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Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County Thursday, September 18, 2014 Vol. 47 No. 38 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Submitted photoHarvest Bowl among Friends and RivalsImmokalee High School’s Athletic Director Joe Lee Gallegos, Chamber President Bernardo Barnhart, Clewiston’s Athletic Director and Head Coach Pete Walker, Immokalee’s Head Coach Rich Dombroski, Immokalee High Schools principal Ken Fairbanks and Jaime Weisinger. The Chamber would like to thank the following: The Immokalee High School, Clewiston High, First Bank and Lipman for making the rst Harvest Bowl possible. It was a great event and a beginning of a new tradition. Clewiston won 28-43, but the Indians will be ready for them next year! Jaime Weisinger and Immokalee Chamber President, Bernardo Barnhart with friends. IMMOKALEE – The Wells Fargo Foundation has presented $7,500 to Immokalee Community School to enhance the school’s schedule of children’s eld trips. The grant award on September 3 will bene t children whose low-income families cannot afford many of the experiences that af uent children enjoy. The most signi cant travel experiences for many children at the Immokalee school have been trips to northern farms where their parent work the harv ests. “Many children enroll in our school having never seen a museum, or a play or an IMAX movie,” said Bet Kotowski, director of the K-6 charter school. “We know from research that children’s capacity to learn is more limited when their experiences are limited. “Wells Fargo is helping close the gap. They have been tremendously generous to our children.” Jeff Ospina, the area president of Wells Fargo bank for Collier and Lee counties, visited the school to present the check. Sixth graders told Ospina about past eld trips and showed him a video. “Wells Fargo is delighted to support RCMA with funding to make these eld trips possible,” said Ospina. “One of our top priorities is education so we recognize the value these experiences have in the children’s overall learning.” Immokalee Community School serves some 240 children from low-income families. It is operated by Redlands Christian Migrant Association, which serves Florida’s rural poor through charter schools and child-care centers in 21 counties. W ells Fargo funds school eld trips With Collier County poised to potentially grow to about 1 million people by 2080, the county’s Growth Management Division needs to keep up with demand and make it easier and faster for businesses to get their work done while at the same time making sure our quality of life is preserved. That was the message Growth Management Division Administrator Nick Casalanguida and Deputy Administrator Jamie French told the audience at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce’s Wake Up Naples event Wednesday morning at the Naples Hilton. The county has made improvements by taking a private sector approach to development, organized around client and community needs, according to French. Some of the ways the county has improved its processes in the last few years:  Plans are reviewed within ve days or the county gives your money back. The county instituted a “next-day inspection” process that guarantees a customer an inspection the next day if they call before 3 p.m. Fire code inspectors and staff from the Collier County Clerk of Courts of ce have moved into the Growth Management ofces, which allows for timely inspections of plans and the recording of Notices of Commencement, rather than requiring customers to go to several different places.  Growth Management will open a permitting center in Immokalee. Open three days each week, it will allow people with property in Immokalee to get their permits in town, rather than going to Naples.  The county has gone to online permitting for services like HVAC replacement, fences and residential demolitions, which give customers the convenience of submitting their permitting plans from their computers. Growth Management started working on the initiatives in 2009 at the direction of County Manager Leo Ochs. “Collier County was not immune to the economic downturn and we needed to nd solutions that would make us attractive to businesses and developers,” said Ochs. “The strong push by the Board of Count y Commissioners to make Collier County a leader in economic development, as well as the changes implemented by our Growth Management Division, has made it easier and faster to do business in Collier County. That’s great news for our businesses and their customers. But the county is not done, Casalanguid a said. As demand continues to grow, Growth Management is hiring new employees to ensure that service levels remain for customers. “We’ve managed the downturn and we have to own the upturn,” he said. For more information, contact Nick Casalanguida or Jamie French at (239) 252-8192. Working to make development easy

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2 Immokalee Bulletin September 18, 2014 To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518 LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. Phone: (239) 657-6000 Fax: (863) 675-1449 Website: www.newszap.com/immokaleeTo Submit NewsThe Immokalee Bulletin welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (239) 657-6000 to reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following Thursdays publication. E-Mail: ibnews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone: (239) 657-6000 The deadline for all advertising is 4 p.m. on Friday for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classi“ed AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 to place it from home or go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit circulation.newszap.com or email readerservices@newszap.com.StaffPublisher: Patty Brant Advertising Services: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee Executive Editor: Katrina ElskenOur PurposeƒThe Caloosa Belle is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on pro“t margins below industrystandards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ€ To operate this newspaper as a public trust € To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. € To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. € To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. € To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. € To disclose our own con”icts of interest or potential con”icts to our readers. € To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. € To provide a right to reply to those we write about. € To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. Masthead photo courtesy of Waddy Thompson www.facebook.com/waddytphotos Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County by Maribel De ArmasThere’s always something to watch on TV, right? Well, I want to make sure you know that there is de nitely something you can watch on TV if you have a student in your family who is an English Language Learner. The show…”Passport to America.” The channel…The Education Channel, Comcast cable 99. “Passport to America” is a show full of the information you need to help your child, and the good news is that the information that’s shared can be viewed and listened to in three languages: English, Spanish, and Creole. Topics cover just about every aspect of school and home life for students who are English Language Learners – everything from info about the services offered to you by the school district’s English Language Learners program, to help with writing, reading, math, and science for you and your child. You will also learn how to improve your child’s vocabulary. The 2014-2015 season of “Passport to America” just started this week with an episode focusing on the new Florida Standards. Episode topics for the rest of the season will include:  New Florida Assessment and Progress Report  Enrollment Process  Helping Your Child Become a Lifelong Reader  Helping Your Child with Math  Common Traits of Kids with Learning Disabilities  Dealing with Disappointing Grades  Homework Tips for Parents  Summer Educational Activities So, make sure to catch the show whenever you have the chance. Just turn on your TV to The Education Channel, Comcast cable 99, at 6:30 a.m. Monday thru Friday, and 5:30 p.m. Monday thru Sunday. We start a new episode every month. And, if you happen to be by a computer or you access the Internet on your iPhone or Android device, you can tune in to current and past episodes of “Passport to America” online at www.collierschools. com. Just scroll down on the home page and you’ll see the latest webisodes for all of our shows. One last note before I end for this week. I want to make sure to share information about an upcoming Open House event at Eden Park Elementary School. Parents of students who attend Eden Park Elementary are invited to attend Open House this coming Tuesday (September 23) from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Mom and Dad, this will be the perfect time for you to meet with your child’s teacher and see of how your child is doing in school. And I hear there will be giveaways during the event, including the rst ten parents at the door receiving a free bobcat T-shirt. So, again, if you have a child that attends Eden Park Elementary, make sure you stop by the school on Tuesday evening. Students First (Ft. Myers, FL) August 28, 2014 – On Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 Hispanic entrepreneurs in the Southwest region of Florida will have the opportunity to participate in small business workshops and receive individual consulting for free. A group of local Hispanic leaders recruited the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund of Florida (HBIF) to provide guidance and support to current and potential Hispanic small business owners in the region. The workshops will be presented in Spanish each day from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Hodges University, followed by individual consulting sessions in Spanish or English. “We have partnered with HBIF to ful ll a need of our region’s Hispanic community— especially those who are not fully uent in English,” said Carlos Amaris, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor in Naples. “It is a pilot initiative that could make a difference among those who seek resources, training and expert advice to improve their business.” Orlando-based HBIF is a statewide economic development organization specialized in providing free bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their businesses. The 23-yearold nonpro t organization has of ces in the Tampa Bay, Orlando and Miami metro areas. Its services are all free of cost to entrepreneurs thanks to funds received from corporate donors as well as city, county and state government. HBIF programs are designed to meet the speci c needs of Hispanic entrepreneurs and include educational seminars, individual technical assistance and consulting, subcontracted professional projects and access to loans. “We are looking forward to this unique opportunity,” said Augusto Sanabria, President and CEO of HBIF. “While HBIF doesn’t have of ces in the Southwest Florida region, this partnership is a great opportunity to initially assess the local demand for HBIF services, and establish initial contact with Hispanic entrepreneurs who can bene t from our programs.” The two-day event includes a full schedule of workshops and one-on-one consulting meetings. The HBIF “Successful Strategies for New Businesses” workshop will include information on licenses and permits, state regulations and nancing options for entrepreneurs in Florida. The “Import & Export” workshop will cover laws, regulations and licenses for importing and exporting from Florida and the U.S. The seminars will be presented in Spanish, and consulting is available in both English and Spanish. To participate in this event, Hispanic entrepreneurs can visit www.hbif orida.org, call 1-866-525-4243, extension 210, or send an email to dtexeira@hbif orida.org. Free small seminars and counseling for Hispanics Collier Area Transit (CAT) received the 2014 Transportation Disadvantaged Safety Agency of the Year award recognizing an outstanding safety record or initiated new or improved safety systems. CAT was recognized for its operator mirror check station, which it introduced in an effort to improve transportation safety. Before a bus leaves the transportation facility, operators must stop at a check station to ensure the mirrors on the bus are properly positioned to eliminate potential blind spots. Since the county has included the mirro r check as part of its procedures, there hav e been zero chargeable accidents during th e transportation of its riders.“I am so please d the state has recognized Collier Area Tran sit’s commitment to the safety of its riders, particularly those who need the most help,” said Commissioner Donna Fiala, “We ar e always looking for new ways to get our rid ers safely from place to place and this awar d proves we are doing it right.” The award wa s given on July 30 in Orlando. Transit wins safety award The Certi cate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court by the Government Finance Ofcers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The Certi cate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and nancial reporting, and its attainment represents a signi cant accomplishment by a government and its management. For the 28th consecutive year, the Finance and Accounting Department of the Clerk of the Circuit Court has been recognized for its excellent work on behalf of the citizens o f Collier County. The Finance and Accounting Department is primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning CAFR. The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit o f full disclosure” to clearly communicate its nancial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR. The GFOA is a nonpro t professional association with of ces in Chicago, IL, and Washington, D.C. Clerk’s Finance excellence award

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Dems to meetThe Democratic Club of Immokalee will meet on Tuesday, September 23, at 6:45 p.m., at Mi Ranchito, 710 W. Main Street, Immokalee, Fl 34142, (239) 657-1766. The club will be discussing the 2014 elections from governor to school board, and other topics concerning Immokalee. Dr. Kathy Ryan will be available for questions regarding her campaign for the School Board. The meetings are open to all.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.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).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 in need of social and academic assistance..Pace is a free year round day parogbrm that provides girls and young women with the opportunity for a better future. No cost to families. Call 239-842-5406 for information or to set up a tour or go to www.Pace Center.org/collier.Mustang 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.Little 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 William Trevino 239-324-3072 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 www.ImmokaleeSeminoles.com. You may register Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Print Shop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. HERE’S MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. RABIES $10 € PARVO $12 € Half Price Boarding €FOR CASH ONLY!Partners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available.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. LOWEST PRICE EVERYDAY! 3 Immokalee Bulletin September 18, 2014 Community Briefs There is an old adage that ‘seeing is believing’ and for many Americans, the video of Ray Rice punching his thenanc Janay Rice inside the elevator of an Atlantic City casino and dragging her unconscious body through the doors delivered a sharp slap of reality that we face every day at The Shelter. The 49 seconds of elevator footage catapulted Rice’s two-game penalty to an inde nite suspension of his football career, but more importantly spiraled the issue of domestic violence straight into our homes, our work places and our daily lives. There is plenty of blame to go around as to the mishandling of this case. We can point ngers at the legal system, NFL leadership, Ray Rice and oh yes, there is abundant blame directed at the victim Janay Rice. I would like to focus my comments on the bigger picture. For too long domestic violence has been seen as a ‘woman’s issue,’ giving men license to tune out and largely be erased from the conversation. Victim blaming is pervasive in our society, as evidenced in Janay Rice’s highly publicized apology for “her role” in her own beating. Many ask why did she marry him why does she stay? The real questions should be directed at the abuser the source of the problem. As a society, we should be asking why does he beat his partner? – why does he abuse young children? why does he rape? The answer to these questions and the solution to change patterns of abuse lies in the hands of men themselves. Silence, as too long demonstrated by the NFL, is a form of consent. We need to break the silence and we need more men willing to step forward as allies in our efforts to end violence and abuse. In 2008, an all-male group of Shelter supporters did just that by establishing Gentle’men Against Domestic Violence. Inspired by The Shelter’s ground-breaking Raising Gentle’men program, these role models provide funding and support to stop the generational cycle of abuse. Raising Gentle’men has been presented to more than 2,000 young men in local middle and high schools, challenging their beliefs about men, women and their roles in society. Traditional stereotypes of men as controlling, aggressive and gaining power through violence are replaced with truths that men can be gentle, compassionate and kind without risking their ‘manhood.’ The Shelter is proud of these highly recognized community leaders who have stepped forward to take ownership of this issue to positively impact the lives of our mothers, daughters, sisters, and loved ones who are routinely impacted by gender violence. “The Raising Gentle’men program will have the longest running effect on reducing domestic violence in our community,” explains GADV founding member Jim Jessee. “Bringing this concept to men and boys who are most likely to be involved in an incident of domestic violence is attacking the problem at the grassroots level. We must continue to expand this program.” If you are a gentle’man who wants to help prevent, protect and prevail over domestic violence in your community, call me at 239-775-3862. Change begins with you. Linda Oberhaus Executive Director, The Shelter for Abused Women & Children Domestic violence: Unfortunately, seeing is believing Linda Oberhsau

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4 Immokalee Bulletin September 18, 2014 Submitted photoiTECH Relay for Life TeamGet Your Pink On! Pre-order Breast Cancer awareness shirt from iTECH’s Relay for Life team and help ght cancer October 6-10. $12.00 sizes s, m, l, xl; $15.00 sixes 2XL, 3XL. Black or white available. Email your order to: Jamie Flatley at atlj@collierschools. com. Submitted photoLPNs to graduateThe iTech Health Sciences Program will be graduating 18 new Practical Nurses on Monday, October 13 at 6:00 p.m. The ceremony takes place at iTech in the conference center. This hardworking group of students is now completing their nal practicum at various clinics, schools and facilities in Immokalee and throughout Collier County. A big thank you to the training partners and funding agencies in the area who continue to support our Health Sciences programs and ensure that well trained, work-ready individuals are out there caring for the people of our community. The graduating class, under the expert training of their instructor, Linda Moseley RN, MSN includes: Rosa Benavides, Christina Clark, Marie Clement, Christina Hinojosa, Jean-Robert Joinis, Cynthia Jones, Araceli Lucas-Garcia, Maria Macias, Loydie Melidor, Cindy Morales-Giron, Brianna Presas, Gabriela Raya, Elvira Salazar-Ramirez, Yajaira Santiago, Magali Torres-Hernandez, Esther Vani, Kimberly West and Tia Williams.

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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. PACE Collier at Immokalee nearly doubles last year’s proceeds! With a record breaking 3500 dresses and a number of new and returning sponsors the Collier center was positioned to succeed. The Love That Dress! event not only is a feel good community event but brings together local businesses, volunteers and community partners. PACE Collier at Immokalee is reporting $112,000 was raised for PACE at the 4th annual event held August 23rd at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Title Sponsor White House Black Market had an even bigger presence this year by providing thousands of pieces of jewellery that were sold for $5 and $10 dollars each. In addition, a plus size collection of dresses from the label Queen Grace were donated by PACE Board Member Marina Lamitini; giving women of all sizes the opportunity to buy beautiful dresses at rock bottom prices! Love that Dress! is not all about dresses but also about the girls PACE serves in Immokalee. The proceeds from the event give PACE the opportunity to help the girls with counselling, healthcare, food and clothing needs as well as provide incentives that keep girls in school and engaged in learning. “I am in awe of the army of individuals that had a hand in the success of Love That Dress! 2014! From my Dream Team Leadership Committee, Sponsors, Volunteers, the businesses that held dress collection parties, the women who donated dresses, and the women who bought them, it was truly amazing to be a part of this event. What a w onderful, caring community we belong to and what a huge difference it will make for our girls that attend PACE. A big thank you to that army and all of Collier County!” says Libby Fero, Love That Dress! Collier Chair. “It takes a village and a family to make this type of event a success” reports Executive Director Marianne Kearns. “We were destined for success with our phenomenal event Chair Libby Fero, the support of returning sponsors and new big sponsors such as J ulie Diermeier, Honorary Chair Judy Green, A ll About Closets, BURN by Rocky Patel and Just Like Family Home Care. It continues to be the best “Friend-Raiser” in town!” PACE Center for Girls, Inc. is a non-residential juvenile delinquency prevention and intervention program targeting the unique needs of girls, ages 12 to 18, facing challenges such as physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, foster care, neglect, death of a parent, family history of incarceration and declining grades. 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 www.pacecenter.org/collier. Obituaries should be submitted to t he Immokalee Bulletin by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com. Celebrations .newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? Birthday? Holiday? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineFor a modest charge, each package includes: and family Submit your good news today at Obituaries 5 Immokalee Bulletin September 18, 2014 Submitted photo/ Cheryl McDonnelLove That Dress!AT LEFT: Libby Fero, Chair, and Judy Green, Honorary Chair. AT RIGHT: First row from left: Jamie Thompson, Kayla Schuslerman and Stephanie Kittredge. Top row: Marianne Kearns and Elizabeth Brumm. PACE Collier’s Love That Dress! raises $112,000John Felder CharltonFELDA — John Felder Charlton passed away September 4, 2014, at his home in Felda. John was born in Savannah, Ga. January 20, 1919, and grew up in Ft. Lauderdale. He moved to Felda with his family in 1961. He is survived by his wife, Jewel Dunaway Charlton; son, John D. Charlton; daughters, Jane C. Selman and Christine E. Charlton; and grandchildren, Leif Selman, Kari Thurmond, Beck Selman, Laura Charlton and Joel Charlton. A celebration of John’s life will take place 3 p.m., Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 1679 Perry Rd., Felda, FL 33930. In lieu of owers please send donations to Experimental Aircraft Association, Harrison Ford Education Scholarship Challenge: EAA, PO Box 3086, Oshkosh, WI 54903. Indicate: For John F. Charlton memorial.

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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 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Houses RentCHA Management NOW has truly Affordable 2, 3, & 4 Bedroom units available for immediate move-in. Call 239.657.3649 for an appointment and ask about our MoveIn Specials!!!! Farm 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 off 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 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Business & Service Directory AUCTIONKeiths Towing 903 Alachua St. Immokalee, FL 34142 239-657-5741 Auction Date: 9/29/14 @ 9a.m. 2007 GMC VIN#1GKFK16347J210492 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 6 Immokalee Bulletin September 18, 2014 READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!

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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: Jdooley@ussugar.com 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. 7 Immokalee Bulletin September 18, 2014 Christmas Around the World: Time to plan! Dear Past and Future Participants and Entrants: The Immokalee Christmas Around the World Committee and the Collier County Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting its 23rd Annual Christmas Parade and Gala on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. The Parade and Gala events occur in the evening and dress is festive casual to t the occasion (and weather). Christmas Around the World is a Community Event. Activities include a lighted night parade followed by a Christmas Gala at our community swimming pool with lots of food, games, music, machine-produced snow, our own Immokalee Talent contestants and lots of other entertainment. The highlight of the Christmas Gala is the Grand Finale that features the arrival of Santa Claus, via helicopter, courtesy of the Seminole Tribe of Immokalee. The Seminole Casino provides a free book to any kid who takes a picture with Santa during the celebration. The parade will again feature a oat competition, If you prefer a pre-packaged oat, please go online to www.FestiveFloats.com for details regarding a ready-made oat with costs (separate from sponsorship) and availability. The parade starts at 5:30 p.m. with a mandatory line-up time of 4:00 p.m. The parade route will start on the corner of Carver and First (1st) Streets directly across from the Seminole Casino and continue on a path that leads to the Immokalee High School's football eld parking lot. While unloading all oats, parents must pick up their children at the High School football eld only. The Gala will start immediately thereafter at the Immokalee Soccer Field across our Immokalee High School. We want you to participate in our Parade and Gala. Partial proceeds from this Parade & Gala will go towards two scholarships per year to deserving Immokalee High School Seniors who plan to advance through higher education. The remaining funds will be used by Parks & Recreation to offset Gala Event expenditures. Because of budget restricts, Parks and Recreation will be charging an entrance fee of $1.00 to all persons 36 inches and taller. However, we desperately need your continued support and sponsorship. We hope that you will con rm your interest through one of our sponsorship/ donor options. Please make your check payable to: Immokalee Chamber of Commerce/ Christmas Parade, and mail to: 1390 N. 15th Street, Suite 200, Immokalee, FL 34142. Please contact the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce at (239) 657-3237 or e-mail us to ecoc@comcast.net for further information. Forms can be faxed to (239) 658-0702. THANKS for your support!!! Sincerely, Cherryle Thomas @(239)-657-0080,Chair of Event "Christmas with Countries around the Globe" No Duplication of Themes-Please call in your Theme selection immediately. he Parade Committee needs the following information. If you are planning to participate in our annual Christmas Gala and Parade to be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 @ 5:30. The Parade will line up in the eld across from the Seminole Casino, corner of 1st Street and Carver Street. You must be in line by 4:30 for the deputies to close roads. You can start lining up as early as 2:00 on Saturday afternoon. 1. The entry fee for ALL oats is $5.00. Make check payable to Christmas Around the World Parade. 2. Name of person or organization: 3. Current address, city, zip of participants 4. Current contact numbers: 5. Email address: 6. Brief description of your entry. For example; car oats, marching band or any type of walking entry. 7. Every entry must have a re extinguisher by Florida Fire Code Statue. 8. All entries must have CHRISTMAS LIGHTS and CHRISTMAS MUSIC 9. There is only one SANTA in our parade and he is the last oat in the Christmas Parade. 10. Name of Your Theme: 11. All parade entries after the parade must go directly into Immokalee High School Football eld. Parents must pick up their children and come across the street to the Gala. You will be judged on the following criteria: 25 pts Theme of Float 25 pts Name of the Hemisphere your Country falls under 25 pts Organization Signage 25 pts Imagination/Creativity Which Group do you want to be judged in? O Non Pro t/School/Youth O Commerical Business NOTE: There will be Port-a-lets available on the premises for staging. Please bring plenty of uids to drink while waiting.Little Mr. & Miss Snow akeThe Immokalee Chamber will hand out 2 jars to each participating child to be placed at businesses around Immokalee/Ave Maria from Nov. 1stDec. 1 st One Penny = One vote. Other monetary denomination will be allowed. A picture of the child must be placed on the jar with the wording that they are raising money for the contest, all proceeds bene t Christmas Scholarships. Family and friends can raise money as well and may purchase additional jars if desired. Children must be dressed in Christmas themed attire @ coronation. ALL money jars must be turned in by Tuesday, Dec. 2nd by noon in order to be eligible for participation! Winners will be crowned at the Christmas tree lighting on First Street Plaza "Immokalee Zocalo" Friday Dec. 5 th @ 6pm. ** Children must be present to WIN ** Grand Prize with visit from Santa on Christmas Day! Open to kids 0-6 years of age 1 penny = 1 vote Pick up an application at the Chamber Of ce 1300 N. 15th Street, Ste 2 or call Mariela Romero at (239) 658-0704 mromero@ rst1bank.com The Immokalee Cross Country team will be hosting the Southwest Florida Cross Country Festival on September 27. 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 also looking for a helping hand and are looking for volunteers to help with the coordination of the meet, activities that will range from course set-up/clean up, concession stand, and much more. For more information please contact Hugo Gijon (hvgijon@gmail.com).Thank You for your time! We are also in dire need of a Sponsors for Awards and concession! I.H.S. Cross Country to host festival Dems to meetThe Democratic Club of Immokalee will meet on Tuesday, September 23, at 6:45 p.m., at Mi Ranchito, 710 W. Main Street, Immokalee, Fl 34142, (239) 657-1766. The club will be discussing the 2014 elections from governor to school board, and other topics concerning Immokalee. Dr. Kathy Ryan will be available for questions regarding her campaign for the School Board. The meetings are open to all.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 5:307:30 p.m. on Monday, September 22, in the Golden Gate High School gymnasium (2925 Titan Way). Approximately 100 colleges and universities will send representatives to College Night 2014. Throughout the evening, students and parents will have the opportunity to visit with the various college and university representatives. Representatives will provide information about programs offered, entrance requirements, expenses, nancial aid, campus life, and more.I.H.S. reunionCome out and talk about old times & catch up. the IHS class of 1985 is sponsoring a reunion o f sorts, inviting Class of 1982-1988 The Seniors when we were Freshman and the Freshmen when we were Seniors. September 19, 2014 4:00-9:00 p.m. at Immokalee Communit y Park at the Pavilion-321 N. 1st Street-(239) 657-4459. (Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided until they run out).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 I f 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 1-239-947-9943.Sign up for Pace Girls CenterNow enrolling. Individual attention. Grades 6-12 in need of social and academic assistance..Pace is a free year round day parogbrm that provides girls and young women with the opportunity for a better future. No cost to families. Call 239-842-5406 for information or to set up a tour or go to www.Pace Center.org/collier.Mustang 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 p assen g ers! Tro p hies Community Briefs

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