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xxxday, xxx xx, 20xx V ol. xx No. xxx See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is making quite a name for itself, garnering attention from some of the most prestigious organizations in the world. In October, CIW members will travel to New York City to receive a high honor that has been presented to some of the world’s most brilliant people the Four Freedoms Award. CIW has earned the Freedom from Want medal “for their efforts to improve labor conditions for Florida’s agricultural workers.” It is expected that staff members Gerardo Reyes, Neli Rodriguez and Greg Asbed will travel to New York to receive the medal. According to a press release from the Roosevelt Institute, “When we started organizing 20 years ago in Immokalee, we would gather in a borrowed room at a local church and pass around these blue, pocket-sized copies of the U.N.’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which of course contains the Four Freedoms in its Preamble and was championed by the First Lady,” said Gerardo Reyes of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. “Our work today advancing the human rights of workers in the agricultural industry is deeply rooted in that most inspirational of the Roosevelts’ many legacies, which is why there is no recognition that is more appropriate -or could make us more proud -than to receive the Freedom from Want Medal.” CIW Staff Member Greg Asbed said over the last few years CIW has implemented a vision/ model of the human tomato industry based on a system of workers with a voice, a role, to eliminate bad practices, to make the industry better. “This system bene ts workers, growers and buyers and creates a better industry for everyone with a unique partnership model,” he commented. Mr. Asbed took great pride in the earning of this award and offered assurances that CI W would “keep doing what we’ve always done.” He expects that the Four Freedoms award will increase the organization’s pro le.“We need buyers to participate in this partnership for it to grow and be as strong as it can be,” he said. Pointing to big corporations like Whole Foods and McDonalds, which have signed on to the Fair Food Agreement. The goal is to provide a one cent per pound increase for pickers in wages and to eliminate the abuses that have plaqued the industry for years. He noted that the “hometown” grocer, Publix, has yet to become a partner. He said the award shows the impact o f CIW’s work and hopes the award will bring more buyers into the fold tohelp do their part in improving farworkers’ lives. CIW to be honored with freedom medal by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin For 16 years Lucy Ortiz was the guiding hand the guiding light that helped battered women nd peace and a safe way to make their way in the world. She has now retired from that important position, allowing Josie Means to become acting manager at the Shelter for Abused Women Immokalee. Lucy may no longer be front and center on the eld of battle against domestic violence, but she has not retired from the ght. She remains on the board of directors of Alianza Nacional de Mujeres Campesinas as well as the Mujeres Campesinas Unidas de Florida, which is now applying for non-pro t status. In fact, she has just been reelected VP of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas. The organizations focus on farmworker women, on immigration reform and pesticide safety. Her send off by coworkers and clients August 29 was emotional and sincere, with co-worker after co-worker offering their thoughts on Lucy’s career and her retirement. Time and time again words like advocate and respect were used to describe her, even in song. Four women from Weston came to add their voices to the celebration. Josie Means, who has been with the shelter for ten years, thanked Lucy for her courage and commitment, giving heart and “positivity.” It’s farewell but not goodbye, Lucy Thursday, September 12, 2013 V ol. 46 No. 37 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Lake enters new stageThe ongoing restoration of Immokalee’s Lake Trafford widely regarded as successful to date is about to enter a new and advanced stage. The work, which began in 2004 to clean toxic muck and agricultural runoff from the lake bottom, has resulted in a beautiful environment for wildlife, ora and human beings. The next and advanced stage of the project will be an effort to manage the lake for its continued health and productivity. Lake Trafford, just east of downtown Immokalee, is Southwest Florida’s largest fresh water lake. At 1,500 acres it is also the key fresh water aquatic asset to the region channeling millions of gallons of water each year into the region’s aquifers, the Big Cypress Swamp, the Corkscrew Swamp Regional Ecosystem Watershed and hundreds of other, smaller ecosystems and watersheds. The Big Cypress Basin, a subdiv ision of the South Florida Water Management District for Collier See Lake — Page 2 See Award — Page 2 See Lucy — Page 2 Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantLisa Fasanella Director of Programming, left, took her turn embracing Lucy Ortiz on the occasion of her retirement.

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2 Immokalee Bulletin September 12, 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. Mr. Asbed said the CIW includes 5,000 members but impacts over 30,000 Florida agricultural workers directly. He noted that the group represents 90 percent of the Florida tomato industry, w hich in turn accounts for 90 percent of the US domestic tomato industry. Florida is the sole source of domestic tomatoes during the winter months, from November through May He pointed out that the White House and even a worldwide organization like the United Nations has recognized that their model is working. With this award, the CIW stands in the company of amazing past recipients like Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Jimmy Carter and more internationally-respected human rights champions. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms A wards will be presented Wednesday, October 16. with the awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Along with CIW, poet, farmer and conservationist Wendell Berry will be awarded the overall Freedom Medal “for his message of personal responsibility to one’s community and environment.” Economist and author Paul Krugman will receive the Freedom of Speech and Expression Medal for challenging economic orthodoxy and advancing a more equitable vision of society; Violence Interrupter Ameena Matthews will receive the Freedom from Fear Medal for her work to prevent violence on the streets of Chicago; and NETWORK director Sister Simone Campbell will receive the Freedom of Worship Medal for championing social justice in the health care reform debate. According to the press release,“The Four Freedoms Address succinctly expresses what democracy is all about. “My grandparents, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, believed this, worked for it, and lived it. It is, to this day, a rousing call to action and an enduring message of hope for people all over the world,” said Anna E. Roosevelt, chair of the Roosevelt Institute’s Board of Directors. “I am pleased to see the Awards ceremony in New York City this year and hope even more people can engage with the work of this year’s outstanding laureates.”About the Roosevelt InstituteThe Roosevelt Institute is an ideas and leadership organization founded in the belief that America should offer opportunity to all. To develop a new social contract for the 21st century, we advance the work of progressive economists and social policy thinkers and support an emerging generation of leaders as they design solutions to the nation’s most pressing issues. She added that Lucy gave domestic violence victims a voice, empowerment and a safe place. From Ivette Gomez, “I see you as the quintessence or arch type of the wise woman, advocate, social worker, manager and supervisor the guidance I received from you will always be present and valued. You have been an ambassador to the shelter, everywhere you went to teach and share, from the streets of Immokalee to representing us in the White House as an activist!” Lucy said she is looking forward to every day being a “Saturday” from now on. She said she’ll miss working with survivors miss their courage. Looking back on her career she said, “If I’ve been able to do this, it’s because they had courage.” She will also miss the daily interaction with the staff she has been so close to for so many years. Lucy has been in Immokalee for 49 years, making her way from the elds into the banking industry. She eventually got he r masters degree in social work the profes sion she was destined for. She has made an indelible mark on th e shelter, and more importantly on the man y clients she has served over the years. Although she has retired from the wom en’s shelter, Lucy remains in private prac tice. Lucy recalls the shining moments of he r career including the July 2000 visit to Wash ington, D.C. on behalf of immigrant domes tic violence victims when Congress passe d the Violence Against Women Act. Then last February 2013 when she wa s again invited to the White House for th e signing of the legislation’s reauthorization She noted that people need to be aware o f the local impact of these laws and how the y bring about social change. Better than most, Lucy is aware that so ciety tolerates crime against women whic h she says is also a crime against society it self. and parts of Lee Counties, will now begin work with many other agencies and stakeholders, including the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency, to develop a management plan for Lake Trafford that will reach into the coming decades. The Big Cypress Basin issued just last week its draft proposal for a management plan and is seeking comment on it from the public, participating agency partners and stakeholders. The project is entitled, the Lake Trafford Management Action Plan (LTMAP). Produced by the Inland Ecology Research Group at Florida Gulf Coast University, the vision statement produced by the Lake Trafford Management Team is “Return Lake Trafford to a popular and productive sport shing, recreational, and tourist destination, and to a healthy lake ecosystem with diverse native plant and animal communities.” “The Management Action Plan was developed to guide management within the Lake and adjacent wetlands, establish shortterm goals and objectives for water quality, sh and wildlife, vegetation, lake ecosystem, and management coordination,” explains FGCU’s David Ceilly. “Performance measures were also developed for these resource areas so that we can measure restoration success over time. While the Lake restoration process has come a long way since 2004, it remains a work in progress. Monitoring and management actions are necessary to fully restore the ecosystem functions, and this document seeks to guide those efforts.” Lake Continued From Page 1 Lucy Continued From Page 1 A wardContinued From Page 1 Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantPictured from left: Catalina Rosales advocate/counselor, Rose Etienne receptionist Lucy Ortiz, Josie Means Acting Manager, Elizabeth Holloway Adult Adocate. Not pictured Beth Estrada Adult Advocate.

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Topics of discussion will include BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), workforce education, and the Bt wellness campaign. Dr. Patton will also share the district’s 2014-2016 Strategic Plan, as well as steps taken to promote safety and mental health awareness. Plus, with networked laptops available at each meeting location, parents will have an opportunity to receive technical assistance in setting up their Parent Portal access and authorizing their child(ren) to participate in BYOD. A question-and-answer period is planned for each meeting. Questions will be accepted the evening of each meeting, but you may submit a question in advance by visiting www.collierschools.com. Click on the “Ask the Superintendent” link under Community Input Requested on the right of the page or send your question directly to question@collierschools.com. Locations have been chosen so as to make the meetings convenient to attend. Here is the Town Hall Meeting schedule. Each hour-long meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m.  Monday, September 16th Everglades City School (415 School Drive, Everglades City)  Thursday, September 26th Immokalee Technical Center (508 N. 9th Street, Immokalee)  Tuesday, October 1st Tommie Bareld Elementary School (101 Kirkwood Street, Marco Island)  Thursday, October 10th Golden Gate High School (2925 Titan Way, Naples)  Monday, October 14th Barron Collier High School (5600 Cougar Drive, Naples)  Monday, October 28th Gulf Coast High School (7878 Shark Way, Naples) To learn more, call the Communications & Community Engagement department at 377-0180, or send an e-mail to info@collierschools.com. Superintendent’s town hall meetings scheduled by Maribel De ArmasI have good news to share w ith you today coming out of Pinecrest Elementary School (PCR) in Immokalee. You see, Pinecrest has been recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for achieving excellence in nutrition and physical activity. PCR joined the ranks of receiving gold level Healthier US School Challenge Awards, along with ve other Collier County schools (Golden Gate, Golden Terrace, Mike Davis, and Shadowlawn elementary schools and Manatee Middle School). This is the rst time something like this has happened for Collier County Public Schools. Now, this gold level accomplishment is kind of a big deal. Nationwide, there are 6,500 hundred schools certi ed by the USDA as Healthier US Schools, with nearly 300 located in Florida. The “big deal” part is that there are only nine gold level schools in Florida and six of those are in Collier County… and one of those is right here in Immokalee. The Healthier US School Challenge was launched nine years ago and revamped a bit three years ago by First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. The Challenge is completely voluntary and requires participating schools to assume leadership roles in helping students learn to make healthier eating and physical activity choices that will hopefully last a lifetime. It’s about raising a healthier generation of kids. As the Deputy Director for Special Nutrition Programs for the USDA Food and Nutrition Services Southeast Regional Of ce, Steve Hortin, said during our Regular School Board meeting this week, “We currently spend more than $150 billion per year in the US ghting obesity-related illnesses. But it’s our goal to eliminate childhood obesity within a generation through ‘Let’s Move’ and the Healthier US School Challenge.” Congratulations to Pinecrest and all of the schools in Collier County that received gold rankings in the Healthier US School Challenge. And, on the note of healthy eating, National School Lunch Week is coming up in about a month or so – October 15 through October 18. This year’s theme…“School Lunch – What’s Cooking?”…celebrates the positive changes being made in school lunch programs throughout the nation and, of course, right here in Collier County. During National School Lunch Week, schools will be getting students excited about healthy food choices. I’ll share more as we get closer to the celebration. Students First

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It is that time of year that we have to start looking ahead and start making plans so our little ones can have a great time playing baseball/softball. Without the help of our Managers, Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Umpires, Volunteers, Board of Directors and our participating parents, friends and neighbors, we would not be able to make this possible. The number of players have been climbing every year. We would also like mention The Immokalee Sports Complex in particular Derrick Dimas, Leonor Montelongo and Stephen Herrera and their staff for their cooperation and for having our elds ready to play in. We would like to invite all the volunteers that signed a volunteer form and helped out the Little League last season to come meet with the Board of Directors. Make sure to keep in mind that if you have anybody in particular that you would like to nominate to be a board member, please make it be known at the meeting. If you, yourself, would like to nominate yourself, you are more than welcome too. Please let it be known that only the volunteers that signed a volunteer form will be allowed at the meeting and be elibigle to nominate someone to the board. These are the positions for our Little League Board of Directors: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Player Agent, Safety Of cer, Equipment Manager, Information Of cer, Concession Manager, Coaching Coordinator, Sponsorship/Fundraiser Manager, UmpireIn-Chief and Volunteer Coordinator. If you are interested or know someone that might be interested in any of those positions and you have not volunteered please feel free to give us a call at the number provided. Please call for information on our next meeting. William Trevino 239-324-3072. Any other information needed these are also other numbers that you can request information from: Elsa Zamora 239-776-4358, Corinna Garcia 239-462-8705, Hector Ramos 239-564-9645 and Joshua Rincon 2392298972. SR 29 PD&E STUDY STAKEHOLDERS MEETING SCHEDULED MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study for SR 29 from Oil Well Road to SR 82 in Collier County. As a part of the planning process and to encourage community participation, the FDOT has invited non-governmental organizations, interested citizens, business owners, and property owners within the vicinity of the SR 29 project limits to serve on a Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC). The “fth SR 29 Stakeholders Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 16 at the Immokalee One-Stop Career Center, 750 South 5th Street, Immokalee, Florida. The FDOT facilitates the SAC meetings, provides project information, and responds to committee member issues. Please contact Gwen G. Pipkin, Project Manager, at the Florida Department of Transportation by phone at (863) 5192375 or by email to gwen.pipkin@dot.state.”.us with any questions regarding this meeting. 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! RABIES $10 € PARVO $12 € Half Price Boarding €For a limited timeFREE EXAMA $50 ValuePartners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available.SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL1095 N. 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The clinic will run Monday and Thursday 6:00-7:30 and Saturday 8 a.m.-12 p.m. The fee is $30. Once the course ends they will start registering for the Immokalee Little League Baseball and Softball season. Be on the lookout for registration times and dates for the Immokalee Little League. This is a great opportunity for our young kids to start playing baseball/softball all year around instead of only playing four months out of the season and then wait till next season comes in. This will be a fantastic opportunity for our kids to become competitive when we go out of town and play in All Star competition and Tournaments. Register at the Immokalee Sports Complex on Escambia Street (swimming pool) 239-657-3399. Contact William Trevino 239-324-3072), Stephen Herrera 239-658-4071) and Leonor Montelongo 239-657-2418). Little League staff expands training Submitted photoRunning is part of the training at this years camp.

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"Florida Preparedness Month serves as a reminder to Florida's residents and visitors that a disaster can happen any time and the best way to recover is by preparing," said FDEM Director Bryan Koon. "Take the time to review your family and business plan. Ensure your disaster supply kit is complete with the recommended items. Do not wait until a disaster happens to con rm your plans." Created in September 2004, National Preparedness Month recognizes the events that occurred on September 11, 2001 and encourages all Americans to prepare. Florida Preparedness Month serves as a reminder to all Floridians to remain vigilant about the threat of natural hazards, but also manmade disasters. All Floridians should take personal responsibility and develop a disaster preparedness plan based upon their own needs, and an emergency supply kit to sustain themselves and their family for up to 72 hours after a disaster by visiting FloridaDisaster.org. Kids can also build their own disaster supply kit at KidsGetAPlan.com. Students, parents and teachers can also obtain safety information, books and learning tools to be better prepared. For more information about emergency response in Florida, the 2013 Hurricane Season, and how you can to Get A Plan! visit FloridaDisaster.org. Follow FDEM on Twitter at @FLSERT, on Facebook at Facebook. com/FloridaSERT and Facebook.com/KidsGetAPlan. Gov. Scott proclaims September Florida Preparedness Month Collier County, FL-September 10, 2013: The Collier County Supervisor of Elections Of ce is challenging local high schools to get students registered for the upcoming 2014 and 2016 election cycle. September 17 through September 27, Collier County High Schools will be challenged to get as many qualifying students to register or pre-register to vote in Collier County. The High School with the highest numbers after their registration drive will win public recognition and will be presented with a plaque from Jennifer J. Edwards, Supervisor of Elections. In order to register to vote, residents must be legal US citizens and must be at least 18 years old. Students under 18 are encouraged to pre-register to vote as early as the age of 16, which will prepare them for future elections. The Collier County Supervisor of Elections Of ce continues to strengthen its partnerships with Collier County schools and engage students in the democratic process by providing educational programs, conducting voter registration drives, and participating in other events that familiarize students with voting and the electoral process. To learn more about voter outreach and educational programs provided by the Supervisor of Elections Of ce, contact Cyndi Young, Education Coordinator, at cynthiayoung@colliergov.net or call (239) 2528450. For more information, visit www.CollierVotes.com or contact the Supervisor of Elections of ce at (239) 252-8450. High school voter registration challenge The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study for SR 29 from Oil Well Road to SR 82 in Collier County. As a part of the planning process and to encourage community participation, the FDOT has invited non-governmental organizations, interested citizens, business owners and property owners within the vicinity of the SR 29 project limits to serve on a Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC). The fth SR 29 Stakeholders Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. on Monday, September 16, at the Immokalee One-Stop Career Center, 750 South 5th Street. The FDOT facilitates the SAC meetings, provides project information, and responds to committee member issues. Please contact Gwen G. Pipkin, Project Manager, at the Florida Department of Transportation by phone at (863) 5192375 or b y email to gwen.pipkin@dot.state. .us with any questions regarding this meeting. SR 29 PD&E study meeting scheduled This year's 2013' Christmas Around the World Parade and Gala is all FiredUp for another Christmas Event. The committee is planning new ideals for this year's Event.. More is Coming! Please mark your Calendars : Date of Event..December 14, 2013 Time of Events..Parade starts @ 5:30 PM (across from The Immokalee Seminole Casino) The Gala starts at 5 PM at our (local swimming Pool) and ends at 10 PM THEME of this year's 2013' Parade and Gala EventChristmas around the World is celebrating.."Rolling Out the Red Carpet at Christmas for your Best Hollywood Movie THEME". A requirement for all Float Entries..You must displayed on your Float ..the year the Movie Theme was Made/Produced as part o f your Judging scores Gate Entrance Fee for the Snow Gala$1.00 per person over 36 inches. Pictures with Santa start at $5.00 (4x6) per person in all our Elementary Schools We have lots of exciting ideals for our Event. We need your support and participation. More information will be forwarded. in coming weeks. For more information call 239-657-0080. Christmas Around the World Parade and Gala is coming

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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. ESPERANZA 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 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 Farm 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. FELDA 4BR, 2BA, 2500 sq. ft. on nice lot, like new cond., C/Air, Owner nancing with 20% down. (863)675-8010 or (863)673-6467 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Employment Full Time Employment Part Time Employment Part Time Business Opportunities Apartments Condos/Townhouses Rent Houses Rent Mobile HomeSale Campers/RVs Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 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. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! 6 Immokalee Bulletin September 12, 2013 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds

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IWSD meeting postponedThe regular board meeting for the Immokalee Water & Sewer District scheduled for September 18, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. has been rescheduled for September 27, 2013 at 3:30 p.m., due to a lack of quorum.Immokalee InterAgency Council meetingThe next Interagency Council meeting will be Wednesday, September 11, from noon-1 p.m. at Southwest Florida Works, located at 750 S. 5th Street in Immokalee. As providers we are committed to understanding ourselves and those around us and acknowledging barriers that lead to disparities in health and other social conditions in our community. This month’s guest speaker is Lucy V. Ortiz, LCSW, a consultant, bilingual psychotherapist and owner of Let’s Talk/ Hablamos and Tours of Immokalee, Fl. Lucy will be speaking on “The Other Side of Cultural Competency: Serving the Community of Immokalee.” SBA plans seminarsImmokalee Business Center is planning several workshops. September 17: HUD Section 3 and Davis-Bacon 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. Pre-registration required.Ready to start a business?Sign up for the IBDC Entrepreneur School. Thekey to a successful business is good planning. This six week course is designed to provide an approach for thinking through the developmet of a new business idea or the growth of an existing small business. Hodges University Immokalee Campus, 1170 Harvest Drive. 239-9387171 or 239-269-9629. MarieCapita@ immokalee.biz.LandscapingAt the Collier County UF/IFAS Extension Of ce: Saturday September 28-9 to 12 a.m. Avocados 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/ gard/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 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 Infantry 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 selfdiscipline, 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 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) 252-4000.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 239-3771172; cell 239-980-9021 or go to www. collierchildcare.org.South Park closed for constructionImmokalee South Park, located at 418 School Drive, is closed. A ne w 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 o f breast-feeding, 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 10-11:30 a.m. For additional information call 239-252-7347 or 239252-7312. Network Administrator IIResponsible for the maintenance, monitoring and troubleshooting the network along with supporting rewalls and other network devices Requirements:• Experience in all areas of local and wide area network management and administration including system con guration, setup, troubleshooting, planning, design, implementation, and end user support; experience installing and supporting Microsoft server technologies;experience supporting telecommunications equipment.• OSI model, STP, VLAN, DTP, Wireless 802.11 a,b,g,n• OSPF, EIGRP, PIM• LACP, VMware, VRRP, HSRP• GLBP, MPLS, VPLS and BGP Certi cations preferred: CCNA, CCNA Voice, and NET+ Platform experience preferred: Con guration and installation of Cisco Systems routers, switches, wireless and services. Con guration and support of CUCM and CSACS, Mikrotik, Ubiquiti, AAA, TACACS United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held Agribusiness rms and is headquartered in Clewiston, Florida. In addition to growing, milling and re ning cane sugar, U.S. Sugar owns a short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one of Florida’s foremost producers and processors of oranges and orange juice products. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com 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 7 Immokalee Bulletin September 12, 2013 Employment Full Time READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Community Briefs

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8 Immokalee Bulletin September 12, 2013 It is time again for Immokalee Water & Sewer District to do the quarterly ushing of the water lines. District employees will open the re hydrants and ushout valves to let the water run. This is an important part of our maintenance program, to prevent sediment and rust from building up inside the lines. This buildup can cause discoloration in the water, and result in undesirable tastes and odors. It can also cause a reduction in the effective diameter of the water line. The water lines are ushed by opening a series of hydrants and ushout valves and allowing them to ow freely until the water is clear. This can take anywhere from fteen to thirty minutes, or more, at each site. After water lines have been ushed in your area, you may have some discoloration in your water, a yellowish or brownish color. This is normal, and can be alleviated by allowing the water to run in your faucet for about ten to fteen minutes until it is clear. Some customers may still have discoloration. If the cold water is clear, and the hot water is discolored, then the sediment is in your hot water heater, and you will need to drain it. Most hot water heater manufacturers advise that you ush them at least once a year. If you have any questions, please contact Jerry Warden, or Kerbi Alexandre at (239) 658-3630.Limpieza con Agua de Hidrante de IncendiosEs el tiempo otra vez para Immokalee Water & Sewer District hacer la limpieza con agua trimestral de las l’neas de agua. Los empleados de distrito abren los hidrantes de incendios y v‡lvulas ushout para dejar al agua dirigida. Este es una parte importante de nuestro programa de mantenimiento, impedir a sedimento y herrumbre aumentar dentro de las l’neas. Esta concentraci—n puede causar la decoloraci—n en el agua, y causar gustos indeseables y olores. Esto tambiŽn puede causar una reducci—n del di‡metro e caz de la l’nea de agua. Las l’neas de agua son limpiadas con agua abriendo un a serie de bocas de riego y v‡lvulas ushout y permitiŽndolos uir libremente hasta que el agua estŽ clara. Este puede tomar en todas partes a partir de quince a treinta minutos, o m‡s, en cada sitio. DespuŽs de que las l’neas de agua han sido limpiadas con agua en su ‡rea, usted puede tener alguna decoloraci—n en su agua, un color amarillento o pardusco. Este es normal, y puede ser aliviado permitiendo al agua correr en su grifo durante aproximadamente diez a quince minutos hasta que estŽ claro. Algunos clientes todav’a pueden tener la decoloraci—n. Si el agua fr’a est ‡ clara, y el agua caliente es descolorada, entonces el sedimento est‡ en su calentador de agua caliente, y usted tendr‡ que drenarlo. La mayor’a de los fabricantes de calentador de agua calientes informan que usted los limpia con agua al menos una vez al a–o. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta, por favor p—ngase en contacto con Jerry Warden, o KerbiAlexandre en (239) 658-3630. Fire hydrant ushing Submitted photoIndians ready for actionThe Indians will be looking for a win Friday night after taking it on the chin in their rst two games, bowing to Our Lady of Good Counsel and then to Clewiston last Friday, 13-12. Both senior defensive back J.C. Jackson and junior offensive tackle Wesley Docsol will be on the eld Friday night as our Indians meet First Baptist Academy at Gary Bates Stadium. Game time 7:30 p.m. Go Indians! 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. Community Brief