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Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County Thursday, October 2, 2014 Vol. 47 No. 40 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Pushing the boundaries of beautySubmitted photos/ Delia LozanoImmokalee hairdresser Delia Lozano is making a name for herself in some very sophistocated society. She’s headed for Las Vegas to compete in the Battle of the Strands 2014, also known as the World Cup of Beauty. Stylists from around the world will compete Monday, October 6, at the Silverton Casino’s Veil Theatre. The competition will be streamed live to only 650 theaters in the country. Delia previously quali ed for the event in Orlando. Her salon is DNS and she also teaches cosmetology at iTECH. This up and coming entrepreneur is a 2001 Immokalee High School graduate. These are some of her creations. Submitted photo/ Bernardo BarnhartFuture votersAmerican Government students enjoyed a presentation on the importance of voting, explaining that students are citizens and have that right. Students also learned the differentiation between party af liations and those most likely to vote based on age, gender and race in Collier County. Front row: Beya Jaramillo, Yesenia Lopez-Vasquez, Nereida Chavarria, Christi Gonzalez, Adolfa Villa, Elizabeth Martinez, Manuel Diaz Quintana. Back row: Jimmy Charles, Shelderson Milfort, Milien Measu. Collier County, Fla.—September 29, 2014: In order to vote in the 2014 General Election, voters must be registered to vote in Florida by 12:00 a.m. (Midnight), Monday, October 6, 2014. A downloadable voter registration form can be found on the Supervisor of Elections page at www.CollierVotes.com under the “Register to Vote” tab. The Supervisor of Elections Of ce, located at the Collier County Government Complex, 3295 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL, is open during regular business hours, which are from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The satellite of ce is located at the North Collier Government Service Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples, FL and is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Persons wishing to register to vote may do so during any of these of ce hours and must be at least 18 years of age, and a citizen of the United States. Registered voters may make corrections to names and addresses at any time during our normal business hours. For questions regarding your registration status, please call (239) 252-VOTE.Mail/Absentee Ballots for the 2014 General Election go outCollier County, Fla.—September 30, 2014: The Collier County Supervisor of Elections Of ce will begin to send its rst mailing of requested ballots to domestic voters for the upcoming General Election. Voters may submit requests online at w ww.CollierVotes.com under the “Vote by Mail” tab. Requests can also be made by calling the Supervisor of Elections Of ce Election 2014: Books close October 4See Vote — Page 2 NAPLES, Fla. (Sept. 29, 2014) – The Immokalee Foundation, an af liate of Take Stock in Children, was recently recognized with a coveted Excellence Award for successfully providing at-risk youth with caring volunteer mentors, college readiness curriculum and college scholarships. The Immokalee Foundation has shown great results with a high school graduation rate of 100 percent with 100 percent of those students entering college with the guidance of 86 mentors from the local community. This is well above Florida’s average high school graduation rate of 57 percent for students living in poverty, with only 28 percent enrolling in college. TIF, currently serving 125 students, received the award at TSIC’s College and Career Readiness Summit. Attracting more than 250 participants from statewide programs, attendees learned from national leaders about the latest data on youth poverty, mentoring, college readiness skills and career pipelines. “This award is a source of great pride to The Immokalee Foundation, and highlights our dedication to changing the lives Foundation earns award in excellence See Award — Page 2

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2 Immokalee Bulletin October 2, 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 at (239) 252-VOTE. By law, ballots cannot be forwarded and can only be delivered to the address on le with the Supervisor o f Elections Of ce. The deadline for voters to request a ballot to be delivered by mail for this election is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29. Voted ballots must be returned to the Supervisor of Elections Of ce, by 7 p.m. on Election Day, November 4, 2014 and can be dropped off or mailed to the Supervisor o f Elections Of ce in the of cial envelope provided. The voter's signature is required on the outside of the ballot return envelope. If you receive a ballot in the mail and decide to vote in person on Election Day, bring their marked or unmarked ballot to their polling location so it can be cancelled. Visit www.CollierVotes.com under the "Mail/Absentee" tab. of students through this program," said Joe Zednik, TIF's chairman. "Our students are counting on us to make the difference in their lives to ensure they succeed academically and professionally." The Immokalee Foundation provides a range of education programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and post-secondary preparation and support, mentoring and tutoring, opportunities for broadening experiences and life skills development leading to economic independence. To learn more about TIF, volunteering as a mentor or for additional information, call 239-430-9122 or visit www. immokaleefoundation.org. Take Stock in Children, a Florida 501(c)3 nonpro t organization, provides mentors, scholarships and hope for Florida's low-income and deserving students. Incorporated in 1995 and maintaining a 96 percent high school graduation rate, TSIC is Florida's agship and most successful mentoring and scholarship program. In every Florida county, TSIC scholars in middle and high school pledge to meet regularly with their mentor, maintain academic standards, and remain drug and crime-free on the way to achieving a high school diploma. The reward for ful lling these commitments is a scholarship to a Florida state college, university or vocational school. To donate, volunteer or learn more about Take Stock in Children, call 888-3224673 or visit www.takestockinchildren.org. Vote Continued From Page 1 Award Continued From Page 1 by Maribel De ArmasVirtually everything is "virtual" today. We depend so heavily on today's technology as we navigate each day. We text, maybe tweet, check Facebook, and most certainly exchange tons of emails. We rely on the Internet for practically everything. Here at the school district we certainly rely on technology and the Internet to help us provide information you may nd important. One example is our Virtual Flyers. Nearly three years ago, Collier County Public Schools went "virtual" with yers which are meant primarily for parents of elementary students. Flyers are posted as "virtual" yers on the district website at www.collierschools.com. You simply go to the home page of the site, scroll down a bit, click on the green backpack (the Virtual Flyers icon) on the left side of the page and voilˆ, you're there. What kind of yers will you nd? These are yers from various community organizations or governmental agencies with offers for some sort of service which is available to your child or news about special events of interest to your child. These are the yers schools used to send home in your child's weekly envelope or folder. By posting these yers online, in the virtual world, we are saving a few trees in the regular world going green, if you will. With 21,000 elementary school students in our 29 elementary schools districtwide, in the past, each community organization or governmental agency wanting to reach each of their homes would have to print 21,000 copies to be sent home. Now, for community organizations or governmental agencies, posting a virtual yer is just about as easy as it is for you to look at them. Now the yers containing the vitally important information that you'd expect to be coming directly from your child's school yers about homework, school activities, PTA/PTO fundraisers, or permission slips for upcoming eld trips are still being printed by the school and sent home with your child in that weekly folder or envelope. Nothing has changed for these communications! So when you go online to do anything on your smart phone, iPhone, iPad, or work, library, or home computer you'll want to take a quick moment to check out the virtual yers. Plus, you'll be able to see all of the yers posted, not just those meant for your child's school. We do realize that not everyone has Internet service on a phone or a computer, so we encourage you to contact your child's school to see how they can help in getting you access to a computer to take a look at our "virtual" yers. Students First Relay For Life Kickoff 2015-a celebrating jump starting another year of Relay For Life in Immokalee. Food, fun and an auction for your team to choose the color they will represent at Relay For Life this year. Come to iTech in Immokalee Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 5 p.m. Each year the Relay For Life Committee honors the Immokalee community for its dedication and support to "celebrate, remember and ght back." RSVP to Mimi Gonzalez at mimigzlz86@gmail.com and how many of your friends and family are going to attend. If you know yourself or a friend that would like to be a part of making Relay For Life Immokalee happen this year, please email mimigzlz86@gmail.com with your name and what you would be interested in doing. Any and all help is appreciated. The Relay For Life program is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. The team-based event provides friends, families, and coworkers the opportunity to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to the disease, and learn more about how to ght back against cancer. While teams are raising much-needed funds, they also raise awareness of the importance of cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and patient support. Every Relay For Life event offers the marketing power of a global movement with a local community impact. Some of the bene ts include: Bolstering your company's image and reputation by aligning with the nation's largest and most respected voluntary health organization. Providing employees a meaningful volunteer experience while building and enhancing employee leadership skills. Creating fun team-building opportunities Demonstrating your commitment and support for employee wellness. Supporting colleagues and their families who may be facing cancer. Help kick off Relay for Life Are you a family member of a child with a disability? Collier County Public Schools' Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Sharing the Commitment Advisory is inviting you to a free one-day conference on Saturday, October 25th, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Coast High School (7878 Shark Way, Naples). The conference, in partnership with the Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS), will offer a variety of training, education, and networking opportunities for parents. Come learn ways to increase family and school collaboration and nd out what strategies your child's teachers will be using in the classroom so you can support participation at home, in school, and in the community! This year's keynote speaker is Vincent J. Varassi, an educational consultant whose practice is devoted to building a bridge to college and career for students. Online registration for the conference is now; just visit www.collierschools/com/ese. Parents are encouraged to check out a description of each of the day's workshops using the same website. To learn more, register, or obtain online support, call 337-8363. ESE conference set for October 25

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As part of a settlement agreement with plaintiffs related to the designation of secondary off-road vehicle (ORV) trails within Big Cypress National Preserve, the National Park Service (NPS) will leave all secondary ORV trails closed until further environmental review and analysis can be completed. The trails were closed on June 2, 2014 as part of the annual 60-day recreational trail closure. Upon lifting of that closure on August 1, 2014 the NPS announced that the secondary trails would remain closed for an additional 60-day period, through September 29, 2014, as further negotiations with plaintiffs were held. The NPS has agreed to leave all secondary trails closed through the completion of a Backcountry Access planning effort. As part of the effort the environmental impact of the secondary trails will be analyzed. “The judge in this case spoke clearly in May of the need to complete further environmental analysis of the secondary trails. We are listening to the judge and will be investing all of our effort to complete this process as expeditiously as possible.” said Pedro Ramos, Superintendent. “My expectation is that the outcome of the analysis will help to permanently de ne secondary trail locations in both, the Addition Lands and the Original Preserve, in a manner that will balance preservation and traditional access into the preserve as our legislation directs us to.” The NPS began the planning effort related to backcountry access in early 2014. More details on the planning process can be found at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ projectHome.cfm?projectID=49334. This most recent planning effort will more clearly de ne management of a variety of backcountry use issues including hiking, camping and secondary ORV trail placement and designation. The Backcountry Access Plan is being completed as part of the NPS’ National Environmental Plolicy Act (NEPA) process. It will provide a variety of opportunities for public review and comment. The NPS anticipates the release and review of draft alternatives of the plan in spring/summer 2015 and estimates that a nal record of decision would be signed in 2016. September 25 – Naples, FL) Education Foundation—Champions For Learning is pleased to announce the Board of Directors for the 2014-15 term as it begins the celebration of the 25th year as an organization. Champions for Learning was founded in 1990 by the community with a passionate desire to recognize innovation in teaching, engage the community in our schools, mentor students and work collaboratively with others. An independent, community-based, nonpro t 501 (c) (3) organization, Champions For Learning brings our community together to invest in innovative practices that enrich the environment for student learning. “Champions For Learning is very proud of the passion and dedication of our board leadership,” remarks Keith Walker, Board Chair. “Each board member brings their time and talent to this organization and makes a remarkable impact as we work to connect students to their future.” “We extend a warm welcome to our newest board members who join us as we embark on our 25th year,” states Susan McManus, President, Champions For Learning. “Together, with our returning members, we are excited to continue to create opportunities that help students and teachers thrive, and achieve their goals. Our organization is so grateful for the exemplary leadership of our board of directors.” Members of Champions For Learning 2014-15 Board of Directors are: Keith Walker, Chair, Jim Hoppensteadt, Immediate Past Chair, Bill Barker, Vice Chair, Brad Galbraith, Vice Chair Lynn Yaeger Davidson, Vice Chair, Mike Boose, Secretar y Mary Cone, Finance Chair, Susan McManus, President Marcelo Alvarez, Carol Boyd, Steve Brinkert, Andrew Buschle, Kathy Connelly, Hunter Hansen, Sharon Hood, Jim Lintzenich, Felix Lluberes, Dick Munro, Jef f Ospina, Greg Pasanen, Dr. Kamela Patton, Gary Personett, Roy Terry, Heather Thomas, George Walters, Jr. Champions For Learning has just earned a 4-star rating for a third consecutive year for sound scal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. According to Ken Berger, President/CEO of Charity Navigator, “Only 12% of the charities we rate have received at least 3 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that The Education Foundation of Collier County— Champions For Learning outperforms most other charities in America. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that your organization adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a scall y responsible way.” To learn more about Champions For Learning, please visit www.ChampionsForLearning.org or call 239-643-4755. Champions for Learning announce 2014-15 board of directors 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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Prior to joining The Shelter, Seaton was the Public Information Of cer for the City of Naples. She earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in management from Hodges University and is a 2014 Leadership Collier graduate. She is the recipient of the 2013 Gulf Shore Business 40 Under 40 Award, 2011 Hodges University Founder’s Award and the 2010 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Collier County Branch Life Blood Award. Seaton and her family moved to Naples 11 years ago from Los Angeles, CA. A 25-year Collier County resident, Tuff served as managing editor for Tuff Publications from 1989-2005 and later as editor of the Collier Citizen for E.W. Scripps from 2005-2010. She comes to The Shelter from the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida (HCN), where she served as Communication Coordinator. Prior to HCN, Tuff served in a public relations capacity for Grace Place for Children and Families and St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School. “We are excited to have Tamika and Kaydee join our team,” said Linda Oberhaus, Executive Director for The Shelter. “Their hands-on knowledge of and connections within this community will be invaluable to promotion of The Shelter and its mission to prevent, protect and prevail over domestic violence through advocacy, empowerment and social change.” The Shelter welcomes Seaton and Tuff Kaydee Tuff Tamika Seaton The Immokalee Peace March & Children’s Fair Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at the Collier County Immokalee Sports Complex, 505 Escambia St. in Immokalee. The Children’s Fair will run from 3-6 p.m., followed by the police-escorted Peace March at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Activities include children’s games, entertainment, food, and prizes. There will also be a talent show and information booths hosted by partner agencies. For more information, please email Josie Means at jpuente@naplesshelter.org. Immokalee Children’s Peace March, fair October 27 Big Cypress trails remain closed for environmental analysis

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NAPLES, Fla. (Sept. 23, 2014) – Elements of re and ice will create a dynamic backdrop for the Guadalupe Center’s signature fundraiser Wednesday, Jan. 14 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples. The annual event, themed “Fire & Ice: Igniting the Flame of Learning,” is chaired by Sandy Vasey and Linda Yost, longtime supporters of the Guadalupe Center. The event helps provide nancial support for education, mentoring and social enrichment programs that provide more than 1,000 children in Immokalee with a better opportunity for a successful future. Fire & Ice will offer a night of live musical entertainment, a gourmet dinner and the opportunity to make on-the-spot donations for college scholarships during “Jump Up.” The event begins with a cocktail reception and a meet-and-greet with high school students enrolled in Guadalupe Center’s Tutor Corps program. “It’s a very special opportunity for our patrons to be able to meet these gifted students and hear rst-hand, personal stories about their challenges, hopes and dreams,” said Vasey. “This past year, we celebrated 14 Tutor Corps graduates who are now enrolled in colleges around the country. We’re thankful to the many patrons who have helped make that possible.” Guests at Fire & Ice also have the chance to bid on experiential and luxury live auction lots. “It’s always fun creating unique experiences for our auctions and Fire & Ice will offer some pretty spectacular live auction lots,” said Yost. Although the auction lots have not of cially been announced, one item in particular has special meaning to the Guadalupe Center’s mission. William Boyajian of Port Royal Jewelers in Naples is customizing a piece of jewelry inspired by one of the center’s students. Yost added, “William has put together a fabulous piece that truly symbolizes the transformative impact that the Guadalupe Center has on the lives of so many children and families in our community. We’re excited to see the nal product that will be unveiled this fall.” Last year’s sold-out event raised $780,000 to support educational programs for the children of Immokalee. Guadalupe Center’s signature event has grown from a small-scale cocktail event to the organization’s largest fundraiser. Funds from Fire & Ice directly bene t the Early Childhood Education, Guadalupe After-school Program and Tutor Corps. For the past eight years, 100 percent of the high school students in Guadalupe’s Tutor Corps program have graduated from high school. Businesses, families and individual philanthropists have the opportunity to support the signature event through six levels of sponsorships priced from $500 to $15,000, which include tickets and acknowledgement in the of cial Fire & Ice program. Individual tickets are available for $500. Guadalupe Center is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty. For more than 30 years, the nonpro t organization has been serving the children and families of Immokalee. Its innovative early childhood education, after-school tutoring, community mentoring and college scholarship programs have earned national recognition, including the top four-star rating by Charity Navigator, America’s leading independent charit y evaluator. For more information about the Guadalupe Center and its signature event, visit www.GuadalupeCenter.org or call 239-6577158. 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 4 Immokalee Bulletin October 2, 2014 Guadalupe plans golf fundraiser for 2015 Submitted photoGuadalupe Center’s Tutor Corps program students. from Immokalee TodayBy next summer Immokalee could have a new economic blueprint for its future as “Florida in the 21st Century.” Development of the plan will be a joint project of the Immokalee CRA, Collier County government and the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, a ve-county intergovernment body based in Fort Myers. The plan will analyze the economic strengths and weaknesses of Immokalee, evaluate realistic opportunities for growth w hich complement the region’s rural setting and develop a strategic plan for sustainable economic development in the decades to come. The project will cost $25,000 and will be funded by a state grant. “Immokalee’s economy focused primarily on agriculture in the past with many farms and packaging plants in the surrounding area,” explains documents prepared for the DEO. “While agriculture remains an important economic base, other economic activities are need to bring diversity and new opportunities. “Recent improvements include the new Ave Maria subdivision less than 10 miles away, plans for a new Walmart store, construction of a new hotel a the Seminole Immokalee Casino, infrastructure investment by the Immokalee CRA to improve sidewalks and drainage and a new vocational school,” the documents continues. “Although these are small developments they indicate an expanding community. “The Immokalee CRA would like to incorporate these improvements, along with other programs it offers to expand and grow the economy and create more opportunities for Immokalee residents in a uni ed, focused strategy.” Those “other programs” to which the documents refer include the community’s designation as a Foreign Trade Zone, a HUB Zone, a Florida Enterprise Zone, a Rural Area of Critical Economic Concern (RACEC) and its inclusion in the Florida Heartland Rural Economic Development Initiative (FHREDI). Economic blueprint for Immokalee on the horizon!

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5 Immokalee Bulletin October 2, 2014 The creation of a Technology Library at the Immokalee Child Care Center has prov ided preschool children with the necessary technological pro ciencies to give them a "jump start" into Kindergarten. The introduction of technology has helped reinforce early literacy, math, cognitive and ne motor skills, as well as, develop language and socio-emotional awareness. Technology can also be used as a means to assist English language learners in their transition from their native language to English. This is similar to the use of a "language lab" used in higher education. However, while the use of technology has become prevalent in our society and used as a modern teaching tool in our schools, families who have not been exposed to the everyday use of a computer may be somewhat intimated when their child comes home from school talking about websites and Wikipedia. A "Parent Technology Day," was held at Immokalee Child Care Center to give parents an opportunity to utilize state of the art technology equipment, such as; i-Pads, a Smart Board and an interactive Smart Table, all loaded with early learning software. Technology Day at Immokalee Child Care Center Submitted photoIntroducing technology to students at Immokalee Child Care Center Submitted photoThe introduction of technology has helped reinforce early literacy, math, cognitive and ne motor skills, as well as, develop language and socio-emotional awareness. September 24, 2014 FORT MYERS, FLORIDA Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) has earned the Military Friendly School designation. FSW is listed in the annual Military Friendly Schools list released by Victory Media for 2015. "FSW strives to offer the best college experience to all students, and recognizes that veterans are searching for colleges that provide support and assistance to them and their families while balancing their military experiences and bene ts," said Denise Thompson, Veteran's Affairs Specialist at FSW. Schools on this list represent the top tier of institutions with leading opportunities for military service members and spouses. "We are so proud of our military men and women and want to help support them in their academic endeavors," said Thompson. "They have all given so much for our freedoms and this is just one small thing we can do for them as they pursue their educational and career goals." About the Military Friendly Schools List (http://militaryfriendly.com/press): The Military Friendly ¨ designation process includes extensive research and datadriven surveys of leading opportunities for the military community in the areas o f employment, education, franchising and cities. The school survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country and are independentl y tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established b y Victory Media. FSW College Designated as Military Friendly IMMOKALEE, Fla. (Sept. 26, 2014) Planned Parenthood of Collier County has doubled the hours of its Immokalee Clinic, making it available two full days each week to women, men and teens seeking information and services related to sexual and reproductive health. The clinic at 419 N. First St., Immokalee, is now open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments are required for most services, but walkins are accepted until 4 p.m. both days for birth control re lls, pregnancy testing and emergency contraception. Staff members speak both English and Spanish. Insurance is accepted, and patients also can pay on a sliding-fee scale. The phone number is 239-262-0301. For more than 40 years, Planned Parenthood of Collier County has offered women medical care and birth control, cancer screenings and family planning services. More than 15,000 patients are served every year. Planned Parenthood of Collier County is an af liate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the nation's largest and longest running family planning organization. In addition to the Immokalee Clinic, women, men and teens visit the health center on Creech Road in Naples and rely on the comprehensive and affordable services to make responsible and informed decisions about sexual and reproductive health. For more information, call 239-2620301 or visit www.plannedparenthood. org/collier-county. Planned Parenthood’s Immokalee clinic now open two days a week Collier County Domestic Animal Services works hard to nd loving homes for all of kinds of animals at the shelter, but this month we are focusing on our canine pals. October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month and we encourage you to make your house a home for one of our many four-legged friends. DAS is offering the October dog adopters a huge savings. All dogs currently available for adoption will be only $10 the entire month of October. That's a $75 savings off the regular $85 adoption fee. Whether you are looking for a running buddy, a best friend or a companion for your children, now is the time to do it. Big or small, DAS has them all. Adoptions can be made from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the shelter, 7610 Davis Blvd., just east of the intersection of Santa Barbara and Davis boulevards. You can check out some of the amazing pets available for adoption at DAS on ou r "Happy Tails" television show. "Happy Tails" airs every night at 7 p.m. on Comcast and Century Link Prism channel 97. Also, th e pets available for adoption are on our website, www.collierpets.com. Adopt a Shelter Dog this October

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CaregiversLocated in Immokalee, Looking for dependable, strong, hard working woman to help take care of disabled woman. Must be able to lift 100 lbs or more... house cleaning & cooking are a must. Please contact Cassie at 863-234-7022 Employment Full Time **HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS**Join a team that supports you professionally and personally Correctional Healthcare Companies is currently seeking top-notch Mental Health professionals to join our team in Moore Haven & South Bay Florida. Mental Health Opportunities Include: PRN (as needed) Mental Health Professional We invite you to take a look at our career opportunities. Please apply online at www.correctioncare.com/careers 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 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 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! 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 Jdooley@ussugar.com 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 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Employment Full Time MAINTENANCE MECHANIC CITRUS PROCESSING Southern Gardens is seeking an experienced mechanic with a working knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, conveyors, and other light industrial equipment (citrus processing equipment is helpful). Welding skills are highly desirable. Experience in SAP and a Best Maintenance Practices environment preferred. Southern Gardens Citrus located in Clewiston, Florida is a world leading supplier of 100% pure Florida notfrom-concentrate (NFC) orange juice to the private label industry and to major brands. We offer competitive pay with bonus potential as well as a full bene ts package that includes medical, dental, life, vision, retirement plan, and others. If you possess the above skills and quali cations please apply at the address below or submit your resume by mail, fax, or e-mail to: Southern Gardens Citrus, 1820 County Rd.,#833, Clewiston, Fl 33440 dmelton@ southerngardens.com Fax: 863-902-4315 EOE How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Employment Part TimeHiring Substitute Teachers for PACE. Applicants must possess a college degree. Visit www.pacecenter.org for more information. 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 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 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!!!! 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 Campers/RVs Holiday RV Trailers Sales, Inc. 19710 S US41 Fort Myers, FL 33908 239-590-0066 or 239-777-2944Park Trailers •New 12x34 Jacobsen $34,900 •Used 12x33 12x38 from $3,995 to $12,900 Travel Trailers •2005 Hornet by Keystone 36’ 2 BR front BR with bunks, 1 slide Fifth Wheel Travel Trailers •2001 Komfort 23’ 1 slide $4,995 •1997 Signature 28’ 1 slide $5,995 •1999 Montana by Keystone 285RK 2 slides $7,995 •2007 Bighorn by Heartland 3400RE 2 slides $24,995Check our website: Holiday RVFTMyers.com Public Notice RCMA School Board Meeting Notice For Immokalee Community School The RCMA School Board Meeting will take place on Monday, October 20, 2014. The meeting will be held at University of Florida Gulf Coast and Research & Education Center (IFAS), 14625 County Road 672, Wimauma, FL 33598. The School Board Meeting begins at 12:30 PM and is open to the public. Questions or concerns, please call Angie Alfaro at (239) 658-3560. 467460 IB 10/2/2014 6 Immokalee Bulletin October 2, 2014 Employment Full Time leads you to the best products and services.READING A NEWSPAPER... No wonder newspaper readers earn more!saves you money by providing information about the best buys. READING A NEWSPAPER...

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Fall FestivalCome to the Annual Fall Festival at Immokalee First Seminole Baptist Church, 800 Church Lane, Friday, October 31 6-8:30 p.m.Health fair SaturdayThe Florida Department of Health—Collier County Community Outreach—Big Bus Event Health Fair and Public Awareness Saturday, October 4, at the FL Department of Health—Collier County, 419 N. 1st Street, Immokalee, 10:00 a.m—3:00 p.m. Free Dental exam for kids and referrals, food, computer access to apply for jobs and or assistance, free HIV and STD testing, free u shots for adults and much more.iTECH public announcementThe Immokalee Technical Center (iTech) at 508 North 9th Street, Immokalee, is applying for reaf rmation of their accreditation with the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. Persons wishing to make comments should write to the Executive Director of the Commission, Council on Occupational Education at: 7840 Roswell Road, Bldg 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350. Persons making comments must provide their names and mailing addresses.Hot meal October 11Allen Chapel will be serving a free, hot meal on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at noon.Free Spay/Neuter Surgery for Immokalee animalsFor 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 atlj@collierschools.com.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. 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.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. Unlike before, this new online course will be available to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Upon successful completion o f the course individuals can print a form to present at the ORV Of ce to receive their operators permit. A computer will continue to be available at the off-road vehicle of ce for those who do not have internet access. The training course is required to ensure that those operating off-road vehicles within the national preserve are familiar with important resource issues, safe driving practices and site speci c regulations before driving off-road vehicles in the backcountry. For more information about off-road vehicle use at Big Cypress National Preserve, please use the following link: http://www. nps.gov/bicy/planyourvisit/off-road-vehicleof ce.htmFor details on off-road vehicle permits and access into the national preserve contact our ORV Of ce at 239-695-1205. Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist Position Summary: Working independently or in a team to plan, 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. Quali cations:• Bachelors degree in chemical, civil or environmental engineering, environmental science, or safety management, industrial hygiene or a related discipline.• 5 to 7 years of applicable experience. Working Conditions: 80% of the work environment is conducted in an outdoor environment, exposed to heights, extreme temperatures, loud noise, and low lighting while wearing PPE (i.e., hard hat, goggles, ear plugs, full-body suits, and respirators); regularly climbing stairs or ladders, kneeling, crawling, bending, stooping, squatting, reaching overhead, and walking on uneven ground containing slip and trip hazards. United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held agribusiness rms. 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 Jdooley@ussugar.com Business & Service Directory AUCTIONKeiths Towing 903 Alachua St. Immokalee, FL 34142 239-657-5741 Auction Date: 10/13/14 @ 9a.m. Boat Trailer Tag#020TAS 1974 AQUASPORT ASPD0931074F 2011 Mitsubishi VIN#JA32U2FU4BU004730 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 Place Your Ad Online, From the Comfort of Your Home! 7 Immokalee Bulletin October 2, 2014 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Employment Full Time Community Briefs

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8 Immokalee Bulletin October 2, 2014 Submitted photosIn an envelope, a child’s Christmas joyIMMOKALEE – It isn’t your typical art, but Dylan Cruz isn’t a typical artist. The Immokalee third grader drew his Santa Claus scene with the holiday joy of a child. Now, Dylan’s Santa adorns a Christmas card offered by Redlands Christian Migrant Association, a non-pro t devoted to children in low-income farm communities. When Florida kids think of Christmas, oranges turn into snowmen; lights encircle palm trees. When grownups buy their Christmas cards, each dollar quali es RCMA for $16 in matching funds from the state. The money helps RCMA enhance the education it provides to 7,000 of Florida’s most vulnerable children, including 900 in Collier and Lee counties. RCMA Christmas cards may be ordered online at www.rcma.org/holidaycards.