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(NAPLES, FL, October 10, 2013) – Eighty-one (81) teachers were the happy recipients of classroom grant awards today totaling more than $58,000. They were surprised with the good news by volunteers and board members of The Education Foundation—Champions For Learning. In total, the Foundation delivered 114 grants to 39 schools in Collier County to support creative, innovative experiences for students. Because of a $20,000 charitable gift from Herb and Ann Rowe and $15,000 from the PNC Foundation to support the technology and capacity for the Connect With A Classroom grant program, every penny donated from the community goes to fund innovative teacher requests. “We believe the greatest impact can be made in our community by in uencing our youngest members,” commented PNC Wealth Director—Naples, FL, Bob Saltarelli, on behalf of the Foundation. “For that reason, we consider our support of education a strategic investment to help broaden their opportunities for social and economic mobility.” “After funding classroom grants for many years and seeing the impact rst-hand, we understood how important it was for teachers and the community to have this online tool, and we decided to also contribute to the capacity that supports the program for teachers,” said Ann Rowe. The following provided signi cant contributions to fund teacher grants: Lucie Jenny MacCarthy Music Fund of the Community Foundation of Collier County, Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation, Herb & Ann Rowe, The EnglishSpeaking Union, State Farm, and the proceeds from the specialty State of Florida Educational License for Learning Plate Fund ( When the plate is purchased or renewed in Collier County, $20 of the fee comes back to Coldlier County and Champions For Learning invests 100 percent of those dollars in classroom DRIVE A NEW 2014 ESCAPE FOR ONLY $199 PER MONTH 36 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $2839 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes “rst month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction. *Stock #14t06. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $1500 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 10/31/13. 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 As Democrats and Republicans inch closer to bridging their differences or, as of press time, close r to nancial default, the country’s scal paralysis is making itself felt, even into the small corners of th e country, like Immokalee. The efforts of families and individuals trying to recover from th e most serious recession the countr y has seen since the Great Depression are being stymied. Local residents and businesses nd themselves at the mercy o f politics. Maybe worse, they all kno w that, even if a compromise is struc k before the deadline, it could onl y prove to be a temporary respit e along a continuously rocky path. I t ain’t over till it’s over. Local entities, like RCMA, ar e hard pressed for answers on jus t how this government impasse will affect them, Like all agencies with federal funding, when the government began turning off the nancial spigots, RCMA has had to try to adapt, while waiting for the other shoe to fall. Here’s how RCMA has been coping: The story is a little tougher fo r the Redlands Christian Migrant Association, RCMA Director of Communications & Marketing Bill Coats said no tangible effects had been felt as Default: Feeling the pain Submitted phtosA grant for iWant to Learn, an IHS social studies project. Pictured are: Ben Weber, Greg Pasanen and Roy Terry. Submitted phtosKate Doyle’s Lake Trafford math class Are You so SMART? Teachers surprised with grants Thursday, October 17, 2013 V ol. 46 No. 42 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Goodnight appointed to water board Patricia “Anne” Goodnight has been appointed to the Immokalee Water & Sewer District Board of Commissioners, by Governor Rick Scott. Mrs. Goodnight was appointed to the seat formerly held by Raymond Holland, who moved out of the District in May 2011. Mrs. Goodnight is currently w orking as a teacher, and for the Collier County Sheriff’s Department as a School Crossing Guard. Mrs. Goodnight is a long time resident of Immokalee, and previously represented Immokalee as a Collier County Commissioner for two terms from 1984 through 1992. She also was a Collier County School Board Member for two terms from 1996 through 2002. She has been involved in many community based organizations throughout the years, including the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce, the Immokalee Civic Association, and the Immokalee Community DevelSee Board — Page 2 See Grants — Page 2 See Default — Page 2


y et, but RCMA staff was concerned. “It could be a major problem if this goes on till Nov. 1 when RCMA’s funding cycle begins,” he noted. The federal government is the largest single funder of Head Start. Throughout the state, the total children affected by this potential disaster is 1,853 for Redlands Christian Migrant Association alone. Numbers provided by Mr. Coats explain that the impact in the Immokalee-LaBelle area, if no funds are available, RCMA employees will remain laid off and families will go without child care. This would affect 238 children and 72 staffers in Collier County; 59 children and 26 staffers in Hendry County and 23 children and several staffers in Glades County. According to Mr. Coats, Head Start and Early Head Start operate year round or through the school year. They are funded through June 30, 2014. These programs fund 138 children and some fourfths of our staff in Glades County; 183 children and two-thirds of our staff in Hendry County; but only 32 children and some 10 staff members in Collier County. The Florida Of ce of Early Learning is funded through November. School Readiness funds pay for 51 children and roughly a dozen staff in Collier County; 15 children and several teachers in Hendry Co. and no programs in Glades County. In Immokalee, he said migrant and seasonal programs were most at risk. These contracts began on Nov. 1, 2012, and end Nov. 1, 2013. They must refunded by November 11 for service to be uninterrupted. “If Congress functions properly, all new contracts will be okay,” Mr. Coats noted. Some RCMA centers don’t use federal money per sethey are funded by the state from federal monies. If Congress does not reestablish funding by Nov. 1 RCMA schools will not open on Nov. 11. Generally, RCMA centers open the second week of November and close in early June. This year, three RCMA centers closed in Florida, due to the sequester. Some year round centers also closed for the summer throughout the state, and some programs were lost. This past Spring RCMA lost 5.25 precent of its federal funding. RCMA receives 90 percent of its funding from the federal goverment and ten percent from the state. Collier County’s three charter schoos, including Immokalee Community School, are part of the county district, funded by the county, so their funding should be intact. Last May the federal sequester cut backs forced some RCMA schools to close two weeks early. RCMA has seven centers in Immokalee; four in Hendry County; and three in Glade awaiting answers. 2 Immokalee Bulletin October 17, 2013Serving Immokalee Since 1969To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518€ LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. Phone: (239) 657-6000 € Fax: (863) 675-1449 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 The deadline for all advertising is 4 p.m. on Friday for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classified AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 or to place it from home go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit or email Editor: Patty Brant Advertising Services Coordinator: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee Publisher: Tom ByrdExecutive Editor: Katrina ElskenOur PurposeƒThe Immokalee Bulletin 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 profit margins below industry standards. 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 €To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. €To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. €To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. €To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. €To disclose our own conflicts of interest or potential conflicts to our readers. €To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. €To provide a right to reply to those we write about. €To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. P P u b l i s h e d b y opment Corporation. Mrs. Goodnight also previously served a two-year term for the Board of Commissioners of the Immokalee Water and Sewer District beginning in 1996, and two four-year terms beginning in 2000. Mrs. Goodnight brings a lifetime of community service to the IWSD Board of Commissioners. Governor Scott also appointed Magd a Ayala to the Immokalee Water & Sewer District Board of Commissioners. Ms. Ayal a was appointed to the seat held by Everett Loukonen, whose term expired in 2010, but who continued to serve on the Board, until replaced. Ms. Ayala is the owner of the Bullrider Ballroom in Immokalee, and has lived in the community for over 50 years. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Barry University, and Master of Science Degree in Mental Health from Nov a Southeastern University. She looks forward to helping to make the community a better place for her child and grandchildren. This is Ms. Ayala’s rst time being appointed or elected to a public of ce in the State o f Florida. The Governor also appointed Joseph Brister to the Board of Commissioners of the Immokalee Water & Sewer District. Mr. Brister was appointed to the seat formerly held by Veronica Barnhart, who resigned in June 2013. Mr. Brister is currently an owner and the Funeral Director of Brister Funeral Home in Immokalee, where he has worked since 1994. He also served in the United Stated Marine Corps from 1984 through 2000, when he was honorably discharged. He holds an Associate in Science Degree from Saint Petersburg College in 1996. Mr. Brister is a life-long resident of Immokalee and a local business owner. This is Mr. Brister’s rst time being appointed or elected to a public of ce in the State of Florida. There is still one vacant position available due to the resignation of Richard Rice in June 2013. The Governor of the State o f Florida appoints these board members. Immokalee residents who are interested in serving on the Board are invited to submit an application on line from the Governor’s website (https://forms. Quali ed candidates must be registered voters, residents of the District, and citizens of the United States. BoardContinued From Page 1 DefaultContinued From Page 1 grants. The award-winning teachers requested classroom funding through the Champions For Learning’s website where all grant requests can be viewed and ful lled by the community. The Education Foundation began funding classroom grants over twenty y ears ago. The online Connect With a Classroom program began in 2003, allowing teachers to post funding requests (from $20 to $2,000) for creative, innovative experiences for their students, which also invests in best practices to share with other teachers. Teachers will continue to post requests online. We encourage community members to view and fund the projects and help teachers create these experiences for students. Visit CWAC to view teacher requests and fund grants online or call 643-4755 with the name of the grant you’d like to fund. To learn more about The Education Foundation—Champions For Learning, please visit www.ChampionsForLearning. org or call 239-643-4755. About the PNC Foundation The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group (, actively supports organizations that provide services for the bene t of communities in which it has a signi cant presence. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. Through Grow Up Great, its signature cause that began in 2004, PNC has created a $350 million, multi-year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life. About The Education Foundation—Champions For Learning™ The Education Foundation—Champions For Learning™ is an independent, community-based, non-pro t 501 (c) (3) organization that brings our community together to invest in innovative practices that enrich the environment for student learning. Champions For Learning has been awarded a four star rating, the highest rating for sound scal management and commitment to accountability and transparency by Charity Navigator. Join us on the bus as a Champion for Learning and visit www. GrantsContinued From Page 1 Submitted photoLake Trafford Elementary teacher Debora Mosby’s grant was for technology Authors R Us the Next Generation


HERE’S MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. 3 Immokalee Bulletin October 17, 2013 Dems to meetThe Democratic Club of Immokalee will meet on Tuesday, October 22, at 6:45 p.m., at Mi Ranchito, 710 W. Main Street, Immokalee, 239-657-1766. Collier County Supervisor of Elections Jennifer Edwards will speak on the consolidation of Immokalee’s two voting precincts into one, and what that means for voters on election day. She will also speak on related topics, and will take questions. Come to marching band showcaseGet ready for a showcase of student talent. The 33rd Annual Collier County Marching Band Festival is gearing up to have you tapping your foot to the drum cadences. The festival showcasing all seven Collier County high school marching bands is set for Saturday, October 19. It starts at 7 p.m., and will be held at Gulf Coast High School (7878 Shark Way). This is not a competition, but it is an opportunity for the students to present an evening of entertaining performances. A highlight of the evening comes early in the night when all bands combine to open the show with a performance of the Star Spangled Banner. The order of performances after the national anthem will start with Immokalee High School followed by Naples High School, Lely High School, Golden Gate High School, Barron Collier High School, Palmetto Ridge High School and Gulf Coast High School. Admission to the festival is $5 per person. Tickets can be purchased from the band director at each high school or at the stadium on the night of the event. To learn more, please contact Gulf Coast High School Band Director Steve DeLadurantey at 377-1690 or via e-mail at invited to iGeneration board meetingThe public is invited to the Board Meeting for iGeneration Empowerment of Collier at Immokalee. Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Community members, current students’ families and families who are considering advancing the education of their students are welcome. There is open enrollment for all Immokalee transfer or new students. iGeneration Empowerment Academy of Collier at Immokalee: 1411 Lake Trafford Road (corner of 29 & Lake Trafford Road, next to the First Baptist Church). For more information call Synthia LaFontaine, Campus Director, at 239-658-0690.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. Community Briefs by Maribel De ArmasIt’s been quite busy for Collier County Public Schools this month of October. From our series of Superintendent’s Town Hall Meetings held throughout the county, to a School Board Meeting held right here in Immokalee earlier this week, plus all kinds of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) events and activities happening all around – and most importantly, the learning going on at each of our schools every single day – the rst few months of the 20132014 school year have certainly been exciting. I want to take some time this week to share just a few items of good news having a positive impact on our Immokalee students. A ngels UndercoverEden Park Elementary School was one of ten elementary schools in our district to recently receive a visit and a special gift from some very dedicated “angels.” That special gift was in the form of school uniforms that put a smile on so many children’s faces. Volunteers from Angels Undercover delivered more than 10,000 clothing items on their recent tour of elementary schools. They are an organization that provides clothing to local elementary schools where nearly 70 percent of the more than 20,000 students are classi ed as economically needy. That’s some $50,000 worth of uniforms making our students look sharp in their new threads. Thank y ou, Angels Undercover!iTECH After School ProgramAbout 100 Immokalee middle and high school students have been participating in something new and exciting this year. For the rst time ever, the Immokalee Technical Center (iTECH) is offering an after school program two days a week. But this is not y our typical after school program – it’s one w here each student is exploring the vast variety of future careers available to them. Fully funded by the Naples Children and Education Foundation (NCEF), the program has participating students move through a career wheel, learning about different careers throughout the year. For each career they explore, they learn the speci c skills associated with it, plus they build a cover letter and resume for that speci c career. What great skills they are learning for their future! Dorin Oxender, iTECH Principal, says, “We are very excited to partner with NCEF to bring this experience to middle and high school students after school. These are the types of collaborative partnerships that change lives!” He couldn’t have said it better. Thank you, NCEF, for your dedication to our students.33rd Annual Collier County Marching Band Festival If you are looking for something different to do this Saturday night, I may have an idea for you. Many of you have probably heard the sounds of the Immokalee High School Marching Band ltering through neighborhoods surrounding the school during any given home football game…and what an exciting sound it is. If you’d like to enjoy an evening of great performances, consider heading out to Gulf Coast High School on Saturday night for the 33rd Annual Collier County Marching Band Festival. All of our Collier County high school marching bands will be performing and it’s guaranteed to be an awesome display of musical talent. So, I encourage you to support the Immokalee High Indians on Saturday night at Gulf Coast High’s stadium (7878 Shark Way). It starts at 7 p.m. and it’s just $5 per person to get in. And, Immokalee High is slated to go rst, so make sure to arrive early for a seat as the event promises a full crowd. Students First


by Manny TouronSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin Three former Cobra players are now attending post high school institutions. After graduating from Immokalee High School J esus “Chinchi“ Velazco, Eduardo ”Borre” Soto, and Alejandro “Pelon“ Mendoza have continued their education. The sons of agricultural parents knew that a college education was the only way of breaking the cycle of “la labor.” Eduardo and Alejandro are attending Georgia Perimeter College in Dunwoody, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. They are also members of the nationally ranked Jaguars Men’s Soccer Program. After this past Saturday’s game, a 2-1 victory against the second team in the nation at the Junior College level the Jaguars are now ranked tenth in the country. These young men were top players here at home and it is tting that they are playing at the highest level of soccer. They are learning about college life and the rigorous academic challenges presented at that level. They continue to support each other on and off the eld. They have made our soccer club very proud and we hope that other players can follow their footsteps and take the challenge. Jesus is now doing a second high school senior year at Salisbury Prep School in Salisbury, Connecticut. He is also a member of the varsity soccer team and doing well. Jesus saw this opportunity to enhance his experiences and make connections with other students in a different part of the country. Jesus, winner of the Gates Millennium, and the Immokalee High School representative of the Winged Foot Athlete Award could have already been accepted to ve major universities but decided to attend Salisbury for one year. He is doing extremely well on and off the eld. He will be visiting Union College in New York State as well as Richmond University as possible colleges for next year, but there will many colleges looking at him as a possible candidate for 2014. These boys have proved that if you really want something there is a way to get there. We hope that many other of our young men and young ladies continue to strive for a better future. Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! Celebrations Just married? Golden anniversary? Birthday? Holiday? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineFor a modest charge, each package includes: and family Submit your good news today at 4 Immokalee Bulletin October 17, 2013 Coach Garza guides Cobra U19 boys to 31 wins, no losses, going back to last season when the U19 boys won their Division, the Region C Championship, and The President’s Cup. A streak of 22 consecutive games without a loss is not easy to attain. Many of the boys on that team had started with the Cobras since their middle school days and continued right through high school. Along the way they won many tournaments and several league championships. Several of them are gone to college or to the work place. Some new faces and the remainder of the team members picked up where they left last season. This year the team moved to the Premier Division of the USA league and was undefeated until the last of the season when they fell to the rst place team in the league (Manasota) by a 2-0 score and thus ending their unbeaten streak. These boys will change uniform color and will start to wear the Immokalee Indians red as they head to Immokalee High School for the winter season. As for Coach Garza, it is time to take a well-deserved rest and think whether or not to continue coaching next year. He has been with many of the boys for several seasons and has established a winning reputation around the state. The team is ranked 29th in Florida, 116th in Region 3 which covers several states, and 465th in the country. Knowing Coach Garza, all he needs is a little rest before he starts talking about coming back to coach next year’s team. Congratulations to him and the boys for their job on and off the eld. Cobra U19 boys’ record 31 wins, 0 losses Local men shoot for the stars after high school Submitted photos/ Manny TouronLeft: Eduardo Soto and Alejandro Mendoza are attending Georgia Perimeter College in Dunwoody, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. Right: Jesus Velazco is now doing a second high school senior year at Salisbury Prep School in Salisbury, Connecticut.


V PKIf you live in Florida and your child turns 4 years of age by September 1, Your child is eligible to participate in Florida’s free V oluntary Prekindergaten (VPK) education program. For more information please call (239) 252-4449.Community Yard Sale!!Out with the old in with the new! Find y ard sale bargains with the convenience of having all the sales in one location. If you are interested in reserving a spot to sell used items from your home. Please call (239) 252-4449 to reserve your spot today. Saturday, October 19. Time 8 a.m.-12 p.m. $10 per Space Pre Registration Required by Thursday, October 17.Halloween BashCome out and enjoy some Halloween fun. We will have treats, music and crafts under the pavilion! Saturday, October 26, 5-8 p.m. For more information please call Immokalee Community Park, 321 N. 1st St. Phone (239) 252-4449. Lisa D. Zack, MDBrad T. 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Startegically located near Immokalee Regional Airport & Ave Maria University. Easy access to State Road 29. $86.67 PSF 5 Immokalee Bulletin October 17, 2013 Recreational Soccer in Immokalee – Call for parent/ coachesMany parents have called me over the last y ear or if they see me at the store, bank, or other places in town they ask when are we going to start soccer for their children. They say that their children have never played but they would really like to try it. Well, here is y our call. You do not need to be a soccer player or a soccer expert to lead a small group of players. Recreational soccer in our community will never happen unless you get involved. WE NEED YOU, YOUR CHILDREN NEED YOU. Come to our clubhouse at 908 Roberts Avenue ( located behind the Immokalee Foundation Building ) next Wednesday October 23, 2013 at 7 p.m. and check out how you can get involved. We want to make this project collaboration between the Immokalee Sports Complex and our club The Soccer Pit Cobras. Manny Touron President – Soccer Pit Cobras Letter to the Editor Little League umpire clinicWe are starting the season on a good note If you are interested in being a umpire this season, there will two umpire clinics held in Immokalee at the Little League park. First clinic will be held on Saturday, October, 26, 2013 between the hours of 8:00 AM to 3:00 pm with a break for lunch. The second clinic w ill on November 16, 2013 same time and place. There will be no charge for the clinic and will be available from the age of 16 years old and up. If you are interested please give us a call at the numbers provided. This year will be a very good year and with your help, Immokalee Little League and our youth will shine. If you are interested in volunteering, please give us a call at the numbers provided. Thank You for your support. Sport Shorts It has been another exciting week in activities at the Immokalee High School. Please see details below: Cross Country: Our boys and girls cross country teams completed in Tallahassee on October 12 in the FSU Pre-State cross country meet. This is one of the most prestigious and challenging cross country events in the entire state. This event had competitors from Florida, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia, which allowed our students to compete against some of the best cross country runners in the southeastern portion of the country. Despite the challenging course and the tough competition, our students still were able to display their Indian Pride. Leonel Delacruz was able to set a new school record with a time of 15:30.96, while runners Urias Velasquez, Frandy Cherilus, Dagoberto Andrade, Robert Aguirre, Hector Hernandez, Marco Hernandez and Alejandro Ruiz were also able to turn in personal best times during the race. On the girl’s side, Angela Cruz, Regine Francois, Sonia Rincon, Selena Velasquez, Kristina Vera, Amber Gonzalez and Vanessa Gonzalez completed very well Golf: Our girls golf team competed in county and district golf matches on the 9th and 16th of October. In the county, they were able to come in fourth, well ahead of Lely, Golden Gate and Palmetto Ridge. In the district, the girls came in fth; with Jasmin Jaimes shooting a school record low of 107, which allowed her to qualify for the regional meet that will be held in Port Charlotte on Monday, October 21. Charity Gonzales, Laura Lozano, Heather Martinez and Dian a Nunez also did a great job of representing the Indians. Football: On Friday night the Indians were able to overcome a 20-6 de cit to defeat the Naples Eagles 33-27 to move to 5-2 on the season after 5 consecutive victories. They were led on offense by Louinelson Celian and JC Jackson with the offensive line giving Nelson ample time to nd other receivers like D’Ernest Johnson and Taeylor Porter throughout the night. On a defense that was led by Luis Parra, with one interception and several pass break-ups, the Indians were able to hold the Eagles to one touchdown the entire second half allowing them to secure the victory. Special Thanks: The administration would like to take time to thank the entire community for helping I.H.S raise $1,500 that will go towards breast cancer research. IHS Drumbeat Community Briefs


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Sell it sooner in the classifieds Employment Full TimeImmokalee Child Care Center has opening for VPK enrollment. Child must be 4 years of age by Sept. 1st. We provide wrap around care. Call Diana at 239-657-4130 or stop by 415 Colorado Ave., Immokalee, FL. Multi-Craft Journeyman Safely fabricate, install, inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair conveyors, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, steel structures, chutes, fans, pipelines, valves, vessels, pressure vessels, etc. Utilize miscellaneous metal working equipment and processes such as arc welding, oxygen/acetylene, MIG, TIG and plasma methods to perform welding functions. Must be able to pass a 6G welding test. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.comApply online: Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Pets/Supplies All New Happy Jack Kennel Dip II kills eas, ticks, & MANGE mites on dogs or as a perimeter spray to kill mosquitoes and ies. Do NOT use on cats!!!JACK & ANNS FEED & SUPPLY Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! ApartmentsESPERANZA PLACE Affordable 2BR and 3BR Apartments, Handicap Unit Available Energy ef cient appliances, washer/ dryer hook ups, spacious oor plans, community center on site with computer lab for resident use and classes. From access to Carl Kuehner Community Center educational and social programs. Must be farm or grove labor employed Pay no more than 30% of your households adjusted monthly income for rent and utilities. Call Rental Of ce at 657-2009 Mon-Fri, 8:00AM-5:00PM 2693 Marianna Way, #308 (TDD 1-800-955-8771) Equal Housing Opportunity Provider & Employer How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the 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. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Condos/Townhouses Rent TRAFFORD PINE ESTATES INC. 3 BR & 2 BR CBS Construction All include Stove, Refrig., Air, Ceiling Fans, Util. Rm. w/W&D Hookup, Sound Barrier Between Apt./Twnhs. Free Trash Pickup, Free Lawn Service. Pets Allowed w/ Deposit. Walk to Store. NEW Management Privately Owned Call (239)777-2788 Houses RentFarm Worker Village invites you to come home. Available now 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom rental homes, starting as low as $425 per month. You may qualify for Rental assistance. Please Call us at: 239-657-3649 or stop by at 1800 Farm Worker Way. Mobile HomeSaleFELDA 4BR, 2BA, 2500 sq. ft. on nice lot, like new cond., C/Air, Owner nancing with 20% down. (863)675-8010 or (863)673-6467 FELDA Motivated Owner needs to sell ASAP. Lrg. 2br./2ba. w/huge attached Florida room. 239-233-5654 or 863-517-4626. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Vans2003 GMC EXPLOYE R Van Conversion. 2003. 125,500. Good condition. Seats 7. $7495. Naples 239-434-8135 6 Immokalee Bulletin October 17, 2013


7 Immokalee Bulletin October 17, 2013 AVE MARIA, FL., -October 10, 2013 – Ave Maria Development’s weekly Town Tailgate Party gets even bigger when it hosts the season special, Fall Fest Town Tailgate Party from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday, October 19. The event will be held in the Town Center just prior to the 1:00 pm AMU football game and will highlight a bungee run, sticky wall, football toss, and live dj. Pack up your vehicle, grab some friends, and get spirited as the best tailgate will win a $100 gift card to Publix Supermarket. Parking spaces are on a rst come, rst served basis. Free game admission to the Ave Maria University football game. Also on Saturday, October 19 will be the Collier Family Farms Fall Fest located on Ave Maria Boulevard, the main entrance into town. This outdoor farm event, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m, will include pumpkin painting, hay rides, homemade ice cream, farm games, and pony photos. Organic produce and citrus will also be available for sale. For more information, please contact Ave Maria Development at 239-352-3903. AVE MARIA The Town of Ave Maria has been designed as a hometown for the 21st century, a place where residents of different generations and backgrounds can nd all they need to live life to the fullest – schools, shopping, employment opportunities, recreational facilities, and more. In addition, the presence of Ave Maria University offers educational and cultural experiences unlike any other in the area. At its build out, it will include 11,000 residences in its 4,000 acres. Ave Maria is located at the intersection of Oil Well and Camp Keais Roads in eastern Collier County. The main entrance, on Oil Well just west of Camp Keais, leads to the Town Center. For more information, please visit www. or call 239-352-3903 Fall Fest Town Tailgate at Ave Maria A $6.6 million runway rehabilitation has landed at the Immokalee Regional Airport. Collier County Airport Executive Director Chris Curry announced September 17 the U.S. Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) would be delivering $8 million in grants to Collier’s three county-owned airports with the Immokalee grant being by far the biggest. The Marco Island Executive Airport will receive $1.49 million to improve that airport’s main apron and aircraft tie-down area while the Everglades Airport will get $650,000 for construction of a taxiway at the south end of that strip. Collier County government will pitch in $800,000 toward the Immokalee project. “The investment in new infrastructure demonstrates a commitment from the FAA, (state) DOT and Collier County to the advancement of the Immokalee Regional Airport,” Curry told the Naples Daily News. “These agencies recognize the importance of this asset to the development of the community.” Curry became director of the count y airports in 2010 and during his tenure has secured nearly $11 million in FAA grants for airport upgrades. His contract with Collier County expired at the end of September and Collier County commissioners voted earlier this year against extending his contract. Grant money for local airport Comment on standardsThe Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) recently held three public meetings regarding Florida mathematics and English language arts Standards. In addition to the meetings, the FLDOE is providing other opportunities for input via a Website: www. and Email: standards@ All comments must be submitted by October 31, 2013, to be considered for review. For more information, visit the department’s Standards Review webpage. For more information about the Florida Department of Education, visit www. School Briefs Change is on its way at Edison State College. During its September meeting, the Edison Board of Trustees voted to approve a new college name: Florida SouthWestern State College or FSW. The change is not instantaneous and must still go through the legislative process. Once approved, the new name will go into effect on July 1. While saying farewell to the Edison name that has identi ed us for over 50 years will be bittersweet, here at the Hendry Glades Center, we look forward to the possibilities it will bring. To us, the new name represents inclusion as it adds more focus on our entire region and total college community, not just the coastal communities for which Edison is known. The college won’t be giving up its past entirely. To keep ties with our history and namesake, the Lee Campus will become the Thomas Edison Campus, and college of cials are exploring the return of our college athletics program–the Buccaneers. The coming year will truly be an exciting time for our college. Edison State College also received some exciting news when we learned that we were awarded a nearly $1.5 million grant that funds educational programs for skilled jobs in rural communities. Hendry and Glades counties will bene t as the Hendry/Glades Center expects a portion of the grant to be used here. Currently, we are researching potential local programs that may be funded by the grant to bene t our community’s future workforce. The Center expects to add more staff to support the new programming. The Hendry/Glades Center experienced enrollment growth this fall. While enrollment numbers remained at across the institution, ours grew. Our student population increased seven percent, and the total course load taken by students increased 12 percent. Our growth can be attributed to two things we’ve done this semester to improve services to the Hendry and Glades county communities. First, we’ve increased the variety of course offerings by adding some high demand courses that previously required students to travel to other campuses to complete. Secondly, we’ve provided more services to our Curtis Scholarship students in helping them apply and complete the necessary paperwork to receive the scholarship. It is a credit to our local student services staff and the support of the College’s academic administration that we have been able to expand our reach to the Hendry and Glades communities. Jeff Gibbs is the Director of the Edison State College, Hendry/Glades Center. The Future is Bright for the ESC’s Hendry Glades Center


8 Immokalee Bulletin October 17, 2013 PFC Joshua Palacois, LaBelle High School Class of 2013 graduate, has completed a 10 week Basic Combat Training on September 13, 2013, at Fort Sill Oklahoma. Joshua is now at Fort Sam Houston Texas, for his AIT as a Combat Medic. We congratulate Joshu a for his outstanding achievement. Joshua is the son of Anna Puente Martinez and stepson of Luis Martinez of LaBelle, and son o f Tony Palacios of Immokalee. Palacois graduates from basic training Amid the steady hum of sewing machines and the buzz of friendly chatter, members of the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida Project Hope Sewing Circle enjoyed an old-time sewing bee for a great cause, Oct. 5. The women rst learned about Project Hope through the Healthcare Network's af liation with Susan G. Komen for the Cure Southwest Florida. The project provides volunteers with the materials to create handcrafted inspirational tote bags for women newly-diagnosed with breast cancer. Once completed, the bags are lled with information and comforting items to let recipients know they are not alone in their new journey. According to Karen Smith, Healthcare Network Naples Medical Operations Manager, Project Hope volunteers can create the bags at home, but the group decided to have an old fashioned sewing bee. "One of our volunteers is a breast cancer survivor so this project was especially close to her heart," said Smith, "It's more fun to do things together and since sewing machines aren't as common as they used to be, this was an opportunity for those of us who have them to share our skills with others." Veteran seamstress and breast cancer survivor Mary Ann Sloan acted as group instructor, navigating the sewing pattern instructions to ensure all the bags were put together correctly. Shirley Garypie provided volunteers with an amazing luncheon in a ourish of pink. "The bags turned out beautifully and the messages on them are so inspirational," said Smith. "Being diagnosed with breast cancer is debilitating for any woman, but it is especially dif cult for our patients, most of whom are already struggling with nancial and social issues. When mom is sick, it affects the whole family." Annually, the Healthcare Network provides primary care for 36,000 people in Southwest Florida (25,000 are children) at 13 medical and dental service locations throughout Collier County, including the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile¨. Sewing Circle brings hope to breast cancer patients Submitted photo/ Kaydee TuffThe Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida Project Hope Sewing Circle completed ten handcrafted tote bags, Oct. 5. The quilted bags feature inspirational messages and will be given to breast cancer patients. From left, Anna Herrera, Karen Smith, Carleen Burch, Shirley Garypie, Mary Ann Sloan and Laura Rutizer, a previous Healthcare Network employee.