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Thursday, August 29, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 46 No. 35 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Emergency V ehicle Preemption upgrades in process The Collier County Transportation Engineering Department is currently in the process of upgrading the county’s Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP) Program. EVP devices will be added and/or upgraded at signalized intersections throughout the county over the next three years. Con rmation beacons are a part of the EVP program. Plans are to install one beacon situated so that it is facing trafc at each approach to the traf c signal. These beacons emit a solid w hite light in the direction of the approaching re trucks and ambulances alerting the emergency responders that their requests for green time to go through intersections and quickly go to emergencies have been received. At the same time all other approaches to the intersection will receive a ashing white light. If an additional request from another emergency vehicle approaching the intersection from another direction is received by J. BuckleyNearly 150 people gathered in downtown Ft. Myers on Saturday -the 50-year anniversary of the historic March on Washington, when Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. famously delivered his epic “I Have a Dream” speech -including members of several organizations based in and around Immokalee. Organized by the SW Florida chapter of the National Action Network, participants met a block from the Caloosahatchee River and marched together through the cenResidents honor MLK speech by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin Everybody needs a place to go, to hang out with their friends and to meet interesting new ones, to learn about subjects important to their well being. Immokalee’s Roberts Center is just such a place for local seniors. The building, located on Roberts Ave., is now rented from the county from Goodwill. Supervisor Heidi Fahnesock has been on the job with Collier County ... Human and Veterans Services for ve years. Her job is to oversee all four community sites (Immokalee, Golden Gate, East Naples Goodlette) as well as home delivery of meals totaling some 300 clients. At this time, the search is on for a new Immokalee site coordinator to keep things running on a day-to-day basis. Anyone interested can go on line to Colliergov.net to apply. The center is open to everyone the only requirement is that the client be 60 years of age or older. but the average client is a 70-yearold woman. Breakfast is served at 8:30 and lunch at 11:15 Monday through Friday except on national holidays, Meals meet nutritional standards set by the Department of Elder Affairs through the Older Americans Act. The meals served at the center are extremely important to Immokalee seniors. For some it’s the only meal they get every day. But the center is much more than a place for a good hot meal. Regular activties reach out to engage seniors and include dancing, always popular bingo, arts and crafts and speakers on topics of concern to seniors, like nutritional and safety. To help them through the rest of the week, and days when they aren’t able to come to the center, clients may take home bags of bread and pastries, donated from Collier Harvest. Center brightens seniors’ lives Submitted photo/ Jordan BuckleyImmokaleeans mark ftieth anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I Have A Dream" speech from 1963. See Vehicle — Page 3 See Speech — Page 2 See Center — Page 2 Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantLuisa H. Nevarro started work at the Roberts Center in 2006. She went from Oklahoma to Texas before making it to Immokalee in 1968 with her family for work. Josie Medrano has worked at the center kitchen for four years and enjoys meeting different people.

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The center is open from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and can easily serve clients speaking either Spanish or Creole. For speakers of other languages, staff will make accommodations as necessary. When they rst come to the center, clients are assessed to gain basic information for the program's data base. This information is con dential and is used for statistical purposes. The Roberts Center is available for seniors in crisis. If they don't have enough money to buy food, they may be referred to the Guadalupe Center for food stamps, etc. They may also get the means for medical referrals. Remaining socially active is important for people of all ages. The Immokalee site offers services and a friendly getaway for its 60 or so clients. With budget cuts, Heidi said they cannot take on any more clients at this time. Any newcomers must be placed on a waiting list until the nancial picture improves. Counseling is available to help clients manage conditions like diabetes, a very common condition for many seniors. A registered dietician on contract to guide these clients has helped a lot of people with their condition, Heidi said. Many have even lost weight simply through eating properly. She added that diabetes is the Number 1 most common health issue prevelant in Immokalee's elders. At the Roberts Center, part of their mission is to try to improve the health of their clients. The Roberts Center is manned by one staff member with three workers employeed by Experience works, a Department of Elder Affairs program which pays workers 50 years of age or older a minimum wage. "It's a wonderful program," Heidi said, adding that Experience Works provides the training for its employees. "They are amazing how they help out here," she said of the workers at the center. She remains awed by the senior programs saying, "To us it's so little, but to a lot of the clients it's life or death for them. They're not idle now, they exercise their body and brain. It's preventive." She added that many of the clients have been coming for a long time. It's evolved into an "integrated, tight-knit group," She said that daily she's amazed at ho w little people get by on how they can be happy with very little. "Their prioroities are their relationships. They help each other," she said. For instance, one lady cooks for herself and her neighbors, often they share garden vegetables, rides and make hospital visits. 2 Immokalee Bulletin August 29, 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. ter of the city with banners and posters calling for justice on a variety of issues. Tensions have run high lately in Lee County following controversial statements made by the sheriff dismissing locals' fury over the Trayvon Martin verdict. Recently, too, the local NAACP chapter has pushed to have the large portrait of Confederate Army commander Robert E. Lee, seen by many as an icon of early U.S. apartheid, removed from the chambers of the county commission. Other community leaders have decried the "at-large" system for elections to the Lee County commission and school board, a remnant of Jim Crow-era practices that have historically excluded African-Americans from power in local decision-making. Lee is the largest county in the state to cling to the archaic system. At a rally following the march, Grey Torrico of Collier County Neighborhood Stories Project, which works extensively in Immokalee, exclaimed, "You don't have to be an immigrant to care about immigrant justice! As Dr. King said, A threat to justice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.'" She was accompanied by members of the Remember November caravan, a delegation of farmworkers from across Florida criss-crossing the state to visit 27 congressional districts in order to press for immigration reform. Valentin Barajas, a representative of the caravan, told those gathered that 72% of people in a recent survey support broad measures to provide rights and protection from deportation for undocumented immigrants in the U.S. Larry Aguilar, a Lehigh Acres resident who until recently served as president of the local chapter of LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens), announced his candidacy for the House District 79 and spoke passionately in both Spanish and English of the need for justice. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) arrived fteen-people strong to the event, and staff member Gerardo Reyes Chavez artfully linked the civil rights movement in the South during the 1950s and 60s to current efforts to eliminate human rights violations and poverty in Florida's tomato industry. He spoke of the potential for transformation through the Fair Food Program, a collaboration between 90% of the state's tomato industry, such as leading Immokalee growers Paci c and Lipman, and eleven multi-billiondollar retailers like McDonald's, Burger King and Subway. The Fair Food Program, which was recently praised by the White House and United Nations, addresses labor rights and seeks to compensate harvesters more justl y for their labor. "Many types of abuses occur in this country against people of color ... The struggles that we carry on today are made possible by our predecessors in the civil rights movement. Together, we are the architects of a new reality, and it is our duty to try to achieve it. If we work together, we will see that dream realized," Reyes Chavez said. Carmen Esquivel of Immokalee also attended the rally together with her two sons, Noe and Jaime. She, like Reyes Chavez, re ected on the nationally-recognized changes underwa y in Florida's tomato industry due to the Fair Food Program: "Today under the light of a new day, all of us, united in a shared sentiment, will create change. Together, with the CIW and the support of allies, at long last our agricultural town enjoys the fruits of the fortitude that our struggle has built, such that our golden dream for our children, as well as the children of future generations -to live in equality -might be made a reality. And in defending that new future, our struggle will continue onward." Resident Jerri Ware, who recalls in her youth riding a segregated bus to college in Tallahassee and having to use the back door of Ft Myers's restaurants on account of her race, reiterated that activism is crucial to overcoming injustice. She speci cally denounced new Florida legislation aimed at making voting more dif cult, measures supported by Gov. Rick Scott that she argued will disproportionately affect Black and Latino voters "We can't let the state take away our vote when we had to ght to get it in the 1960s. The squeaky wheel gets the grease, and so we've got to squeak!" SpeechContinued From Page 1 CenterContinued From Page 1 Pictured from left: Glenda Holland came to Immokalee in 1956 and has been coming to the Roberts Center “since the day they opened.” Frances Vasquez said she worked at a packinghouse, Sheenjoys spending time with her friends at the center. Ralph Waters, 71, is a retired truck driver, disabled and a recent widower. He said he’s been coming to the center for many years, enjoying bingo, dancing and just relaxing. “It’s like a party!” he smiled. Wanda Hall worked in the center’s kitchen from 2000-05. She makes crafts for the others at the center and often brings them small gift.

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What all this means to average drivers on Collier County roadways is that traf c signals w ill be preempted while assisting emergency responders through intersections, and there may be delays in getting green time in the direction some drivers want to go. Therefore, if you happen to see a ashing w hite light on top of the traf c signal mast arm as you are waiting at a traf c signal, anticipate that a re or emergency medical service vehicle has been given priority. If by chance, you are ever on the receiving end of the emergency responders, you can be thankful that the Emergency Vehicle Preemption is in place to assist. More information is available on the county's website at www.colliergov.net/ emergencyvehiclepreemption. The website includes a video that further explains the EVP Program and the con rmation beacons. Currently there are three signalized intersections that have the con rmation beacons in place. Those intersections are: Pine Ridge Road/Airport-Pulling Road; Pine Ridge Road/Naples Boulevard; and U.S. 41/ Southwest Boulevard. The Transportation Engineering Department has been working with the Emergency Medical Services and the Fire control and Rescue Districts that participate in the EVP Program to prioritize where the next con rmation beacons should be placed. The photo below shows a con rmation beacon attached to a traf c signal mast arm. V ehicleContinued From Page 1 COLLIER COUNTY 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 adv anced warning 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/Alligator Alley Rest Area at mile marker 63: Construction project: Work continues to build two recreational access areas adjacent to the Big Cypress National Preserve backcountry trails, replace the existing rest area, build a new public safety center and water treatment plant, and upgrade the existing wastewater treatment plant. The entire rest of the area is scheuled to close Monday August 26. All facilities (including the picnic area, parking, restrooms or potable water) will be unavailable until project completion. The rest area at mile marker 34 is open. Entrance and exit ramps at mile marker 63 will remain open for motorists to turn around if needed. Motorists are cautioned to remain clear of the construction zone and be aware of construction vehicles entering/ exiting the roadways around the rest area. Message signs advising motorists about this upcoming closure have been in place for several weeks. These signs will remain in place and notify drivers about closure of the rest area until the job is completed. Crews are scheduled to burn cleared v egetation this week at the mile marker 63 rest area, weather permitting. Motorists are advised that smoke may be present in the area and are reminded to turn headlights on low and reduce speed if smoke approaches the interstate. Estimated project completion is fall 2014. The design/build contractor is Stantec/ W right Construction Group. US 41 from State Road 29 to the Dade County Line (approximately thirty-two miles): Construction project: Work continues to widen 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 bridge work and shoulder paving operations. Activities are planned for daytime, Monday through Saturday. 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 installing turn lanes. 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. Estimated project completion is spring 2014. 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 SR 84. Project completion is estimated by end of 2013, weather permitting. The contractor is Guymann Construction. Road Watch by Maribel De ArmasIt's week number two of the new 2013-2014 school year and students have been working hard to shake off the summer haze and get into their busy school day routines. From what I hear, everyone's been acclimating quite well! As an extension of the rst day of school stories from last week's column, there's one more I'd like to share with you. This one comes from Pinecrest Elementary School rst grade teacher Cindy Sans and it describes the anxious excitement of the rst day so very well. "The rst day of school is always an anxious time for any teacher. I planned and shopped and worked many hours to get everything ready. I was excited to meet my new students, but there was still a nervous edge. That all went away as soon as I saw their beaming faceswell, most of them were smiling. They looked around to nd their names on desks. Some looked scared, until they found their names and then they smiled from ear to ear. They proudly took out any supplies they had and looked around to see who they knew. One boy cried and wanted to go home. When Mom and Dad left, he hugged me and stayed at my side holding on for a while. After a half hour, he was sitting and talking and writing, and most importantly, smiling! At the end of the day, students told me It was a thumbs up day!' I loved the class building game when we talked about our favorite ice cream avors.' When I came here I had a smile on my face because it was my rst day of rst grade!'" I sense a themesmiling! And with the start of the school year also comes the start of student achievement, in both the academic and extracurricular areas. This week we congratulate the Immokalee High School (IHS) Special Olympians who had an outstanding showing at the Collier County Special Olympics Bowling Tournament held at Woodside Bowling Lanes on August 24th. Not only did they rack up the ribbons, but they quali ed for the area tournament to be held in Bradenton on September 28th. Congratulations and good luck IHS Indians! Finally, I want to make sure you mark your calendars for two important meetings that will be coming your way in September and October. On September 26th, our Superintendent, Dr. Kamela Patton, will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting at the Immokalee Technical Center (iTECH) from 6 to 7 p.m. This will be the second in the series of six Superintendent's Town Hall Meetings being held this year. And, as we do every year, we will hold a Regular School Board Meeting in the Immokalee High School auditorium on October 15th, starting at 4:00 p.m. More info on both meetings will be coming your way soon. Students First

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The Board of Directors of the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida recently announced the selection of Mike Ellis as new President and Chief Executive Of cer of the Healthcare Netw ork. Formerly Director of Medical Operations for the Healthcare Network, Ellis replaces Richard Akin, who has been appointed CEO of Integral Health Plan, a Medicaid health plan sponsored by Healthcare Network. "I am thrilled to pass the baton to Mike," said Akin, who has led the Healthcare Netw ork for nearly 35 years. "He was the unanimous choice of the Healthcare Network board and I enthusiastically support their decision. I am con dent in Mike's abilities and excited for the future of the Healthcare Network." Retiring from the Network is former Vice President and Chief Operating Of cer Steve W einman, who served the Healthcare Netw ork for over 29 years. "During the past several years, we recruited some very talented professionals," Weinman said. "They have the ability to move the organization to the next level." Under the leadership of Akin and Weinman, the Healthcare Network has grown from two trailers housing a small clinic for migrant farm workers in Immokalee to an innovative healthcare provider serving 45,000 people, annually, from 13 locations throughout Collier County. Akin and Weinman both plan to remain active in the rapidly changing healthcare industry. "In the early years we were growing by leaps and bounds. The opportunities came so fast that Richard and I could barely keep up," Weinman said. "Now it's time to use the lessons learned to help others in creating the next generation of Health Center advocates." In addition to the Healthcare Network, Akin has been active in other healthcare initiatives in Florida and around the state, serving on the boards of directors for Lee Memorial Health System, the Everglades Area Health Education Center and the Florida Association of Community Health Centers. He is also on the Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities and is a Legacy Leader with the Naples Area Chamber of Commerce. Ellis has over 35 years of healthcare management, having served as executive director of the Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida for seven years and 20 cumulative years executive experience with Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida; University Hospital, the University of Florida af liate in Jacksonville, FL; Nemours Children's Clinic in Jacksonville, FL and St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Dayton, OH. "I am truly humbled and honored to follow in Richard's considerable footsteps," said Ellis. "I look forward to carrying forward the great progress the Network has made in bringing high quality health care to the people of Collier County." As founder of Integral Quality Care, Akin has served as its chairman since its inception in 2009. Integral currently has 37,000 members throughout the state and is the leading Medicaid Health Plan in Collier County. "I am excited about the opportunity to focus my efforts on the growth of Integral," said Akin. "This effort is vital because it can provide a new revenue stream to help meet the growing needs of Healthcare Networ k in serving the people of Collier County. An y savings that we achieve will stay in our community." 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 4 Immokalee Bulletin August 29, 2013 Plans to transform the vacant lot at the corner of Immokalee's First Street and Main Street into a town center or zocalo are progressing and within a couple of years the community will have a beautiful gathering spot. The First Street Zocalo when nished, will have walkways, shaded areas, park benches and a bandstand overlooking a grassy mini-meadow. The Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) approved the preliminary design plans last spring and Naples architect David Corban and renowned landscape architext Ellen Goetz have been putting together the nal plans for the past few months. Bids for the construction of the project are due at the end of August. The design includes a variety of native plants along with the walkways, seating areas and band shell garden. Collier County Commissioners approved the purchase of the two lots at the corner of Immokalee's First Street and Main Street in 2012 and awarded the plaza design contract to Corban in January. Together with a companion gathering spot at Main and 9th Street, the plazas serve as linchpins of the Immokalee Public Realm Plan which won the 2010 Award of Merit from the Florida Planning & Zoning Association. Plans progressing for Zocalo New CEO selected for Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida Mike Ellis Richard Akin Steve Weinman Collier The Tobacco-Free Collier Partnership will hold its first meeting of the new fiscal year on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:30pm at the Florida Department of Health-Collier located at 3339 E Tamiami Trail, Health Building, Room 206. Established in 2009, the Tobacco-Free Collier Partnership is comprised of individuals and organizations with diverse skills and interest in addressing local tobacco issues. The Tobacco-Free Collier Partnership was formed to reduce the burden of tobacco use and shape tobacco-free norms so that tobacco becomes less desirable, acceptable, and accessible through local policy change. Historically, tobacco policies have ultimately assisted many tobacco users in successfully quitting the habit, giving them an opportunity for a higher quality and quantity of life. The Tobacco-Free Collier Partnership, under the Florida Department of Health, focuses on five policy initiatives: Policy to Counteract Tobacco Product Marketing at the Point of SaleRetail Outlets Policy to Restrict the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products not covered by the FDA Policy to Implement Tobacco Control Model Policies in K-12 Schools Policy to Create Tobacco-Free MultiUnit Dwellings Policy which Increases the Number of Employers that offer Access to Cessation Services to their Employees All meetings are open to the public and anyone interested in local tobacco issues is encouraged to attend. Meetings are bimonthly and occur at the Florida Department of Health-Collier located at the government complex. ABOUT TOBACCO FREE FLORIDA Tobacco Free Florida is a statewide cessation and prevention campaign funded by Florida's tobacco settlement fund. The program is managed by the Florid a Department of Health, specifically the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida. ABOUT THE TOBACCO-FREE COLLIER PARTNERSHIP The Tobacco-Free Collier Partnership is comprised of agencies representing man y different sectors of the community including hospitals, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, medical clinics, educational institutions and communit y leadership groups committed to making tobacco less desirable, acceptable, and accessible. Smokers and smokeless tobacco users interested in quitting are encouraged to learn about Tobacco Free Florida and the state's free quit smoking resources. Visit www.tobaccofreeflorida.com or follo w the campaign on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TobaccoFreeFlorida or Twitter at www.twitter.com/tobaccofreefla. Tobacco-Free Partnership to meet

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V arsity Football Aug. 30 Our Lady of Good Counsel Home 7:30 (Hall of Fame Night) Sept. 6 Clewiston High School Away 7:30 Sept. 1 First Baptist Academy Home 7:30 Sept. 20 Barron G. Collier High School A way 7:00 Sept. 27 Gulf Coast High School Away 7:00 Oct. 4 Golden Gate High School Away 7:00 Oct. 11 Naples (Breast Cancer Awareness) Home 7:30 Oct. 18 PRHS Away 7:00 Nov. 1 Lely High School (Homecoming) Home 7:30 Nov. 9 South Fort Myers (Sr. Night) Home 7:30JV Football 2013-2014Aug. 29 Lely High School Away 7:00 Oct. 4 Lehigh Senior High School Away 7:00 Oct. 11 Gulf Coast High School Away 7:00 Oct. 19 Barron G. Collier High School Home 7:00 Oct. 26 Gulf Coast High School Home 7:00 Nov. 3 Golden Gate High School Home 7:00 Nov. 10 Naples High School Away 7:00 Nov. 17 Palmetto Ridge High School Home 7:00 Nov. 24 Lely High School Home 7:00Freshmen Football 2013-2014Aug. 29 Lely High School Away 5:00 Sept. 4 Lehigh Senior High School Away 5:00 Sept. 11 Gulf Coast High School Away 5:00 Sept. 19 Barron G. Collier High School Home 5:00 Sept. 26 Gulf Coast High School Home 5:00 Oct. 3 Golden Gate High School Home 5:00 Oct. 10 Naples High School Away 5:00 Oct. 17 Palmetto Ridge High School Home 5:00 Oct. 24 Lely High School Home 5:00Boys and Girls Golf 20132014:Aug. 29 LaBelle boys/girls Sept. 3 PRHS/Golden Gate boys/girls Sept. 5 Naples boys/girls Sept. 10 Clewiston boys Sept. 17 Labelle boys/girls Sept. 24 Barron Collier boys/girls Sept. 26 Lely boys/girls Oct 1 Moore Haven boys/girls Oct. 3 Clewiston boys Oct. 8 Golden Gate boys/girls Oct. 10 Moore Haven boys/girls Oct 14-15 District Golf TBAGirls Volleyball 2013-2014:Aug 29 Gateway Charter Home 6 & 7 Sept. 7 Oasis Tournament Away TBA Sept. 9 Clewiston Home 5:30 & 7 Sept. 1 0 Cape Coral Away 5:30 & 7 Sept. 12 Mariner Away 5:30 & 7 Sept. 16 Barron Collier Home 4, 5:30 & 7 Sept. 1 7 Lely Away 4, 5:30 & 7 Sept. 18 Golden Gate Home 4, 5:30 & 7 Sept. 24 Cypress Lake Home 5:30 & 7 Sept. 2 5 Gulf Coast Away 4, 5:30 & 7 Sept. 26 Mariner Home 4, 5:30 & 7 Sept. 30 EVG Away 5:30 & 7 Oct. 1 Cape Coral Home 5:30 & 7 Oct. 3 Golden Gate Away 4, 5:30 & 7 Oct. 7 Palmetto Ridge Home 4, 5:30 & 7 Oct. 8 Cypress Lake Away 5:30 & 7Boys and Girls Cross Country 2013-20148/31/13 Estero DDD Invite Estero TBA 9/7/13 Ft. Myers Optimist Veterans Park TBA 9/21/13 North Port North Port TBA 9/28/13 Florida Runners Gainesville TBA 10/5/13 Southwest Florida XC Festival FGCU Course TBA 10/12/13 FSU PreState Tallahassee TBA 10/16/13 CCAC Meet Ave Maria TBA 10/2811/2/201 3 District Meet TBA TBA 11/7-9/2013 Regional Meet TBA TBA 11/16/2013 State Meet TBA TBA 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 5 Immokalee Bulletin A ugust 29, 2013 It gives me great pleasure to announce the of cial opening of the 2013-2014 sports season for the Indians of Immokalee High School. Although we are looking forward to a great year in all our programs, the beginning of the football season will bring something to this community that has never happen in the past. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to be playing Our Lady of Good Counsel High School out of Olney Maryland. Good Counsel is a program that has produced several division 1 players, can be found consistently in the high school national rankings and the 2013-2014 version of Good Counsel, w ere ranked 19th nationally by USA Today, has won the past four Washington Catholic A thletic Conference titles. Like the many challenges that we face in this community on a daily basis, the players on this year's team see this as a challenge they are willing to face as well, with the success of the last three seasons which included three consecutive district titles and a 5A state runner u p in 2012. The Indians and the community will look at this as an opportunity to see how we fair against another power program and also set the course for the season. The game will be this Friday at Gary Bates Stadium on the campus of the Immokalee Indians. Kick of is at 7:30 p.m., gates will open at 6:00 and admission is $5. at the gate. Come out and support the Indians as they take on the Falcons. GO INDIANS IHS Drum Beat The 2013-2014 Immokalee High School Sports Schedule Commissioner Nance of ce openCollier 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.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. Community Briefs

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Employment Full Time 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 SERVICE TECH IThe Immokalee Water & Sewer District is accepting applications for a full-time “Service Tech I” for its Wastewater Plant, and spray eld irrigation system. The successful applicant must love working outdoors. They must possess a high school diploma or its equivalent, usually a “GED”, or the equivalent of one year of experience in the maintenance of wastewater or irrigation systems eld and a valid FL Drivers License. The applicant must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug test, and drivers’ license check before employment can begin. There will also be a written examination prior to employment. This position will involve working on holidays and weekends, and begins on October 1, 2013. The salary range begins at $27,248 per year. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. Applications can be downloaded from our website at www.iw-sd.com or picked up at our of ces at 1020 Sanitation Road, Immokalee. The last day to turn in an application is September 6, 2013. Applications will remain on le for six months. CHILD CARE TEACHER Seeking quali ed candidates for Child Care Teacher position. Must have understanding of Iters/Ecers and V.P.K standards, CDA or higher required. Email resume to: Immokaleechild@aol.com Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Employment Full TimeCDL Driver needed with experience. Hauling singles & doubles Call 239-707-5423Drivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Employment Full TimeSERVICE TECH IThe Immokalee Water & Sewer District is accepting applications for a full-time Service Tech I for its Wastewater Collection Department. The successful applicant must love working outdoors, and will possess a high school diploma or its equivalent, usually a “GED”, and a valid FL Drivers License. A CDL “B” must be obtained before the end of a 90-day probationary period. The applicant must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug test, and drivers’ license check before employment can begin. There will also be a written examination prior to employment. This position will involve working on holidays and weekends, and begins on October 1, 2013. The salary range begins at $27,248 per year. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. Applications can be downloaded from our website at www.iw-sd.com or picked up at our of ces at 1020 Sanitation Road, Immokalee. The last day to turn in an application is September 6, 2013. Applications will remain on le for six months. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Machinist Full Time Perm $22.88 Per Hour Job Responsibilities: Sets up, calibrates and operates machining equipment including manual engine lathes, shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines, and heavy duty presses to assemble and or fabricate parts and complex assemblies. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Employment Full Time RAILROAD CONDUCTORS $20.73 per Hour US SUGAR Clewiston, Florida These are Seasonal Positions lasting Seven Months. Must have previous RR Experience. EMAIL RESUME OR APPLY ONLINEJdooley@ussugar.comwww.ussugar.com Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Employment Full Time RECEPTIONISTThe Guadalupe Center of Immokalee is currently seeking a Receptionist. The responsibilities include greeting the public in a professional manner, performing clerical tasks, answering phones, and authorizing visitor access. This is a Full time bene ts eligible position. Minimum Requirements: •High School Diploma • Knowledge of Procare software a plus •1-2 years experience in an of ce environment preferred • Bilingual English/Spanish To apply send resume to: hr@guadalupe center.org or pick up employment application at 509 Hope Circle. EOE/DFWP SHIPPING CLERKNeeded for Immokalee Agricultural based business. Essential job duties include logging records for incoming/ outgoing shipments, verifying PO numbers, answering phones, monitoring trailers for cleanliness, etc.. Must have exible schedule to handle varying hours. Must be bi-lingual and available to travel immediately and should have some computer knowledge. Apply at 306 E. Main St. or by emailing your resume to hiring@ lipmanproduce.com. Employment Full Time THREE MECHANICS/ HEAVY FARM EQUIPMENT $22.88 PER HOUR, EXTENSIVE OT Majority of work EAST of Clewiston 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. Email your resume or Apply OnlineJdooley@ussugar.com www.ussugar.com Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 6 Immokalee Bulletin August 29, 2013 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time

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SBA plans seminarsImmokalee Business Center is planning several workshops. The rst, Computer Basics, will begin Monday, Sept. 9, from 6-7 p.m. and will take place Monday through Friday for two weeks. Geared toward beginners, attendees will learn internet basics, email basics and Word basic. Pre-registration required. No Charge. The next, Entrepreneur School, will begin Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6-7 p.m. No charge. This six-week course is designed to provide an approach for thinking through the development of a new business idea or the growth of an existing small business. Classes are held every Tuesday night. Preregistration required.Afterschool Nutrition ProgramThe Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board, Inc. announces the sponsorship of the Afterschool Nutrition Program, a subcomponent of the Child Care Food Program. This program is designed primarily to provide nutritious snacks and suppers to children in afterschool programs. Snacks and suppers are available at no separate charge to the children at the sites listed below: iGeneration Charter School 1411 Lake Trafford Rd, Immokalee, FL Community Center 321 North 1st Street, Immokalee, FL Sports Complex 505 Escambia St, Immokalee, FLAttention, 2nd Infantry Division Veterans The Florida Branch of the Second Indianhead Division Association will have its annual reunion in Titusville, Florida on October 18-20, 2013 at the Best Western Space Shuttle Inn. All veterans of the 2nd Infantr y Divisions are invited. For more information, call the branch secretary-treasurer, Donald Calnan, at (561) 742-5379 or send an email to 2ida.mail@charter.net. Running Club Comes to ImmokaleeThe Gulf Coast Runners Youth Team is creating a running branch in Immokalee. The GCR youth team is open to all young runners 7-17. Most of our members are in elementary or middle school. We train for both tness and competition year round. Runners have to learn skills such as self-discipline, motivation, and setting and achieving goals. The GCR youth team wants to give every young athlete who has the desire to run, the opportunity to run. If you are interested in joining the running clubthere are practices are twice a week, Monday and Wednesday, located at the Immokalee High School Track at 5:00pm. There is no cost to join-get involved! If you have any questions Hugo Gijon (239) 273-3171.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 Count y 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 Irm a Miller, Campus Director. Parent meetings every Monday at 3 p.m. till school bgins. Employment MedicalEXPERIENCED MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANTFull time position M-F 8pm-5pm and Sat. 8-12. MUST be professional, reliable, self motivated, bilingual, have medical of ce training and experience, take instruction well, be a fast learner, and have exceptional people skills both in person and on the phone. This person would answer phones, make appointments, dictate in charts, handle the ledger, pull and le charts, take patients back, document vitals and other information, call in prescriptions, receive patients when the arrive, and other tasks as they arise. Please stop by in person for an application and to drop off a resume at 1501 6th Ave Suite B (in Immokalee). Employment Part Time GUADALUPE CENTER ADULT TUTOR The Guadalupe Center is currently seeking candidates to ll elementary age tutoring positions. Selected candidate will provide academic support to children in grades K-2. Part time position, Monday through Friday afternoons. Minimum Requirements: High school diploma, CDA/ DCF 45 hour training preferred. Experience working with school age children preferred. To apply send resume to: hr@guadalupe center.org or pick up employment application at 509 Hope Circle. EOE/DFWP Maintenance TechnicianPart Time Maintenance Technician, Ave Maria, FL. Immediate opening for service-oriented, exible, motivated candidate with experience in building maintenance. Pay rate $11 hourly maximum 25 hours per week (with some weekends and emergency coverage). Bring resume to: 5076 Annunciation Circle, Unit #104, Ave Maria, FL 34142 EOE Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Medical Employment Part Time NOW HIRINGFood Service Assistants and Cashiers. Part Time 20 hours per week Monday-Friday. Top Pay and Bene ts. Must have reliable transportation. DFWP. Call Express Employment Professionals at: (239)498-5000 Today!!! 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. ApartmentsESPERANZA PLACE Affordable 2BR and 3BR Apartments, Handicap Unit Available 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 ESPERANZA 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 HomeSaleFELDA 4BR, 2BA, 2500 sq. ft. on nice lot, like new cond., CA, Owner nancing with 20% down. (863)675-8010 or (863)673-6467 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Business & Service Directory AUCTION1994 Toyota4TARN93P5RZ245869 Time for a new car? Check out this auction onSeptember 9, 2013 at 9amKeiths Towing925 E. Delaware Ave. € Immokalee, FL (239) 657-5741 ROOFING Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981 Cowboy Circle Office (863)675-7045 Fax (863)612-1158 Lic#CCC1325950 Of“ce: (863) 675-704 5 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 7 Immokalee Bulletin A ugust 29, 2013 Apartments Employment Part Time READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Community Briefs

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8 Immokalee Bulletin August 29, 2013 Submitted photoCongratulations to the Immokalee Special Olympians! The team brought back numerous ribbons and all quali ed for the area tourney in Bradenton on September 28. Go Indians! Big Cypress National Preserve will implement new camping fees beginning October 1, 2013 for the various campgrounds. Fees will range from $10.00 per night for tent campsites and up to $30 per night for RV sites with hook-ups and at the newly designated Pinecrest Group Campground. The RV dump station will charge $10 per use, for those not staying in a NPS campground. For details on campgrounds and pricing go to http:// www.nps.gov/bicy/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm. Campsites can be reserved online at www.recreation.gov or by calling, toll free at 877-444-6777. Reservations can be made beginning September 1, 2013 for any dates after October 1. Midway and Monument Lake Campgrounds are currently designated fee areas. The remaining developed campgrounds: Burns Lake, Mitchell’s Landing, Bear Island and the Pink Jeep and Gator Head Backcountry Campgrounds in the Bear Island Unit will now charge for camping on a per night, year-round basis. The Pinecrest Campground will be converted to a group campground and will have associated fees as well. One hundred percent of the camping fees will provide a vital source of revenue directly related to the operation of Big Cypress National Preserve campgrounds and our online reservation service. The funds will support maintenance, ranger operations and campground hosts. Fee rates are based on a study of comparable sites in the surrounding area to ensure that increases are appropriate and competitive with current market conditions. Public meeting and comment periods were held with participation from local community members, campground users and local businesses. To review documents related to the public process go to http://parkplanning.nps.gov/documentsList.cfm?projectID=39257 Those holding the Senior Pass (for U.S. residents age 62 and over) and Access Pass (for permanently disabled U.S. residents) of the “National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series” will receive a 50% discount on camping fees. For more about the program go to http://www.nps.gov/findapark/passes. htm Campground Fees implemented at preserve Immokalee Special Olympic Athletes participate in year-long training and competitions. Athletes can train in bowling, ag football, basketball, track and eld, soccer, tennis, and cycling! We are looking for sponsors who would like to mentor an athlete. The athlete will provide you with a schedule of their events, pictures as the year progresses and written correspondence using various means of communication. They would be available to meet with you or your organization and share their experiences with you as well. The cost to sponsor an athlete is $25. As a sponsor you will receive a rubber band bracelet, bumper sticker, sponsor t-shirt and everlasting memories! Their rst competition was the Count y Bowling tourney Aug. 24 at Woodside Bowling Lanes. Sponsorship fees are due by September 30. If you’re interested please contact Kelly Stevenson-Crews 239-377-1920 or stevenke@collierschools.com; or Florestell a Carranza 239-826-2482 or carran @collierschools.com Sponsor an Immokalee Special Olympian