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The opening statement was given by Ron Mosher of the Immokalee Kiwanis Cluband the invocation by Pastor Terry Mallory of the First Baptist Church of Immokalee Kelly Stevenson was the presenter of medals and awards. Awards, Medals and Trophies were given To: Immokalee High School FHSAA Awards Michael Temaj, Alberto Bonilla, Thelson Smith, Lovinksy Cantave, Andres Domingo-Pedro, Alejandro Hernandez, Sam Gonzalez, Fabian Calixto, Albert Ramirez, Billy Jules and Katrina Jackson. Immokalee High School State Pentha lon Champion 2018 Thelson Smith, Lovin sky Cantave, Alberto Bonilla, Karina Jack son, Billy Jules, Nery Cifuentes, Kiko Diego, Julio Loya and Johnathon Vinton. Immokalee High School Unied Flag Football State Champions 2017 Alberto Bo nilla, Lovinsky Cantave, Michael Temaj, An dres DomingoPedro, Fabian Calixto, Sam Gonzalez and Thelson Smith. Immokalee High School Special Olym pics Bowling 2017 Rigo Martinez, Lheiha Plantin, Jackie Sanchez, Jenny Francois, Mi chael Temaji, Albert Bonilla, Andres Domin go-Pedro and Lovinsky Cantava. Immokalee High School State Bowling Champions Marisol Garcia Erica Obregon, Fabian Calixto, Sam Fuller, Albert Hernan dez, Juana Gaspar, Marisol Garcia, Alejandro Ramirez, Hiram Delgado, Marisela Chaparro and Sam Gonzalez. Immokalee High School State Track & Field Champions 2018 Nery Cifuentes, Johnathon Vinton, Johnny Garza and Jenny Jean Francois. Immokalee High School Tennis Cham pion 2018 Katrina Jackson and Marisol Garci Most Inspirational Athlete 2017-18 Ka trina Jackson and Fabian Calixto. Most Improved Athlete 2017-18 Thel son Smith. Most ValuableLovinsky Cantave Kelly Stevenson was voted as North America Championship Instructor of the year! Kelly would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the Special Olympics. Lipmans Family Farms Cham pionship rings for the teams. One by One Leadership Trophy Awards and Medals. The Immokalee Kiwanis Club under the leadership of Ron Mosher. Lets give the Immokalee High School Special Olympics a Big Hooray! iTech holds Unied Champions Banquet Courtesy photo/ Fred N Thomas, Jr A large number of the community sponsors and parents in attendance at the event. See more photos on page 4. NAPLES A recent networking recep tion introduced students in The Immokalee Foundations programs to more than 20 Southwest Florida professionals from a va riety of career elds. The event, held in the ofces of the Community Foundation of Collier County, also gave students practical experience in meeting, greeting and con versing in a business environment. Thirty Immokalee High School students participated, along with professionals from Collier ACI Worldwide, Arthrex, Barron Collier Cos., BMO Private Wealth Bank, Collier County Medical Society, FineMark Bank, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Highway Patrol, Patrick Neale & Associates, Paychex, PK Studios, Poz-Art, Pulte Homes, Score Naples and Smart Marketing. Luis Vasquez, an Immokalee High School sophomore and a Take Stock in Children student, attended the reception. The foun dation gathered respected people in their professions, and we were able to talk with them one-on-one for several minutes, he said. Vasquez also attended a career panel the foundation previously organized, which piqued his interest in biomedical engineer ing; at the networking event, he connect ed with representatives from Arthrex, who talked with him about educational require ments and showed him various prostheses manufactured by the company. They demonstrated how the prostheses work, described them and how they were useful to people of various ages, Vasquez said. It interested me knowing thats one way to help a person. Meeting successful local adults helps The Immokalee Foundation students learn how to interact among professionals, such as Dr. Massoud Eghrari, a local surgeon who sup ports the foundation. Eghrari believes that, quite often, students exposure to profes sionals is mainly limited to their teachers. Audra DiNanno, The Immokalee Foun dations development coordinator, said, These business receptions not only help our students learn etiquette, networking and socializing skills, but its also a way to meet working professionals in their poten tial elds of interest. Brett VanderHeyden of the Pulte Group TIF students receive expert support at event Courtesy photo Lieutenant Gregory S. Bueno (Florida Highway Patrol) with Jacqueline Perez and Leann Campbell. See Event Page 2


2 Immokalee Bulletin June 14, 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 Advertising 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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It was awesome to see that an opportunity exists for these kids to succeed. My wife and I both were blown away at how advanced and extremely en gaging the students were. Many had already gured out their career paths. Many already had been accepted to a university or knew where they wanted to go. A lot of them were in dual enrollment, going to college at the same time as high school. Van der Heyden handles the construction schedule for Pulte, a national home build er. It was good that they learned you dont have to swing a hammer or pour concrete to be part of the construction business here in Southwest Florida, he said. The Immokalee Foundation provides a range of education programs that focus on building pathways to success through sup port, mentoring and tutoring, and life skills development leading to economic indepen dence. To learn more about The Immokalee Foundation, volunteering as a mentor, mak ing a donation, including The Immokalee Foundation in your estate plans, or for addi tional information, call 239-430-9122 or visit Event Continued From Page 1 When we really desire a certain out come, we cling to the idea of how we think it should work out in our mind. We cling so tightly to the idea of what we want, that we leave no wiggle room for any other possible outcome; and, when things dont pan out exactly as we want them to, we can become disappointed, depressed, dejected, or down right angry. When other people are added to the mix, with their ideas and outcomes that they are clinging to, just as passionately as we are attached to our own outcomes, things can get pretty ugly really quickly! That was an excerpt from one of my Hunting Happiness articles last December, and as I read it now it still rings true in cer tain aspects of my life. The lessons we are meant to learn seem to circle back around to us if we havent learned them, dont they? Or, maybe, we have learned to apply a cer tain lesson to one aspect of our lives but we cant quite use that same approach to an other. Maybe we are really good at loosening our grip with our work but not in our rela tionships with our spouses or children. Or maybe vice-ver sa, life at home is easy breezy but maybe we have freak out moments when things dont go exactly as planned in our work. This week I encourage you to ask yourself what is the lesson that seems to present itself to you time and time again, and then contemplate how you can learn from it each and every time it comes up. What thing al ways seems to show up in your circumstances and in stead of getting angry about it or judging it ask yourself what you can learn from it! When those lessons come along, instead of clinging to the outcome of how you think it should work itself out, stay open to creative possibilities for resolve that may not exist in the scope of your control. Surrender the outcome, take a deep breath, look for the les son, and exhale. Take it all one day at a time, and know (in the words of my dear teacher Gabrielle Bernstein) that the Universe has your back. Lessons we are meant to learn seem to circle around NAPLES The Immokalee Foundation has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation to pro vide Career Development program scholar ships. Career Development introduces a broad range of career choices to high school and middle school students through workshops, career panels, internships, and job shadow ing opportunities that allow the students to gain exposure to industries and careers out side of agriculture. The Immokalee Foundations Career De velopment program also provides job and college readiness initiatives to ensure that by graduation, students have the academic knowledge and professional skills needed to succeed in post-secondary education or training for their chosen careers, whether through attendance at a community college, university, technical or vocational program, or an apprenticeship or internship. Critical components of the Career Development workshops include ACT preparation, re sume writing, networking skills and nan cial literacy. The success of The Immokalee Founda tions programs speak for themselves: more than 5,000 students have received critical support at no cost to them, and 100 per cent of the students enrolled in its programs graduate from high school. Similarly, 100 percent of those high school graduates con tinue on to a college or vocational post-sec ondary path, and nearly 90 percent of those post-secondary students have graduated or are on the path to graduation from their in stitutions of choice. Through the Career Development pro gram, the foundation is working to help students discover careers in elds they may not even know are available to them, said Steven Kissinger, executive director of The Immokalee Foundation. The Suncoast Credit Union Foundation has raised and donated over $22 million to help provide a better future for children. For more information, visit www.suncoastcred The Immokalee Foundation provides a range of education programs that focus on building pathways to success through sup port, mentoring and tutoring, and life skills development leading to economic indepen dence. To learn more about The Immokalee Foundation, volunteering as a mentor, mak ing a donation, including The Immokalee Foundation in your estate plans, or for addi tional information, call 239-430-9122 or visit The Immokalee Foundation receives $10,000 from Suncoast Credit Union Foundation grant SR 29 from South 7th Street to South 2nd Street: Maintenance contract project: Motorists should expect intermittent east bound lane closures during daytime hours, while crews make water main connections, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway. I-75 from Alligator Alley (mile marker 61) to just north of SR 78 (exit 143): Construc tion project: Work is underway to replace 24 Dynamic Message Signs. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours. Estimated proj ect 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. Estimated completion is summer 2018. Collier County Road Watch


June 14, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 3 By Katrina Elsken en-USINI Florida FORT MYERS The man accused of kill en-USing a Clewiston High School graduate at the en-US2015 ZombiCon festival in Fort Myers will go to en-US trial, following Tuesdays ruling by a 20th Judi cial Circuit judge. On May 29, accused shooter Jose Raul Bo en-USnilla, 23, of Immokalee was found competent en-USto stand trial. His next court date is July 25. en-US Judge J. Frank Porter said his ruling was based en-US on the reports of three doctors who evaluated en-US Bonilla. Bonilla is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting en-USof Expavious Tyrell Taylor, 20. He is also en-US charged with ve counts of aggravated battery en-US with a rearm and one count of tampering en-US with evidence. The Feb. 26, 2018, arrest came more than two years after the shooting. According to en-USstatements given at a Feb. 26 press conference, en-US Fort Myers Police Department investigators en-US identied Bonilla and spent hundreds of hours en-US reviewing video and still images from the fes tival and interviewing witnesses to build the en-UScase. The Fort Myers Police Department was en-US assisted in the lengthy investigation by the FBI, en-US the Collier County Sheriffs Ofce, the Florida en-US Department of Law Enforcement and the Lee en-US County Sheriffs Ofce. At the time of his arrest, Bonilla was in jail in Collier County, awaiting trial on charges of en-USchild abuse in a 2017 case. Bonillas attorney has questioned whether en-UShis client was mentally competent to stand trien-US-en-US al, which resulted in his evaluation by doctors.en-US About 20,000 people, many of them in en-US zombie costume and makeup, were in attenen-US -en-US dance at the ninth annual ZombiCon in downen-US -en-US town Fort Myers on Oct. 17, 2015, when shots en-US were red.en-US Mr. Taylor died at the scene. Six others were en-US injured, according to the Fort Myers Police Deen-US-en-US partment report. Five were transported to Lee en-US Memorial Hospital; one refused transport.en-US Mr. Taylor was a former resident of en-US Okeechobee, with ties to Clewiston. He starten-US-en-US ed high school in Okeechobee, where he en-US was a member of the band and played on the en-US football and basketball teams. He was also en-US one of the original members of the Chobee en-US Steelers steel drum band. In his senior year of en-US high school, he moved to Clewiston, where he en-US continued his high school football career. He en-US realized his dream of playing football in colen-US-en-US lege, and his trip to ZombiCon in Fort Myers en-US was made possible only due to a bye week en-US from the football eld and a much-desired visit en-US home to see family.en-US Following the 2015 shooting, Fort Myers en-US canceled future ZombiCon events.en-US Pushing DaiZies, the organizers of Zombien-US -en-US Con, made the following statement on Feb. en-US 27: With the announcement yesterday of the arrest of the suspected shooter, the organizers en-USbehind ZombiCon express a sense of relief en-US that an arrest has been made for the shooting en-US that occurred at the ninth annual ZombiCon event on October 17, 2015. en-USWe thank the Fort Myers Police Depart en-USment and all law enforcement for not giving en-US up and tenaciously going after the culprit, en-US stated Janet DeMarco. The organizers of the en-US much-beloved community event, as the rest of en-US the area, will be watching closely as the case unfolds. Man accused of ZombiCon shooting to stand trial en-USJose Rau Bonilla en-USFrom Collier County Sheriffs Ofceen-US Monday, June 18:en-US Randall and Everglades boulevards en-US Speedingen-US Goodlette-Frank Road and Center Street en-US Speedingen-US U.S. 41 East and Airport-Pulling Road en-US Red-light runningen-US Tuesday, June 19:en-US U.S. 41 North and Laurel Oak Drive Agen-US -en-US gressive drivingen-US Radio Road and Donna Street Red-light en-US runningen-US Golden Gate Parkway and Collier Bouleen-US-en-US vard Red-light runningen-US Wednesday, June 20:en-US Martin Street and U.S. 41 East Speedingen-US Santa Barbara Boulevard and Rattlesnake en-US Hammock Road Speedingen-US Immokalee Road and Tarpon Bay Boule vard Red-light running en-USThursday, June 21: Naples Boulevard and Pine Ridge Road Speeding Logan Boulevard and Cove Circle Speeding Golden Gate and Wilson boulevards Aggressive driving en-USFriday, June 22: Vanderbilt Beach and Airport-Pulling roads Red-light running Collier Boulevard and I75 southbound exit Speeding en-USLivingston Road and Osceola Trail Ag gressive driving Trafc Enforcement Spots


4 Immokalee Bulletin June 14, 2018 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 Ana at 239.657.6000 today, and let us start spreading the word about your business. 107 W. Main St. Immokalee, FL (Across from Mimis Pinatas) HOURS: Monday-Fri 9:30am to 7pm Sat10am4pm We accept All Insurances. Lowest prices in town. New Pharmacy. Have Medical Supply (wheelchairs, walkers, canes etc). Se Habla Espaol en-USCourtesy photo/ Fred N Thomas, Jr en-USCourtesy photo/en-USFred N Thomas, Jr en-USCourtesy photo/en-USFred N Thomas, Jr The Award Winners at the IHS FHSAA Unied Champions 2018 Awards Banquet


June 14, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 5 en-USNAPLESen-US The Neighborhood Health Clinen-US ic (Clinic) a nonprot, volunteer-driven or ganization providing Collier Countys work ing, uninsured residents affordable medical en-USand dental care was recently awarded an en-US $83,000 grant to purchase a generator as en-US part of the National Association of Free and en-US Charitable Clinics (NAFC) support of com munities affected by Hurricane Irma. While we remain grateful that Irmas impact was less than expected, the Clinic, en-USalong with thousands of other businesses en-US and homes, was greatly affected by the Sep tember 10th storm, details Clinic Director of en-USCommunity Outreach Shannon Anderson. en-US Beyond area ooding, local sewer and de bris issues, Southwest Florida was hit with lingering power outages. For the Clinic, that en-USmeant the very real threat of losing millions en-US of dollars of medicine stored on-site, placen-US -en-US ing the health and wellbeing of our patients en-US at-risk. She continues, The generator reinen-US -en-US forces our emergency preparedness efforts en-US and helps the Clinic avert potential damage en-US resulting from the lack electrical power in en-US the future. en-US The $83,000 grant was awarded as part of en-US the NAFCs Direct Relief Hurricane Commuen-US -en-US nity Health Fund Program an international en-US nonprot, nonpartisan organization dedicaten-US -en-US ed to improving the health and lives of peoen-US -en-US ple affected by poverty or emergency situaen-US-en-US tions by mobilizing and providing essential en-US medical resources needed for their care.en-US According to NAFC, the program was deen-US -en-US signed to support communities affected by en-US Hurricane Irma not only recover form past en-US emergencies, but become more resilient to en-US disasters in the future.en-US The Neighborhood Health Clinic:en-US Performed over 27,065 patient proceen-US-en-US dures in scal year 2017en-US Provided more than 10,000 patient visen-US -en-US its with working, uninsured men and women-US-en-US en in scal year 2017en-US Offers access to general medical pracen-US -en-US titioners; specialty clinics for complex and en-US chronic conditions and dentistsen-US Provides onsite laboratory basic tests en-US for established patientsen-US Offers patient education and research en-US 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 en-USHealth Clinic, please call 239.261.6600, or visit en-USThe Neighborhood Health Clinic is a vol unteer driven 501(c)3 not-for-prot organi en-USzation with approximately 250 physicians and dentists, 100 nurses and 150 non-medi cal personnel donating their professional ex en-USpertise to provide Collier Countys working, en-US uninsured residents affordable medical and dental care. By Geoffrey Ionescu en-USImmokalee Bulletin In the Western World we are obsessed with perfection. We see it all the time on en-UStelevision and social media and all around en-US us in advertising. This makes us want the en-US perfect body and the perfect job and the en-US perfect life. Of course, this is an unobtain able goal, but thats the message that we get en-USfrom commercials on television and social en-US media platforms like Facebook; everything en-US has to be perfect. A Japanese aesthetic philosophy, on the other hand, focuses on modesty and the ap preciation of imperfection and simplicity. No en-USbig cars or big houses, but the opposite of en-US that; more is less. This philosophy is called en-US Wabi-Sabi and it does not directly trans late into English. Can we, in the Western en-USWorld, learn something from this apprecia tion of the imperfect? Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese philosophy that respects the perishable and the imperfect. It en-USbelieves that things are more beautiful when en-US they have been affected by nature and im permanence, this is what gives objects their en-USbeauty and their individuality. This philoso phy tries to bring back a form of common en-USsense to everyday life, therefore they dont en-US necessarily see it as a philosophy but they en-US consider it more an important part of their en-US everyday lives. It is an acceptance of the fact that things but also we as human beings en-USare perishable.en-US According to this Japanese philosophy, to en-US have that realization; the fact that we are all en-US mortal, is what gives us true wisdom. But it en-US is not an excuse to be lazy, it is an underen-US -en-US standing of the fact that everything is passen-US -en-US ing and imperfect in objects as well as our en-US everyday lives. However, for the Japanese en-US Wabi-Sabi is not something that is rationally en-US explainable, it is an appreciation of the irraen-US -en-US tional and the incompleteness. It is more of en-US a feeling than it is a rational term. Even by en-US me writing about it and putting it on paper en-US I reduce its value and therefore it loses its en-US mystery and beauty.en-US This philosophy believes that things are en-US more beautiful when they show signs of en-US wear and old age, this is what gives them en-US character. Take, for example, a broken ceen-US -en-US ramic bowl, most of us, myself included, en-US would throw it out. But Wabi-Sabi believes en-US that visibly repairing a broken object is what en-US makes it beautiful and shows its character, en-US they call it kinstukuroi: to repair with gold. en-US To repair something with gold is understanden-US -en-US ing an object is more beautiful because its en-US been broken and xed.en-US All in all, the essence of Wabi-Sabi is: live en-US in the now. And although the grass might be en-US greener in your neighbors yard, the point is en-US to learn to appreciate your own grass more. Wabi-Sabi The Beauty of Imperfection Courtesy photo Wabi-Sabi believes that visibly repairing a broken object is what makes it beau tiful and shows its character, they call it kinstukuroi: to repair with gold. Clinic receives grant to reinforce emergency preparedness efforts


6 Immokalee Bulletin Thursday, June 14, 2018 NOTICE OF MEETINGThere wll be a Regular Meetng of the Board of Commissioners for the Immokalee Water & Sewer District, on Wednesday, June 20 2018 at 4:30 PM. at the office of the Immokalee Water & Sewer District, located at 1020 Sanitaton Rd, Immokalee, FL 34142.REGULAR MEETING AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Preliminaries A. Pledge of Allegiance B. Roll Cal C. Adoption of Agenda D. Employee Recognition 1. April 2018-Ladislado Garcia E. Public Concerns F. Staff Good Cause Items G. Board Concerns H. Old Business 1. USDA Documents I. New Business 3. Consent Agenda A. Adopton of Minutes 1. May 16, 2018 Board Meeting B. Civl Rghts Compliance Report C. May Budget Review D. Fixed Assets Acquisitions-Disposals E. Varous Reports F. Project Change Orders G. Engineers Report Greeley and Hansen H. Directors Report 4. Action Agenda A. Resolution 18-08-Accountng and Office Procedures B. Quality Enterprise Invoice 5. Discussion Agenda A. Attorneys Report 6. Other Public Interests 7. Adjournment Publc discusson will be limited to three (3) mnutes per speaker, unless additional information is requested, and additonal time is granted by the Board Members. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid or services as addressed in the American Disabilities Act, please contact the District office at (239) 6583630, no less than five (5) days prior to the above stated workshop date. 267475 IB 6/14/2018 Public Notice Public Notice Automotive Automotive 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 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. Pe ts/Supplies Happy Jack Xylexide is a fungicidal shampoo to treat ringworm & allergies. For dogs & horses. JACK & ANNS FEED & SUPPLY ( 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 Ad Appears In the Newspaper and Online Free of Charge! Reasonable Rates For Private Party Ads Place Your Ad Online, From the Comfort of Your HomeWHEN Y OU W ANT TO ! READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! COFFO, Inc., en-USBoard Meetingen-US When: Friday, en-US June 22, 2018en-US Where: Career en-US Source Center 750 South en-US 5th Streeten-US Immokalee, FL 34142en-US Time: 10:30 am.en-US 267462 IB 6/14/2018 Public Notice


June 14, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 7 Independence Day Community Outreach Women of God World and Jacobs Safe House invite you to their free annual In dependence Day Community Outreach on Wednesday, JULY 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Zocalo Plaza on the corner of 1st and Main Streets in Immokalee. Enjoy an after noon of Free Food, Fun, Musical Entertain ment, Praise Dance, Fellowship and sharing the Love of Jesus Christ! 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. 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. The Florida Department of Transporta tion (FDOT), District One, is holding a pub lic information meeting regarding the de sign plans to widen SR 29 from SR 82 to the Hendry County Line in Collier County. SR 29 Information Meeting The public information meeting is on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, 2685 SR 29 North, Immokalee, FL 34142. Coming soon to the Firehouse Community Theatre This season the Firehouse Community Theatre will offer two Summer Youth Pro grams. These Summer Youth camps offers area children the experience of live theatre. Registration fees are $50 per child, $25 for additional children in a family. The rst Summer Youth Program will be for the older kids ages 10 to 16. THE GREAT AMERICAN TALENT SHOW directed by Kristin Green. Play dates are June 14, 15 and 16 at 7p.m. and June 18 at 2 p.m. The second Summer Youth Program will be for the younger kids ages ve to 10. MONSTER IN THE CLOSET directed by Kylie Bancroft and Valerie Shough. Play dates are: June 29 and 30 at 7 p.m. and July 1 at 2 p.m. For more info call 863-675-3066 (leave a message) or online at www.rehousecom 1 Common telenovela theme 5 Travel needs for many 10 Lose, in a Vegas game 14 Amplify, in a way 15 Not available 16 Fit 17 *Media member with a curly tail? 19 Word with barn or storm 20 Sorceress jilted by Jason 21 Not interested 23 Seahawks org. 25 *With 50-Across, travel guide that touts Oranjestads worst hotels and restaurants? 26 Time to split! 30 Ore. setting 31 Jos __: frozen Mexican food brand 32 Sitar selections 34 Santa __ Mountains: coastal California range 38 *Whatever you say, wise goddess!? 42 In-land link? 43 Henie on the ice 44 Grammy-winning We Are Young band 45 Cybernotes 48 Six, for many 50 See 25-Across 54 King Kong studio 55 Franklins note 56 Cheers, e.g. 60 Qatari potentate 61 *Refrigerator on the front lines? 65 In __ parentis 66 What a shin guard protects 67 Legendary galley 68 __ school 69 How-to units 70 Actor Gosling 1 Digital clock toggle 2 Squishy area 3 Didnt deny 4 Feel offended by 5 Itinerary word 6 India __ 7 Fashion designer Anna 8 Buzzing with activity 9 Close securely 10 Run of lousy luck 11 Threat to a WWII destroyer 12 Splash clumsily 13 Clipped 18 Trip to see the big game? 22 Birth announcement abbr. 24 Climbing challenge 25 Subject for da Vinci 26 One may go into an empty net 27 Earthenware pot 28 Bluff betrayer 29 Words of disgust 33 Holiday song closer 35 S&L offering for homeowners 36 Word on the Great Seal of the United States 37 Novelist Grey 39 Shower harbinger 40 Cracked open 41 Have words with 46 Dept. head 47 Workout garb 49 Beyond reasonable limits 50 Young wolf 51 One may be going around 52 Ready if required 53 Not turn away 57 Not right 58 Multigenerational tale 59 Suffix with Jumbo 62 Mount Rushmore figure, familiarly 63 Tang 64 Smallish batteries, and a hint to how the answers to starred clues are formed rfntbn rffnt nbnEdited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis Community Briefs Thanks to a partnership between the Collier County Sheriffs Ofce, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers and the Florida Sheriffs Association, there is an $8,000 re ward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the April 9 shooting death of Karl George Lievense. Crime Stoppers is offering a $3,000 re ward and the FSA has contributed an addi tional $5,000. Lievense, 82, was found dead inside his place of business, The Integrated Compa nies, 5129 Castello Drive, North Naples, shortly before 2:30 p.m. Detectives said Lievense was a business broker and gathered investors for business ventures. Among his investment projects were a pair of mobile home parks in Michi gan, some energy-based enterprises in Tex as and a proposed movie to be lmed in Collier County. Those who knew Lievense have told detectives that Lievenses life re volved around his work and he had a large network of investors, friends and acquain tances. Detectives are continuing to process ev idence and follow up on leads. Noting that the crime occurred in a commercial area in the middle of the day, detectives say they believe someone has information about the case that could give them the break they need to make an arrest. Even if someone thinks the informa tion they have is not signicant, we want to talk to them, said CCSO Homicide Section Detective Thom Cullen. Anyone with information is asked to call the Collier County Sheriffs Ofce at 239.252.9300, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.780.TIPS (8477). Increased reward offered in Collier Homicide newszap.comFree Speech Free Ads Public Issues Forums: Join the discussion!


8 Immokalee Bulletin June 14, 2018 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 By Carica Astrel Special to the Immokalee Bulletin Daniel McDonald was born and raised in Cincin nati, Ohio and now is a sergeant with the Collier County sheriffs ofce. June 5, 2018 made it 28 years since he was sworn into the police department. Af ter working four years at the Naples Police Department he transferred to the Im mokalee substation where he has been working for 24 years now and is also the supervisor of COPS which is the Community Oriented Policing Unit. Theres a series of steps that must be successfully completed to become a ser geant and McDonald man aged to complete all those steps and became a ser geant in August 2005. From deputy to corporal theres a series of steps that you have to satisfy. Training, time in grade and once you satisfy those, you receive the rank of corporal, you dont have to test for it. To test for ser geant, we have an outside company come in. When I took it, there were several steps, you took a written exam on laws, pol icy and then you did an editing exercise and the last step was an oral board, McDonald explained. As the supervisor of the Community Oriented Policing Unit McDonald strives to enhance the relationship between the com munity and the sheriffs ofce. The Immoka lee substation takes pride in being involved with local organizations such as Immokalee Chamber of Commerce and the Immokalee Kiwanis. While working side by side with Immokalee locals and organizations Mc Donald has built many relationships and has met many people which he says is the most rewarding part of his job. Its a unique community in the sense that it exemplies neighbor helping neigh bor, whether its businesses helping people in the wake of hurricane Irma or whether its civic groups like the chamber of commerce helping in the community or even as simple as one person to another. Its nice to see in Immokalee you still see people holding the door open for other people, you still hear people saying please and thank you and just being respectful and thats the most reward ing part of my job, he said. Working with people is something that McDonald has a true passion for and re vealed that if he was not working with law enforcement he would probably be a school teacher and a coach. Law enforcement is not always easy but some advice McDonald has for anyone who is considering going into law enforcement is get into it for the right reasons, have an understanding of what law enforcement is and not what you see on TV or read in the news, make a decision that, thats what you want to do because as in any other job you have to be committed to what youre doing and law enforcement is a career that is what you make out of it, if youre invested in it and you want to improve not only the way you do your job but the community you live in you have to have the right focus. Recognizing a police ofcer is not a dif cult task. The stern uniform and the ashing red and blue lights are a few indicators that a police ofcer is in your presence. When asked if theres anything that Mc Donald would like to alter about a police ofcer uniform he simply suggested adjust ing it to make it more lightweight, I would like to make it lighter, for instance when you put the vest on and things like that. We live in a hot environment and it can be very uncomfortable and sometimes over a long period of time it can lead to long-term inju ries. Probably just design it to make it more comfortable and less load bearing. McDonald also shared what his idea of a perfect cop car would be, a car that is cus tomized to the community and organization that it is serving. McDonald hopes to educate both adults and children on law enforcement and would like police ofcers to be seen as a neighborhood friend not just a scary person in a cop car. With the ongoing news coverage of police shoot ings in this nation and the negative attitude toward the police nationwide, the staff of the Immokalee Bulletin has decided to show our support to the men and women of theCollier County Sheriffs Department who protect us every day. In the following weeks we will be introducing you to them and letting you know what they do to keep you safe every day. Meet Ofcer Daniel McDonald By Renate Engels Director of Early Childhood Education, Guadalupe Center Guadalupe Center honored its hard working pre-kindergarten class at a formal graduation ceremony on May 31, ofcially certifying that students are well-prepared to start kindergarten in August. The graduation ceremony for the 88 children, themed Sailing into a Bright Future, was held in the Immokalee High School auditorium. More than 700 family members and friends of the little graduates turned out to watch their musical perfor mance and to see them cross the stage in red cap and gown. Many Immokalee children start school well behind where they should be, and our program helps lay a strong academic foun dation so they are ready to learn from day one, said Dawn Montecalvo, president of the Guadalupe Center. I can condently say that these children are ready for kinder garten. Guadalupe Centers Early Childhood Education Program serves children from six-weeks through ve years old. Tuition is charged on a sliding scale based on each familys nancial situation. Historically, more than 90 percent of children complet ing Guadalupe Centers pre-kindergarten program not only meet, but exceed Collier Countys kindergarten readiness standards. In August, the 88 pre-K graduates will be enrolled at Highlands, Pinecrest, Vil lage Oaks, Lake Trafford and Eden Park Elementary Schools as well as Immokalee Community School. With a solid founda tion in English and the strong social and emotional skills needed for the school en vironment, the students will have a bright academic future. Research shows that children from lower-income households, or those where English isnt the primary language, face signicant challenges upon entering kin dergarten. Our goal is to ensure that all our children are academically, socially, emotionally and physically ready to enter school and ready to learn. In May, Guadalupe Center staff took groups of children to visit the neighbor hood school that they will attend for kin dergarten. The trip familiarized them with their new surroundings, allowed them to meet teachers, and heightened their excite ment for the upcoming school year. Guadalupe Center is a nonprot or ganization focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through education for the chil dren of Immokalee. The center operates an Early Childhood Education Program, After-school and Summer Enrichment Pro gram, and the college preparatory Tutor Corps Program. Center holds graduation ceremony