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The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season of cially begins on June 1 and ends on November 30, 2013. Over the last 50 years, our coastal community has enjoyed many hurricane-free seasons. But in 1960 Hurricane Donna, a strong Category 3 hurricane, swept up the county's coast from Everglades City to Bonita Beach causing substantial storm surge ooding along the entire coastline. In 2005, Category 3 Hurricane Wilma made landfall just south of Marco Island causing more than $1.2 billion in property damage in unincorporated Collier County. Hurricane hazards come in many forms, including storm surge, heavy rainfall, inland ooding, high winds, tornadoes, and rip currents. It is essential that your family be ready before a storm approaches, and that you have a 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit prepared. Remember, the rst 72 are up to you! Every home should have a 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit. Prepare a minimum three-day (72 hour) supply for each person don't forget the pets. Although hurricanes are our focus at this time of the year, other events could require evacuation. Brush res, hazardous material spills, oods, and tornados all have the potential to disrupt our daily activities. At the minimum, your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit should contain the following. Food at least enough for three days for every person Water at least one gallon per day per person (three gallons per person for a three da y supply) Blankets/Pillows Cash Cell Phone Car Chargers Clothing seasonal/rain gear/sturdy shoes First Aid Kit (including medicines and prescription drugs) Flashlight/Batteries Keys extra set of home and car keys Mosquito Spray Radio Battery operated and NOAA weather radio Special Items for babies and the elderly Hurricane season has of cially begun 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 06/30/13. xxxday, xxx xx, 20xx V ol. xx No. xxx See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Thursday, June 6, 2013 V ol. 46 No. 23 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin Since last summer the Community Redevelopment Association (CRA) has been doing business from the expansive of ces of the old Collier building on 15th Street. At the time, the move made sense because the organization was so cramped for space. Also, the Immokalee Business Developmeht Center IMMBI w as under its umbrella. As IMMBIZZ expands and becomes its own nonpro t agency, the CRA w ill not need as much space. So the move to the One Stop Center makes sense. It will be a great cost saving measure. Recently the county commissioners approved the move to the Southwest Florida W orkforce Center, also known as the One Stop Center next month. The One Stop Center is located at 750 South Fifth Street Brad Muckel said the actual moving date has not been settled y et. Mr. Muckel noted that the CRA is continuing its mission. In August the First Street Plaza will go under construction. CRA movingSee CRA — Page 2 Submitted photosFamily LiteracyThe Jump Start Family Literacy Academy of Immokalee Moms Graduation May 23: Right: 1st row: Hilda Navarez, Leyda Garcia; 2nd row: Anallely Castro, Irma Lopez, Loida Morales, Yolanda Valadez, Irma Vega; 3rd row: Lilia Perez, Vitalina Tercero, Maria Navarro, Maria Valentin, Lucia Rios, Elbia Martinez; 4t h row: Juana Franco, Sara Garcia, Sabina Sandoval, Esperanza Frias, Instructor: Tom Siemianowski. Left are the 10th Annual Preschool Graduation May 23: 1st row: Alvin Vasquez, Isai Arreguin, Alexis Guzman, Saphira Ochoa, Amy Arreguin, Zenaida Lopez; 2nd row: Adrian Sandoval, Erick Hernandez, Leonel Salazar, Daniel Ayala, Angel Jimenez, (not pictured: Jessica Aguayo); 3rd row: Instructors: Eime Mendoza, Maria Segura, Mary Ann Rodriguez, Andrea Alvarez, (not pictured: Angelica Martinez). Please be aware that the grades listed in last week's story on iGneration, the new charter school to open in Immokalee this fall, were incorrect. iGenerations is open to students from grades 6-12 only. Open enrollment continues through the summer on Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. To make a special appointment, please call Campus Coordinator Irma Miller at 239304-1221. iGeneration Charter School informationSee Hurricane — 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 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. By Maribel De ArmasSchool is out and summer is of cially underway as of just a few days ago. On Tuesday, the last day of school, smiling children said their "see ya laters" to friends and teachers, cleaned out their desks or lockers, and left school excited about what summer might bring. For some, summer may include a family trip, summer camps, or helping mom and dad around the house. Our high school teens may have summer jobs or may be taking summer classes. Whatever the plans are, learning shouldn't have to stop just because the school bell isn't ringing. Research tells us that on average a child may lose between 18 to 22% of knowledge during summer break, and this increases to a possible 30 percent loss for an English Language Learner. Keeping up with learning during the summer is critical to curb this loss of knowledge. Mom and dadthere's a lot you can do to keep y our child's brain active this summer, and in turn, also reduce idle boredom. Start by visiting the school district website at www.collierschools.com and click on the "Summer 2013 Information" icon link in the "What's New" section on the right side of the page. A mong the many great resources you'll nd there, we have summer reading lists available with book suggestions for all grade levels. Make reading a part of every day and incorporate writing into the mix. Have your kids pick up a pen or pencil and some paper to write a good old fashioned letter to a friend, pen pal, or family member. Put a stamp on it, send it on its way, and watch as they await a response with excited anticipation. And don't forget about math and science! ano Have your children help in the kitchen with family recipes. Have them help measure ingredients, count the number of eggs a cake might need, and witness how things mix well together. Show them how to use a calendar by entering an important date in the future maybe it's a family vacation and have them count down the days. Engaging children in the things you and I as adults do every day as second nature, from writing checks to making grocery lists to cooking dinner, will not only keep them active, but will add knowledge to their developing brains. And certainly, physical activity is also important. Take your kids to a neighborhood park or take a family bike ride take in our beautiful Florida summer weather. Whatever your plans are for the summer, make sure you take time to enjoy having your children home from school. This is our last Students First column of the 2012-2013 school year. Our weekly columns will resume in early August, a couple of weeks before the new academic year (2013-2014) begins on Monday, August 19th. For now, I hope you have a wonderful summer! Students First Other projects include desgning sidewalks and drainage for Collier Ave. and Immokalee Drive as well as sidewalks for Carson Road. Marie Capita, Director of the Immokalee Business Development Center, said her organization will be dissolved on Dec. 31 and become a nonpro t. She said it will be known as IMBiz. The name change will help set up the nonpro t as less identi ed with only Immokalee. She said the organzation is striving to help a larger are including Golden Gate. She said the nonpro t, under the name IMBiz, will be headquartered at Hodges University in Immokalee eventually. When the CRA moves next month, she is hopeful IMBiz will be moving over to Hodges at that time. CRAContinued From Page 1 Toiletries (hygiene items/moisture wipes) Toys (books and games) Tools keep a set with you during the storm Important Documents (in a waterproof container) insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc. Pet care items proper identi cation/immunization records/medications ample supply of food and water a carrier or cage muzzle and leash Vehicle fuel tanks lled Gather important documents (birth certi cates, insurance policies, health records, mortgages, deeds, titles, nancial documents) in one place, ready to take with you. Any documents you may need after a storm or ood should be gathered now and kept in a protected place. Go to http://www.colliergov.net/FTP/allhazards/entry.htm to view the Collier Count y online edition of the All Hazards Guide for 2013. HurricaneContinued From Page 1 TALLAHASSEE For the start of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season on June 1, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) urges all Floridians to "Know Your Zone." Knowing your evacuation, storm surge, and ood zone is an important step to ensuring you and your family are prepared for a hurricane. "Knowing your evacuation zone, and how storm surge or ooding may affect you is an important part of preparing for hurricane season," said FDEM Director Bryan W. Koon. "When you plan for and mitigate these hazards, you can lessen the impact a storm may have on you and your family." Evacuation zones are designated by local emergency management agencies, and give guidance on when certain areas should or are required to evacuate prior to a hurricane making landfall. It is important that residents of coastal counties know their evacuation zone, as well as the route they should take should they need to evacuate. Storm surge zones and ood zones show of cials and residents how certain amounts of storm surge or ood waters may affect coastal or low-lying areas. Storm surge is extreme coastal ooding that can penetrate several miles inland. Storm surge and ooding are two of the most dangerous impacts of a tropical system and all Floridians should be prepared for possible effects to themselves and their communities. Floridians can nd their local evacuation, storm surge and ood maps on the public mapping page of oridadisaster.org. Maps are also available via the Division's geospatial mapping tool, GATOR, at oridadisaster. org/GATOR. The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1November 30. For more information on the Florida Division of Emergency Management and to GET A PLAN!, visit www. FloridaDisaster.org. Follow us on Twitter at @FLSERT and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/FloridaSERT and www.Facebook. com/KidsGetAPlan. Know your zone this hurricane season TALLAHASSEEThe Florida Board of Dentistry has launched an updated, interactive website to improve communication between Board members and those they serve. In addition, the website is designed to enhance transparency, provide better public service to constituents, and increase the accessibility of services. The site contains valuable resources for dentists and dental hygienists, including the ability to apply for, renew or verify a license. New features encourage public feedback, affording constituents the opportunity to le complaints. "We understand the importance of sharing information with the citizens we serve, and we are committed to providing this as a resource," said Chairman Daniel Gesek, D.M.D. "The new website offers clear and direct access to information about the Florid a Board of Dentistry." The new Board of Dentistry website is the third Florida health care practitioner board website to undergo a redesign, following the Boards of Medicine and Nursing. For more information, please visit www. oridasdentistry.gov. To complement this new website, a Twitter account (@FLDentalBoard) was also established. BoD launches new interacitve website


Collier County Public Schools’ (CCPS) Nutrition Services Department will begin its Summer Food Service Program in a couple of weeks at locations throughout the district. Free, nutritionally balanced, hot meals (breakfast and lunch) will be available to all children 18 years old and younger at the following sites: Monday thru Thursday (4 days per week) (the following sites will open Monday, June 17, and will close Thursday, July 25)  Lake Trafford Elementary – 3500 Lake Trafford Road, in Immokalee (377-7300) Monday thru Friday (5 days per week) (the following sites will open Monday, June 10, and will close Friday, August 2)  Immokalee High – 701 Immokalee Drive, in Immokalee (377-1800)  Immokalee Middle – 401 9th Street South (377-4200) Monday thru Friday (5 days per week) (the following site will open Monday, June 10, and will close Friday, July 26)  Pinecrest Elementary – 313 9th Street South, in Immokalee (377-8000) The CCPS Summer Food Service Program locations are limited to geographical areas of need where at least 50% of the children are classi ed as being economically needy because they qualify for free or reduced-price meals during the school year. The program is open to all children under the age of 18 whether enrolled in a summer school or not, and regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin. Be sure to call the site in advance and ask for serving times. Additionally, Meals of Hope will be available at each of the 14 CCPS Summer Food Program sites, offering free meals for children, and the adults who are with them, to take home to their families. The Harry Chapin Food Bank will also provide assistance Immokalee Community School was partially evacuated Friday morning, May 31, as the Collier County Sheriff’s Of ce investigated what turned out to be a hollow grenade under a car. Classrooms and of ces in the south wing of the three-story, L-shaped charter school w ere evacuated to the other wing for an hour and 40 minutes. Nothing exploded and nobody was injured. Karie Partington, Public Affairs Manager for the Sheriff’s Of ce, said the suspicious object was a harmless military training grenade that had been hollowed out. Deputies and a bomb-snif ng dog swept the rest of the parking lot and found nothing suspicious, Partington said. “We’re fortunate that it was a non-event,” she said. The 13-year-old school – at 123 N. Fourth St. in Immokalee – educates 240 low-income students in grades K-6. The school building also houses several departments of Redlands Christian Migrant Association, which owns and operates the charter school. The headquarters of RCMA is at the other end of the same block on West Main Street in Immokalee. The grenade alert occurred as 28 sixthgraders and more than 50 family members had gathered for ceremonies celebrating their graduation from the school. The event had been planned for the school’s plaza, next to the parking lot; it was moved to a classroom. Possibly Pregnant? We can help RABIES $10 € PARVO $12 € Half Price Boarding €Partners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available.SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441IMMOKALEE MOBILE UNIT CLINICNext to the McDonalds € Immokalee € 863-675-2441CLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINICat McDonalds € Clewiston € 863-675-2441Disclaimer: 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. LOWEST PRICE EVERYDAY! 3 Immokalee Bulletin June 6, 2013 Miguel R. Anzualda, 92 IMMOKALEE — Miguel R. Anzualda, left us to join his wife Genoveva G. Anzualda (+) in heaven on May 19, 2013. He was born in Falfurias, Texas on J une 15, 1920, he moved to Immokalee, Florida in the early 1950’s and became a Farmworker Crew Leader. He w as the last of the A nzualda’s second generation. He had ve daughters and nine sons, Gloria A. Mora (Agustin), Delio Anzualda, Julio Anzualda (Loraine), Olga Anzualda (+),Miguel Anzualda Jr., Raul Anzualda (Norma), Irma A. Ratliff, David Anzualda, Ruben Anzualda (Oralia), Victoriano Anzualda (Gloria), Nelda Anzualda, Noel Anzualda, Roberto Anzualda, Asusena A. Longoria (Sergio); total Grand Children (60); total great-grandchildren (100); total great-great-grand children (12) He resided at Citrus Gardens Nursing Home from 2007-2013. Viewing was held at Sanders Hall Thursday May 23, 2013 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A Church Service was held at Nuestra Seora de Guadalupe Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. on Friday May 24, 2013. Miguel’s nal resting place is at Lake Trafford Memorial Gardens. Funeral Arrangements had been taken care of at Fort Myers Mortuary Services. Obituaries Grenade scare disrupts classes at charter school Three Immokalee residents were transported to Lee Memorial Hospital in serious condition June 1 after a collision on SR 82, about 2.1 miles east of CR 850. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, Gabino Soliz III, 36, was driving a 2011 Chrysler 200 westbound on SR 82 at 3:15 p.m. that day when he lost control of his vehicle on the wet road in a heavy rainstorm. He traveled into the eastbound lane, directly into the path of a 2011 GMC Sierra Denali, driven by 20-year-old Daniel A. Futch. The Futch vehicle struck the Soliz vehicle in the right front corner with its front. A secondary collision followed as the left rear side of the Futch vehicle struck the right rear corner of the Chrysler. Mr. Soliz and his passenger, Anita Isabel Garrcia, 29, were both ejected. Mr. Soliz was charged with failing to use due caution special hazards (wet road). Three Immokaleeans in serious conditionSee Meals — Page 7 Collier County Schools offer hot meals over summer


4 Immokalee Bulletin June 6, 2013 Submitted photoProud and happy Immokalee Child Care Center graduates. Chamber of Commerce informationThe 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 ecoc@comcast.com if you are interested. Collier The Tobacco-Free Collier Partnership recognized May 31 as World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), an international day of action in response to the worldwide tobacco epidemic. Across the state, the Florida Department of Health's Tobacco Free Florida campaign, youth activists, and community supporters shed light on the tobacco industry's continued efforts to target youth and y oung adults. In its 26th year of observance, the World Health Organization (WHO) selected "Ban Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship" as the 2013 theme of World No Tobacco Day. This observance targets the tobacco industry's evolving marketing practices, which respond to successful tobacco control initiatives and reduced rates of cigarette use by revamping their strategies and product selection. Though certain forms of tobacco marketing have been restricted over the years, tobacco companies increasingly focus their efforts and dollars on promoting cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and other tobacco products in the retail environment, spending $7.3 billion[1] in the United States in 2010 on strategies that facilitated retail sales.[2] The Tobacco-Free Collier Partnership addresses tobacco advertising and promotion, w orking at the local level and focusing on retail environments that target youth. The following are efforts to prevent youth tobacco use: In June 2011 Gov. Rick Scott signed a law amending the Florida Clean Indoor Air A ct, giving school boards the authority to designate all district property as tobacco free. Currently, the use or possession of tobacco products, included but not limited to electronic, disposable, or arti cial cigarettes, lighters or matches is prohibited on all school properties 24 hours per day every day of the calendar year. This policy applies to all Collier County School District owned properties. Collier County, City of Naples, Everglades City, and City of Marco Island have passed resolutions urging local vendors to cease the sale and marketing of all candy avored tobacco products, which are widely considered to be starter products. County advocates are working to encourage and assist multi-unit housing properties to go smoke-free, not only protecting Floridians from toxic secondhand smoke, but de-normalizing tobacco use. The Tobacco Control Program is partnering with local businesses and agencies to develop tobacco-free workplace policies that include employer based cessation coverage. Reducing absenteeism rates and excess medical expenses through the development of tobacco-free policies can increase employee productivity and employers' bottom line. Additionally, 20 Florida colleges and universities, including Edison State College have taken the bold step to enact 100 percent smoke-free campus policies.[iii] "Numerous tobacco industry documents show that the tobacco companies perceive y outh as an important target," said Tobacco Free Florida Bureau Chief Shannon Hughes. "Years after those documents were made public, the tobacco companies continue to develop products and marketing campaigns aimed at young people. While their tactics may change, the consequences remain the same: addiction, disease, and premature death." In the U.S., nearly 9 out of 10 smokers start by age 18.[iv] Two out of 3 youth visit a convenience store at least once a week. [v] Studies show that teens are much more likely than adults to be in uenced by promotional pieces in these stores.[vi] Despite these numbers, substantial progress has been made in Florida and the state is committed to continued efforts. Since Tobacco Free Florida launched in 2007, there are 70,000 fewer youth who smoke cigarettes. [vii] Florida's high school smoking rate, currently at 10.1 percent, is below the national average. World No Tobacco Day is the World Health Organization's annual effort to inform the international community about the dangers of tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, how WHO is ghting the tobacco epidemic, and how people around the world can claim their right to health and protect future generations. In recent years, WHO has leveraged WNTD to highlight its Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), the global tobacco control treaty that outlines provisions regarding reduced demand and supply of tobacco products.[viii] ABOUT TOBACCO FREE FLORIDA Tobacco Free Florida is a statewide cessation and prevention campaign funded by Florida's tobacco settlement fund. Tobacco Free Florida is managed by the Florida Department of Health, speci cally the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida. Smokers and smokeless tobacco users interested in quitting are encouraged to call the Florida Quitline at 1-877-U-CAN-NOW to speak with a Quit Coach. To learn about Tobacco Free Florida and the state's free quit smoking resources, visit www.tobaccofree orida.com or follow the campaign on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TobaccoFreeFlorida or Twitter at www.twitter.com/ tobaccofree a. ABOUT THE TOBACCO-FREE COLLIER PARTNERSHIP The Tobacco-Free Collier Partnership is comprised of agencies representing many different sectors of the community including hospitals, non-pro t organizations, governmental agencies, medical clinics, educational institutions and community leadership groups committed to making tobacco less desirable, acceptable, and accessible. Efforts to ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship


Collier – June is Home Safety Month and in an effort to encourage the community to take action to increase the safety of their homes, the Florida Department of Health in Collier County & the Tobacco-Free Collier Partnership recommends residents, managers and owners of local apartments and condominiums to go smoke-free. Secondhand smoke can leak from windows, doors, balconies, air ducts and ventilation systems escaping into adjacent units and common areas, thereby affecting neighboring residents. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, there is no safe level of secondhand smoke exposure. In addition, smoking is the number one cause of home re deaths in the United States. “Home safety includes many different actions people can take to make their home safer. One example that is highly encouraged is the creation of tobacco-free policies in apartments and condos in Collier County. Exposure to secondhand smoke can be especially dangerous to the elderly, the young and even pets” says Rachel Brandhorst, Senior Health Educator for the Florida Department of Health in Collier County. “Up to 60% of the air in apartment buildings may be re-circulated throughout the entire building; the only way to avoid the health hazards of secondhand smoke is to live in a 100% nonsmoking building”, added Brandhorst. According to the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report, secondhand smoke is a concerning risk factor in numerous chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, heart disease and multiple types of cancer. Secondhand smoke contains 7,000 chemicals including hundreds that are toxic and 70 that can cause cancer. Nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke at home or work increase their heart disease risk by 25– 30%. Secondhand smoke exposure causes an estimated 46,000 heart disease deaths annually among adult nonsmokers in the United States. In Collier County, 16.7 percent of adults currently smoke (2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System). A 2012 memo from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development strongly encourages Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) to implement smoke-free policies in some or all of their public housing units. Currently, there are over 520 apartment communities in Florida that have adopted tobacco-free policies. The Florida Department of Health in Collier County partners with local communities to provide free resources, materials and technical assistance to help develop and implement tobacco-free policies. Tools such as model lease language, tobacco cessation materials, tobacco-free signage and tenant letters are available at no cost to the owner. For more information on smoke-free housing or the Tobacco-Free Collier Partnership, please contact Rachel Brandhorst at 239-252-6852. Tobacco Free Florida offers three ways to quit:  CALL: Call the Florida Quitline at 1-877U-CAN-NOW to speak with a Quit Coach who will help you assess your addiction and help you create a personalized quit plan.  CLICK: Enroll in the Web Coach, which will help you create your own webbased quit plan that’s right for you, visit https://www.quitnow.net/ orida.  COME IN: Sign up for Quit Smoking Now group classes at your local Area Health Education Center (AHEC) by calling (877) 688-9591. Smoke-free housing encouraged for HSM florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! HERE’S MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. Put your card in this space for six weeks for Only $90! Call us at 239-657-6000 or e-mail cbadsales@newszap.com for more info 5 Immokalee Bulletin June 6, 2013 Submitted photoWoman Hits Jackpot on IGT’S Wheel of FortuneOn May 26, Clarice S. of Fort Myers, was enjoying a night at Seminole Casino Immokalee when she suddenly hit a big jackpot. She won $132,675.18 on a 25-cent Wheel of Fortune wide area progressive machine manufactured by International Gaming Technology. Additionally, three other players won jackpots this month. Francis L. won $58,005 on the Sizzling 7’s Double Jackpot. Lori T. won $52,085 on the Blazing 7’s Retro. Dorothy H. won $62,500 on the Double Diamond. Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) will be offering the following summer programs for eligible CCPS students: Summer Elementary Intersession 2nd and 3rd grade students who are struggling with reading may be eligible. The program will operate from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, beginning on Monday, June 17th and running through Thursday, July 25th. Middle School Course Recovery 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who have failed one or more core courses may be eligible. The program will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, beginning on Monday, June 17th and running through Thursday, July 25th. A lgebra 1 EOC Preparation Students who have failed the Algebra 1 End-of-Course (EOC) Exam may be eligible. The program will be available either from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, beginning on Monday, July 15th and running through Thursday, July 25th. The Algebra EOC will be administered on July 29th and July 30th. Biology EOC Preparation Students who have failed the Biology End-of-Course (EOC) Exam may be eligible. The program will be available either from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, beginning on Wednesday, July 10th, and running through Tuesday, July 23th. The Biology EOC will be administered on July 24th and July 25th. Geometry EOC Preparation Students who have failed the Geometry End-of-Course (EOC) Exam may be eligible. The program will be available either from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, beginning on Monday, July 22nd, and running through Thursday, August 1st. The Geometry EOC will be administered on August 5th and August 6th. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for Elementary Intersession and Middle School Course Recovery. Transportation will also be provided for summer programs, as per State and local policy. Parents of eligible students will receive a letter from the school principal regarding the location of the summer program and registration procedures. To learn more, please contact your child’s school. CCPS Summer School programs announced


Employment Full Time MECHANICAL JOB FAIRFRIDAY, JUNE 21 AND SATURDAY, JUNE 22 Clewiston Holiday Inn 11:00 to 1:00Due to Promotions and Retirements, U.S. Sugar will have several openings for those with Mechanical Skills starting this August. If you have at least two years of Mechanical Experience with Plant Machinery or Heavy Farm Equipment, we may have the ideal position for you. There will also be opportunities for 6G Welders, Machinists and those seeking Railroad Positions. Southwest Florida Works will be present to help review potential candidates. If unable to attend or wishing to have your background sent immediately to the Hiring Manager, please do the one of the Following.EMAIL Jdooley@ussugar.comBrief Paragraph is Fine. Apply Online at www.ussugar.comClick Careers then Postings. United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held agribusiness rms. In addition to cane sugar, the Company owns a short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one of Florida’s foremost producers and processors of oranges and orange juice products. EOE HOUSE 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 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Employment Full TimeTEACHERS The Immokalee Child Care Center is looking for Teachers starting in the Month of August. Must have experience in Early Childhood (degree preferred) or C.D.A. Email resume to: ImmokaleeChild@ aol.com 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. 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! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. ApartmentsESPERANZA PLACE Affordable 2BR and 3BR Apartments, Energy ef cient appliances, washer/ dryer hook ups, spacious oor plans, community center on site with computer lab for resident use and classes. From access to Carl Kuehner Community Center educational and social programs. Must be farm or grove labor employed. Pay no more than 30% of your households adjusted monthly income for rent and utilities. Call Rental Of ce at 657-2009 Mon-Fri, 8:00AM-5:00PM 2693 Marianna Way, #308 (TDD 1-800-955-8771) Equal Housing Opportunity Provider & 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 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. LEHIGH Duplex, 3br./2ba. Mirror Lakes area. Near SR 82. Lawn care incld. ex cond., carport $650 mo. plus sec. 239-369-9567. Mobile HomeSaleDoublewide 3br, 2bath on 1/2 acre lot. $5,000 down. Bad credit accepted. Ready to move in within 2 weeks. Call Brittany 239-244-7025 Doublewide with porch 3br, 2bath on 1/2 acre lot. $7,000 down. Bad credit accepted. Ready to move in within 2 weeks. Call Brittany at 239-244-7025 or 863-675-8888 Houses Rent Mobile HomeSaleLakefront 1/2 acre, 3br, 2 bath doublewide. $6,500 down with your good credit. Ready to move in. Call Brittany at 239-244-7025 or 863-675-8888 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 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 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Business & Service Directory AUCTION1999 Dodge1B7HF16Z6XS2001821996 NissianJN1CA21D4TM408265 Time for a new car? Check out this auction onJune 17, 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 Reading a newspaper helps you get more out of life.No wonder newspaper readers have more fun! 6 Immokalee Bulletin June 6, 2013 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds


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. V ITA services at GuadalupeOn Saturday, June 8, from 10 am – 2 pm, Guadalupe Social Services will be providing services through the VITA program (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) again. We will provide help with amendments and applying for ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identi cation Number) for the years of 2010-2012. Please inform your clients. If you have any questions, you may contact us at (239) 6576242. 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. Scholarship deadline extendedThe application deadline for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program has been extended until June 14, 2013. If you or someone you know are interested in a scholarship opportunity and are majoring in an agriculture-related eld, please feel free to share the application(s) with any qualied students. The “new” applications for high school and college students are attached to this email and can be downloaded from our website at: http://www.outreach.usda.gov/ education/1890/index.htm. The extended deadline to submit the completed application, with an original signature, along with transcripts is June 14, 2013. Selected candidates will receive an ofcial response from the sponsoring USDA agency by June 28, 2013 and the mandatory orientation is tentatively scheduled for the end of July 2013. If you have any questions, please visit our website at: http://www.outreach.usda.gov/education/1890/index.htm or call 202-720-6350.High school conference at Ave MariaAll high school age youth from rising freshman to graduating seniors are invited to the 6th Annual Ave Maria University Youth Conference “BELIEVE” July 12-14, 2013. Join youth from all over the country for this dynamic, fun and faith lled weekend! The cost is only $150 and includes conference fee, lodging and meals, PLUS a t-shirt! Speakers include; Catholic Answers, Matt Fradd, Founder of All4Him Ministries, Mary Bielski, FOCUS and nationally known abstinence speaker and author, Pam Stenzel. The weekend will be hosted by Mike “Gomer” Gormely with music provided by Martin Doman and the Band. Register today by visiting www.avemariayouthconference.com, email conferences@avemaria.edu or call (239) 348-4725 for more information.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.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.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. 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 June 6, 2013 during the summer months in Immokalee and Everglades City. Please contact each of these organizations for details on their summer programs. To learn more about the CCPS Summer Food Program, please contact one of the locations listed above or the Nutrition Services Department at 377-0280. The Collier County Parks and Recreation Department will participate in the Summer Food Service Program beginning June 10 through August 2, 2013. There will be no meal service on July 4, 2013. Nutritionally balanced meals will be prov ided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All children 18 years and younger are eligible for meals at no charge, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. The program is approved only for geographical areas of need where 50 p ercent or more of the children qualify for free and reducedprice meals during the school year. In accordance with federal law, and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To le a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Of ce of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339, or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Summer feeding sites that are located at schools provide meals to all children in the immediate vicinity, in addition to those enrolled in summer school. The following sites will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program: Immokalee Community Park Highlands Elementary School For speci c serving times please call 239252-4064 or visit www.collierparks.com. 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8 Immokalee Bulletin June 6, 2013 Submitted photo/ Manny TouronThe Soccer Pit AcademyAbout 60 boys and girls have gathered at the Immokalee Middle School soccer eld for the last 6 weeks to learn some fundamentals of soccer. Most of these kids came from the RCMA Charter School and Pinecrest Elementary. Coach Damas, Coach Touron and several of the Soccer Pit players involved the kids with simple drills in passing, trapping, and striking the ball, as well as some of the fundamental rules of the game. The attendance was consistent throughout the six weeks which indicated that the kids enjoyed it. We had a terri c turnout from parents who now want more soccer for their children. Future plans will be to collaborate with the Sports Complex to start a recreational soccer league sometime in late October or early November. We will need parent volunteers to coach the kids so any interested parent should call Manny Touron at 239-877-7135. Parents we need you! Make the commitment! 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 w ill 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 w ill 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/Softbal 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 currently 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 you're 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 of 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: rolandito8@ me.com, Immokalee Little LeagueWilliam Trevino 239-324-3072, Parks and RecreationLeonor Montelongo 239-657-1951 Sport Shorts