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DRIVE A NEW 2013 FUSION SE FOR ONLY $219 PER MONTH*36 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $2976 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes “rst month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction. *Stock #13C112. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $1250 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savin g s. Ima g e is for illustration purposes onl y Offer ends 07/31/13. xxxday, xxx xx, 20xx V ol. xx No. xxx See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin The new iGeneration Empowerment Academy charter school being organized at this time is an evolving process. Campus Director Irma Miller said it is being conducted in an orderly manner, and with high expectations and geared for students in 6-12 grades. Each Monday afternoon, she holds a meeting with parents interested in sending their students to this unique new school. On July 1, she conducted one of these information sessions, along with Brian Sampson, Director o f Business Development for the management company Intervision Education Services, and longtime Collier County educator Mann y Touron. The Collier County School Board is leasing the education building from its “partners” in the venture, First Baptist Church. Renovations are going on to accommodate the school’s needs. At one session earlier this month, Ms. Miller spent an hour responding to questions, as she does every Monday, because it’s important that parents understand what they are signing up for. It’s not just their student who will be required to accept a different educatinal model from the one they’re used to. Parents’ questions were methodically and fully answered: Yes, students will receive a handbook the same one all Collier County public school students receive; There will be a PTA and SAC committee with parents, student and teachers, business and community networks; Electives will be presented according to the students’ needs and interests; Yes, parents may volunteer in fact, the y are encouraged to. The school’s general requirements are the same as all Collier County public schools. Teachers are certi ed, volunteers will be ngerprinted to ensure student safety. The difference between iGeneration and other public schools will be in the “style” o f learning and in the level of commitment necessary from parents. Parents were assured that extended hours will be available, according to student needs, although times have not been established yet. Ms. Miller will handle discipline herself, along with parents and the students themselves, with a focus on resolving issues quickly. Ms. Miller said one of the goals is to improve each student’s responsibility to the school, their teachers, their parents and, ultimately, to themselves. Everyone will work together to help students learn to make good choices. Charter school an evolving process Thursday, July 11, 2013 V ol. 46 No. 28 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Chamber to kick off barbecueCome out and support your fav orite cook all the while enjoying all the great food, music and the exotic animals on display at Lake Trafford Marina. WHERE: Lake Trafford Marina, 6001 Lake Trafford Rd. Saturday, August 10. Set up begins at 2 p.m. ALL competitors must meet under the tent at 4 p.m. Food items for taste testing, must be ready at 7 p.m. sharp. There is a $75 entry fee per contestant. All entries must be made and paid up front by Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 4 p.m. All entry fees must be made to Mariela Romero at Florida Community Bank – 1400 N. 15th Street, Immokalee. Rules and regulations will be given to you at that time. The grand prize, which will consist of a cash prize of $500, w ill go to the “Best Overall,” as w ell as a trophy, of course, and all bragging rights. They will also be given the opportunity to cater future Immokalee Chamber of Commerce’s Silent Auction 2013 Event, have a free booth at Harvest FesSubmitted photoAppreciation for a friendRepresentative Hudson met with PACE girls from Immokalee and PACE Board Member Andrew Reiss in Naples where he accepted an award. The award represents PACE’s appreciation of Rep. Hudson’s kind and generous gift of his time as he provided a tour of the Capitol in Tallahassee last year for PACE Legislation Day. PACE Executive Director Marianne Kearn said Rep. Hudson is a great advocate for their program and that, during the Tallahassee tour, he went out of his way to acquaint the girls with the work of the Legislature and also with Florida history. On presentation day in Naples, the girls had lunch with Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala and met several other commissioners who stopped in, and even got a tour of the county of ces. Ms. Kearn added that PACE has about 50 girls in summer classes. She said PACE provides a summer program for students because it is important for them to “keep on track.” She said they have several eld trips in line including tours of the Naples Zoo, the Museum of Art, the Holocaust Museum and even a trip to Orlando. Pictured from left: Tiffany P., Elizabeth M., Development Director Cheryl McDonell, Brianda B., Jane Miller social studies teacher Alyssa A., Rep. Hudson, Board member Andrew Reiss and Adriana M. See Charter — Page 2 See Barbecue — Page 2

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2 Immokalee Bulletin July 11, 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. The academic process will be centered squarely on the students, she said, building progress around each child, including those with learning disabilities. Ms. Miller is meeting with each student’s parents individually during the summer. Formal interviews, which will include pro les of each student, will come later. Manny Touron has been working with RCMA part time in Title 1 and data information with parents for the past two years. He said Brian Sampson called him to help advocate options and alternatives for the kids of the Immokalee community. As an educational consultant with iGeneration, Mr. Touron said all iGeneration teachers will be certi ed teachers and students will have the advantage of smaller classes. Many students experience problems in a regular classroom setting. Students behind in their studies will be able to make up credits at iGeneration in order to stay on track for gradution. At iGeneration, a ratio of one teacher per 20 students in a cluster will ensure the individual attention many students miss out on at “regular” school. The lessons they learn will be age appropriate and academically apropriate, he said. “This will be an opportunity to do something special,” he noted. All the standard services will be available at iGeneration, such as speech therapy. There will be no school teams as such at iGeneration but, recognizig the importance of sports, students at iGeneration will have the opportunity to be involved in team sports at Immokalee Middle or High School. iGeneration will have a small gym for inschool use and a multi-purpose room. As with any new endeavor, misunderstandings may arise, so Ms. Miller encouraged parents to contact her immediately i f they hear something they don’t understand or take exception to. Currently, Ms. Miller has 97 letters of interest and 150 referrals. When in full mode, the school will house some 200 students for its rst year of operation. iGeneration will be operated by the management company Intervision Education Services. Mr. Sampson said Immokalee will be the third campus his company has been involved in setting up: Palm Beach Gardens, Delray (which is coming on line now too) and Immokalee. He said teaching will be a combination of online and on-site lessons with a certi ed teacher. Each student will have his or her own academic plan. Extracurricular activities will be available for each student when lessons are completed. Students can look forward to a variety o f research projects to get involved in. The school will also have a full cafeteria The campus will not be on regular school bus routes, but iGeneration students will be able to use the CAT system, which will drop them off at the school entrance. As with other county schools, classes begin August 19 for students, At iGeneration, Ms. Miller said, “it’s all academics, attendance and attitude.” The idea with iGeneration is to deliver the exibility in learning that many students need to succeed. CharterContinued From Page 1 The Immokalee Business Development Center (IBDC) has relocated to its new headquarters on the Immokalee campus of Hodges University, 1170 Harvest Drive. The center, sometimes also known as IMMBIZ, is in the process of becoming its own non-pro t organization, graduating from the nurturing nest of the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency. The IBDC has guided the creation or expansion of over a dozen Immokalee businesses in the past two years. Collier County Commissioners, sitting as the Immokalee CRA board of directors, approved independence for the center in January. The lawmakers approved May 28 its formal plan strike out on its own. “Because we will be an independent organization, we can expand to regional efforts,” explained Marie Capita, an Immokalee attorney and manager of the IBDC. “Being non-pro t and not a governmental organizationopens up all new ways to raise money for our work through grant opportunities from private sources.” Banks and other entrepreneurial organizations have been anxious to partner with the business development center but government restrictions sometimes inhibit their full participation. With its new organizational structure and independence, the IBDC will be even more capable to helping budding entrepreneurs achieve their dreams of business ownership. The IBDC business assistance program is the lifeline of the center. Members are enrolled in a two year program which begins with a six-week Entrepreneur School, builds through creation of a business plan with clear milestones and is monitored one-on-one until graduation at the end of the two year program. Members are provided assistance with the full spectrum of business support from budgeting, bookkeeping to marketing. To help new businesses the IBDC, created the IBDC MicroEnterprise Loan Fund in partnership with Florida Community Bank and One by One Leadership. The IBDC has also become Immokalee entrepreneurs’ link to assistance for small business provided by the U.S. government. Three businesses were quali ed this year alone for U.S. Department of Labor Section 3 Certi cation, which provides additional bene ts to businesses owned by Americans from traditionally disadvantaged circumstances and backgrounds. Partnerships now exist with SCORE, FGCU Florida Small Business Development Center, iTECH, Florida Community Bank. SunCoast Teachers Credit Union, BB&T Bank, One on One Leadership, US SBA, Ave Maria University, RCMA, and the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce. IBDC now at Hodges Immokalee CRA Interim Executive Director Bradley Muckel will join Florida Gov. Rick Scott and economic development leaders from all over the Sunshine State in a highlevel conference aimed at spurring new development in Florida’s interior. The session began today (July 11) at the Indian River State Collage campus in Okeechobee, and is a follow-up to the Rural Economic Developoment Study funded through the Florida Legislature. The Rural Economic Development Boot Camp, as it is being termed, is intended to complement the activities undertaken by local and regional economic development organizations. The event features keynote presentations by Gov. Scott, Secretary of Commerce Gra y Swoope, DEO Director Jesse Panuccio, and rural study author Del Boyette. Breakout sessions will cover a variety o f topics such as discovering programs available to help rural communities and regions, accurately identifying your communities assets, and effectively telling your communit y or region’s compelling story. The Rural Boot Camp will bene t economic development professionals, elected of cials, volunteers or anyone interested in helping to grow their community and the region. CRA at development conference Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantImmokalee’s iGeneration Campus Director Irma Miller meets with students’ parents every Monday. tival 2014 Event, and will be featured at all ICOC functions as the “Best BBQ in town.” Contact Mariela Romero for an application or for more info at 239-552-1792 / mromero@fcb1923.com or the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce @ 239-657-3237. BarbecueContinued From Page 1

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Lipman and Paci c Tomato Companies, along with their agricultural partners, would like to offer local organizations a unique opportunity to be a part of a community event that will not only provide much needed backpacks and school supplies to needy kids in Immokalee but also highlight some of our community's service and utility providers. Lipman was able to raise enough money at our Homerun Harvest Softball Tournament this Spring to give away 1,400 free backpacks lled with essential school supplies at a community event on August 3. It will come at a perfect time while families are struggling to prepare their kids to return to school in the fall. In order to make the event a true community showcase, Lipman will be hosting over 20 non-pro t service providers and utility companies at the event including the Harry Chapin Food Bank, RCMA, Habitat For Humanity, and many more. This free event will feature kid-friendly exhibits, prize raf es, food, music and ultimately, a fully stocked backpack for each child. It should be a good time for everyone but Lipman needs your help too. There are a number of ways you can participate including: Bring a table and tent and set up a kidfriendly exhibit featuring your organization; Donate some goods or services to be raf ed off at the event focusing on back to school necessities; Provide some volunteers to help us on the morning of the event. We are all looking to make Immokalee a stronger community by giving the kids the tools they need to get ahead in school. Please join in this community celebration and be a part of the enthusiasm. If you would like more information, please call Jaime Weisinger at (239)6574421. The Lipman Backpack Giveaway and Community Celebration Event will be held August 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Immokalee Sports Complex Field, 505 Escambia Street, Immokalee. 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 infoANNOUNCING We have opened a new location in LaBelle to better serve the Immokalee and Hendry county area. We are a comprehensive Orthopedic and Podiatry of“ce 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 July 11, 2013 Help make ag companies’ backpack event a success Fort Myers Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. and PACE Center for Girls of Lee and Collier Counties are partnering to collect new and gently used dresses for the annual Love That Dress!, the ultimate feel-good shopping spree of the year. On Thursday, July 25, donors can bring dresses for Love That Dress! to the Goodwill Boutique on First (2401 First Street, Fort Myers), and the Goodwill Naples Book Store (1795 9th St. North, Naples) from 5:00 p.m. through 7:00 p.m. Donors are also encouraged to bring clothing, and other household items to bene t Goodwill. "We enjoy partnering with PACE," says Madison Mitchell, spokesperson from Goodwill. "Goodwill's mission is to assist those with disadvantages and disabilities overcome barriers to independence. PACE works with disadvantaged girls in the community. The two organizations are a good t." The events will feature light refreshments, and entertainment. Attendees who bring donations for both Goodwill and PACE will be entered into a drawing for a Stay, Shop, and Dine prize package, to be drawn at both locations at the end of the night. "We are both very excited at the partnership with Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida," says Marianne Kearns, executive director at PACE Center for Girls, Collier and Kendra Sutton, Love That Dress! Chair for PACE Center, Lee. "Working together the last three years has been a delight, and every year gets better," continues Kearns. "Love That Dress! Is not just a success with our girls in mind, but, also a great success for our community," adds Sutton. "It shows that non-pro ts partnering together, and assisting each other bene ts the communities overall." Proceeds from Love That Dress! bene t PACE Center for Girls, a non-residential juvenile delinquency prevention and intervention program targeting the unique needs of girls, ages 12 to 18, facing challenges such as physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, foster care, neglect, death of a parent, family history of incarceration and declining grades. Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida provides programs and services for people with disabilities and disadvantages in Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties. Revenue generated by Goodwill's 27 Southwest Florida Retail & Donation Centers is used to support programs such as the Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy, a tuition-free charter school for students with developmental disabilities, and Goodwill's Job-Link centers, which offer employment assistance and other related services. For more information about Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, visit the agency's website at http://www.goodwillsw .org. Goodwill to hold Love That Dress! collection parties The Immokalee Lighting and Beauti cation MSTU will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, July 24, at 10 a.m. at the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) of ce located at Southwest Florida Works conference room located at 750 South 5th Street. 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. All lobbyists shall, before engaging in any lobbying activities (including, but not limited to, addressing the Board of 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) 252-8380 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. For more information, call James Sainvilus, Immokalee MSTU at (239) 867-4121 Immokalee Lighting and Beauti cation MSBU

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Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantImmokalee’s history includes a connection with the Confederate Cow Cavalry, which helped feed Southern troops. You can learn more about this part of local and national history at the Roberts Ranch Museum. The museum is open Monday-Friday from 8-4. Commissioner Nance of ce now open 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. Commissioner Nance can be reached by email at TimNance@CollierGov.net His executive aide, Jim Flanagan, can be reached at JimFlanagan@CollierGov. Ponce de Leon may never have trod on Immokalee ground, but his footsteps still echo throughout Florida, even here in the heart of the state. It may not be immediately apparent, but Immokalee does have an integral part in Viva Florida 500, the celebration of the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon's Florida trek. For some 300 years, the ag of Spain ew over the territory Ponce de Leon called "La Florida." It was 1513 when this place we all call home was rst introduced to the European world. Florida continued to advance in world consciousness and importance as a succession of country's laid claim to its bounty. The area was home to native peoples like the Calusa Indians and then the Seminoles. At various times, French and English ags ew over Florida until Spain eventually ceded the area to the United States in 1821. Roberts Ranch is focusing on Immokalee's tiny but important footprint in the state's history. During the Civil War the Immokalee area was used by the Confederacy to raise cattle that would sustain its troops. Only one skirmish took place in this vicinity. Hardy pioneers began to gravitate to Immokalee, drawing their sustenance from the land, trading with the native Seminoles and creating the foundation for what would become an important agricultural area for the state and the nation. The rst permanent settlement was primitive by today's standards, but represented modern intrusion into the Florida wilderness. Hardy pioneers built the foundation for the national agricultural center Immokalee became. According to Collier County Museums' website, "A colorful mix of hunters, trappers, cowmen, missionaries and Indian traders established the rst permanent settlement by 1872 and provided much of its early frontier character. A cattleman and Confederate veteran, Charles W. Hendry, was one of the rst to arrive followed by William Allen and the William H. Brown family who later started an Indian trading post near Boat Landing, thirty miles southeast of town. The settlement opened a post of ce and changed its name in 1897 from Allen's Place to Immokalee, a name suggested by Brown's elevenyear-old daughter, Rose, and phonetically translated from a Seminole word meaning my home' or his home.'" In 1923, Collier County was created. Immokalee continued to follow its agricultural roots, with the pine and cypress logging industry becoming an important part o f the economy from the early 1900s into the 1950s. In 1943 drillers extracted the rst Florid a oil from the Sunniland eld here in Collier County. Serious drilling continued in the area until the 1980s. Oil companies are again casting their eyes on Collier County. Today, Immokalee's roots remain in agriculture, but the future has yet to be determined. Celebrate Florida's history at the Roberts Ranch 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 Possibly Pregnant? We can help 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 € 239-657-2266CLEWISTON 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 July 11, 2013 Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantThe Roberts Ranch Museum is hosting an incredible barbed wire display with 18 samples of different types of barbed wire from 1868 all the way up to the present. The oldest example is one of the rst types, as the original patent for barbed wire was awarded in 1867. Community Brief

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florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 5 Immokalee Bulletin July 11, 2013 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a series of public meetings in July to help shape the future of deer management in Zone A of south Florida. “We are working on an exciting project to establish deer management units (DMUs) throughout Florida,” said Cory Morea, the FWC’s Deer Management Program coordinator. “We are moving to a new model of deer management in the state in which hunters and other stakeholders will have a greater impact on deer management decisions.” DMUs will, where needed, divide the state into smaller geographic areas where deer population characteristics are similar. Right now, the state is divided into four management zones that are used to set hunting season dates based on deer breeding chronology. One DMU is proposed for Zone A, which would include all or portions of Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Miami-Dade, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Martin, Monroe, Okeechobee and Palm Beach counties. The new DMUs are intended to allow the FWC more exibility with deer management based upon the deer population, habitat conditions and public preference within each of the units. “We surveyed hunters, farmers and other members of the public to determine attitudes and opinions regarding deer management, and we will be sharing the results of that survey at the public meetings. We will present information on the DMU model and will be gathering public input on deer management preferences,” said Morea. “We are also proposing a change for the northern boundary of Zone A so that it better matches the breeding chronology of the deer.” For people who cannot attend any of the meetings, there will be other opportunities to learn about this project and provide input. “We have information on our website and we will be accepting comments online,” said Morea, adding that public input will determine what changes may be made in managing deer based on public preference. “Of course, we wouldn’t do anything to risk the sustainability of this valuable public resource, but deer densities and other deer management preferences, such as antler regulations, can be adjusted to accommodate public preferences using the DMU model.” A technical assistance group (TAG), composed of members of the public, will be established to review all available public comments and make recommendations to the FWC on the DMU within Zone A. The public meetings and the TAG will be facilitated by a third-party vendor, Normandeau Associates, which will submit a summary report to the FWC. TAG members will be chosen based upon their expertise, their representation of an important interest group, and their willingness to dedicate some time to better deer management in Zone A. Anyone interested will be able to apply for TAG membership at the public meetings or on the FWC’s website. More information about the meetings, the proposed DMUs and the Technical Assistance Group and meeting information is available online at MyFWC.com/Deer. Clic k on “Deer Management Units.” Meeting Times and Locations:  July 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the International Game Fish Association, 300 Gul f Stream Way, Dania Beach, FL 33004.  July 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the John Bo y Auditorium, 1200 South WC Owens Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440.  July 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Edison State College, Building U, Room 102; 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919. If you cannot make the public meetings, you can attend a webinar that will provide information about the new DMU plans for south Florida. One webinar is July 23 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and the other is July 25 from 1 to 2 p.m. Additional details will be posted online soon. For more information, contact Cor y Morea at 850-617-9487. FWC seeks public input on south Florida deer management Submitted photo/ Waddy ThompsonFlorida’s native deer.

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In the employment section of the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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. 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. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 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. 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. 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 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays 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 Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETING There will be a Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for the Immokalee Water & Sewer District on Wednesday, July 17, 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. Public Comment/Adoption of Agenda D. Employee Recognition 1. March 2013Christopher Lofton E. Public Concerns F. Staff Good Cause Items G. Board Concerns H. Old Business I. New Business 3. Public Comment/Consent Agenda A. Adoption of Minutes 1. June 19, 2013 Regular Meeting B. Civil Rights Compliance Report C. June Budget Review D. Fixed Assets Acquisitions-Disposals E. Various Reports F. USDA Reporting for Stimulus Money G. Project Change Orders H. Engineer’s Report Greeley and Hansen I. Director’s Report 4. Action Agenda 5. Discussion Agenda A. Attorney’s Report 6. Other Public Interests 7. AdjournmentSPECIAL 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. 447720 IB 7/11/2013 Public Notice 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 Of“ce: (863) 675-704 5 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! 6 Immokalee Bulletin July 11, 2013 READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful!

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Learn English fastLearn English fast at iTECH, the Immokalee Technical Center. Take advantage of morning, afternoon, and evening classes. Study using the newest technology. Classes are being taught by certi ed teachers. Classes begin on Monday, August 19th. Enroll now. For more information about this great opportunity, visit Immokalee Technical Center at 508 N. 9th Street, call 658-7080 in Immokalee, or visit www.itech.edu.COFFO to meetThe Coalition of Florida Farmworkers (COFFO) will hold its quarterly meeting Friday, July 26. at 10:30 a.m. at the COFFO Immokalee Of ce, 214 A South 1st Street, Immokalee.Bball clinic in Golden GateGollee Gator Children's Initiative presents Shooting for the Stars Basketball clinic Saturday, August 5 3 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Golden Gate Community Center., 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples. Wali Jones, former NBA great with the W orld Champion Philadelphia 76ers, Milw aukee Bucks and Destroit Pistons, designed these clinics to motivate and help y oungplayers attain fundamental skills. Space is limited for this free clinic. Only 100 participants. Wear a T-shirt, shorts and appropriate shoes. Lunch provided For information call 239-261-5405.Learn to grow tropical fruit treesTropical Fruit class and workshop. 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Saturday, July 20. Learn about growing: avocado, grumichama, jaboticoba, mango, longan, lychee, mamey sapote, and more. Speakers will cover cultural practices, pests, and tricks of the trade to grow subtropical-tropical fruit, from those you know to those youl want to know better. Featuring: Chris Rollins, Director of the Miami Fruit and Spice Park; David and Jenny Burd, Friendly Burd Tree Service and Billy Hopkins, Hopkins Tropical Fruit Nursery. Hopkins Nursery will have fruit trees for sale after the classes. Sponsored by Horticulture Educator Doug Caldwell at Collier County University of Florida IFAS Extension, 14700 Immokalee Rd., 11 miles east of I-75; adjacent to the County Fairgrounds on 39th Ave. NE. Cost: $5 by credit card on Eventbrite at: www.tropicalfruits.eventbrite. com or by cash or check ( made out to BCC') at the door if trouble with Eventbrite. Please register 3 days before the event so we know how many handouts to make and etc. Call 353-4244 if any questions.Parks and Rec launches web siteCollier County Parks and Recreation recently launched its mobile web site. Access www.collierparks.com on your smart phone or tablet to view the mobile device-friendly site. Add the Collier County Parks and Recreation icon to your home screen to access quickly the information you need to enjoy all the recreational amenities offered by Collier County Parks and Recreation. For more information, contact Parks and Recreation Administration at (239) 2524000.Childcare availableA Step Up Immokalee, operated by Collier Child Care Resources, Inc., provides childcare for teen parents, school district teachers and staff, county workers. They care for infants to four years of age Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with extended hours till 3 p.m. There is a warm and inviting atmosphere with nurturing childcare providers, free childcare tuition to members of the Teenage parenting Progrm. Located at 701 Immokalee Drive. Phone 239-377-1172; cell 239-980-9021 or go to www.collierchildcare.org.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. 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. 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, Mar y 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.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. Community Briefs 7 Immokalee Bulletin July 11, 2013 Light up your night with learning at Lorenzo Walker Institute. Many new and exciting programs are announced. They include: Medical Billing, Quickbooks Pro 2012 & Medical Coding CPR, First Aid & Massage Therapy Nails & Facial Specialties Private Investigator & Process Server training Welding & Foundations of Machining CompTIA A+, Network+, Linux+ & Security+ Using Your iPad (Beginning and Intermediate) Cake Decorating, Farm to Table Cooking, Coffee Shop Favorites, and Pies & Tarts Improve your current or potential job skills and have fun in the process! Our classes are inexpensive, have low student-teacher ratios, and provide a great opportunity for self-improvement! Call 377-0900 for additional information. Evening clases at Lorenzo Walker

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8 Immokalee Bulletin July 11, 2013 I-75, at Immokalee Road (Exit 111): Construction project: Work is underway to replace traf c signals at the intersection. Crews are working daytime to install advanced w arning signs and silt fence. Motorists should expect nighttime lane closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. weather permitting. Motorists should plan extra time traveling through this area. Estimated project completion is summer 2013. Traf c Control Devices, Inc. is the contractor. I-75, at Pine Ridge Road (Exit 107): Maintenance permit project: On Wednesday, J uly 10 during the nighttime/overnight hours of 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., motorists can expect the outside southbound lane of I-75 just north of Pine Ridge Road (exit 107) to be closed. On Thursday, July 11, during the nighttime/ overnight hours of 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., motorists can expect the southbound exit ramp at Pine Ridge Road (exit 107) to be closed. These closures are for crews to complete asphalt repairs, weather permitting. Motorists may use Immokalee Road (exit 111) to southbound Livingston Road during this closure. Variable message boards will notify motorists of these closures. Motorist should expect slow moving traf c and should use caution and watch for vehicles entering and exiting the work area. US 41 from State Road 29 to the Dade County Line (approximately thirty-two miles): Construction project: This project is widening the roadway shoulders from two to four feet and replaces curb, guardrail and railing on 41 bridges. Work also includes paving side street connections and installing pavement markings. Weather permitting, crews will continue installing guardrail and sod at the bridges. Activities are planned for daytime, Monday through Friday. Drivers will encounter two lane closures. Motorists are advised to observe posted speed limits, look out for pedestrians and bicyclists, obey agging operations and drive with caution in the construction zone. Completion is estimated for spring 2014. The contractor is Wright Construction Group. US 41 from Rattlesnake Hammock Road and St. Andrew's Boulevard: Maintenance permit project: Crews are working on resurfacing the turn lane. The inside through lanes of both southbound and northbound US 41 will be closed until work is completed. Motorists should expect slow moving traf c and possible delays. SR 84/Davis Boulevard from west of Radio Road to Santa Barbara Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are expanding the road to six lanes, adding sidewalk, bike lanes, and street lights, and building a noise wall. Crews have constructed the permanent westbound traf c lanes allowing for the eastbound roadway to be built. This traf c con guration is expected to be in effect through fall 2013. Crews will continue placing ll dirt, installing drainage structures and pipe along the south roadway of the project. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures during these activities. Please use caution when traveling throughout the work zone as well as when entering and exiting SR84. Project completion is estimated by end of 2013, weather permitting. The contractor is Guymann Construction. Road Watch Submitted photo/ Vicki BassFelda students head to their futureFelda Community Civic Association presented its third annual scholarship on June 17. This scholarship program is supported by the Civic Association and the Felda Community. Hendry County School Superintendent Paul Puletti was on hand when the scholarships were presented. Pictured from left: Superintendent Paul Puletti, Cory Taylor (who will study nursing at FGCU), Gennifer Raulerson (an education major at South Florida State College), Kindall Tindall (who will study nursing at Edison State College) and FCCA Scholarship Chairman Reuban Rodriguez. The Felda Community Civic Association would like to thank everyone who helped make this a success. The scholarship is available to Felda residents who are graduating seniors or continuing their education.