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Operation Gratitude Test Drive Event AT LANGFORD FORDThis Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 13th through 15th. Help us support our Troops.See the Press Release in this paper, call 863-675-1686, go to langfordford.com, or check us out on Facebook for details. xxxday, xxx xx, 20xx V ol. xx No. xxx See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads NAPLES, Fla. Immokalee High School teacher Steve Becker will compete in a 12.5 mile open-water swim race Saturday, June 22, in the annual Florida Keys Community College Swim Around Key West. Becker is swimming in support of The Immokalee Foundation, the nonpro t dedicated to building pathways to success for the children of Immokalee through programs focused on education, vocation and life skills. Becker's goal is to raise $5,000 for the organization. This is Becker's fourth time participating in this strenuous event, "Each time I swim in Key West, my times have steadily improved. This year I hope to break ve hours again. A swim race of this magnitude demands a strict training schedule, which includes approximately a two-mile swim daily in a pool and a ve-mile open-water swim in the Gulf of Mexico on the weekends." Becker's commitment to The Immokalee Foundation is much more than a 12.5 mile swim. His involvement spans several years. He is deeply dedicated to TIF's career development program that helps students re ne academic skills, guides them through a process of career goal setting and increases their knowledge of career opportunities. The program also infuses innovative ideas to attract students who seek alternative choices in their education. Becker is also a mentor for The Immokalee Foundation's Take Stock in Children program where he is paired with a student who pledges to earn good grades, exhibit good behavior and meet weekly with their mentor. Students ful lling the pledge are awarded with a full college scholarship upon high school graduation. The mentor's role is to motivate the student to reach his or her potential and the assurance of a college education. Becker has committed to meet with his student weekly for about 45 minTeacher to swim around Key West Thursday, June 13, 2013 V ol. 46 No. 24 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads A CS provides opportunitiesAmerican Cancer Society at V itas Healthcare 550 New Market Road E, Immokalee is open for cancer patients in Immokalee and surrounding areas the fourth Tuesday of every month or by appointment from 10 a.m.noon. The center offers wigs, bras, scarves, hats and turbans. For more information call 1-800-227-2345 or 239-2610337. This service is free V olunteer for ACSThe American Cancer Society is looking for reliable volunteers willing to work for two hours a month at the Immokalee Cancer Resource Center. Training will be provided. If you are interested, please call the American Cancer society naples of ce at 239-261-0337 or Ana McCawley at 239-514-1914 Make a difference in helping cancer patients in your community!Look Good, Feel Better"Look GoodFeel Better" 2013 W orkshops are offered Tuesdays in Immokalee 10 a.mNoon, August 27 and November 26. To register and for more information call 1-800-227-2345 or 239-261-0337. Make up kit is provided. This service is free. American Cancer Society at Vitas Healthcare Corp., 550 New Market Road E, Immokalee. Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantImmokalee teacher Steve Becker by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce had a packed agenda at its June 5 breakfast meeting, at Roma in Havana Restaurant. It was its last meeting until August. John Doramus Goodwill of Southwest Florida spoke of Goodwill's global presence and impact, before narrowing his focus to the local Immokalee level. He proudly noted the improvements at Roberts Center, which was renovated through a grant, and the Goodwill store, located at 400 N. 15th Street in Immokalee. Mr. Doramus went into some detail about the organization's subsidized housing for the disabled. He said there are 14 housing sites in the ve county area (Collier, Lee, Hendry, Glades and Charlotte. These facilities provide homes for 360 disabled residents, allowing them dignity and independence. However, he noted, there are still 700 on the waiting list. In order to qualify for Goodwill housing, a prospective resident must have a physical disability. In addition to being set up for easy access for the disabled, Goodwill facilities include lawn and facility maintenance. In addition to the 14 facilities now operating, two more are under construction. Mr. Doramus said Goodwill is always looking for land to build on and noted that the organization is responsive to HUD changes for housing projects. He also noted that Goodwill is currently celebrating 111 years of service. The organization is especially proud of its scal responsibility, He said at Goodwill, 87 percent of each dollar received is used for its core mission activities. There are 156 Goodwills in the US. Goodwill also has the distinction of being on the 2012 Forbes list of America's most Inspiring companies. In 2012 Goodwill listed 450 employees in this ve-county area. In addition to its other services, Goodwill Goodwill services has global mission Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantJohn Doramus, Goodwill of SW Florida See Swim Page 2 See Goodwill Page 2
2 Immokalee Bulletin June 13, 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. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgTo Place a Display AdPhone: (239) 657-6000 day for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: email@example.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgTo Place a Classied 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 email@example.com.StaffNews Editor: Patty Brant Advertising Services: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeThe 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 prot margins below industrystandards. 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. An exciting test-drive fundraising event this week will generate much-needed money for Care Packages, to be distributed to our Military. Langford Ford, in partnership with Operation Gratitude, invites LaBelle and surrounding communities to "Go Further for Our Troops". For every person who takes the wheel and test-drives a new Ford vehicle at Langford Ford between June 13 and 15, Langford Ford and the South Florida Ford Dealers will donate funds for one care package to Operation Gratitude, which will be distributed to Military men and women. "The Military and their families are always on our minds, but we often don't realize the need they have for everyday items that we may take for granted," said Paul Langford. "We're excited to raise money for Operation Gratitude and send care packages to those who risk their lives every day for our country." In addition to helping raise the funds for the care packages, drivers will be able to create a personalized message to be included in the package, which will be donated on their behalf. Care Packages include snacks, entertainment items, personal letters of appreciation and other needed items, and are sent to deployed Military members, their families, care givers, Veterans, rst responders and Wounded Warriors through Operation Gratitude. This three -day event will feature many vehicles from Ford's impressive line-up. "Whether you are looking to test out our fuel ef ciency vehicles, like the Fusion or Focus, America's best-selling vehicle the F Series, or are more interested in a hybrid vehicle, like the C-MAX, we will be able to put you behind the wheel of your favorite Ford vehicle," said Pat Langford. Dealership staff on site will be able to assist with all Ford vehicles and provide additional information on vehicles available for test drives. In addition the rst 100 test-drivers will receive a complimentary American Flag for their vehicle. Test-drive hours are, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver's license to participate. All test-drives will last approximately 710 minutes Langford Ford and Operation Gratitude: Drive for Our Troopsdoes career assessments and provides allimportant transportation for clients with donated cars. Goodwill's High School High Tech program helps at risk students with mentoring. L.I.F.E. Academy Charter School provides students 6-12 grades with intellectual disabilities with the skills they need to hold down real jobs and become productive citizens. Successful graduates are guaranteed a job. Micro Enterprise helps low to moderate income residents become their own boss and start their own business. Those eligible need to have a business plan, After successfully completing the classes, graduates can even apply for a Goodwill micro loan to help them get started. Florida High School High Tech helps disabled students nd their interests and aptitudes and provides internships and shadowing opportunities. Secure Shredding for documents and even offer local pick up. Good will is no w trying to get grant to buy a huge shredder capable of reducing almost anything to be recycled. Also at the June 5 meeting, Chamber President Bernardo Barnhart presented Christie Betancourt with a check for $250 for Pop Warner. He welcomed two new chamber board members: Cindy Lozano and Juan Medina. He also announced that the Immokalee chamber is growing; it currently has 138 members. Larry Wilcoxson announced that the Sgt. Linda Pierre scholarship was presented to three IHS graduates. Over the past three years the scholarhsip has provided a total o f $2,000 to students. GoodwillContinued From Page 1 utes and attends school activities and other events, when necessary. Becker's mission is to help students reach college readiness benchmarks. Two years ago, Becker, a math teacher, was helping students in his classroom during their lunch breaks to prepare for the ACT. At the same time, TIF was creating after-school programs and summer academies to build students con dence for college-level courses and future career opportunities. A natural alignment took place and Becker became involved with TIF. Becker notes, "By the end of the summer, I was able to see an increase in student scores and the self-assurance they gained from all their hard work." In August of 2012, The Immokalee Foundation opened the Deanna Franks Learning Center, thus launching its after-school tutoring program including an ACT preparation program for students needing remediation. Two days a week, Becker was able to use the new building's classrooms to continue working with students throughout the academic year. "This is the hardest job I've ever loved! While working with the students I see their ongoing improvements. The excitement on their faces when they nd out that they were accepted into a university is truly priceless." Becker also added: "TIF's classroom is providing life-changing opportunities for these kids. Because of TIF's programs, they no w have a greater chance to succeed." 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. To donate to Becker's Key West swim, visit www.immokaleefoundation.org/our_ stories/pathways_blog. SwimContinued From Page 1 Submitted photoLinda Ayer, Steve Becker and Karen Torres
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 3 Immokalee Bulletin June 13, 2013 Pop WarnerThe Immokalee Seminoles is a non-pro t organization that is part of the national Pop W arner Little Scholars Inc. we serve all the children in Immokalee by providing football and cheer programs for children ages 5-15. We strive to instill characteristics that our youth can carry with them to the high school, college and even at the professional level. This has been proven time and time again with various football players that have participated in our program and gone on to have successful careers in the above-mentioned areasEdgerrin James, Brian Rolle and Aaron Henry are just a few examples of this. The goal of our program is to prepare the youth in Immokalee so that they can become productive members of our community. Our objectives are clearly stated in the Immokalee Seminoles Pop Warner, Inc. constitution and by-laws Article II: Objectives of the organization. It reads, "The objectives of the organization shall be in implant rmly in the eyes and the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and reverence. To give as many eligible youths as possible an opportunity to play the game of football and cheer, regardless of sex, race, creed or color. To provide an organized program with adequate supervision, training and protection for all those involved. To bear in mind that the attainment of exceptional athletic skills or the winning of the game is only secondary, and the molding of young men and women is of the primary importance." Our program is funded solely on grants, donations, fundraisers and registration fees. We strive to afford an opportunity for any youth to participate regardless of economic situations; however, this can only be accomplished through generous donations or grants provided by our supporters. We are currently requesting that the local community members or business consider donating to the Immokalee Seminoles or by sponsoring individual participants. Thank you in advance for your prompt attention and consideration to this matter. Sincerely, Christie Betancourt, President Immokalee Seminoles Pop Warner Inc. www.ImmokaleeSeminoles.com email me at footballstrong@rocketmail. com or call at 239-867-1859 Letter to the Editor Homebuyer workshop May 18Empowerment Alliance of Southwest Florida's Home Buyer Workshop is Saturday, J une 29, at 750 S. Fifth Street (Southwest Florida Works Center). from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A light lunch will be provided. Registration required. Call Angela Johnson 239-658-3325 or Lillie Flores 239-6583318. Free class. Seating is limited. Must attend entire class for certi cate. Preferably no children due to limited space. Taller de comprador de casa Sabado 29 de junio 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 551 W. Cowboy Way, LaBelle (RCMA Center). Clase gratis.Young RepublicansEveryone is invited to the Young Republicans of Collier County's rst Immokalee social Thursday, June 20, 6-8 p.m. with special guest Commissioner Tim Nance. The social will be held at Lozano's Mexican Restaurant, featuring complimentary appetizers and happy hour pricing. Lozano's is located at 405 E. New Market Road. The next social will be July 18 and the Tavern on the Bay. Visit the new YR Web site www.CollierYR.com, Socials are held the third Thursday of each month. For more information email Erika at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 239-28706287 or Larry Wilcoxson at 305609-3813. Community events reach out to Immokaleeans Notice is hereby given that the Immokalee CRA/EZDA Advisory Boards will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. at Southwest Florida Works conference room located at 750 South 5th Street, Immokalee, FL., 34142. In regard to the public meeting: All interested parties are invited to attend, and to register to speak and to submit their objections, if any, in writing, to the board / committee prior to the meeting if applicable. All registered public speakers will be limited to three minutes unless permission for additional time is granted by the chairman. Collier County Ordinance No. 2004-05 requires that all lobbyists shall, before engaging in any lobbying activities (including, but not limited to, addressing the Board o f County Commissioners, an advisory board or quasi-judicial board), register with the Clerk to the Board at the Board Minutes and Records Department. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or other reasonable accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, should contact the Collier County Facilities Management Department located at 3335 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, Florida 34112, or 239-2528380 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. Such reasonable accommodations will be provided at no cost to the individual. For more information, call Christie Betancourt at (239) 867-4121. CRA/EZDA advisory boards to meet
The Immokalee Little League and community of Immokalee would like to congratulate our U-10 team for going out and bringing back the trophy from Clewiston on June 1, 2013 at the Battle of the Glades Tournament. There was another Immokalee team that went, the U-16 team, but unfortunately they did not do so well, getting knocked out of the tournament early. We would like to thank Mr. Andre Taylor (Clewiston Parks and Rec. Coor.) who sponsored the tournament and for inviting us to participate in the Tournament.Little League closing ceremonies June 3, 2013 We, the Immokalee Little League Board of Directors would like to thank our community of Immokalee for their support. Our closing ceremonies were a huge success. We had a very good turnout for closing ceremonies at the Immokalee Sports Complex. We w ould like to thank the Immokalee Sports Complex and their staff for allowing us to have our ceremony in their gymnasium and are looking forward to a great working partnership in the future. We would also like to give our thanks to Ms. Moss at the high school who is in charge of the Beta Club and Ms. Noemi Perez for the Take Stock in Children program for sending volunteers our way. We had several sponsors that, without their support, it would have made it very hard to have 19 teams enjoy playing baseball and softball. The sponsors we would like to thank are The Rosbough Family, Davenports Nursery, Olvera Trucking, Heller Brothers Trucking, Davenports Mobile Home Park, Sotos Lawn Service, Big Daddys Tinting, Florida Community Bank, Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, Lipman Produce, Raynors Seafood Restaurant, First Class Tax Service, Rodriguez Citrus Harvest Inc. and Winn Dixie Manager David Dawson. We would also like to thank Ms. Matilda Ruiz and her group of volunteers who worked very hard in conjunction with Lehigh Photo for rushing and having the photos arrive on time for the ceremonies. Last but not least, we would like to thank the volunteers who really stepped up at the last when we needed them: umpires, scorekeepers and pitch counters. We will be needing more volunteers next season for the same be on the look out for the announcements in the newspaper. We will still have All-Stars to playing beginning June 28 in Lehigh Acres, 11-12 and 13-14 year olds. Call William Trevino 239-324-3072 for details.Baseball/softball clinic Saturday, June 15We had to cancel the clinic that was held on Friday, June 07, due to the rains of Hurricane Andrea. We will be having another clinic on Saturday, June 15, 2013. The 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 youre playing baseball or softball. He will be working defense and his other goal is to get you in 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. There will be a $25 charge and the clinic will begin at 9 a.m. with a lunch brea k (Lunch meal and a drink will be provided) and pickup time will be at 4:30 p.m. Preregistration will be helpful. If you need more information feel free to call Mr. Gutierrez at 239-600-2048, email: email@example.com,, Immokalee Little LeagueWilliam Trevino 239-324-3072, Parks and RecreationLeonor Montelongo 239-657-1951. RABIES $10 PARVO $12 Half Price Boarding For a limited timeFREE EXAMA $50 ValuePartners 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! 4 Immokalee Bulletin June 13, 2013 Submitted photos/ William TrevinoRolando Gutierrez, Jr. will be the instructor for Saturdays clinic. Submitted photos/ William TrevinoTrophy playersImmokalee Little Leagaue staff, players and fans had a good day at the tournament in Clewiston. The U-10 team captured the trophy. Pictured are: Coaches: Asst. Coach Bruce Blocker, Mgr. Fidel Alviar III, and Asst. Coach Eufracio Rosas. Players: (Not in Order) Mario Ledezma, Jaheim Alviar, Fidel Alviar IV, Joel Gomez, Cale Blocker, Bruce Blocker, Isreal Estrada, Virgilio Moreno, Omar Estevez, and Erasmo Martinez. Immokalee Little League and the U-10 Tournament
The Immokalee Seminoles Popwarner league is currently taking applications for Cheer and Football players ages 5-15 for the upcoming Fall season. If you would like to register your child you can pick up an application at the Print Shop located at 1390 North 15th Street Suite 300 (next to the Chamber of ce) or you can go online at www.ImmokaleeSeminoles.com. We will be having registrations at the Immokalee Chamber of ce the month of July every weekday (M-F) from 57 p.m. 2013 Registration Fees: Football $150 (includes: practice shirt and shorts); Cheer $160 (includes: shoes, practice shirt and shorts). Rates for more than one family participant. Football fees: $150 Football rst child; $125 Football second child; $100 Football third child. If you have a child playing football and cheering the football child will receive a second or third child discount. Must bring: Payment Copy oforiginal birth certi cate 2x2 picture wearing no hats or sunglasses 12-13 nal report card **showing all four quarters** 2013 Pop Warner physical dated after January 1, 2013 The fall season will begin August 1 and run through the end of October and possibly into November for teams that advance to regionals. We expect all teams to ll up fast so you are encouraged to register early to ensure a spot on the 13 fall teams. For more information feel free to call Christie Betancourt (President) at 239-867-1859. Possibly Pregnant? We can help 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! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info 5 Immokalee Bulletin June 13, 2013 Beginning June 1, Collier County will allow dog owners to bring their dogs to Collier County parks. Dog owners may take their dogs to non-restricted areas in regional parks North Collier, 15000 Livingston Road and Sugden, 4284 Ave. Local community parks included are South Immokalee, 418 School Drive and Immokalee Airport Park 330 Airways Road Collier County Parks and Recreation regulations governing dogs in county parks are intended to protect park resources and visitors. Actions as a responsible dog owner are necessary for resource protection and to ensure that other park visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience. Be respectful of others, be in control of your dog(s) at all times, and always clean up. When visiting a Collier County park with your dog Dogs must remain on a leash that does not exceed six feet in length and must be held by the owner at all times. There are NO off-leash areas in any Collier County parks. Dogs must not enter playground or play areas, ball elds, tennis or handball courts, dugouts, restrooms, lakes, swimming pools or facilities, food serving areas, skateboard or BMX areas, basketball courts, community centers, sensitive wildlife areas, or any area where dogs are expressly prohibited via signage. Dog owners must not allow any dog to hunt, pursue, or harass other animals or wildlife. Dog owners must not tie or hitch their dog to any vegetation or structure in the park. Vicious or dangerous dogs will not be permitted at Collier County park facilities. Dog owners and individuals accompanying dogs at Collier County park facilities are required to cleanup dog waste: bags and receptacles are provided. Dogs may not be left unattended in vehicles at any time. Service dogs and animals are permitted at all Collier County parks and facilities. Failure to promptly remove any dogs from parks after being ordered to by authorized department personnel will result in a citation and ne. Violation of the Collier County parks code is subject to citation and ne. For more information call 239-252-4000 or visit www.collierparks.com. Take your dog for a walk in the park Getting ready for Pop Warner season now Submitted photoThe Immokalee Seminoles received a sponsorship check from the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber Breakfast of June 5, they are a 1st Down sponsor for the upcoming Immokalee Seminoles football season. Pictured from left to right Joseph Boney (League Vice-President), Greg Hererra (League Football Commissioner), Bernardo Barnhart (Chamber President), Christie Betancourt (League President) and Rudy Anzualda (League Athletic Director). Other rst down sponsors so far for the 2013 year include: Danny Rosbough 1st Down Sponsor $250; The Closet Company, Inc. 1st Down Sponsor $250, Naples; Immokalee Chamber of Commerce 1st Down Sponsor $250. Other sponsors: In-kind contribution (donated food items, equipment, or business facility usage) Bullrider's Ballroom; B & L Hardware; Roma In Havana 239-867-0142; Lozano's Restaurant; and Winn-Dixie.
Doublewide 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 NOTICE OF MEETING There will be a Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for the Immokalee Water & Sewer District on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 3:30 P.M. at the of ce of the Immokalee Water & Sewer District, located at 1020 Sanitation Rd, Immokalee, FL 34142. REGULAR MEETING AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Preliminaries A. Pledge of Allegiance B. Roll Call C. Adoption of Agenda D. Employee Recognition 1. February 2013Armando Herrera E. Public Concerns F. Staff Good Cause Items G. Board Concerns H. Old Business I. New Business 3. Consent Agenda A. Adoption of Minutes 1. May 15, 2013 Regular Meeting 2. May 15, 2013-Special Meeting-AC Line B. Civil Rights Compliance Report C. May Budget Review D. Fixed Assets Acquisitions-Disposals E. Various Reports F. USDA Reporting for Stimulus Money G. Project Change Orders H. Engineers Report Greeley and Hansen I. Directors Report 4. Action Agenda A. Election of Of cers B. Amend 2013 Bond Payment for year 2033 and 2034 5. Discussion Agenda A. Attorneys Report 6. Other Public Interests 7. Adjournment SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid or services as addressed in the American Disabilities Act, please contact the District of ce at (239) 658-3630, no less than ve (5) days prior to the above stated workshop date. 445663 IB 6/13/2013 Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publishers approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word advertisement. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Child CareIMMOKALEE CHILD CARE CENTERImmediate Openings for 2, 3, and 4 year olds. Stop by: 415 Colorado Ave or call: 239-657-4130 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 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 TEACHERS 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 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! 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. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it 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. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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 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. LEHIGH Duplex, 3br./2ba. Mirror Lakes area. Near SR 82. Lawn care incld. ex cond., carport $650 mo. plus sec. 239-369-9567. Mobile HomeSale The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Public Notice Mobile HomeSaleDoublewide 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 Lakefront 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 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 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 6 Immokalee Bulletin June 13, 2013 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Reading a newspaper makes you a more informed and interesting person.No wonder newspaper readers are more successful! Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds.
Get your athletic physicalThe Immokalee Seminole League will be offering league participants sports physicals on Friday, June 28, at the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce of ce located at 1390 North 15th Street Suite 200 from 5-8 p.m. Physical fee is $20. For more information call 239-867-1859.iGenerationComing this fall a new charter school (grades 6-12). Limited space enrolling now! iGeneration Empowerment Academy, 1411 Lake Trafford Road. Call 239-304-1221 Irma Miller, Campus Director.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. Learn to land government contractsThe US Small Business Administration is holding a brown bag workshop to help small businesses in the area learn how to land government contracts. his is your opportnity to learn how to win some of these government dollars. Friday, July 19, noon till 1:30 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Works Building (One Stop), 750 S. Fifth Street, Immokalee.South Park closed for constructionImmokalee South Park, located at 418 School Drive, is closed. 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 d eadline 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 quali ed 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 of cial 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 email@example.com 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 June 17-21 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 group to meetLearn 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.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.Commissioner 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 foreclosure from happening to youThe 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. Documents required: picture identi cation; proof of any and all household income including but not limited to any public 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. 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 13, 2013 Community Briefs
8 Immokalee Bulletin June 13, 2013 At its 27th annual meeting on June 5, 2013 at Dallas Townsend Agricultural Center in LaBelle, the Gulf Citrus Growers Association (GCGA) elected its of cers to serve the organization for the 2013-2014 season. Elected to lead the regional citrus association are the following: President: Wayne Simmons, LaBelle Fruit Co., LLC Vice President: Paul Meador, Gulf Citrus Partners, L.P. Secretary: Bob Newsome, Barron Collier Partnership Treasurer: Callie Walker, English Brothers Wayne Simmons was re-elected GCGA's president for the coming year. Simmons, president of LaBelle Fruit Co., LLC, owns citrus groves in Hendry, Collier and Hillsborough counties. He has over 30 years experience in the citrus industry, and has served on the GCGA's board of directors for several years. In addition to his leadership at GCGA, Simmons currently serves on the Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) board of directors, and on several of the newly formed organization's committees/sub-committees. He has also served as president of the Florida Citrus Production Managers Association and the HendryGlades Farm Bureau. Simmons is a graduate of the Hendry/ Glades Leadership Program. The Gulf Citrus Growers Association represents citrus growers in Florida's "Gulf" production region including Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties. The region accounts for about 25% of the state's total citrus production, and generates nearl y $1-billion of total economic impact. New directors elected At its 27th annual meeting on June 5, 2013 at the Dallas Townsend Agricultural Center in LaBelle, the Gulf Citrus Growers Association "of cially" seated its 2013-2014 board of directors for the coming season. The newly elected leadership will direct the association as it works to represent the citrus growing industry in Southwest Florida's "Gulf" region, including Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties. Elected to serve one-year terms are the following directors: Charlotte County: Emmett Evans III, Evans Properties, Inc. Collier County Bob Newsome, Barron Collier Partnership: Paul Meador, Gulf Citrus Partners L.P. Mike Murphy, Cooperative Producers, Inc. Glades County: David Wheeler, Wheeler Farms, Inc. Hendry County: J. D. Alexander, Alico, Inc.. Joe Hilliard II, Hilliard Brothers of Florida, LTD, Sam Jones, A. Duda & Sons, Inc., Wayne Simmons, LaBelle Fruit Co. LLC, Carey Soud, Soud Family Partnership Lee County ; Callie Walker, English Brothers At-Large Directors. Hunter Teal, Heller Bros. Packing Corp., Aaron Troyer, Troyer Brothers, Inc. Gulf Coast Citrus elects of cers Patty Brant/ Immokalee BulletinHelp a young man reach his goalYoung Francisco Brito, a sixth grader at Eden Park Elementary School, has been invited to attend the Junior Congressional Youth Leadership Council in Washington, D.C. beginning July 21. The young man did an exemplary job of presenting his request for donations to businessmen and woman at the June 5 Immokalee Chamber of Commerce breakfast. If you would like to help him reach his goal, you can make a donation to his account at Florida Community Bank.