Immokalee bulletin

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Immokalee bulletin
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Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County Thursday, June 12, 2014 Vol. 47 No. 24 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads from Kamela Patton, Ph.D. Superintendent of SchoolsDear Parents and Communit y Members: We are pleased to share the district’s latest FCAT results. The 201314 FCAT results paint a picture o f improvement and student achievement across grade levels. These results tell the story of the hard wor k and perseverance of our students, teachers, parents, school leaders, and District staff. The scores also re ect the support from our community partners.  We echo Commissione r Pam Stewart in commending teachers and school leaders fo r their focus on increasing students’ academic performance. During th e transition to new standards and assessments next year, we are con dent students will continue to succeed.  For the rst time ever, our Collier FCAT Reading scores at Grades 6-10 outperformed th e state! With the large number o f English Language Learner (ELL) students in Collier County, tha t speaks to the strength of our teachers.  As we continue and expand our focus on STEM, it is encouraging to see continued increases in math and science performance.  Our continued focus on data analysis to inform instructional decisions has resulted in incremental improvements in overall pro ciency at most grade levels. Student FCATs improve Learning from the prosSubmitted photosThe Immokalee Foundation’s third annual networking reception at the Hilton Naples provided 30 high school juniors and seniors in TIF’s Career Development Program with insight about their own experiences and provided real-life lessons important in helping students prepare for their own transition to college and beyond. Students were treated to etiquette luncheon training and were prepared to ask questions about their prospective career paths. Pictured are: Benny Valdez and Joanna Chavez. BELOW: Louise Penta and Donachy Blanc. See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Mark your calendar for at least one! SWFL Citizens Alliance is partnering with many local organizations to host these four Collier School Board Candidate forums at different locations this summer. Their goal is to educate the public on the candidate’s positions on a multitude of subjects ranging School Board governance and Federal programs, to Curriculum/ Student performance, Campus env ironment and Finance/budget issues that adsorb 48 percent of your property tax dollars. The primary election is August 26th and is non-partisan. Each venue will have two moderators and this one will also include a high school student from Gulf Coast High School. The group hopes you don’t mind a little mentoring.  June 23, Marco Island History Museum, Moderator: Jared Grifoni and Student Moderator  June 25, Agriculture Center, Collier Cty U of FL Campus, June 25, Moderators: Joe Whitehead and Ismael Hernandez.  July 17, First Baptist Church, Moderators: Moderator and Student Moderator  July 22, Covenant Church, Moderators: Rick Borman and Par-See FCAT — Page 2 See Debate — Page 2

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by Maribel De ArmasNow that summer is here, I’m sure our students are keeping busy with camps, sports or jobs, maybe a bit of summer school, and hopefully a lot of just plain ‘ol fun. As I mentioned last week, we also want to urge parents help us keep learning alive during the summer. Don’t forget to visit our school district website to view our Keep Learning Alive Learning and Resource Guide. Just visit www.collierschools. com, click on the Summer Information 2014 icon in the “What’s New” area, then click on the Keep Learning Alive image to open the easy-to-use e-book full of curriculum, activities and web resources. During the summer months we also want to make sure our students continue to have access to meals. The Summer Food Program, run by Collier County Public Schools’ (CCPS) Nutrition Services Department, is up and running at locations throughout the district. So how does the program work? Well, the CCPS meal sites are located in areas of Collier County where at least 50 percent of children qualify for free or reduced-price meals during the school year. At each of these sites, all children under the age of 18 who visit will receive free, nutritionally balanced, hot breakfast and lunch meals. Again, this program is open to all children no matter what school they are enrolled in or whether they are attending summer school or not. Following are a list of sites located in Immokalee with their respective schedule and serving times. I’ve also included meal sites run by Collier County Parks and Recreation. Monday thru Friday (5 days pe r week) – June 9-August 1 Immokalee High 701 Immokalee Drive 7:05-8:05 a.m. 11:10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Immokalee Community Park 321 North 1st Street 8:45-9:30 a.m. 12:00-1:00 p.m. Immokalee South Park 418 School Drive 9:00-9:30 a.m. 12:00-1:00 p.m. Pinecrest Elementary 313 9th Street South 7:40-9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Village Oaks Elementary 1601 S.R. 29 8:00-9:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Monday thru Thursday (4 days pe r week) – June 16-July 24 Eden Park Elementary 3650 Westclox Street 7:40-8:00 a.m. 12:00-12:30 p.m. Highlands Elementary 1101 Lake Trafford Road 7:45-8:05 a.m 12:00-12:45 p.m. This is our last Students First column o f the 2013-2014 school year. Our weekly columns will resume in early August, a couple of weeks before the new academic year (2014-2015) begins on Monday, August 18. For now, I hope you have a wonderful summer! 2 Immokalee Bulletin June 12, 2014 To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518 LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. Phone: (239) 657-6000 Fax: (863) 675-1449 Website: www.newszap.com/immokaleeTo Submit NewsThe Immokalee Bulletin welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (239) 657-6000 to reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following 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 Classi“ed AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 to place it from home or go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit circulation.newszap.com or email readerservices@newszap.com.StaffPublisher: Patty Brant Advertising Services: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee Executive Editor: Katrina ElskenOur PurposeƒThe Caloosa Belle is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on pro“t margins below industrystandards. 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 con”icts of interest or potential con”icts 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. Masthead photo courtesy of Waddy Thompson www.facebook.com/waddytphotos Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County Note: FCAT and Algebra I End-of-Course (EOC) assessment results for grades 3-10 reported here include test scores for all students. School grades do not include test scores for all students and may vary slightly from this report. In reading, based on the percentage of our students scoring at or above Level 3, grades 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 outperformed the state, this is two more grade levels than last year. Grade 4 also improved over last year’s results. This is the rst time ever that all secondary grades outperformed the state! In math, based on the percentage of our individual students scoring at or above Level 3, grades 4, 6, and 7 results improved and outperformed the state. Grade 3 test scores also improved over last year’s results. In math, Algebra I EOC, based on the percentage of our students scoring at or above Level 3, district wide scores improved by 3% for rst time test-takers and 8% for retakes. This year we are proud that almost 400 additional 7th and 8th grade students successfully completed Algebra I. Over the past two school years, approximately 800 additional middle school students have successfully completed Algebra I and earned high school credit. This places these students on an accelerated mathematics track. In science, based on the percentage of our students scoring at or above Level 3, grade 8 results improved and outperformed the state. Grade 5 test scores also improved over last year’s results. In reading, Corkscrew, Eden Park, Estates, Golden Terrace, Laurel Oak, and Sabal Palm elementary schools maintained or improved in all grade levels. In math, Big Cypress, Calusa Park, Corkscrew, Golden Terrace, Laurel Oak, and Parkside elementary schools maintained or improved in all grade levels. In science, 19 schools maintained or improved in grade 5, and of these 19 schools, 11 earned their highest science score in the last ve years. In reading, East Naples, Everglades City, Golden Gate, and Pine Ridge middle schools maintained or improved in all grade levels. Statewide, 8th grade math scores took a downward turn due to the number of 8th grade students taking Algebra I who are no longer required to participate in the FCAT 2.0 math assessment. However, we are expecting to see these 8th grade Algebra I students demonstrate learning gains for the school grade calculation. In Algebra I, East Naples, Gulfview, Manatee, and Pine Ridge middle schools improved. In science, all schools maintained or improved. In reading, Barron Collier and Immokalee high schools maintained or improved in grades 9 and 10. In Algebra I EOC, Barron Collier, Everglades, Golden Gate, Immokalee, Lely, and Lorenzo Walker Technical high schools maintained or improved for the rst time test-takers. We anticipate higher gain scores equal to the higher pro ciency scores of 22 percent. In the U.S. History EOC, all high schools improved for an overall gain of 14 percent. In an effort to continue supporting our students’ progress during the summer we need your help to keep learning alive. Visit www.collierschools.com for summer learning opportunities and information. ent or Student Moderator Times: Each forum is from 7–8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:15 p.m. so you can meet the candidates). The candidates will each have one minute to introduce themselves and one minute to close. The moderators will take turns asking questions and will conduct a lightning round that is yes or no. DebateContinued From Page 1 FCATContinued From Page 1 Students First School board elections2014 Collier School Board Elections – don’t be confused. Unlike elections for the Board of County Commissioners, each voter gets 3 votes, one for each of the school districts. So what’s the process and schedule? This year School Board District 1, 3 and 5 have School board elections. It is an open county electionwhich means you vote for one candidate per school district. 9 Candidates have registered their intent with Collier Supervisor of Elections (SOE) so far. There are two ways each candidate can of cially qualify for the ballot. One way is to get 1806 signed and approved candidate petitions. These had to be submitted by May 19. The other way is to pay a fee of $1507. Final quali cation is June 20th. Absentee Ballots will go out July 23rd, early voting is August 14-23 and primary election day is August 26th. As of now, there are three candidates for District 1, four for District 3 and two for District 5. This could change until June 20th. Again, you get to vote for one person in each district. If any single candidate gets 50% plus 1 vote, he/she is elected to that district. If not, the top two candidates in each district advance to the November election. There are many really important issues. Do your homework! Attend one or more o f the Forums. Visit www.sw citizensalliance. com for a list of questions/issues and the schedule for a forum in your area. Vote Informed! SWFL Citizen Alliance Keith Flaugh Letter to the Editor

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Celebrate Fathers DayAllen Chapel A.M.E Church (208 S. 3rd St.) would like to invite you to their special Father’s Day worship service, which will be held on Sunday, June 15, at 11 a.m. This year A llen Chapel will honor Mr. Israel Gallegos and Mr. Alonzo Morgan as their community fathers of the year. These two men, who are Immokalee educators, have been chosen because they are exceptional and committed fathers, faithful members of their church and they give of their time and talents to the Immokalee community. The guest speaker will be Minister Tony Allen. Come out and help us celebrate fatherhood.VBS at Seminole Baptist This year’s theme for Seminole Baptist church’s Vacation Bible School is Agency D3. Discover, Decide, Defend. The dates are June 23-27. Come to Immokalee First Seminole Baptist Church, 800 Church Lane 6-8:30 p.m. nightly. Come join in for some fun, food, and games. For transportation services please contact Pastor Josh Leadingfox at 239-3700230.Fish without licenseFloridians and visitors will be able to sh without a freshwater recreational shing license on June 14 and 15. The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation’s www. TakeMeFishing.org website is a place to learn about events sponsored by businesses and communities during National Fishing and Boating Week, as well as locating shing sites, identifying recreational species and nding shing tips. The rst Saturday in September (Sept. 6, 2014) and the rst Saturday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29, 2014) have also been designated license-free saltwater shing days, and the rst Saturday and Sunday in April (April 4-5, 2015) have been designated a licensefree freshwater shing weekend. All bag limits, seasons and size restrictions apply on these dates. To make your shing day successful, check out MyFWC.com/Fishing for shing tips, locations and rules. Learn more about license-free shing days by visiting MyFWC. com/License and clicking on “Do I Need One?” and “Free Fishing Days.”Summer funKids! Get ready for the summer programs at Immokalee South Park, at 418 School Dr.: Camp Collier June 9-August 9 Movie nights June 13, July 11, and August 8; $5.00 Daddy and me dance. School aged dances. We also have space available for rent. For more information and upcoming events feel free to call us at 239-252IMSP(4677). 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 cbadsales@newszap.com for more info SPAYS & NEUTERS 1/2 PRICE BOARDING LOW COST VACCINATIONS ON SATURDAYCASH PAYMENTS ONLY!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. SPRING SPECIAL! 3 Immokalee Bulletin June 12, 2014 Eden Park appreciates supportEden Park Elementary would like to recognize and thank the following businesses for their generous contributions in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week: Winn Dixie, Ave Maria Publix, Lozano’s, Ave Maria Tropical Smoothie, B-Hive, Immokalee Seminole Casino, Mi Ranchito, and Allen’s Chapel. Each day on the EPE Morning News, teacher names were randomly selected. There were a total of twenty-one teachers who received a well-deserved gift last week. Just look at those smiles! Community Briefs

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When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Full TimeDRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Employment Full TimeEXPERIENCED MECHANICS A. Duda & Sons, Inc., is currently looking for Experienced Mechanics to work out of our LaBelle (Felda) Farm. You can apply in person at 12000 S. SR 29, Felda, Florida or online by sending your resume to hrlb@duda.com. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays 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. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. ApartmentsESPERANZA PLACE Affordable 1, 2 & 3 BR 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 Condos/Townhouses RentTRAFFORD PINE ESTATES INC. 2 & 3 BR/1BATH All appliances & low deposit. $450 & up. Call (239)777-2788 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 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 6 Immokalee Bulletin June 12, 2014 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds

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Network Administrator Requirements:• Experience in all areas of local and wide area network management and administration including system con guration, setup, troubleshooting, and end user support; experience supporting telecommunications equipment is preferred.• Candidate should possess a functional understanding of virtual LANs and dynamic trunking protocols.• Candidate should possess solid understanding of the following aspects of networking and the support of IP networks to include: OSI model, STP, and 802.11 a, b, g, n protocols. • Candidate should possess a functional understanding of routing protocols to include: OSPF and EIGRP• Candidate should possess a functional understanding of additional protocols and services to include. LACP, VRRP, HSRP• Candidate should be familiar with a basic understanding of GLBP, MPLS, VPLS and BGP EMAIL: Jdooley@ussugar.com Employment Full Time Business & Service Directory AUCTION2000 Ford1FAFP53U9YA267375 Time for a new car? Check out this auction onJune 23, 2014 at 9amKeiths Towing925 E. Delaware Ave. € Immokalee, FL (239) 657-5741 ROOFING Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981 Cowboy Circle Office (863)675-7045 Fax (863)612-1158 Lic#CCC1325950 Of“ce: (863) 675-704 5 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 Celebrations .newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? 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 7 Immokalee Bulletin June 12, 2014 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) encourages people to give animals a second chance by adopting a shelter pet. That is what generous donor Lesley Brown Robert did by donating $20,000 to underwrite pet adoptions and to purchase pet supplies for homeless dogs and cats. With this charitable donation, DAS will be able to help more than 70 dogs and 100 cats get adopted. The adopter will only need to pay the $10 county license fee. Each adoption includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, and a microchip. The donation will also help pay for promotional and advertising costs to spread the word about these great pets in search of their forever homes. When animals arrive at the shelter, the shelter becomes a temporary home. This donation will help dogs and cats have a more comfortable stay while at the shelter. The cats will receive hand-made cat trees to provide a place to climb, play, and nap. The homeless dogs of DAS will receive Kuranda beds, which are indestructible beds that are easy to clean and maintain. The donation will also help pay for behavior enrichment tools and new leashes. “DAS is so thankful when donors like Lesley Brown Robert show such incredible generosity,” said Shelter Operations Manager Dr. Melissa Shyan-Norwalt. “What a gift to the animals and to adopters looking to give them a forever home,” Shyan-Norwalt added. This is the second donation from the Robert family. In 2012, a $5,000 donation was made to underwrite the adoption of 50 cats. For more information about the Adoption/ Retention Plan, call Daniel Christenbury, Public Information Specialist at 252-6957. Animal Services gets donation Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church (208 S. 3rd St.) has started a “Friday Night Live” Youth Church, which is held every Friday evening at 7 p.m. This ministry is led by Albert and Lee Lozano, who have an absolute passion for children’s ministry. Rev. Lori Snell, who serves as the Pastor of Allen Chapel, says that she is very pleased with the way that the Lozanos minister to the children who attend this growing ministry. They are teaching the children about worshipping God and living fruitful and Godly lives. They prepare kid-friendly, bible based lessons for the children. This multicultural ministry, which is geared toward children between the ages of 6-17, began two Fridays ago with approximately 30 excited children. Allen Chapel wants to invite your children to be a part of this unique children’s church experience. The children are served a free, hot, nutritious meal, rst, then they are led into a short praise and worship service, where they sing songs unto The Lord. Then they are divided by age groups into classes where they are taught the Word of God through interactive and hands-on lessons. Your children will be in the hands of professional educators. Pastor Lori Snell, Lee Lozano and Andria Pierre, who are an integral part of this ministry, are State of Florida certi ed educators; not only that, Alice German, who was a highly effective tutor in the Collier County School System for over 30 years and currently serves as a quali ed substitute teacher, also assists this ministry. Allen Chapel’s Youth ministry will have a Fun Day for youth on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at noon on the grounds of the Oak Haven Apartments. This will be geared for children who are ages 5-17. Free food, a bounce house, music, fun and games and of course, the word of God will be enjoyed by all. New program at Allen Chapel Submitted photo/ Lori SnellPastor Lori Snell and Lee Lozano rounding up children for the opening of Allen Chapel’s Friday Night Live Youth Church.

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IMMOKALEE CHAMBER OF COMMERCEChamber News Sponsored by these Chamber MembersNulls Notary & Tax ServicesMr. Estil Null started his business in 1974 doing notaries for people. He had been doing the tax returns for friends for a couple of years and they advised him to start doing them as a business. So he did just that and getting more and more education and doing the more complex returns. He became a member of the Southwest Florida society to accountants, a member of the Florida Society of Accountants and Tax Preparers and a member of the National Society of Accountants. He started going up in the of“cers for the state of Society and at this time he is proud to say he is President Elect for the State. A person taking accounting classes asked for Mr. Nulls advice just the other day on what it took to be successful in this type of business Mr. Null had two pieces of advice; (1) Always be truthful to your clients they may not like the way their returns turn out but always do them correctly. (2) You got to love math. He advices people on the “rst two things to ask a new tax preparer they go to is how many hours of education they get a year. If they are not getting at least 50 hours a year; do not use them. Second, ask them to show you the CPE certi“cates for their hours. It they do not meet the required hours or cannot produce their certi“cates do not use them. His business encounters tax returns all year long that are done wrong. For more information, visit Mr. Null @ 1255 N. 15th St, Ste 3 or call today (239) 6572131 https://www.facebook. com/immokaleechamber2014 If you would like to be featured in the Chamber page as a sponsor for 6 weeks of advertisement to begin on July 17th 2014 through September 4th 2014 for the low price of $90.00 please contact Mariela Romero at the Chamber Of“ce on Fridays at (239) 657-3237 or email her at m_romero12@comcast.net 8 Immokalee Bulletin June 12, 2014