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Healthcare Network of Southw est Florida will take part in two community outreach programs this w eekend, Mar. 8-9, in Immokalee. On Saturday, Mar. 8, the Netw ork will provide free health screenings during Migrant Expo IX from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Florida Department of Health – Collier on 419 1st Street in Immokalee. The event includes information for migrant farmworkers and their families on available services, health, education opportunities, legal rights and responsibilities. There will be free food, education and health services. On Sunday, Mar. 9, students from Florida State University College of Medicine’s Cross Cultural Medicine Rotation will be assisting aboard Healthcare Network’s Ronald McDonald Care Mobile from 8 a.m.-12 noon at Bethel Church, 1225 West Main Street in Immokalee. Known as FSU Cares – Service Through Medicine, this week-long rotation gives rst-year medical students the chance to spend spring break in Immokalee working with FSU faculty members to administer health screenings to underserved individuals in migrant communities. Established by community leaders in 1977, Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida is a private not-for-pro t organization providing primary medical and dental care for more than 36,000 people in Southwest Florida (25,000 are children) at 13 medical and dental service locations in Collier County, including the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. For more information on the Healthcare Network, contact Kaydee Tuff at (239) 658-3116 or ktuff@healthcaresw .orgExpo de Emigrantes lXUn evento para la comunidad de Immokalee. Informacin para Trabajadores de Agricultura y sus Familias. Cuando: Sbado 8 de Marzo 2014, 10 a.m. hasta las 2 p.m. Donde: Florida Departmento de Salud Collie, 419 N. 1st Street, Immokalee. Se le dar informacin a trabajadores emigrantes de agricultura y a sus familiares relacionado a los servicios y oportunidades disponibles en educacin, derechos SIGN AND DRIVE A NEW 201 4 ESCAPE SE FOR ONLY$279 PER MONTH*36 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $0 security deposit. Only state title & license fees due at signing. *Stock #14t111. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $1860 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 03/31/14. xxxday, xxx xx, 20xx V ol. xx No. xxx See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Thursday, March 6, 2013 V ol. 47 No. 10 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads On March 4, students in ve Collier classrooms received bushels of golden delicious apples while their teachers were surprised with Golden Apple awards. Representatives from Suncoast Credit Union Foundation, presenting sponsor of the Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner, were joined by The Education Foundation—Champions For Learning board members, sponsors, and volunteers to present the awards to the teachers in their classrooms. The magic happened to Frederick Rimmler II at Immkalee High School. Mr. Rimmler teaches honors physics to I.H.S. seniors and has been a teacher for four years. Congratulations to the other 2013-14 Golden Apple recipients:  Ryan Shore, Pelican Marsh Elementary  Suzanne Szczepanski, Lely High  Jacqueline Williams, Lely High  Adam Winkle, Mike Davis Elementary. Golden Apple is a community-based teacher recognition program that honors and helps teachers to share best practices. The process is designed to elicit and highlight best practice(s) that may include innovative instructional practices, integration of real world experience, educator collaboration and collegiality, community involvement, parent engagement. In addition to the many celebratory activities and the cash awards ($500 for Teacher of Distinction and additional $500 for Golden Apple recipients), this year, thanks to Suncoast Credit Union Foundation, the Golden Apple award also comes with a $5,000 grant through which the teacher can expand/adapt/buildon the best practice(s). The 24th Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner, presented by Suncoast Credit Union Foundation, will honor the Golden Apple teachers along with the Teachers of Distinction and celebrate the support that our community provides to educators through the work of Champions For Learning. The Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner will be held on May 9, 2014, and is generously hosted by the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Additional support is provided by CenturyLink, the Mary Ingram Fund of the Columbus Foundation, Moorings Park, Naples Daily News, NBC-2 Waterman Broadcasting, and Publix Super Markets Charities. “Supporting education is at the forefront of the work we do,” says Greg Pasanen, Regional Vice President at Suncoast Credit Union. “And we’re proud to support the Golden Apple in recognizing the Collier County educators who are making a difference in the lives of our youth.” Table sponsorships for the 24th Annual Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner are available. Please call 239-643-4755 or visit www.ChampionsForLearning. org/GA for more information. Families, students, and the entire community are invited to join in the celebration by tuning in to NBC-2 who will produce a Golden Golden Apple for I.H.S. teacher Frederick Rimmler II of Immokalee High School Migrant Expo: ‘Care Mobile’ to visit Think Purple!Come to Relay for Life March 14 at 6 p.m. Immokalee Sports Complex. See more on Page 5. See Expo — Page 2 See Teacher — Page 2


On Wednesday, February 19, the Immokalee CRA Advisory Board requested that CRA staff arrange to have Lucilla Ayer, Executive Director of the Collier County Metropolitan Planning Organization, come to Immokalee in order to discuss the projects contained w ithin the MPO’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The request followed the SR29 Loop Road presentation by Bill Howell, FDOT Transportation Consultant from Lochner. As explained by Mr. Howell during the meeting, there are numerous projects identi ed within the MPO’s LRTP Cost Feasibility and Needs Plans that fall in and around the Immokalee region. Mr. Howell advised that our Advisory Board familiarize themselves w ith the projects identi ed in the LRTP prior to the April 11, 2014 MPO Board meeting so that we can begin to in uence the longrange transportation infrastructure plans for Immokalee. Ms. Ayer has agreed to come to Immokalee to hold a public meeting on Monday, March 10, at 10 a.m. at the CareerSource (fka Southwest Florida Works) facility. She w ill provide an overview of the MPO’s role as an organization along with brief Q&A related to the LRTP. This meeting is being publically advertised so that two or more Board members may attend. Please plan on attending this important meeting. This is Immokalee’s chance to begin to formulate a collective voice regarding the long-range plans for the transportation network in and around Immokalee. Any questions regarding this request should be directed to Bradley Muckel, Executive Director (interim) of the Immokalee CRA via email at bradleymuckel@colliergov. net. For more information regarding the Collier MPO, please visit their web site at: www. From the CRAIt’s a very safe bet, at this point in the process, the so-called “loop road” truck route alternative, will connect State with Road 29 at the southwest corner of the Immokalee Regional Airport and again just north of New Market Road. The alternatives for the route have been signi cantly reduced and the most likely route will take the truck route through the commercial portion of New Market Road, as a widened roadway, jutting to the northeast just south of the residential area of New Market Road. The roadway would parallel New Market to the northeast of the residential section connecting once again to S.R. 29 north of New Market, north of Westclox Avenue. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public workshop on the proposed road’s alternative routes in Immokalee on April 3. The precise time and location of that public hearing will be announced. Its most recent public session about the project was January 23. The Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency’s citizens advisory committee received an update on the project February 19 in its regular monthly session. The so-called, “loop road,” to skirt Immokalee or perhaps connect into its center will be an essential trade route for the town and, especially, for the airport. A precise source of funding for the project has yet to be decided and its eventual construction will depend heavily on a list of roadway priorities established by the Collier County Metropolitan Planning Council, an inter-governmental advisory which advises Collier County commissioners on major transportation issues. The FDOT maintains a website about the proposed project and updates that website as needed. 2 Immokalee Bulletin March 6, 2014Serving 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 by Maribel De Armas“We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals.” – Stephen Covey Take another read of the quote above. It’s a pretty powerful statement that most adults probably work their whole lives to really grasp. Picture this, though. Elementary school students learning about goal setting, time management, and life balance – those 21st century skills they’ll need to do well someday in the real world. Well, that someday is today for students at Highlands Elementary School thanks to “The Leader in Me” personal leadership development program. Again, this is at the elementary school level! This program is based on Stephen Covey’s “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” The goal of “The Leader in Me” is to prepare students for success in school and in life. They learn to be proactive, begin with the end in mind, to put rst things rst, to think “win-win,” to seek rst to understand before being understood, to synergize and to “sharpen the saw” (recharge their inner batteries) – author Covey’s seven habits. At Highlands Elementary, staff and students have been working throughout the school year to develop life-long leaders in every classroom on campus. In fact, they’ve been doing such a great job in developing a culture of leadership that they were recently recognized as an of cial “Leader in Me” school! The desired end result: an increase in student achievement and a student who is motivated, is a problem-solver with a strong work ethic, values diversity, is trustworthy and trusts others, and believes in teamwork – all things that are critical in order to succeed in the world today and even more so tomorrow. Things at Highlands are going so well and they are so excited to share their successes that they have scheduled their rst Leadership Day – coining it “Around the World in 7 Habits” – on Friday, May 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school (1101 Lake Trafford Road). They will be celebrating student leaders and spotlighting the seven habits with a unique cultural integration. The day will include student-led campus tours, presentations on the seven habits, interactive classroom visits, cultural exhibits and an entertainmentlled luncheon. It’ll be a day full of inspiration and motivation and HLE student leaders are eager to share this experience with you. That’s right, you are invited to attend and learn more about this awesome program. The event itself is still a few months away, but if you would like to attend, you’ll have to let the school know by March 30 (377-7100). Your RSVP is very important, as space is limited and the day’s schedule is contingent on knowing how many people will attend. Students Firstlegales y otras responsabilidades. GRATIS Comida—Educacin— Servicios de Salud. Para ms informacin: llame a 252-7332. Patrocinado por Florida Department of Health Collier y Paci c Tomato Growers.Migran Expo lXYon evman kominot pou travay migran agrikl ak travay ki kon’n al nan nt e fanmi yo. nfmasyon pou travay Agrikl ak fanmi yo. Ki l: Samdi 8 Mas, 2014 10 a.m. pou 2 p.m. Ki kote: Florida Department of Health—Collier(nan ansyen Klinik la), 419 North 1st Street, Immokalee. Jwen enfmasyon sou migran Agrikl ak fanmi yo sou svis sant, optinite edikasyon, dwa legal e responsabilite. GRATIS Manj — Edikasyon — Svis Sant. Pou plis enfmasyon rele Sant Sante a 252-7332. Sponsored by: FL Department of Health Collier and Paci c Tomato Growers. ExpoContinued From Page 1 Apple program featuring the ve teachers and their classrooms. The program will be aired on May 9th on NBC-2 at 7:00pm. Immokalee Teachers of Distincion for 2013-14 are: Melanie Boswell and Kathryn T. Doyle, both of Lake Trafford Elementary,, and William Staros, Jr. of Highlands Elementary. Champions For Learning™ brings our community together to invest in innovative practices that enrich the environment for student learning. We provide opportunities for teachers to work together and with the community by recognizing and sharing best practices in teaching, funding innovative classroom experiences, and helping educators connect with their community. TeacherContinued From Page 1 Get the scoop on the loop


Migrant Expo March 8The 10th Annual Migrant Expo 2014 is an event for The Immokalee Community. On Saturday, March 8 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Come to the Collier County Health Department, 419 North 1st Street. Get information to the Immokalee community about locally available social and support services, educational/vocational opportunities and health services and screenings. It will be set up on the outside space between the Library and Health Department.Grow healthy citrus!Learn how to battle the diseases and keep y our citrus trees productive. Internationally acclaimed citrus expert, Dr. Mongi Zekri, will teach a citrus class at the Extension of ce on Saturday, March 15, from 9-12. He will cover popular citrus varieties, planting, fertilizing, and management of citrus greening and other pests. Come to the UF/IFAS County Extension Of ce at 14700 Immokalee Rd. Please register at: Call 353-4244 if problems with Eventbrite; registration required! Cost: $5; no refunds, sorry!Allen’s Chapel worshipCome to Allen Chapel's Pre-Family and Friends' Day Worship Service and 2nd Quarterly Conference Sunday, March 16, at 11 a.m. A free southern style meal will be served immediately following the service. We are excited about our guest speaker. Presiding Elder, Rev. Vincent F. Mitchell. Yes, he and his lovely wife, Lady Magdalene will be in the house praising God with us.Apply to iTECH freeSave $20 March 31-April 4. Get started with Fall Enrollment at iTECH. Schedule your TABE testing appointment now for the week of March 31-April 4. Limited space act now! Testing times: MondayThursday 8:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. 3 p.m. and Wednesday night 6 p.m. Download the TABE Study Guide @ Call iTECH for more information 377-9700. Survivors welcome Survivors are invited to be recognized during this year's Immokalee's 10th Relay For Life Birthday Bash on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 6 p.m. Survivors are our inspiration for why we Relay. Not only do survivors prove that the ght can be won, survivors instill in us hope for a cure. A small gift will be given to all survivors that register to attend this year's Birthday Bash. If you would like to spread your inspiration and share your survivor story please sign-up on-line as a survivor at http://www. or for more information please contact Kelly Stevenson at nightImmokalee Community Park invites you to InDoor Movie Night Friday, March 21, 6-8 p.m. to enjoy the movie Frozen. Cost $5. The park is located at 321 N. 1st St. Community Briefs Golda Pauline Snyder, 85LABELLE Golda Pauline Snyder of LaBelle, passed away March 1, 2014 in Lehigh Acres. She was born July 9, 1928 in Wauchula, FL, to the late William Mabry and the late Mildred A. (Washington) Skipper. Golda, or better known as Mom and Granny, w as born in Wauchula but lived most of her life in Immokalee from living at the Collier County Ranch to a cabin on the edge of Sadie Cypress Swamp. She was known for having a green thumb and always had a bountiful vegetable garden. She also grew beautiful orchids and roses. According to her family she was the best cook in the world. She is survived by her daughters: Laverne W. Massey, Nancy Gerri Lester, Karen A. Thompson (Waddy), sister: Tootsie Johnson, grandchildren, Robbie Massey, Ryan Massey, Emily DeVaney, Erin Lester, Brad Justice, Steven Justice and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Howard Snyder, brothers: William Sidney Skipper and Mabry Howard Skipper. A memorial service will be held March 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church Of Immokalee. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. Obituaries THANK YOUIt is with our sincere appreciation that the family of our departed loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Elvira R. Garcia, wish to thank your family friends, friends and the community for all of their loving support during our time of bereavement. All of your kind words, prayers, cards, calls, thoughts and company were very much appreciated. ank you & May God Bless each and everyone one of you -e Garcia FamilyRABIES $10 € PARVO $12 € Half Price Boarding €Partners 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! 3 Immokalee Bulletin March 6, 2014 First Baptist Church of Immokalee is proud to welcome back for a return concert, tenor Larry Ford on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Larry will share the Word in song and testimony at the 10:45 in the morning worship service. Immediately following the sacred concert, everyone attending will be welcome to attend a delicious "Dinner on the Grounds" at the church. Attending guests, along with members, are invited to bring a covered dish to pass. Come, worship, fellowship and be blessed! Larry Ford is a Grammy award winning tenor who has committed his life to singing the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Larry's music career began when he climbed up on a chair at ve years old at his home church in Levelland, Texas. Accompanied by his mother on the piano, he sang his rst solo, "How Great Thou Art." Fifty years later, Larry still sings "How Great Thou Art." He has sung it in English, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, Italian and Norwegian. Larry's music ministry has taken him to 49 states and to more than 30 foreign countries. After working for two years as a pilot, Larry sang brie y with The Downings as a featured soloist. He sang tenor with the Dixie Echoes and The James Blackwood Quartet. More recently he is a part of the Gaither Homecoming concerts and recordings. Larry has often been a featured soloist on the recordings and has become closely associated with the songs, "Little is Much When God is In It," "Sing of My Redeemer," "Follow Me" and "O, What a Savior." Larry has been a professional pilot, a pastor and all of his life, a worshiper. Often people they are overwhelmed by the power of his voice. Those who know him best know it is not only powerful, but an anointed gift for which he gives God all the glory. Worship concert with Larry Ford


Soccer Pit Cobras U13, U14, and U15 w on the Championships in their respective divisions. The League has teams from Collier and Lee counties and stretches along the Florida west coast past the Tampa area. This is the rst Championship for the U13 and U14 boys. The U15s won their Division last year as well. The U14 boys under Coach Esequiel Moya went undefeated this y ear. It has been an amazing year for the club with three Championships as well as a terri c tournament showing by the U13s in San Antonio, Texas, during the Thanksgiving break. The U13s under Coaches Hernandez and Barrera were involved in the Region C Cup, the biggest tournament for Florida teams back in early February and were seeded second in the group of 32 teams. They will be playing the second round March 8 in Brandon, Florida, with the hopes of reaching the Finals March 15 in Plant City. The U15s and U19s played their rst round February 22/23 winning all of their games and qualifying for the Finals in Plant City. The U19s will be defending their Region C Championship from 2013 and hoping to advance to the President's Cup in April. We want to thank our loyal sponsors The One by One Leadership Foundation of SW Florida, The Immokalee Foundation, The Sam Hunt Family, and John Henry and his daughter Dana Marino Henry for their constant support. We also want to give a very special thank you to the Kountry Kitchen for sponsoring uniforms for four of our teams this year. Without the help of these sponsors our mission could never be accomplished. Keep an eye out for your favorite national team in the upcoming World Cup Competition that will take place in Brazil this summer. 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 4 Immokalee Bulletin March 6, 2014 FAMILY DENTAL CARE GROUP K.S. Parmar D.D.S. • Exams • Cleanings • X-Rays • Crowns • Bridges • Root Canals • Extractions • Tooth Whitening & Fillings • Complete & Partial Dentures • Braces for Children & Adults Tuesday from 4:30 to 7 Saturday from 10 to 3 6A, 1013 Main St • Immokalee (In Kemp Plaza) (239) 658-1220 Submitted photoLEFT: The U13 Soccer Pit Cobras. RIGHT: The U15 Soccer Pit Cobras Soccer Pit Cobras win Championships in three different age divisions in The USA Soccer League


5 Immokalee Bulletin March 6, 2014 Have you ever imagined your high school principal or boss at work wearing a purple jumpsuit for a day or seeing one of your cow orkers with purple hair? Well, it is time to let your imagination run wild and help make dreams of hoping, ghting and curing come true. Relay For Life-Immokalee invites YOU (your family, your company, your business and your school) to Paint the Town of Immokalee March 10-14 as one nal kick-off to Immokalee's Relay for Life March 14 at 6 p.m. Here are some more ideas to help you jump start your week of "painted purple:" Show your Purple Power through clothing such as socks, shoes, t-shirts and paints. Don't forget to accessorize with jewelry, highlights and even shoelaces. Host a Bake Sale of Purple Perishables including purple frosting and sprinkles. Hold a "Jeans Day" in which jeans are matched with purple shirt; donations of $1-$2 can be accepted and donated to your Relay For Life team, or the event in general. Make signs and banners inyep, you guess it, advertising Relay For Life on March 14, 2014. If permitted, put out donation jars/cans in the color purple, of course, and earn a few extra dollars to make as a donation to Relay. A little bit goes a long way and every little bit helps. There you have it, Paint the Town Purple March 10-14 to show your support and spirit for Immokalee's tenth Birthday Bash Celebration of hosting Relay For Life in Immokalee. For more information contact Kelly Stevenson (StevenKe@collierschools. com) and don't forget to visit our FACEBOOK page at: / relayforlifeimmokalee. Join us at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 14, for a family, fun, lled event at the Immokalee Sports Complex! Relay for Life invites you to Paint the Town submitted photoChicken Dinner FundraiserThe Immokalee Seminoles Popwarner League will be having a fundraising on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. to kick off the upcoming 2014 season. Please stop by and buy a chicken dinner plate to show your support to the youth of Immokalee. 301 North 15th Street (outside B & L Hardware). $7.00 per plate


Employment Full Time HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANICAL SKILLSUS Sugar is seeking candidates for Mechanical Heavy Equipment Positions• Understand shop manuals, wiring diagrams, hydraulic schematics, and parts books • Basic operating knowledge of scanners, multimeters, ow meters, etc.• Perform basic engine, transmission, drive train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and repairs on cane harvesting and industrial equipment including but not limited to cane elevators, harvesters, tractors, air compressors, and other support equipment• Basic conceptual knowledge of how to safely inspect, maintain, diagnose/troubleshoot, install and repair either in part or in whole equipment such as engines, fuel systems, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, pneumatic systems, cooling systems, A/C systems, transmissions (including manual, automatic, powershift, in nitely variable, constantly variable, etc.), hydrostatic systems, gear boxes, pumps, conveyors, fans, valves, nal drives, tracks, etc.• Basic conceptual understanding of electronic engine management controls (including fuel, air, exhaust, emissions, etc), electronic transmission controls, electronic hydraulic controls, electronic HVAC controls, GPS and RTK guidance systems, etc. EMAIL: OR Apply Online at Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Full Time Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Employment Full TimePROJECT MANAGER-SCIENTIST •MS or PhD in applicable eld (molecular biology, plant pathology, entomology, physiology, horticulture, agronomy, etc.) •Ability to manage a project with a minimum of supervision •Ability to work in a team environment •Ability to supervise people •Familiarity with analytical procedures •Effective communication skills •Computer skills including: Excel Access PowerPoint ArcGIS SAS, XLSTAT, or other statistical packages Other speci c software applicable to the job • Proven ability to manage a project On time Identify and accomplish key goals Ability to identify critical gaps Effectively solve problems Develop and adapt procedures as necessary Conduct statistical analyses Summarize results in oral/written/presenta-tion formatSouthern Gardens in Clewiston, Fl is both a citrus grower and major supplier of 100% pure Florida notfrom-concentrate orange juice to the private label industry and major brands. Position provides an excellent bene ts package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401-K, and others. EOEEMAIL CV and reference list to: DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Employment Full Time One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full TimeSenior Technician • BS or MS in an applicable eld (biology, molecular biology, plant pathology, entomology, agronomy, horticulture, etc.) • 2+ years of laboratory experience in: DNA/RNA isolation PCR ELISA Media and buffer preparation •Ability to work in a team environment •Ability to work independently •Pro ciency with Microsoft Of ce products Excel Access Powerpoint •Willingness to work in the eld as well as the laboratory •Willingness to learn new skills Southern Gardens in Clewiston Fl, is both a citrus grower and major supplier of 100% pure Florida not-from-concentrate orange juice to the private label industry and major brands. Position provides an excellent bene ts package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401-K, and others. EOE. Email CV and reference list to: HOUSE CLEANERS Full time exp. house cleaners in Naples area. ASAP. Responsible, dependable and attention to detail. Need to be physically t and very fast work. One group may do 4 to 5 houses per day. Only serious persons apply. Leave detailed message @ 239-353-0557. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeSTAFF ACCOUNTANT POSITION SUMMARY Prepares income and balance sheet statements, consolidated statements, and various other accounting statements and reports. Analyzes nancial reports and records, making recommendations relative to the accounting of reserves, assets, and expenditures as well as reviews and veri es the accuracy of journal entries and accounting classi cations assigned to various records. Conducts special studies and develops or recommends accounting methods and procedures. QUALIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS: Two to Three years of accounting experience preferred. Intermediate Microsoft Of ce skills. Good interpersonal skills. Understanding of company-wide budgets and forecasting processes. 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More than 250 men, women, PACE girls and honored guests attended the Fifth Annual “Throw a Girl a Lifeline” luncheon at the Naples Hilton on February 13, raising in excess of $50,000 for PACE Collier at Immokalee. Major sponsors of the event were Arthrex, Inc., Publix Charities, and Jeff and Julie Diermeier. “How appropriate that so many people came out to support our at-risk girls the day before Valentine’s Day,” said Jean Hahm, Chair of PACE Immokalee Board of Directors. “I could not help but think of the quote from Henry Morgan (Professor Marvel in the Wizard of Oz) when he said, ‘A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.’ And today, the girls certainly saw that love clearly re ected in this great crowd and their overwhelming generosity.” One of the highlights of the luncheon was the presentation of the Annual PACESetter Award to Cindy Obrecht, a former PACE Board Member and current member of the Arthrex Charitable Contributions Committee for her ongoing support. “When I hear these girls tell their stories and actually see the positive, measurable results that PACE has in their lives, said Ms. Obrecht, “I am so proud to be associated with PACE and for Arthrex’ sponsorship o f this event.” PACE Center for Girls, Inc. is a non-residential juvenile delinquency prevention and intervention program targeting the unique needs of girls, ages 12 to 18, who face challenges such as physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, foster care, neglect, death of a parent, family history of incarceration and declining grades. Right here in Collier County, PACE has served more than 1,200 girls since 1998. Funds raised for the “Throw a Girl a Lifeline” luncheon will be applied to unfunded services to girls such as health and hygiene, school uniforms, incentives, and eld trips. At PACE, girls nd a supportive environment focusing on their strengths through a gender-responsive approach that centers on the emotional and physical safety of each girl. As a result, PACE reduces the signi cant long term costs associated with teen pregnancy, substance abuse, unemployment, and long term economic dependency. For more information, visit www.pacecenter. org/collier. Employment Full Time TECHNOLOGY POSITIONSPROGRAMMER-ERP SYSTEMS Work on an ERP team to understand business processes and technical requirements. Candidate will de ne, develop and implement solutions through writing application code [testing, debugging, and documentation]. Through hands-on training, acquire SAP ABAP programming skills. 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Public Notice Public Notice HUD FY2014-2015 HUD Entitlement Application Cycle The Collier County Housing, Human & Veteran Services Department (HHVS) announces the opening of the FY 2014-2015 grant application cycle. During FY 2014-2015, Collier County is scheduled to receive federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds. The application period will begin on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 and will continue through 3 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014. The applications are available on the HHVS website at under the HHVS Main page link and paper copies of the application may also be obtained at our of ces at 3339 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 211, Naples, FL 34112. All applications must be consistent with the Collier County’s FY2011-2016 Consolidated Plan. More project details are provided in the FY2014-2015 Grant Application instructions. Administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), this federal program funds projects that meet one or more of three objectives: • Bene ts lowand moderate-income persons or households who earn at or below 80% of the median income • Aids in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight • Quali es as a certi ed urgent need The HHVS Department, consistent with the Collier County approved Citizen Participation Plan will hold these Public Meetings during this annual application cycle. Technical Assistance will be provided for those that wish to attend one or both of the following meetings: March 5, 2014 3:00pm to 5:00pm Immokalee Library, 417 N. First Street, Immokalee OR Wednesday, March 19, 2014 3:00pm to 5:00pm Golden Gate Community Center, Room C, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples One-on-one technical assistance meetings are required in order to submit an application. Those interested in submitting an application for FY2014-2015 funding cycle should contact HHVS between February 26 and April 10, 2014 to schedule a meeting. No applications will be accepted unless a one-on-one technical assistance meeting has occurred. Any questions/comments/changes during the technical assistance period and/or with individuals will be made publicly available after April 10, 2014 on the HHVS website and through an email blast. Collier County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Collier County complies with the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3600, et seq) and County Fair Housing Ordinance 92.9. Organizations seeking information, technical assistance with the grant application process or for any other questions may contact Elly Soto McKuen (239) 252-2664 or Aviso Pblico HUD FY2014-2015 HUD Entitlement Application Cycle El Departamento de Vivienda, Servicios Humanos y Veteranos (HHVS) del Condado de Collier anuncia la apertura del ciclo de solicitud de asistencia del ao scal 2014-2015. Durante el ao scal 2014-2015, el condado de Collier est asignado a recibir fondos federales del Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de los EE.UU. ( HUD) para el Programa Del Desarrollo de la Comunidad (CDBG), el Programa de Asociacin para Inversiones en Vivienda (HOME), y el Programa de Soluciones en Emergencia (ESG). El perodo de solicitud comenzar el Mircoles, 26 de febrero 2014 y continuar hasta 3:00pm Jueves, 17 de abril 2014. Las aplicaciones estn disponibles en el sitio web del condado que en debajo de la pgina principal, en la pgina de HHVS. Copias de la aplicacin tambin pueden ser obtenidos en nuestras o cinas en 3339 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 211, Naples, FL 34112. Todas las aplicaciones deben ser consistentes con el Plan Consolidado del Condado de Collier del perodo scal 2011 -2016. Ms detalles de los proyectos se proporcionan en las instrucciones de la solicitud del Ao 2014-2015. Administrado por el Departamento de EE.UU. de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano (HUD), este programa invierte en proyectos federales que cumplen uno o ms de los tres objetivos: • Bene cio a personas de bajos y moderados ingresos, o a viviendas que ganan igual o menos de 80% de a renta mediana del Condado. • Ayuda en la prevencin o eliminacin de reas insalubres o deterioradas • Cali ca como una necesidad certi cada urgente El Departamento de HHVS, en concordancia con el Plan de Participacin Ciudadana del Condado Collier ha aprobado mantener estas reuniones pblicas durante este ciclo de aplicacin anual. Se prestar asistencia tcnica para aquellos que deseen asistir a una o ambas de las siguientes reuniones: 05 de marzo 2014 3:00pm -5:00pm Immokalee Library, 417 N. First Street, Immokalee o, Mircoles, 19 de marzo 2014 3:00pm 5:00pm Golden Gate Community Center, Room C, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples Las reuniones individuales para asistencia tcnica son necesarias con el n de presentar una solicitud. Las personas interesadas en presentar una solicitud para el ciclo de nanciamiento FY2014 -2015 deben ponerse en contacto con HHVS entre el 26 de febrero y 10 de abril 2014 para programar la reunin. Las aplicaciones no sern aceptadas a menos que se haya cumplido una reunin de asistencia tcnica individual. Todas las preguntas / comentarios / cambios recibidos durante el perodo de asistencia tcnica y/con individuos sern puestos a disposicin del pblico despus del 10 de Abril de 2014 en el sitio web HHVS y travs de un mensaje. El Condado de Collier es un Empleador de Igualdad de Oportunidades. El Condado de Collier cumple con la Ley de Vivienda Justa (42 USC 3600, et seq) y con la Ordenanza del Condado sobre Vivienda Justa (92.9.) Las organizaciones que buscan informacin, asistencia tcnica con el proceso de solicitud de aplicaciones o para cualquier otra pregunta pueden comunicarse con Elly Soto McKuen (239) 252-2664 o 462722 IB 3/6/2014 Public Notice Business & Service Directory AUCTION 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 March 6, 2014 Employment Full Time Where once there was landmark Immokalee eatery, Abe’s Kountry Kitchen, the popular spot is being transformed through an Immokalee CRA facade grant to Abe’s Pizza & Wings! Located at the corner of Nixon Drive and New Market Road, Abe’s became eligible for $20,000 in grant assistance from the CRA Facade Grant Program and made the transition that much easier. “The CRA grant funding is being used to cover the cost of a new roof, windows, doors, stucco, paint and architectural changes to the building’s faade,” explained CR A Executive Director Bradley Muckel. The Immokalee CRA’s Commercial Facade Improvement Program allows for the use of grant funds, in conjunction with private investments, for general improvements to the exterior of commercial structures located within the boundaries of the Immokalee Urban Designated Area. The intent of the program is to increase commercial occupancy rates and property values within the CR A while revitalizing the overall appearance o f the Immokalee Urban Designated Area. Facade grant transforms Kountry Kitchen to new pizza spot! PACE’s “Throw a Girl a Lifeline” event was a success That in the early 1900s, farmers used their fences to communicate. In some isolated farmers’ communities, it was not cost effective for corporations to invest on the telephone infrastructure. Instead, the existing extent of barbed wire fences could be use to transmit electric signals and connect phones in neighboring farms. Did you know


8 Immokalee Bulletin March 6, 2014 Jose Cano Jr. is an I.H.S. senior who is v ery goal-oriented. In his freshman year he started working with the Guadalupe Tutor Corps and has been an after school tutor for children at Pinecrest Elementary, Highlands Elementary and Lake Trafford Elementary schools. He has worked there for the last four years. In his sophomore year, he joined the Collier County 4-H Club and decided it would be cool to have a 4-H Club for kids here in Immokalee. With the help of Patricia Roland, his 4-H agent and leader, he started the Immokalee Innovators 4-H Club. It now has over 15 members. Jose founded the club and is president. After he graduates, this club w ill continue to help kids in Immokalee. Jose, along with his club members, raised a pig who they named “Tee.” Jose showed and auctioned her off at the livestock show and auction that took place at Robert’s Ranch. Jose received three awards: Reserve grand champion Showmanship 1st place Blue Ribbon for his Swine. Jose is also a member of the Collier County 4-H County Council, I.H.S. Key Club and Senior Executives, who are involved in Homecoming and other projects. Through all this, Jose was still trying to start an archery club for Immokalee High School students. With the help of Patricia “Tish” Roland, he attended an archery instructor certi cation course and a hunter’s safety course. He caught the interest of two I.H.S. teachers, Mr. Galicia, who is also a certi ed archery instructor, and Mr. Rimmler. He also caught the attention of over 15 I.H.S. students. It took Jose a little over two years to get this archery club going here in Immokalee, but he did it! Jose of cially founded this 4-Hfunded archery club. Some 15 members currently gather at Robert’s Ranch for practice on Thursday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. and are hoping to add Fridays to the schedule. 4-H club and Miracle are sponsoring the archery club, and they are trying to see if in the near future they can move practice to I.H.S. The kids would also go to competitions, but the club will need nancial sponsors to make this possible. This archery club is not just a pastime for Jose and his friends. He sees it as a lasting legacy for other Immokalee kids. After he graduates and goes to college, the club wants the club to continue and ourish. Jose enjoys archery very much but his hard work will also bene t others, His passion for archery is also providing other youngsters with the chance to enjoy it as well. Jose will be the rst grandson from both his maternal and paternal sides of the family to graduate (he expects to be graduating May 31, 2014) and then go to college. Jose comes from a family of four (his parents, his sister, and himself). He is also part of the One-by-One Leadership with Mr. Sinclaire Williams. Jose plans to study bio medical engineering at either FGCU or USF. He also hopes to continue his involvement in archery. Jose said this has all been an extension of his rst experience with archery in a short PE segment at Immokalee Middle School. He said he feels a “calmness” when he’s doing archery that allows him to focus. His resolve to start the club grew out of a conversation with friends, who also enjoyed that class. Jose said staying so busy actually helps him manage his time. It’s hard to imagine this young man having very much free time he always seems to have a project. Jose Cano working hard for 4-H in Collier County Submitted photoJose Cano Jr Immokalee Innovators 4H.