On behalf of our current President Bernardo Barnhart of the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce, we want to thank our entire community for their loyal support in participating in our various community activities this year. On May 08, 2013 at the Immokalee High School Scholarship Awards Ceremony our Chamber gave scholarships to the following Seniors who will be graduating on May 31, 2013: Iyanet Perez, Junior Velasquez, Iesh a Deleon and Eduardo Sanchez. Christmas Around the World Parade and Gala Event presented two scholarships to: Olna Astrel and Annie Morgan. It takes a village to raise our youth. The Chamber has high hopes that all students will nd a career and return to Immokalee and give their services to our community. Cherryle Thomas Thank YouYour community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads
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Prior to his Seminole Casino Immokalee appointment, he was executive chef of Marriott Fort Lauderdale North where he managed staff and was responsible for menu development and cost control. In addition, he has held various chef positions in Palm Beach County at Hilton Palm Beach Airport, The Marriott Hotel, The Breakers Hotel, Saint Andrews Country Club, Frenchmans Creek Golf and Country Club, Mar-a-Lago Club and Restaurant Caf LEurope. Originally from France, Chef Boukhalfa started his culinary career in his native country. About Seminole Casino Immokalee Open 24/7, 365 days a year, Seminole Casino Immokalee is Southwest Floridas premier gaming destination, with 1,200 slots, including Tarzan, Betty Boop and The Hangover. The 75,000-square-foot plus casino offers 34 live tables games, including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold em Bonus Poker, Blackjack Switch and Spanish 21. Seminole Casino Immokalee participates in the Seminole Players Club Wild Card Rewards Program whereby players earn and redeem points at all Seminole Casinos in Florida. Dining options include 1st Street Deli, Southwest Floridas only authentic New York-style delicatessen. This award-winning restaurant is open 24 hours. The EE-TO-LEET-KE (The Camp) Grill serves up its signature authentic Seminole fry bread and made-from-scratch favorites. The Zig Zag lounge, home of the Zig Zag Girlz, is where the party never ends with nightly live entertainment and no last call. TVs throughout the Zig Zag bar air sporting events and other entertainment. A 10,000-square-foot Event Pavilion seating up to 800 guests is for large entertainment events, such as concerts, weddings, banquets, company outings and privately-held dances. The casino has 1,800 parking spaces. Located at 506 South 1 Street in Immokalee. Seminole Casino Immokalee is easily accessible to all of Southwest Florida via I-75, and Southwest Florida International Airport is only a 45-minute drive from the casino. Located between Miami and Naples, north of Alligator Alley on Highway 846, its ve blocks south of Highway 29. Approximately 30 minutes from Naples and Fort Myers, the casino is a 90-minute drive from Miami and Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call toll-free (800) 218-0007 or visit www. seminoleimmokaleecasino.com or www. facebook.com/seminoleimmokalee. James Boukhalfa named executive chef for Seminole Casino Immokalee WASHINGTON The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is announcing today the SBA Veteran Pledge Initiative, a commitment by its top national, regional and community lenders to collectively increase their lending activity to veterans by ve percent per year for the next ve years. Often times, veterans face challenges in raising capital or have trouble receiving a conventional loan. With the support of SBAs top 20 national lending partners, and approximately 100 additional regional and community lending partners across the United States, SBA expects to assist an additional 2,000 veterans obtain loans to start or expand small businesses by increasing lending by $475 million over the next ve years. This equals a ve percent increase above historic veteran lending activity by the SBA. The initiative also complements SBAs existing partnership with the National Association of Development Companies (NADCO) VetLoan Advantage strategic initiative that offers small business nancing discounts and training to veterans who own businesses or are interested in small business ownership. Veterans make up a large number of successful small business owners. Nine percent of small businesses are veteran-owned. These 2.45 million veteran-owned businesses employ more than 5 million individuals. In the private sector workforce, veterans are more likely than those with no active-duty military experience to be self-employed. According to the Florida Department of Veteran Affairs, more than 1.6 million veterans live and work here, said SBA South Florida District Director Francisco Pancho Marrero. In scal year 2012, the South Florida District approved 31 Patriot Express loans for $2,597,300. With 18 Patriot Express loans approved for $2,089,400 this scal year, we are well on our way to exceeding last years performance. This is a sign that veteran entrepreneurs are taking advantage of SBA resources to start and grow their own businesses and to create jobs. Administrator Mills is announcing the Initiative today at Ft. Bragg, NC, together with representatives of the SBA lending community from across the country, the U.S. Arm y and transitioning service members who have chosen to participate in SBAs Operation Boots to Business (B2B) Program, an initiative to train veterans and transitioning service members in business entrepreneurship. SBA currently engages veterans through its 68 local SBA district of ces, 15 Veterans Business Outreach Centers nationwide, and its partnership with 1,000 Small Business Development Centers and some 12,000 SCORE Counselors to Americas Small Businesses volunteers. Each year SBA helps more than 200,000 veterans, service-disabled veterans and reservists. To learn more about additional opportunities for veterans available through the SBA, please visit the website at www.sba.gov/veterans SBA announces new initiative with top lenders to help veterans Submitted photoJames Boukhalfa is the new chef at the casino.
HERES 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 email@example.com for more info 5 Immokalee Bulletin May 30, 2013 NAPLES, Fla. (May 23, 2013) The Immokalee Foundation, dedicated to building pathways to success for the children of Immokalee through programs focused on education, vocation and life skills, recently announced the installation of the 2013-2014 board of directors. We are honored by the continued dedication of The Immokalee Foundation board of directors, said Liz Allbritten, TIFs executive director. The TIF team, board and staff, look forward to providing life-changing opportunities for the children of Immokalee. Board members at large are Don Gunther, chair; Alison Douglas, secretary; Charles Campbell, treasurer; James Bailey; Robert Blake Gable; David Call; John Costigan; Harry Debes; John Henry; Cynthia Janssen; Kevin Johnson; Lisa Merritt; Peter Negri; Louise Penta; Robert Tarter; and Joe Zednik. TIF newest board members are Michael Benson, Dennis Hansch and Pablo X. Veintimilla. Board emeritus members are George Franks, W.R. Skip Hildebrand, Will Larson, Malcolm McDonald, Don ONeill, Peggy Redlinger, Dick Stonesifer and Tom Weyl. The Immokalee Foundation has a range of programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and postsecondary training, mentoring and tutoring, and opportunities for broadening experiences, life skills development and economic independence. To learn more about TIF, the Charity Classic Celebration, volunteering as a mentor or for additional information, call 239-430-9122 or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org. The Immokalee Foundation focuses board of directors The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce moved into its new of ce space months and months ago. They are displaying an Informational Board for all local businesses with their business cards. All of the cards are being taken for informational purposes very fast so the chamber would like for you to send some more cards or drop them at the of ce located at 1390 North 15th Street, Suite #200 in Immokalee. The chamber is also in the process of re-designing the local map of the Immokalee area. They would like to know if you are interested in advertising your business on the new edition of the Immokalee map when plans are completed. Please call 239-657-3237 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.Chamber Information The Board of County Commissioners, at its meeting on May 14, 2013, adopted changes to the Collier County Animal Control Ordinance. The new Animal Control Ordinance re ects a consensus of changes following a vibrant public dialogue with citizens, members of the Domestic Animal Services (DAS) Advisory Board, and direction from the Board of County Commissioners. These changes will allow DAS to have a greater scope of enforcement among animal-related businesses and organizations, including breeders. Other changes will further support DAS in maintaining a safe and healthy community for both humans and animals. Changes to the ordinance will: 1. Strengthen existing provisions that allow for permitting of kennels and pet shops (rede ned as animal-related businesses and animal-related organizations); 2. Introduce de nitions for commercial breeder and non-commercial breeder and add them to the permitting process; 3. Provide for a stand-alone document that will de ne standards of care to be met by permitted animal-related businesses, animal-related organizations, and breeders; 4. Mirror state statute with respect to animal cruelty, abuse and neglect and for de nitions and processes regarding dangerous dogs; 5. Allow of cer discretion and multiple warnings for violations of a nuisance type, such as the failure to license or vaccinate, running at large, barking, and sanitary nuisance; 6. Not allow of cer discretion for violations constituting cruelty, neglect, and abuse; 7. Introduce a schedule to ensure consistency in issuance of penalties; 8. Allow some persons who are cited to take a responsible pet ownership class; and 9. Allow the county to advance uncollected citations to county court. A responsible pet ownership class will be available to certain ordinance offenders. Public education is the bedrock of a community of responsible pet owners, DAS Director Amanda Townsend said. If we can increase the number of responsible pet owners in the community, we will then see a decrease in the number of offenses and surrendered and stray pets, added Townsend. The adopted changes to the Animal Control Ordinance will be implemented over the next several months, as new programs such as the responsible pet ownership class and Standards of Care for businesses, organizations, and breeders are developed. DAS will publicize each change as it is instituted to ensure the public understands all new opportunities and expectations. For more information about the changes to the Animal Control Ordinance, contact Daniel Christenbury, Public Information Specialist, at (239) 252-6956 or (239) 252-7387 (PETS). Board of County Commissioners adopts new animal ordinance Alison Douglas Chuck Campbell
Employment Full TimeHOUSE CLEANING Experienced full time house cleaners attention to detail, highly motivated, energetic self starter for a fast pace job. Serious inquires only. No drama. Leave message at 239-353-0557 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 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look 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. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. 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 Houses RentCollier County Housing Authority NOW AVAILABLE AFFORDABLE 1, 2, 3, & 4 bedroom units.Seeking individuals, families, seniors and non farm workers may apply, rent starts as low as $435.Please call us TODAY at 239.657.3649 Farm Worker Village invites you to come home. Available now 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom rental homes, starting as low as $425 per month. You may qualify for Rental assistance. Please Call us at: 239-657-3649 or stop by at 1800 Farm Worker Way. Houses RentLEHIGH Duplex, 3br./2ba. Mirror Lakes area. Near SR 82. Lawn care incld. ex cond., carport $650 mo. plus sec. 239-369-9567. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Houses Rent The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Public NoticeRCMA School Board Meeting Notice for Immokalee Community School The RCMA School Board Meeting will take place on Monday, June 10, 2013. The meeting will be held at the RCMA Leadership Academy, 18236 So.US Hwy 301, Wimauma, FL. The School Board Meeting begins at 12:30 PM and is open to the public. Questions or concerns, please call Judy Brill at (239) 658-3560, ext. 242. 443953 IB 5/30/2013 Business & Service Directory AUCTION Mobile Homes for Rent (239) 633-1864 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 Ofce: (863) 675-704 5 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 Place Your Ad Online, From the Comfort of Your Home! 6 Immokalee Bulletin May 30, 2013 newszap.com Free Speech Free AdsYour community directory is a click away! READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful!
7 Immokalee Bulletin May 30, 2013 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. Collier County students to be released early three days Cancer patients are invited to come to the American Cancer Society Reach to Recovery Project Center for wigs, prosthetics, scarves and pillows small items that can make a big difference. The Resource Center also provides educational material in English and Spanish Reach to Recovery Coordinator Ana Maria McCawley inivtes interested persons to volunteer at the site, Volunteers will be trained to help patients. Donate a little of your time to work with Ana Maria in the Reach to Recovery Project. Volunteers have a flexible schedule and training is provided by the American Cancer Society. The site is located at 550 New Market Road. Please call 1-800-ACS-2345 24/7or 239-261-0337 in Naples for information. Volunteer for ACS Collier: If we could take a pill that would improve our mood, help control our weight, make us feel more energetic, ght chronic disease, help us sleep and improve our sex lives, would we take it? Most of us would be scrambling to be rst in line! The great news, however is we all have the magic bullet at our nger tips... Exercise!! Physical activity is essential for mental and physical well-being. Exercise mobilizes blood sugar and fats to be used as energy w hich helps us lose and maintain a healthy w eight. Exercise increases energy levels and increases serotonin in the brain, which leads to improved mental clarity, according to researchers at the Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas. Ninety percent of calories are burned in muscle hence, anytime we can build and maintain muscle, we increase our metabolism. To help build muscle mass, weight train or do resistance exercises. If we are not a regular exerciser, by the time we are 65, w e may experience as much as an 80% decrease in muscle strength. It is recommended we try to exercise for one hour daily. For many, this may seem overwhelming, but by using some creativity, we can get the most out of our time: If you don't have time for a full workout, try to squeeze shorter spurts of exercise in throughout the day. Take the stairs instead of elevators and escalators. Find a buddy and/ or exercise as a family. Revamp your rituals. Your weekly matinee with the kids or a friend, can be reborn as your weekly walk, bike ride or swim. Drive less; walk and bike more! When you do drive, park in the far row in the parking lot or even a few blocks away and walk. Start your "Make an Impact with One Hour a Day" challenge today! To track your progress, go to www.95210.org/Collier. "1" or the recommendation to get an hour of exercise daily, is part of the "9-5-21-0 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 of 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. Make an impact w ith one hour a day!
8 Immokalee Bulletin May 30, 2013 Submitted photoForging a path to successSharon Howard and Reginald Howard, participant recently received a micro loan from Metro Broward. Metro Broward is a not-for-pro t center that lends money to small businesses. This last month, along with the Howards, two of our other businesses also received micro loans from Florida Community Bank and ACION to expand their business. When these businesses enrolled in the program, they couldn't obtain a loan for their businesses. However, while in the program, working on their credit, developing a business plan, and attending some nancial wellness workshops for their businesses, they were able to sit in an interview with a nancial person. At the end of the day, they were able to convince the bank that their business was solid enough for them to make an investment. The program will continue monitoring these businesses to make sure that they are keeping up with payments and working hard on their businesses. The IBDC will soon become an independent not-for-pro t entity. enabling the program to apply for an increased range of grant funding thereby, allowing the agency to increase its positive impact on the Immokalee business community. Pictured from left: Immokalee Business Development Center Manager Marie Capita, Immokalee entrepreneurs Sharon and Reginald Howard, and Michael Carn from Metro Broward. by Richard Rice, Manny Touron, Brian SampsonFrom one generation to the next; weve all heard about the Baby Boom generation, the X-Generation, and maybe one or two others. And now Immokalee will be looking forward to the iGeneration. Thats the name given to the new charter school, better known as an Empowerment A cademy, which is planned for the corner of Lake Trafford Drive and N 15th Street (SR 29), having partnered with the First Baptist Church, as Manny Touron and Brian Sampson gave Rotarians an insight to this now y ear-old project. Manny, a well-known and well-liked educator of Immokalee children, said he became aware of the school when he met Brian Sampson a little over a year ago. He introduced Brian to Irma Miller, a fellow educator, and things really began happening, w ith both Miller and Touron becoming part of this exciting educational opportunity. What really caught my attention is that this learning process blends high-tech learning with face-to-face instruction, allowing students and teachers to optimize education on an individual level, said Touron. Students are able to move at their own pace in highly collaborative environments while teachers proactively respond to their individual challenges and strengths. Mr. Sampson said one unique thing about iGeneration is that it performs like a private school, but is tuition-free like the public schools. More importantly, he said, our system goes a step further in that we do not expect all children to perform at the same level, or at the same time. We can take student A who is good in, lets say, math to proceed at his or her pace, while allowing the teacher to work with student B, not so pro cient in math, at his or her level. Students at the iGeneration Empowerment Academy will receive the personal attention and technological resources you would expect from a private school, said Solomon. However, as a charter school, the iGeneration Empowerment Academy is funded by the public school system and does not charge tuition, he added. We are a free charter school where every child gets an iPad, Solomon said, and we hope to open with two-sessions, a morning and an afternoon, he said. Miller, whose title is Campus Coordinator, rather than Principal, is currently on site to answer questions and handle enrollment, as we de nitely want to be in a position to open with 200-300 students this fall, and grow to our anticipated goal of 600 students in short order, Touron added. Insight given to Rotary on charter school