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There have been two suicides of stu dents enrolled at the high school since Christmas break, plus the suicide of another student who graduated less than ve years ago, the unex pected heart failure death of a 14-year old girl a few weeks ago, the life sentence re cently given for murdering a former student a few years ago, another recent graduate the victim of an unsolved murder on the East coast where the young lady was attending college...on and on, the incidents continue to pile up. Weve also witnessed the pass ing of several godly former employees of the Collier County Schools... Mrs. Florence Jelks, Mrs. Phyllis Fryson, and most recently Mrs. Beverly Pringle. I know that many of you have been and are continuing to pray for our Immokalee families, but, as co-director with T.W. Mal lory of the Immokalee Ministerial Alliance, we are calling on all our churches in town to join together and have a united PRAYER WALK around Immokalee High and Mid dle Schools. I believe we need to reclaim the peace, health and prosperity that GOD intends for us to enjoy. Its time for us to lay aside any denominational differences and take back all that the Enemy is trying to do to us. Today, Thursday, May 3 is the National Day of Prayer, and we are asking that ev eryone in the Immokalee community that believes in GOD and the power of prayer join with us at the Immokalee Parks and Rec pavilion on 1st Street for a walk of prayerful victory around the middle and high school campuses at 5:30 p.m. There are plenty of Biblical examples that could be used when united community prayer brought about positive changes. If you are unable to join with us, you can do the same individually. Invitation for all Immokalee Christians Special to the Immokalee Bulletin The U.S. Environmental Protection Agen cy announced grants to 144 communities nationwide, including ve in Florida, at a news conference in Atlanta on Wednes day, April 25. The projects being nanced are part of the Brownelds Redevelopment Program, which will give these cities and re gional agencies money to conduct environ mental assessments and cleanups in locally designated areas. A grant of $600,000 funneled through the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Coun cil will nance hazardous substance and petroleum cleanup projects in Immokalee, Clewiston and Moore Haven, and a $300,000 allocation will be spent for similar projects in Pahokee. EPAs Brownelds Program expands the ability of communities to recycle vacant and abandoned properties for new, productive reuses, using existing infrastructure, said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt in announc ing the grants. These grants leverage other public and private investments, and improve local economies through property cleanup and redevelopment. Administrator Trey Glenn of the EPAs Region 4, which includes Florida along with Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and the sovereign lands of six Native American tribes, noted that $8.9 million of the to tal $54.3 million awarded is coming to the Southeast. Brownelds Assessment and Cleanup grants target communities that are econom ically disadvantaged and provide assistance where environmental cleanup and new job opportunities are needed, he said. These funds mean a great deal to these commu nities. Florida has been very successful with our Brownelds Redevelopment Program (BRP) over the years, and our efforts have been strengthened through funding re ceived from EPA Brownelds grants, Carrie Kruchell, Florida BRP manager and liaison, said. We are extremely pleased to learn that once again Floridas communities will benet from a total of $1.2 million that has Immokalee to get aid under EPA Brownelds Grant Program By Carica Astrel Special to the Immokalee Bulletin It feels good knowing that I successfully completed all my years of high school and now Im on the road to college. Knowing that I have something good going for myself feels great, says Estfania Louis, who will be graduating from Immokalee High School in a few weeks and will be attending North Carolina Central University where she will be the rst Immokalee volleyball player to recieve a scholarship. I never pictured myself in this position, to be getting my college education at NCCU feels good and Im ready to further my vol leyball career, Louis added. It took Louis an entire year to decide that NCCU was the right school for her. After vis iting the university and meeting her soon to be coaches she knew that becoming an ea gle was the right choice. NCCU just felt like home, the coaching staff brought me in like I was part of their family, they let me know that they would help me with anything I need from my academics, tutoring and they provided me with an academic advisor that would be with me throughout my college career and that sense of security wasnt of fered at other schools. Going off to college is a joyful moment but can also be a difcult transition for some students including Louis. Im nervous about keeping up with school and volleyball and Im nervous about playing volleyball at a level that Ive never played before, but Im excited to start a new chapter in my life and Ill be working towards my major and my career which makes me happy. Im excited to experience college life and of course vol leyball! Volleyball was just a fun hobby for this star athlete, but after spending countless hours on the court, her love for volleyball grew rapidly. Besides volleyball, the I.H.S senior has participated in travel volleyball, basketball, track and has always been eager to try softball. Louis has been playing sports for seven years and gained interest in athlet ics after hearing numerous comments about her height and constantly being asked if she played sports. Jokingly, Louis said, Let me give it a shot, I dont want to be like my sister, tall IHS student becomes rst volleyball player to receive a scholarship Submitted photo/ Carica Astrel Estfania Louis was joined on stage by her mother and uncle who helped her celebrate her scholarship See Valleyball Page 2 See Program Page 2


May 3, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 3 en-USSubmitted photoen-USAlmost Maine coming to the Firehouseen-USThe Firehouse Community will present Almost, Maine to nish up its 25th en-US season on May 4, 5, 6 and 11, 12, 13. Playful and surreal experiences are en-US commonplace in the world of John Carianis Almost, Maine where on one en-US deeply cold and magical Midwinter Night, citizens of Almost not organized en-US enough for a town, too populated for a wilderness experience the life-alteren-US -en-US ing power of the human heart. Relationships end, begin, or change beyond en-US recognition, as strangers become friends, friends become lovers, and lovers en-US turn into strangers. Propelled by the mystical energy of the aurora borealis en-US and populated with characters who are humorous, plain-spoken, thoughtful, en-US and sincere, Almost, Maine is a series of loosely connected tales about en-US love, each with a compelling couple at its center, each with its own touch en-US of sorcery. Performances are at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights and 2 en-US p.m. matinee on Sunday both week-ends. Reserved seats are $14.00 and can en-US be purchased by calling (863) 675-6799 (leave a message) or buy online at en-US The Firehouse Community Theatre is en-US located in downtown LaBelle at 241 North Bridge Street. en-USDavid Lawrence Center, Collier Countys only comprehensive, not-for-prot mental en-UShealth and addiction recovery treatment en-US center serving children, adults and families, en-US pleased to announce the DLC Young Execu tives will host the 7th Annual Sunset Cruise en-USon June 14, 2018 (National Flag Day) aboard en-US the Naples Princess at 550 Port O Call Way. en-US Boarding begins at 6:00 p.m. with the cruise en-US taking place from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. This wildly popular event often sells out lling with anyone with a passion for en-USsupporting mental health awareness and en-US helping others. The two-hour cruise along en-US Naples Bay will feature a fun, festive atmo sphere, music, hors doeuvres, drinks and a en-USpriceless encore performance of a beautiful en-US Naples sunset. Attendees are encouraged to get into the Flag Day spirit by wearing their most patriot ic apparel. Casual red, white and nautical en-USblue attire is encouraged by all and a prize en-US will be awarded to the most patriotic outt. All proceeds from DLC Young Executives events benet the mission, operations, and en-USexpansion of David Lawrence Centers com munity-based prevention and treatment pro grams that help the 1-in-4 local children and en-USadults who experience psychological and en-US substance use challenges. There are three ticket levels ranging in en-USprice from $45 $65 depending on the numen-US -en-US ber of drink tickets and rafe tickets includen-US -en-US ed at the time of registration. Prices for each en-US level will increase by $5 after June 5, 2018. en-US For sponsorship information or to register, en-US visit or contact en-US Emily Budd at 239-304-3505 or emilyb@dlen-US -en-US The David Lawrence Center Young Exen-US-en-US ecutives are a group of next generation en-US philanthropists and business professionals en-US throughout Collier County whose mission is en-US to build awareness of the Center. en-US Southwest Florida nonprot David Lawen-US -en-US rence Center is a national leader in providen-US-en-US ing world-class mental health and addiction en-US recovery solutions for children, adolescents en-US and adults. The Centers innovative, integraten-US -en-US ed treatment includes inpatient, outpatient, en-US residential, and community-based services en-US a comprehensive system of care funded en-US by community and government support. en-US Each year, David Lawrence Center creates en-US life-changing wellness for more than 9,000 en-US people through over 220,000 treatment sesen-US-en-US sions. To learn more, please call 239-455-en-US 8500 or visit www.DavidLawrenceCenter.en-US org. David Lawrence Center Young Executives to host Sunset Cruise en-USAirbnb Florida, the Sunshine States en-US leading community driven hospitality comen-US -en-US pany, released a report today documenting en-US the economic impact of home sharing and en-US vacation rentals for Floridas senior comen-US -en-US munity.en-US Florida, over 45 percent of Airbnbs en-US 40,000 plus hosts are seniors. Floridian seen-US -en-US niors earned over $150 million through the en-US Airbnb platform in 2017, indicating the caen-US -en-US pacity of home sharing to produce suppleen-US -en-US mental income for older generations and en-US sustain retirement.en-US Were happy to see seniors throughout en-US our state utilizing technology to take full en-US economic advantage of their properties en-US and sustain their retirements, said Jeffrey en-US S. Bragg, Secretary of the Florida Departen-US -en-US ment of Elder Affairs. Under the Scott Aden-US -en-US ministration, we will continue to support en-US the efforts of private sector platforms like en-US Airbnb to facilitate economic opportunities en-US for older Floridians.en-US Southwest Florida is the most promien-US -en-US nent Florida hub for senior hosts, with over en-US 50 percent of hosts in the region ages 55 en-US plus and up. Throughout all of Florida, seen-US-en-US niors account for the fastest growing and en-US the best reviewed Airbnb host demographen-US -en-US ic.en-US Many older Floridians are realizing that en-US sharing their home provides benets like en-US preventing isolation, which itself is a sigen-US-en-US nicant risk to physical and mental health, en-US while offering the opportunity to continue en-US to learn and grow by encountering new en-US ideas and cultures that come from interen-US-en-US action with other people, said Jeff Johnen-US -en-US son, AARP Florida State Director. Several en-US models of home-sharing, from online platen-US -en-US forms to old-fashioned roommate-hunting, en-US provide the additional benet of revenue or en-US cost-sharing for older home owners, allowen-US -en-US ing them nancial security and the ability en-US to age in place.en-US Airbnb Florida Senior Dataen-US Florida seniors earned $150 million en-US through sharing their homes in 2017en-US Over 18,000 Florida seniors share their en-US homes or a vacation rental through Airbnben-US Seniors are the most prevalent age deen-US -en-US mographic of Airbnb hosts in Floridaen-US Seniors are the fastest growing age en-US demographic of Airbnb hosts in Florida -en-US with 46 percent year-over-year growth in en-US total senior hostsen-US Seniors are the best reviewed Airbnb en-US hosts in Florida -85 percent receive 5-star en-US reviewsen-US Females account for 60 percent of en-US Airbnbs Florida host community the en-US highest proportion of any other age demoen-US -en-US graphicen-US The typical Florida senior host earns en-US $6,400 a year in income through Airbnb en-USFlorida Seniors Earned $150 en-US en-US Million through Airbnb in 2017


4 Immokalee Bulletin May 3, 2018 en-USFour Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) faculty and staff members have been en-USnamed winners of the National Institute for en-US Staff and Organizational Development (NI SOD) Award for 2018. NISODs Excellence Awards recognize college faculty, staff and administrators each en-USyear who have demonstrated an outstand ing commitment and contribution to their en-USstudents and colleagues. FSW students and en-US employees submit nominations for their en-US professors and colleagues for this award en-US based on teaching and learning practices en-US that encourage student achievement. Dr. Katie Paschall, professor of speech at the FSW Collier Campus, has received the en-USNISOD Excellence Award for Professional en-US Development and Scholarship; Don Rans ford, professor of mathematics at the FSW en-USThomas Edison Campus, has received the en-US NISOD Excellence Award for Service to the en-US College and Community; and Sandra Seifert, en-US professor of mathematics at the FSW Hend ry/Glades Curtis Center, has received the en-USNISOD Excellence Award for Teaching and en-US Instruction. This years recipient of the NI SOD Staff Excellence Award is Amy English, en-USAcademic Support Center specialist at the en-US FSW Hendry /Glades Curtis Center. The NISOD Excellence Awards gives our students, faculty and staff the opportunity to en-USrecognize those college employees that go en-US above and beyond their everyday duties in en-US guiding our students to the ultimate goal of en-US graduation, said Dr. Jeff Stewart, FSW pro vost and vice president, Academic Affairs. en-USWe are proud of the dedication and com mitment these staff and faculty members en-UShave provided to ensure our students reach en-US their greatest potential. In 1989, in connection with a University of Texas at Austin national study of teaching en-USexcellence, NISOD hosted its rst ceremony en-US honoring NISOD Excellence Award recip ients. It has since become the largest and en-USmost inspiring gathering that recognizes the en-US contributions and achievements of commu nity and technical college faculty, adminis trators and staff. This years recipients will en-USbe recognized during NISODs International en-US Conference on Teaching and Leadership Ex cellence in May. en-USAbout NISOD: For community and technical colleges en-USthat want to make the most of their profesen-US -en-US sional development dollars, NISOD provides en-US budget-friendly, high-quality, and faculty-foen-US -en-US cused programs and resources. For nearly en-US 40 years, NISODs customer-focused apen-US -en-US proach has helped align our wide array of en-US benets with the needs of our members. For en-US more information about NISOD, visit www.en-US Give Me a Call to advertise your business here! 239-657-6000 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. Four FSW employees recognized with NISOD Awards Submitted photos en-USBottom Left: Sandra Seifert. Top Left: Dr. Katie Paschall. Top Center: Amy Enen-US-en-US glish. Top Right: Don Ransford. Presenting the awards is Dr. Jeff Stewart, FSW provost and vice president, Academic Affairs.


May 3, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 5 This May, the Florida Department of High way Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is reminding motorists statewide to safely share the road with motorcycles and bicy cles in recognition of Motorcycle and Bicy cle Safety Awareness Month. In addition, the DHSMV is providing drivers information to safely drive around large commercial vehi cles. DHSMV and its division of the Florida Highway Patrol is partnering with the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Police Chiefs Association, Florida Sheriffs Associa tion and the Florida Trucking Association to spread these important messages. Smaller vehicles are harder to see on the road. Drivers must be sure to always look twice, use caution when changing lanes and give others plenty of space, said DHSMV Executive Director Terry L. Rhodes. Sharing the road is everyones responsibility. Wheth er you operate a large truck, passenger ve hicle, motorcycle or bicycle, learn your role on the road and always look out for one an other. In 2017 preliminarily, there were 9,535 motorcycle crashes and 6,521 bicycle crash es in Florida. That is more than 300 motorcy cle and bicycle crashes every week, resulting in 611 motorcycle and bicycle fatalities last year. Motorists should use caution when driv ing around large trucks and watch for mo torcycles and bicycles, said Colonel Gene Spaulding, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol. By staying alert, drivers and riders can help create a safer road environment for everyone to Arrive Alive. In 2017 preliminarily, of the 10,232 mo torcyclists involved in a crash, 42 percent were not wearing a helmet and more than 85 percent were male. Motorists are remind ed never to share the lane with a motorcy cle, maintain a four-second buffer zone be tween you and a motorcyclist and increase space when encountering bad weather and road conditions. Do not follow too closely behind a motorcycle or bicycle. Motorists and bicyclists should refer to the ofcial Flor ida Driver License Handbook for more safety tips about operating on roadways. Understanding how to share the road responsibly is critical for the safety of Flo ridians, visitors and our police ofcers who work on bicycles and motorcycles, said Mi ami Shores Police Chief Kevin Lystad, Presi dent of the Florida Police Chiefs Association. Its important for motorists to be mindful of these vehicles and help us keep our roads and highways safer for all users. In addition to motorcycles and bicycles, motorists are reminded to safely share the road with commercial vehicles. Large trucks do not maneuver like passenger vehicles. Drivers are reminded to stay out of the No Zone, the blind spots in front, behind and on both sides of commercial vehicles, and never tailgate. Always pass on the left for maximum visibility and watch for wide turns. Visit DHSMVs website for more informa tion and resources for the Motorcycle and Bicycle Safety Awareness Month: Share the Road campaign. The public is encouraged to report dangerous drivers by dialing *FHP (*347). LoSe Ck-i-b DiN LoSe Ck-i-b DiN LoSe Ck-i-b DiN 4 OZ. OF LOBSTER | READY IN 11 MINUTES 4 OZ. OF LOBSTER | READY IN 11 MINUTES 4 OZ. OF LOBSTER | READY IN 11 MINUTES 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 Representative Byron Donalds (District 80) announced four town hall meetings, two in Collier County and two in Hendry County, that will take place in May. The Hendry County town halls will be hosted with Senator Kathleen Passidomo (District 28). Representative Donalds will be updat ing the community on the 2018 Legislative Session and interacting directly with con stituents on key issues through a question and answer format. Representative Byron Donalds issued the following statement, I am looking for ward to engaging in productive dialogue with the good people of District 80, and the chance to listen to their concerns and sug gestions. The 2018 Legislative Session was eventful and historical, and I am excited to share those accomplishments with com munity members. Representative Byron Donalds Town Halls will be held at the following locations. Collier County Date: May 7, 2018 Location: North Collier Regional Park Exhibit Hall 15000 Livingston Rd, Naples, FL 34109 Time: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Date: May 9, 2018 Location: IFAS Agriculture Research Center 2685 FL-29, Immokalee, FL 34142 Time: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Representative Byron Donalds and Sen ator Kathleen Passidomo Town Halls Hendry County Date: May 10, 2018 Location: Clewiston City Hall 115 W Ventura Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440 Time: 5:30-7:30 pm Date: May 16, 2018 Location: LaBelle Civic Center 481 Highway 80 W, LaBelle, FL 33925 Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Representative Donalds announces Town Hall Meetings May is Motorcycle and Bicycle Safety Awareness Month


6 Immokalee Bulletin Thursday, May 3, 2018 Keiths Towing 903 Alachua St. Immokalee, FL 34142 239-657-5741 Auction Date: 05/14/18 @ 9a.m. 1994 Toyota VIN#4TARN93P6RZ228112 Auctions Auctions Seminole Tribe of Florida Heavy Equipment Mechanic Skilled work in the repair and maintenance of the Environmental Resources Management heavy equipment such as graders, backhoes, and loading shovels used in construction, log ging, and other industrial equipment. Must be able to work independently in the maintenance of equipment for safe and proper oper ation and inspections to detect defects when equipment malfunctions. HS Diploma/GED is required. Valid FL drivers license is required. Submit Resume to: or apply at Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic#CCC1325950 Ofce: (863) 675-7045 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 R oo ng R oo ng Employment Full Time A. Duda & Sons is looking for 2 full-time Tractor Drivers to join our team. Please apply in person @ A.Duda & Sons 12250 S SR 29 Felda, Fl. 33930 Gate Or call the office Ask for Susie Nieto 863.675.0545 ext. 3110 ADVERTISEand Get Results click on classifieds Business Opportunities NOTICE Independent Newspa pers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or consid ered 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 num ber out of your area, use caution. Houses Rent 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 / RVs Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 954-789-7530 r frtr rrfr r rrf fr r rrrn rr rrfrn rrfr r r tfr f rrfr rrrrfrr rn rn r f rr rrf


May 3, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 7 Free Family Event Walking to Wellness there will be games, a Food Bank, Zumba, bike safety, physical tness, Health information and more! ON Saturday, May 5, at the Immoka lee Community Park, 321 North 1st Street from 10 a.m. 12 p.m. The event is hosted by Ciclovia Immokalee. Camindo hacia una buena salud! Juegos y comida Zumba Medidas de seguridad para ciclistas Acondicionamien to fsico Informacin sobre la salud y ms! Pero sobre todo DIVERSIN! El Parque de Immoka lee, 321 North 1st Street. Sbado, 5 de Mayo, 2018 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Mache pou yon pi bon sante! Jwt ak manje Prekosyon pou monte bisiklt Zumba Aktivite zik Enfmasyon sou lasante ak plus ank! Men se sitou AM IZMAN! Nan Pak Kominote Immokalee a ki nan, 321 North 1st Street. Samdi 5 Me, 2018 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Star Wars Party The Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Avenue, Naples, Florida 34102, invites you to a Star Wars Party at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 5. Dress like your favorite Star Wars charac ter and come enjoy a Star Wars lm. There will be games and refreshments. All ages are welcome. Seating is available on a rstcome, rst-served basis. Doors will open 30 minutes before the lm presentation. For more information, call (239) 252-5135 or visit us online at 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. 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. To register, please contact Lauren D. Bonica, Human Services Program Manag er, Collier County Emergency Management, Lauren.Bonica@CollierCountyFL.Gov or 239-252-3608 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. 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To apply/file/Enroll into the 2018-2019 Session of the Florida Legislature for passage (Be it Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida). Petition the Florida Legislature to waive statutory. Hence 768.28 F.S. of an act for relief for the local Claim Bill of Claimant(s): Peggy Bryan Dupree & Betty R. Gosnell, Karen J. Federighi. Petition Excess Judgment Claim filed pursuant as required by Article III Section 10 of the Constitution Article X Section 13 Florida Constitution. SECTION 284.30 F.S. TO BE ENTITLED TO: A BILL TO BE ENTITLED. & PETITION THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO REQUEST EXCEPTION WAIVING A STATUTORY WAIVER. SECTION 11.066 PETITION LEGISLATURE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH IT RULES, TO SEEK AN APPROPRIATION TO PAY A JUDGEMENT, AGAINST THE STATE OF FLORIDA OR STATE AGENCY OR SUBDIVISION THEREOF: IN EACH OF THESE LOCAL CLAIM BILLS OF EACH CLAIMANT(S) IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR COLLIER. LEE, CHARLOTTE, GLADES HENDRY REQUES/PETITION CON GRESS TO WAIVE ABROGATE STATE IMMUNITY FLORIDA FAILED TO WARN IT CITIZENS THE DANGER OF LIVING IN FLORIDA OF THIS STATE AGENCIES TARGETING ITS CITIZENS WHICH SENATOR NANCY SHAFER INFORMED WASHINGTON D.C. OF THE DANGERS AND WARN OUR CONGRESS TO WARN IT CITIZENS WHICH GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT FAILED TO WARN CLAIMANT(S)PEGGY B. DUPREE,BETTY R.GOSNELL, KAREN J.FEDERIGHI,FAILED IN THE AGENGIES EXECUTION OF POLICIES & OPERATIONAL ACTIONS. NOTICE OF 11.065 HAS BEEN GIVEN. PETITION FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO HEAR THESE LOCAL CLAIM BILLS AT THE SAME TIME AT THE MASTER HEARING SET. WHEREAS: Peggy Bryan Dupree & Kenneth Lee Bryan: Nature of Injuries & Financial lost: Arising out of gross negligence supervision, Brain Injuries, other health illness, Torture & Irrevocable Psychological & Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Breach of Contract, Duty, Causation, damages, Property Damages: Incident(s) 03/09/16 & 04/14/16 & 5/01/16-to the Present. WHEREAS: Betty R. Gosnell & Jamie Lynn Curtis: Nature of Injuries & Financial lost: Arising out of Gross Negligence Supervision, other health illness, Torture &Irrevocable Psychological & Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Breach of Contract, Duty, Causation, damages, Property Damages: Incidents(s) 07/07/2016, 09/16/2016, 04/19/2017to the Present WHEREAS: Karen J. Federighi: Nature of Injuries & Financial lost: Arising out of Gross Negligence Supervision, Torture & Premeditated Murder, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Breach of Contract, Duty, Causation, damages, Property Damages: Incident(s) 01/14/2016, 01/22/2016to the Present. Respondent(s) Caused Claimant(s) Injuries Lee Sheriff (Mike Scott) Office, Collier County Sheriff (Kevin J Rambosk) Office, Agency for Persons with Disabilities Director (Barbara Palmer), David Lawrence Center Director /President (Darcy Taylor & Scott Burgess), Department of Children Family Director (Robert Anderson & Jerry Seiden ), Collier County Clerk of Court Chief Judge (Michael T. McHugh & (Judges)Lauren Brodie, Frederick R. Hardt, Christine Greider, James Shenko, Hugh D. Hayes, Magistrate Maria Dented, Magistrate Amy Ellis, Mary Evans, (Magistrates) Maria Dente, Amy W. Ellis, David Friedman ,Larry Pivacek, Patrick Charles Weber, SENATOR KATHLEEN PASSIDOMO, GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT. Claimant (1): Peggy Bryan Dupree claim amount $166,666,666.00 against the State of Florida & Municipal of Collier County, Collier County Sheriff Office, Agency for Persons with Disabilities, David Lawrence Center, Department of Children and Family & Protect Services, Collier County Clerk of Court, Larry Pivacek. SENATOR KATHLEEN PASSIDOMO & GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT. Claimant (2): Betty R. Gosnell claim amount $166,666,666.00 against the State of Florida & Municipal Lee County & Collier County Florida. Lee County Sheriff Office, Collier County Sheriff Office, Department of Children and Family & Protect Services, Collier County Clerk of Court. SENATOR KATHLEN PASSIDOMO & GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT. Claimant (3): Karen J. Federighi Claim Amount $166,666,666.00 against State of Florida Municipal, Collier County Clerk of Court, Patrick Charles Weber, Larry Pivacek. SENATOR KATHLEEN PASSIDOMO & GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT. 259689 IB 5/10,17,24,31/2018 Public Notice Public Notice Community Briefs


8 Immokalee Bulletin May 3, 2018 David Lawrence Center, Collier Countys only comprehensive, not-for-prot mental health and addiction recovery treatment center serving children, adults and families, is pleased to announce the addition of three new Advanced Registered Nurse Practi tioners to the medical team. Jean Evins Remy will serve as a part-time, Inpa tient Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner provid ing services to children and adults on the Crisis Stabili zation and Detoxication Units. Remy was a licensed doctor of medicine in Haiti, where he earned his medi cal degree from Facult de Mdecine et de Pharmacie, Universit dEtat dHati. Upon relocating to the United States, he earned his bachelor of science and mas ter of science degrees in nursing from Flor ida International University graduating with honors. Remy has more than 10 years of experi ence in the healthcare eld having worked as a clinical technician, registered nurse and family nurse practitioner in hospitals, outpatient medical clinics and home health treatment settingsincluding posts locally at Naples Community Hospital, Millennium Physician Group, CVS, Humana and Korun da Pain Management Cen ter. Remy is a member of the Florida Nursing Asso ciation. He is uent in Cre ole, French, and English. Randall D. Cobb will serve as an Adult Outpa tient Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. He has more 25 years of experi ence in mental health care as a registered nurse and an advanced registered nurse in private practice, correctional facilities, hos pitals and inpatient crisis stabilization units. Cobb earned his bachelor of social work and master of science degree in nursing from the University of South Florida. America Gomez will serve as an Adult Outpa tient Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. Gomez was a licensed doctor of medicine in Valenzuela, where she earned her medical degree from Los Andes Univer sity and practiced internal medicine. Upon relocating to the United States, she earned her bachelor of science and her master of science degrees in nursing from Florida In ternational University. Gomez has more than ve years of expe rience in the healthcare eld having served as a licensed practical nurse and registered nurse in hospitals, correctional facilities, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and long-term care facilities in Oklahoma and Florida. Gomez is a member of the American Nursing Association; American Association of Nurse Practitioners; and American Acade my of Psychiatry. She is uent in English and Spanish. DLC adds three Registered Nurse Practitioners to Medical Team 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. Jean Remy Randall D. Cobb America Gomez Submitted photo From left: Voter Education Coordinator, Heather Doane; Supervisor of Elections, Jennifer J. Edwards and Election Communications Coordinator, Trish Robert son The Collier County Supervisor of Elec tions ofce was honored with an Image Award and Judges Award by the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Rela tions Association last week. The awards recognized the ofces out standing efforts during the fth annual High School Voter Registration Challenge, which was postponed due to Hurricane Irma. Through planning and coordinating with the Collier County Public Schools, the elections ofce was able to continue the challenge post-Irma and saw the highest voter regis tration numbers in the competitions histo ry nearly doubling the number of student registrations from the prior year. In order to qualify for judging, Image Award entries must incorporate sound pub lic relations research and planning and must meet the highest standard of production, im plementation and evaluation of results with in the means of a budget. An Image Award may be presented to the top-scoring entry in each category if the entry meets predeter mined criteria of excellence set by the panel of judges. We are extremely honored to have been recognized for our efforts during our annual High School Voter Registration Challenge. I am so proud of my staff for facing the many challenges that Hurricane Irma put our com munity through and their ability to adapt so we can continue our mission to register vot ers ahead of the 2018 elections. Jennifer J. Edwards, Supervisor of Elections. Elections Ofce wins awards