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On Sunday, September 21, 2014, President Bill Clinton and Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton honored the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) For “defending The human Rights of Farmworkers across the United States.” The Global Citizen Award was presented to the CIW by Eva Longoria, Executive Producer of Food Chains, A lm chronicling the work of the CIW. The CI W received the award alongside actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Atifete Jahjaga, The President of Kosovo. President Barack Obam a also spoke at The Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. President Bill Clinton said of the CIW’s Fair Food Program: “I want to close by saying the most astonishing thing politically in the world we’re living in today… is our Immokalee honorees. We heard our rst speaker say that 20 years ago he was an 18-year-old farmworker… The idea that 20 years later, you could have gotten the biggest companies in the world to agree to use their market power to clean up the labor conditions, to raise the wages to decent wages. You know, all over the world there are people just like you that are 18, who think that their only option is to pick up a gun or a bomb, and you proved them wrong.” Eva Longoria introduced the CIW, drawing on her own involvement in the struggle for farmworker justice: “I chose to advocate for farmworkers early in my life. Not because I was a farmworker, I was not. Not because anyone in my family were farmworkers, they were not. I chose to advocate for them because I eat food. I care about where it’s grown, how it’s grown and in the people that pick it. We are the most well fed nation in the world, and the people who pick our food often go to bed hungry.” Lucas Benitez and Greg Asbed, co-founders of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, accepted the award on behalf of the organization. Lucas Benitez: “Of course, we’d also like to thank the Clinton Global Initiative, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton and Chelse a Clinton for this award, which will only add to the growing visibility of the thousands o f poor communities, from Immokalee to Bangladesh, where multinational corporations sew, grow and assemble the products we all consume. In these communities, horri c tragedies and instances of dehumanizing abuse have darkened the headlines over and over again: unsafe factories, workers forced to labor against their will, a culture of sexual harassment and violence without redress. CIW honored with Global Citizen Award Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County Thursday, September 25, 2014 Vol. 47 No. 39 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantHard at workStudent studing at one of the Immokalee High School academies. See the story on page 4 of this weeks paper. Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that occurred on CR 846 east of County Line Road at 6:49 a.m. this morning (September 22). Joseph Augustus, 46, of Riviera Beach was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital in critical condition. He was driving a 2010 Nissan and, according ot FHP, was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Twelve passengers from the second vehicle, a 1988 International bus, and the driver w ere all transported to Hendry Regional Medical Center, and another ve were transported to LeHigh Regional Hospital. All 45 of the bus passengers sustained minor injuries. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Mr. Augustus was traveling westbound on CR 846 (Immokalee Road) while the bus driven by Silverio Ramirez-Santiago, 56, of Immokalee, was eastbound on the same road. The Nissan crossed the center line and the bus driver attempted to steer toward the right grass shoulder to evade a collision. The left front of the Nissan struck the left front of the bus, then rotated and came to face northeast in the north grass shoulder. It is unknown if anyone on the bus was wearing a seatbelt. The bus came to a nal rest in the south grass shoulder facing southeast. The collision is still under investigation. Crash on CR 846 leaves 45 with injuries Submitted photos/ Marley MoynahanLucas Benitez and Greg Asbed commenting after accepting the Global Citizens Award on behalf of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in New York September 21. See Award — Pa g e 2


2 Immokalee Bulletin September 25, 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. 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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 For these workers, the traditional models of corporate social responsibility have failed them often with tragic consequences. And so we asked a simple question: What if we as workers ourselves, designed our own social responsibility program to protect our own human rights?” Greg Asbed: “That simple question enabled us to design in partnership with Florida’s $650 million dollar tomato industry and a dozen of the world’s largest retail food corporations a new way forward that we call Workerdriven Social Responsibility. This model led to the Fair Food Program, a social responsibility program that is designed and enforced by the very workers whose rights it is intended to protect, in collaboration with the growers and retail food companies whose risks it has mitigated with unprecedented success. With this approach, we’ve seen almost unimaginable change happen in only three growing seasons, including a near total reduction in the sexual harassment and violence against women in the elds, the injection of over $15 million into farm labor payrolls to address grinding generational poverty and, perhaps most dramatically, the elimination of forced labor in an industry once dubbed “Ground Zero for ModernDay Slavery” by federal prosecutors. Indeed, in 2010, our colleague Laura Germino stood with then Secretary of State Clinton to receive the State Department’s “Hero” award for our help in prosecuting slavery in Florida’s elds. Today, just four short years later, we have traveled the road from prosecution to prevention, eliminating slavery altogether through the strict market consequences that underlie the Fair Food Program. Today our program is poised to expand into new states and new crops, and we couldn’t be more excited about the future for low-wage workers, not just in Florida, but around the world. The vast promise of marketbased, workerdriven social responsibility is only no w beginning to unfold, but the CGI Global Citizenship Award will surely provide an incomparable boost to our efforts to establish this important breakthrough as the gold standard for the protection and expansion o f fundamental human rights.” Greg Asbed and Laura Germino were also accompanied by a very special guest. Their nine-yeaer-old son, Isaiah Germino Asbed, a student at Upthegrove Elementar y school, had this to say about his experience: “This is a huge moment for me, and I kno w that not many 9 year-olds have done this. I’m really excited to go see so many famous people, and I’m also just really proud of m y parents, that they could get this incredible award. And I’m really at a loss for words otherwise.” AwardContinued From Page 1 by Maribel De ArmasHave plans for Saturday? If you have a child attending Collier County Public Schools (CCPS), there’s an event that you may want to consider attending. The district’s Annual Title I Academic Family Engagement Summit will be held on Saturday (September 27) from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Golden Gate High School (2925 Titan Way) in Naples. From what I hear, it is set to be an informative event with workshops that will improve parents’ understanding of educational issues and provide strategies for helping children achieve academic success. It’s all about providing parents with the right tools to help their children succeed in school. There will be an opening presentation and then parents will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of workshops focusing on academic achievement, special education, early education, scholarships, career opportunities and much more. I’ve included a listing of the workshop titles at the end. Community providers will also be on-hand with valuable information, plus we’ll be offering free resources for parents, fun activities and prizes for kids. Spanish and Creole translators will be available, refreshments will be served, and child care will be provided. It sounds like an all-around phenomenal event. As I mentioned, the event is going to be held in Naples, but there’s a convenient way for parents in Immokalee to attend. You see, CCPS will be providing transportation to Golden Gate High bright and early on Saturday morning. If you’re interested, make sure to be at Immokalee High School by 8:00 a.m. on Saturday. We will have transportation waiting for you there to take you to the Parent Summit. On the ip side of that, once the event is over at 1:00 p.m., you will be taken back to Immokalee High School. So, I encourage you to make Saturda y morning family day and join us for this great Family Engagement Summit. See you there! WORKSHOP TITLES Career Pathways Florida Kid Care Using Learning Styles to Reach All Learners Effective Parent/Teacher Conferences Connecting Across All Differences Scholarship Options Conscious Discipline Immunization, School, and Dental Health Helping with Homework Bullying Prevention Planning for Life After High School Differentiated Instruction Students First SR 29 north of Farm Worker Way: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect the northbound lane closed for crews to repair underground utilities. Drivers should use caution as crews work in the roadway. CR 31/Airport Pulling Road at North Horseshoe Drive: Construction project: Work begins to replace traf c signals and illuminated street signs, install a traf c separator, and resurface the intersection. Work occurs during daytime and nighttime hours. Crews are placing construction signs and erosion control, and locating utilities. Drivers should use caution traveling in this area. Estimated completion is spring 2015. The contractor is Wright Construction Group. US 41 from Catalina Drive to Lakewood Boulevard: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect the westbound lane closured from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. for crews to install culvert pipe. Drivers should use caution as crews work near the roadway. US 41 (Tamiami Trail East) from SR 951 to Greenway Road: Construction project: Crews continue work to expand two-lane US 41 to six lanes from SR 951 to Joseph Lane and to four lanes from Joseph Lane to Greenway Road. A 30-foot median will separate northbound and southbound travel lanes. The project also includes a 10foot multi-use pathway along southbound travel lanes and a six-foot sidewalk parallel to northbound lanes. Median openings spaced throughout the project allow for left turns and U-turns. Crews also replace the traf c signal at Manatee Road. Crews are currently relocating utilities, constructing culverts, installing underground storm drainage, and working on the bridge over Henderson Creek. Motorists should be aware of construction vehicles and equipment enter and exit the roadway. The contractor expects to complete work by fall 2016. The design/build team is Wantman Group Inc. /Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC. US 41 from Rattlesnake Hammock Road to Guilford Road: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect the outside northbound lane closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays for crews to install concrete utility poles. Drivers should use caution and expect slow moving traf c. US 41/9th Street North from 7th Street North to Orchid Drive: Construction project: Crews add landscaping in the median and decorative brick pavers in areas along the project. Work occurs during daytime and nighttime hours. Motorists should expect daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and nighttime/overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Drivers should use caution as crews work in this area. Estimated completion is spring 2015. The contractor is Wright Construction Group. US 41 from Highland Woods Boulevard to Spring Creek: Maintenance contract project: Crews are replacing sod along the northbound roadway during daytime hours. Motorists should use caution while workers are near the travel lanes. US 41 from Spring Creek to Old 41 Road: Maintenance contract project: Maintenance contract project: Crews are replacing sod along the northbound roadwa y during daytime hours. Motorists should use caution while workers are near the travel lanes. Road Watch


As they waited for the Clinton Global Citizen Award ceremony to get underway, Coalition of Immokalee Workers sent a quick dispatch from the streets of New York! Over a dozen CIW members joined people from all over the globe — New York families, Superstorm Sandy survivors, indigenous groups, Chinese farmworkers, and everyone in between — in what is being called “the largest march against climate change in the history of the planet.” Organizers estimate that a record-breaking 310,000 individuals came out to join the People’s Climate March, lling the city’s streets from the heights of Central Park down to lower Manhattan. The experience spurred this powerful reection from CIW’s Lupe Gonzalo: “As farmworkers, we are deeply affected by climate change and environmental degradation. First, it affects our work — extreme temperatures and other impacts of climate change have a direct impact on farmworkers. Second, and most importantly, we are all connected. We all must ght for a better future, and in order for us to leave a better world for our children, we must have clean air, clean water, and sustainable energy. It is time the major corporations contributing to climate change to take responsibility for their actions and to start protecting the environment. The planet is the most important gift that we have.” HERE’S MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. SATURDAYS ONLY!SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL 8:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m.1095 N. 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The new classi cation took effect September 1, 2014. The ISO recently completed a review of the re district’s capabilities and upgraded the rating from the previous split Class 5/9. The Class 3 applies to properties within 1,000 feet of a re hydrant and within 5 miles of a re station; the Class 3X applies to all other properties within the District. ISO Public Protection Classi cations range from Class 1 to Class 10, with one being the top score and 10 being no recognized re protection. ISO’s Public Protection Classi cation (PPC) Program plays an important role in the underwriting process at insurance companies. Communities whose PPC improves may bene t from lower insurance premiums. The new ISO rating was based on an on-site review of the following:  Fire Department Operations – staf ng, training, response times, vehicles, equipment, and maintenance of vehicles and equipment;  Water Supply – suf ciency for re protection beyond normal daily consumption, re hydrant maintenance, ow testing, inspection program, and number of re hydrants within 1,000 feet of structures;  Emergency Communications – receipt and dispatching of re calls, dispatch system, and radio system  Community Risk Reduction – re prevention inspections of commercial properties, re safety education programs (community, schools, and organizations), re safety programs (such as re. Out of 49,010 recognized re departments in the country, only 2,410 are rated Class 3, 750 Class 2, and 60 Class 1, placing Immokalee Fire Control District among the top 7% of ISO rated re departments in the country. The Immokalee Fire Control District would like to thank Immokalee Water and Sewer District, Ave Maria Utilities, and the Collier County Sheriff’s Of ce Communications Center for their part in the assessment process and the new rating. Chief Anderson encourages all propert y owners within the Immokalee Fire Control District to contact your insurance agent and review your insurance coverage to ensure that you are being credited with the new rating. Immokalee Fire Control District ISO rating improves for 2014 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 setup/clean up, concession stand, and much more. For more information please contact Hugo Gijon ( 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 Collier County Housing and Human Services (HHS) have teamed up with Coast2CoastRX to provide savings on the high cost of prescription drugs. Through this partnership, Collier County HHS is making free prescription discount cards available to Collier County residents. Participants could save up to 75 percent off the retail price of prescription medications, and can use the card at more than 60,000 participating pharmacies across the country. Even the furry family members can bene t from this program as many pet prescriptions are covered. “We are happy to be able to provide the means to nancial relief to those that need it in Collier County,” said HHS Director Kimberley Grant. “Health care can be the detriment to a family’s nances, especially when prescriptions are needed but not covered b y insurance; this is when programs like this become a necessity.” The Coast2CoastRX Prescription Discount Card can be used by all Collier Count y residents. To obtain a Free Discount Prescription Card, call 1-800-931-8872 or visit Users can simply print their card and search for a nearb y provider. Cards may also be obtained at the HHS of ce, located at 3339 Tamiami Trail E., Building H, Room 211. For more information on the Coast2CoastRX Free Prescription Discount Card, please call (239) 252-CARE (2273). Collier County Housing and Human Services provides savings to locals FORT MYERS, Fla. – Sept. 18, 2014 – September is National Literacy Month and the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida (ELC) is seeking volunteers for their 20142015 Literacy Buddies Program. Take a small step to help a Southwest Florida child learn to read and write! Volunteers, called Literacy Buddies, agree to receive letters and book requests from a child in an early learning facility served by the Early Learning Coalition. The Buddy will in turn respond by sending the child a letter and a quality book. The children learn literacy skills through correspondence, and develop an appreciation of reading. These exchanges take place three times In existence for the past six years, the Literacy Buddies program provides children with high quality books to start home libraries. For some of the children, this program is their only opportunity to have books of their own. For more information on the Literacy Buddy Program initiative or to download an application to be a Buddy, please visit our Facebook page, or website, elcofsw .org/downloads-literacy_buddy_project.php. Questions can be directed via email to literacybuddies@elcofsw .org. The Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida exists to enhance the quality of children’s lives by providing low-income families, early childhood educators, caregivers and community partners in Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties, with opportunities to positively impact the future. For details on our many services or to donate, please visit elcofsw .org or call (239) 935-6194. V olunteers needed to aid in literacy development CIW joins over 300,000 in march in advance of award ceremony


by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin The essence of education has always been to prepare young people for their future. Immokalee High School is always looking for ways to improve young people’s v ision for tomorrow. This year, the Collier County School District, including I.H.S. is bringing a whole new concept to students, dubbed academies. I.H.S. is providing two academies at this time: Engineering Academy and IT Academy. I.H.S. Engineering instructor is Frederick Rimler, who said it uses an online computer based course on line Learning Management style the same as FGCU. Mr. Rimler is the head of the Science Department and his personal background is in teaching science and AP physics and science. He has been planning for 1.5 years and earned full National Academy Foundation (NAF) certi cation last year. The NAF curriculum targets at-risk students and governs all career academies for the district coordinating both the Engineering and IT courses through project based learning. All lessons connect the units to the class’ nal project. Students work in small groups The class has already nished a cable car competition and is now working on a puzzle cube their rst major project. There are 60 engineering students in class, mainly boys, but the girls in the class are really interested, Mr. Rimler points out. Classes encompass engineering skills from simple to complex For the puzzle cube they work on sketching, learn shading and brainstorm shapes for small blocks that must t together perfectly to form a cube. They start with 27 small blocks to make own design and t them together into a 3D cube. After building each project, students must write sample a design brief, proposal and solution, just as if they were working for a real client. At the end of the class students will be certi ed in auto desk inventor. Edgerrin Washington, a tenth grader, said he talked to his mom in 9th grade about taking the engineer academy. He liked the idea of having more creativity and the ability to use new software. She agreed it would be a good opportunity to take the elective this y ear. She agreed that he needs a plan for his future. Edgerrin said Mr. Rimler makes the class great fun, but acknowledges that it’s still w ork. Their rst project was to make a 54-inch paper bridge in their group. For their next project, a working cable car, Edgerrin was responsible for safety. He said he’s always loved to build things and added that he needs to practice his sketching to really be successful in the engineering eld it’s the hardest part for him. Edgerrin also loves to play basketball and is a long jumper in track. So a Villa, 14, is a freshman with an interest in building things and helping her community. She loves to sketch and draw but nds making presentations the hardest part for her. She plans to join the Key Club and Beta Club in order to help her community and to balance the practical and caring sides of her personality. IT Academy instructor Steven Becker has a background in computers and math with a BS computer science. He taught computer programming two years and was adjunct faculty at a university. Ms. Ada Campos teaches the rst year Intro to Technology class in the IT Academy, and prepares the students for Mr. Becker’s Intro to Programming in their second year. Mr. Becker said the course lls a need for these “digital natives” who need a tech driven curriculum. The IT Academy includes job-related skills shadowing and interning as well as guest speakers. The class will design and build computer games with graphic design and creative visual outlets. Students will earn certi cation in Intro to Tech Microsoft Of ce. It’s a multi year program and Immokalee students are getting the bene t of NAF’s 30 years in curriculum. He said a NAF certi cation may provide an advantage the hiring preference by some businesses. Freshman Alex Hernandez freshman is in both the Engineering and IT Academies. He’s excited about the school year, saying, “Engineering is cool. I want to be mechanical engineer some day.” He had decided on that in the fth grade. He has a cousin studying engineering and began read up on the subject. He was drawn in by the imagination and creativity of the subject and is hoping he can combine IT and engineering in his future career. Alex also plays football is a wide receiver and split end on the freshman team. He’s thinking about lacrosse, too. He said he enjoys building things hands on projects and science and says he hasn’t come up against anything too dif cult in the engineering class yet, but he did say it can be dif cult to keep up when you get hung up on a problem. IT also attracts Alex. He is open to building his own game using code to visualize what you want on screen. Alex said he loves and math. It comes easily to him and naturally ties in with IT and engineering. Mr. Becker said the class has a “menu” approach using data basics and networking a with the business community as the advisory committee. He said the course will give students a broad exposure to computer science. The academy takes a wide approach with no academic requirement and will bridge any shortcomings in English and math students might have. It’s an extra investment in kids for success The academies will receive a NAF report card yearly to ensure that they meet the criteria. NAF personnel also do on-site visits and students are tested before their certi cation exam. The Immokalee academies are linked with other established academies with teachers visiting Miami Gardens classes and learning from them. The academies have a four-year curriculum with standards and objectives as well as latitude in teaching styles. It is hoped a third academy, Finances, will join the Engineering and IT courses. 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 September 25, 2014 I.H.S. academies open path to engineering, IT Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantSo a Villa looks forward to learning all she can at the IHS Engineering Academy.


5 Immokalee Bulletin September 25, 2014 Immokalee, Fla. (Sept. 18, 2014) – Lipman – North America’s largest open eld tomato grower – recently received the Pillar of the Community Award at the 2014 Excellence in Industry Awards, presented by The Partnership for Collier’s Future EconomyTM and The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. The honor recognizes corporate and individual distinction in making Collier County the best place to live and do business. Since its founding, Lipman has supported numerous events that give back to Collier County through education. Each year, the company sponsors a Golf Classic that bene ts the Redlands Christian Migrant Association’s three charter schools and 70 child-care centers. Lipman also organizes an annual backpack and school supplies drive for local children, and has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships to area high school and college students. “Service is part of our culture, and Lipman is honored to be recognized for our w ork and commitment to Collier County,” said Jaime Weisinger, community relations director at Lipman. “It’s very rewarding to make a positive difference in the lives of our neighbors and employees.” For more information about Lipman, visit About Lipman Lipman grows tomatoes and vegetables throughout North America, providing dependable year-round fresh produce through an integrated network of people and facilities in research & development, farming, processing, and repacking. Farms in Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, California and Mexico – totaling tens of thousands of acres – allow Lipman to grow and ship fresh produce 365 days a year. Based in Immokalee, Fla., Lipman is an industry leader in sustainable agriculture, food safety and the delivery of high-quality produce. For more information, visit Lipman wins Pillar award at 2014 ceremony Submitted photoJulie Schmelzle, Chairman, The Partnership for Collier’s Future Economy, David Lipman, Darren Micelle, chief operating of cer at Lipman, and John S. Cox, President and CEO, The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Big Cypress National Preserve will initiate a wilderness eligibility assessment for all lands in the original Preserve as a part of the backcountry access plan and environmental impact statement (EIS) being prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). The Preserve rst initiated public scoping for the backcountry access plan in the fall of 2013. “Public comments received during the scoping period recognized a need for the Preserve to identify areas eligible for Wilderness designation as a part of this planning effort to identify offroad vehicle (ORV) secondary trails, nonmotorized trails, and a camping management approach within the Preserve. This step is consistent with National Park Service policy and is necessary to ensure a thorough and defensible planning process” said Superintendent Ramos. The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. Experience Your America! Assessment initiated for preserve


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Please apply online at CHC is an EEO Employer 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! 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 Time Employment Full Time BENEFITS MANAGER The Bene ts Manager will assist in the development and administration of all company bene t programs including health and welfare, 401k and pension plans. Emphasis is on providing analytical and technical support to ensure data integrity, operational accuracy and compliance with all plan and regulatory requirements. Must be technically pro cient and be able to run reports, analyze data, and perform complex audits and reconciliations. The Bene ts Manager will assist the Director of Compensation and Bene ts to achieve departmental objectives and complete special projects. United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held agribusiness rms. With 2,100 employeeowners, the Company is headquartered on the southern shore of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. In addition to growing, milling and re ning cane sugar, U.S. Sugar owns a short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one of Florida’s foremost producers and processors of oranges and orange juice products. EMAIL Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 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 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Dental EMERGENCY DENTIST 24/7 Urgent Dental Care 7 days a week. Accepting most PPO & Private Insurance. We offer care credit & accept all major credit cards. Call 1-855-683-0990 or 561-683-0990 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 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 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Shop here first! The classified ads 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 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 25, 2014


Free Spay/Neuter Surgery for Immokalee ResidentsFor a limited time, The Humane Society Naples is offering free spay/neuter surgery at its Humane Animal Clinic for Immokalee pet owners. Con rmed residents of the city can schedule their pets' surgery directly by contacting (239) 643-1555 between the hours of 8am 5pm, Monday through Saturday. Pet owners must be able to provide proof of residence within the city limits and must be able to transport and pick up their pets to the Humane Animal Clinic, located at 370 Airport-Pulling Road N. in Naples. To learn more about the free spay/neuter special and to schedule an appointment for your dog or cat, please contact (239) 643-1555.iTECH 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 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 program 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 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. 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 You may register Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Print Shop from 5:30-7:30 p.m.Online off-road vehicle training course availableBig Cypress National Preserve is offering an online opportunity for visitors to complete the off-road vehicle operator course. Since 2000, visitors have been required to take a training course, in person at the offroad vehicle of ce, during of ce hours. For more information about off-road vehicle use at Big Cypress National Preserve, please use the following link: http://www. ce.htm. For details on off-road vehicle permits and access into the national preserve contact our ORV Of ce at 239-6951205. Public Notice NOTICE OF WORKSHOP MEETING There will be a Workshop Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for the Immokalee Water & Sewer District on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at 5:05 p.m., at the of ce of the Immokalee Water & Sewer District, located at 1020 Sanitation Road, Immokalee, Florida 34142. SR 29 SEWER ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Preliminaries A. Roll Call B. Adoption of Agenda 3. Review of Assessment Options 4. Public Comment 5. 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. 467408 IB 9/25/2014 IMMOKALEE WATER & SEWER DISTRICT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Sealed bids will be received by the Immokalee Water & Sewer District at 1020 Sanitation Rd., Immokalee, Florida 34142, until Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM, when they will be opened and publicly read. The bids are concerning: Cleaning Services at the of ces located at 1020 Sanitation Road, Immokalee, FL. Additional information may be obtained at the District website at, or upon application to Eva Deyo, Executive Director, 1020 Sanitation Road, Immokalee, FL 34142 The District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, to waive any informalities, and to re-advertise when deemed in the best interest of the District. The District may reject any proposal that is not submitted in the speci ed format. The District reserves the right to retain all proposals, or to use any ideas in a proposal, whether or not the proposal is selected. There is no implied obligation to reimburse responding entities for any expenses in the development of their proposal. Proposals may not be withdrawn for a period of 180 days after the Bid Opening. Bids may not be submitted by e-mail, telecopy, facsimile, or other electronic method. 467407 IB 9/25/2014 Business & Service Directory AUCTION ROOFING Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981 Cowboy Circle Office (863)675-7045 Fax (863)612-1158 Lic#CCC1325950 Of“ce: (863) 675-704 5 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 7 Immokalee Bulletin September 25, 2014 Public Notice Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Community Briefs


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