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by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin IHS Athletic Director Tony Allen introduced the Indian’s new head coach Rich Dombroski at a recent Immokalee Chamber of Commerce breakfast. Coach Dombroski, former offensive tackle at the University of Georgia, made the most of his turn to speak to the group. He was a high school All American and a graduate of University of Georgia. Football, he said, is his passion and he hopes the community will get behind him and its team. He came to Immokalee from Estero High School and has been in Immokalee only a few weeks. Still, he told the group, he came to talk about academics not athletics. He noted that the NCAA is putting more emphais on academics, increasing its required minimum GPA from 2.0 to 2.3 in core curriculum. This year, Coach Dombroski said, 65 percent of all this year’s student athletes would not qualify with the new rule. He said his goal is, of course, to build a winning football team but more importantly he wants to get more students “out of Immokalee” to earn a free education. The hope is that they will learn, experience, and then bring it all back home to pass it along to young people here Football will end some day for these kids, he said. They have to have something else to base their lives on. Very few will ever get to the top level of play and, even for those who do, the average NFL career is just 2.3 years “Your degree will carry you for the rest of your life,” he tells his players. His own father told him, “Your brain wll take you farther than your legs will.” And he found out for himself just how true that is. Football can help them get better opportunities in life. “Immokalee athletes coming back to Immokalee with degrees that’s what I want to see. That’s my goal. A state championship will be nice, but the education is what counts most.” Chamber meets Indians’ new head coach 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 0 /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 20, 2013 V ol. 46 No. 25 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin Area business women gathered once again for the Women’s Networking luncheon June 12 at the One-Stop Center. The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event. Guest speaker and mentor Michelle Spitzer captured everyone’s attention with her fascinating success story. A successful entrepreneur, Michelle began her own cleaning service, earning extra money to attend Hodges University. She eventually transformed her successful company, Michelle’s Classy Cleaning, into a national franchise for MaidPro. She described how she built her business and how she managed to successfully make it through the years of economic downturn by making “the hard decisions.” Since going through the rough business environment of recent years, she said she learned along the way, faced challenges, made serious adustments and even got help from retired business people in SCORE. She said she now “watches the bottom line more and continues to save money, but is regrowing her business. With over 70 employees, she services Lee and Collier counties, and plans to expand into Charlotte and Sarasota. She told the group that her number 1 most valuable lession ws: Never quit. Michelle said she gets most of her employees from referrals but suggested entrepreneurs “never stop recruiting.” She told the women, “Withoug integrety, nothing works. Marie Capita, Director of the Immokalee Business Development Center, is looking forward to her organization becoming a non-pro t, called IMBiz, in its own right, She said at some point in the future she expects her organization to move to Immokaee Airport or Hodges University. Business women gain from monthly networking sessions Coach Rich Dombroski Michelle Spitzer and her daughter Zoe. The Immokalee Water & Sewer District is governed by a local Board of Commissioners, which consists of seven members. There are now several vacancies on the Board. Board members make decisions about District policies, including water and sewer rates, employee salaries, bene ts, and other items. The Governor of the State of Florida appoints these board members. Immokalee residents who are interested in serving on the Board are invited to submit an application on line from the Governor’s website (https://forms. flgov.com/Questionnaire. aspx). Quali ed candidates must be registered voters, residents of the District, and citizens of the United States. There is a link on our website (www.iw-sd.com) to the Governor’s website. IWSD seeks to ll vacanciesSee Coach — Page 2

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Collier: June 27th marks the 19th annual observance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), which reminds all Americans that HIV testing is an important step in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone between the ages of 14 and 64 take an HIV test at least once a year. The decision to take the test is the rst step in taking responsibility for your health and the health of others with whom you may be intimately involved. An estimated 52,000 Americans each year are newly infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Approximately 8 percent of those new infections occur in Florida. New CDC data indicates that there are now over 1.7 million Americans living with HIV, and at least 25 percent of those do not know that they are HIV-positive. In Collier County, we have over 1,500 reported cases of HIV/AIDS; our number of new cases for the past 5 years has been an average of 50 a year. Whether we realize it or not, HIV/AIDS is in our neighborhoods, and it affects all of us here in Collier County. June 24: Free Rapid Testing Rapid HIV Testing, Marion E. Fether Center 8-4 p.m. June 25: Free Rapid Testing Rapid HI V Testing, Marion E. Fether Center 8-4 p.m. June 26: Free Rapid Testing Rapid HI V Testing, Marion E. Fether Center 8-4 p.m. Free Rapid HIV Testing & HEP Screening: DOH-Collier (Immokalee) 8-4 p.m. June 27: Free Rapid HIV Testing & HEP Screening: DOH-Collier (Immokalee) 8-4 p.m. June 28: Free Rapid Testing Rapid HI V Testing, Marion E. Fether Center 8-4 p.m. For more information about these events, please contact Nilda Proenza or Isidra Gomes at, Collier County Health Department, 239-252-2683. 2 Immokalee Bulletin June 20, 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. He said he's seen many recruiters come to Immokalee and is focusing on looking for those District 2 and 3 colleges for most Immokalee athletes. "That's where their best opportunities lie," he said. To end his presentation, Coach Dombroski expressed his need for community support to help the program grow. Earlier in the program, Mr. Allen made note of some of Immokalee High School Indian's highights for this year. He said IHS had the #2 Cross Country team in the state; Soccer had an outstanding year; It was the best softball season of the school's history' IHS sent two track team members to state; and IHS was in Florida's top ve state athletics for 2012-13. Mr. Allen noted that the 2013-14 athletic season is starting out with a bang. It will be the rst time that an out-of-state team comes to Immokalee for the football season opener August 30. It will be a team all the way from Maryland. "I am an Immokaleean." Mr. Allen told the chamber group, adding that he wants to bring good staff to Immokalee to help build the team. In addition, Fred Thomas noted that IHS has a top notch BETA Club that consistentl y ranks in the top 30 of the country. National HIV Testing Day ‘Take the test, take control’ CoachContinued From Page 1 4. Si desea unicamente ID consular $25 5. Si desea pasaporte con identi cacion consular pagar US $90 6. Solamente aceptamos money order a nombre del consulado general de Guatemala 7. Debe conocer su direccion extacta de la casa donde vive para lo cual debe presentar un recibo de la luz, telefono o el cable. NOTA: En el caso de menores de edad, es necasario la autorizacion de ambos padres, ya sea escrita, o bien rmada por ambos progenitores en forma personal al momemto de hacer la solicitud. Ambos padres deberan identi carse plenamente con su Cedula de Vecindad y presenta Partida de Nacimiento del menor extendida por el Registro Civil de Guatemala. Inscripcion de nacimientos en los Estadus Unidos Los hijos de Guademaltecos nacidos en Los Estados Unidos deben ser inscritos en el Consulado para ser registrados en Guatemala y asi tener la doble nacionidad (La Americana y la Guatemalteca). Certi cado de nacimiento reciente de ambos padres Cedul de vecindad y/o pasaportes de ambos padres Certi cado de nacimiento del menor, en donde se indica el nombre del hospital, hora de nacimiento, tipo de parto acta de matricmonio si los padres se casaron en Guatemala, (2) juegos de fotocopias de todos los documentos mencionados anteriormente. Sabado 24 de agusto 8 a.m. a 6 p.m. y domingo 25 de agosto 8 a.m. a 4 p.m. en las instalaciones de Guadalupe "Social Service Catholic Charities," 211 9th Street Door #7, Immokalee 239-657-6242. Consuldado movil en ImmokaleeRequesitos para obtener pasaporte Guatemalteco 1. Cedula de vecindad o partida de naciemento original; 2. Fotocopias de los documentos a presentar; 3. Si desea unicamente pasaporte pagar US $65. NAPLES, FL., -June 13, 2013 Collier Family Farms, the area's newest certi ed organic farm, will close to the public this summer. During the months of June, July and August, the farmers will travel to various organic farms in the United States to share and learn new ideas for alternative, safe growing methods. "Farming is constantly evolving, with new ideas and better practices introduced every day," states Lara Collier of Collier Family Farms. "The open-door policy of many small, family-owned farms is a valuable conduit of information for the independent farmer. We plan to take advantage of the summer to explore new opportunities and prepare for the launch of our CSA program in the fall." Collier Family Farms will begin taking reservations for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to begin in the fall. Those interested in learning more about the CSA program can register online at www. collierfamilyfarms.com. Collier Family Farms is located on 45 gross acres in eastern Collier County, within the development of Ave Maria. With a focus on locally-grown, pesticidefree, non-GMO produce and citrus, Collier Family Farms offers a variety of fruits and vegetables for sale. Collier Family Farms is located at 5321 Ave Maria Boulevard in Ave Maria, Florid a 34142. For more information, please visit www. collierfamilyfarms.com and their Faceboo k page, or call 239-398-4157. Collier Family Farms closed for summer

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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.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. This is your opportnity to learn how to w in some of these government dollars. Friday, July 19, noon till 1:30 p.m. at the Southw est Florida Works Building (One Stop), 750 S. Fifth Street, Immokalee.Democrats to meetThe Democratic Club of Immokalee will meet on Tuesday, June 25, at 6:45 p.m., at Mi Ranchito, 710 W. Main Street, #A, Immokalee (239) 657-1766. The club will discuss the Immokalee V otes campaign to increase voter participation in the electoral process. The meetings are open to all.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. 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 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 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.Summer Programs providedProviders 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, rŽsumŽs should be sent to Jamie Scott by email at jscott@sfwdb.org or mail to 750 South 5th Street, Immokalee, Florida 34142. RŽsumŽs 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. 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. Possibly Pregnant? We can help HERE’S MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. Put your card in this space for six weeks for Only $90! Call us at 239-657-6000 or e-mail cbadsales@newszap.com for more infoLARRY FORD IN CONCERTSunday June 23, 2013 10:45am … 12:00pm First Baptist Church 1411 Lake Trafford Road Immokalee, FL 34142Larry has been a featured vocalist on many of the Gaither Homecoming DVDs, which regularly top the Bill Board charts. He was also a participant in Bill and Gloria Gaithers Grammy award winner, Homecoming at Kennedy Center in 2000. The Grammy-winning former pastor has made albums not just of hymns and praise music, but of patriotic American songs and Irish folk tunes. There is not cost for the concert but a love offering will be received. Everyone is welcome. 3 Immokalee Bulletin June 20, 2013 Community Briefs "Give Back Fill a Pack" to help The Shelter for Abused Women & Children meet the back-to-school needs of children receiving services at the non-pro t domestic violence center. Running through August 1, 2013, the "Give Back Fill a Pack" drive helps provide school supplies to children accessing services in August, when school resumes, and throughout the year ahead as they seek safety and support at The Shelter. The Shelter offers several ways for individuals and organizations to become involved: Adopt a Student: Fill the back-to-school needs of one or more students. The Shelter will provide a basic back-to-school shopping list, the age and gender of student(s) "adopted" Back to School Wish List: Host a Give Back Donation Drive, or choose anything from the Back to School Wish List to donate Donate a Dollar: Stop by the register at Options Thrift Shoppe and donate a dollar to ll the small school house The Shelter will be tracking the "Give Back Fill a Pack" progress and invites the community to watch the "Ruler Rise" at Options Thrift Shoppe, 968 Second Avenue N, Naples. Donations are due by Thursday, August 1, 2013, and can be dropped at Options between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information on "Give Back Fill a Pack," please call 239.775.3862, ext. 235, or email: RThompson@NaplesShelter.org To learn more about The Shelter, please call 239.775.3862, or visit www.naplesshelter.org. "Give Back Fill a Pack" School Drive bene ts young shelter participants

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Submitted photoChristian music concertLarry Ford will be in concert Sunday, June 23, 10:45 a.m.–12 p,m. at First Baptist Church, 1411 Lake Trafford Road, Larry has been a featured vocalist on many of the Gaither Homecoming DVD’s, which regularly top the Bill Board charts. He was also a participant in Bill and Gloria Gaither’s Grammy award winner, Homecoming at Kennedy Center in 2000. The Grammy-winning former pastor has made albums not just of hymns and praise music, but of patriotic American songs and Irish folk tunes. There is not cost for the concert but a love offering will be received. Everyone is welcome. 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 4 Immokalee Bulletin June 20, 2013 Submitted photoECity Parade on June 29!Historic Everglades City is always rst the rst Collier County seat and now the rst in the area to celebrate Independence Day. The annual family-fun festival to commemorate America’s founding will be on Saturday, June 29, this year. The Opening Ceremony is at 10 a.m. on the steps of City Hall (the former county courthouse). That is followed at 10:30 a.m. by the Patriotic Parade, the theme of which this year is “Stars & Stripes.” There are prizes for the best oats which may be anything from golf carts to swamp buggies. The fun continues in McLeod Park when booths open at 11:a.m. featuring hotdogs and sodas, bake sale, music, face painting, arts and crafts vendors, raf es, kiddies’ best dressed contest and playground games. In the evening the grande nale is the dramatic musical reworks display at 9 p.m. For information, phone Elaine at (239) 695-2695. DIRECTIONS: From I-75 (Alligator Alley) take Exit-80 south on SR-29 and travel about 18 miles. Cross US-41 (Tamiami Trail) and continue south on SR-29 for another 4 miles. The imposing Everglades City Hall will be on your right as you approach the Circle. McLeod Park, with its playground and tennis courts, is in the next lot. TALLAHASSEE – As summer begins and children spend time in new settings with unfamiliar caregivers, it’s an important time for parents to arm them with information to keep kids safe from sexual abuse. That’s w hy the Florida Department of Children and Families and Lauren’s Kids teamed up to provide new educational tools for parents, children and youth-serving organizations. The summer safety push includes launch of a free online parent toolkit to help parents talk with their children about how to stay safe through videos, interactive scenarios and parent and kid tips. Also available is an online Web training and handbooks for y outh-serving organizations to teach their staff and volunteers how to spot and report abuse, and protocols to keep children, staff and volunteers safe. “Summer is an important time to open up the lines of communication and make sure children know they can come to their trusted adults with anything,” said Lauren Book, M.S. Ed Founder and CEO of Lauren’s Kids. “It’s very helpful to run scenarios by children and help them imagine how they w ould handle different situations.” Parents also can bene t from the resources of the “Don’t Miss the Signs” campaign, a comprehensive public awareness campaign that launched earlier this year that aims to educate Floridians about the signs of child abuse as well as their obligation to report suspected abuse. Ninety percent of child sexual abuse victims know their offender in some way. “Sex offenders seek out places where children are, so youth-serving organizations need to keep their guard up and learn how to be a strong rst line of defense against sexual abuse,” said Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins. “These resources give parents and caregivers important, new tools to help keep children safe.” To promote a safer summer experience, Florida requires all owners, operators, employees and volunteers who work more than 10 hours a month to undergo background screening for state and criminal histories. DCF wants to remind summer camp operators of Florida’s background screening requirements and encourages them to add their summer camp listings to DCF’s statewide database. Summer camp has long been a tradition for kids and is an important part of child development. It is crucial that parents ask questions and make sure any summer camp personnel are appropriately screened. Parents can also search DCF’s database of summer camps whose personnel have conrmed background screenings. For more information and to search DCF’s summer camp database, go to www.dcfbackgroundscreening.com. Keep kids safe this summer Free, nutritionally balanced, hot meals (breakfast and lunch) will be available to all children 18 years old and younger in Immokalee at the following sites: Monday thru Thursday (4 days per week) Monday, June 17, and will close Thursday, July 25, at Lake Trafford Elementary – breakfast: 7:30-8 a.m.; lunch: 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (3500 Lake Trafford Road, in Immokalee, 377-7300) Monday thru Friday (5 days per week) Monday, June 10, and will close Friday, August 2:  Immokalee High – breakfast: 6:457:30 a.m.; lunch: 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (701 Immokalee Drive, in Immokalee, 377-1800)  Immokalee Middle – breakfast: 8-8:30 a.m.; lunch: 12:30-1 p.m. (401 9th Street South, 377-4200) Monday thru Friday (5 days per week) Monday, June 10, and will close Friday, Jul y 26, Pinecrest Elementary – breakfast: 8-9 a.m.; lunch: 12-1 p.m., 313 9th Street South, in Immokalee (377-8000) 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. Hot meals at schools

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WASHINGTONA new report out today from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reveals that children y ounger than age 5 represent more than 75 percent of all pool and spa submersion deaths and 78 percent of pool and spa submersion injuries in the United States involving children younger than 15 years of age. Government data also show that AfricanA merican and Hispanic children between the ages of 5 and 14 are at a higher risk of drowning. “Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children between the ages of 1 and 4 and minority children drown in pools at an alarming rate,” said CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum. “The lives of countless children can be saved this summer. Take simple safety steps todayteach all children to swim, put a fence around all pools, and always watch children in and around the water.” CPSC’s Pool Safely campaign is focusing its attention on populations most at risk of drowning:  Children between the ages of 1 and 3 represented 67 percent of reported fatalities and 64 percent of injuries.  African-American children between the ages of 5 and 19 are six times more likely to drown in pools than white and Hispanic children that age, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Data from USA Swimming indicate that 70 percent of African-American children and 62 percent of Hispanic children cannot swim, making them more likely to drown. The new CPSC Pool or Spa Submersions: Estimated Injuries and Reported Fatalities, 2013 Report shows annual averages of:  390 pool or spa-related drownings for children younger than 15 with 76 percent (296) of the victims being younger than 5;  5,100 pool or spa-related emergency department-treated submersion injuries for children younger than 15 with 78 percent (4,000) of the injured being younger than 5. CPSC Chairman Tenenbaum presented the annual Submersion and Entrapment reports for 2013 at an event today at the William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center in Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Chairman Tenenbaum was joined by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.-23); Suzy DeFrancis, Red Cross Chief Public Affairs Of cer, and Katey Taylor, mother of entrapment victim, Abbey Taylor. Jesus Aguirre, Director of the DC Department of Parks and Recreation, welcomed the group to the popular neighborhood pool. “As we head into summer and families across the country are getting ready to take their kids to the pool, we must remind everyone how important it is to keep a careful watch on our children as they swim and ensure that their pools and spas have proper safety equipment,” said Rep. Wasserman Schultz. “Working together, we can improve the safety of all pools and spas by increasing the use of layers of protection and promoting uninterrupted supervision to prevent child drowning and entrapment. With government programs like the CPSC’s Pool Safely, people can learn simple steps to take to save lives.” “Learning how to swim saves lives,” said Suzy DeFrancis, Chief Public Affairs Of cer for the American Red Cross. “The American Red Cross encourages all families to enroll in Learn-to-Swim programs by contacting your local pool.” Families can learn about Red Cross programs and nd water safet y tips by going to redcross.org. New data from CPSC’s 2013 Submersion Report compile information on reported pool or spa-related drownings between 2008 and 2010 and estimated pool or spa-related injuries from 2010 through 2012 for children younger than 15. The estimated averages for the three-year periods represented show:  Residential locations dominated incidents involving victims younger than 5 years of age; 85 percent of the fatalities occurred at residential pools or spas. About 50 percent of the injuries and 73 percent of the fatalities involving children younger than 15 years occurred at a residence.  Of the reported pool fatalities for children younger than age 15, about 60 percent (231) occurred in in-ground pools; 15 percent (59) in above-ground pools, and nearl y 10 percent (37) in portable pools.  There were no reported entrapment fatalities for 2012. The last recorded fatalit y of a child due to suction entrapment was in 2007. CPSC received seven reports of entrapment injury incidents during 2012. For the complete reports see: Pool and Spa Submersions 2013 and Circulation/Suction Entrapments 2013. The years for reported injury and fatality statistics differ due to a lag in fatality reporting. 5 Immokalee Bulletin June 20, 2013 Fort Myers, Fla. – June 18, 2013 – David C. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S., Founder and Medical Director of Eye Centers of Florida is pleased to introduce Davis Vision bene t coverage at its Immokalee of ce and its Hendry County of ces located in LaBelle and Clewiston. The Davis Vision bene t plan is currently offered through several city, county and state government programs and covers comprehensive eye examinations with dilation, including coverage for eyeglasses and contact lenses, where prescribed. “We’re pleased to offer our Davis Vision insured patients in Clewiston, Immokalee and LaBelle an opportunity to now have access to our high quality vision care services as a new provider under the Davis Vision program,” said Dr. Brown. “Davis Vision insureds will now have an alternative choice of professional eye doctors in the area, and we think that freedom of choice is important to families.” About Davis Vision, Inc.Davis Vision is part of the HVHC Inc. group of companies, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas that also includes VisionWorks of America and Viva International Group. Davis Vision has been providing comprehensive vision bene ts for nearly 50 years and currently serves more than 55 million vision care consumers with vision care programs nationwide through a provider network of ophthalmologists, optometrists and dispensing locations at more than 37,000 points of access, in both private and retail settings. For more information, visit www.davisvision.com. About Eye Centers of FloridaDavid C. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded Eye Centers of Florida in 1971, the most respected and experienced ophthalmology vision practice in Southwest Florida. It offers a broad array of vision care services for the treatment of eye conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. For more information, visit www. ecof.com, call (239) 939-3456, or stop by any of their three south Florida locations that offer the new Davis Vision bene t: 820 W. Sugarland Highway, Clewiston, FL 33440; 555 N. 15th Street, Immokalee, FL 34142; or 870 West Hickpochee Avenue, Unit 1400, LaBelle, FL 33935. Eye Centers of Florida has nine other of ces located in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Naples, and Port Charlotte. Eye Centers of Florida introduces Davis Vision bene ts David C. Brown Teach all children how to swimOr fence around your pool area for their safety urges the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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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 publisher’s 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! When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 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 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Employment Full TimeDrivers: $1,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full Time RAILROAD MECHANIC / WELDER US Sugar is seeking mechanics with experience on engines, transmissions, drive train, brakes and Hydraulic systems. Candidates with previous Railroad or Heavy Diesel experience are ideal. This position also requires Welding experience. Please apply if you can perform the following tasks.• Ability to stick weld and eld weld.• Ability to use a propane torch, acetylene-oxygen torch and related equipment.• Ability to read hydraulic, air, and electrical schematics and layout work.• Operate forklift and other mobile equipment.• Heavy lifting, climbing, squatting, working from heights and standing for extended periods.• Use and read tape measure and other related measuring instruments.• Read and understand shop manuals and parts books. • Operate and read pressure gauges, multi-meters and ow meters.• Perform mathematical calculations pertaining to the job.• Service A/C systems.• Ability to perform work on engines, transmissions, drive train, brakes, chassis, hydraulic systems. Be able to inspect, troubleshoot, complete diagnostics, and repair these types of systems as they pertain to Railroad Track equipment and road equipment.• Operate various lifting devices including proper rigging procedures.• Successfully complete work orders in computerized maintenance system. • Repair and Weld Frogs.• Repair and Weld Switch Points.• Repair and Weld Rail (Field Weld). United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held agribusiness rms. Located in Clewiston, Florida, U.S. Sugar 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. Apply online at ussugar.com or Jdooley@ussugar.com Employment Full Time 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 do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than 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 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 Home LotsMobile home lot in Immokalee. No impact fees due. Very easy nancing. Just pick out your mobile home. Call Kenny at 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 Mobile HomeSaleLand & Home packages. 3 and 4 bedroom new mobile homes. All marked down for summer sale. 1 lot in Immokalee, many 1/2 acre lots available between LaBelle and Immokalee. Very short drive. Average credit accepted. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 Located on Lake front 1/2 acre lot. 3br, 2bath mobile home. Easy nancing with your average credit. Call Kenny at 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 6 Immokalee Bulletin June 20, 2013 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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Naples, Fl – The David Lawrence Center, Collier County’s only comprehensive, notfor-pro t mental health and substance abuse treatment facility serving children, adults and families, is pleased to announce the expansion of Aftercare Services at Crossroads, the 18-bed adult residential substance abuse treatment program located at the main campus off of Golden Gate Parkway. Crossroads Aftercare Services are free for alumni who have successfully completed the residential treatment program and are designed to keep the basics of recovery front of mind, prevent relapse, provide guidance and inspiration as they adjust to sobriety and help avoid common pitfalls so they can ourish in their daily life. The services include structured group meetings facilitated by Crossroads staff, onsite 12-step meetings and individual aftercare support sessions when indicated. Crossroads Clinical Supervisor Nancy Dauphinais said, “Many relapses occur in the rst three months following treatment. Our expanded Aftercare Services are designed to provide support, education and coping skills during this critical period.” Aftercare group sessions are focused on promoting a positive lifestyle and continuing the stabilization process as clients return to living in the community. The program focuses on understanding dynamics of relapse, identifying and developing recovery maintenance skills, understanding internal and external triggers, learning about resources and support systems, developing an ongoing recovery maintenance plan, and addressing re-emerging symptoms. Treatment length is individualized and usually lasts four to twelve weeks. Dauphinais adds, “We are dedicated to supporting our alumni to further ensure their ability to achieve and sustain life-changing wellness. These expanded Aftercare Services are a bene cial in uence in helping clients maintain the improvements they experienced during their stay in our residential treatment program.” Expanding the Aftercare Services is one of several program enhancements made to the Crossroads program in the last year. Additional services implemented include onsite yoga, equine-facilitated psychotherapy, tobacco cessation groups, art therapy and enhanced family support services. David Lawrence Center is the Southwest Florida-based, not-for-pro t leading provider of behavioral health solutions dedicated to inspiring and creating life-changing wellness for every individual. The Center provides innovative, comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, residential and community based prevention and treatment services for the one in four local children and adults who experience mental health, emotional, psychological and substance abuse challenges. David Lawrence Center has eight locations in Collier County and touches the lives of more than 30,000 people each year. For more information about David Lawrence Center call 239-455-8500 or visit www.DavidLawrenceCenter.org. Business & Service Directory AUCTION1995 Dodge1B3HD46T8SF528003 Time for a new car? Check out this auction onJuly 1, 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 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! 7 Immokalee Bulletin June 20, 2013 Public Notice IMMOKALEE WATER & SEWER DISTRICT REQUEST FOR BIDS The Immokalee Water & Sewer District at 1020 Sanitation Rd., Immokalee, Florida 34142, will receive sealed bids until Monday, July 22, 2013 at 1:00 PM, when they will be opened and publicly read. The sealed bids are being accepted for: Sealed bids for purchase of obsolete equipment, vehicles and other property that has been removed from service and taken off of the books of the District, in accordance with Florida Statutes Chapter 274 tangible personal property. Complete speci cations or additional information may be obtained upon application to Oona Reyna-Rodriguez, Administration Supervisor, 1020 Sanitation Rd., Immokalee, FL 34142, phone (239) 658-3630; fax: (239) 658-3634 or viewed on our website: www.iw-sd.com. The items will be made available for examination and inspection beginning July 1, 2013 through July 3, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to Noon. Please contact Derys Maldonado, Maintenance Supervisor at (239) 867-3249, or (239) 658-3637, to make arrangements. Bids will contain the following: Full Name and address of bidder Telephone number of bidder Item # and description of item being bid on Price being bid for item The sealed bid procedure is in accordance with Florida Statutes Chapter 274 regarding disposal of tangible personal property. The Immokalee Water & Sewer District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, or to waive any bid informalities and to re-advertise for bids when deemed in the best interest of the Immokalee Water & Sewer District. All items are being sold on an as-is basis with no warranty. 446027 IB 6/20/2013 Public Notice TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The recent disasters in Oklahoma highlighted the need for law enforcement to have access to emergency contact information. Now as Floridians brace for the 2013 Hurricane Season and create disaster preparedness plans, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles encourages you to make sure rst responders know who to notify if y ou are in an emergency situation. The Department offers Emergency Contact Information registration online at https://services. hsmv.gov/eci/ and in driver license of ces (to include driver license of ces operated by county tax collectors). Floridians who hold a current driver license or identi cation card can enter up to two contacts into the ECI database. Even if y ou have registered your information previously, it is a good idea to update your contacts periodically, especially if you or your contacts have moved. It takes only a few minutes, and there is no fee to register. The information you register is only available to law enforcement of cers in the event of an emergency. “Registering your emergency contact information can provide families and loved ones with added peace of mind,” said DHSMV Executive Director Julie L. Jones. “We are pleased that more than 7 million Floridians have registered their contacts, but that leaves nearly 10 million whose contact information is not available to police.” “The Florida Highway Patrol has run into situations where a person involved in a crash had registered their emergency contact information but failed to update it,” said FHP Director Col. David Brierton. “Outdated information can signi cantly delay our efforts to provide quick noti cation to families and loved ones.” The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. The Department is leading the way to a safer Florida through the ef cient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more about DHSMV and the services offered, visit www. hsmv.gov, follow us on Twitter @FDHSMV or nd us on Facebook. Register contact information before disaster strikes Cancer Society American Cancer Society at Vitas 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 freeVolunteer for ACAThe 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 239-5141914 Make a difference in helping cancer patients in your community!Look Good, Feel Better“Look Good…Feel Better” 2013 Workshops are offered Tuesdays in Immokalee 10 a.m–Noon, 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. Cancer Society provides opportunities David Lawrence Center expands Crossroads Aftgercare Services

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8 Immokalee Bulletin June 20, 2013 Submitted photo/ Marie CapitaBusiness LoanImmokaee Business Develoment Center participants received a micro loan from Metro Broward, a not-for-pro t center that lends money to small businesses. along with the Howards, two of our other businesses also received micro loans from Florida Community Bank and ACION to expand their business. This is exciting news for the center because when these businesses enrolled in the program, they couldn't obtain a loan for their businesses. However, while in the program, they worked on their credit, developed a business plan, and attended some nancial wellness workshops for their businesses. The owners were able to sit in an interview with a nancial person to answer questions about their business, thus at the end of the day, convincing the bank that their business was solid enough for them to make an investment. The program will continue monitoring these businesses to make sure that they are keeping up with payments and working hard on their businesses. The IBDC will soon become an independent not-for-pro t entity. This new status will enable us to apply for an increased range of grant funding thereby, allowing the agency to increase its positive impact on the Immokalee business community. Pictured from left: Marie Capita, Sharon and Reginald Howard, and Michael Carn from Metro Broward. North Fort Myers — Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida has been honored with a 2013 Advocacy Leader Award from Goodw ill Industries International. The award recognizes a Goodwill agency that has demonstrated leadership and commitment to advancing Goodwill’s advocacy and policy efforts to further its mission of helping people secure employment and build stronger communities. President and CEO Tom Feurig has placed a priority on relationship-building and regularly invites policymakers to tour the agency’s operations including mission services, donated goods retail and contracts. State Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto (R-30) met with Feurig in August and toured the administrative of ces, a Job-Link site, a retail store, the L.I.F.E. Academy charter school for students with developmental disabilities and Hatton B. Rogers Retirement Community. She returned in October with three of her staff members to volunteer at the Goodwill’s Trailways Camp, a sleep-over camp for adults with disabilities. Staff members from the of ces of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson also met with Goodwill staff to learn about the many ways that Goodwill strengthens families and communities. “Tom and his staff have done an excellent job of keeping Goodwill’s mission on policymakers’ radar,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “Site visits paint a vivid picture of the Goodwill’s successful business and mission services model. They are to be commended for their diligence in advocating for plicies that affect the people Goodwill serves.” About Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida: Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. provides programs and services to help people with disabilities and disadvantages overcome their barriers to independence. Supported programs include Goodwill JobLink centers, disability-accessible housing, and the Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise Institute. For more information visit www. GoodwillSWFL.org. About Goodwill Industries International: Goodwill Industries International is a network of 165 community-based agencies in the United States and Canada with 14 afliates in 13 other countries. Goodwill is one of Forbes’ top 25 most inspiring companies. (Forbes, 2012) Goodwill agencies are innovative and sustainable social enterprises that fund job training programs, employment placement services and other communitybased programs by selling donated clothing and household items in more than 2,800 stores and online at shopgoodwill.com. To nd a Goodwill location near you, use the online locator at www.goodwill.org, or call (800) GOODWILL. Find us on Facebook: GoodwillIntl or follow us on Twitter: @ GoodwillCapHill, @GoodwillIntl. Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida honored with award