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SIGN AND DRIVE A NEW 2014 ESCAPE SE FOR ONLY $289 PER MONTH*36 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $0 security deposit. Only state title & license fees due at signing.*Stock #14t126. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $1000 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 04/30/14. xxxday, xxx xx, 20xx V ol. xx No. xxx See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Immokalee comments on SR 29 ideas by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin Immokaleeans had a lot to contribute as they considered plans for improving SR 29. They came out en force to the Department of Transportation’s public workshop April 3 at the One Stop Center. The project is a work in progress, with this workshop considering the PD&E (Project Development and Environment) Study of SR 29 from Oil Well Road to SR 82. Locals are asked to make their comments and observations known to FDOT by lling out comment cards at the event or online. A formal public hearing is expected to take place in Spring 2016 with the PD&E completed in 2017. The stretch of SR29 from Oil Well Road to SR 82, now channels trucks and throughtraf c into the heart of Immokalee. That much traf c can be considered a boon or a problem, depending on your point of view. In the end, this project is intended to: reduce truck traf c in downtown Immokalee improve regional consciousness improve emergency evacuation capabilities support future population growth improve safety and enhance the economy. At this time, DOT has narrowed its possibilities for the project to three “build” options and one “no build” alternative.Existing SR 29 AlternativeThis possibility simply expands existing two-lane sections of the road to four lanes for greater speed and capacity. There would be no bicycle and pedestrian-friendly construction. It does call for a roundabout at SR 82. Cost: $110,192,875.Central Alternative #1RThis option provides direct access to agribusiness and commercial areas and runs on the west side of the Farmers Market. It parallels Madison Avenue and skirts the east side of Collier Heath Service Medical Center and the FSU College of Medicine, then reconnects with SR 29 up to SR 82. It includes roundabouts at the northern intersection of New market Road with SR 29 and at SR 82. Cost: $121,417,500.Central Alternatiave #2This option takes vehicles along the west side of Immokalee Regional Airport and avoids the commercial industrial area and Farmers Market, then turns northwest; it parallels Madison Avenue and runs along the west side of New Market Road; then along the west side of Collier Health Services Medical Center and the College of Medicine to reconnect to SR 29. Roundabouts would be near Airport Road and near the intersection north of New Market Road at at SR 82, Cost: $134,437,500.No BuildThe “no build” option would retain the current route as it is, with only routine maintenance. Although it is the cheapest and least disruptive alternative, FDOT suggests it would only increase traf c congestion and maintenance costs as well as not t in with local transportation plans.RoundaboutsThese may be the biggest cause of concern for many Immokaleeans. However, a separate video demonstrated how they work. In fact, DOT of cials point to them as actually safer than traf c lights. Roundabouts also slow trafc safely, but without forcing it to a complete stop, keeping traf c owing. It is important that drivers know which lane they need before entering the roundabout and follow the signs once they are on it. FDOT spokesperson Debbie Tower said roundabouts keep traf c moving and are safer for pedestrians. They are effective in decreasThursday, April 10, 2014 V ol. 47 No. 15 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Network distributes food locally Healthcare Network of Southw est Florida and the Harry Chapin Mobile Pantry teamed up to distribute nearly 10,000 pounds of food, March 26, at the Marion E. Fether Medical Center in Immokalee. According to Katie Schw eikhardt, Collier County Food Coordinator for the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, the event assisted 519 adults, 498 children and 26 seniors for a total of 1,043 people representing 227 households. “This was our second event in partnership with Harry Chapin and the turnout was considerably larger than the rst,” said Lydia Posada, Director of Medical Operations for the Healthcare Network. “We are grateful for this partnership, which provides additional resources not only for our patients, but the Immokalee community as a whole.” “Through the Naples Children’s Education Foundation Lunchboxes of Love initiative, Harry Chapin Food Bank is proud to partner w ith Healthcare Network,” said Schweikhardt. “We believe that healthy, nutritious food is a large Submitted photo/ Adam HerreraHarvest Festival Royalty2014 Harvest Festival Junior Miss is Tra’Quavia Prince, left, and Harvest Festival Queen Miss Taylor Clarke presided over this year’s Harvest Festival. For more Harvest Festival photos, see Pages 4 and 5. See Food — Page 2 See SR 29— Page2


2 Immokalee Bulletin April 10, 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 component of good health." 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 o f 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¨. Submitted photoHealthcare Network Administrative Assistant Janie Ramirez and Jose Soto-Cruz, of the Harry Chapin Mobile Food Pantry, prepare to distribute nearly 10,000 pounds of food, March 26. ing the number of crashes as opposed to traf c signals. Andrea Hallman, who has been in Immokalee for seven years and serves on the CRA MSTU, was unsure of which option would be best, but felt traf c should not go through downtown Immokalee. County Commissioner Tim Nance carefully went over large displays and talked with constituents at the workshop. He said it is important that the highway remain connected with Immokalee's commercial and business district, in particular agribusiness and New Market Road. He said he prefers Alternative 2 with the addition of a connection to New Market Road. Fred Thomas agreed a connection needs to be made with New Market Road. He would also like to open up the possibility of greater access for recreational development to poise Immokalee as a "destination." Mitch Hutchcraft, Vice President of Real Estate for King Ranch. He said Immokalee and businesses investing in Immokalee need an ef cient, safe truck route. He said he is leaning toward Alternative 2, but King Ranch is not in favor of a short term decision. Whatever is decided has to work over the long haul. Paul Midney said he preferred Central Alternate 2. His concern was for endangered species like the panther and scrub jay. He said Immokalee has the only scrub jay habitat left in Collier County. He said it was also the most logical route for transportation to and from the industrial area. It's important to remember that no decisions will be made on alignment, probably until the end of 2015, Ms. Tower said. You can nd all the information on the project and make your comments online at Bulletin/ Patty BrantTOP: Fred Thomas, left, and District 5 Commissioner Tim Nance discuss the possibilities for improving SR 29. BOTTOM: Mitch Hutchcraft of King Ranch, Floyd Crews and Christie Betancourt check out the options for SR 29 around Immokalee. FoodContinued From Page 1 SR 29 Continued From Page 1 If you've been reading this column lately, you may know that I've been following an important topic that affects elementary students in Immokalee. Well, the verdict is in! Sixth grade in the Immokalee area will return to Immokalee Middle School (IMS) starting next school year. This means that current fth grade students in Immokalee will go to school at IMS for sixth grade next year, instead of staying at their elementary school as it has been done for the past few years. The unanimous "yes" vote was made during the Regular School Board Meeting held on Tuesday of this week. So, parents/guardians of current fth graders, stay tuned for information coming your way from your child's school or IMS that will be important for you to know about this new transition. I have a feeling it will be fun and exciting for our soon-to-be middle school sixth graders! Now, for all of our parents/guardians, just a reminder that this year's FCAT testing cycle is upon us. As you probably know, the FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test) measures student achievement on standards that are taught daily in our schools. Because of the outstanding teaching that's taking place in our Immokalee classrooms, and because our students have been working so hard, we have no doubt that they'll do well. FCAT will be starting full-steam on Wednesday of next week (April 16) and will continue through April 28. If the dates corresponding to your child's test days aren't already on your calendar, you can access the 2013-2014 FCAT schedule online by visiting and clicking on the "Calendars" link in the "Quick Links" section on the left side of the page. There is FCAT preparation and encouragement going on in our schools on a daily basis, but mom and dad you can help, too! Here are tips to help your child get ready: Make sure your child rests. Kids need at least eight hours of uninterrupted rest each night. Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep before test days. Prepare a nutritious breakfast. Healthy eating is always important, but even more so on test days. Pack healthy snacks. Wholesome, healthy snacks help maintain energy throughout the day. Go over test review materials. Spend some time with your child to go over any review materials and ask practice questions. Communicate with the teacher. Speak with your child's teacher to discuss any issues or concerns. Ask for suggestions, activities, or online resources that may help. Reduce anxiety. Don't overemphasize results this can produce increased stress on a child. Give words of encouragement. Express support and con dence in your child's ability to do well A simple "I know you'll do great on your test today" will go a long way. Encourage regular school attendance. The more often children are in learning situations, the more likely they are to do w ell on tests. So, now we're ready for a great FCAT season. Good luck, students you will do great! Students First

PAGE 3 Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! HERE’S MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. AVE MARIA 5080 Annunciation Circle #107 239-867-4296 Milanos Pizzeria& Eatery located in the Piazza of Ave Maria is a Mediterranean restaurant that will be the place to satisfy your taste for American, Italian, and Caribbean Cuisine. Not Chicago style, not New York Style, But Ave Style Pizza.THIS WEEKS SPECIAL: BUY ONE PIZZA OR ENTREE AT REGULAR PRICE GET THE SECOND AT HALF PRICEOffer good until 4-18-14 3 Immokalee Bulletin A pril 10, 2014 John H. Brister, 81LEHIGH ACRES — John H. Brister of Lehigh Acres and former resident of Immokalee, died peacefully Thursday morning April 3rd, 2014 at Hope Hospice in Lehigh Acres. He was an avid bass sherman and had won many tournaments, having a special talent for catching “the big one”. A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the Navy on board the aircraft carrier, the USS Essex. John had been active in the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce, the Immokalee Rotary Club, the Lions Club and the Immokalee Masonic Lodge as well as Scottish Rite, a former member of First Baptist Church of Immokalee and a current member of the Richmond Avenue Baptist Church Lehigh Acres. In 1968 he opened Brister Funeral Home in Immokalee where he served the community until his retirement in 1997. His wife, Mary (Midge) worked along beside him providing care and comfort for many grieving families. His son Joe, still operates the funeral home today, continuing the legacy of compassionate service. He was preceded in death by a brother, George, and his precious son, Jimmy. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Mar y (Midge) Brister; four sons, John Brister, Jr., Perry H. Brister (Brannon), Scott Brister (Barbie) and Joe Brister (Barb); four daughters, Juli a McLaughlin (Russell), Diana Lientz (Rex), Jacquelyn Boberg, Gwendolyn Rose (David); two brothers, Steve Brister (Retha) and Kenny Brister (Pat); 17 grandchildren, ve great-grandchildren (an another one on the way). He also leaves behind his beloved pets; Bonkers the cat and Sammy the dog. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 19th at 1 PM at Richmond Ave. Baptist Church, 304 Richmond Ave., Lehigh Acres with Pastor David Soden Of ciating. Friends are invited to join together to share good memories of John with the family before the Memorial Service, from 12-1 pm at the church. Memorials would be appreciated to : Hope Hospice, Lehigh, or Valor Program of Hope Hospice or Richmond Ave. Baptist Church Bldg. Fund. Obituaries The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner Friday, April 25, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at First Bank of Clewiston, 1300 N. 15th Street Ste. 2. The plate includes spaghetti with Parmesian cheese, garlic bread, salad and dressing and dessert, all for $10. Proceeds will bene t the Miracle After School Program on its engineering eld trip to Busch Gardens. Please contact Gloria Rodriguez 239404-1370 or the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce, 1300 N. 15th St. 239-657-3237. Miracle After School Program Prayer breakfastYou’re invited to a free prayer breakfast Saturday, May 3 at 9 a.m. at Allen Chapel A .M.E. Church, 208 S. 3rd Street. Rev. Lori Snell Pastor. Men and women invited. Come and share physical and spiritual food. Theme: Faith. Guest speaker Dr. J uniace Etienne.NetworkingCome enjoy a pot luck dinner and netw ork with Immokalee/Ave Maria merchant Thursday, April 24, 7-10 p.m. Join merchants and entrepreneurs for an evening of netw orking, food tasting and entertainment at 1170 Harvest Drive. Please RSVP by April 10 to or calll 954-9930698.Register for Pop WarnerThe Immokalee Seminoles Pop Warner league is gearing up for the upcoming season. We have begun taking applications for Cheer and Football players ages 5-15 for the upcoming Fall season. If you would like to register your child y ou can pick up an application at the Print Shop located at 1390 North 15th Street Suite 300 (across the Florida Community Bank) or you can go online at We will be having registrations every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday starting April 14 at the Print Shop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. LDS Temple Open houseWe invite you to tour the newly completed Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Open house dates and times; Saturday, March 29, through Saturday, April 19, 2014 is as follows. On Mondays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. On Tuesdays–Fridays, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. On Saturdays, 8 a.m.–8p.m. No tours on Sundays. Tours are free, and all ages are welcomed. The 40-minute walking tour allows the public to view the many rooms where each is designed to accommodate certain ceremonies, such as marriage, baptism, and instructional sessions. It will also include a short video. Modest attire is recommended. Cameras, video recorders, and backpacks are not permitted on the tour. Reservations are required and you may visit or call 1-855-537-2000 (toll free) to schedule your visit. The address is 3901 SW 154th Ave, Davie, Florida (off of I-75 south, Exit 13A). All visitors should approach the temple from the south. Turn west onto Orange Drive from Grif n Road. Community Briefs Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantPaul Midney checking out the possibilities for improving SR 29 at the DOT workshop meeting April 3.


HARVEST FESTIVAL 2014 Submitted photos/ Adam HerreraFrom top (left to right): Jose Perez, Bernardo, Benito Barnhart, and Cristina Perez – 1st Place BBQ winner. Pete and Julie Cade – Pageant Directors. Cristina, Bernardo, David Cockrell, and Jose Perez – 3rd Place BBQ winner. Cristina and Bernardo – MC’s for the pageant. At left: Immokalee Indians Minor League team pictured with VP Josh Rincon and President/coach Bernardo Barnhart. Right middle: Bernardo, Jose Perez, Johnny Gutierrez, Sam Kennedy, and Cristina Perez – 2nd Place BBQ winner. Bottom left: Cade Family enjoying the harvest festivities. Eden Park Dancers pictured with Bernardo. The 2014 Harvest Festival Court. Collier County Sheriff’s ofce and Zig Zag girls. The Little Miss and Mr Tomato contestents are from left to right: Fransisco Rodriguez, Mylee Silva, Kiara and Breyana Howard, Joaquin Ortiz, Jr., Adrianna Soto, Mr Little Tomato Abraham Romero and Little Miss Tomato Jadayah Gustavo. 4 Immokalee Bulletin April 10, 2014 5 Immokalee Bulletin April 10, 2014


Reading a newspaper helps you get more out of life.No wonder newspaper readers have more fun! Employment Full TimeSugar Cane Growers Cooperative of FloridaANALYST IPosition Summary: Responsible for processing and coordination of major functions in the Human Resources Department including, but not limited to: employee bene ts, workers compensation & security, employment processing, reception, as well as other administrative assignments. Quali cations/Requirements Must be able to work in a fast paced, multitask environment and have excellent verbal, written and presentation skills. Additionally, must be pro cient in Microsoft Of ce Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) language skills are a plus. Education/Experience High school diploma and additional training having intermediate level skills with three (3) to ve (5) years of previous related experience with speci c emphasis on medical eld knowledge (terminology, diagnoses & procedures).Send resum to DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds 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 TimeIntegrated Solutions Specialist Come Join the #1 John Deere Dealership in the world. We are looking for an energized and organized specialist that is familiar with Auto track, agricultural precision farming products and services, Trimble, AG leader and/or Topcon. Pro cient knowledge of electrical and wireless communication systems. Self motivated and sense of humor is a must. We offer comp. salary and bene ts package! Apply@2017 NW 16th Street, Belle Glade or email: Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Full TimeMECHANIC to work on farm/ranch equipment, diesel and gasoline engines, eet maintenance, fabrication and electrical. Computer skills preferred. Florida Driver License required. Pay based on experience. Drug-free workplace. Apply in person from 8am-11am & 1pm-4pm Monday thru Friday @ 109 Arron Drive, Lake Placid, FL 863-465-2821 or of Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full TimeNow Hiring Class A Drivers to Haul Citrus for Upcoming Season Home Daily Competitive Wages CDL-A, 1 yr. exp. req. Must be able to work a exible schedule. Citrus Hauling a Plus! Company Bene ts include major medical. 877.882.6537 Apply directly M-F, 8am-4pm 1276 Commerce Dr. LaBelle, FL TEACHER The Guadalupe Center is currently seeking a Teacher that will provide a safe, nurturing environment in which developmentally appropriate practices are employed in a preschool setting. This is a full time position with bene ts. Minimum Requirements:• Minimum of high school diploma/GED• Experience working with children • CDA Equivalent or CDA preferred 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 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. 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. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. ApartmentsESPERANZA PLACE Affordable 1BR Apartments, 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 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Condos/Townhouses RentTRAFFORD PINE ESTATES INC. 2 & 3 BR/1BATH All appliances & low deposit. $450 & up. 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. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 6 Immokalee Bulletin April 10, 2014 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds.


Naples, Fl – The David Lawrence Center, Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-pro t mental health and substance abuse treatment facility serving children, adults and families, is pleased to announce that long-time David Lawrence Center employee Kim Mayeu has been named Manager of its Encore Resale Shop located at 3105 Davis Boulevard. Encore is a donation-based, upscale boutique resale store featuring gently used, high quality, name brand furnishings, housewares, accessories and collectibles for every room of the home and designer and exclusive brand apparel and accessories for women. One hundred percent of the proceeds from Encore donations and purchases ensures that David Lawrence Center services remain affordable and effective in helping change the lives of the one in four local children and adults in our community who experience mental health, emotional, psychological and substance abuse challenges. Mayeu earned her Bachelor’s degree in education from Geneseo State Universit y and her Master’s in Business Administration degree and healthcare administration certi cate from the University of Miami. Mayeu has dedicated herself to the Center for more than seventeen years, and served under former CEO David Schimmel as his executive assistant and was most recently named an Administrative Supervisor managing volunteer recruitment. She has a rare insider’s view of the critical needs of the Center and the importance of the Encore Resale Shop’s fundraising success and support of the Center’s programs. Mayeu’s steadfast commitment to the Center branched out to Encore when she spearheaded the boutique’s renovations and expansions over the summer. Her dedication to customer service, passion for our mission, knowledge of the Center’s program and operations and ability to motivate customers, donors and volunteers makes her an amazing asset at Encore. Mayeu shared that, “Helping others to succeed and be the best they can be is ver y rewarding and gratifying. The best part about working with the David Lawrence Center is being able to be a part of a team that makes a difference in the lives of others. I look forward to helping expand awareness and support for David Lawrence Center through m y new position at Encore.” David Lawrence Center is the Southwest Florida-based, not-for-pro t leading provider of behavioral health solutions dedicated to inspiring and creating life-changing wellness for every individual. The Center provides innovative, comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, residential and community based prevention and treatment services for the one in four local children and adults who experience mental health, emotional, psychological and substance abuse challenges. David Lawrence Center has eight locations in Collier County and touches the lives of more than 30,000 people each year. For more information about David Lawrence Center call 239-455-8500 or visit Immokalee Water & Sewer DistrictApril 2, 2014 The Immokalee Water & Sewer District is accepting applications for a full-time “Water Department Supervisor” for its Water Department. The District operates three class “C” drinking water plants in Immokalee, FL. Under limited supervision, the Water Department Supervisor, supervises plans and directs the daily operations of the District’s well elds, water treatment plants, pumping systems, water storage tanks and distribution system, ensuring compliance with federal, state and local regulations and policies. Reviews work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy. Reports to the Executive Director. Plans, directs and supervises the daily operations of the District’s water department, ensuring a reliable and safe water supply for customers. Supervises the work of Water Department employees; assigns workloads and establishes work schedules. Oversees the maintenance of all water facilities and equipment, ensuring compliance with applicable local, state and federal requirements, including all environmental requirements. Maintains inventory of equipment, materials, parts and supplies; prepares purchase or ders as needed. Prepares reports as required by the District and by regulatory agencies. Develops new and recommends revisions to existing departmental policies and procedures. Monitors changing regulations governing the drinking water industry; implements operational changes to ensure continued compliance. The successful applicant will possess a high school diploma, or GED, supplemented by college-level course work or a vocational diploma in water treatment operations and maintenance, with a minimum of ve years of technical and administrative experience in public utilities, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess a Class “C” or higher, water plant operator license (or classi cation required by federal or state laws), and a valid Florida Driver’s License. The applicant must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug test, and drivers’ license check before employment can begin. There will also be a written examination prior to employment. This position will involve working on holidays and weekends, and begins on April 15, 2014. The salary range is from $56,000 to $84,000 per year, based on experience. Employee bene ts include paid Vacation time, paid Sick leave, paid Personal leave, Holidays, Health Insurance, LTD, Life Insurance, and 401 (a) Retirement plan. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. Applications can be downloaded from our website at or picked up at our of ces at 1020 Sanitation Road, Immokalee. Applications will remain on le for six months. 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 A pril 10, 2014 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Kim Mayeu Named Manager of DLC’s Encore Resale Shop Submited photoKim Mayeu at the Encore Resale Shop.


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