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Immokalee bulletin
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Twelve area residents w ere involved in a three-car crash at 11:41 a.m. September 2. Two were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital in critical condition. The crash occurred just 467 feet inside the Hendry/Collier county line and occurred during the rain. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Tikeisha Hawkins, 29, of Immokalee was driving a 2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor westbound on SR 82 in Hendry County, east of Naples Ave. West. A 2002 Saturn LS1 driven by Jessica Jackson, 28, of Immokalee was eastbound, followed by Demmona Short, 37, of LeHigh Acres, driving a 2000 Mercury Cougar, two cars behind her. The Hawkins vehicle and the Jackson vehicle were approaching each other when Ms. Hawkins lost control of her Mitsubishi and began rotating counter clockwise. She traveled into the Saturn’s path, driven by Ms. Jackson, front right to front left. Then the Hawkins vehicle continued to rotate and travel westward. A fourth driver was able to avoid the collision but Ms. Short was unable to avoid the oncoming car. The left rear portion of the Saturn (Short vehicle) collided with the rear left of the Mitsubishi (Hawkins vehicle). Jessica Jackson, driver of the Saturn, and her passenger, Tabricka Jackson, 12, suffered critical injuries and were transported to Lee Memorial. A third passenger, Diamond Jackson, 8, sustained minor injuries and was taken to LeHigh Regional Medical Center. A fourth, Jamiah Canales, 7, was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. All are from Immokalee. All those in the Hawkins vehicle sustained minor injuries. Driver Tikeisha Hawkins MARK YOUR CALENDER!!!! Food, fun, games, prizes, and awesome deals on every vehicle in stock. Come in now, take a test drive in a new Ford and register to win one of many great prizes to be given away at the Tailgate Party.** No purchase necessary. Must be present to win. Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver license. See Dealer for d etails. MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!! Thursday, September 5, 2013 V ol. 46 No. 36 Submitted photo/ Robbie WoosterRelay for Life 2014 March 14.Thank you so much for the incredible support and participation by the Immokalee community making 2013’s Relay For Life the most successful yet! Mark your calendars and save the date March 14, 2014. The rst organizational meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 5 p.m. in the iTech conference room. Organizers hope all team members from last years’ event will join in the celebration of the 10th birthday of Immokalee Relay For Life. New members are needed. Come meet the teams from past years and make new friends. Help plan the best birthday bash ever! Organizers hope to exceed our 2013 goal! Hope to see you there! Twelve injured on CR 82 by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin “Life is a team sport . It’s about trust.” Student athletes from Immokalee and from Maryland gathered August 29 to share a meal and hear from a legend whose in uence has been felt far beyond the basketball courts of his playing days. One by One Leadership Immokalee arranged the event, dubbed “Hall of Fame Dinner.” Reid Carpenter, president of One by One Leadership Immokalee, noted that the One by One Leadership is hoping to make it an annual event, part of a Hall of Fame weekend. One by One Leadership Foundation in support of their sports and academic mentoring programs and the relations they are helping to forge with the National Basketball Hall of Fame in service to youth. Part of the One by One Leadership program includes a program in which Ave Maria athletes mentor Immokalee students. The group is responsible for the meeting of the Immokalee Indians and Our Lady o f Good Counsel Falcons from Olney, Maryland, on the football eld, but rst the young athletes would hear from Mannie Jackson and his friend, Sherman Brown, himself a Student athletes learn lessons from a legendSee Crash — Page 2 Submitted photos/ Adam Herrera I.H.S. Athletic Director Tony Allen, Mannie L. Jackson, and Collier County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kamela Patton, wearing her favorite basketball jersey Globetrotters, of course! See Legend — Page 2 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.co m Free SpeechFree Ads

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basketball great and key member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame trustees. He offered some insight into the incredible life his friend has led. He told the students that Mannie, one in a family of 13, was literally born in a boxcar, escaped segregation, became the rst African American All American at the University of Illinois. This incredible man played with the incomparable Harlem Globetrotters, then became an owner of the team, the rst A frican-American to own a world class sports franchise. His amazing accomplishments include being a former Executive of Honeywell, rst black owner of a major ball team. So many rsts in this man's life, so many challenges met, so many hurdles turned into triumphs. When it was Mannie's turn to speak he told the cafeteria crammed with young athletes that "anything is possible in this great country." He admonished the young people to "Give yourself a chance . It starts and stops with the family and trust." One of 13 children actually raised in a boxcar, Mannie understands how lucky he w as to be athlete to have a family as he grew up in Illmo, Missouri. Mannie recalled his reaction to seeing the Harlem Globetrotters play. The experience showed him that black men could be respected and he knew that was what he wanted. He got his break when the coach saw him run and jump, but it was only the starting point. There were many trials, many lessons he had to learn on the way to becoming a success. Mannie came up in a time when racism was an accepted part of life. "Sports got me around being color blind," he told the athletes. He went on to tell his audience that "Players must trust their coach and team members," a lesson his playing days taught him. He is also indebted to his grandmother, who wouldn't accept the "blame game" placing your problems on someone else. She taught him to accept responsibility. He told them to "embrace teachers" because they truly have your best interests at heart, even if you don't realize it. He said people today want to look like stars at something'. "Before you look like something'," he told them, "be it," adding "Be as authentic as you can. Be yourslf. Be as good as you can." Fifty-eight football players and coaches from Our lady of Good Counsel Falcons attended. Falcon Coach Bill Milloy expressed his school's thanks for the great experience and opportunity to see a different part of the country. As it turned out, the game was a disappointment to the hometown team, but Thursday night's event was designed to have a permanent effect on all the players. As a reminder of the most important lessons in life, Mannie provided copies of his book, Boxcar to Boardrooms and good naturedly signed many copies. The book describes his experiences and how he made his way to becoming the success he is today. Life is about choices, according to the basketball star and successful businessman, and it's about community. "The community is like a chain," he said, "the more broken links, the more dysfunctional it becomes." In addition to the Indian football team, members of the Soccer Pit Cobras U15, with Coaches Santiago Damas and Manny Touron, attended. They wanted their boys to see these great sports gures and to learn from them the keys to success: no excuses, perseverance, hard work. Ultimately, the message was only partly about sports. The deeper message was about life and how you live it. As Mannie put it, "Having integrity can carry you a long, long way." 2 Immokalee Bulletin September 5, 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. by Maribel De ArmasThe beginning of a new school year is a great time to remind everyone of the plethora of resources available on Collier County Public Schools' (CCPS) website (www.collierschools.com). Whether you are a student, parent, community member, or CCPS employee, our website is really a one-stop shop for just about anything you need to know about the school district. If you don't have a computer at home, check out the website on a smartphone, on a computer at your local library, or on a computer that may be available at your child's school. Here are just a few important resources you might nd useful. Late Bus Notices: There's an easy way to learn if your child's bus is delayed on the trip home. Late bus notices are posted, as needed, on the homepage of the district website. Look for the school bus "Late Bus Notice" icon on the page. It appears any afternoon that a school bus is running more than a half hour behind schedule. Just click on the icon to nd out if, by chance, your child's bus is running late. Hurricane/Emergency Resources: While the tropics seem to be taking it easy on us this year, we want to make sure you are aware of the various ways, in addition to the school district website, to receive up-to-date and accurate information if a hurricane or other emergency happens to affect school operations. Emergency Information Hotline call 1-888-994-NEWS (6397) for toll free updates in English, Spanish, and Creole. The Education Channel tune in to Comcast, cable 99, for any updated emergency information. School Messenger receive automated phone calls sent directly to your phone with school closing and re-opening information. Blast Emails subscribers of iNews will receive emergency information updates. Not a subscriber? Visit www.collierschools. com and click on the "Send us your email address" icon on the homepage. Virtual Flyers: If you are looking for information posted by approved outside agencies about programs and offers for students, you'll need to go to the school district website, instead of your child's backpack. Just head over to www.collierschools.com and click on the green Virtual Flyers backpac k icon on the left side of the homepage you may have to scroll down just a bit on the page to see it. Parent Resources: The parents section o f the website you get there by clicking the red round circle at the top of the website shows the latest announcements for parents and icons linking to important topics such as health information, zoning and school choice, and parent forms. Plus, you'll nd links to curriculum resources, student support services, and so much more! Now, this is certainly not all you will see on a visit to www.collierschools.com. When you get an opportunity to access a computer, be it at your home, at the library, or at your child's school, consider spending some time navigating through our website to discover all of the resources available. And, just as a reminder, make sure you've marked Thursday, September 26th, as the day you'll want to head over to the Immokalee Technical Center (iTECH) from 6 to 7 p.m. for a Town Hall Meeting hosted by our Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kamela Patton. I'll share some more details about this meeting in next week's column. Students Firstand passenger Tedric Alford, 1, were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital. Elizabeth Warren, 50, and Tashanti Smith, 9, were both taken to LeHigh Regional Medical Center. All are from Immokalee. In the Mercury, neither driver Demmon a Short, nor passenger Roderick Lee, 8, was hurt. Both are from LeHi g h Acres. CrashContinued From Page 1 LegendContinued From Page 1 Submitted photoMichael Avalos and Abraham Herrera share a moment with sports and business legend Mannie L. Jackson at Immokalee’s rst Hall of Fame Dinner

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We treat fractures, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel, sports medicine injuries, work related injuries, wound care of the foot and ankle, diabetic foot care, and any other general orthopedic and podiatric health problems.Institute for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine 450 S Main Street € LaBelle 33935 Call us for your next appointment at 239-482-5399 David Heligman MD Robert Andrew Follweiler, DO Jeffrey Kleiman DPM Visit our website at: www.jointteam.com Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/jointteam 3 Immokalee Bulletin September 5, 2013 Pastoral LuncheonCome to a Fundraising Seminar 11 a.m. Saturday, September 7, at 800 Church Lane, Immokalee.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. September 17: HUD Section 3 and DavisBacon Act Workshop to help construction related rms navigate wages rate and certi ed payroll record requirement so they can avoid costly restitution payments and nes on federally funded construction projects. 10 a.m.-noon. No charge. The next, Entrepreneur School, will begin Tuesday, Sept. 24, 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.LandscapingAt the Collier County UF/IFAS Extension Of ce: Saturday September 28-9 to 12 a.m. A vocados and More for Your South Florida Landscape. Gene Joyner, retired UF/IFAS Extension educator and manager/proprietor of Unbelievable Acres (see:http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/flgard/ msg110902529107.html) will give a presentation on his experiences in growing avocado, carambola, bananas and other fruit trees in south Florida. Hopkins Tropical Fruit Nursery will have fruit trees for sale after the presentation. Where: 14700 Immokalee Rd. (11 miles east of 75, in front of the Collier County Fairgrounds just north of Waterways Community on 39th Ave NE). FNGLA CEUs pending. Cost: $7 Please register at: http://colliercofruittreesjoyner-eorg.eventbrite.com/ Afterschool Nutrition Program at centersThe 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, FLRunning 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 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.Attention, 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. South Park closed Immokalee South Park, located at 418 School Drive, is closed. A new communit y park building is under construction throughout this summer and fall. Construction is expected to be complete by January 2014. Community Briefs

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Celebrations .newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? Birthday? Holiday? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineFor a modest charge, each package includes: and family Submit your good news today at 4 Immokalee Bulletin September 5, 2013 Come to historic Everglades City for the Annual Blessing of the Stone Crab Fleet on Saturday, September 28, on the bank of the Barron River at the Rod & Gun Lodge. The event starts at 1:00 p.m. with fun for all the family and ends at around 4:00 p.m. There will be arts & crafts booths, music, and a frog-jumping contest for the kiddies before local pastors bless each boat at 2:00 p.m. Some vessels in the eet have been operated by the same families for generations and ship their catch worldwide. The traps will be dropped on October 5 and the rst harvest will be gathered on October 15 which is the of cial start of the season. A cash prize for the largest claw will be awarded that day. One highlight of the event is the Coconut Guava Cake Baking Contest, judged this year by SŽbastien J. Thief ne, Executive Pastry Chef at The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples, with a prize of $100 to the winner. Traditional recipes for this local specialty have been handed down over the years and remain family secrets. Another highlight is the Ted Smallwood Look-Alike Contest which also has a $100 prize for the winner. Ted was one of the pioneers in this area who operated his famous store & post of ce (now a Museum) in Chokoloskee. The celebration is being organized by the Everglades Society for Historic Preservation (www.evergladeshistorical.org). For more information, phone Tod at 239-2604577 or follow us on FaceBook (https:// www.facebook.com/pages/Blessing-ofthe-Stone-Crab-Fleet/102906976439347). Everglades City: Blessing of the Stone Crab Fleet The Gulf Citrus Growers Association presented its "Special Service" Award to Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry, Environmental Supervisor, Paul A. Mears. The presentation was made during the Gulf Citrus Industry Banquet held in conjunction with Citrus EXPO on August 14 in Ft. Myers. Mears, who has served with FDACS/DPI's Bureau of Pest Eradication for over nine y ears, was recognized for his "outstanding service and leadership in the formation and continual enhancement of the Gulf" Citrus Health Management Areas (CHMAs)." In making the presentation to Mears, Ron Hamel, executive vice president of the Gulf Citrus Growers Association, noted that Mears has been on "the front lines" in the industry's battle with Citrus Canker, HLB "greening" and Citrus Black Spot. "Paul was one of the rst' FDACS/DPI staff members to step up' as part of the leadership team in the Gulf' region to launch our area wide cooperative spray program to reduce psyllid populations and slow the spread of the dreaded Greening' bacterial disease. Working with UF/IFAS entomologist, Dr. Phil Stansly and the GCGA leadership team...Mears helped to create and support what has become the Gulf CHMA'", Hamel added. "Whenever our leaders have called on Paul...he has gone above and beyond the call of duty to provide timely service," Hamel said. "He represents the best' in a State of Florida, FDACS employee." "Today, Mears continues to provide dedicated support for our CHMA efforts, offering positive advice and data resources to enhance our efforts," said Hamel. Paul Mears recognized by GCGA The Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail's free bird listing reward program Wings Over Florida is more popular than ever. The program has already surpassed its best ever year in terms of the number of certi cates awarded, and it is hoped this trend continues. Do you keep a Florida life list? You do! Then print and ll out a Wings Over Florida rules and application form and Checklist of Florida birds; mail them both to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission c/o Andy Wraithmell, Wings Over Florida Program, P.O. Box 6181, Tallahassee, FL 32314-6181 If you have taken part in Wings Over Florida before and are continuing to build your Florida life list, you may have quali ed for a higher level certi cate. Certi cates are awarded as follows: Cardinal level 50 to 149 species Scrub-Jay level 150 to 249 species Skimmer level 250 to 299 species Egret level 300 to 349 species Kite level 350+ species Latest Wings Over Florida News Do you keep a list of how many bird species you see each calendar year? Starting in January 2014 we will start awarding a Florida Big Year certi cate for birders who see more than 150 species during a single calendar year! The organization is also currently working on a new online application process, which will include tips on where to go birding in Florida and bird identi cation. It is aiming to to have this new service available towards the end of 2013 and also developing a ne w Wings Over Florida Butter y program with the University of Florida. For more information about Wings Over Florida contact Andy Wraithmell: andy. wraithmell@myfwc.com or visit the Wings Over Florida webpages Earn bird listing award Submitted PhotoPaul Mears accepting his award from members of the GCCA. Collier County Public Schools' annual College Night is just under a month away! Students and parents are invited to the event taking place from 4:30-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, in the Golden Gate High School gymnasium (2925 Titan Way). Approximately 100 colleges and universities will send representatives to College Night. For additional college resources, information, and decision-making questions go to http://www.collierschools.com/student_services/college.asp. To learn more please contact Christopher Smith, Counselor on Special Assignment / Secondary School Counseling, at 377-0515 or via e-mail at smithch@collierschools. com. College Night coming soon

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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. SERVICE 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. SOUTHERN GARDENS CITRUS Citrus Grove Mechanic AssistantPosition requires routine maintenance and repair on all citrus grove care and harvesting equipment including tractors, graders, sprayers, mowers, ATVs, etc., and to assist Grove Mechanics with additional tasks as needed. Requires vehicle service experience, and basic set of mechanic’s tools to perform tasks. Must be able to read and comprehend maintenance and equipment instruction manuals that are written in English. Position requires good math, mechanical trouble shooting, customer service, and written/verbal communication skills. Ability to work with others and/or alone with minimum supervision. Ability to perform manual job functions that include heavy lifting, pulling, climbing, etc., in outside weather conditions. Must be able to lift a minimum of fty pounds on a regular basis. Must possess a valid driver’s license, and be able to obtain a CDL within 6 months from start date. Welding experience and familiarity with computers is preferred. Must be able to work up to 47.5 hours per week or more, and may be required to work nights, weekends, and holidays as required. Travel to other locations may be required. Prefer bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates. Southern Gardens Citrus located in Clewiston, Florida is a citrus grower and supplier of 100% pure Florida not-from-concentrate (NFC) orange juice to the private label industry and to major brands. We offer competitive pay with as well as a full bene ts package that includes medical, dental, life, and retirement plan. If you possess the above skills and quali cations please complete an application at: Southern Gardens Citrus, 1820 County Rd., #833, Clewiston, Florida 33440 Equal Opportunity Employer 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!!! 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 Drivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 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 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. 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 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Find it faster. 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What is Vibrio vulni cus? Vibrio vulni cus is a bacterium that occurs naturally in warm brackish and salt water environments in the Gulf of Mexico. The presence of Vibrio in our waters is NOT an indication of pollution! During the warmer months, this bacterium can reach particularly high concentrations in lter-feeding shell sh (i.e. oysters, clams) that inhabit coastal waters. Foodborne illness from V. vulni cus is almost exclusively associated with consumption of raw oysters. Properly cooking the shell sh can totally eliminate the risk. Although most cases are likely underreported and unrecognized, infection from V. vulni cus is still quite rare. Data from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) indicated the average occurrence of V. vulni cus infection was less than 30 cases per year between 2002 and 2007, and these were due to consumption of raw oysters What activities can cause illness related to Vibrio vulni cus? Eating raw oysters or lightly cooked seafood, or exposing an open wound to seawater harboring V. vulni cus can result in infections (50% of U.S. cases are from infections due to open wounds). Wound infection can occur when a previously obtained wound, sore, scratch, or burn is exposed to seawater or when a wound is obtained while shing, such as a puncture from a hook or sh teeth, cuts or scratches from shells or n sh, or cuts and scrapes from crab traps or other shing gear. The bacterium is often isolated from oysters and other shell sh as well as from their habitats during the summer months in warm, coastal waters. There is no evidence, however, of person-to-person transmission. Who is at risk and why? People with previous medical conditions can acquire V. vulni cus disease from eating raw seafood, especially oysters. Those persons with either immune system disorders (such as AIDS) or on immunosuppressive medication, chronic liver disease, hemochromatosis (iron overload disease), and/or insulin-dependent diabetes are at the greatest risk for infection and should avoid ra w seafood products. Even though foodborne illness associated with V. vulni cus is rare, fatality rates of immunosuppressed patients infected by V. vulni cus can approach 60%. Persons with these preexisting medical conditions, or persons who are very young or elderly, should also avoid exposure to seawater/brackish water. What are the diagnostic signs and symptoms associated with Vibrio vulni cus? Symptoms of infection due to: Wound infection symptoms may develop within 3 to 24 hours and include: Rapid swelling, pain, and reddening o f skin around wound (present in 100% of infections) Large blisters, die-off of tissue around wound (30 50% of infections) Gangrene (<10%) Consumption of raw or undercooked seafood may occur in 12 to 48 hours and include: Fever/chills Nausea/stomach pain/vomiting Diarrhea If Vibrio vulni cus infections are left untreated in people at risk for serious infection, symptoms may quickly increase in severit y and include: Fluid accumulation, especially in legs Blood- lled large blisters, mainly on extremities Septicemia (bacteria enter and spread through blood stream) Shock (rapid drop in blood pressure) Death Amputation of appendages and/or surgical removal of dead tissue may be required to prevent death. Protect wounds from direct contact with seawater (use water-proof bandages, gloves, shoes, and clothing) and avoid punctures, scrapes, or cuts while shing, harvesting, or handling raw seafood. References: UF/IFAS Extension: http://edis.ifas.u edu/fs147 UGA Marine Extension: http://safeoysters. org/educators/Fisherman_Fact_Sheet.pdf -Make your information known Send your message to: iiac@listserv.naples.net (The list accepts attachments.) Missed a message? Go to the archives: http://listserv.naples.net/iiac.html Learn more about IIAC and visit the IIAC website: http://immokalee.naples.net/iiac/ EXPERIENCED 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 Medical 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 Employment Part Time 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 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Employment Medical Employment Part Time We are currently hiring tutors at the Big Cypress National Preserve (located in Southwest Florida between the cities of Weston and Naples). JOB DESCRIPTION: • All tutoring takes place in a one-on-one environment • This is a part time position • Tutors work with the same students on a weekly basis. • Tutoring takes place Monday through Thursday beginning at 3pm QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s Degree • Strong communication skills • A reliable automobile • Ability to motivate students • High level of commitment COMPENSATION: • $20.00$25.00 per hour depending on education and experience • $20 per day travel reimbursement Please complete our online tutor application on the website below and select NAPLES so your application is routed to our of ce. http://www.whole child. com/tutoringopportunities Call with questions: 954-431-6000 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads 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 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 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 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Business & Service Directory AUCTION2000 HyundiaKMHWF25S34A2183 Time for a new car? Check out this auction onSeptember 16, 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 September 5, 2013 What you should know .

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8 Immokalee Bulletin September 5, 2013 On Saturday, August 24, The Haitian Coalition of Collier County (HCCC) held its second in a series of health fairs for the Haitian Community in Immokalee. Held on the campus of Southwest Florida Works in Immokalee, the event drew 196 attendees and 19 service providers. This exceeded the event’s goal of 150 attendees. Dr. Vladimir Mathieu, MD of Naples Medical Center was the key note speaker and spoke to the attendees about the importance of health and more importantly about the importance of preventive health care. He elded a few questions on the availability of Medicaid, access to health care in Immokalee as well as a question on depression. Feedback from service providers as well as attendees was all positive. However, as the event went on, it brought to light the serious need for expanded health care for the residents in Immokalee. Many of the attendees suffered from high blood pressure and diabetes and complained of how dif cult it is to be seen by a doctor in Immokalee. Here’s a list of the service providers in attendance: Collier County Health Department, Collier County Migrant Education Program, Collier County Sheriff Of ce, Family Private Care, Healthcare Network of SW Florida Community Health Center, Healthcare Networ k of SW Florida Community Health Center Immokalee, HCR ManorCare, MedLife, NCH Healthcare System, NCH Outpatient Rehabilitation, NCH Outpatient Rehab Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging, Planned Parenthood, Preferred Care Home Health, Shelter for Abuse Women & Children Vitas Hospice, Source of Light & Hope, SANOFI Aventis, SOLHDC, Ins., Habitat For Humanity. About The Haitian Coalition of Collier County (HCCC) The HCCC was founded in 2006 to enhance the quality of life of the approximately 15,000 Haitian-Americans living in Collier County. For more information on how to become a sponsor or speaker, contact John K Paul at 239-269-7285 or by email jkpaul44@ gmail.com Haitian community holds health fair National Emergency Family Registry and Locator System Fact Sheet FEMA’s National Emergency Family Registry and Locator System (NEFRLS) is activated following a Presidentially declared disaster to reunite families that have become separated as a result of the disaster. Once the disaster is declared, Individuals and families can register online at www.fema.gov or by phone at 1-800588-9822, 24-hours a day, when the system is activated. http://www.fema.gov/ public-assistance-local-state-tribal-andnon-pro t/recovery-directorate/nationalemergency-family. Personal and Family Preparedness Submitted PhotoAttendees at the second Haitian Community Health Fair.