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Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County Thursday, June 19, 2014 Vol. 47 No. 25 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Own a home with Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity is currently accepting applications to become a homeowner. To be eligible y ou must: Be legal residents or US citizens Have lived or worked in Collier County for one year and be a rsttime home buyer Be earning at least $18,000 annually. Be willing to complete 500 hours of labor to assist in construction of homes. These homes include low monthly, interest free mortgage payments and feature a living room, kitchen, two baths, three bedrooms, garage, refrigerator, stove and utility room with washer and dryer. Please apply in person: Immokalee Of ce, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 650 N 9th Street, 239-657-4466 or fax 239-657-9044; or Naples Of ce Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 11145 Tamiami trail East, Naples 34113 239-775-0036 or fax 239-775-0477. by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin People here have always known that Immokalee has a big heart. But it also has a taste; and enterprising kids; and caring adults willing to share their life experience. Last week some of Immokalee's brightest kids, along with some of their strongest mentors, celebrated the introduction of four new Immokalee food traditions: the I-Burger, Heart of Labor Salsa, Saborsito Sensacion Seasonings and the Sunny Home Cookie. The project began as part of the 1x1 Leadership Youth Advisory Board's Giving Back project, in which Immokalee High School students took part in Meals of Hope events. They produced over 100,000 meals for the schools and then managed the Holiday from Hunger event, helping to pack a half million meals on Christmas Eve. Last February, Immokalee students organized their own event, producing 53,488 meals along with community members and Ave Maria University students. Immokalee's kids didn't stop there. They used the University of Nebraska "From Concept to Consumer, Food Product Development" course and learned to "decide, de ne, develop and deploy" a new food product from start to nish. That was the beginning of this entrepreneurial effort, backed by 1x1 Leadership and the Rotary Club. Small student groups took the four new food products from idea all the way to the table. Last week they got their rst public feedback on just how well they did, when the Rotary Club showcased their products at a luncheon June 11. Guests taste tested the products and offered their comments as they listened to presentations from 1x1 Leadership members and the student entrepreneurs themselves. Each product was crafted to re ect not only Immokalee's fresh agricultural products, but its culture as well "its tomatoes and its story." This is not just a town, and these students are not just kids. This entire process is geared to bring in pro ts but also to empower youth. They applied their hearts as well as their minds to their task and came up with some unique and potentially successful food products. With the production and introduction of their products, they are now concentrating on their next hurdle marketing. They got a bit of great news at the luncheon. Attendees learned of a Legislative allocation to the county for small business, which includes a $1.3 million culinary incubator for Immokalee the kind of infrastructure that can provide the means for local productivity and spirit to produce an economic powerhouse in Immokalee. The students themselves took care to sho w their appreciation to Peter Sullivan, head che f at iTECH, for sharing his ideas and expertise with them. Without his patience and guidance, they reiterated, none of what they accomplished could have been done. One group focused on putting a Hispanic Young entrepreneurs support Immokalee See Habitat — Page 2 The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce & The Collier County Parks and Recreation will be hosting our 22nd Annual Christmas around the World Parade and Gala Event. This event is the second largest Winter Event in Southwest Florida. The "OFFICIAL Date" of this Event is DECEMBER 13, 2014 at 5:30 PM, (Christmas Parade is directly across from The Seminole Casino of Immokalee) and immediately after the parade. "The SNOW GALA" begins at the Aquatic Park @ 505 Escambia Street. In August, the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce's Christmas Committee will announce the Christmas Parade theme and have the entire Christmas Event Packages ready to come to you. If you need additional information on the above, please contact Cherryle Thomas@ 239-657-0080 or Mariela Romero @ 239-658-0704. Christmas Around the World Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty Brant1x1 Leadership’s Reid Carpenter shares in that hometown pride as he talks to Regine Francois and former track coach and entrepreneur/mentor Melissa Villa, who helped her team develop Heart of Flavor Salsa. See Business — Page 2


2 Immokalee Bulletin June 19, 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: 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 or email 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 Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County twist on America’s favorite food the hamburger by incorporating a mix of Central American style spices into the burger recipe. Marketed as the I-Burger, the recipe includes ground beef seasoned with habernero jack cheese (optional), tomato, onion, jalapeno, garlic and orange zest. It will be sold as a dehydrated seasoning mix just add meat and egg before cooking. Another group came up with a special mixture of spices Saborsito Sensational that can spice up most anything. Michael O’Neal, owner of an olive oil import business in Ave Maria, attended. He made a donation of his imported oil from Cypress and hopes to open a door for the project through his business. He sees the possibly of using these Immokalee inspired spices to produce avored oil dips. Another product, Heart of Labor Salsa, is based on a traditional recipe but with an Immokalee air. With salsa vying with ketchup to be America’s favorite condiment, this idea could go places. For dessert, four young ladies came up with an Immokalee-inspired cookie the Sunny Home Cookie yummy chocolate chip cookies with a kick of orange zest. For all the students, their efforts were to be unique and loyal to Immokalee to make sure there is a delicious bit of Immokalee in each bite. Chamber of Commerce President Bernardo Barnhardt hailed the project as one of many 1x1 Leadership programs that teach kids on and off the eld about love for community. 1x1 Leadership’s Richard Hailer said such projects give local kids the opportunity to engage in real life economics. The projects these young people come up with are intended to become cottage industries, made sustainable with college students. The project was kicked off with special emphasis on recruiting I.H.S. athletes into the process. Before the end of the event, each athlete involved received a card with mone y and a letter from 1x1 Leadership to remind them that “We’re in your corner.” Reid Carpenter noted that food is a great enhancement of human relationships in the world that can also create joy in the community. He told the audience, “There’s no place in America with the potential to create more joy in relationships than Immokalee!” and declared, “This is going to be something!” He likened the foods created by the young people to Immokalee, saying the y want all the ingredients of the communit y to come together and marinate. “The world craves our food, our soul,” Mr. Carpenter said. “We’re not interested in competition but collaboration.” The proof is in the salsa and the burgers and the seasonings and the cookies. But most of all it’s in Immokalee’s people in the kids bursting with energy and their future and the adults who enjoy helping them nd their way.Aplica por Habitat de HumanityGran oportunidad de convertirse en properietario. Ser residente legal o ciudadano de Estados Unidos; vivir o trabajar en el Condado de Collier durante un ano y ser comprador de casa por primera vez; Un ingreso economicio de $18,000 al ano; asistir con 500 horas en la construccion de las viviendas; el prestamo es a cero interes y las pagos mensuales que incluyen impuestos, seguros y cuota de asociacion de vecinos. La casa tiene: sala, cocina, tres dormitorios, dos banos, refrigerador, estufa, lavadora y secadora. en la actualidad estamos aceptando aplicaciones. Por favor aplicar en persona: Immokalee Of ce, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 650 N 9th Street, 239-657-4466 or fax 239-657-9044; or Naples Of ce Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 11145 Tamiami trail East, Naples 34113 239-775-0036 or fax 239-7750477.Grand opotinite pou ou kapab vinn you Met kay!Ou dwe yon rezidan legal ou byen sitwayen amerik; ou dwe abite nan Collier County pou yon minimom 1 ane, plis ou pa dwe genyte lot kay nan non ou; ou dwe fe plis $18,000 sou tax annual ou; ou dwe genye complete 500 volonte pou ede konstwi kay ou a; ipotek san entere incure: tax, asurans, fre pou kenbe zon la prop. kay yo genyen: salon, kwizinn konplet avke frigid ak recho, 2 twalet, 3 chanm kouche, ak garage, ak youn chamn ak machin pou lave rad. Nou ap akcepte apicatyou kouonye a. Si vou ple vinn aplike nan bir-a: Immokalee Of ce, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 650 N 9th Street, 239-657-4466 or fax 239657-9044; or Naples Of ce Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 11145 Tamiami trail East, Naples 34113 239-775-0036 or fax 239-775-0477. HabitatContinued From Page 1 BusinessContinued From Page 1 Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantFormer Indian football player and new graduate Ralph Martinez enjoys his rst taste of Heart of Labor Salsa at the 1x1 Leadership/Rotary Taste of Immokalee luncheon. Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantMichael O'Neal discusses the potential of Immokalee salsa with youth entrepreneurs Regine Francois, mentor Melissa Villa, Sonia Rincon and Angela Cruz


June 6, 2014 – FORT MYERS, FLA – July 1st marks the start of a new era as Edison State College of cially becomes Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW). To celebrate, the college is hosting FSW Spirit Day from 11am until 1pm on July 1 at all four campus and center locations throughout Southwest Florida. The celebration is open to all current and prospective students, alumni and community members. The campus and center locations are:  Hendry/Glades Center, 1092 E Cowboy Way, LaBelle  Charlotte Campus, 26300 Airport Rd., Punta Gorda  Collier Campus, 7007 Lely Cultural Pkwy., Naples  Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus, 8099 College Pkwy., Fort Myers “We invite everyone to join us as we celebrate the continuing evolution of this 52 year-old college,” said Dr. Jeff Allbritten, President, Florida SouthWestern State College. “While we are moving forward with this new name, it’s important for everyone to understand that our mission, our vision and our dedication to the communities we serve remains the same.” Each campus and center location will offer visitors a taste of the campus life with free food, fun and prizes; as well as tours. Interested guests will also receive information about the admissions process, academic programs, nancial aid and scholarships. The college’s onsite bookstores will also be open and have available the new college-branded items. Visitors to the Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus can also tour the oncampus housing at LightHouse Commons. Florida SouthWestern State College is Southwest Florida’s largest and one of the most affordable institutions of higher education. Annually serving more than 22,000 students globally, FSW offers a variety o f nationally-ranked, career-focused academic programs with twoand four-year degrees, and professional certi cations. Students are also active in clubs and programs catered to their interests. FSW will debut its intercollegiate athletics program in the fall 2015. Visit for more information. 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 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 19, 2014 Historic day starts with spirit June 1, 2014 –FORT MYERS, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed the 201415 state budget, which includes $6.5 million for renovation projects at Edison State College, which will become Florida SouthWestern State College on July 1. “The funding for our renovation work means the science classes our students need will continue in an environment that helps them reach their educational and professional goals,” said Dr. Jeff Allbritten, President, Edison State College, soon to be Florida SouthWestern State College. “This allows us to keep pace with the current and future technological and scienti c lab requirements.” “We are very grateful for the leadership exhibited by our Southwest Florida legislative delegation”, said Matthew Holliday, the college’s Director of Government Relations. “The inclusion of these funds in the budget and Governor Scott’s approval will dramatically improve the quality of education our students receive in preparation to further Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education.” Most importantly, $5 million will support the complete renovation of Leonhardt Hall, a 47 year-old science and learning facility. Leonhardt Hall is the most heavily utilized science laboratory building across the college. The remaining $1.5 million will be dedicated to general maintenance for regular projects across the Lee Campus in Fort Myers. Florida SouthWestern State College to receives grant money The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) requests the public’s help in locating three species of rare birds during their breeding seasons. The southeastern American kestrel, the burrowing owl and the painted bunting are rare and declining species that are often overlooked by traditional monitoring programs such as the North American Breeding Bird Survey. People are encouraged to use the FWC’s new Rare Bird Registry to quickly map locations where they observe these species, with the option to upload photos and additional comments. It’s quick and easy to use. Data submitted will be used by FWC scientists to identify important breeding areas for these species as well as estimate the size of their populations. “The Rare Bird Registry is an excellent opportunity for the public to participate in research,” said Karl Miller, a biologist at the FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. “Sightings will provide the FWC with valuable data to help us study and conserve some of Florida’s most unique and interesting species. This new website provides a great way to get involved.” To assist the FWC in locating these rare birds, visit and select “Citizen Science” then “Sightings” for the Rare Bird Registry link. Help the FWC locate rare birds Photo courtesy FWC


100%HAPPYWITH100%FINANCING Your First Home is Right Around the Corner € Up to 100% “ nancing … which means little or no down payment € As little as $1,000 of your own money at closing € No mortgage insurance required … which means lower monthly payments € Competitive interest rates … to keep things affordable € Local, experienced mortgage loan of“ cer … to help you from beginning to end Member FDIC | Equal Housing Lender AFN46617Credit approval required. Single-unit, owner-occupied principal residences only. Program subject to change without notice.Find out if you qualify. Call today or visit to learn more. Brian Hafenbrack Mortgage Loan Of“ cer 239-450-0001 HOME ON ACREAGE! If you are looking for wide open spaces, this is the place for you. The property of 9.21+/acres, is fenced and cross fenced on a paved road, with a pond, pole barn, and a nice, newer 3BR/2BA manufactured home! The home features a spacious kitchen, formal living room, family room, huge walk in closet, tape and textured walls and more! Located only a short distance from Immokalee or LaBelle, this is a property that you dont want to miss! $159,000 863-675-4500or visit our website at www.soland.com180 N. Bridge St.  LaBelle, FL 33935Sherri Denning Licensed Real Estate Broker Associates: Trisha Arnold, Tony Barnes, Emily A. Bates, Cindi Beer, Gregory Bone, Lisa Cleghorn, Beverly Curtis, Donna Kane, David Pinard, Kevin Nelson, Wayne Simmons, Denise Walker and Nikki Yeager. 4 Immokalee Bulletin June 19, 2014 June is National Men’s Health Month, and as Father’s Day approaches, the Florida Department of Health is raising awareness about men’s health. During this month, fathers, husbands, sons, grandfathers and friends are encouraged to re ect on making healthy choices that will lead to longer and healthier lives. “Men’s health means making healthy choices a routine part of living, in addition to regular check-ups by health professionals,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. “This Father’s Day is an opportunity to be active, eat healthy, and spend time together as a family.” Men can take control of their health by following these simple steps:  Plan activities that keep you and your family physically active  Prepare healthy and delicious meals at home  Be smoke-free by visiting www.tobaccofree for 3 free, easy ways to quit  Schedule screenings to maintain your prostate, skin and dental health  Prevent head injuries by wearing helmets when on bikes and motorcycles Men’s health improves by adopting a healthy lifestyle, remaining physically active and eating healthy, well-balanced meals. To help Floridians live healthier lives, the Department launched the Healthiest Weight Florida initiative. Healthiest Weight Florida is a public-private collaboration bringing together state agencies, not for pro t organizations, businesses, and entire communities to help Floridians make consistent, informed choices about healthy eating and active living. To learn more about Healthiest Weight Florida, please visit Department of Health raises men’s health awareness Submitted photoFarewell to a special ladyThe Fire Department celebrated the retirement of a long-time Fire District Administrative Assistant; Anne Carver on Thursday, June 12, 2014.


IMMOKALEE CHAMBER OF COMMERCEChamber News Sponsored by these Chamber MembersExpierence Counts at David C. Brown RealtyMy name is Elvira Nodal and I was born in Havana. Cuba. I came to the United States over 45 years ago, I am a realtor and have been working in Immokalee and the surrounding areas since January 1992. My number one priority is to make sure my clients receive the best customer service. I graduated from Miami Springs High School, went to Miami Dade Community College North Campus. Then I decided to go to Real Estate School. I love my work and to me the most important thing as a Realtor is to work with “rst time home buyers. David C. Brown is an experienced Real Estate Broker and a life-long resident of South Florida. Dr. Brown is known and respected in the Southwest Florida real estate market and his clients value his extensive knowledge of the region. 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 5 Immokalee Bulletin June 19, 2014


Employment Full Time Southern Gardens CitrusNURSERY SUPERVISOR Position RequirementsREQUIRED SKILLS: Successful candidate must have 2-3 years experience in horticultural production / management. Computer skills such as Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proven record of handling multiple tasks successfully. Willing to work Nursery operations schedule that requires long hours and weekends. Requires daily supervision of employees performing diverse tasks in different areas. Must be able to function well in a team environment. Must possess a current and valid driver’s license with a good driving record. PREFERRED SKILLS: Degree in horticulture and minimum of 2-3 years experience in horticultural and management/supervisory experience. Bilingual preferred. Familiarity with fertigation/insecticide programs. Pesticide license. WPS trained trainer. Southern Gardens is a citrus grower and a major supplier of 100% pure Florida not-from-concentrate orange juice to the private label industry and major brands. Position provides competitive compensation as well as a bene ts package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401-K, and bonus potential. EOE Quali ed candidates please send resumes to: Fax: 863-902-4315 E-mail: Drivers: $5,000 SignOn Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full Time Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Full TimeTRACTOR DRIVERS AND GATOR OPERATORS A. Duda & Sons, Inc., is currently looking Tractor Drivers and Gator Operators 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 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. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! 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 Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICEThe Coalition of Florida Farmworkers Organization (COFFO) has scheduled a Community meeting on Tuesday, June 24th 2014 At 214 A South 1st Street, Immokalee, Florida 34142. From 5:30 to 6:30pm. The purpose of the meeting is to select one representative to represent the low income Community on the agency’s Board of Directors. 465882 IB 6/19/2014 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 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! 6 Immokalee Bulletin June 19, 2014 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds.


Southern Gardens Citrus Groves Grove Research Assistant Responsibilities Assists in the establishment, implementation, maintenance and documentation of eld trials to nd solutions to Citrus related issues. Supervises trial spray applications, including maintaining accurate calibration of trial spray equipment, and testing of tank mixes for compatibility. Collects data and samples from trial areas, including fruit drop counts, PCR samples, pest & vector monitoring, fruit quality samples, production data, etc. Establishes new eld trials, including the design and layout of trial plots. Coordinates eld sampling of psyllids for PCR with psyllid scouts, including distribution of sampling materials as needed, documentation of sampling data, and transport of samples to lab. Position Requirements: Successful candidate must possess a BS Degree in an Ag. Science, Business Management, or similar eld of study with 1-3 years experience. Computer skills such as Word, Excel, Access, SAP, etc. Bilingual (Spanish) preferred. Southern Gardens is a citrus grower and a major supplier of 100% pure Florida not-fromconcentrate orange juice to the private label industry and major brands. Position provides competitive compensation as well as a bene ts package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401-K, and bonus potential. EOE Quali ed candidates please send resumes to E-mail dmelton@ TECHNOLOGY POSITIONS PROGRAMMER-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. Attributes Familiarity with Systems Development Lifecycle of applications in an ERP system landscape. Experience with relational databases and SQL programming, Visual Studio is a plus. 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: 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 7 Immokalee Bulletin June 19, 2014 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Employment Full Time How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Employment Full Time Submitted photosABOVE: Pastor Rev. Lori Snell with the Gallegos family. RIGHT: Pastor Rev. Lori Snell with the Morgan family. On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15, Allen Chapel A.M.E Church and a host of guests celebrated fatherhood, by honoring Mr. Israel Gallegos and Mr. Alonzo Morgan as their Community Fathers of the Year. The pastor of Allen Chapel, Rev. Lori Snell, said that it was a blessing to bestow these men with the Father of the Year award because they have shown dedication and integrity to their children, their community and to their church. Also, Allen Chapel surprised Rev. Kelvin Snell, who is the husband of 24 years to Pastor Snell, with the Allen Chapel Church Father of the Year award. To show these honorable men how much they are appreciated, Allen Chapel presented them with beautiful mahogany wood plaques, restaurant gift cards and a Wal-Mart gift card. Pastor Snell was very thankful to see that there was a total of 16 fathers in attendance. She called all of the fathers up for prayer. She prayed a powerful prayer for each individual father. Minister Tony Allen, of Glendale Baptist Church, really set the tone for the day in his sermon that addressed the meaning of being a “real man.” After the benediction, everyone enjoyed a sweet treat of cake and ice cream. May God continue to bless fathers everywhere! Celebrating fatherhood at church VBS at Seminole Baptist ChurchThis year’s theme for Seminole Baptist church’s Vacation Bible School is Agenc y 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.Christmas Around the WorldChristmas around the World Parade and Gala Event is the second largest Winter Event in Southwest Florida. The event is DECEMBER 13, 2014 at 5:30 p.m, (Christmas Parade is directly across from The Seminole Casino of Immokalee) and immediately after the parade. ”The Snow Gala” begins at the Aquatic Park @ 505 Escambia Street. In August, the Immokalee Chamber o f Commerce’s Christmas Committee will announce the Christmas Parade theme and have the entire Christmas Event Packages ready to come to you. If you need additional information on the above, please contact Cherryle Thomas@ 239-657-0080 or Mariela Romero @ 239658-0704.Summer funKids! Get ready for the summer programs at Immokalee South Park, at 418 School Dr.: Movie night 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).Register for Pop WarnerApply with the Immokalee Seminoles Pop Warner league for Cheer and Football players ages 5-15 for the upcoming season. If you would like to register your child you can pick up an application at the Print Shop, 1390 North 15th Street Suite 300 (across the Florida Community Bank) or go online at Register Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Print Shop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Chamber needs photosThe Immokalee Chamber of Commerce is seeking old pictures of Immokalee and its events to display at the of ce. Please contact Mariela at 657-3237.Get government contractsSmall Business Administration can help your business get state and federal government contracts. Come to the Southwest Florida Works Building (One-Stop), 750 S. Fifth Street Friday, July 19, from noon-1:30 p.m. This is a free workshop but, due to seating, registration is required. Call Marie Capita at 239-867-4121 or go to MarieCapita@Immokalee_Biz. Community Briefs


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