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Immokalee bulletin
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LaBelle, FL
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June 20, 2013
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by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin Immokalees new charter school, iGeneration Academy, is grounded in innovation, in teaching students how to learn rather than strictly adhering to memorizing facts. Just about a month into its inaugural session, the school itself is demonstrating this concept. Losing its director to personal issues just a couple weeks after opening its doors, the school has found its direction with a new hand at the helm to help set the standard for years to come. Synthia LaFontaine is the new guiding light at iGeneration. Ms. LaFontaine started her career in education in 1990 and has experience as a teacher and district trainer. She was the evening director for Lorenzo Walker Technical School and coordinated school improvement for the Collier County Public School system. For one and half years she served with the Department of Education Bureau of School Improvement in Broward and Dade. She said shes seen hundreds of classrooms and understands what works, as well as what doesnt. A graduate of Texas Weslyan University, she trained in bilingual studies and says she understands the cultural differences in the bilingual brain and the English-trained brain. She feels that she can now bring all this experience to bear in fostering a unique blend of academic learning and personal growth for the students at iGeneration. This is my opportunity to really maximize the capacity of these students, she noted. Ms. LaFontaine has her eyes focused rm ly on developing each students strong points, while helping them build a solid overall foun dation for a lifetime of learning. The staff reects the schools core educa tional values and compliment its Learning Management System which provides the time for teachers to spend individually with students or with small groups. 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Offer ends 09/30/13. xxxday, xxx xx, 20xx V ol. xx No. xxx See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin The 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 worlds most brilliant people the Four Freedoms Award. CIW has earned the Freedom from Want medal for their efforts to improve labor conditions for Floridas 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 weve always done. He expects that the Four Freedoms award will increase the organizations 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 CIWs 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 Lucys 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.Its farewell but not goodbye, LucyThursday, 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 Immokalees 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 Floridas 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 regions 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 2Immokalee Bulletin/Patty BrantLisa Fasanella Director of Programming, left, took her turn embracing Lucy Ortiz on the occasion of her retirement. 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 worlds most brilliant people the Four Freedoms Award. CIW has earned the Freedom from Want medal for their efforts to improve labor conditions for Floridas 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 weve always done. He expects that the Four Freedoms award will increase the organizations 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 CIWs 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 Lucys 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.Its 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 Immokalees 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 Floridas 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 regions 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 2Immokalee Bulletin/Patty BrantLisa Fasanella Director of Programming, left, took her turn embracing Lucy Ortiz on the occasion of her retirement. iGeneration growing into its mission The Immokalee Bulletin has launched a new and expanded online business directory at its community website to serve businesses and consumers in Immokalee and surround ing areas. The new online directory BizSearch lists every business in Immokalee as well as nearby shopping areas and includes such information as telephone number, location, business hours and website address. BizSearch is available at orida.newszap. com, and consumers can access the site free of charge from their computer and other por table devices. The Immokalee Bulletin has long pub lished dedicated community news in print, and last year introduced its free online com Bulletin, Newszap launch online business directory See Gala, Page 2 See Online, Page 2 See Charter Page 2Holiday Parade, GalaChristmas Around the World Parade and Gala will start on December 14, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. on the corner of Carver and Main Street. The appli cations for the Parade can be picked up at our local Chamber Ofce-now! The Snow Gala Entrance Fee will be $1:00 per person who are 36 inches and taller. Please call Parks and Rec reations for your vendor information (Leonor@239-657-1951. This year our Christmas committee will be sponsoring a Best Dressed Theme Costume for any person who would like to strut down our Red Car pet at our Snow Gala Event. First Prize winner $100.00 Second Prize winner $50.00 Third. Prize winner $25.00 Just get off your oats and come on over to the Snow Gala where the Red Carpet will be displayed and make sure you are ready to strut your cos tume down our Run Way. To sign up in advance, call or email the Chamber Ofce with your name and contact numbers. If additional information is needed, call Cherryle Thomas (239-657-0080) Immokalee Bulletin/Patty BrantBottom left: Receptionist Bryanne Robison is pictured with Seventh grader Eduardo Cruz, 12. Eduardo likes the one-on-one learning structure at iGeneration. Top left: Director Synthia LaFontaine is anked by students Francisco Brito and Lianne De La Rosa. Bottom: Pablo Hernandez, a seventh grader, shows off some moves in an impromptu dance recital. Thursday, September 19, 2013 Vol. 46 No. 38

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2 Immokalee Bulletin September 19, 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 Thursdays publication. E-Mail: ibnews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone: (239) 657-6000 day for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classied 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 PurposeThe 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 prot margins below industrystandards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledge 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. Online from Page 1or email cherryle@FNTJr@aol.com or ecoc@comcast.net, ASAP about the parade. Call Leonor (239-657-1951 about being a vendor at the Snow Gala). Parade: 5:30 p.m. (across from The Immokalee Seminole Casino) The Gala starts at 5 p.m. at our local swimming pool and ends at 10 p.m. Theme: Rolling Out the Red Carpet at Christmas for your Best Hollywood Mov ie. All oat entries must be displayed on your oat the year the movie was made/ produced (this is part of your judging scores). Pictures with Santa start at $5.00 (4x6) per person in all our elementary schools. We have lots of exciting ideas but need your support and participation.Instruction is much more personalized, offering differentiated attention and instruction in our classrooms than is possible in traditional classroom, where all students in the room are waiting for the next thing the teacher tells them to do before they can go forward with learning activities. It frees the students to learn more efciently and it frees the teachers to provide more enriched instructional delivery to each and every student. Teachers are using a coach/facilitator approach to teaching. They dont tell the student what they should know, but help them understand how knowledge is acquired. Students are learning how to process complex thoughts; not only learning how to use their brains, but learning to want to use their brains. Ms. LaFontaine is proud that some 80 percent of iGeneration students are already A-B students. Still, with 126 students currently at the school, her goal is for them all to reach that level. The basic educational focus at iGeneration is on cognitive complexity making sure students learn to nd the solution to a problem on their own by seeking the answers to the appropriate questions. This is the basis of lifelong learning, she and her staff feel. Ms. LaFontaine said she is condent in the organization behind the school, the nonprot iGeneration group, which pro vides educational and start up support. Of course, the learning experience isnt all about books or at iGenerations iPads, which each student receives. These electronic tools provide students the challenge of learning their own way, at their own pace. The teachers must also be attuned to this different learning model at iGeneration, Lu Salter has taught for 20 years. She teaches reading, grades 6-12. Her students are her focus. Yesenia Gaviria is in her seventh year teaching Language Arts. After only one week at iGeneration, she was hooked. Its truly amazing here, she said, Everyone is for the kids, all positive, all about the kids. It feels like a family already. Math teacher Doug Knitt, along with several teachers, have already been designated as model teachers. The students are already taking ownership in the school, giving their input into the after school activities they look for. Students have already chosen representatives for their initial student government. Seventh grader Francisco Brito is enjoying his rst experience with the charter school. After only a few weeks, he already prefers it over the traditional teaching style. It allows him to zoom ahead in the classroom, he doesnt feel held back from his abilities. Francisco said he wants to be a lawyer. A drummer, Francisco looks forward to start ing a school band. Francisco was voted iGeneration Middle School Student Government President. Francisco points out, Traditional teach ers tell you how to solve a problem; Mr. Knitt (math teacher) guides you through nding the solution. Lianne De La Rosa, another seventh grad er, also enjoys learning at her own pace. She admits to being a math girl but just an av erage reader. She said she was frustrated wasting time for others in the class to catch up when she already mastered a lesson. Li anne loves music, plays the piano and loves to draw, especially cartoons. Pablo Hernandez is in the ninth grade and is his class president. He sees himself as a leader and said he earned his place on the school government by showing respect to other students. He wants to improve the school by helping establish extracurricular activities. Pablo loves to dance a style he calls dub step and hopes to start a dance club at school. He also loves playing keyboard and ute and enjoys karaoke. Student Government leaders are: High School: President Larry Wilcoxson, VP Adan Camargo; 12 Wilson Glesil, 11 David Sierra, 10 Elvie Valasco, 9 Pablo Hernandez. Middle School: President Francisco Brito, VP Joanna Lozano; Grade Presidents: 8 Antonio Mancilla; 7 Jonathan Lara, 6 Al drice Cummings; Grade Vice Presidents: 8 Stephanie Vargas; 7 Juan Martinez; 6 Jailynn Howard Students are at the core of iGeneration Academy, the most important pieces to the puzzle, but parental involvement is also vi tal to the success of the students and the school. They, as well as other community members, are invited to come by for a walk through to see for themselves the school in action. The school is working on starting a PTO and looking for ways to include the rest of the community as partners.Charter from Page 1Gala from Page 1 munity news site. The site orida.newszap.com -features news and information about commu nities throughout the region as well as com prehensive calendars, photo/video posts and free classieds. With the introduction of BizSearch, visitors now have quick and easy access to search information related to all types of businesses and services. For local businesses, the new online directory provides the necessary tools to showcase their business successfully, and to generate new customers and new revenue. All basic listings are provided at no cost to a business, but for an additional fee a busi ness can enhance its listings to include ad ditional information such as logos, weekly coupons or specials, photo and videos. A business can make simple changes to their listing on their own. To revise a listing, a business must rst claim their listing by following the simple steps outlined at the site, or by calling 863-763-3134 ext. 4234. For those businesses that dont currently have an online presence or web site, Bi zSearch can act as a company website and provide customized pages, blogs and con nection to social media. Tom Byrd, president of Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA in Florida and Immo kalee Bulletin publisher, said BizSearch is not your typical online business directory. The key advantage to BizSearch: Its crucial connection to the companys news prod ucts and community newspapers: Newspaper websites are typically among the most heavily visited sites in their area because of the strong local news generally only available at that site. That means your listing on our website will benet from the trafc we naturally attract, and a listing in the directory will improve search engine results (SEO) for your business to show up in search engine results, said Mr. Byrd. In addition, BizSearch will be heavily promoted in the companys well-read print community newspapers and increasingly popular web presence. Our print and online products combine to create a powerful one-two punch that provides businesses the opportunity to make a powerful impact at an affordable price, added Mr. Byrd. All BizSearch listings are connected to the companys online classieds, allowing a business to link to its classied advertisement or brand its classied ads with a company logo or contact information. In addition, all BizSearch listings are optimized to run on smartphones and mobile devices. All listings provide consumers with specic directions to a business. Mr. Byrd said the BizSearch directories provide a valuable enhancement to orida. newszap.com, the entry point to our community websites. In addition to local news, calendars and classieds, consumers now have easy access to in-depth information about their local businesses. People crave local news, plain and simple. Of all the thousands of websites out there, studies continue to show that local news sites remain the most popular and most visited, said Mr. Byrd. Weve been providing important community news and information to Immokalee area residents for many years, and our online community sites allow us to continue and expand that mission. For additional information, contact a customer service representative at 863-763 3134 or emailing bizsearch@newszap. com

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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 19, 2013Julia Marie McCulley, 44 IMMOKALEE Julia Marie McCulley passed away on Sept. 3, 2013. She was born on Mar. 2, 1969. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earnest and Ruth McCulley. She is survived by her children, Anna Wilkerson, Robert Tad Amos, Joseph Brown, and Sarah Goff; grandchildren, Michellana and Gage; siblings, Allan (Joyce) Odom, Ruchelle York, Ernie (Ann) McCulley, Deborah (Mike) Howell, Alice McCulley, Betty (John) Bex, Sam (Amanda) McCulley; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Sat., Sept, 21, 2013 at Hyways and Byways Church in Immokalee, Fla. All family and close friends are invited. Obituaries Students Firstby Maribel De ArmasYou may recall that a couple of weeks ago I mentioned that our Superintendent, Dr. Kamela Patton, was heading to the Immokalee area very soon. Well, very soon is now only a week away! The Immokalee Technical Center (iTECH) will host the second in this years series of Superintendents Town Hall Meetings on Thursday, September 26. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and itll last an hour. Dr. Patton invites the Immokalee community to join her as she shares current information about the school district. She intends to tell you all about the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) initiative you may have started hearing about. She will also share information about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), workforce education, the districts B-t wellness campaign, the new 2013-2014 Strategic Plan, as well as steps taken to promote safety and mental health awareness. Plus, with networked laptops available at the meeting, you as a parent will have an opportunity to receive technical assistance in setting up your Parent Portal access and authorizing your child(ren) to participate in BYOD. I know Dr. Patton is very much looking forward to meeting with you and spending some time at iTECH. Our Town Hall Meeting at Immokalee High School last year was very well-received and attended by nearly 250 par ents and community members. Dr. Patton says, I enjoyed meet ing with so many of you last year and the feedback you provided helped guide some selections of this years topics. And according to some of our participants from last years Town Hall Meeting at Immokalee High School, these meetings are very helpful and they appreciate that Dr. Patton takes the time to recognize our community and to address our concerns. So here are the details. The Superinten dents Town Hall Meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 26th, at the Immokalee Technical Center (508 N. 9th Street). Spanish and Haitian Creole translators will be ready and eager to assist you. Youll also get a chance to ask a question of Dr. Patton if you wish. Y ou can send your question ahead of time by going to the home page of our web site (www.collierschools.com) and clicking on the Ask the Superintendent link that youll nd there. Or you can turn in a question the night of the Town Hall Meeting. We are all looking forward to seeing you at 6 oclock the night of the 26th. Collier County, FL-September 16, 2013: The Collier County Supervisor of Elections Ofce is challenging local high schools to get students registered for the upcom ing 2014 and 2016 election cycles and 10 schools are ready to get involved. The Collier County Supervisor of Elections Ofce will be hosting The First Annual High School Voter Registration Challenge from September 17 through September 27, and 10 Collier County Schools will be par ticipating in the event including: Immokalee High School, Palmetto Ridge High School, Lely High School, Lorenzo Walker Technical, Naples High School, Barron Collier, Golden Gate High School, Gulf Coast High School, St. John Newman, and Marco Island Academy. 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 eligible 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 Ofce continues to strengthen its partnerships with local schools and engage students in the democratic process by pro viding 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 Ofce, contact Cyndi Young, Education Coordinator, at cynthiayoung@colliergov.net or call (239) 252-8450. For more information, visit www.CollierVotes.com or contact the Supervisor of Elections ofce at (239) 252-8450.I.H.S. signs up for voter registration challenge

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Spaghetti dinners for saleImmokalee Chamber President Bernardo Barnhart and his assistant-Mariela Romero have been very busy with their change of career positions and new location, they are now ready to get back into the saddle with our monthly community spaghetti dinners for the sole purpose of fundraising for Immokalee Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Funds. We need your community support. The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce w ill be selling spaghetti dinners for $10 per plate on September 27, at our local Chamber Of ce, 1390 North 15th Street. The spaghetti dinner will be prepared by the rst place winner of our Chamber of Commerce Meatball Cook-off. The menu: Home made spaghetti with meatballs and sauce, Famous Immokalee Salad, hot garlic bread, pineapple-upside cake. If you purchase ve dinners or more, we will deliver! Tickets go on sale now! Serving 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on September 27. This fundraiser will bene t IHS Athletic Department. Please call Cherryle Thomas 239-657-0080 or the Chamber Of ce @239657-3237 to reserve your dinner ticket.Participate in Wellness DayImmokalee Wellness Day is set for Saturday, October 1, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Collier County Health Department, 419 North 1st Street. This event provides health screenings for residents and information about locally available services including after school programs, educational oportunities, affordable housing, health resources, legal services and job training programs. To set up a booth, bring your own display table and chairs for staff. There will be outside space between the library and the health department. To register submit the following information by September 27: Agency name, contact name, address, phone and email address to: Empowerment A lliance of Southwest Florida, Attn. Dottie Cook, Phone 239-658-3315 Fax 800-619-7317 email easf@earthlink.net.iTECH class openMachining class, 1500 hours, MondayFriday 9 am.-2:15 p.m. Class begins on or around December 2, 2013 at the Immokalee Technical Center, 508 North 9th Street, (239) 377-9900. Program supported by: A rthrex, US Sugar, Haynes Corporation, Shaw Development. For more information about our graduation rates, costs and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.itech.edu/gainful_employment.htmlDems to meetThe Democratic Club of Immokalee will meet on Tuesday, September 24, at 6:45 p.m., at Mi Ranchito, 710 W. Main Street, Immokalee, 239-657-1766. The club will discuss the Immokalee Votes campaign to increase voter participation in the election process, among other topics. Meetings are open to all, and everyone is welcome.College Night tonighStudents and parents are invited to Collier County Public Schools' annual College Night 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. Throughout the evening, students and parents will have the opportunity to visit with the various college and university representatives. Representatives will provide information about programs offered, entrance requirements, expenses, nancial aid, campus life, and more. A list of participating colleges and universities will be made available a couple of weeks. 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. (A list of the participating colleges and universities is attached with news release.)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.Be an entrepreneurThe next Immokalee Business Center 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. This six week course is designed to provide an approach of rthinking through the developmet of a new business idea or the growth of an existing small business. Hodges University Immokalee Campus, 1170 Harvest Drive. 239-938-7171 or 239-269-9629. MarieCapita@immokalee.biz. Lisa D. Zack, MDBrad T. Kovach, MDFlorida Coastal Dermatology239.263.1717801 Anchor Rode Drive ~ Suite 100 ~ Naples, Floridawww.FloridaCoastalDermatology.comSkin cancer and mole removal Mohs surgery LiposuctionBlue and Red light therapy for treatment of sun-damaged skinAcne treatment specialists Skin, hair and nail problemsThorough full skin exams Fillers BotoxProviding superior surgical, medical and cosmetic dermatology since 1989 Now open in Ave Maria, Fridays by appointment. 5064 Annunciation Circle € Suite 101 € Ave Maria, FLWe are now accepting new patients. Jennifer Rice, mpas, pa-c Jana Thomas, pa-c HERE’S MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. 4 Immokalee Bulletin September 19, 2013 Community Briefs Salvation Army accepting Toys for Tots applications (Naples, Fla. August 29, 2013) As the Toys for Tots program will not be operating in 2013 in Collier County, The Salvation Army of Collier County will be accepting applications from those Collier families who have previously applied to Toys for Tots. Because there will be an increase in demand for toys this Christmas, those who have previously donated new unwrapped toys to Toys for Tots may donate them to The Salvation Army of Collier County. Toys can be donated at Salvation Army locations in Collier or arrangements for collection can be made by calling 239-775-9447. Organizations and businesses that have arranged toy collections previously may donate to The Salvation Army, who will meet the shortfall expected this year. Collier drop off locations include: Family Services Center at 3180 Estey Avenue in Naples Family Thrift Store at 2255 Davis Blvd. in Naples Family Services Of ce at 2050 Commerce Avenue #3 in Immokalee (Monday / Wednesday / Friday) Community support is greatly appreciated. About The Salvation Army in Collier The Salvation Army has of ces in Naples and Immokalee and serves more than 25,000 residents annually. To learn more about the many programs offered to the community, visit their website at www.salvationarmynaples.org, on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyNaples and follow them on Twitter: @SalArmyNaples.

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Celebrations Engaged? 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 July 25, 2013 Tony AllenIHS Athletic Director Immokalee High School Hall of Fame: Its time once again to submit names for the Immokalee High School Hall of Fame class of 2013. It gave us great pleasure to start the Hall of Fame in 2011 with our inaugural class which included some great names in the history of I.H,S. Last year we inductd our second class with another outstanding group of individuals that made great contributions to the tradition of I.H.S. Although these were the names chosen, each person who was nominated and has completed an application is still eligible. If you were nominated and did not complete your application, do so and submit it to the high school as soon as possible. Any new potential candidates must be submitted to the high school by August 5, 2013. We will induct the next class at our rst regular season home football game Friday, August 30. Items considered for induction include: Must have been graduated from Immokalee High School for at least ve years High school achievements Achievements beyond high school Established records Again we are only looking for potential candidates. Criteria and applications for the hall of fame can be found on our schools web page under the hall of fame icon. If you are chosen as an applicant, you will receive further instructions about the process. I would like to say thank you to the community for all your support. Continue to encourage our young people to be their best and to keep The Immokalee Pride Alive!Important Dates and Times: August 12 Welcome back IHS Teachers Open House Saturday, August 17, 9 a.m.12 p.m. Students First Day Back August 19 New School Time: 7: a.m.-2:05 p.m.Fall Practice Start Dates: Freshmen, JV and Varsity FootballMonday, Aug. 5, 8-11 meet at the eld house Freshmen, JV and Varsity VolleyballMonday, Aug. 5, 9-12 meet in the Gym Boys and Girls Cross CountryMonday, Aug. 5, 6:00 p.m. meet at the football eld Boys GolfMeeting Aug. 13 Coach Nolands class Band, Flag Line and Drum LineMonday, July 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (in band room) Drum Beat You will want to stop in, say, hello, and welcome the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency staff members to their new digs on South 5th Street, in the Southwest Florida Workforce Development Center. The CRA staff completed the move late last week and is now formally open and ready to resume helping Immokalee toward becoming a shining example of Florida in the 21st Century. The Workforce Development Center, known in Immokalee as the One-Stop Shop, is at 750 5th Street, South. Collier County Commissioners, sitting as the CRAs board of directors, approved the move last May. The SWFL Workforce Development Center houses a number of governmental and quasi-governmental organizations and entities. For nearly three years, the CRA occupied of ce space at 1320 North 15th Street (S.R. 29), just north of Lake Trafford Road. The building is the former headquarters of the Barron Collier Corporation. Immokalee CRA Executive Director Bradley Muckel said moving the of ce will reduce the CRAs monthly overhead and provide a more central location for its redevelopment efforts. The new location will provide an opportunity for the CRA to become more involved with re-employment efforts affecting the citizens of Immokalee, which is the primary focus of other agencies housed at the Southwest Florida Works Facility, Muckel explained. As future CRA projects come to fruition, staff can now consult with neighboring employment agencies on a daily basis to keep their clientele abreast of employment opportunities related to CRA projects. The recent move will ultimately allow the CRA to become further engrained within the Immokalee community. New digs for agency Submitted photoDirector Bradley Muckel in his new of ce at the CRA. 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 HOSPIT AL1095 N. State Rd. 29 LaBelle 863-675-2441IMMOKALEE MOBILE UNIT CLINICNext to the McDonalds Immokalee 239-657-2266CLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINICat McDonalds Clewiston 863-675-2441Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOWEST PRICE EVER YDAY! 5 Immokalee Bulletin September 19, 2013 The Immokalee Sports Complex and Immokalee Little League staffs is continuing an eight-week clinic on the basics of conditioning, base running, hitting, in eld, out eld, pitching and catching for boys and girls 8 to 16. Registration forms need to be lled out at the Immokalee Sports Complex. The clinic will run Monday and Thursday 6:007:30 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). 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 our great game of Baseball/Softball. With out 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. Our number of players have been climbing every year and the numbers continue to grow. 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 that helped out the Little League for the year 2012/2013 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 for the Immokalee Little League, 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, Umpire-In-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 239-2298972. Election time for Little Leagaue board members, directors Little League expands training County MeetingsPepper Ranch Preserve to open Collier Countys Conservation Collier announces that Pepper Ranch Preserve will open for the season beginning Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Visitors are welcome to drive the ranch road to view the Preserves famed sun owers, blooming in early-to mid-October. Commonly observed wildlife at the Preserve include wild turkey, hog, deer, alligator, and sandhill cranes. Visitors should check in at the Visitor Center for a free entry permit. Please note that due to the recent rains the grounds are saturated and the trails are very wet. Please be prepared for the wet conditions. Directions to Pepper Ranch Preserve Take Lake Trafford Road west 2.9 miles to Pepper Road. Make a right onto Pepper Road. Take Pepper Road 0.9 miles to the Pepper Ranch Preserve. For more information, please call 239-252-2961.CRA, Lighting, EZDA meetings Notice is hereby given that the Immokalee CRA/EZDA & MSTU Advisory Boards will hold a joint public meeting on Wednesday, September 18, at 8:30 a.m. at Southwest Florida Works conference room located at 750 South 5th Street, Immokalee, Fla. About the public meeting: All interested parties are invited to attend, and to register to speak and to submit their objections, if any, in writing, to the board/ committee prior to the meeting if applicable. All registered public speakers will be limited to three minutes unless permission for additional time is granted by the chairman. Collier County Ordinance No. 2004-05 requires that all lobbyists shall, before engaging in any lobbying activities (including, but not limited to, addressing the Board of County Commissioners, an advisory board or quasijudicial board), register with the Clerk to the Board at the Board Minutes and Records Department. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or other reasonable accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, should contact the Collier County Facilities Management Department located at 3335 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, Florida 34112, or (239) 252-8380 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. Such reasonable accommodations will be provided at no cost to the individual. For more information, call Christie Betancourt at (239) 867-0025

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HUGE AUCTION: Farm, Ranch, Construction Equipment, Misc. ToolsSATURDAY, OCTOBER 5TH, 9AM Now Accepting Consignments Frank E Land, Auctioneerwww.landauctionservice.comLee Civic Center 11831 Bayshore Rd. Enter at Gate 2 Old Bayshore Rd N. Ft. Myers, FL 333917 (239) 936-4121AB2084/AU2814 Citrus HARVESTING FOREMAN English/Spanish a must Language, Reading, Communication Skills a must. Preferably 3 years experience in harvesting citrus. Valid Florida Drivers License. Must be willing to work in all weather type conditions. Must be able to effectively lead and supervise employees in harvesting. Assist in time management, record-keeping and scheduling. Maintain daily records. Bene ts will be provided. Send resume to: 239-369-2267 or email to dimasmargarita@ yahoo.com Drivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854HOUSE CLEANING Experienced full time house cleaners, attention to detail, highly motivated, energetic self starter for a fast pace job. Serious inquires only. No drama! Naples area. Leave message at 239-353-0557. SCHOOL AGE COORDINATORThe Guadalupe Center of Immokalee is seeking a School Age Coordinator for our afterschool and summer programs. The duties include coordinating after school and summer program daily activities, train and lead staff members, and effectively manage the day to day operations of two sites. This is a full time, bene t eligible position.Minimum Requirements:•State of Florida Director Credential required. • Bachelor degree in Education preferred. •Personnel management and leadership skills required. •Bilingual (Spanish and English) strongly preferred.Submit resumes to: hr@guadalupe center.org Questions can be directed to: (239)657-7131. EOE/DFWP 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. 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 PALM & PINE PARK 2BR, 2BA. $10,000. Call 863-517-4626 or 239-223-5654. Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 NOTICE OF MEETING There will be a Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for the Immokalee Water & Sewer District, on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 3:30 P.M. at the of ce of the Immokalee Water & Sewer District, located at 1020 Sanitation Rd, Immokalee, FL 34142. REGULAR MEETING AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Preliminaries A. Pledge of Allegiance B. Roll Call C. Public Comment/Adoption of Agenda D. Employee Recognition 1. May-August 2013TBA E. Public Concerns F. Staff Good Cause Items G. Board Concerns H. Old Business I. New Business 3. Public Comment/Consent Agenda A. Adoption of Minutes 1. August 09, 2013 Regular Meeting B. Civil Rights Compliance Report C. August Budget Review D. Fixed Assets Acquisitions-Disposals E. Various Reports F. USDA Reporting for Stimulus Money G. Project Change Orders H. Engineer’s Report Greeley and Hansen I. Director’s Report 4. Action Agenda A. Bad Debt B. Recommendation for Upgrade-Liftstation 5. Discussion Agenda A. Attorney’s Report 6. Other Public Interests 7. Adjournment SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid or services as addressed in the American Disabilities Act, please contact the District of ce at (239) 658-3630, no less than ve (5) days prior to the above stated workshop date. 452478 IB 9/19/2013 RCMA School Board Meeting Notice for RCMA Immokalee Community School The RCMA School Board Meeting will take place on Mon, Sept. 23, 2013. The meeting will be held at the UF Gulf Coast Research & Education Center, 14625 CR 672, Wimauma, FL. The School Board Meeting begins at 12:30 PM and is open to the public. Questions or concerns, please call Judy Brill (239) 289-6822.452739 IB 9/19/2013 Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Auctions Employment Full Time Employment Part Time Business Opportunities Apartments Condos/Townhouses Rent Houses Rent Mobile HomeSale Campers/RVs Public Notice Public Notice Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Shop here first! The classified ads 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! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad 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. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it 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. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! 6 Immokalee Bulletin September 19, 2013 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Public Notice

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Business & Service Directory AUCTION1997 Mercury1MELM50U6VG6347181991 Ford1FTCR14U0MPB00750 Time for a new car? Check out this auction onSeptember 30, 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 19, 2013 Naples, FL Now through November 4, Florida residents can enjoy a full zoo for half price at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. It's a fun way to catch up with family time while seeing all the new animals including the cheetahs as well as other favorites plus animals you may have never even heard of. To take advantage of this offer, visit www. napleszoo.org and click BUY TICKETS. Along with the lions, zebras, bears, and monkeys, Naples Zoo features unusual creatures like the wildly popular honey badgers whose YouTube video comes to life here, as this is one of only four zoos in the nation where you can see these erce creatures. Other rarely seen species include Malagasy fosas, striped hyenas, and Malayan tigers. Guests also discover mossy frogs with their bumpy camou age; a tiny deer with tusks that barks and eats meat; a wallaby once declared extinct; and more! Naples Zoo offers a full day of wildlife activities from feeding the herd of seven giraffe to embarking on a guided cruise through islands of monkeys, lemurs, and apes. Presentations include Safari Canyon theater shows with live animals and stunning video, Jungle Larry and Safari Jane's Snakes Alive featuring venomous reptiles, Alligator Bay Feeding, and more. With proof of Florida residency and online ticket from www.napleszoo.org, Florida residents can enjoy the nationally accredited Zoo all day including all its presentations and the Primate Expedition Cruise for half off admission. Regular zoo admission is $19.95 for adults and $12.95 for children. So with a Florida resident online ticket, guests can enjoy the Zoo for just $10.10 for adults and $6.60 for children between now and November 4, 2013. ABOUT NAPLES ZOO Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is an award-winning 501(c)(3) nonpro t organization cooperating in conservation programs both in and outside the wild for endangered species including a full day of fun presentations, giraffe feeding, and wild cruise through islands of monkeys, lemurs, and apes. Ticket includes admission to both the nationally accredited zoo and historic garden along with shows, exhibits, and the boat ride. Regular admission is $19.95 for adults age 13+/ $12.95 children 3 to 12, under 3 free. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years of age. Zoo memberships and Florida resident tickets are available online at www.napleszoo.org. Naples Zoo welcomes guests daily from 9:00 to 5:00 with the last ticket sold at 4:00 and is located at 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road across from the Coastland Center mall in the heart of Naples. To learn more, visit www. napleszoo.org, follow on www.facebook. com/napleszoo, or call (239) 262-5409.Half off at Naples Zoo Community BriefsLandscapingAt 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 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 l aunches 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.

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8 Immokalee Bulletin September 19, 2013 by Katie PurcellIt’s 5 a.m. and Lt. Eric Hall is driving around the wooded grounds of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) training center at the Florida Public Safety Institute, just outside of Tallahassee. He’s checking to make sure the running trail is in good condition. As he approaches the agpole in front of his of ce, he sees the group of FWC recruits lined up in formation. Though the sun has y et to rise, it’s already steamy and their matching gray T-shirts stick to their backs. He parks his truck and gets out, calls “Right face” and takes off at a trot. The recruits fall in behind the ex-Navy SEAL for their morning run, the sound of their shoes and their musical cadence calls the only sounds echoing through the quiet campus. After the 4-mile jaunt, they quickly shower and head to the chow hall for breakfast. The rest of the day is spent in the classroom going over boating laws and boat maintenance, but later in the week they will board a bus and head to the coast for some handson practice behind the wheel of one of their many vessels. Since FWC of cers are responsible for patrolling all of Florida’s woods, including public and private lands, as well as its w aters, they must be well-versed on a wide v ariety of information. Protecting our valuable natural resources calls for a broad knowledge of Florida’s sh and wildlife and a mastery of a variety of technical skills – both physical and mental. Also, due to their jurisdiction and specialized equipment, FWC of cers are often the rst to be able to respond to boating accidents, missing boaters and lost campers, hikers and hunters. Each year, they save around 1,000 people during search-andrescue missions. To prepare for all of that, after obtaining their law enforcement certi cation in Florida through a 19-week basic law enforcement curriculum, FWC of cers have an additional seven weeks of speci c training conducted by staff. For of cers who have already received their law enforcement credentials elsewhere, the FWC periodically conducts academies consisting only of the FWC-speci c portion. They train with their rearms, logging many hours on the range both day and night; meet some sh and wildlife species face to face, including alligators and snakes, and learn how to handle them. They practice loading and unloading boats with a trailer and operating boats in many different weather conditions. Training includes learning safe and ef cient tactics for operating all-terrain vehicles and practicing with them in the woods of the academy campus. They also don protective gear and engage in specialized defensive tactic training drills to keep themselves and others safe. They practice detecting when people are boating and driving under the in uence and learn how to follow a track left by someone in the woods. Additionally, the classroom time includes a focus on state and federal wildlife, sheries and environmental laws and learning sh and wildlife identi cation. If that seems like a lot – it is! FWC of cers are some of the most highly trained law enforcement professionals in the country. During their time at the academy, they eat, sleep, work out and study onsite, soaking up as much information as they can from staff and bonding with fellow recruits. To make it through this rigorous training and become an FWC of cer, it takes a highly motivated, hard-working individual who is passionate about protecting Florida’s outdoor paradise and the people in it. Before being selected to attend the academy, applicants complete a state of Florid a application and supplemental FWC application, attend a physical tness assessment session, must pass a background check and psychological evaluation and complete an interview. It takes a special kind of person to be a law enforcement of cer, and it takes a special kind of law enforcement of cer to be an FWC of cer. Think you have what it takes? The FWC is always looking for enthusiastic new members, especially in south Florida where high population rates make for some increased enforcement challenges. There are recruiters across the state to help you through the process. To learn more, visit MyFWC.com/Get-Involved and click on “Law Enforcement Of cer.”FWC of cers-to-be living the recruit life Submitted phot o Being able to identify plants is part of the training.