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Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County Thursday, August 14, 2014 Vol. 47 No. 33 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads A 71-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed August 7 as he was walking westbound on East Eustis Avenue. Isnady Dorcent of Immokalee was walking with the traf c ow on the right side edge of the road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol report. A 2005 E-150, driven by Marion A. Zarate, 37, also of Immokalee, moved to the left and crossed Mr. Dorcent's path, striking him w ith the front of his vehicle. Mr. Dorcent was pronounced dead at North Collier Hospital. The accident occurred at 6:44 a.m. at Eustis A ve. and Gaunt Street. Mr. Zarate had one passenger, Mario A. Zarate Jr., 21, also of Immokalee. No one in the vehicle was injured and alcohol was not a factor in the accident. Pedestrian killed Collier County, Fla.August 12, 2014: Collier County voters will see some changes during Early Voting this year including a new Early Voting location at the North Collier Regional Park off of Livingston Road. Since the 2013 Summer Legislative Session, Supervisors have been given more exibility with Early Voting days, hours and New changes to early voting LEFT: Streets and lighting have already been installed at Hatchers Preserve on Westclox Road. RIGHT: Renderings of side view (top) and front view (bottom) of a Hatchers Preserve home. Design by Ted Hoffman In addition to a new hotel at the Seminole Casino and a proposed Wal-Mart Superstore, Immokalee's robust economic growth now includes an affordable housing development on Westclox Road. Featuring 18 single-family homes on a ve-acre tract, Hatchers Preserve will be sponsored by Big Cypress Housing Corporation, part of Rural Neighborhoods, Incorporated, a Homestead-based charitable group that provides housing to working families in seven Florida counties. Steven Kirk, president of Rural Neighborhoods, said construction bids are expected to be issued in August with groundbreaking to follow in September. Completion of the entire community is targeted in spring 2015. Rural Neighborhoods is acquiring the Hatchers Preserve site from the Empowerment Alliance of Southwest Florida, which envisioned a home-ownership community when it bought the property from the Hatcher family in 2006. By the time $400,000 in infrastructure (roads, lighting, drainage) was completed in 2009, the recession eliminated the possibility of home ownership for the low-income families it was intended to attract, explained Dottie Cook, executive director of the Empowerment Alliance. "When everything went down with the market, we couldn't build a unit and get it appraised for what it cost to build," Ms. Cook explained. "We are happy that we're able to make the project go forward because we put so much time, effort and money into it. While it won't be home ownership, the families will still enjoy the bene ts of safe, affordable housing." The rental homes, which will cost an estimated $100,000 each to build, will rent for $600-$650 per month to quali ed families, Kirk said. "This is not public housing,' these are well-designed homes for working families who are employed in the local community," he said. "The families who reside there might work at the new Wal-Mart if it's developed, or they might be employed at the new Seminole Casino hotel. Hatchers Preserve will offer quality, single-family housing not just for those in local agricultural but for Collier County residents who move to Immokalee because of the new economic activity." Federal funding was allocated for the project by the Collier County Housing, Human and Veteran Services Administration and private sources. Designed by veteran architect Ted Hoffman of LaBelle, the homes will incorporate a creative, contemporary style with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, totaling 1,100 Affordable housing development to serve working families in Immokalee See Voting — Page 2 See Housing — Page 2


2 Immokalee Bulletin August 14, 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 square feet of living space and carport. Designed with abundant natural lighting, the homes will be built to Florida Building Green standards. “So often workforce housing looks boxy and unimaginative,” Hoffman said. “If you believe, as I do, that design in uences resident pride and neighborhood identity, it only makes sense to do something creative. The use of contemporary design and playful site placement doesn’t have to cost any more.” Hatcher’s Preserve adds a uniqueness to a rebounding, emerging street.” “Our charitable group’s targeted spotlight on Westclox Road builds on past hard work by Habitat for Humanity in its Liberty Landing subdivision, recent local government spending on schools and the poised private investment by Wal-Mart,” according to Kirk. “The mission is to build more than 18 homes, let’s rebuild a neighborhood.” Hatchers Preserve is walking distance to Eden Gardens Elementary School and steps away from the 20-acre Reserve at Eden Gardens, a $13.8 million Rural Neighborhoods rental community of 88 farmworker families and four formerly homeless households. The complex is routinely at full occupancy and has a waiting list. Other housing in the area of Westclox and Carson Roads generally consists of older, dilapidated mobile homes, many of which are at serious risk in the next tropical storm or hurricane. Elsewhere in Florida, Rural Neighborhoods has developed communities in Miami-Dade, Hendry, Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Polk and Hillsborough Counties, totaling nearly 1,600 units at a cost of more than $200 million. HousingContinued From Page 1 locations. For the Primary Election, Collier voters will have 10 eight-hour days to cast their ballot at any of the eight locations across the county: Everglades City Hall – 102 Copeland Avenue N, Everglades City Golden Gate Community Center – 4701 Golden Gate Parkway Immokalee Community Park – 321 N First Street, Immokalee Library Headquarters – 2385 Orange Blossom Drive Marco Island Library – 210 S Heathwood Drive, Marco Island Norris Center at Cambier Park – 755 8th Avenue S North Collier Regional Park – 15000 Livingston Road Supervisor of Elections Of ce – Government Complex, 3295 Tamiami Trail E “Our goal with the addition of an Earl y Voting site at the North Collier Regional Park, is to pull some of the traf c from Library Headquarters on Orange Blossom Drive providing more convenience for our voters who live on the northern end of the county,” – Jennifer J. Edwards, Supervisor o f Elections. Other Early Voting relocations include a site at Norris Center near Cambier Park, instead of Naples City Hall, Golden Gate Community Center, rather than the Golden Gate Library, and Immokalee Community Park, instead of the Immokalee Library. Early Voting begins on Thursday, August 14 and voters can check www.CollierVotes. com for wait times, which is updated regularly and provides the exact location of each Early Voting site. For more information, contact the Supervisor of Elections Of ce at (239)252-VOTE. VotingContinued From Page 1 by Maribel De ArmasThat back-to-school feeling is of cially in the air! Here we are just days before school doors open to welcome our nearly 45,000 students to the new 2014-2015 school year. The rst day of school for Collier County Public Schools is set for Monday, August 18th, and it will be without a doubt a great kick off to a successful year of learning. I want to take this opportunity to share some important back-to-school reminders parents may nd useful as they plan to get back into the everyday school routine. All of this information, and more, can be found online. If you have access to a computer at home or at your nearby library, or if you have a smartphone with Internet access, visit the 2014-2015 Back-to-School Information page at Just click on the red school house icon in the “What’s New” area on the right side of the home page. SCHOOL START AND END TIMES Eden Park Elementary 8:00 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Highlands Elementary 8:35 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Lake Trafford Elementary 7:55 a.m. 2:50 p.m. (Pre-K starts at 8:25 a.m) Pinecrest Elementary 7:55 a.m. 2:50 p.m. (Pre-K starts at 8:25 a.m) Village Oaks Elementary 7:55 a.m. 2:50 p.m. (Pre-K starts at 8:25 a.m) Immokalee Middle 8:55 a.m. 3:40 p.m. Immokalee High 7:10 a.m. 2:05 p.m. BUS SCHEDULES If your child needs to ride a school bus to and/or from school, you can access bus stop information plus pick-up and drop-off times online at You’ll be asked to enter your child’s student ID and birthdate in order to access the information. BREAKFAST & LUNCH Free breakfast is served at all CCPS schools and is available to all enrolled students. Lunch for elementary school students costs $2, for secondary students it costs $2.25, and adults pay $3. Free and reduced-priced meal applications can be obtained at your child’s school on the rst day of classes. Finally, as a wrap-up to our back-toschool column this week, I want to share some tips parents and students can use over the weekend to get ready for the big day.  Get back into school routines if you haven’t already. Be sure to get back into the “school year” sleeping schedule, and be sure Sunday is an early-to-bed night so we can guarantee a good night’s sleep.  Monday morning: Have students eat a good breakfast at home, or keep in mind that a free, healthy breakfast is available for any student at his or her school.  Monday evening: Be sure to talk about the rst day. You’ll want to hear the good news and the not-so-good in case there’s a problem you can help with. As you know, probing questions are best – for example, “Tell me one thing you learned today that’s new or interesting.” The rst day of school is such an exciting time for students, parents, teachers, and all school district staff. I look forward to spending some time at a few Immokalee schools on Monday to share in all of the excitement. Have fun! Students First Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) bus schedules for students needing transportation to attend any of the district’s schools when they open again on Monday (August 18) are available online. To nd the location of your bus stop, visit the district website at www.collierschools. com and click on the Back-to-School red schoolhouse icon located in the “What’s New” section on the right side of the page. Then click on the bus icon and enter your child’s student ID and birthdate to access their assigned bus information. If you have questions that cannot be answered by viewing the bus schedule online, please call the CCPS Transportation Department corresponding to your region:  South Naples-Marco Island: 377-1021  Golden Gate: 377-1022  North Naples: 377-1023  Golden Gate Estates: 377-1024  North Central Naples: 377-1025  East Naples: 377-1026  Immokalee: 377-1027 Bus schedules are now online


At Immokalee School our Athletic banner sponsors represent a cornerstone of our commitment to the student-athlete’s continued success. Without the nancial support you so generously provide, many of our students’ most memorable experiences would not be possible. Your business’s support is invaluable when it comes to providing the opportunities and equipment which play a vital role in the success of our students. We feel that the direct crowd exposure lends itself toward building a positive community image. Moreover, we’ll do our best to promote our sponsors at every opportunity throughout the year. Immokalee High School provides a great deal of exposure to many people in our community. In our football stadium alone, the 2014-2015 school year will bring Immokalee High School: Six home football games 15-20 home boys/girls soccer games 15-20 home boys/girls lacrosse games Two track meets Pop Warner Saturday morning throughout the school year And many other leased events. Please consider purchasing or renewing your advertising banner for the upcoming school year. We are selling 4 ft. x 4 ft. banners to be placed on the football eld fence at I.H.S. The banners will be on display all year long. The banner prices are: $350 if you provide your own and $450 if you need us to make your banner. We will need sponsors to approve PDF logo. You may also choose 4 ft. x 4 ft. banners to be placed on the football eld fence at I.H.S. and Gymnasium at I.H.S. The banners will also be on display all year long. The banner prices are: $700 if you provide your own. $800 if you need us to make your banner. You would provide PDF log. Please make your check out to: Immokalee High School and mail to: Immokalee High c/o Athletics, 701 Immokalee Road., Immokalee FL 34142. Joe Lee Gallegos Activities Coordinator I.H.S. Challenger teamImmokalee is starting its own Challenger division of Little League Baseball. Challenger is for boys and girls ages 4-21 years old that are enrolled in school that would not t into Little League because of mental or physical differences. We will show your child what cooperation, consideration, and teamwork experiences are at their best. Our motto is “Challenged not Defeated”. You and your child w ill make this a worthy experience If you know of anyone that could bene t by this program, please tell them about us. We are counting on you to spread the word. Thank y ou for listening and informing others. Interested people should call William Trevino 1-239-324-3072 or John Kucko at 1-239-9479943.I.H.S. open houseAt Immokalee High School open house y ou can meet the staff, get Title I information, pick up a class schedule and ll out online free and reduced lunch applications. Come Saturday, August 16, 9-11:30 a.m. at the high school court yard and Migrant Center, 701 Immokalee Drive. Call 239-3771800.Register for Pop WarnerApply with the Immokalee Seminoles Pop Warner League for Cheer and Football players ages 5-15 for the upcoming sport 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 w You may register Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Print Shop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. A llen Chapel looks forward to back to schoolAllen A.M.E. Chapel would like to invite students, teachers, school administrators and school staff to a special Back-to-School w orship service on Sunday, August 17, at 11 a.m. Special guest speaker will be Mr. Oliv er Phipps, who is an awesome humorous motivational speaker, and is well a respected assistant principal in Collier County. Join us for ice ream and cake after the service..Also, teachers and students will have the opportunithy to win a variety of restaurant and Wal-Mart gift cards. Sign up for Pace Girls CenterNow enrolling. Individual attention. Grades 6-12. No cost to families. Call 239842-5406. Believing in girls. www.Pace 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 continues 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 @ 239658-0704.Adoption discounts on catsDuring the month of August, Collier County’s Domestic Animal Services (DAS) will discount all cat adoptions. Cats can be adopted for just $10, the cost of the Collier County license. Cat adoptions are usually $60. Each adoption includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, county license, and a microchip. A generous donation from a local pet lover made this promotion possible. Adoptable cats can be seen at or in person at DAS at 7610 Davis Blvd., Naples, Florida 34104. Adoption hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call Daniel Christenbury, Public Information Coordinator at 239-252-6957. 12/04/51 08/10/13 Juguetn Unico Amistoso Noble Carioso Amigo “el Mi hermano Padre Obrero Sensible Porque fuiste todo eso y mas, te recordamos y extra amos mucho. Vives siempre en nuestros corazones, Juan Campos 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. SUMMER SPECIAL! 3 Immokalee Bulletin A ugust 14, 2014 Community Briefs Collier: AVOID THE LINES… Is your child going into Pre-k, Kindergarten or 7th grade this fall? Does your child have all of his/her required school immunizations in order to start school in the fall? The 20142015 school year is fast approaching. To avoid the lines and extended waiting periods, we encourage you to visit your local health department or private healthcare provider as soon as possible. Please don’t forget to bring your child’s DOH 680 immunization record form with you. Vaccines are free for all children, birth through 18 years of age. No appointments are needed at the Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier). Additional information can be obtained by calling (239) 252-8595 or (239) 252-8555. You can also visit the DOH-Collier web site at for more information. DOH-Collier offers immunizations at two locations: Naples Site: Building H, Collier County Government Complex 3339 East Tamiami Trail Naples, FL 34112. Monday – Friday: Registration from 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Immokalee Site: 419 North 1st Street Immokalee, FL 34142. Monday – Friday: Registration from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. AVOID THE LINES…. Prepare for Back-to-School Now! Become a banner sponsor at I.H.S.


IMMOKALEE, Fla. (Aug. 7, 2014) – Lipman — North America’s largest eld tomato grower— recently distributed more than 1,200 backpacks lled with school supplies to Immokalee elementary and middle school students at a community event at the Immokalee Sports Complex. “We look forward to our backpack distribution event every year because it’s such a meaningful way to give back to the families and children in the Immokalee community,” said Jaime Weisinger, community relations director for Lipman. “Encouraging education is very important to us, and we hope to serve even more children in the coming y ears.” Funds to purchase the backpacks and school supplies were collected during the produce company’s “Homerun Harvest” softball tournament, held each April. Sponsors included Everglades Farm Equipment, Bronco Packaging, Aljoma Lumber, Bruno Air Conditioning, Immokalee Produce Shippers, and Produce Connection. In addition to the backpack distribution, more than 30 local organizations provided information and services to families during the event, including Habitat for Humanity; Immokalee Friendship House; Naples Shelter for Abused Women and Children; University of Florida/IFAS Extension; Health Care Network of Southwest Florida/Marion Fether Medical Center; Susan G. Komen Network; Imaginarium Science Center; Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, and PACE Center for Girls. Representatives from the Immokalee Fire Control District displayed emergency vehicles, and the Sheriff’s Department’s Crime Prevention Unit provided educational materials. Celebrations Just married? Golden anniversary? Birthday? Holiday? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineFor a modest charge, each package includes: and family Submit your good news today at 4 Immokalee Bulletin August 14, 2014 Submitted photoMore than 30 local organizations provided information and services to families during Lipman’s community event, including RCMA and University of Florida/ IFAS Extension. Submitted photoTwo Immokalee students pose with their free backpacks with school supplies, provided through Lipman’s community event. Submitted photoOne hundred Lipman employees and community members volunteered to help p rovide necessities for children and families in need in Immokalee Lipman distributes 1,200 backpacks to Immokalee children


5 Immokalee Bulletin A ugust 14, 2014 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA (August 12, 2014) – PACE Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee received a generous donation from one special heart. Marina Zelner Lamitina, PACE Collier Board Member and Founder of Queen Grace Collection donated 500 Plus Size dresses to Love That Dress! It was this time last year w hen Marina received news that she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. She cancelled her plans to attend the Collier event and began treatment immediately. Over the year many decisions were made, one of which was to sell her business Queen Grace Collection, a Plus Size retailer of fashion for women. “I had to make my health my priority and donating the inv entory to PACE Collier and Love That Dress! was my pleasure. Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, the dresses will compliment dresses donated by presenting sponsor White House Black Market. There will truly be something for every woman w ho attends this year’s event,” says Marina Zelner Lamitina. Tickets for Love That Dress!, bene ting PACE Center for Girls, are now on sale for $30 per person on-line only at www. Guests can shop over 3,000 dresses priced reasonably between $10 and $40 dollars. The Queen Grace Collection is exclusive to the Naples event on August 23 at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. PACE Center for Girls, Inc. is a non-residential delinquency prevention program targeting the unique needs of girls, ages 12 to 18, facing challenges such as abuse, school truancy, academic failure, foster care, exposure to substance use and/or incarcerated parent(s). At PACE, girls nd a supportive environment focusing on their strengths through a gender-responsive approach that centers on the emotional and physical safety of each girl. As a result, PACE reduces the signi cant long term costs associated with teen pregnancy, substance abuse, unemployment and long term economic dependency. For more information, visit 500 dresses donated to PACE Collier from one special heartLove That Dress! Collier August 23, 2014


Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. AuctionsPublic Auction Aug 23, 2014 9:00 am Immokalee FL (10778 CR 846 Clewiston 7 mi form Immokalee) Tractors, Construction Eq, Farm Eq., and MUCH MORE Consignments Welcome 800-985-5699Terry DeMott Auctioneer FL #AU1833-AB1285 Special NoticeImmokalee Child Care Center is seeking information on former students who attended the Center since 1964 to showcase during our 50th anniversary gala. Please contact Andy Spaulding or Valarie Bostic at (239)657-4130 Employment Full Time MAGNOLIA PACKING INC, a fresh vegetable packing house, is looking for a PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR with three (plus) years produce experience. Must be bi-lingual and be willing to work long hours during the season. Email your resume to MECHANIC’S JOB FAIR Tuesday, August 26 Clewiston Holiday Inn 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. U.S. Sugar is seeking candidates with exceptional Mechanical Skills. If you have at least three years of Mechanical Experience with Plant Machinery, Railroad Locomotives or Heavy Farm Equipment, we may have the ideal position for you. If unable to attend email your experience to the Following. EMAIL: Brief Paragraph is Fine. DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On 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 Time The Immokalee Water & Sewer District is accepting applications for a FULL-TIME SERVICE TECH I for its water department. The successful applicant will possess a high school diploma or its equivalent, usually a “GED”, and a valid FL Drivers License. Must be a self-starter, able to work independently, and love working outdoors. This position will involve working on holidays and weekends. 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. If offered the job, the employee will be required to be certi ed in Back ow Testing and Back ow Inspection and Repair within 15 months, and Water Distribution System Operator Licensing, Level 3 or higher (through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection within 18 months). The salary range begins at $27,248 per year. 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. The deadline for applications is August 22, 2014 Applications will remain on le for six months. 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 TimeTRACK INSPECTOR Responsibilities 1. Inspects railroad track structure for compliance with railroad policy and federal/state regulations. 2. Detects deviations from the federal/state regulations. 3. Implements remedial action on defects and les reports in computer system. 4. Repairs or directs crews to repair or replace track structure defects. 5. Examines roadbed, switches, rails, and ties to detect damage or wear. 6. Operates switches to determine working conditions. 7. Prepares reports on repairs made and equipment, railcars, or roadbed needing repairs. 8. Directs crews to repair or replace defective equipment or to re-ballast roadbed. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: 1. Minimum of 7 years of previous track inspection/railroad operations experience. 2. Working knowledge of computers. Must be able to enter and retrieve data using computer systems, systems applications, and other of ce equipment. 3. A valid driver’s license is required. Commercial driver’s license recommended. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time DIESEL MECHANICS $23.34 per Hour Will work on a large agriculture property out of a service truck performing maintenance and repairs on tractors and agricultural implements. Experience with hydraulic, electrical, HVAC and diesel engine repair are needed to be successful in this position. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Perform engine, transmission, drive train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and repairs on agricultural and industrial equipment including cultivators, discs, tractors, bulldozers, backhoes, stationary pumps, and over the road equipment. EMAIL Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Reading a newspaper helps you get more out of life.No wonder newspaper readers have more fun! 6 Immokalee Bulletin August 14, 2014


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. ApartmentsESPERANZA PLACE Affordable 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 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the 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 NOTICE OF MEETING There will be a Budget Hearing of the Board of Commissioners for the Immokalee Water & Sewer District on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at 5:05 p.m., at the of ce of the Immokalee Water & Sewer District, located at 1020 Sanitation Road, Immokalee, Florida 34142. BUDGET MEETING AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Preliminaries A. Roll Call B. Adoption of Agenda 3. Review of 2014-2015 Budget 4. Public Comment 5. Adoption of 2014-2015 Budget and Amend 2013-2014 Budget 6. Adjournment SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid or services as addressed in the American Disabilities Act, please contact the District of ce at (239) 658-3630, no less than ve (5) days prior to the above stated meeting date. The District is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 466723 IB 8/14/2014 Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETING There will be a Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for the Immokalee Water & Sewer District, on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. at the of ce of the Immokalee Water & Sewer District, located at 1020 Sanitation Rd, Immokalee, FL 34142. REGULAR MEETING AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Preliminaries A. Pledge of Allegiance B. Roll Call C. Public Comment/Adoption of Agenda D. Employee Recognition 1. May 2014-Norma Garcia 2. June 2014-Olga Gonzalez E. Public Concerns F. Staff Good Cause Items G. Board Concerns H. Old Business I. New Business 3. Public Comment/Consent Agenda A. Adoption of Minutes 1. July 16, 2014 Regular Meeting B. Civil Rights Compliance Report C. July Budget Review D. Fixed Assets Acquisitions-Disposals E. Various Reports F. USDA Reporting for Stimulus Money G. Project Change Orders H. Engineer’s Report Greeley and Hansen I. Director’s Report 4. Action Agenda A. Resolution 14-01-Fringe Bene t Policy 5. Discussion Agenda A. Attorney’s Report 6. Other Public Interests 7. AdjournmentSPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid or services as addressed in the American Disabilities Act, please contact the District of ce at (239) 658-3630, no less than ve (5) days prior to the above stated meeting date. 466722 IB 8/14/2014 Public Notice Business & Service Directory AUCTIONKeiths Towing 925 E. Delaware Ave. Immokalee, FL 34142 239-657-5741 Auction Date: 8/25/14 @ 9a.m. 2005 Ford VIN#1FMFU17585LA74712 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 ugust 14, 2014 ADVERTISEand Get Results click on classifieds TAMPA, Fla., (Aug. 11, 2014) – The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of nancial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan. Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant with a lifetime maximum of $10,000 per child to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids. To be eligible for a grant, children must be 16 years of age or younger. Families must meet economic guidelines, reside in the United States and have a commercial health insurance plan. Grants are available for medical expenses families have incurred 60 days prior to the date of application as well as for ongoing and future medical needs. Parents or legal guardians may apply for grants at, and there is no application deadline. In 2013, UHCCF awarded more than 1,700 medical grants, worth $5.6 million, to children and their families across the United States for treatments associated with medical conditions such as cancer, spina bi da, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, hearing loss, autism, cystic brosis, Down syndrome, ADHD and cerebral palsy. UHCCF was founded in 1999. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded more than 7,500 medical grants, totaling more than $23 million, to children and their families across the United States, including a total of 422 grants to Florida families and children, totaling more than $1.1 million. “Thousands of children struggle every day for something many of us take for granted – our health. That reality is the driving force behind UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation’s mission to help families in need access medical care that will improve their child’s health. Our medical grants have already helped hundreds of Florida children in need and thousands across the U.S. and we are looking to help thousands more children in the future,” said David Lewis, United Healthcare CEO Central & North Florida. New children’s book to raise funds To help raise additional funds for its child medical grant program, UHCCF has published a new children’s book, “Oliver & Hope’s Adventure Under the Stars” – the second book in the Oliver & Hope series. The new 32-page hand-illustrated boo k continues the story of Oliver the lovable bear and Hope the spirited butter y as the y join their friends Millie the barn owl and Chewie the English bulldog for their rst camping trip. The night is lled with amazing discoveries and silly games that make the shadows a little less scary and the adventure a lot more fun. The book follows last year’s award-winning book, “Oliver & Hope’s Amusing Adventure.” Both “Oliver & Hope’s Adventure Under the Stars” and “Oliver & Hope’s Amusing Adventure” are available on for $13.95 each. The rst 250 people who purchase an “Oliver & Hope’s Adventure Under the Stars” book will receive a Chewie the English bulldog plush toy, to be shipped separately. Proceeds from UHCCF products, including the Oliver & Hope books, help fund UHCCF grants that help families pay for children’s medical expenses not covered, or not fully covered, by commercial insurance. Also, organizations and private donors can make tax-deductible donations to UHCCF at Donations are used for grants to help children and families in the region in which they are received. Both books were written and illustrated by Meg Cadts and Samantha Fitch. Meg Cadts is the pen name for the UHCCF team of writers and contributors. The Oliver and Hope characters also host their own page on the UHCCF website, Oliver & Hope’s Clubhouse ( / oliverandhope), which features free audiobook versions of the books, activities and games. For more information on UHCCF and to visit the clubhouse, visit About UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents’ commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible. UHCCF was founded in 1999. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded more than 7,500 grants valued at over $23 million to children and their families across the United States. UHCCF’s funding is provided b y contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) employees. To apply, donate or learn more, please visit Grants available for children’s healthcare


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