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By Jennifer L. Kupiec Specialist, Communications & Community Engagement Collier County Public Schools The Immokalee High School BETA Club continues to make the community of Im mokalee proud. BETAs focus is on achieve ment, character, leadership, and service. Their motto, Let Us Lead by Serving Others, stands true. The Immokalee BETAs continue to volunteer their services to local non-prot organizations and events. The Club is also renowned in the BETA circuit. In addition to multiple national awards, the Immokalee BETAs have held winning state titles for 29 years in a row! Their leader, Linda Ayer, has been a Club Sponsor for 35 years and has continued to give her all to the students, which shows in their results. Most recently, the Immokalee BETAs brought home 18 awards from the Florida State BETA Convention, both group and in dividual. They received rst place wins in the following categories: Banner, Campaign Skit (perfect score), Character Skit, Group Talent (perfect score), Living Literature, and Scrap book (perfect score). BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County Thursday, April 19, 2018 Vol. 51 No. 16 Immokalee Bulletin/ Dale Conyers Anakaren Salinas has joined the Im mokalee Bulletin team. Anakaren Salinas has been named adver tising account representative for the Caloosa Belle and Immokalee Bulletin, divisions of Independent Newsmedia, Inc. Were very excited to have Ana join our team, said INI Florida group advertising manager Jaime Limoges. Her excitement for the communities we serve is a source of inspiration to all of us. Salinas is a resident and native of LaBelle, formerly of Immokalee. My favorite thing about our communities is the way that ev eryone has each others back. I am happy to work for a company that tells that story in both print and online. In addition to print advertising sales, Sa linas will be working to launch new digital initiatives in the south Florida region. Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA is ded icated to community journalism. Its newspa pers and websites are published for, of and by the people. Independents news publica tions are dedicated to community journal ism, with a unique blend of issue-oriented stories, reader submissions and refriger ator news and photos. The Florida group includes operations in LaBelle, Immokalee, Clewiston, Belle Glade, Okeechobee and Glades County. Anakaren Salinas can be reached at (863) 675-2541 or by e-mail at asalinas@newszap. com. Salinas Joins Newspaper Team Submitted photo The Immokalee High School BETA Club. IHS BETA Club brings home 18 awards A female panther and her two kittens are back in the wild today, after spending months in captivity. On April 10, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) panther team released the panther family on the Picayune Strand State Forest in Collier County. This is the rst time the FWC has rescued, rehabilitated and released a family group of panthers. FWC biologists rescued the adult female panther, known as FP224, in December 2017 after she was struck by a vehicle on Collier Boulevard in Naples. They took her to the Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida in Naples where veterinarians determined she had a broken hind leg. Following a suc cessful surgery to repair the fracture, the FWC panther veterinarian took the panther to White Oak Conservation Foundation for rehabilitation. In June, FP224 produced a litter of one female and two male kittens, and biologists suspected these kittens were near where their mother was injured. They set up cam eras to locate the young panthers, and two FWC returns panther family back to the wild Photo by Carlton Ward Jr. in partnership with FWC. A young panther explores its new surroundings. See Panther Page 2 See BETA Page 2


2 Immokalee Bulletin April 19, 2018 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.immokaleebulletin.comTo 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 Thursdays publication. E-Mail: ibnews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone: (239) 657-6000 The deadline for all advertising is 4 p.m. on Fri day for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classied AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 to place it from home or go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit or email Katrina Elsken Group Adveristing Manager: Jamie Limoges News and Ad Services: Dale Conyers Advertising Sales: Anakaren Salinas Advertising Services: Barbara CalfeeOur PurposeThe Immokalee Bulletin 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 prot margins below industrystan dards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Indepen dents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Consti tution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledge 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 conicts of interest or potential conicts 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. 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Biologists brought the two male kittens to White Oak Conservation Foundation. They were not immediately returned to their mother so that her leg had time to heal. Last month, the family was reunited in a 1-acre pen to maintain the family bond. On Monday, veterinarians determined that all three felines were healthy and ready for release. Typically, orphaned kittens still de pendent on their mothers need to be kept in captivity until they can survive on their own, said Darrell Land, FWC panther team leader. However in this case, the mother can continue to raise her kittens, teaching them the required survival and social skills they would not receive in captivity. FP224 is not new to the rescue and reha bilitation efforts of the FWC and partners. In 2013, she was struck by a vehicle and had to be rescued. In the years between the two accidents she has produced three litters of kittens, successfully contributing to the Flor ida panther population. Florida residents can support conserva tion efforts like the rescue and rehabilitation of injured or orphaned panthers by purchas ing a Protect the Panther license plate. Fees from license plate sales are the primary funding source for the FWCs research and management of Florida panthers. People can also help with panther re search by reporting panther sightings and uploading photos and videos to the FWC at To report dead or injured panthers, call the FWCs Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404FWCC (3922) or #FWC or *FWC on a cell phone. For more information on Florida pan thers, go to Panther Continued From Page 1 With their accolades, they qualied to compete in 17 events at the National BETA Convention in June. In fact, they are the defending National Campaign Skit Champi ons! They also had three students chosen to perform in the National BETA Convention opening number, and Immokalee BETA Club member Frankie Villa will be running for National Vice President. Now, the Immokalee BETAs are on a quest to raise the necessary funding to send 75 students to Savannah, Georgia, to com pete June 17-20. The cost per student is $300. If you would like to help, donations may be sent to Immokalee High School (701 Immokalee Drive, Immokalee, Florida 34142) or you may contact Linda Ayer at The Immokalee BETAs give wholeheartedly to our commu nity. Now is our chance to support them. BETA Continued From Page 1 Rotarians Marie Lamy, Tina Delarosa and Vicki Gauze gave a water safety presentation to an energetic group of 36 kindergarten students at RCMA Charter School, Immokalee on April 6th. Lead by President-Elect, Tina Delarosa, the children were instruct ed in safe water, swimming practices and the importance of having an adult buddy when near water. Each child re ceived a copy of the book with a CD, a coloring book, safety stickers and made a water safety pledge. Eli Trejo an instructional assistant with RCMA Immokalee Community School, in costume as Josh the Otter made a special visit and danced with the children to the song, Learn to Float. A special thank you to the entire staff of RCMA Community School, Rotari ans Patricia Bell and Amy Turner for your coordination and support of our efforts. We appreciate it. Submitted photo Rotary Club shares the story of Josh the Baby Otter Smoky conditions are ongoing in Collier County from a current mulch re. The Flor ida Department of Health in Collier County cautions citizens that smoke is a respira tory irritant that can cause scratchy throat, coughing, headaches or irritated eyes and nose. Smoke can worsen asthma, and other chronic lung or heart conditions. Protect your family from smoke: Pay attention to news coverage or health warnings related to the wildres and the associated smoke. Avoid prolonged outdoor activities. This is especially important for children and persons with pre-existing medical condi tions. Pay attention to visibility and how you feel. Stay indoors and run your air condition er if you have one. Keep the fresh air intake closed and the lter clean to prevent bring ing additional smoke inside. For best results, run the air conditioning with recirculated air. If you do not have an air conditioner, staying inside with the windows closed may be dan gerous in extremely hot weather. In these cases, seek alternative shelter with family or friends. Help keep particle levels lower inside. When smoke levels are high, try to avoid us ing anything that burns, such as wood re places, gas logs, gas stoves and candles. Do not vacuum, which stirs up particles already inside your home. Do not smoke. Follow your doctors advice about taking medicines and following your asthma man agement plan if you have asthma or another lung disease. Call your doctor if your symp toms worsen. Persons should contact their doctor if they feel they have difculty breathing due to the smoke. Persons with underlying medical conditions such as allergies, sinus problems, asthma and chronic lung diseases should contact their medical provider if they have concerns about their condition. Department of Health issues smoke advisory


April 19, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 3 I do a lot of work on trans forming my thoughts so that I can show up as the best ver sion of myself MOST of the time. Sure we all have our off days and we show up cranky, moody, or depressed by whatever life circumstance we are in the midst of but how much better could we handle those circumstances, show up for ourselves at our jobs or in our families (or for ourselves) if we have done the diligent work of master ing on our mindset. Mastering your mindset is an absolute game changer when it comes to how you show up in the world and it can make all the difference in creating the life you desire. If you are showing up at your work, for example, with a nega tive mindset, it is likely that youre going to begrudgingly do your daily tasks without much care for the quality of work youre putting in. This can result in your cowork ers or upper management viewing you as incompetent or lacking the skill-set to per form your job well. If you show up with a positive mindset and do your tasks mindfully and from a place of joy and happiness, that will reect to everyone around you as someone who is really good at what they are doing and you may likely get promoted or a raise! When we take the time to create a posi tive mindset so that we can show up as the best versions of ourselves everyone wins! Strive for a positive mind set The Friends of Hope Womens Commit tee recently hosted its 15th annual Spring Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, raising nearly $150,000 to benet Hope Hospice. The continued support of The Friends of Hope Womens Committee allows us to ful ll our mission to provide comforting care to all who need our help, said Samira K. Beck with, president and CEO of Hope Health care. We are so grateful for the commit tees dedication, for our sponsors, and for all who made this years Spring Luncheon a success. Event chairs Barbara Caccese, Etta Smith and Signe Wynne, along with event commit tee members, coordinated the celebration for more than 275 guests. The afternoons events included bou tique shopping, rafe prizes, silent auction packages to Costa Rica, San Francisco and Italys Amal Coast, along with a fashion show featuring spring apparel from Kath ryns Collection. Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. served as presenting sponsor. Event spon sors included Northern Trust, Suncoast Print & Promotions, Inc., Denas Secretarial Ser vices, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, Kathryns Collection and the Spring Luncheon Committee. Hope Healthcare is a not-for-prot health care organization dedicated to providing care and comfort to every individual and their loved ones as they fulll lifes journey. For more information, call 239-482-4673 or visit Spring Luncheon raises nearly $150,000 for Hope Hospice I-75 from Alligator Alley (mile marker 61) to mile marker 146 (just north of SR 78, exit 143): Construction project: Work is under way to replace 24 Dynamic Message Signs. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours. Estimated project completion is fall 2018. The contractor is Horsepower Electric, Inc. I-75/Alligator Alley Rest Area (mile mark er 63): Construction project: Work is under way to build a new rest area and water treat ment plant on the north side of the roadway. Estimated project completion is spring 2018. The contractor is West Construction, Inc. US 41 from Pine Ridge Road to Sandpine Drive: Construction project: Crews will be placing sidewalk, drainage structures and lighting on the east side of US 41. Crews will also resurface the intersection of US 41 and Pelican Bay Boulevard. Work occurs during daytime and nighttime hours. Motor ists should expect intermittent lane closures through the duration of the project during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Drivers should use caution traveling in this area. Estimated completion is summer 2018. The contractor is American Lighting & Signalization, Inc. US 41 from Golden Gate Parkway to Orchid Drive: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent south bound lane closures during nighttime/over night hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. weekdays, while crews replace a driveway, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work in the roadway. Collier County Road Watch


4 Immokalee Bulletin April 19, 2018 Give Me a Call to advertise your business here! 239-657-6000 The Womens Foun dation of Collier County has named Alice Arena, a longtime supporter of the Guadalupe Center, as one of its 2018 Women of Initiative award winners. Arena, of Naples, has served as a volunteer, mentor and board mem ber of Guadalupe Center for nearly a decade, and is a rm believer in its core mission to break the cycle of poverty through education for the children of Immokalee. Alice is a shining example of what it means to truly dedicate yourself to a cause, said Dawn Montecalvo, president of the Guadalupe Center. From the mo ment Alice learned about our mission, she has done everything in her power and then some to ensure that the next gen eration of Immokalee youth will have the resources, knowledge and guidance to succeed in the classroom, in their careers and in their lives. The Women of Initiative program hon ors community leaders who are an inspi ration to all women by seeking to make a difference through philanthropy and civic engagement. The 10 remarkable women being honored in 2018 have demonstrated signicant leadership ability, innovation, energy and dedication of their time and tal ent to change the face of Southwest Flor ida. The Womens Foundation of Collier County has a proud tradition of honoring strong women in our community who have made a difference in the lives of our local women and girls, and this year is no exception, said Eileen Connolly-Keesler, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Collier County, which man ages the Womens Foundation fund. The 2018 Women of Initiative honorees are an inspiration to us all and remind us of the importance of investing in programs that benet our biggest asset the future of our com munity. a rst learned of the Guadalupe Center while touring the Immokalee facility with her bridge club friends. Shortly thereafter, she joined the board of directors. Arena also has served on Gua dalupe Centers advisory board and development committee, which pur sues funding sources to help Guadalupe Center full its mission. Arena has chaired three signature fundraising events, includ ing the Taste of New York gala that raised more than $1 million. Arena has also been a dedicated mentor to Immokalee High School students in the Tutor Corps pro gram, offering guidance, leadership and inspiration as teens work toward college admittance. Arena also serves on the NCH Health care Foundations board of directors and the Greater Naples Leaderships member ship committee. Her previous philanthrop ic endeavors include the Junior League, Boys and Girls Club of Chicago, The Chi cago Symphony, The Chicago City Ballet, Vatican Art Council, Baltimore Museum of Art, The Washington Ballet and the Inter national Committee of the New York City Ballet. Arena is a graduate of Pasadena City College and attended the University of California-Irvine to study business and marketing. She founded an interior design business and sold residential real estate, and together with her husband of 50 years, Angelo, the couple are involved in com mercial real estate. Guadalupe Center volunteer Alice Arena receives Neighborhood Health Clinic (Clinic) a nonprot, volunteer-driven organization providing Collier Countys working, unin sured residents affordable medical and dental care is pleased to announce that the charity is one of 30 nonprot organizations in Lee and Collier counties receiving a por tion of $327,970 in grants from The League Club, Inc. The $9,800 grant is allocated to two ar eas, our on-site Medication Room and Lab, explains Chief Development Ofcer Keith Maples. By funding a new refrigerator, we can store medication with a retail value of $3.5 million. Also, by covering the annual cost and maintenance of the Labs Piccolo diagnostic equipment, we are able to pro vide more than 14,000 blood chemistry tests for our physicians, allowing us to better serve our patients. Awarded during an April 5, 2018, break fast, the items funded by the grant ensure the Clinics nearly 400 volunteer medical professionals have the tools needed to pro vide the highest-quality, immediate medical care for more than 200 patients in-need each week. The League Club is a 501(c)(3) organi zation of Southwest Florida strengthening communities through fellowship, educa tion, volunteerism, and philanthropy. The League Club women have also contribut ed thousands of volunteer hours in various areas. Members have served on numerous agency boards, worked in childcare and adult centers, with the illiterate and home less, in conservation and arts groups and in churches. For more information, visit www. Liz Winebrenner, President of The League Club, stated, We are pleased and grateful to be able to give so much to help our community partners raise the quality of life for residents in Collier and Lee coun ties. We thank our 600 members, Circle of Friends supporters, the community member who support our events, and our business sponsors. Their nancial generosity and car ing for the community are what enable us to make these grants. The Neighborhood Health Clinic: Performed over 26,951 patient proce dures in scal year 2016 Provided more than 9,900 patient visits with working, uninsured men and women in scal year 2016 Offers access to general medical prac titioners; specialty clinics for complex and chronic conditions and dentists Provides onsite laboratory basic tests for established patients Offers patient education and research projects A 501(c)3 not-for-prot organization that has received the coveted Four Star Char ity Navigator rating 5 years in a row For more information the Neighborhood Health Clinic, please call 239.261.6600, or visit Clinic Receives League Club Grant


April 19, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 5 This years 4th annual Earth Day spon sored by the One by One Leadership Foun dation and Immokalee Pioneer Museum will be held Saturday April 21st at the Immoka lee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch (1215 Roberts Ave W, Immokalee, FL 34142) from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This years theme is Immokalee My Home and with the help of community partners, there will be activ ities and informative booths that will allow people to both learn how to take care of the environment and enjoy a day out with the family at Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch. Pepper Ranch Preserve (6315 Pepper Rd, Immokalee, FL 34142 will be offering free guided hikes to explore Pepper Ranch Pre serves tranquil nature trails while winding through the atwoods, hammocks, and cy press of a working cattle ranch with a natu ralist guide. Search the skies for visiting birds and the trails for signs of wildlife. Witness how re shapes the landscape and learn to identify native plants. One hike will start at 11 a.m. and another one will start at 2 p.m. Pre-Registration is required for this free hike. Please visit: pepper-ranchearth-day-free-guided-hikestickets-44812835397?aff=es2 to pre-register and contact staff at 239-252-2961 to identify which hike you have selected. Each hike will accommodate up to 20 persons. Special performances will also take place, iCo dance team will perform a spe cial dance routine dedicated to Earth Day and Ocina da Capoeira will also make a stunning performance. Both of which were a big hit among the attendees at last years Earth Day. Just like the previous years, many local community organizations came out to rep resent their programs and set up activity and informative booths that the attendees enjoyed. There was samples of the special comeback of Taste of Immokalees seasonal orange cookies. As well as samples of their well-known, delicious salsa. Come out for family fun! There will be a variety of childrens activities, live perfor mances, an art gallery made up of Immoka lees very own students artwork and local food trucks will be selling some delicious food! You are welcomed to bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets. Remember to mark your calendars and come join us for Earth Day! TRY GREENWISE BREAD!rrf ntfbfttf TRY GREENWISE BREAD! TRY GREENWISE BREAD! TRY GREENWISE BREAD! TRY GREENWISE BREAD! TRY GREENWISE BREAD! TRY GREENWISE BREAD! TRY GREENWISE BREAD! TRY GREENWISE BREAD! TRY GREENWISE BREAD! AUTO HOME COMMERICAL BOAT RV Phone (239) 657.3614 Fax (239) 657.6468 Email 711 West Main Street, Immokalee, Florida 34142 Se habla Espanol LOW DOWN PAYMENTS LOW MONTHLY PAYMENTS We make sure youre always with the best company! WE SHOP FOR YOU! Over 25 Dierent companies Immokalees 4th annual Earth Day Event


6 Immokalee Bulletin Thursday, April 19, 2018 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Business Opportunities Houses Rent Campers / RVs Seeking Experienced (2+ yrs min), licensed Insurance Sales Repre sentative (440 or 220). You will quote clients via telephone sales, lead generation, referrals. Basic insurance office responsibilities. You will build and develop client relationships promoting Bruce Hendry Insurance agency products includ ing Auto, Home and Commercial products. Great pay and bene fits. Experience in high paced insurance sales preferred. Email resume to: Public Notice Public Notice REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS (RFQ)The Collier County Housing Authority (CCHA) wishes to engage the services of a qualified firm toprovide construction services for Roof Repairs and Replacement at the Farm Workers Village Miscellaneous Locations. An overview of the project scope is provided later in the Request for Quotations (RFQ) Manual. Quotations must be received notlater than 1:00 PM on May 17, 2018 from interested firms, to be eligible for consideration by the CCHA. RFQ #2018-03 REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS (RFQ) FOR CONSTRUCTION SERVICES FOR ROOF REPAIRS AND REPLACEMENTS AT THE FARM WORKERS VILLAGE MISCELLANEOUS LOCATIONS 1800 FARM WORKER WAY, IMMOKALEE FLORIDA Copies of RFQ #2018-03 are available from the Collier County Housing Authority, 1800FarmWorkerWay,lmmokalee, Florida34142(239-657-3649)fromLeticiaV. Skipper or Failure to submit all information as detailed on the Quotation Submission Checklist is sufficient reason to declare a proposal as non-responsive and subject to disqualification. All Requests for Quotations are advertised, at the discretion of the CCHA, in various publications and are posted publicly as required by the procurement policy of the CCHA and applicable related agencies. 255720 IB 4/19/2018 Public Notice Public Notice REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS (RFQ) RFQ 2018 02The Collier County Housing Authority (CCHA) wishes to engage the services of a qualified firm to provide construction services for the Farm Workers Village Road Culvert/Bridge Replacement at the south entrance drive to Farm Worker Village, Agriculture Way in lmmokalee, Florida. Quotations must be received not later than 10:00 AM on May 17, 2018 from interested firms, to be eligible for consideration by the CCHA Copies of RFQ #2018-02 are available from the Collier County Housing Author ity, 1800 Farm Worker Way, lmmokalee, Florida 34142 (239-657-3649) from Leticia V. Skipper, or from Failure to submit all information as detailed on the Quotation Submission Checklist is sufficient reason to declare a proposal as non-responsive and subject to disqualification. All Requests for Quotations are advertised, at the discretion of the CCHA, in various publications and are posted publicly as required by the procurement policy of the CCHA and applicable related agencies. 255712 IB 4/19/2018 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 Ofce: (863) 675-7045 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 Automotive Automotive Looking for dependable, strong working person to help take care of disabled woman in Immokalee. House cleaning and cooking. Must also have open availability. Call 239324-1394 Text or leave message. The Immokalee Water & Sewer District is accepting applications for a Full-time Maintenance Tech I for its Maintenance Department. The successful applicant will possess a high school diploma or its equivalent, usually a GED, experience in the maintenance field, and a valid FL Drivers License. The applicant in this position must have some general fleet maintenance, and general building maintenance, grounds keeping/ operate mowing equipment and mechanical and/or electrical knowledge, with the ability to learn basic electrical and/or mechanical, plumbing as well as learning advanced mechanical functions. The position requires the ability to operate lawnmowers, weed eaters, hedgers, trimmers, shovels, rakes, vehicles, dump truck, tractor, track hoe, backhoe and other equipment; uses computer, diagnostic tools, mechanics and electricians tools, drafting instruments, carpentry tools and various hand and power tools. The applicant must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug test, and drivers license check before employment can begin. There will also be a written examination prior to employment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a DrugFree Workplace. This position may involve working on holidays and weekends, and will be on call. We will be accepting applications until May 3, 2018. Please apply at 1020 SanitationRd., Immokalee, FL 34142. The salary range begins at $14.38 per hour, depending on experience. Employment Part Time H elp Wanted: REPORTER/WRITERLove to write? Enjoy talking to people? Interested in the LaBelle community? e Caloosa Belle needs a reporter to work part-time.Please email resum and writing sample to Employment Part Time Employment Part Time Employment Part Time Employment Part Time NOTICE Independent Newspa pers 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 772878-2010 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. RESERVE AT EDEN GARDENS 1375 Boxwood Drive IMMOKALEE, FL (239)657-7900 234 Bedroom Rental Apartments (Agriculture and Income-Restricted) $700 $900 Washer / Dryer Hook-ups Computer Access TTY/TDD USE 711 Relay Equal Housing Opportunity Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. 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April 19, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 7 1 Subject of a historic 1919 sports deal, with The 5 Type of large TV 11 Pre-LCD screen 14 Enthusiastic 15 Virgil epic 16 Informal greeting 17 Rooftop energy generators 19 Hieroglyphics snake 20 Standard deviation symbol 21 Picked-up pickup, perhaps 22 On the level 23 Keats __ to a Nightingale 24 Hopper 26 Markets 27 Removable denture 31 Marseille menu 33 College Football Playoff gp. 34 Image on a 42Down, briefly 35 TV hillbilly __ May Clampett 36 Looks toward 38 Opening night nightmares 39 Lovey-dovey murmur 40 Surrounding glow 41 Peter or Paul 43 Apollo 11 achievement 46 Latin clarifier 47 Fearful squeal 48 Dr.s group 51 Medium rare 52 Farriers file 55 Restrict 57 Witness 58 Eidetic memory 60 Kin of -trix 61 Geometric figure with equal angles 62 Sicilian rumbler 63 AL and MO 64 Tropical fruit 65 Peters out 1 Opera villain, often 2 Skirt 3 Poppycock 4 Dutch export 5 Mushy food 6 Absorbed, as lessons 7 Ill-fated Boleyn 8 Ooze 9 Bloom County reporter 10 They often adorn city buses 11 Fraud 12 Consequential 13 Prepares for printing 18 Moroccos capital 22 __ Aviv 25 Filled with rage 26 Relaxing getaway 27 Get too personal 28 Peruvian of yore 29 Big shot in the sky 30 Glasgow gal 31 Least fair, in a way 32 State of seclusion 35 17-, 27-, 43and 58-Across begin with types of them 37 Constellation near Scorpius 38 Oinker 40 Museum filler 42 Common 34Across site 44 Query 45 Position strategically 48 Cremona craftsman 49 Now We Are Six author 50 Geography volume 52 Santa __: Sonoma County seat 53 At the apex of 54 The Star Wars films, e.g. 56 Like most cupcakes 58 Helpful hint 59 Messenger __ rfntbt rffnt nbnEdited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis Church Yard Sale The House of Prayer of the Living God at 401 South 2nd Street will hold a yard sale this Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to raise money for the church. Leadership meeting The rst Leadership Immokalee meet ing will be held on Wednesday, May 9, at 10:00 a.m. in the Career Source Conference Room, 750 South 5th Street, Immokalee FL 34142. An agenda will be sent a week prior to the meeting. All are welcome to attend. Master Plan Meeting The Immokalee Area Master Plan guides the future growth in your community how land uses are arranged for housing, busi nesses, and civic uses; how these are sup ported and connected by the transportation network, and with the protection of import ant environmental areas. The next round of Public Workshops will be on April 25. The Morning Workshop will be from 8:30 10:30 a.m. at CareerSource 750 South 5th St. Im mokalee, FL 34142 OR Evening Workshop 5:30 7:30 p.m. Immokalee Community Park 321 North 1st St. Immokalee, FL 34142. For more information call Anita Jenkins, AICP Collier County Community Planning (239) 252-8288 Training and support group This support group is for families of chil dren with special needs of any kind. It pro vides the ability for parent training and for families to connect and establish supportive relationships. When: The last Wednesday of every month from 9 a. m.-11 a.m. Where: Florida State University College of Medicine, Immokalee Health Education Site, 1441 Her itage Boulevard, Immokalee. Cost: Free to families. Snacks and beverages will be pro vided for free. For more information or to register to attend, call Tara Tallaksen at (239) 254-4279 or Rosa Martinez (239) 658-3129. Este grupo de apoyo es para familias de nios con necesidades especiales de cual quier tipo. Proporciona la capacidad para el entrenamiento de los padres y para que las familias se conecten y establezcan rela ciones de apoyo. Cundo: El ltimo mir coles de cada mes de 9 a. m.-11 a.m. Dnde: Colegio de Medicina de la Universidad Es tatal de Florida, Sitio de Educacin de Salud de Immokalee, 1441 Heritage Boulevard, Immokalee. Costo: Gratuito para familias. Se ofrecern refrigerios y bebidas gratis. Para ms informacin o para inscribirse para asistir, llame a Tara Tallaksen al (239) 254-4279 o Rosa Martnez (239) 658-3129. Looking for volunteers One of the best investments we can make in the life of a child is in their early education experiences. We are looking for volunteers. The goal of the Literacy Buddy Program is to put books into the hands of 3, 4 and 5-year old children. Once you volunteer, you are matched with a child in a preschool con tracted by the coalition. Your child writes to you and tells you what they are interested in and then you write back and include a book about those interests. These exchanges hap pen three times during the school year. Its a great way to start a young child on the path to literacy and the love of learning. For more information visit and click on the Big Buddy Button. Emergency Preparedness Collier County Emergency Management invites you to participate in Emergency Pre paredness & Planning: A Workshop for the Immokalee Unmet Needs Coalition. The event will be on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 8075 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples, FL 34113 in the Collier County Emer gency Operations Center (EOC)on the third oor. Learn how to further assist Immokalee before, during and after an emergency -Participate in an Immokalee-designed Table Top Exercise (TTX) -Take a tour of the Emergency Operations Center -Earn a certicate for this free training! -Registration is limited! To register, please contact Lauren D. Bonica, Human Services Program Manag er, Collier County Emergency Management, Lauren.Bonica@CollierCountyFL.Gov or 239-252-3608 Baby Shower Planned The Third Annual Immokalee Commu nity Baby Shower is being planned for May 3 for the low income and Migrant farm working pregnant women of Immokalee. Healthy Start of Southwest Florida and FSU College of Medicine partner together to host a community baby shower for these women that may not have anything for their babies, and whom may never have a baby shower of their own. There will be a morning of games, food, gifts, rafes and education. They would like to invite community part ners to come and set up tables with services and information, and an educational pre sentation by one of the FSUPsychologist. The organization is asking for any one or any agency/organization interested in being a sponsor for this event to please contact me: Rosa Martinez -239-658-3129 or Estela Aguilar239-425-6922. 5th Annual Leadership Day Highlands Elementary School, 1101 Lake Trafford RdImmokalee, FL 34142 will cel ebrate their 5th Annual Leadership Day on Friday, May 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. We encourage you to join us as we celebrate our recently achieved Lighthouse status! Our Student Leadership Teams will spotlight the 7 Habits through an array of approaches in order to provide guests with a rst hand look at the important role of each habit! With our theme of Lighting the Wayour young leaders are eager to showcase their accomplishments through leadership! Please RSVP so that we may plan according ly. Send name(s) of each person attending along with their physical mailing address. Formal invitations will be mailed out prior to the event. Please feel free to contact the school with any questions @ 239.377.7100. RSVP to Community Briefs Advertise your business in the Give Me a Call Call us at 239-657-6000 to learn more.


8 Immokalee Bulletin April 19, 2018 To learn more about how your organization can participate with Blue Zones Project, at no cost, please visit or call 239.624.2312 Congratulations to all the NEW organizations that are helping to spread well-being in Southwest Florida by participating with Blue Zones Project! CONGRATS! Copyright 2017 Blue Zones, LLC and Sharecare, Inc. All rights reserved. HELLO Immokalee! My Business Is... ...Introduce yourself to new customers in our next local shopping guide! Its a great way to showcase your products and services to consumers who care about keeping our community vibrant and strong by supporting local businesses like yours,Ads are just $35Call John at 239.657.6000 today, and let us start spreading the word about your business. By Lewis Perkins Special to the Immokalee Bulletin Boarding a bus, at 2 A.M., last Saturday morning, Palmetto Ridge High School choir joined Gulf Coast High school choir and began their long journey to New York. Al though the students were exhausted after their long trip, instead of going to their hotel and catching up on their sleep, the students got to tour New York city and see Central Park, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and several other attractions. Some of the choir members saw a homeless man singing and went over and joined him. However, the purpose of the trip was not just to see New York city, but to experience it as well. The choir members participated in Choral Organization & Developing Artist, CODA, an organization dedicated to to provide exceptional coaching and perfor mance opportunities for aspiring singers and goal-oriented choirs. On Sunday, the choir members attended a rehearsal led by Heather Buchanan, choral director at Mont clair State University. Buchanan taught these aspiring students how to better resonate and enunciate their voices. This prepared them for the highlight of their trip; to perform in Carnegie Hall, one of New Yorks most pres tigious concert halls. Carnegie Hall has been a part of New York since 1891 and has host ed icons such as Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Bil lie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Judy Garland, and The Beatles. After they performed an awe-inspiring concert, the students went to Little Italy for dinner before they saw Phan tom of the Opera on Broadway. Before they headed back to Naples, the students got to visit the Statue of Liberty, and pay tribute to the 911 memorial, and see the new One World Trade Center. Aspiring Youth visit New York Submitted photo/ Lewis Perkins The students visited Times Square while in New York City. If a Collier deputy catches your child in the act, they might just get a ticket. The CCSO is again participating in 7-Elevens Operation Chill, a program that aims to reduce crime and build rapport be tween kids and law enforcement. If a deputy spots a child wearing a hel met, picking up trash or observing cross walk rules, he or she could get a ticket for a free, small Slurpee at 7-Eleven. Hundreds of agencies around the coun try have participated in the program since it began in 1995. Youth Relations Bureau Captain Beth Jones said Operation Chill is a great way to develop relationships with the youth in the community, while teaching the im portance of making good decisions, being kind and doing the right thing. So be on your best behavior our dep uties will be patrolling parks, community events and summer camps looking to hand out these free treats! Operation Chill rewards good behavior