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Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County Thursday, October 23, 2014 Vol. 47 No. 42 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Collier County, Fla.—October 16, 2014: Early Voting for the November 4 General Election begins on Thursday, October 23 and runs through Saturday, November 1, including Sunday, October 26. Polls will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. In Immokalee voters may cast their ballot at Immokalee Community Park – 321 N First Street. In order to participate in this election, residents must have been registered to vote in Florida by October 6, 2014. Registered voters planning to vote in person during Early V oting or on Election Day, will be asked to provide a valid photo/signature ID. Accepted forms of photo/signature ID are: a current Florida Driver’s License, DHSMV-issued Florida ID, US Passport, debit or credit card, military ID, student ID, retirement center ID, neighborhood association ID or public assistance ID. If the ID presented at the polls contains a photo, but no signature, the voter w ill be asked to provide an additional form of accepted ID with their signature. Voters w ithout the proper ID will be allowed to v ote a provisional ballot. For more information regarding the 2014 General Election, please visit www.CollierV or call (239)252-VOTE. Early voting for General Election is ongoing by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin On October 15 a unique group of people gathered at Immokalee High School to celebrate the spirit of Immokalee and its youth; to mark another amazing success for students and those who believe in them. Once again Immokalee’s youth are stepping up to an immense challenge. This time they’ve set their sights on developing Immokalee’s tourism through the guidance of the State Farm company and 1x1 Leadership Foundation, The 1x1 Leadership Foundation members shepherd students wanting to improve their community while developing lifelong skills. State Farm has granted over $34 million in funding since 2006 for promising local projects. The funding is channeled through State Farm’s Youth Advisory Board. The YAB is made up of 30 outstanding college students who actually vet and choose the projects to be funded. A testament to the quality of 1x1 mentors and the students themselves, this is the second year in a row State Farm chose an Immokalee project for the endowment. Last year students initiated the Taste of Immokalee project centered around food. The idea was to develop and offer purely Immokalee products for sale while providing jobs right here at the same time. As a result, four Immokalee products are in various stages of development: salsa, seasonings, IBurger and cookie. The salsa and seasonings are now being produced in Sarasota. The IBurger and cookies are still being developed. None are actually on the market yet, but are moving in that direction. Lune Domond, 1x1 advisor Taste of Immokalee explained that Taste of Immokalee, which is producing the four local products developed from last year, is a venture social fund. In a social venture fund, investments are made in “social enterprises” seeking to fund social and environmental challenges. Ms. Domond said the hope is that people will invest in these products. They are setting up a board of directors and advisory board with departments mirroring business models, including nance, operations, marketing and creative ideas (for new students to develop new product ideas). Each student will go through all departments to provide an overall business experience. Because the company is directed by students, many of whom are at far ung colleges, they will be able to market their products almost anywhere. Program encourages personal, community success Last week, two Immokaleeans were involved in fatal traf c crashes, both on Wednesday October 15. The rst occurred at 6:46 a.m. on US 41 just east of CR 864. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Gerry Ramon Gonzalez, 48, of Immokalee, was driving a 1996 Mack dump truck westbound on US 41 in the right turn lane for the Ace Hardware Plaza just east of CR 864. Pedro Gutierrez Rodriguez, 27, of Naples was on a bicycle westbound on the north sidewalk, approaching the entrance of the plaza. Mr. Gonzalez did not see the cyclist and made a right turn into the plaza in front of him. The front tire of the bicycle struck the right rear tire of the truck. Mr. Rodriguez was knocked off the bicycle and struck by the right rear tire by truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene. At 7:51 p.m. that same day, Alexander Altiere, 88, of Cape Coral was driving a 1996 Mercury Marquis westbound on SR 82, just past Gator Slough Lane. At the same time a 1993 GMC box truck driven by 59-year-old Marc Calvaire, 59, of Immokalee was eastbound on SR 82 approaching Gator Slough. Mr. Altieri attempted to pass a westbound semi truck. Mr. Calvaire took evasive action by steering to the right. However, the left front side of the Marquis struck the left front side of the GMC and the Mercury Marquis veered to the right, then swerved back left, running off the south shoulder of the roadway. It then turned over on its passenger side and the roof struck a tree. The truck came to a rest along the south shoulder. Mr. Altieri was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, 89-year-old Agnes Altieri, suffered minor injuries. Mr. Calvaire was unhurt. The road was closed for four hours in both directions for the investigation. Two Immokaleeans involved in fatalities Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantImmokalee High School seniors Alfredo Villalobos, Francisco Cuevas and Elizabeth Martinez are all veterans of the Taste of Immokalee project and 1x1 Leadership participants. They are pictured with 1x1 Leadership’s Sinclair Williams. See Program — Page 2


2 Immokalee Bulletin October 23, 2014 To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518 LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. Phone: (239) 657-6000 Fax: (863) 675-1449 Website: Submit NewsThe Immokalee Bulletin welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (239) 657-6000 to reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following Thursdays publication. E-Mail: ibnews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone: (239) 657-6000 The deadline for all advertising is 4 p.m. on Friday for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classi“ed AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 to place it from home or go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit or email Patty Brant Advertising Services: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee Executive Editor: Katrina ElskenOur PurposeƒThe Caloosa Belle is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on pro“t margins below industrystandards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ€ To operate this newspaper as a public trust € To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. € To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. € To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. € To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. € To disclose our own con”icts of interest or potential con”icts to our readers. € To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. € To provide a right to reply to those we write about. € To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. Masthead photo courtesy of Waddy Thompson Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County These community projects are intended to ultimately build business and jobs in the community as well as to school young people in how to run a successful business. Like it says on the label: “All proceeds remain in Immokalee to empower its youth.” This year, the students are mapping out a project to enhance Immokalee’s ecotourism possibilities. The State Farm project divides $5 million among 30 projects from students around the country. IHS got a check for $79,750 for their project. The Youth Advisory Board, made up of college students from across the nation, chooses the winning projects a half million of which was designated for Florida projects this year. It was one of some 900 applications this year one of 45 awarded in South Florida and one of 65 awarded in the US. Members of the 1x1 Leadership Foundation mentor I.H.S. students who take on the task of coming up with a great community oriented business, then taking that concept and welding it into a sustainable small business. Students and mentors start with the creative concept, and develop it through all its phases. The entire process is a business education in a nutshell, covering lessons like creating a concept, nancing, marketing and problem solving all the way through. Jared Padgett, a University of Florida senior from Sarasota, is part of the YAB disseminating the $5 million. He told the group that Immokalee’s success in winning the grants is unique since most of the projects submitted and funded are geared toward larger areas. One of the real joys of watching these projects advance is seeing the impact they have on the community, he added. Fred Thomas underscored Immokalee’s potential ecotourism opportunities by reminding everyone that the State of Florida has put $21 million into Lake Trafford restoration and another $32 million to purchase Pepper Ranch. Sinclair Williams from 1x1 Leadership served as emcee for the event, which took place in the I.H.S. courtyard at lunchtime so all the students could watch. The ecotourism project is being sponsored by several community groups including the chamber of commerce, Collier County Parks and Rec and, new this year, the Seminole Tribe. 1x1 member Richard Hailer said they are looking for ways to intertwine this new project with Haiti and possibly Guatemala. In fact, IHS students have already forged international ties after an earlier service project by the newly-formed I.H.S. Honor Society. The 44-members prepared solar lamps for victims of the Philippines hurricane, sponsored by 1x1 Leadership and the Rotary Club, which supplied materials and transportation for the lamps. The students also made a eld trip to the Collier County Water Pollution Lab and to Lake Trafford for monthly water quality monitoring. The idea for the ecotourism project was born from those two NHS projects. Two NS students also involved with 1x1 Leadership, were inspired to bring these projects to the attention of the 1x1 Leadership as possible full scale water quality and renewable energy projects. 1x1 Leadership’s Reid Carpenter read a letter he had just received from the Philippines thanking the students for solar lamps from I.H.S NHS students will be taking lead role in a water quality research study of the new stormwater for the CRA that will be presented to the Collier County Board of County Commissioners. The project is a perfect opportunity for students to learn to manage time and to work as a team. Immokalee Chamber President Bernardo Barnhart told the group before the presentation that, if they want to see good things happening “you will not be disappointed in the drive and passion in these kids.” In his remarks, State Farm Public Affairs Specialist Jose Soto praised Immokalee students, saying that being chosen to receive back-to-back grants is unusual. He also encouraged students and others to cast their votes in the $100,000 computer grant Celebrate My Drive by making sure they, their families and friends vote for Immokalee High School by midnight October 30. To vote, just go online to celebratemydrive. com. The prize is a $100,000 grant and a free private concert. by Maribel De Armas“There’s an app for that!” You’ve likely heard that phrase before and if you have a mobile device you know that it’s pretty accurate. There’s an app for just about anything you may want to accomplish on your Android or iPhone, but there’s one in particular that’s currently missing…an app for Collier County Public Schools (CCPS). Don’t worry though, we’re working on it! In fact, we’re currently in the planning stage and need your input. We want to hear what you want the app to include. We want to make sure the app has all of the features you would use. Do you want access to calendars, lunch menus, the latest school and district news, and School Board meetings? What other features would you use? Your input is important to us, so we invite you to take our Mobile App Survey by visiting our district website at It will only take a few minutes of your time, but your answers will help us develop an app that you will want to have at your ngertips! Our hope is to make the school and district information you nd important available using the technology you already use. This district app is actually a part of the district’s fresh new brand that is currently “under construction” and will be unveiled come January 2015. The unveiling will also include a new district logo, a new tagline, and a new mobile-friendly website. So stay tuned! The new year will come with a lot of excitement for Collier County Public Schools. Students First ProgramContinued From Page 1 Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantState Farm representatives Brian Marsden, Jose Soto, Sinclair Williams of 1x1 Leadership, from State Farm Javed Karadia, Nora Rodriguez and Crystal Torres with State Farm Youth Advisory Board member Jared Padgett. Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantReid Carpenter of 1x1 Leadership.


3 Immokalee Bulletin October 23, 2014 John Lloyd Deitz, 84FRANKLIN, N.C. — John Lloyd Deitz, 84, gently went to sleep in death, Sunday, Oct. 12th, 2014 in Franklin, N.C. He is survived by his sister, Phyllis Hayes and her husband Charles; and his children, Cynthia, Treva, Debra, & Renee; and his adopted son, Clyde. He also has 17 grandchildren, including Matt, Kristie, Terri, Micah, Mitcell, J immy, Caleb, Brian and Rebecca, w ho all attended schools in Immokalee; at least 25 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. John was known as the “milk man” for years in Immokalee, where he spent over 30 years. He and his family delivered food and dairy products to the schools and businesses around the local area. However, this work did not de ne who he w as. To those who knew him well, he was a dearly loved brother, friend, and father. Not only did he have many grandchildren but also adopted many who lovingly and proudly called him Grandad. He developed a deep love of the bible and his creator, Jehovah God, which moved him to volunteer a tremendous amount of time in the pubic ministry. This volunteer work enabled him to meet a variety of people that he called friends. The study of the bible helped John to become a very meek and mild tempered man, which made him easy to talk to and a friend to most of those he met. His public ministry and volunteer work for the Jehovah’s Witness faith took him from Florida to New York and even as far as South America. He had a rm belief in the bibles promise of a paradise earth governed by God and Jesus as well known in the model prayer in Matthew chapter 6 verses 9, 10. This is where he eagerly expects to awaken from sleep and enjoy life as it was originally meant to be. A memorial service for John was held on Saturday, Oct. 18th, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 564 Prentiss Bridge Road, Franklin, N.C. If you knew John, his family would really appreciate your cards and sympathy. You can send it to the Deitz Family: care of Renee, 81 Summer eld Rd, Franklin, NC 28734. Obituaries Democrats to meetThe Democratic Club of Immokalee will meet on Tuesday, October 28, at 6:45 p.m., at Mi Ranchito, 710 W. Main Street, Immokalee, Fl 34142, (239) 657-1766. The club w ill be discussing the 2014 elections from governor to school board, and other topics concerning Immokalee. Dr. Kathy Ryan w ill be available for questions regarding her campaign for the School Board. The meetings are open to all. V oter turnout guresVisit to track realtime updates of total ballots cast Collier County, Fla.—October 15, 2014: The Collier County Supervisor of Elections Of ce has posted their voter turnout tracking feature on their website for the 2014 General Election. A variety of graphs and charts are available to display total ballots cast (not votes counted). This information is transaction-based and will continue to be updated throughout the election with voter check-in totals. The voter turnout feature allows website v isitors to view a summary of ballots cast by type: Mail/Absentee, Early Voting, Election Day and Provisional. Viewers may also track ballots cast by party, by date and by precinct. A lso available on the website, are Early Voting wait times. This feature will allow early v oters to anticipate how long they will be at their polling location. The rst preliminary election results w ill be posted at on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at approximately 7:30 p.m. The initial report will only include votes from Mail/Absentee and Early V oting ballots. All subsequent reports will include Election Day precinct results. For more information, visit or contact the Supervisor of Elections Of ce at (239)252-VOTE.80th church anniversaryFirst Missionary Baptist Church, 203 South 3rd Street, Immokalee, will celebrate its 80th Church Anniversary themed: A Church that Stands on God’s Word by Faith. Rev. Terry Mallory, Pastor. Tuesday Nov. 18th @ 7:30 p.m. Zion Hill Rev. Tommy Mitchell; Wednesday Nov. 19th @ 7:30 House of Prayer, Pastor Washington; Thursday Nov. 20th @ 7:30 p.m. St. Mary Baptist Rev. Tommy Brown; Friday Nov. 21st @ 7:30 p. m. New Apostolic Faith Grace Min. Ronald James; Sunday Nov. 23rd @ 3:30 p. m. Macedonia Baptist Rev. Mills.New manager at Tax Collectors Of ceAfter 29 years of service to Immokalee in the Collier County Tax Collectors Of ce, Digna Irizarry will retire as of October 31. Herminia Hernandez, who has been working in the of cer for 20 years, will be the new of ce manager.Change for St. MatthewsThe St. Matthews Thrift Store located at 603 Main St in Immokalee is undergoing a change in merchandise. Starting Monday, November 3, what once was an Outlet will become a Clothing and Accessories Store. Remember the funds we make go to house the homeless, feed the hungry, transform the drug and alcoholic abusers. You not only purchase great clothing but you help someone in the process. Community Briefs


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LOW COST VACCINATION CLINIC! 4 Immokalee Bulletin October 23, 2014 Submitted photoImmokalee chicLast weekend, iTECH cosmetology instructor Delia Lozano and her students competed in the 2014 Southwest Florida Barbers Hair Battle and Expo at Sunstate Academy in Ft Myers. The team took home the following placements:  Josue Martinez: 1st Place Free-style design & Beard and low fade.  Wislot Loccident: 3rd Place in overall Mohawk.  Delia Lozano: 1st Place in Professional Cut and Color.  iTECH Girls Team: 3rd Place in Total Look, which was presented by the 1st Lady Niki from 105.5 the BEAT. 1. On December 05, 2014, there will be a Christmas Tree lighting Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting on First & Main Street at the Zocola Plaza at 6 p.m, for our Christmas around the World Event. Lots of activities will be there, Music by IHS Drum Line & our Xmas DJ, Christmas refreshments and lots of Photos of the community participates will be taken. Our local Chamber of Commerce-President(Bernando Barn hart) will cut the ribbons at the Christmas Tree Lighting to Of cially open-up the Christmas Holiday Season. 2. A Mr. & Ms. Little Snow ake Contest: The Immokalee Chamber will hand out 2 jars to each participating child to be placed at businesses around Immokalee/ Ave Maria from Nov. 1-Dec. 1. 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 at coronation. ALL money jars must be turned in by Tuesday, DEC. 2nd by noon in order to be eligible.Application are ready at the local Chamber Of ce(1300 North 15th Street). 1st Prize Winner of the Contest will get a personal visit from Santa Claus on Christmas Morning. All Snow ake Contestants must be at the December 05, 2014 Lighting of the Christmas Tree Ceremony..dressed in festive Themed attire for presentation of the winners of the Mr. & Ms. Little Snow ake Contest. Photos will be taken of all contestants. 3. Our Immokalee Got Talent Contest.. we want to discover all the talent from all schools and our community as participates in our Contest. Our 1st place winner will receive..$100.00..2nd. place winner will receive $50.00 and 3rd. place winner will receive..$25.00. Please contact Linda Ayer @ (239)-867-0276. 4. Come and join the fun with.... American and Mexican "BINGO" for every member of the Family. Prizes will be awarded. COST..2 cards for $1:00 for both BINGOS. 5. Photos with Santa Claus after his arrival from the North Pole on 12/13/2014 under Santa's Tent at the Gala. Get a beautiful book to read for Christmas. 6. There will be lots of Christmas snow activities, carnival rides,crafts,exotic foods, beverages and FUN at the Christmas Snow Gala. Our Christmas around the World Parade and Gala will start on December 13, 2014. The parade start at 5:pm and immediately after the parade is over the Gala will start. Entrance fee to the Gala is $1.00 to all persons 36 inches in height or taller. Armbands can be purchase in advance. Please contact Derrick Dimas @ (239)-657-1951 for more details. Christmas Around the World Parade, Gala 2014 events SR 29 from Santa Rosa Avenue to Immokalee Drive: Maintenance permit project: Crews are connecting a driveway and installing underground utilities. CR 31/Airport Pulling Road at North Horseshoe Drive: Construction project: Work continues 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. Motorists should expect lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Crews are widening the roadway. Drivers should use caution traveling in this area. Estimated completion is spring 2015. US 41 from Catalina Drive to Lakewood Boulevard: Maintenance permi t project: Motorists should expect the westbound lane to be closed from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. for crews to install culvert pipe. Drivers should use caution as crews work near th e roadway. Road Watch


Two Immokalee Elementary Schools, Highlands and Village Oaks Elementary, w ere recognized at the Collier County District School board meeting in honor of receiving the USDA – Healthier US School challenge “Silver Award”, on September 9, 2014. This award is a NATIONAL recognition. School Board Superintendant, Dr. Kamela Patton, as well as other school board members presented the Silver Award certi cate and a banner. “In addition, the recognized schools will be listed on the Team Nutrition website and could be chosen to be a part of national Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) media events that recognize schools for their leadership and excellence on their school meals programs. Monetary incentives will also be provided for each awarded school to use to further Nutrition and wellness initiatives. Schools are expected to maintain their high level of excellence throughout the four-year certi cation period.” (fns.usda. gov) Nutrition Service Managers, Gloria Hald (HLE) and Elda Rodriguez (VOE), started working on the application to earn the HUSSC -Silver award back in Spring of 2013 with assistance from their District School Supervisor Vicky Stone and District School Nutritionist Twyla Leigh. The HUSSC is a voluntary initiative for schools that participate in the National School lunch program (NSP). The criteria on recognizing excellence in Nutrition and physical activity is very complex and evaluates all things in Nutrition Services. To enter, a school is enrolled as a Team Nutrition School. The daily average lunch participation, (that is calculated based on attendance) for an Elementary is 60% to earn the Silver award. Reimbursable meals must meet USD A nutrition standards and all corrective actions from the schools. Most recent state review of school meals programs must be completed. Improve in the nutritional quality of the foods served. Provide their school with education/information on nutrition in the classrooms, participate in physical activity/education, have staff involvement in student wellness and an overall commitment promoting a climate o f wellness at the school. CoordinatorAimee Ashley for Nutrition Education and outreach Division of Food, Nutrition & Wellness for Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said, “Congratulations’ on receiving a HUSSC – Silver award to Collier County Schools, Highlands and Village Oaks Elementary. What an awesome accomplishment. These schools should be Proud!” The school district serves on average 14,000 breakfast meals and 26,000 lunch meals daily. CCPS nutrition programs strive to provide nutrition balanced meals that can help children reach and maintain a healthy weigh as they grow in both stature and knowledge. 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 5 Immokalee Bulletin October 23, 2014 Submitted photo/ MaryLou NavaretteDawn HouserCollier School District Director of FNS (at left with certi cate), and front row from left: Jose Hernandez-Principal Golden Gate High, Vicky Stone-Highlands & Village Oaks Elem. FNS Supervisor, Elda Rodriguez-Village Oaks FNS Manager, Marylou Vallejo-FNS, Gloria Hald-Highlands FNS Manager, Karen Botherton-Golden Gate High FNS manager. Immokalee schools earn silver award for healthy food Submitted photoSurroundedImmokalee High School Cheerleaders at the Homecoming Game this past Friday. Immokalee wins, 38-21, against Palmetto Ridge. In the middle, Immokalee Chamber President, Bernardo Barnhart. newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Your community directory is a click away!


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Sell it sooner in the classifieds Employment Full TimeIf you love driving but also enjoy being home then join our team and be home virtually every day. Monday thru Saturday. Work operating a T.T. 53’ & straight truck reefer. Combination of local Immokalee and regional OTR. Salaried position plus quarterly incentive bonus. Bene ts include paid vacation and Health Insurance. Class A CDL with minimum of 2 years recent Regional/OTR experience with clean record required. Apply in person at 306 E Main Street Immokalee or call hiring manager at 888 685-7476 ext 2353 for more information. OPS AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN II IMMOKALEEThree (3) temporary positions, forty (40) hours per week available to conduct inspections of citrus trees in commercial (grove) plantings. Requires: high school diploma or equivalent, valid FL driver’s license, satisfactory driving and work history. Eligible for Group Health Insurance. Must be willing to work in hot conditions, will be working in citrus groves. Salary: $10.13 per hour Deadline to apply: Open till lled Applications available at the Citrus Health Response Program (CHRP) Of ce, 424 New Market Rd. E. Unit 10, Immokalee, FL 34142 239-675-4001 EOE/AA 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 Preserve ManagerLykes Ranch has an immediate opening for a Preserve Manager for their hunting preserve in Glades County. Preferred applicants will have quail/bird hunting experience as well as supervisory/management background. Lykes Ranch offers competitive wages and bene ts package. Quali ed applicants should email their resume to patricia.storti@ fax to (863) 763-3178 or apply online at EEO/AA/DFW M/F/D/V Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! 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. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell 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. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? ApartmentsSANDERS PINES APARTMENTS 2 & 3 bedrooms available On site laundry room TIMBER RIDGE 3 & 4 bedrooms Single Family Homes With 1 car garage Washer & dryer included In Leasing Of ce computers for residents use, also access to Carl Kuehner Community Center education and social programs available. For More Info Contact: Elizabeth @ 239-657-8333 Located at: 2449 Sanders Pines Cir, Immokalee FL 34142 Of ce Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Condos/Townhouses RentTRAFFORD PINE ESTATES INC. 2 & 3 BR/1BATH All appliances & low deposit. $500 & up. Call (239)777-2788 NEW MANAGEMENT When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 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!!!! 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. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE Thursday, December 4, 2014 has been set as the date for the Collier County State Legislative Delegation’s public hearing for local bills. All proposals for the local bills are expected to be presented at the hearing and must be drafted in bill form. Ten (10) copies (NO staples) of the local bill should be submitted to the of ce of Representative Matt Hudson no later than noon on Friday, November 14, 2014. If you have any questions or would like to be placed on the agenda for the delegation hearings, please contact Representative Hudson at (239) 417-6270 or email sheila.jackson@my 467811 IB 10/23/2014 Shop here first! The classified ads Business & Service Directory AUCTIONKeiths Towing 903 Alachua St. Immokalee, FL 34142 239-657-5741 Auction Date: 11/3/14 @ 9a.m. 1997 Dodge VIN#2B4FP2538VR349521 1999 Ford VIN#1FTRE1420XHC32541 2004 Nissian VIN#5N1BV28U14N319084 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 October 23, 2014 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!


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 Financial Analyst US SUGAR Primary Responsibilities• Coordinate, develop, and assist operations management in preparation of annual operating and capital budgets and quarterly forecasts• Prepare monthly ash and variance reports to communicate nancial performance to Prepare various reports and nancial analyses related to unit cost and cost center performance• Advise and assist operations management on determination of expense vs. capital expenditures• Build models to assess nancial viability of capital/operating projects• Liaison between operations management and Finance Department on nancial matters• SAP CO support (Activity Prices, Allocations, Chart of Accounts, systems issue resolution, etc.)• Perform ad hoc analysis as required by internal customers• Development of special projects individually and as a team member• Assist in the resolution of nancial issues as they relate to operations Minimum Requirements• Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting• Minimum of three years of work experience in a similar role• Self-motivated with independent decision making skills • Strong Excel knowledge including Pivot Tables, V-lookup, etc.• Experience in nancial ERP systems (SAP/BPC/BW) preferred• Strong communication and solid interpersonal skills• Ability to develop solid working relationships with internal customers EMAIL 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: 7 Immokalee Bulletin October 23, 2014 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time 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. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Employment Full Time Community Briefs Eagles plan bene tThe Eagles Club of Immokalee is sponsoring a bene t for Estil Rowe who was injured in a diving accident on September 7. He broke his neck in three places and needs support from his community. There will be a sh fry and raf e Friday, October. 24, at the Eagles Club $10 donation per plate. Tickets available. For more information call Holly Rowe at 239564-6969 or the Eagles Club at 239657-2254.Ministerial Alliance plans to meetThe Immokalee Ministerial Alliance will host their monthly meeting on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Allen Chapel A.M.E Church (208 S. 3rd Street). The meeting is from 6p.m.-7:15p.m. They are asking all community pastors to come out and be a part of this organization, that's promoting unity in the Immokalee community, starting with the faith community. If you have questions, please call Rev. Lori Snell at (239) 324-1815.Take on credit issues at workshopConsolidated Credit Solutions and Comerica Bank partner with IMBIZ in Immokalee to assist small business owners in Immokalee and surrounding areas who have credit issues. On Saturday, November 8, 2014, Consolidated Credit Solutions will begin a series of workshops to assist small business owners who are having credit issues. Business owners will learn how personal credit affects their business credit, the difference between personal and business credit, how to minimize their business risk, and how to deal with credit problems. Participants will also have an opportunity to sign up for one-on-one counseling with a Certi ed Credit Counselor. The rst workshop scheduled on November 8th, 2014 is "Credit for Small Business Owners", the second workshop scheduled on December 13, 2014 is "Budgeting for Small Business Owners", and the third workshop scheduled on January 10, 2014 is "Avoid Money Mistakes Repair and Rebuild Your Credit". For additional information please contact Marie Capita at 239-867-4411.Free health fairAllen Chapel has partnered with numerous health agencies, health professionals and Toys-R-Us as well as, concerned individuals to host a HUGE, FREE Health Fair. This Health Fair will be held at Allen Chapel A.M.E Church (208 S. 3rd St-Immokalee, FL) on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from Noon-3 p.m. All types of free health screenings will be offered. Educational health presentations will be given and pamphlets distributed. There will be FREE food, a bounce house, and tons of NE W toys, that have been donated b y Toys-R-Us, will be given awa y throughout the day. Also, the Toys-R-US mascot, Geoffrey the Giraffe, will be on site. We will also have a Christian rapper with us. This is a huge ministry event and we are truly excited. Little Mr. & Miss Snow ake The Immokalee Chamber will hand out 2 jars to each participating child to be placed at businesses around Immokalee/Ave Maria from Nov. 1st-Dec. 1st. 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. 5th at 6 pm. ** 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@ Little Mr. and Miss Snow ake (October 17, 2014 Immokalee, Fla) Collier County residents in need of holiday food assistance for their families and Christmas toys for their children may apply online through December 5, 2014. Residents should rst apply online at http://napleschristmascheer. com. Applicants will still need to register in-person with their documentation; however, they will save time in the "Express Application" line. The Salvation Army of Collier County will accept Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance applications online in Immokalee on October 23 at 9 am 3 pm and October 24 at 11 am 7 pm. The Salvation Army of Collier County is the of cial partner of the annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign. Families who registered with Toys for Tots previously can now apply through The Salvation Army in Collier County. "Last year, The Salvation Army in Collier County helped over 14,000 adults, seniors and children for Thanksgiving and Christmas with food for the holidays and toys for the children," said Major Dan Proctor, Regional Coordinator. "We are extremely grateful for the community support we receive every year, as it allows us to help take care of every family and every child for the holidays." 1. Register online: (available in English, Spanish and Creole) Online registration runs October 7 December 5, 2014 and saves time from the in-person application process listed below to complete the process. 2. Apply in person at 2050 Commerce Ave #8 in Immokalee: Thursday, October 23 from 9:00 am 3:00 pm Friday, October 24 from 11:00 am 7:00 pm 3. Applicants need to bring: Photo ID Valid Driver's License preferred (other acceptable IDs includes Passport, Birth Certi cate, School ID, or Green Card) Proof of income Proof of child's age Must bring child's Birth Certi cate Child's clothing and shoe size(s) The Salvation Army has been serving Collier County since 1981, with of ces in Naples and Immokalee. More than 47,000 residents are assisted annually. Learn about The Salvation Army in Collier County online at www.SalvationArmyNaples. org, on Facebook at www.facebook. com/SalvationArmyNaples and nd them on Twitter: / SalArmyNaples. Register for holiday food assistance online Community Briefs


8 Immokalee Bulletin October 23, 2014 Submitted photoImmokalee Soccer School Game DaySaturday, October 11, was game day for the Immokalee Soccer School Angels. It was a full day of soccer, excitement, energy, and camaraderie. Games started at 9:00a.m. at Eden Park with the U8 division playing rst. Next up was U6, followed by U10. By noon it was time to break for lunch, which was provided generously by a group of dedicated parents. Play resumed at 6:30 p.m. with the U12 division playing rst. The nal game, played by U14, ended by 9:00 p.m. We send a big thank you to the Cape Coral Sharks and Chivas Cape Coral for coming out to play with us. We had a great time! Thanks, too, to all of the parents and family members who came out to support us. We love hearing you cheer! Other thanks go to the parents who provided lunch, our friends from Ave Maria University, One Helping Hand Foundation, those who helped to drive the kids, the referees, the coaches, and of course, the players. Thank you Angels for doing your best! We believe in you. You make us proud! GO ANGELS!!