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by Marcos GonzalezLosing eight established members of y our team to graduation is never ideal, but that didn’t faze the Immokalee Girls and Boys Cross Country team, who opened their season at Estero this past weekend. With 47 teams present the boys team, led by ninth place nisher Urias Velasquez and eleventh place nisher Alejandro Ruiz, recorded a seventh place nish as the only two returners from last year look to mold a young team into a title contender come the State meet in November. The girls, led by Selena Velasquez, nished tenth as they too look to rebuild a team that lost their top three runners to graduation. With a strong start to the season in the books, the team looks to build on a good performance and improve as the days tick till November. Go Indians Cross Country! The Immokalee Cross Country team will be hosting the Southwest Florida Cross Country Festival on September 27 at the Immokalee Seminole Ranch. The meet will look to build on the success of last year’s inaugural edition as it will host both high school and middle school races. The Indians are looking for sponsors and for volunteers to help with the coordination of the meet, activities that will range from course setup/clean up, concession stand, and much more. For more information please contact Hugo Gijon ( by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin The Immokalee Indians have thrown down the gauntlet, challenging the longtime rival Clewiston Tiger football team head-on. Last Friday’s football clash at the Gary Bates Stadium was the rst round in what is planned to be an ongoing Harvest Bowl, backed by Lipman Produce, United States Sugar Corporation and the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce. The game is planned as an annual tussle between the traditional inland area Titans of Tomatoes and the Sharks of Sugar and carries with it a traveling trophy and bragging rights for the season. In the rst match-up of the new Harvest Bowl last Friday, the Indians took it on the chin, 43-28. It was their rst defeat of the season. Career Academy From Immokalee High School’s Academy of Engineering, Frederick Rimmler, gave a brief update on the new academy approach, which will possibly include a nance component. He said that 60 students have already signed up for the engineering academy. These academy courses offer students and opportunity to make a decision on their future and learn some of the “soft” skills they will need to forward with their dream,including presentation skills and ho w to dress in the workplace. The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce has promised to help impart the important skills of professional conduct and look for student interships for the summer. The engineering academy will help familiarize students with drafting and measuring techniques as well as other basic skills. These types of lessons can make an incredible difference for students to succeed beyond high school. These engineering academy students will be putting their new skills to practical use. One of the most interesting projects he’s seen, Mr. Rimmler said, is building a 4.5 foot long paper bridge using only two sheets o f paper. The next project is for each student to design and make his or her own cube puzzle. First ‘Harvest Bowl’ disappointing for Indians Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County Thursday, September 11, 2014 Vol. 47 No. 37 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantFrederick Rimmler explains the importance of the Immokalee High School Academy courses to Immokalee Chamber of Commerce members at their regular breakfast meeting September 3. I.H.S. cross country in rebuilding mode Submitted phot o Alejandro Ruiz (11th Place) and Urias Velasquez (9th place) out of 248 runners.


by Maribel De ArmasThere’s something happening over at Eden Park Elementary School (EPE) and it’s something great! It’s something that’s fundamentally all about reading and writing. You see, about a week or so before the start of the new school year, EPE welcomed a special guest. Dr. Sandra Iversen, President and Publisher of Iversen Publishing, began working with Kindergarten teachers at the school to roll out her Foundations Skills Program Pilot. I’ll explain a bit more on that in a minute, but I want to give a little background on Dr. Iversen’s work and how Collier County has been in the front row of some of her literacy research. Dr. Iversen rst visited Collier County in 1996 to help set up a literacy program at ve Title 1 schools. So what is a Title 1 school? At the elementary level it is a school that has 75 percent or more of its student population enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program. Dr. Iversen spent her time training Reading Specialists and tutors to work with students, as well as providing professional development to increase the reading instruction skills of Kindergarten through third grade teachers at each of those schools. This program became known as Accelerated Reading Power (ARP) and during that 1996-97 school year, 78 percent of students who had English as their second or third language became competent readers and writers. Certainly a successful year! Dr. Iversen credits her time spent in Collier County with providing the knowledge that underpinned the development of a new literacy program called Quick60. Pilot schools using this small group intervention program have raised their literacy levels from 2 percent achieving state or national standards to over 60 percent in three years. Quick60 has been used successfully in Collier County Public Schools’ Summer Schools Program for the past three years. So this year, Dr. Iversen is working with EPE on implementing a program speci cally for students who come to school with very few literacy skills and little vocabulary. She says, “The opportunity to be back in Collier and to work alongside such a passionate and respected educator as Eden Park Elementary School Principal Linda Salazar and her team of dedicated staff is great. The chance to build on the great strides the school has been making and help with the literacy development of the Kindergarten students this year is a very rewarding prospect.” The Foundations Skills Program Pilot is a whole year, whole class program designed to cut off failure before it can happen. I had a chance to touch base with EPE Principal Linda Salazar and she is very excited about this opportunity. “I was thrilled to be approached about piloting the Foundations Skill Program at Eden Park Elementary. The program addresses many challenges faced by Title I schools: oral language de cit (vocabulary), lack of experience with language (regardless of language spoken), turnover of teachers, etc. All of the program pieces are put together with the teacher and student in mind. It is easy to use and follow, making implementation also easy to monitor. We use our own current data so no additional assessment is required. Our teachers have been very pleased and we are expecting great things!” We certainly look forward to hearing about the successes of the Foundations Skill Program and sincerely thank Dr. Iversen sharing her time and knowledge with the teachers and students of Collier County Public Schools. 2 Immokalee Bulletin September 11, 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 Habitat for HumanityAve Maria University students volunteer their time to paint a Habitat for Humanity of Collier County-built home in Immokalee. The students come out most weekends to help build in the newest Habitat development, Faith Landing, and other Immokalee homes. To volunteer or for more information, please call 239-657-4466. Photo Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity. Students First


College nightCollier County Public Schools’ College Night 2014 is just a few weeks away! Students and parents are invited to the event taking place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 22, in the Golden Gate High School gymnasium (2925 Titan Way). Approximately 100 colleges and universities w ill send representatives to College Night 2014. Throughout the evening, students and parents will have the opportunity to visit w ith the various college and university representatives. Representatives will provide information about programs offered, entrance requirements, expenses, nancial aid, campus life, and more.Lunch ministryA free hot lunch will be served at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, “The Church Where Intentional Ministry Occurs”,” 208 S. 3rd Street. Martha’s Kitchen Feeding Ministry will serve a delicious lunche Saturday, September 13, from noon till the food is gone. The menu includes meatballs with onion gravy, freshly picked pinto beans, rice, cornbread, desserts and drinks.“I was hungry and you gave me food.” Matthew 25:35.I.H.S. reunionCome out and talk about old times & catch up. the IHS class of 1985 is sponsoring a reunion of sorts, inviting Class of 19821988 The Seniors when we were Freshman and the Freshmen when we were Seniors. September 19, 2014 4:00-9:00 p.m. at Immokalee Community Park at the Pavilion-321 N. 1st Street-(239) 657-4459. (Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided until they run out).Big Cypress rest area openThe rest area at mile marker 63 along Interstate 75 has reopened. The up-graded facility includes backcountry access parking on the north and south sides of the interstate for those wanting to hike into the backcountry of the national preserve. For more information on this and other access from I-75 into Big Cypress go to interstate-75-access-facilities.htm.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 will 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 you for listening and informing others. Interested people should call William Trevino 1-239-324-3072 or John Kucko at 1-239-9479943.Sign up for Pace Girls CenterNow enrolling. Individual attention. Grades 6-12. No cost to families. Call 239842-5406. Believing in girls. www.Pace showSaturday, September 20, from 4-7 p.m. will be the 4th Annual Seminole Casino Immokalee Mustang Show, hosted by GulfShore Mustang Club. There will be FREE Mustang Only parking. FREE registration! FREE $20 Play for driver and passengers (21 years or older with photo I.D .)! FREE $10 food voucher for driver and passengers! Trophies for top Mustangs! Music by D.J. Tommy Tunes! Last year Mustangs arrived from all over Florida, and nothing says beauty more than a parking lot full of classic Mustangs. Mark your calendar to be sure and join us for this annual show! Great Fun! Great Food! Great Place to be on September 20th! Located at 506 South 1st Street in Immokalee. Seminole Casino Immokalee is easily accessible to all of Southwest Florida via I-75.Sign up for Pace Girls CenterNow enrolling. Individual attention. Grades 6-12. No cost to families. Call 239842-5406. Believing in girls. www.Pace League clinicParents, now is the time to get your kids signed up for our baseball and softball clinics. Immokalee Little League and Parks and Recreation are partnering up to start a 12week program so your child can learn the basic fundamentals of baseball and softball. Our clinics continue till October 04 and will run approximately 12 weeks. The days of the clinics will be on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays, Mon. and Tues. from 6:30-8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The ages for our clinic will run from 9 years old to 15 years of age boys or girls. A small fee of $40.00 will be collected at the time of registration. You can register at the Immokalee Sports Complex (Swimming Pool). If you any questions feel free to give us a call at the numbers provided. Thank You again and we will see you there at the Little League Park. By all means if you would like to volunteer, we are always looking for volunteers. You will also be able to ll out an application at the Immokalee Sports Complex as well. Stephen Herrera 239-658-4071 or William Trevino 239-324-3072 Gopher tortoise interestsA meeting of the Gopher Tortoise Technical Assistance Group (GTTAG) will be held at the Division of Plant Industry Auditorium, 1911 SW 34 Street, Gainesville, FL 32608 on 12 September 2014 from 10:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. Meeting materials including the draft revisions to the Gopher Tortoise Permitting Guidelines, agenda, and presentations can be accessed on the GTTAG SharePoint site (http://share. Please note that some materials may not be available on the website until the day of the meeting. No user name or password is required. Written comments on the proposed revisions to the Gopher Tortoise Permitting Guidelines can be submitted to GT_Plan@ until 30 September 2014. HERE’S MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. 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 FREENEUTER AND SPAYSHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441IMMOKALEE MOBILE UNIT CLINICNext to the McDonalds € Immokalee € 239-657-2266CLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINICat McDonalds € Clewiston € 863-675-2441Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOWEST PRICE EVERYDAY! 3 Immokalee Bulletin September 11, 2014 Community Briefs


4 Immokalee Bulletin September 11, 2014 September 5, 2014 – FORT MYERS, FLA. – The Florida College System Foundation presented Florida SouthWestern State (FSW) College President Jeff Allbritten with a gift of $29,734 to bene t scholarships for students. Tami Cullens, chair of the Association of Florida College’s Trustees Commission, presented the check to Dr. Allbritten during FSW’s Fall Convocation at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. “More students than ever will be choosing the state college system,” said Dr. Allbritten. “We want these students to not only attend FSW but also graduate with a degree. One-third of our graduating students are now leaving with a baccalaureate degree in a competitive eld. These robust scholarship opportunities help students to reach that goal.” “This generous gift from the Florida College System Foundation will help sustain three college scholarships,” said Dr. Louis J Traina, vice president of Institutional Adv ancement. “Two of the scholarships are designed for rst generation college students and the third is for nursing and other health professions students.” Out of the $29,734 presented to FSW, nearly half, $13,625, is for the Helios Education Foundation First Generation Scholarship; $4,326 is for the Bank of America Dream Makers Scholarship and $11,783 from Florida Blue for Nursing and Allied Health students. Since 2001, these three scholarships have awarded over $240,000 to FSW students. The Florida College System Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-pro t established by Florida Statute to serve as the of cial direct support organization for the college system. During 2014-2015, it is expected to award over $900,000 in scholarships to the state’s 28 public colleges. 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 of 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. Submitted photoDonation for scholarshipsFrom left to right, Tami Cullens, chair of the Association of Florida Colleges Trustees Commission, presents a gift of $29,734 to FSW President Jeff Allbritten during the college’s annual Fall Convocation. FSW receives scholarship funds from Florida College System


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 5 Immokalee Bulletin September 11, 2014 Naples, Fl – The David Lawrence Center and Foundation, Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-pro t mental health and substance abuse treatment facility serving children, adults and families, is pleased to w elcome Paige Simpson as Associate Director of Fundraising and Events. Paige will be responsible for developing, implementing and optimizing special events for the Foundation, including marketing, volunteer recruitment, logistics planning and execution, and on-site management. Paige has over 24 years of solid experience planning and managing events in the local community, most recently as the owner of her own company, No Worries Weddings and Events. She also has an extensive background in sales, event planning and catering w ith prominent local resorts and hotels, including her most recent position of Senior Sales Manager at The Bellasera Hotel, where her duties included soliciting and working w ith corporate accounts, creating new relationships and networking in local markets. Paige previously held positions overseeing and coordinating events and conventions at The Naples Hilton and The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, among others. Paige is a graduate of Purdue University, w ith a degree in Hospitality Management. She currently holds the position of President of the Naples Chapter of the National Association of Wedding Professionals. Her other professional certi cations and af liations include Green Certi cation, the Sports Council of Naples and the Association of Bridal Consultants. She is also a Certi ed Meeting Professional and a licensed Notary. Paige previously served on the David Lawrence Foundation’s signature, destination themed annual gala committee. David Lawrence Center is the Southwest Florida-based, not-for-pro t leading provider of behavioral health solutions dedicated to inspiring and creating life-changing wellness for every individual. The Center provides innovative, comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, residential and community based prevention and treatment services for the one in four local children and adults who experience mental health, emotional, psychological and substance abuse challenges. David Lawrence Center has eight locations in Collier County and touches the lives of more than 50,000 people each year. David Lawrence Foundation generates philanthropic support for the advancement of the Center’s mission, operations and growth. For more information about David Lawrence Center and Foundation call 239-455-8500 or visit Simpson New Associate Director at DLC TALLAHASSEE – Save three times when y ou shop for energy-conserving appliances September 19-21. During the upcoming taxfree holiday, Floridians will not only save on their initial purchase of an ENERGY STAR appliance or WaterSense product, but they w ill also see lower electric and water bills down the road. By supporting the use of energy ef cient appliances, consumers and retailers will contribute to decreased water and energy waste, ensuring an adequate supply for generations to come. “Florida Retail is a proud advocate of taxfree holidays for the bene t of all Floridians,” said Rick McAllister, president & CEO of the Florida Retail Federation. “We encourage shoppers to save on their utilities and thank them for playing an active role in the longterm protection of our state’s natural resources.” Sales tax will be waived on the rst $1,500 of the retail price of select ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliances, including ceiling fans, dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, light bulbs, clothes washers, bathroom sink faucets, showerheads and more. The exemption is limited to a single purchase for each speci c type of qualifying item having a sales price of $500 or more. There are no quantity limits on qualifying items with a sales price of less than $500. For more information, visit us on the web. The Florida Retail Federation is the statewide trade association representing retailers the businesses that sell directly to consumers. Florida retailers provide one out of every ve jobs in the state, pay more than $49 billion in wages annually, and collect and remit more than $20 billion in sales taxes for Florida’s government each year. For more information, visit the FRF website, and follow FRF on Facebook and Twitter. Take advantage of Tax-Free Holiday September 19-21 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 You may register Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Print Shop from 5:30-7:30 p .m. Community Brief


Employment Full Time Seminole Tribe of Florida Big Cypress & Brighton Reservations PRESCHOOL TEACHERS Must possess Associates Degree and CDA. Early Childhood Degree Preferred. 2-3 yrs. exp. required. Contact: DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Full Time Employment Full Time SAFETY POSITIONS US Sugar has two Safety positions. One is in the Plant, the other one in our Agricultural division. Please respond if you have the appropriate experience. Plant Summary: Implement and coordinate safety programs in accordance with Company, Local, State, and Federal rules and regulations. This work requires the application of engineering principles, technology, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) to prevent or correct environmental, food quality or site working conditions in and around the manufacturing division. • Conduct audits to identify any unsafe work practices and food safety non-conformities as well as recommend process and product safety features that will reduce employee and product exposure to chemical, physical, and biological hazards.• Inspect facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure general and process safety compliance with regards to OSHA and EPA rules and regulations.• Investigate safety complaints, industrial incidents, injuries, and/or occupational diseases to determine causes and preventive measures. AGRICULTURAL Perform functions to coordinate, monitor, and improve progressive safety, environmental, and security compliance programs within agricultural operation.• Design and implement workplace processes and procedures that help protect workers from potentially hazardous working conditions• Inspect and evaluate workplace environments, equipment, and practices for compliance with corporate and government health and safety standards and regulations• Investigate accidents and incidents to identify their causes and to determine how they might be prevented in the future. Bachelor’s degree in occupational health, safety, or related technical eld is preferred• Prior experience working in an agricultural environment is preferred Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Employment Full Time Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Employment Full Time Immokalee Water & Sewer DistrictThe Immokalee Water & Sewer District is accepting applications for a full-time Service Tech I for its Wastewater Plant and spray eld. The successful applicant must love working outdoors. They must possess a high school diploma or its equivalent, usually a GED, and a valid FL Drivers License. The applicant must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug test, and drivers’ license check before employment can begin. There will also be a written examination prior to employment. This position will involve working on holidays and weekends, and begins on October 1, 2014. The salary range begins at $28,662 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 last day to turn in an application is September 19, 2014. 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. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 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. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Shop here first! The classified ads 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 Condos/Townhouses RentTRAFFORD PINE ESTATES INC. 2 & 3 BR/1BATH All appliances & low deposit. $450 & up. Call (239)777-2788 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. 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. Mobile Home RentFELDA 2 BR/2 BA of f CR 830. Good cond. $550/month. Inclds lawn care. Call 239-565-5033 or 239-369-9567 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 6 Immokalee Bulletin September 11, 2014 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. The most important 20 minutes of your day is the time spent reading with your child from birth to age nine. READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!


Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETING There will be a Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for the Immokalee Water & Sewer District, on Wednesday, September 17, 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. July 2014-TBA 2. August 2014-TBA 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. August 20, 2014 Regular Meeting 2. August 20, 2014 Budget Meeting 3. August 28, 2014 Continuance of Regular Budget Meeting B. Civil Rights Compliance Report C. August 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 14-08-Employee Manual Update 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. 467186 IB 9/11/2014 Business & Service Directory AUCTIONKeiths Towing 903 Alachua St. Immokalee, FL 34142 239-657-5741 Auction Date: 9/22/14 @ 9a.m. 2000 Ford VIN#1FAFP40474F118867 2014 Yama VIN#JYAVN05E6EA004238 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 September 11, 2014 Public Notice 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. by Delta Sigma Theta The Collier County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will showcase minority-owned businesses in the area on Oct. 16 during its rst Minority Business Fair. The sorority is partnering with Florida Gulf Coast University and the Delta Research and Education Foundation for the event. The Minority Business Fair will take place from 4-7 p.m. at North Collier Regional Park Exhibit Hall, 15000 Livingston Road, Naples. At the fair, minority business owners and their staffs will have an opportunity to showcase their companies' products and services as well as network with leaders of major corporations in the area. Companies of all sizes will gain invaluable insight about securing public contracts in Collier County. Purchasing professionals from the Collier County Government, the City of Naples, Florida Gulf Coast University, Hodges University and a host of others will provide information on the various programs available to business owners. The spaces are limited for tables so businesses are encouraged to sign up for the Minority Business Fair by September 1. Application information is online at "We are excited to showcase the wonderful businesses in the area during our rst Minority Business Fair. Economic Development is one of our sorority's major programs, and the Fair will be a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to present the many diverse services that are available to Southwest Florida residents,'' stated Christine Rahmings, president of the Collier County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is a private, non-pro t organization whose purpose is to provide services and programs that promote human welfare. The sorority is a national organization with over 1,028 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Republic of Korea. The Collier County Alumnae Chapter, charted in Naples on October 26, 2013, is made up of nearly 50 college-educated women. The major programs of the sororit y are based upon the organization's ve-point program thrust, which includes Educational Awareness, Economic Development, International Awareness, Physical and Mental Health and Political Awareness. For more information or questions about the Minority Business Fair, contact Rhond a Cummings at 239-601-2525 or via email at For more information about the Collier County Alumnae Chapter, visit Minority Business Fair on Oct. 16 Gainesville ---Food security is an important issue to the people of the United States. How can Florida agriculture continue to provide quality solutions for the future? Teenagers across the Sunshine State will address this question in the 2014 Florida Farm Bureau Youth Speech Contest. Contestants must present a ve minute speech on the assigned topic without using visual aids. Each year the Florida Farm Bureau Federation Women's Leadership Program sponsors a Youth Speech Contest starting at the county level. The winner of each count y contest competes in a district contest and the eight district winners will compete in the state competition at the Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in October. The contest provides a clearer understanding of the many facets of agriculture and its importance for everyday living. "The Youth Speech Contest provides opportunities for our youth to learn more about agriculture and help them master the art o f public speaking," said Michael Rogalsky, coordinator of the Florida Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Program. "I am continuall y impressed by our participants' comfort level at the podium." The contest is open to any student who is 14 years of age and not over 18 years of age by Sept. 19, 2014. Students must be a resident of the county of the sponsoring Farm Bureau. The deadline for submitting District Winners for State Competition is Sept. 19, 2014. Students do not have to be a member of the county Farm Bureau to participate. State competitors will win $500 for earning the rst place award and $250 for the second place award. County and district prizes will be determined at the county level. For more information about the contest, download the application or contact the local Farm Bureau county of ce. The Florida Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Program is committed to telling the farming story at the local, state and national level. Farm Bureau Women are actively involved with schools, charitable organizations and various events to promote public understanding about agriculture. Speech Contest promotes con dence


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