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Immokalee bulletin

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Immokalee bulletin
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LaBelle, FL
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2010
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By Dawn Montecalvo, President of the Guadalupe Center Two longtime supporters of the Gua dalupe Center have established an annual program to send Immokalee High School students on college exploration trips every summer. Bunny and Charles Salisbury, generous supporters and volunteers of the Guadalupe Center since 2006, have established the E.G. Salisbury Tutor Corps Summer Academy. Rising juniors and seniors in Guadalupe Cen ters college preparatory program will be sent this summer on expense-paid college visits to participate in academic programs ranging from two to six weeks in duration. This is a fantastic opportunity for these students to complete an extended college orientation program, see the layout of a college campus, talk to students and staff, and even sit in on some college classes, said Jorge Perez, Guadalupe Centers Tutor Corps college coordinator. Most college orientation tours only last a few hours, so theyll get to experience what its really like to be a college student. Tutor Corps students had an opportuni ty to meet Bunny and Charles Salisbury at a formal kickoff reception in May held at the Guadalupe Center in Immokalee. Guada lupe Center staff also outlined the academy program and courses of study, and distrib uted college gear and travel bags to each student. Through the program, students will be visiting top colleges and universities across the country, including Brown, Connecticut, Florida Gulf Coast, Marquette, Pennsylva nia, Union, Villanova and others. Academic programs cover a variety of college life ex periences in addition to specic topics like business, medicine, leadership, engineering and other potential college majors. 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, June 21, 2018 Vol. 51 No. 25 There are several local seats up for elec tion in Collier County including the Clerk of Courts and Comptroller, due to the re cent passing of Dwight Brock. Three seats on the school board, those representing Districts 1, 3 and 5 and two county com mission seats, those representing Districts 2 and 4 will also be up for election. Candidates who have led so far are: incumbent Roy Terry in District 5; school board challengers Jory Westberry in Dis trict 1; Victor Dotres, Jen Mitchell and Kathy Ryan in District 3; Darlene Alvarez, and Mary Ellen Cash in District 5. Incum bent Republican Andy Solis in Collier County Commission District 2 is being challenged by Republican Brad Schiffer. In cumbent Republican Penny Taylor in Col lier County Commission District 4 is being challenged by Republican Stephen Jaron in the Primary. The winner of that race will face off against Democratic Gary Petit-Dor in the General Election. School board incumbents Kelly E. Lichter in District 1 is not seeking reelection nor is Erika Donalds in District 3 seeking re election. Locally Seats 1, 3 and 5 are up for re-election with the Immokalee Fire Con trol District. Qualifying for this years elections ends at noon on June 22 and the Primary Election occurs Aug. 28, voter registration deadline is July 30. The General Election is Nov. 6, with the voter registration deadline on Oct. 9. For more information on any candidate please visit the Collier County Supervisor of Elections website at https:// www.colliervotes.com. As of June 14, 206,805 people were registered to vote in Collier County, Re publicans:105,394 Democrats:48,484 Oth ers:52,927. These local and county seats are up for election this year The Collier County Supervisor of Elec tions ofce will begin mailing new voter information cards today to approximately 15,000 Collier County voters who will see changes to their polling location during the 2018 elections. The new precinct changes will decrease the total number of precincts in Collier from 60 to 59. Precinct 205 has been consolidated across several precincts in the North Naples area which has affected the boundary lines for some voters residing in precincts 202, 203, 222 and 223. Approximately 1,400 voters in Precinct 551, which is in the Golden Gate Estates area, will be affected by a boundary change, moving them into Precinct 552. Additional modications include chang es to the polling locations for the following precincts: Precinct 156 will move from Lely Pres byterian Church to Eagle Lakes Community Park located at 11565 Tamiami Trail E. Precinct 222 will move from Bentley Vil lage East Clubhouse to Bentley Village West Clubhouse located at 561 Bentley Village Court. All voters affected by the above changes will receive a new voter information card. Voters are also encouraged to review their information by visiting www.CollierVotes. com or by calling (239) 252-VOTE (8683). We encourage voters to review their new voter information cards before they vote on Election Day or visit our website where they can look up their assigned pre cinct. Jennifer J. Edwards, Collier County Supervisor of Elections. Collier County Elections Ofce announces precinct changes Guadalupe Center donors create summer academy to send Immokalee students on college exploration trips Courtesy photo Summer Academy students with Bunny Salisbury. See Students Page 2

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2 Immokalee Bulletin June 21, 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 immokaleebulletin.com or email readerservices@newszap.com.StaffPublisher: 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. Masthead photo courtesy of Waddy Thompson www.facebook.com/waddytphotos 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 Our students lack the nancial resources to take these out-of-area college exploration trips, so the Summer Academy is provid ing an opportunity for them to see college campuses, attend classes, explore possible majors and meet one-on-one with universi ty representatives, Perez said. Where you attend college, and what major you choose, is a huge decision in their lives. Bunny and Charles commitment to the Tutor Corps program ensures students arent making those decisions solely based on brochures and website content. Tutor Corps student Christian Soria no-Reyes will be traveling to Syracuse Uni versity for a program covering forensic sci ence. He is hoping to use the summer trip to help decide future career and college options, and is especially grateful to the Sali burys for funding the program. They are helping to better the life of teenagers from an impoverished town by allowing them to get a glimpse of what the world has in store for them, said Soria no-Reyes. Charles Salisbury served as a Guada lupe Center trustee from 2007 to 2013, and Bunny Salisbury has been a trustee since 2014. Bunny also is a founding member of Guadalupe Centers Advisory Board, is a three-time event chairwoman and helped form and fund the successful Tutor Corps program. Charles established the Summer Academy program in 2017 to honor his wife of 52 years. Karen Reyes-Santos will be attending a three-week academic program at Brown University, where she hopes to discover po tential career opportunities and learn more about herself. It will be the rst time shes been on an airplane or away from her family for more than a few days. Shes spoken with other Tutor Corps students who rave about the summer program. They tell me that it is an experience that I will never forget, that I will grow and re alize parts of myself that I didnt know be fore, and overall that it will be so much fun and one of the most enriching experience I could have, Reyes-Santos said. Guadalupe Centers mission is to break the cycle of poverty through education for the children of Immokalee. The Summer Academy is a key component of Tutor Corps, a college preparatory program that has a 100 percent success rate for college admis sions. Tutor Corps students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average, and each student is matched with an adult mentor to offer guid ance and support. Guadalupe Center Tutor Corps team members also offer guidance on the college application, scholarship and nancial aid processes, as well as SAT and ACT prep. Students Continued From Page 1 Three staff members from the Collier County Supervisor of Elections ofce were recently designated as Master Florida Cer tied Elections Professionals (MFCEP) by the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE). Kerry Black, MFCEP; Aixa Capizzi, MF CEP; and Heather Doane, MFCEP were presented with their MFCEP credentials on Tuesday, May 22, during the FSASE 2018 Annual Summer Conference in Fort Lauder dale. The MFCEP certication is awarded to those who complete three levels of Flori da Certied Elections Professional (FCEP) trainings including legal and managerial foundations, management processes and procedures, and organizational develop ment. The objectives of the FCEP program are to increase the knowledge and skill levels of elected ofcials and their staff in Florida; to provide incentives to supervisors of elec tions and their staff to continually enhance their levels of professional and personal de velopment; and to share common perspec tives, issues, and challenges in a structured, collegial atmosphere. The Collier County Supervisor of Elec tions ofce currently has 12 staff members designated as Master Florida Certied Elec tions Professionals and always encourages their employees to further their professional education to enhance the electoral process for Collier County voters. For more informa tion about the FCEP program or the FSASE, please visit www.myoridaelections.com. Elections Staff Designated with MFCEP Credentials Courtesy photo Kerry Black, Vote-by-Mail Coordinator; Jennifer J. Edwards, Supervisor of Elec tions; Heather Doane, Voter Education Coordinator; and Aixa Capizzi, Customer Service Supervisor Immokalee, Golden Gate, and Naples Manor Will Benet The federal government has just des ignated Immokalee, Golden Gate and Na ples Manor as Low Tax Opportunity Zones, which will encourage long-term investment and job creation by reducing taxes for busi nesses that create jobs there. The designation, approved June 14, by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, will en able those economically distressed areas to attract businesses, developers and nancial institutions to invest there and receive pref erential tax treatment allowing them to de fer capital gains taxes through investments in federally established Opportunity Funds. Low Tax Opportunity Zones were estab lished in the federal Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017. Collier Countys ve approved Census tracts were among 427 statewide Gov. Rick Scott submitted to the treasury on April 18. The Opportunity Zone designation will be a boon to our highest-need areas, Im mokalee, Golden Gate and Naples Manor, and will boost growth investment, said Jace Kentner, director of the Collier County Ofce of Business and Economic Development. We look forward to seeing local investors and businesses take advantage of the bene ts provided in our Opportunity Zones. The governor received 1,200 requests from municipal and county governments, regional planning councils, nonprots, de velopers, investors and others. Those tracts then went through an evaluation process that included a statistical analysis of poverty and unemployment rates, population and other economic indicators. Opportunity Zones have now been desig nated in all 50 states, the District of Colum bia and ve U.S. possessions. Investors in qualied opportunity funds that invest in qualied Opportunity Zones can defer taxes on prior gains until no later than Dec. 31, 2026. Those tax benets are available even where investors do not live, work or have a business in an Opportuni ty Zone. All thats required is to invest in a Qualied Opportunity Fund. The federal government will now begin a rulemaking process to designate how Op portunity Funds are created and how busi nesses, developers and nancial institutions can invest in qualied zones. For more in formation call the Business and Economic Development Division at (239) 252-4040. U.S. Treasury approves Floridas Low Tax Opportunity Zones

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June 21, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 3 en-USGAINESVILLE, Fla. As Best Manageen-US ment Practices Coordinator for the state, en-USKelly Morgan has spent years helping grow ers nd optimum ways to irrigate and fertil ize their crops to maximize results. Now, he en-USwill get the chance to coordinate even more en-US groundbreaking research. The University of Florida has named Mor en-USgan the new director of the UF/IFAS South west Florida Research and Education Center en-USin Immokalee, Florida. The center is one of en-US 13 research stations across the state, which en-US are part of the UF Institute of Food and Agri cultural Sciences. Dr. Morgan is a natural t for this posi en-UStion because of his extensive research back ground and knowledge of industry practices en-USand partners, said Jack Payne, UF senior en-US vice president of agriculture and natural re sources. He will make an outstanding lead er as he has already set an example of using en-USresearch and Extension to help Floridas en-US ranchers and farmers thrive. Morgan said he is eager to begin his new duties as director of UF/IFAS Southwest Flor ida REC, which is home to 13 faculty mem bers. We have a wide range of expertise at en-USthe center, from plant physiology to soil mi crobiology to precision agriculture and hor ticulture, he said. This is an exciting place en-USto work because we are able to conduct research that provides en-USsolutions to growers en-US problems. I look foren-US-en-US ward to continuing to en-US work with faculty to en-US support industry.en-US Currently, Morgan, en-US a professor of soil and en-US water sciences, is a liaien-US -en-US son between UF/IFAS and the Florida Departen-US -en-US ment of Agriculture and Consumer Services en-US Ofce of Water Management as the best en-US management practices coordinator. FDACS en-US implements policies in water management en-US for Florida growers, and Morgan works with en-US UF/IFAS Extension agents to provide inforen-US -en-US mation on best practices. Extension agents en-US then share the information with growers in en-US their counties.en-US In his new position, Morgan said he will en-US work with citrus and vegetable growers on en-US fertilizer management and irrigation manen-US -en-US agement. We will be looking at the conseen-US -en-US quences of those activities on the environen-US-en-US ment, he said. en-US In addition, Morgan will help coordinate en-US the centers research on citrus greening, a en-US devastating disease that has impacted the en-US industry. Growers are looking at UF/IFAS en-US researchers for answers on ways to manen-US-en-US age citrus greening, Morgan said. This will en-US keep us busy, and there are so many other en-US research projects underway. These are exen-US-en-US citing times.en-US Morgan begins his new position on Auen-US -en-US gust 1.en-USThe mission of the University of Florida Institute en-US of Food and Agricultural Sciences is to develop en-US knowledge relevant to agricultural, human and en-US natural resources and to make that knowledge available to sustain and enhance the quality of en-UShuman life. With more than a dozen research en-US facilities, 67 county Extension ofces, and en-US award-winning students and faculty in the UF en-US College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UF/en-US IFAS works to bring science-based solutions to en-US the states agricultural and natural resources en-US industries, and all Florida residents. Visit the UF/en-US IFAS web site at ifas.u.edu and follow us on en-US social media at @UF_IFAS. en-USKelly Morgan named new Director of UF/IFAS en-US Southwest Florida Research and Education Center

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4 Immokalee Bulletin June 21, 2018 Watch for warning signs of heat exhaustion and dehydration The Florida Department of Health in Collier County reminds residents and visitors to be aware of the warning signs of heat exhaus tion and to protect against dehydra tion. Heat exhaustion can develop after exposure to high temperatures and dehydration from not drinking enough uids or replacing uids that contain salt after sweating. Those most prone to heat exhaustion are older adults, people with high blood pres sure, and people working or exer cising in a hot environment. If you work outdoors, it is critical you re main aware of the heat index and take appropriate precautions to stay healthy and safe. The Florida Department of Health rec ommends the following tips to avoid heat exhaustion and dehydration. Remember, the best defense against heat-related illness is prevention. Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water when outdoors, especially in the summer heat. Be mindful of the signs of dehydration, which include dry mouth, dizziness, lack of sweating, dry skin, low blood pressure, rap id heartbeat, and fatigue. Your body needs water to keep cool. Drink plenty of cool, non-alcoholic uids, even if you dont feel thirsty. Dress for summer: Lightweight, light-col ored clothing reects heat and sunlight, and helps your body maintain normal tempera tures. If possible, seek an air-conditioned environment or remain indoors in the heat of the day. Never Leave Anyone in a parked car, including pets: Even in cooler weather, the temperature in a parked car can become dangerously high. During hot weather, the temperature can rise to 135 degrees Fahren heit (135F) in less than 10 minutes, which can be fatal for children or pets. If you see a child or pet left unattended in a parked car, call 9-1-1 and alert authorities. Warnings signs include heavy sweating, weakness, cold, pale and clammy skin, fast, weak pulse, nausea or vomiting and fainting. If you expe rience any of the following, move to a cooler location, lie down and loosen tight clothing, sip water and apply cool, wet cloths to body. If you have vomited and it continues, seek medical attention immediately. For more information on protecting yourself from heat exhaustion and prevent ing dehydration, please visit http://www. floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/ emergency-preparedness-and-response/ prepare-yourself/current-hazards/hurricane factsheet.html. 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 Health Ofcials remind residents and visitors to stay healthy and safe when temperatures rise Collier Countys Communication Center is testing a new feature of the Uber app as part of a pilot test by the company taking place in seven U.S. cities. Ubers new feature was part of its latest update and allows riders to call 911 from the app during an emergency, providing dispatchers with critical and accurate loca tion information tracked as the Uber vehicle travels. CCSO was chosen because, like the other selected cities, our Communication Center was ready to immediately begin testing and training. The new feature is most commonly used to report crashes, according to Uber, but will also allow a rider to report an Uber driver to local law enforcement. The driver is not notied when a rider calls 911 through the app, but might hear the content of the call depending on their proximity to the rider. In any case, Uber itself will be notied of the 911 call through the app and will send the rider a message to follow up. The new feature could help 911 dispatch ers locate callers more quickly with accurate information. Riders can still text 911 in Col lier County or dial 911 outside of the Uber app while using an Uber. Ubers plan is to have the 911 call feature up and running in all cities. Later, Uber plans to provide dispatchers with vehicle make and model information as well as license plate numbers of its Uber drivers. CCSO Tests New 911 Uber Feature

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June 21, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 5 By Katrina Elsken INI Florida Plans for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee could face funding delays. While Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army (Civil Works) R.D. James found the Everglades Agricultural Area reservoir plan feasible, the review assessment submitted to the Ofce of Management and Budget also imposed conditions for implementation. I have determined that the project iden tied in the Integrated Feasibility Study and draft Environmental Impact Statement is feasible and fully recognize the importance of this project to the restoration of the Ev erglades system, Mr. James wrote to South Florida Water Management District Execu tive Director Ernie Marks on May 30. I have simultaneously submitted my review assessment to the Ofce of Manage ment and Budget for clearance to submit to Congress. My staff will keep you regularly informed of our progress to complete the clearance process and submit your study to Congress, he stated. The 86-page Review Assessment of the SFWMD Central Everglades Planning Project Post Authorization Change Report, Integrat ed Feasibility Study and Draft Environmental Impact Statement identied several techni cal, policy and legal concerns. From the geotechnical engineering per spective, a more robust design may be re quired to address all potential failure modes. The timing and ultimate delivery of project benets will be dependent on the State of Florida demonstrating compliance with wa ter quality standards set forth in court rulings and agreed to by project stakeholders. The Jacksonville District is currently undertaking the federal responsibilities associated with preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the SFWMDs tentatively recommended plan. Until these issues are addressed, project benets might not be achieved as described in the 203 study, the executive summary states. The report questions whether the addi tional ows of water diverted from the north ern estuaries are essential to the restoration of the Central Everglades. In a June 1 letter to Assistant Secretary James, SFWMD Gov erning Board Chairman Federico E. Fernan dez and Mr. Marks expressed concerns that USACE Headquarters staff have laid the foundation for delay and avoidance of feder al cost share. Despite congressional willing ness to cost-share with the State of Florida, the review assessment reveals evidence that USACE staff seek opportunities to walk away from 18 years of congressional commitment to restore Americas Everglades. In response to the question of whether or not diverting lake ow now going to the coastal areas south, the water managers wrote, Water wasted to tide in the northern estuaries is THE water needed to restore the quantity, quality, timing and distribution of water within the Everglades system. We remain concerned the process will take too long to provide relief, especially considering the requirement to complete further validation reports. If not guided care fully by leaders such as yourself, the addi tional third step of a validation report could paralyze progress. Floridas economy depends on vibrant and healthy northern estuaries, restoration of Americas Everglades and a federal com mitment to the same. To that end, the State of Florida will continue to seek that Con gress direct the federal government to cost share this important restoration project, they wrote. The proposed EAA reservoir will hold 240,000 acre-feet of water. An acre-foot is the amount of water it takes to cover 1 acre of land 1 foot deep. On the same day SFWMD ofcials sent the response letter, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began releases to the C-44 Ca nal at Port Mayaca and the Franklin Lock at Moore Haven to attempt to offset some of the heavy ow entering Lake Okeechobee from northern runoff. Over the past seven days, ow into the lake has ranged from 4,976 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 7.293 cfs. Flow from the lake into the C-44 Canal at Port Mayaca has ranged from 794 cfs to 1,309 cfs. Flow into the Caloosahatchee Riv er at Moore Haven has ranged from 1,526 cfs to 3,996 cfs. In the past week, the lake level has risen from 14.14 feet to 14.22 ft. No water from the lake has been released south. South of the lake, all of the water con servation areas are a foot above regulation schedule or higher. Flow south under the Tamiami Trail has averaged around 1,000 cfs. Two of the S-12 water control structures, which could send more water south, are closed to protect the nesting ground of the endangered Cape Sable sea sparrow. Some algae blooms have been reported. These are common on the lake during the summer and are natural. Under certain con ditions, algae blooms can release toxins. On May 9, an algae bloom was report ed near the Pahokee marina. Florida Depart ment of Environmental Protection sampled the bloom. No toxins were detected. On June 4, a small algae bloom was reported near Port Mayaca. FDEP took sam ples. No toxins were detected. On June 6, algae was reported at Oceanfront Park Beach in Palm Beach. On June 6, algae was also reported in the St. Lucie Canal. On June 6, algae was reported in the C-24 Canal in St. Lucie County. Federal funding for EAA reservoir could be delayed AUTO HOME COMMERICAL BOAT RV Phone (239) 657.3614 Fax (239) 657.6468 Email Karen@bhins.com 711 West Main Street, Immokalee, Florida 34142 www.bhins.com 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

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6 Immokalee Bulletin Thursday, June 21, 2018 Keiths Towing 903 Alachua St. Immokalee, FL 34142 239-657-5741 Auction Date: 07/02/18 @ 9a.m. 2014 KIA VIN#KNADM4A32E6401637 1998 Chevy VIN#1G1JC124XW7316497 Auctions Auctions 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 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/Supplie s Happy Jack Xylexide is a fungicidal shampoo to treat ringworm & allergies. For dogs & horses. JACK & ANNS FEED & SUPPLY (fleabeacon.com) 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 rrfrn t rrfrn brrn trr rrfrfrntr rrfr f r rr rrrfrnf r r frrfr fr frr rrfrn rr rrfrn f f rrfrn rr r rrfrnfr rr r r rrr rrfrnrrr rr nr r rrfrnr rr n r rr rrf tff r rrfrn tfr rrfr rrfr rrrrfrr rn r r rrr fr rr rr f rrfrn r rr rrfrn rn f rn f rrrfrn f rr r rrfn rf ffn frrfrn READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. No wonder newspaper readers have more fun! AD VERTISEand Get Results

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June 21, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 7 Mobile Food Pantry The Harry Chapin Food Bank will be at First Baptist Church, 1411 Lake Trafford Rd, en-USImmokalee on Tursday, June 26 from 4 to en-US 6 p.m.en-USDespensa de comida mvil El Harry Chapin Food Bank estar en First Baptist Church, 1411 Lake Trafford Rd, Im mokalee el jueves 26 de junio de 4 a 6 p.m. Independence Day en-US en-US Community Outreachen-USWomen of God World and Jacobs Safe en-US House invite you to their free annual Inen-US -en-US dependence Day Community Outreach on en-US Wednesday, July 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at en-US Zocalo Plaza on the corner of 1st and Main en-US Streets in Immokalee. Enjoy an afternoon en-US of Free Food, Fun, Musical Entertainment, en-US Praise Dance, Fellowship and sharing the en-US Love of Jesus Christ! en-USTraining and support groupen-USThis support group is for families of chilen-US -en-US dren with special needs of any kind. It proen-US -en-US vides the ability for parent training and for en-US families to connect and establish supportive en-US relationships. When: The last Wednesday of en-US every month from 9 a. m.-11 a.m. Where: en-US Florida State University College of Medicine, en-US Immokalee Health Education Site, 1441 Heren-US -en-US itage Boulevard, Immokalee. Cost: Free to en-US families. Snacks and beverages will be proen-US -en-US vided for free. For more information or to en-US register to attend, call Tara Tallaksen at (239) en-US 254-4279 or Rosa Martinez (239) 658-3129.en-USLooking for volunteersen-USOne of the best investments we can make en-US in the life of a child is in their early education en-US experiences. We are looking for volunteers. en-US The goal of the Literacy Buddy Program is to en-US put books into the hands of 3, 4 and 5-year en-US old children. Once you volunteer, you are en-US matched with a child in a preschool conen-US -en-US tracted by the coalition. Your child writes to en-US you and tells you what they are interested in en-US and then you write back and include a book en-US about those interests. These exchanges hapen-US -en-US pen three times during the school year. Its a en-US great way to start a young child on the path en-US to literacy and the love of learning. For more en-US information visit www.ELCofSWFL.org and en-US click on the Big Buddy Button.en-USPlaying at the theatreen-USThe younger kids of LaBelle ages ve en-US to 10 will preform MONSTER IN THE CLOS en-USET 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 munitytheatre.com. en-USCounty Meetings Notice is hereby given that the Collier en-USCounty Code Enforcement Board will meet en-US at 9 a.m., Thursday, June 28, in the Board en-US of County Commissioners chambers, third oor, Collier County Government Cen en-USter, 3299 Tamiami Trail E., Naples, Florida en-US 34112. The meeting will be broadcast live en-US with closed captioning on Collier Television channel 97/98 and via live streaming at col liercounty.gov. Notice is hereby given that the Collier en-USCounty Black Affairs Advisory Board will en-US meet at 6 p.m., Monday, June 25, in the en-US Board of County Commissioners chambers, third oor, Collier County Government Cen en-USter, 3299 Tamiami Trail E., Naples, Florida 34112. Notice is hereby given that the Collier en-USCounty Tourist Development Council will en-US meet at 9 a.m., Monday, June 25, in the Board of County Commissioners cham en-USbers, third oor, Collier County Government en-US Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, en-US Florida. The meeting will be broadcast live en-US with closed captioning on Collier Television channel 97/98 and via live streaming at col liercounty.gov. 1 End of a digression 10 Christmas flier 15 Like Gene Kellys dancing 16 Ski resort north of Mount Snow 17 Pollsters challenge 18 Stand in for 19 Wear out 20 Haywire 22 Circus prop 24 Lyras brightest star 25 Rosencrantz or Guildenstern 26 Netlike 27 Cabs may be lined up at one 29 After 30 Soaks (up) 31 Like some bread 35 Reasons for some low scores 37 Handy thing to have when you need a break? 38 Zen awakening 39 Arabian checker 40 Turkish honorific 41 Expose a card, say 43 Narrow strip 44 Cuisine with a condiment called nam pla 47 Body __ 48 Attacks, as with snowballs 49 Campaign fund 51 Vier minus eins 52 Sundance showing 53 Its usually an eagle 57 A Confederacy of Dunces author 58 Clinton had a big role in its construction 59 Begat 60 Held in 1 WWII female 2 Digestive aid, to chemists 3 Blue wall decorations 4 How a pollyanna sees the world 5 I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie author 6 Hard or soft finish? 7 __ loss 8 Nauseates 9 Glaciation period 10 Combustible rock 11 1881 trouble spot 12 Im with you 13 Outlook service 14 __ a world in a grain of sand: Blake 21 Nursery bottle contents 22 Hunks 23 Shire in films 24 Limo riders 27 Alack! 28 Many millennia 30 iPhone speaker 32 Salad ingredients 33 Try to dislodge, perhaps 34 Leda and the Swan poet 36 Home 37 Pod occupants 39 Make whole again 42 Christmas flier 43 Perceived to be 44 Ridicules 45 Asian capital 46 Zeal 48 Hagglers target 50 Mind 51 Roebuck, but not Sears 54 Word with stick or service 55 Auld Scotland wants __ skinking ware: Burns 56 Days of yore, in days of yore rfnfftbfn rrffn tbbbEdited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis b en-USCommunity Briefs

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8 Immokalee Bulletin June 21, 2018 en-USI-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. en-USMotorists should expect intermittent lane en-US closures between mile markers 142 through en-US 146 and between mile markers 61 through en-US 66 during nighttime/overnight hours from 9 en-US p.m. to 5 a.m., weather permitting. Estimat ed project completion is fall 2018. The con tractor is Horsepower Electric, Inc. I-75/Alligator Alley Rest Area (mile mark en-USer 63): Construction project: Work is un derway to build a new rest area and wa ter treatment plant on the north side of the en-USroadway. Estimated project completion is en-US summer 2018. The contractor is West Con struction, Inc. US 41 from Pine Ridge Road to Sandpine Drive: Construction project: Crews will be en-USplacing sidewalk, drainage structures and en-US lighting on the east side of US 41. Crews en-US will also resurface the intersection of US 41 en-US and Pelican Bay Boulevard. Work occurs en-US during daytime and nighttime hours. Motor ists should expect intermittent lane closures en-USthrough the duration of the project during en-US nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 en-US a.m. Drivers should use caution traveling in en-US this area. Estimated completion is summer en-US 2018. The contractor is American Lighting & en-US Signalization, Inc. US 41 from Golden Gate Parkway to Orchid Drive: Maintenance permit project: en-USMotorists should expect intermittent south bound lane closures during nighttime/over night hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. weekdays, en-USwhile crews replace a driveway, weather en-US permitting. Motorists should use caution as en-US crews work in the roadway. US 41 from Habitat Drive to SR 951/Col en-USlier Boulevard: Maintenance permit proj ect: Motorists should expect intermittent en-USsouthbound lane closures during daytime en-US hours weekdays, while crews perform un derground utility work, weather permitting. en-USMotorists should use caution as crews work en-US in the roadway. SR 29 from South 7th Street to South 2nd Street: Maintenance contract project: en-USMotorists should expect intermittent east bound lane closures during daytime hours, en-USwhile crews make water main connections, en-US weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway. en-US8th Street NE from Golden Gate Bouleen-US -en-US vard to Randall Boulevard: Construction en-US project: This project constructs a new bridge en-US over the Cypress Canal. Crews will also widen-US -en-US en existing lanes, add sidewalk to the west en-US side of the roadway and improve drainage en-US throughout the project area. Work will occur en-US during daytime hours. Motorists should exen-US-en-US pect intermittent lane closures from 7 a.m. en-US to 5 p.m. Local area residents will have acen-US -en-US cess at all times. Motorists and pedestrians en-US should use caution while traveling in this en-US area. Estimated project completion is spring en-US 2019. The contractor is Bergeron Land Deen-US-en-US velopment, Inc. en-USThe Immokalee Regional Airport (IMM) is in the process of performing an Airport en-USLayout Plan (ALP) update. The countys en-US contractor for this process, Atkins, is wrap ping up the project which is documented en-USin a draft nal Airport Layout Plan Narrative en-US Report. This report is available for public en-US comment via the Collier County Airport Au thority (CCAA) website at colliercounty. en-USgov/AirportAuthority. Public involvement is en-US a critical component of airport master plan ning and comments are currently being re quested. Airport planning is a strategic process used to establish guidelines for the efcient en-USdevelopment of airports that is consistent with local, state and national goals. The en-USFederal Aviation Administration (FAA) recen-US -en-US ommends that all airports complete ALP en-US updates within ve-to-seven-year increen-US -en-US ments. The purpose of an ALP update is to en-US study and provide the airport a 20-year deen-US -en-US velopment program that will create a safe, en-US efcient, economical, and environmentally en-US responsible airport facility. This study will en-US be capable of facilitating the demand for en-US aviation services expected, meet the deen-US-en-US velopment goals of the CCAA, and create en-US additional public value for residents in the en-US Immokalee area and the aeronautical comen-US -en-US munity at large.en-US The ALP is a critical planning tool for the en-US CCAA which depicts the existing airport faen-US-en-US cilities, and planned development initiatives. en-US This document is also critical for coordinaen-US -en-US tion between the CCAA, the FAA, and the en-US Florida Department of Transportation. Key en-US issues identied by the CCAA staff to be en-US considered during the development of the en-US ALP are as follows: increasing industrial and en-US non-aviation areas within the airport bounden-US -en-US ary to allow for the expansion of non-aeroen-US -en-US nautical land uses; increase lease revenue; en-US and increase economic development within en-US the immediate region of the airport. en-US This draft design narrative is yet anothen-US -en-US er opportunity for citizens of Immokalee en-US and stakeholders of Immokalee Regional Airport to review and offer comment on en-USbefore the report is presented to the Collier en-US County Board of County Commissioners for en-US consideration in the fall. To be included in en-US that report comments need to be received en-US by Aug.31, 2018 and are being accepted via en-US email to Justin.Lobb@colliercounty.gov en-US and through an online survey at https://s.en-US surveyplanet.com/H1blErdlX. All comments en-US and responses will be made available to the en-US public for review via the CCAA website at colliercounty.gov/AirportAuthority. For more information contact Airport Manager Justin Lobb at 239-642-7878. rffn tbr nf ff LIVE LONGER, BETTER Airport Layout Plan update community input process in nal stage en-USCollier County Road Watch