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Immokalee bulletin
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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 11/07/13. xxxday, xxx xx, 20xx V ol. xx No. xxx See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads In partnership with the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, the Harry Chapin Food Bank Mobile Pantry distributed over 7,000 pounds of food, Oct. 22, at the Marion E. Fether Medical Center in Immokalee. According to Harry Chapin Food Resourcing Manager Chris Robinson, the event assisted 443 adults, 452 children and 64 seniors for a total of 959 people representing 201 households. “Diet is an important part of promoting good health, so hosting the food bank was a natural partnership for us,” said Elizabeth Al eri, Healthcare Network Director of Clinic Operations, “We had a great turnout, which indicates a real need for these services” “The Healthcare Network was a wonderful host,” Robinson said, “We’d de nitely like to partner with them again.” Founded in 1983, the Harry Chapin Food Bank provides food for more than 30,000 individuals each month. In the past scal year, the Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed nearly 12.5 million pounds of food to Southwest Floridians in need, with a food value of more than $20 million. Established by community leaders in 1977, the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida is a private not-for-pro t organization providing primary medical and dental care to nearly 36,000 patients annually (25,000 children) at 13 locations throughout Collier County, including the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. For more information on the Healthcare Network, contact Kaydee Tuff at (239) 658-3113 or ktuff@healthcaresw .org. Partners distribute food in Immokalee by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin Everybody loves a bargain. From the classi eds or a yard sale, wherever you nd them, a good bargain is sure to make us happy. At St. Matthews House, you can nd bargains on every aisle and have an enjoyable shopping experience at the same time. There are actually two St. Matthews House Thrift Stores in Immokalee. The original is located at 630 W Main Street. It’s housed in an old building next to the Friendship House and is basically used as a warehouse and venue for “last chance goods” to be sold. The new Lake Trafford Road store (in the Winn Dixie Plaza) opened this past January and quickly out-grew smaller older store. It’s very much like a top brand department store, with nice displays, wide aisles and more space and it offers some very nice clothes and loads of miscellaneous items many coming from the upscale Naples area. Delivery trucks arrive daily at the Lake Trafford Road store with new merchandise. The new store can accommodate the deliveries easily, while the older store had toactually shut down when a truck came. Delivery of large goods furniture and appliances is free within about a 60-mile radius and includes the Immokalee, Felda, LaBelle areas. Outside of that area there is a $20 delivery charge. Also in Immokalee, you can call for pick up of large items for no charge. St. Matthews Thrift Stores have something for everyone: 50 cent baby clothes; adult clothes for $2 and shoes for $3. There’s even a boutique section where more upscale items can be found. You can nd just about anything you may need there: cookware, linens, dishes, knick knacks, furniture, large and small appliances even scratched items. They’re all “cheap” and the appliances have a ve-day warranty. A good deal is a great thing, but shopping at St. Matthews is a double pleasure, blessing both he who gives and he who receives. All proceeds go to the organization’s homeless shelter and its rehab center in Naples. In Immokalee, St. Matthews Thrift Stores have three full time employees and one part time at the Lake Trafford Road store, and Bargains and blessings at St. Matthew’s House Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantCashier Felicitas Naranjo was one of rst employees who opened the Lake Trafford St. Matthews House store. Ms. Naranjo said it's pleasant working there. Customer Mary Chevry said she comes often and nds lots of bargains. Thursday, October 31, 2013 V ol. 46 No. 44 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Migrant program plannedCollier County Public Schools Migrant Education Program invites y ou to the Immokalee Migrant Parent Advisory Council Meeting at I-TECH Conference Center Thursday, November 7, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Meeting topics will include: 1. Migrant Program Overview 2. Summer Programs Summary 3. Bed Bugs Awareness Outreach 4. Attendance Requirements The meeting will be held in Spanish with English and Creole interpreting available. Limited transportation provided. If needed, please call your school’s Migrant Home School Liaison by Friday November 1. If you have any questions please feel free to contact The Migrant Education Program at: 239-377-0560. Dinner and child care will be provided. El Programa de Educacin Migrante de las Escuelas Pblicas de Condado de Collier Le invita a la reunin de La Junta Consultiva de Padres del Programa Migrante de Immokalee en el Centro de Conferencias de la I-TECH jueves, 7 de noviembre, 6 a 8:30 p.m. Food distribution at Marion E. Fether See Migrant — Page 2 See St. Matthews — Page 2


2 Immokalee Bulletin October 31, 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 two full timers at the Main Street location. There are also three volunteers at the Lake Trafford Road store. Carmelita Norvell is the manager over both Immokalee stores. She started in 200910 as a part timer at the old Main Street store learned management under three previous managers. She said two of the workers are from the Experience Works program, which provides jobs for senior citizens. In addition to the two Immokalee stores, St. Matthews has two locations in Naples and one in Bonita Springs. Many customers are die hard thrift store shoppers. Mary Chevrycome stops at least several times a week. She comes because she knows, as she said, "Whatever I want I will nd." The new store is open Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.. Closed on Saturday. St. Matthews Thrift Store isn't just a store, it's also a ministry. As the wife of a minister, Carmelita is in the perfect position to ful ll a true mission. "It's not just about selling," she points out, "It's getting people help. There's always somebody in dire need and the Lord sends people in for help." Sometimes, they just sit and pray with customers if that's what they need. Los temas de la reuni—n incluir‡n: -Resumen del Programa Migrante -An‡lisis de los Programas de Verano -Servicio de Ayuda para una mayor consciencia sobre las chinches de la cama Requisitos de asistencia La reuni—n ser‡ presentada en espa–ol con la interpretaci—n al inglŽs y al reole haitiano disponible. Se proveer‡ transportaci—n limitada. Si l a necesita, favor de llamar a su Migrant Home School Liaison antes de viernes, 1 de Noviembre. Si tiene alguna pregunta, siŽntase libre de contactar al Programa de Educaci—n Migrante al: TelŽfono 239-377-0560. Una cena y guarderia infantil/ Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantSt. Matthew House Manager Carmelita Norvell. by Maribel De ArmasI absolutely love watching marching bands perform. Going to high school marching band shows is one of those things that my dad and I have always enjoyed together. And, it's not only a bout watching the performances, it's about hearing and feeling the beat of the music. Everything from the complex formations to the drum cadences just make for such an energetic display of musical entertainment. We are so very lucky in Collier County to have a wonderful high school music program and extremely talented marching bands. And I say extremely talented not only because I've witnessed them all perform and they all receive a thumbs up in my book, but I've got some proof behind my statement. You see, every year, high school marching bands across the state participate in the Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA) Music Performance Assessment. During an assessment, participating bands perform a show 7-10 minutes in length on the eld in full uniform and are rated in the categories of music, marching and maneuvering, general effect, and auxiliary. A Superior is the highest rating, followed by Excellent and Good. Florida is divided into districts as delineated by the FBA. Collier County, along with Lee and Hendry counties, belongs to District 18 and their Marching Band Assessment was held this past Saturday (October 26) at Fort Myers Senior High School. All seven Collier County high school marching bands put on outstanding shows and were rewarded with an overwhelming number of Superior ratings. And I'm happy to report that Immokalee High School's growing marching band program kept up with its larger-sized counterparts quite impressively. So much so, that the Marching Indians, 97 students strong, received straight Superior ratings for all categories, resulting in an overall Superior rating for their entire performance. This is the rst time since 2007 that the IHS marching band received Superiors across the board. So, with all of those Superior ratings earned by our bands, I feel pretty secure in standing by my statement that our Collier County high school marching bands are extremely talented. Congratulations to all of the student musicians and their dedicated band directors! Before I close out for the week, I want to make sure to make you all aware of a Migrant Parent Advisory Council Meeting that will be taking place next Thursday evening (November 7), from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the iTECH Conference Center (508 North 9th Street). Meeting topics will include an overview of the Collier County Public Schools Migrant Education Program, a summary of summer programs available, an awareness outreach regarding bed bugs, and some attendance requirements related to the Migrant Program. The meeting will be held in Spanish, but English and Haitian Creole translation will be available. Dinner and childcare will be available for those who attend the meeting. To learn more, contact the Migrant Education Program at 377-0560. Students First MigrantContinued From Page 1 St. Matthews HouseContinued From Page 1 The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce w ill be hosting its 21st Annual Christmas around the World Parade and Snow Gala w ith Collier County Parks & Recreation Department on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. The parade and gala events occur in the evening and dress is festive casual to t the occasion (and weather). This year Immokalee is celebrating the theme "Rolling Out the Red Carpet with your Favorite Hollywood Theme Movie." Christmas Around the World is a Community Sponsored Event. Activities include a lighted night parade followed by a Christmas Snow Gala at our community Aquatic Center (swimming pool) with lots of food, games, music, machine-produced snow, with our own Immokalee Talent-singing, dancing, Best Dressed Hollywood Themes Costume Competition and lots of other entertainment. The highlight of the Christmas Gala is the Grand Finale of the arrival of Santa Claus from the North Pole via helicopter, courtesy of the Seminole Casino of Immokalee. The Seminole Casino also provides free books to all kids who take an individual picture with Santa during the Event. Our Santa believes that Reading is "FUNDAMENTAL". The parade will feature lots of oats in competition. The parade starts at 5:30 p.m. with a mandatory line-up time of 4 p.m.on the corner of Carver and Main Street directly across the street from the Seminole Casino of Immokalee. Immediately after the parade the Snow Gala will start in the Collier County Aquatic Center at 505 Escambia Street. Admission is $1 per person 36 inches and taller. Partial proceeds from this event will go toward scholarships to graduating seniors from Immokalee High School. If additional information is needed please call the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce at 239657-0080 (Cherryle Thomas-Event Chair). 21st Christmas Around the World


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Modular home on site. Production records are available upon request to quali ed buyers. $6,450 per acre 3 Immokalee Bulletin October 31, 2013 Immokalee recently suffered the loss of two of our local citizens who for ten years invested a great deal of experience, expertise, and love into the community. Dick and Marcela Rice resided here in Immokalee for ten years, coming to us from Homestead. Dick and Marcela were community activists that believed in getting involved in many activities. Among his involvements Dick was a lay leader for First United Methodist Church, served as president more than once of the Immokalee Rotary, was the director of the Chamber of Commerce, and served on many boards including the Immokalee Master Plan/CRA, Health Services Network of Southwest Florida (Collier Health Services), the Immokalee Water and Sewer Board, and I HOPE, to name a few. His wife served in many capacities with the Civic Association, the University of Florida Agricultural Extension of ce, and Amigos en Christos, along with numerous other ministries and programs. Their personal love for Immokalee and its people was clearly evident. Dick and Marcela often made trips to Marcela's original home in Bolivia. The two of them are pictured with Lily Vda De Arze this past July as she celebrated 103 years in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. We're certain that they will continue to serve their new community in Kansas City as they settle near family. Hasta manana, Amigos y Dios de beniga! Farewell to the Rice Family The Rice Family Collier County Public Schools is proud to collaborate with the school districts of Charlotte, Glades, Hendry, and Lee Counties to present the In nite Scholars Program Scholarship Fair, from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov ember 12, or Wednesday, November 13, at Germain Arena (11000 Everblades Parkway, in Estero). The event is free and open to high school seniors. Registration is required. University and educational providers (listed below) from the East Coast and the Midwest sections of the United States will attend. This fair is dedicated to helping nancially disadvantaged students with college admissions guidance, ACT/SAT preparation, and college scholarships. This will be a great opportunity for high school seniors seeking funding to network and speak directly to prospective colleges and universities who are looking for quali ed incoming students. Students are required to register for this event and print a registration ticket by visiting The registration ticket is required for admission to the Scholarship Fair. Students are also required to bring with them at least ten (10) unof cial high school transcripts and unof cial ACT/ SAT scores, two (2) letters of recommendation, and a brief essay on "Why I Want to Go to College." Thank you to the Alliance of Educational Leaders, the News-Press Media Group, the United States Army, Beamon Communications, Cooper Hotels, and Ken Sneeden & Associates Multimedia Productions for their support of this important event. To learn more or for help with the required documents, please contact your high school counselor. High school seniors invited to scholarship fair Beginning November 1, Collier County Public Library is adding a new eResource: Freegal¨ Music (as in "free" and "legal"). Freegal¨ Music allows registered Collier County Public Library cardholders to download up to three selections of Sony Music tracks in the MP3 format at no cost every w eek. The Library is joining a network of public library websites that offer access to over seven million songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists. Freegal¨ will allow cardholders to increase the size and diversity of their music library by offering access to over 28,000 music labels from 85 different countries. Also, Freegal¨ will have popular music videos for download. Freegal¨ has free mobile apps for registered cardholders. The Freegal¨ apps are available in the Apple¨ App Store and Google Play¨. "There is a soaring demand in our county for digital-format information and entertainment. We are very excited to offer a service like this that delivers great music, compatibility with lots of devices, and simplicity of use. We think this will be incredibly popular w ith our patrons and will help the library in marketing all its services to the community," said Marilyn Matthes, Library Director. Freegal¨ is simple to use. There is no software to download. There are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions, w hich means you can play it or copy it as many times as you wish. Cardholders may visit any of the ten public library locations and staff will show them how to use this new eResource. Or, v isit and click on the Freegal¨ link. Library offering free digital musicYour community directory is a click away! Free Speech Free Ads


Submitted photos/ AplusfotosHomecoming Court 2013:The Indians will face off against Lely at the Homecoming game Friday, November 1. TOP RIGHT: Freshmen: Rocky Marcano and Faith Navarro. BOTTOM LEFT: Sophomores: Eric Garcia and Hannah Hernandez. BOTTOM RIGHT: Juniors: Eliud Trejo and Saraphina Casseus. TOP LEFT: Seniors: Couple 1 Benny Valdez and Ashley Nunez; Couple 2Jeffrey Flores and Selena Huapilla; Couple 3 Dave Rouzard and Samantha Trevino; Couple 4 Efren Varela and Paula Rosales; Couple 5 Rolando Reyna and Melissa Soto; Couple 6 Juan Villarreal and Maleighna Cade; Couple 7 Martin Quintanilla and Amy Mendez. Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! RABIES $10 € PARVO $12 € Half Price Boarding €For a limited timeFREE EXAMA $50 ValuePartners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available.SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL1095 N. 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 EVERYDAY! 4 Immokalee Bulletin October 31, 2013 HERE’S MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. Put your card in this space for six weeks for Only $90! Call us at 239-657-6000 or e-mail for more info


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 5 Immokalee Bulletin October 31, 2013 The U13 Soccer Pit Boys will be travelling to San Antonio Texas at the end of November during the Thanksgiving break to participate in the Copa Rayados International Tournament. This would be the longest trip for any of our teams and it will be a great experience for the players, coaches, and families travelling with the team. The team has been having car washes, selling Krispy Cream donuts, in order to have enough funds to make the trip. There will be over 24 team in their division, many from Mexico and other parts of the world and over 200 teams overall in the tournament. We know that the team will represent our community and our club well. The team will be playing at home at The Immokalee Complex on November 2 at 1:00pm and November 10 at 2:00pm if you would like to come and watch this exciting and skillful group of boys. Any donations are always welcomed to help the team. Checks can be made to Soccer Pit Cobras and sent to Soccer Pit Cobras PO Box 23 Immokalee, Fl 34143. Soccer Pit Cobras head to San Antonio Texas The Immokalee Seminoles Popwarner League has had a very successful year. Two teams made it to the rst round of the playoff but only the Pee Wee Team advanced. The Peaceriver Championship game will be held this Saturday, November 2, 2013 at North Fort Myers Field. North Ft. Myers Community Park, 2021 N. Tamiami Trial, N. Ft. Myers. Game starts at 12 p.m. Please come out and support the youth of Immokalee. A fundraiser will be held on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the Eagles Club located at 403 New Market Rd. to raise funds for travel expenses. For more information please call Christie Betancourt at 239 -867-1859 or visit our webpage at If they win they will be playing against the East Coast at North Fort Myers on November 9. DIVISION 2 SOUTHEAST REGION PLAY OFF SCHEDULE November 9 South: East Coast @ Peace River November 16 South Winners of East Coast/Peace River vs Mid FL @ Mid Florida November 23 South: Winners of November 16th games @ East Coast The Road to the National Championship. The 2013 Pop Warner Super Bowl and National Cheer & Dance Championships will take place from Saturday, December 7 through Saturday, December 14 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. PeeWees advance in playoffs The Immokalee Seminoles Popwarner League has had a very successful year. Two teams made it to the rst round of the playoff and the Pee Wee Team advanced to the next round. The Peaceriver Championship game will be held this Saturday, November 2, 2013 at North Fort Myers Field. North Ft. Myers Community Park, 2021 N. Tamiami Trial, N. Ft. Myers. Game starts at 12 p.m. Please come out and support the youth of Immokalee. A fundraiser will be held on Sunday, November 3, at the Eagles Club located at 403 New Market Rd. to raise funds for travel expenses. For more information please call Christie Betancourt at 239 -8671859 or visit our webpage at Note: Dinner plates are $10 and include quarter leg, choice of two sides rice, beans, or potato salad, bread, & dessert. Car wash is $5 regular size vehicles & $8 large vehicles Donations are welcomed. Head Coach: Toy Chappa Assistant Coaches: William Rolle, Phillipp Perez, Talise Simeon, and Oscar Rosalez Team Parent: Joy Chappa Team Record 8-1 regular season and 1-0 playoff. Fundraiser for the PeeWee Team Submitted photoThe Immokalee Seminoles Popwarner PeeWee team. Breastfeeding mothers groupLearn about the many bene ts of breast-feeding, get advice and tips, speak with breastfeeding peer counselors Myda and Noemi, meet and share experiences with other breastfeeding mothers. Pregnant women welcome. Come to the Collier County Department of Health Room 133 every Tuesday from 1011:30 a.m. For additional information call 239-252-7347 or 239-252-7312. Community Briefs


Employment Full TimeDrivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 TEACHER/FLOATING TEACHER The Guadalupe Center is seeking a Teacher /Floating Teacher that will provide a safe, nurturing environment in which developmentally appropriate practices are employed in a preschool setting. A oating teacher will rotate from classroom to classroom as needed to maintain ratios. These are full time positions with bene ts. Minimum Requirements: High School diploma /GED. CDA Equivalent or CDA preferred Willing to complete all state required licensing courses within mandated timelines. Submit resumes to hr@guadalupecenter .org or apply at 509 Hope Circle, Immokalee, FL 34142 Questions can be directed to (239)657-7131. EOE/DFWP Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Employment WantedRETIRED Island Indian, Need to keep busy 20 yr mechanic, 10 yrs in security, 10 yr motel maintenance and front desk. Seeking employment and 1 BR apartment in Immokalee (305)384-8602 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. 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. 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 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads 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 HomeSale3br, 2bath doublewide on 1/2 acre lot between LaBelle and Immokalee. Home is like new and has porch, concrete driveway and many other features. Bad credit or no credit accepted with $7,00 down. Owner nancing. Call 863-673-4325 FELDA Huge 2 BR, 2BA w/large attached Florida Room. A steal @ $7,000. Call Laura @ (239)233-5654 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Mobile HomeSaleHurricane zone III used doublewide only $39,900 includes setup and a/c. Very hard to nd and in good condition. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 Large 3br, 2bath doublewide on A Road between LaBelle and Immokalee. $59,900. We will nance with $5,000 down and average credit. Call 863-673-4325 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Automobiles2004 NISSAN MAXIMA 4 Door, Automatic. Runs great! $3000 (863)843-5316 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 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The Collier County Coalition A gainst Human Traf ckingThe Collier County Sheriff ’s Of ce, in collaboration with the Collier County Coalition A gainst Human Traf cking, is planning “A Day Without Slavery,” an anti-human trafcking event in Immokalee. “A Day Without Slavery” will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at Immokalee Community Park, 321 N. 1st St. While the event will feature food, live music and activities for children, our primary goal is to provide information about human trafcking and community services available in Immokalee. We also hope to open avenues of communication with the community and encourage residents to report any traf cking that might be happening.Thanksgiving food giveawayAllen Chapel AMC Church is planning its second annual Thanksgiving Giveaway and Outreach Ministry for Sunday, November 24. Last year 120 turkeys were distributed along w ith over 200 bags of rice and beans. The church needs the community’s support. This year their goal is to give 150 turkeys away. Please send your donations to 208 S. 3rd Street, PO Box 477, Immokalee Florida 33413. “The Church that is intentional about ministry.” Pastor Lori Snell. W ant to make a difference? Become a VITA volunteer! You can help a family get back the money they have earned and become more nancially stable. VITA is a program offered through the United Way that helps low to moderate income persons by providing free tax preparation assistance. W e are looking for volunteers to better serve our clients. No experience is necessary and v olunteers are provided free training online. Flexible hours are available January through mid April. Taxes will be prepared at many locations in Lee, Hendry, Glades, Collier and Charlotte counties. For more information email Amy Singer at or 239.433.2000 ext. 229. Early dismissalA Collier County Public Schools’ early dismissal day for the 2013-2014 school year is set for Friday, November 1. The early dismissal time for elementary, middle, and high school students is three hours earlier than the dismissal time on other days. The early dismissal day is for the purpose of school improvement in-service for all staff, especially as they work in designing challenging and engaging lessons for our students. The district hopes that this advance notice will allow for after-school child care arrangements to be made. To view the entire 2013-2014 school calendar, including the remaining scheduled early dismissal days, visit the district’s Web site ( and click on “Calendars” under the “Quick Links” heading on the left side of the home page. A rea Skateboard competitionMark Anthony Koch Immokalee’s Skateboard Team will be holding a Skateboard competition at the Immokalee Community Park on Thursday, October 31st from 4:30pm till dark. Candies will be given away to all the Trick or Treaters. Parks and Recreation will be cosponsoring along with other several sponsors. Come out and support our young skaters of Immokalee.Spaghetti dinners for saleChamber President Bernardo Barnhart and the Chamber Board of Directors are ready with our bimonthly community “Spaghetti Dinners” for the sole purpose of fund-raising for Immokalee Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Funds. We need our whole community to support our fundraiser. The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce will be selling Spaghetti Dinners for $10 per plate on November 8, at the 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. Menu: Home made spaghetti with meatballs and sauce, the Famous Immokalee Salad, hot garlic bread, baked dessert. If you purchase ve dinners or more... we will deliver. Tickets are on sale now! Serving 11 a.m. -2 p.m. on November 8. This Fundraiser will bene t Scholarships atIHS. Please call Cherryle Thomas 239-6570080 or the Chamber Of ce @239-657-3237 or Mariela Romero at 239-692-2178 to reserve your dinner ticket.VPKIf 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 Voluntary Prekindergaten (VPK) education program For more information please call (239) 252-4449.Survey for pedestrians, cyclistsThe Metropolitan Planning Organization, MPO for Collier County has launched a survey requesting input on what the citizens of Collier County think as they use the infrastructure as a cyclist and pedestrian. Deadline November 5 to report. English: go to www.surveymonkey. com/s/collierpedbikesafety Spanish: go to www.surveymonkey. com/s/collierseguridadpeatonal-ciclistas The MPO’s webpage is at http://www. 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.iTECH class openMachining class, 1500 hours, MondayFriday 9 a.m.-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: Arthrex, US Sugar, Haynes Corporation, Shaw Development. For more information about our graduation rates, costs and other important information, please visit our website at After school 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. Community Center 321 North 1st Street, Immokalee. Sports Complex 505 Escambia St, Immokalee.Breastfeeding mothers groupLearn about the many bene ts of breastfeeding, get advice and tips, speak with breast-feeding peer counselors Myda and Noemi, meet and share experiences with other breastfeeding mothers. Pregnant women welcome. Come to the Collier County Department of Health Room 133 every Tuesday from 1011:30 a.m. For additional information call 239-252-7347 or 239-252-7312. 7 Immokalee Bulletin October 31, 2013 Community Briefs


8 Immokalee Bulletin October 31, 2013 Indians Marching Band:This weekend the Marching Indians performed their MPA (Music Performance Assessment) show at Fort Myers High School. The band performed extremely well receiving straight superiors in all captions. This is the rst time this has happen since 2007.Cross Country:On Saturday, October 26, our boys and girls cross country team competed at their district meet held in Lemon Bay. In the girls race, Anita Munoz-Trejo nished in 19:03.09 to win by over a minute. Angela Cruz was fourth, Sonia Rincon was 10th, and Kristina Vera and Amber Gonzalez nished 13th and 14th, respectively to qualify for the regional meet. In the boys race, Lionel Delacruz nished in 16 minutes, 2.55 seconds, winning by 44 seconds over teammate Urias Morales Velasquez. The Indians' Frandy Cherilus was fourth, and Roberto Aguirre was ninth, as the Indians cruised to the team title with 29 points. Immokalee's Hector Hernandez (14th) and Dagoberto Andrade (15th) also placed in the top 15 to qualify for the regional meet. IHS Drumbeat (October 17, 2013 Naples, Fla.) Haley W ebb, Chief Meteorologist with NBC2 and this year's Honorary Chair, will join Event Chair Paige Eber Fraley to launch the Collier County Red Kettle Campaign at a Gala and A uction Dinner on Friday, November 1 at The Hilton Naples starting at 6.00 pm. Tickets are just $100 per person and the event is almost sold out. There will be Silent and Live Auctions with Guest Auctioneer Jay Severson. Items include vacations in Venice, Italy, Napa V alley, and Banff, Canada, a Marina B. cocktail ring from Yamron Jewelers and more. To preview items, visit then select the Gala Auction' link. Reserve seats by calling Development and Community Relations at 239-775-9447. The Salvation Army Ensemble will play as guests arrive and there will be dancing throughout the evening to the LiveWire Band. Presenting Event Sponsors are: Arthrex, Fifth Third Bank and Yamron Jewelers. Supporting Sponsors include Airport Kia of Naples, Cederquist Medical Wellness Center, Children's Montessori School, Cohen & Grigsby, DeVoe Automotive Group, Directors Choice, LLC, Executive Electronics of Southwest Florida, Inc., First National Bank of the Gulf Coast, Gulfshore Insurance, Inc., Houchin Construction, Motor Toys, Naples Daily News, NBC2, Reptmart A Reptile Industries Company, Tamiami Ford / Hyundai / Mitsubishi, William C. Huff Moving & Storage, Wynn Properties, Inc., and Ziegelmaier Photography. This year's Red Kettle Campaign, which runs from November 15 through December 24, helps Collier families, children and seniors in need with every dollar raised remaining in Collier County. Registered Collier residents receive food at Thanksgiving and again at Christmas plus children and seniors will receive Christmas gifts. Remaining funds support Emergency Social Services programs Food Pantry and Financial Assistance for rent or utilities run by the Salvation Army in Collier throughout the year. So far in 2013, there has been a 75% increase in Food Pantry requests and a 25% increase in new families requesting support for their children over Christmas. The Salvation Army also stepped in for Toys for Tots in Collier and will now serve more than 3,500 families during the holidays. Toy Shop and Bell Ringer Volunteers are also needed, call 239-775-9447 to volunteer today. About The Salvation Army The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to Red Kettle Campaign kick off Nov. 1 Community Yard Sale!!Out with the Old in with the New! Find yard 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, November 14, 8 a.m.12 p.m. $10.00 per space. Pre-register by Thursday, November 14.Pee-Wee Tee BallNov. 12, 2013 to Dec. 17, 2013 6-7; Tuesday and Thursday for ages 3-5 yrs old. Cost $25.00 per childWreath Making ClassCome and join the fun. All materials are included and you will be leaving with your own wreath! Limited space available! Nov. 14, 2013 6 p.m.-?. Cost: $25.00 Parks and Rec