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by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin From the time we take our rst breath, everybody gets older. Thanks to advances in medicine and nutrition, many people can now expect to live well after retirement. As wonderful as it is for people to have more years to enjoy their lives, longevity brings with it many issues. Araceli Gomez, Hope Liaison II said Hope HealthCare Services can help people get the most out of their elder years. After all, like all phases of life, it's uncharted territory for all of us, so a little guidance can often be exactly what is needed. For those who are able to care for themselves, and for those who need assistance, this organization can hold the key to a more comfortable, less stressful old age. The concept of helping the elderly in this country stay in their own homes safely and comfortably, started in a 1970s grass roots Chinese initiative in San Francisco, Araceli explained. Hope HealthCare Services holds promise for those who do not want to go to a nursing home. It opened in 2011 in Naples. Under the Hope HealthCare Services, programs help residents 55 and older of Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties live independently. Hope Healthcare Services is an all inclusive program that can provide medical care from doctors and nurses, pharmacists, therapists and personal care aides. Together, this team not only helps the client remain safe and comfortable, but can actually help prevent the illnesses many elderly are susceptible to. In addition to being a more comfortable, compatible place for many elderly, home usually provides a more cost effective care solution for the elderly, Araceli commented. A representative from Hope HealthCare Services, as well as a doctor, nurse practitioner, therapists and dietician will meet with the family to develop an individual plan for the client. They will discuss the case, decide what, if any, special equipment is needed. There are no out-of-pocket expenses for clients, who must be Medicaid recipients. Those who also have Medicare may also participate but will incur some personal expense. Private pay, through long term care insurance, etc., may also apply. Once paperwork has been submitted, it will take six-eight weeks for approval by the Department of Elder Affairs. xxxday, xxx xx, 20xx V ol. xx No. xxx See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Sebring, Florida July 26, 2013 Florida's Heartland Regional Economic Development Initiative, Inc. (FHREDI) has announced that broadband services in Okeechobee County are now a reality, with services in Desoto, Glades, Highlands and Hendry Counties and the Community of Immokalee to follow soon. This rst connection in Okeechobee is one of many that will be linked together to provide broadband services in Okeechobee County and the South Central region. The plan for a broadband network is clearly coming into focus for the area, through the Florida Rural Broadband Alliance (FRBA). Spurred by the growing need to converge technology and infrastructure, the leadership team at FHREDI is setting the stage for a very powerful set of circumstances and tools to attract an entire offering built around broadband speed and capacity. Reliable infrastructure that enables speed to market and the ability to reach more markets is the key to future growth. But that infrastructure must include another powerful component of the infrastructure platform, and that component is a broadband network. Broadband enables a higher quantity and quality of information to be transmitted and provides a surplus of capacity to upload and download multimedia content to meet today's networking needs. Broadband has become so vital to local community and economic development that it is being termed a necessary utility (along with electricity, water, natural gas and telephone). It is not only a question of addressing our everexpanding network needs but it is also being utilized as the real catalyst for job creation in Broadband speeds ahead Araceli Gomez Thursday, August 1, 2013 V ol. 46 No. 31 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Aging in Immokalee: Inclusive program available Play, connect, and discover with Collier County Parks & Recreation. Registration for fall programs begins Thursday, August 1. Registration is available in person or online at www.collierparks.com (click on the "Register Online Here" icon). The Collier County Parks & Recreation Department strives to enhance the quality of life for Collier County residents and visitors. A balance between work and play, opportunities for personal growth and community involvement, and a sense of both belonging to and ownership of the place one inhabits are all fostered by the green spaces and recreation activities the Collier County Parks and Recreation Department provides. For more information contact Parks and Recreation Administration by calling (239) 252-4000, or visit www.collierparks.com. Pet Microchips at DASSaturday, August 17 is NationRegister now for Parks & Rec programsSee Aging — Page 2 See Broadband — Page 2 See County — Page 2 Dr. Jeff Baker was iincorrectly identi ed in last week's article about the new iGeneration Empowerment Academy as working with the management company IVT. Dr. Baker is actually with the nonpro t iGeneration group, providing educational and start up support. Construction of the new charter school is nearing completion and inspection is expected shortly, allowing classroom setup to begin. Staff training is also scheduled in the next few days so all will be ready for the August 19 school start date. i G e n e r a t i o n iGeneration m o v e s f o r w a r d moves forward

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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! 2 Immokalee Bulletin August 1, 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. Transportation is available to pick up clients, take them to the clinic in LeHigh and return them home. At the clinic, they can enjoy socializing, which helps counteract the isolation many elderly patients suffer. Clients also have the advantage of doctors, physical therapists and social workers right at hand. Transportation is available to the LeHigh center and clients may start out going once a week. Hope Healthcare‘s mission is to serve medium range residents not too healthy, not too sick and help them access services. One advantage is to keep expensive emergency rooms clear for real emergencies. Clients who also have Medicare may pay out-of-pocket expenses. A lack of knowledge of the services available and of knowing how to navigate them, presents a serious barrier to many seniors. Hope Healthcare Services are culturally appropriate for Hispanic, Haitian and Creole clients and provides outreach to people through their churches and community centers to reach people in order to access seniors through their caregivers. Araceli Gomez, Hope Healthcare Liaison II, started April 1. Her job is to seek out clients; to teach them and their caregivers what questions to ask, how to access bene ts, to respond to their need for outreach. She said uses churches to help them fulll their role in informing the community. She also sets up sessions on Sundays and evenings. She said there will be a Haitian needs health fair August 24 for Medicaid clients in Immokalee with speakers, information on rehab and home healthcare. Ms. Gomez also said her services are available to all seniors disabled and Alzheimer’s patients 55 years of age and older. South Central Florida. FRBA is a limited liability company formed in March 2010 between two nonpro t economic development corporations, FHREDI in South Central Florida, and Opportunity Florida in Northwest Florida. FRBA’s project is a $34 million investment in these two regions and is quickly taking shape. The idea behind the investment, funded in large measure by an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) grant, is to provide broadband coverage to unserved or underserved areas of the two regions and to create a local network that will deliver superior broadband capacity within the coverage areas. Doing so will allow the communities to attract companies due to the broadband capacity, to create more ef cient communication, enhance public safety, improve delivery of healthcare services, enhance emergency services, promote educational opportunities, and more. FRBA will offer service to anchor institutions, such as schools, libraries, hospitals and local governments as well as Internet Service Providers. FRBA’s service area includes Desoto, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, and Okeechobee counties and the Community of Immokalee. The network will bring a new focus and promise to rural Florida with a renewed excitement about the potential to connect the anchor institutions and create dynamic broadband service in the area. One new emphasis for communities will be determining how to best use the new capabilities to achieve its goals and address the digital divide—bringing super high speed Internet capabilities to advance education, healthcare, economic development, safety and security amongst other key areas. This will be crucial to the next leg of the journey to create new jobs and a higher quality of life. According to Gina Reynolds, the CEO of FHREDI and Co-Manager of FRBA, “Broadband brings strong potential for businesses and citizens in the region. Our region’s next generation of empowered students, engaged workers and satis ed visitors look for services and capabilities that will be driven best by a next generation broadband network. Our future is being delivered today.” The broadband service in Okeechobee is a new reality and a testimony to FRBA’s and FHREDI’s commitment to bringing new infrastructure and innovation to South Central Florida. Indeed, that service also serves as a reminder that matching vision with new opportunity allows the region to stand tall and distinguish itself now and in the future. About FHREDI: FHREDI is a non-pro t regional economic development organization comprised o f Desoto, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, and Okeechobee Counties, the Cities of Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay and the Community of Immokalee. Leveraging regional resources, FHREDI serves as a catalyst for government and business collaboration to market, advocate and facilitate for the region. For more information visit: www. aheartland.com About FRBA: FRBA was formed in March 2010 by two non-pro t economic development corporations – FHREDI in South Central Florid a and Opportunity Florida in Northwest Florida. FRBA was awarded nearly $24 million through the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program to deploy broadband network infrastructure throughout rural communities in 15 Counties. BroadbandContinued From Page 1 A gingContinued From Page 1 al Homeless Animals Day. Collier County’s Domestic Animal Services (DAS) is celebrating by offering discounted microchipping for the month of August. “We want to make sure that if a family pet gets lost, it makes its way back home,” said DAS Director Amanda Townsend. “One w ay of ensuring a happy reunion is to have y our pet microchipped and make sure their county license is current,” Townsend added. Microchipping is a simple procedure that takes just a few minutes. The microchip is approximately the size of a grain of rice, and the procedure is similar to a vaccination. Once a pet has been microchipped, it has a permanent ID. If the pet gets lost and is brought to DAS, a veterinarian clinic, or most animal shelters, the pet is scanned for a microchip. Once the microchip is detected, the owner is contacted and can pick up their pet. Pets that are current on their county license are eligible for the microchip promotion. During the month of August, the cost is $15 per pet less than half of market price. Microchipping is available Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the DAS facility at 7610 Davis Boulevard, Naples, Fla. A microchip is not a guarantee that your pet will make it back home, but it puts the odds in their favor. As the pet’s owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that your most current contact information is updated with the microchip manufacturer. For more information about the Month of Microchips, call Daniel Christenbury, Public Information Specialist at 252-6956. CountyContinued From Page 1 Your community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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LTE uniform saleGet uniforms for your Lake Trafford Elementary School student Saturday, August 3 and 10, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the main hallw ay of the school. They will be selling uniforms and taking orders. Tops polo shirts of any color and kacki/tan or navy colored bottoms.IWDS meeting rescheduledIWSD will be moving its regularly scheduled Board meeting for August 21 to August 9 due to a lack of quorum. There will be no meeting on August 21. IWSD se trasladar su reunin programada para el 21 de Agosto de 2013 a 09 de A gosto de 2013 debido a la falta de qurum. No habr ninguna reunin el 21 de Agosto. IWSD ap ka ankouraje reyinyon Komite regilyman or pou li pou 21 mwa Dawou an 2013 a 9 mwa Dawou an 2013 akz mank quorum. Pwal gen reyinyon pa sou 21 an Out.Help with backpack eventLipman and Paci c Tomato Companies, along with their agricultural partners, will 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. You can help by bringing a table and tent and set up a kid-friendly exhibit featuring y our organization; donaring some goods or services to be raf ed off at the event focusing on back to school necessities; providinf some volunteers to help us on the morning of the event. 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)657-4421. The Lipman Backpack Giveaway and Community Celebration Event will be held A ugust 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Immokalee Sports Complex Field, 505 Escambia Street, Immokalee.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 19. 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.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.Parks and Rec launches new 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. Parent meetings every Monday at 3 p.m. till school bgins.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. 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. Tener una conexin a Internet no es slo conveniente. Es una necesidad. El servicio de Internet en casa es importante para estudiar, trabajar y estar conectado. Y ahora est a tu alcance con Internet Basics de CenturyLink. Las familias de bajos ingresos que cali quen y que residan en un rea de servicio de CenturyLink deben llamar al 1.800.257.3212 o visitar www.centurylink.com/internetbasics para saber si cali can y obtener ms informacin sobre el programa de descuento Internet Basics de CenturyLink. El programa tambin ofrece una computadora a precio accesible y entrenamiento bsico gratis en Internet. 3 Immokalee Bulletin A ugust 1, 2013 by Richard L. HeersImmokalee’s IRCC (Immokalee Recovery Coordinating Center), a committee of local citizens helping prepare the community for potential disasters had its monthly meeting at iTECH on Wednesday, July 24, from 1-2 p.m. Present for the meeting were chair Ron Mosher-CCS0, Judy Scribner-Collier County Emergency Management, Leo Rodgers-Immokalee Fire Department, Robert Halman-UF Extension Of ce, Joe BrueggenCollier County Health Department, Jeff Letourneau-Collier County Code Enforcement, Sinclair Williams-One by One Leadership Foundation and local citizens Jean Perrier and Rick Heers. In addition to preparing the community in case of hurricane preparation during this projected busy season, the IRCC members are making preparations to reactivate the local C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team). The rst of several informational meetings was to be held in Ave Maria today, August 1. at 1:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall in the Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, 5255 Donahue Street. Please call the Security patrol at (239) 280-6289 for any further directions. An y members of the Immokalee and Ave Mari a communities are welcome to attend. Some of the future training sessions will be alternated between Immokalee and Ave Maria. Great assistance is also being provided b y the Big Cypress Island Fire Department. Emergency planners look forward, predict busy season to come Community Briefs

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4 Immokalee Bulletin August 1, 2013 Sixty pounds overweight and borderline diabetic, 15-year-old Naila could have been just another statistic among the 7.6 million uninsured children in America, but today she is 50 pounds lighter, a vibrant teen contributing to her community thanks to the comprehensive managed care she received through the Healthcare Network of Southw est Florida (Healthcare Network). To celebrate thousands of success stories like Naila’s and enlighten the public about the innovative ways health centers are serving over 20 million underor uninsured people each year, Healthcare Network w ill celebrate National Health Center Week, A ug. 11-17. Under the timely theme, “Transforming Health Care,” the Healthcare Network w ill host two community celebrations featuring food, festivities and information. An Immokalee Barbecue will be held from 12-2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Marion E. Fether Medical Center, 1454 Madison Avenue, and a Naples Barbecue will be held from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Golden Gate Community Center, 4700 Golden Gate Parkway. According to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), one out of every 15 people living in the U.S. now relies on a community care provider like Healthcare Network for primary care and those numbers are expected to rise dramatically under the Affordable Care Act. Studies show that if the 46 million uninsured people in America were to suddenly have health insurance coverage, there would be a crisis due to the lack of primary health care clinicians to serve them. “We’re creating innovative solutions to address the dilemma of providing quality, managed healthcare for people that few agencies are willing to care for,” says Healthcare Network CEO Richard Akin, who has served the Healthcare Network for over 30 years. “We offer an alternative to the more expensive and often inappropriate emergency room. If more people have access to care with an emphasis on prevention and treatment, we all bene t.” The success of community health centers like Healthcare Network has drawn signi cant attention in Washington. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently awarded more than $150 million to assist community health centers in education and enrollment of uninsured individuals in new health insurance coverage options under the Affordable Care Act. Here in Collier County, the Healthcare Network received just over $176,000, which will be used to expand education and enrollment in Golden Gate, East Naples and Immokalee. “The $176,000 is a good start and certainly an indication that Healthcare Network will be leading the way in providing quality managed healthcare for a growing population of Collier citizens,” says Healthcare Network Foundation Director Louis Traina, EdD. “As that population grows, so does the tremendous need for services. Without private support, services such as managed and preventative care for children with diabetes would not exist. Every child deserves quality medical and dental care.” Last year, Healthcare Network provided $3.4 million in uncompensated health care to 45,000 underor uninsured people (32,000 of whom were children). By providing these families with a “patient centered home,” doctors are able to follow their patients, ensure necessary treatment and provide preventative education that actually reduces long-term health care costs. Healthcare Network does this with a staff of 275, including 42 medical and dental professionals and medical students from Florida State University College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Other signi cant educational partners include Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology Dental Assistant Program and Nova Southeastern School of Nursing. “Most people have no idea of the many facilities and services we offer,” says Akin. “That’s why we recently conducted a rebranding to reintroduce ourselves as we move the Network toward a Patient Centered Medical Home that facilitates partnerships between patients and their physicians. It’s what’s best for the patient and it’s the way health care should be provided.” The Healthcare Network serves the community with 13 care centers located in North Naples, East Naples, Golden Gate, Marco Island and Immokalee, as well as the NCEF Pediatric Dental Center on the Collier campus of Edison State College and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. Funding for the Healthcare Network comes from patient fees and reimbursements, federal grants and generous philanthropic support. More than 96 percent of funding goes directly to patient care. Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida innovative approach to healthcare Submitted photosHealthcare Network physician Dr. Jorge Camina motivated 15-year-old Naila to lose 50 pounds by exercising and eating healthier. Naila’s success inspired her father to lose 50 pounds as well. This sort of managed care for the underand uninsured is better for the patient and more cost effective. Ready for the summer’s big nale event? The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce has something really cool for you. Come out and support your favorite cook all the while enjoying all the great food, music and the exotic animals on display at Lake Trafford Marina, 6001 Lake Trafford Rd. Saturday, August 10, noon-7 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. 7, 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, will go to the “Best Overall,” as well 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 Festival 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 @ 239-6573237. Chamber to kick off barbecue Tax holiday TALLAHASSEE – For the rst time this year, the Florida Legislature included personal computers and accessories as school supplies for Florida’s kids during the Backto-School Sales Tax Holiday. Retailers are expecting that to give the popular tax holida y a signi cant boost this year, as families take advantage of tax savings and markdowns, said Rick McAllister, president and CEO o f the Florida Retail Federation. As in previous tax holidays, clothing and shoes up to $75 will be tax exempt, along with school supplies up to $15 from August 2 to 4. In addition, personal computers and accessories selling for up to $750 will be tax free. Retailers in Florida are expected to boost staf ng by about 20 percent during the tax holiday weekend to accommodate shoppers. In general, retailers expect an average increase of between 30 and 40 percent in store traf c over the weekend because o f the sales tax holiday.

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New Family-Centered Mentoring and Treatment Program Gives Children with Serious Mental Health Disorders a New Lease on Life David Lawrence Center was selected to manage a new state-funded intensive mentoring and treatment program called a Community Action Team for children ages 11-21 who have serious mental health and substance abuse disorders. The program is designed as a cost effective way to divert at-risk youth from the child welfare system, juvenile justice system and restrictive institutional care. Funding for the program was championed by longtime mental health advocate Representative Matt Hudson who serves as the Vice Chair for the Health and Family Services Policy Council. The Children’s Community Action Team (CAT) model was piloted in Bradenton and was so successful that the state Legislature is using it as a model for this new, nearly $7 million initiative to fund CAT teams in 10 communities, including this new program in Collier County. The Legislature is spending $700,000 per year for each team starting this summer. The multidisciplinary treatment team consisting of a psychiatrist or nurse practitioners, nurses, clinicians, case manager and mentors who will deliver comprehensive services using a family-centered treatment model that promotes family wellness, stability and collaboration with social services agencies. This integrated team of experienced professionals will provide 24-hour on call family support including psychiatric medical services, coaching, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse treatment, individual and family therapy, crisis intervention, respite care, mentoring, advocacy, transportation and community resource coordination. Therapeutic services focus on parenting skills, behavior modi cation and social skills development. Services are communit y based, with most occurring in the home and school. David Lawrence Center is currently recruiting the team members and will begin enrolling clients in August. Children are considered for the program on a case by case basis and are hand selected by the treatment team based on certain clinical criteria including being unsuccessful in less intensive treatment programs. Referrals can come from a variety o f sources including parents, hospitals, the juvenile justice system, schools or physicians. florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! HERE’S MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. Put your card in this space for six weeks for Only $90! Call us at 239-657-6000 or e-mail cbadsales@newszap.com for more info 5 Immokalee Bulletin A ugust 1, 2013 Ave Maria, FL (7/26) – Physician MSO of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce the opening of the Medical Center of Ave Maria in August 2013. The Medical Center will be located in the heart of Ave Maria at 5068 Annunciation Circle, Suite 111. Initially the center services will be limited to Urgent Care and OB/GYN; however, plans include expanding the Ave Maria location into a full service primary care center offering Urgent Care, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, OB/GYN and Pediatric services. “We are thrilled to be able to open this Center in Ave Maria, offering quality primary care and Women’s Care to the Ave Maria community,” says Physician MSO of Southwest Florida Co-Medical Director, Chris Grevengood, MD. “We hope that the opening of this Center marks the beginning of a long relationship with the Ave Maria community,” adds CoDirector Thomas Beckett, MD. Physician MSO of Southwest Florida is a healthcare organization focused on providing quality healthcare to the citizens o f Southwest Florida regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. Ave Maria plans to open medical center One might tend to think summer in South Florida is a time when everything slows to a crawl under the warm sub-tropical sun. But one would be wrong about that. The Immokalee Community Redevelopment A gency (CRA) is a year-round effort to help the community realize its full potential as a living example of “Florida in the 21st Centry.” The work doesn’t slow, even in the “offseason.” Earlier this month, Immokalee CRA Executive Director Bradley Muckel attended the Florida Rural Economic Development “Boot Camp” in Okeechobee, which was highlighted by a keynote speech from Florida Gov. Rick Scott. Other highlights included an invaluable instructional session led by Crystal Stiles of Florida Power and Light on her agency’s online economic development tools as well as presentation on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program by the Florida Department of Economic Development (DEO). “Florida’s rural regions offer unique and attractive assets that many businesses look for when considering moving or expanding in a state,” explained Secretary of Commerce and President & CEO of Enterprise Florida Gray Swoope. “These regions highlight the state’s adv antages in specialized workforces, and logistics and infrastructure support, including Florida’s vast multi-modal transportation network. “Our rural regions can be incredibly competitive thanks to these assets.” Back at home, the CRA held July 18 a preconstruction meeting about its next Main Street iimprovement project. The project is the rst to be jointly funded by the CRA and the Florida Department of Transportation and will improve the safety and ascetics of Immokalee Main Street. Among other items, the project will recongure median layouts and replace the temporary berglass “quick-curbing” sticks with permanent concrete curbing. The project’s engineering rm is Grady Minor & Associates and the contractor will be Bonness Construction. Later this month, the Immokalee MSTU will be bidding the landscaping maintenance contract for the entire Immokalee Central Business District. The contract, which has historically been valued at approximately $200,000 annually, will be released through the Collier County online bidding system. All local landscaping vendors are encouraged to submit bids. For details vendors can contact James Sainvilus, MSTU Project Manager, at (239) 269-6958. Hot summer days for Immokalee CRA Family centered mentoring at David C. 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Railroad Locomotive MechanicsRepair of locomotive mechanical, electrical, and associated equipment to FRA standards Have knowledge of and ability to repair rail cars and their associated equipment. Be prepared to help when called out for derailments and train breakdowns. Carry out inspections on Locomotives, railcars and equipment to FRA standards Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeDrivers$5,000 Sign-on Bonus Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great miles on this Regional Account Werner Enterprises 1-888-567-4854 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Full Time MECHANICS-HEAVY FARM EQUIPMENT$22.88 PER HOUR, EXTENSIVE OT Majority of work EAST of Clewiston Fulltime and Temporary• Experience with trucks, farm machinery and other diesel equipment.• Perform engine, transmission, drive train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and repairs on cane harvesting and industrial equipment. • Repair conveyors, engines, A/C systems, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, fans, valves, tracks, etc. Email your resume or Apply Online Jdooley@ussugar.com www.ussugar.com Employment Full Time Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Employment Full Time RAILROAD POSITIONS CLEWISTON, FLConductors and Switchman Seasonal Seven Months If you have previous Railroad experience and desire a Seasonal position from August thru March, please respond by email or apply online. ABOUT US SUGAR CORPORATION United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privatelyheld agribusiness rms. The company is headquartered on the southern shore of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. In addition to growing, milling and re ning cane sugar, 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.Jdooley@ussugar.com 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. Building MaterialsCHAIN LINK FENCE & GATES Heavy gauged galvanized, 6’h; 4 12’w gates w/wheels & ttings. 239-867-0276 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Shop here first! The classified ads Pets/Supplies All New Happy Jack Kennel Dip II kills eas, ticks, & MANGE mites without steroids. Do NOT use on cats!!!JACK & ANNS FEED & SUPPLY www.happyjackinc.com 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 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. 6 Immokalee Bulletin August 1, 2013 Place Your Ad Online, From the Comfort of Your HomeWHEN Y OU W ANT TO www.newszap.com& click on classifieds READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful! Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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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. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETING There will be a Budget Hearing of the Board of Commissioners for the Immokalee Water & Sewer District on Friday, August 09, 2013, at 5:05 p.m., at the of ce of the Immokalee Water & Sewer District, located at 1020 Sanitation Road, Immokalee, Florida 34142. BUDGET MEETING AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Preliminaries A. Roll Call B. Adoption of Agenda 3. Review of 2013-2014 Budget 4. Public Comment 5. Adoption of 2013-2014 Budget 6. Adjournment SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid or services as addressed in the American Disabilities Act, please contact the District of ce at (239) 658-3630, no less than ve (5) days prior to the above stated meeting date. The District is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 449292 IB 8/1/2013 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETING There will be a Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for the Immokalee Water & Sewer District on Friday, August 09, 2013 at 4:30 p.m., at the of ce of the Immokalee Water & Sewer District, located at 1020 Sanitation Road, Immokalee, Florida 34142. For a Public Hearing for the Reclaimed Water Facilities and Rehabilitation of Wastewater Facilities projects, which are to be funded by the State Revolving Fund (SRF) Loan program administered by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Preliminaries A. Roll Call B. Adoption of Agenda 3. Review of SRF Projects A. The Reclaimed Water Facilities Project consists of constructing new lters, ground storage tank, high service pumps, clari er rehabilitation, and associated piping at the wastewater treatment plant, along with construction of new reclaimed water lines to expand the reclaimed water system. The total estimated construction cost for the Reclaimed Water Facilities Project is $3,423,500.00. B. The Rehabilitation of Wastewater Facilities Project consists of rehabilitating existing lift stations, sewer lines, manholes, and installing back-up generators at lift stations. The total estimated construction cost for the Rehabilitation of Wastewater Facilities Project is $2,264,000.00. 4. Public Comment 5. Approval of Projects 6. Adjournment SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid or services as addressed in the American Disabilities Act, please contact the District of ce at (239) 658-3630, no less than ve (5) days prior to the above stated meeting date. The District is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 449294 IB 8/1/2013 Catering Bids for Immokalee AfterSchool Program Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board, Inc., will be accepting bids for catering services. Contact: Maria Fundora 239-658-3300, ext. 16719 mfundora@sfwdb.org Immokalee, FL (July 27, 2013) Bids will be accepted for catering service for the Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board, Inc., for 14 afterschool centers located in Immokalee, and Naples (Collier County) Florida, to provide 2600-3000 hot meals and snacks daily. Bid packets and speci cations may be obtained at the center (Southwest Florida Works) located at: 750 South 5th Street, Immokalee, FL 34142 or Contact: Maria Fundora @ (239)658-3311 Ext: 16719. Bids will be opened: August 13, 2013 2:00 PM Conference Room 9350 Marketplace Road, Suite 104, Fort Myers, FL 33912 ABOUT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WORFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARDSouthwest Florida Works is a partnership between business, labor, education, community and government services. Southwest Florida Works assists job seekers and the business community in developing a stronger workforce. Southwest Florida Works pr ovides services to hundreds of residents daily and has trained or placed thousands of individuals with employers in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties since its inception in 1998. For more information, visit www.sw works.org. 449134 IB 8/1/2013 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds NOTICE OF MEETING There will be a Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for the Immokalee Water & Sewer District, on Friday, August 09, 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. April 2013Michael Costilla 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. July 24, 2013 Regular Meeting B. Civil Rights Compliance Report C. July 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. 449182 IB 8/1/2013 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 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8 Immokalee Bulletin August 1, 2013 Submitted photoSee him box at the casinoForty-eight-year-old Julius Bishop of Moore has trained and competed for the past 11 years in Tough Man competitions. He does most of his training in Okeechobee. The matches consist of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) such as kick boxing, regular boxing and jujitsu also called grappling. Jujitsu is similar to wrestling but without punches and instead of being sent to the ground, the contestant goes into submissions. At 6 ft. 2 inches tall and weighing 230 lbs. and with upper arms the size of hams, he is a formidable gure. Part of his future plan is to turn professional in September. He missed winning the Heavyweight Belt at the Immokalee Casino due to a split decision. In Punta Gorda this year he won his rst Kick Boxing match but it wasn't a title match. Currently he is training for a Super Heavyweight title. His rst match was in Immokalee against a 293 lb. Super Heavyweight champ. These exciting matches can be viewed at the Immokalee Casino approximately every two months. You can see Julius Bishop vie for this prestigious title on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Immokalee Casino. Tony AllenIHS Athletic Director Please submit names for the Immokalee High School Hall of Fame class of 2013. Any new potential candidates must be submitted to the high school by August 5, 2013. The next class will be inducted at our rst regular season home football game on Friday, August 30. Some items considered for induction include: Must have graduated from Immokalee High School for at least ve years High school achievements Achievements beyond high school Established records Criteria and applications for the hall of fame can be found on our schools web page under the hall of fame icon. If you are chosen as an applicant, you will receive further instructions about the processImportant Dates and Times: August 12 Welcome back IHS Teachers Open House Saturday, August 17, 9 a.m.12 p.m. Students First Day Back August 19 New School Time: 7: a.m.-2:05 p.m.Fall Practice Start Dates: Freshmen, JV and Varsity FootballMonday, Aug. 5, 8-11 meet at the eld house Freshmen, JV and Varsity VolleyballMonday, Aug. 5, 9-12 meet in the Gym Boys and Girls Cross CountryMonday, Aug. 5, 6:00 p.m. meet at the football eld Boys GolfMeeting Aug. 13 Coach Noland's class Band, Flag Line and Drum LineMonday, July 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (meet in the band room) I.H.S. Drum Beat Play ball!The Immokalee Seminoles Popwarner football season kicks off today, Thursday, August 1, 2013. If you haven't registered you child please stop by the Immokalee Sports Complex and register your child for football or cheer. Practice is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For questions please call 239-867-1859 or go to our website at www.ImmokaleeSeminoles.com.