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 28, 2018 Vol. 51 No. 26 Taste of Immokalee students in collab oration with 1 by 1 Leadership Foundation and Naples United Church of Christ raised $10,000 for Hurricane Irma relief efforts. The students wanted the funds to go to an organization that was continuing to work on the unmet needs of the Immokalee community months after the hurricane hit. They identied that the Benison Distribution Center was in dire need of supplies so they awarded them the funds. The Benison Center is a collaboration of the Immokalee Unmet Needs Coalition, the Immokalee Ministerial Alliance with the leadership of Bethel Assembly of God Church, 1 By 1 Leadership Foundation and a number of national organizations are pro viding truckloads of goods for the ongoing needs of the Immokalee community. Ben ison is open, not for individuals, but rather for churches and local organization like Pace Center for Girls and Redlands Christian Migrant Association to come and pick up supplies and then distribute to those who have specic needs. If you would like to volunteer or are in terested in donating to the center please contact Pastor Frank Rincon at godskid73@ gmail.com or Pastor TW Mallory at twmallo firstname.lastname@example.org. Benison Distribution Center Receives $10,000 donation Courtesy photo A truck load of supplies to help with the onging needs of the Immokalee Com munity. By Captain Susan Harrelle Special to the Immokalee Bulletin On June 19, 2018, Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden received, from the court, a Writ of Possession Instanter ordering Sheriff Whidden to seize all of the property named in the writ and turn it over to the new own er and remove any persons on the property known as Altair Training Solutions, a region al training facility with an address of 31101 Na Dr., Immokalee. This training facility is the former site of Hendry Correctional Insti tute. Due to the size of the facility and the type of training being conducted there, Sher iff Whidden felt that the safest way to do this was to organize an operation and en act the Mutual Aid Agreement, per statute. Lee County Sheriffs Ofce, Collier County Sheriffs Ofce, SW Florida Regional Bomb Squad, Florida Wildlife Commission, ATF and Homeland Security Investigations as sisted Hendry County Sheriffs Ofce with personnel and assets. 73 law enforcement ofcers were briefed on the situation and entered the property securing all buildings. Once that was done, the property was turned over to the new owners. The lender sued Altair and others in a foreclosure and they were awarded. The property was sold at auction on May 30. As a result of the sale, the writ was issued. ATF seized several rearms that were in violation and a small amount of explosive ordinance was seized by the bomb squad. There were no arrests made at this time. HCSO seizes Altair Training Solutions for new owner Courtesy photo Congrats to the IHS BETA Club The Immokalee High School BETA club went to the National BETA Club convention in Savannah, Georgia on June 16 and were there until June 20, where they placed rst in Campaign Skit, Scrapbook, Spotlight on Service and Freshlook at BETA. Second in Recycling. Third in Character Skit. Eighth in Banner and Advertising Design and tenth in Spanish 11th Grade.
4 Immokalee Bulletin June 28, 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 Chicago--The Government Finance Of cers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is pleased to announce that Collier County Clerk of the Courts, Florida has received the GFOAs Distinguished Bud get Presentation Award for its budget. The award represents a signicant achievement by the Clerks Ofce. It reects the commitment of the Clerk and staff to meeting the highest principles of govern mental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the Clerks Ofce had to satis fy nationally recognized guidelines for effec tive budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entitys budget serves as: a policy document a nancial plan an operations guide a communications device Budget documents must be rated pro cient in all four categories, and the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award. Along with the Distinguished Budget Pre sentation Award presented to Collier Coun ty Clerk of the Courts, a Certicate of Rec ognition for Budget Presentation has also been presented to the Collier County Clerk of Courts Accounting Department. Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America. The Government Finance Ofcers Asso ciation is a major professional association servicing the needs of 19,000 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-level government ofcials and other nance prac titioners. For more information, please contact: Marni Scuderi, Public Records Coordinator Clerk of the Circuit Court, Collier County, Florida or call (239)252-2725 email Marni. Scuderi@collierclerk.com. Clerks ofce wins award FORT MYERS The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) will hold a series of in formational sessions this summer at all four FSW locations. Under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist, physical therapist as sistants work closely with people of all age groups who have a wide range of physical problems including musculoskeletal or thopedic injuries, stroke, head trauma and pediatric developmental delay. Working one-on-one with the patient, physical ther apist assistants help to restore their physical function, manage pain, prevent further in jury, and implement tness programs for a healthy lifestyle. Students will learn how to deliver individualized hands on techniques, exercise programs, and treatments with modalities such as electrical stimulation and ultrasound. The public is welcome to attend any of the information sessions below: Tuesday, July 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the FSW Hendry/Glades Curtis Center in La Belle, Building A, Room 117 Thursday, July 12, 11 a.m.-noon, at the FSW Charlotte Campus in Punta Gorda, Building E, Room 105 Wednesday, July 25, 4-5 p.m., at the FSW Thomas Edison Campus in Fort Myers, Building A, Room 215 Thursday, July 26, 11 a.m.-noon, at the FSW Collier Campus in Naples, Building M, Room 201 The Physical Therapist Assistant program is offered by Broward College (BC) through a partnership with FSW. Classes at both sites participate in all lecture classes together through live interactive video conferencing with the FSW students located at the Fort Myers campus. All lab sessions and clinical practicums are managed by the individual sites with a full-time program manager lo cated at FSW who serves as a liaison be tween the sites. Program degrees are con ferred by BC. The program is accredited by the Com mission on Accreditation in Physical Ther apy Education (CAPTE). A licensing exam ination is required upon completion of the two-year associate degree program and the Physical Therapist Assistant shall be eligible for an appropriate membership category in the American Physical Therapy Association. For more information, contact Jodi Goot kin, program manager, at (239) 489-9494, Jodi.Gootkin@fsw.edu, or visit www.fsw. edu/academics/programs/asphysicalthera pistassistant. Program to hold information sessions at FSW Courtesy photo Students in the Physical Therapist Assistant program at FSW get hands on ex perience.
June 28, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 5 Lilly Bass Church of God in Unity, Inc. established the Elder Rosetta Hooks Schol arship in her honor to help a young man or woman who will be attending college. This year we were able to bless two students with the Elder Rosetta Hooks Scholarship by awarding them $500 each. The 2018 scholarship recipients are: Efennadi Anderson is a graduate from Immokalee High School and is seeking a degree in nursing which will lead to fulll ing her dream on becoming an Advance Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP). Her extracurricular activities included: being a member of the Track Team, Colorguard, National BETA Club, Girls in Action and Act eens a missionary program for adolescent girls. Efennadi will be attending iTech. Fredrick Green, Jr. is a graduate of Im mokalee High school where he excelled in his college prep classes. In high school he was a member of the football team. Some of his football achievements include MVP title, SWFL Player of the year, 1st offense all team, All Star FACA player and the Brox son Trophy. Fredrick received a scholarship to attend MercyHurst University in Erie, PA seeking a degree in Business. He plans on working hard on and off the eld. We congratulate the 2018 Elder Rosetta Hooks Scholarship Recipients. L E T THE FIREWORKS BEGIN.H A VE A SA F E A N D HA P PY JULY 4 Engaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? Birthday? Holiday? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineCelebrationsorida.newszap.com/publishyournews/For a modest charge, each package includes: A print announcement in the newspaper of your choice. An online listing at orida.newszap.com/publishyournews/. Online guestbook for friends and family to sign and view. Online photo gallery for up to 10 photos. Gift registry page Prole pageSubmit your good news today at http://orida.newszap.com/publishyournews/ Lilly Bass Church of God awards Hooks Scholarship Courtesy photo Efennadi Anderson, Bishop Remar Scott and Fredrick Green, Jr. Monday, July 2: Collier Boulevard and I75 northbound exit Aggressive driving Immokalee Road and Logan Boulevard Speeding Naples Boulevard Speeding Tuesday, July 3: Vanderbilt Beach and Goodlette-Frank roads Red-light running Radio Road and Santa Barbara Boulevard Aggressive driving Oil Well Road and Everglades Boulevard Speeding Wednesday, July 4: Airport-Pulling Road and Davis Boulevard Red-light running U.S. 41 North and Pine Ridge Road Ag gressive driving Golden Gate Parkway and Livingston Road Red-light running Thursday, July 5: Immokalee Road and Wilson Boulevard Speeding U.S. 41 East and Collier Boulevard Speeding Oakes Boulevard and Vanderbilt Beach Road Aggressive driving Friday, July 6: Creekside Boulevard and U.S. 41 North Aggressive driving Livingston and Pine Ridge roads Redlight running Sunshine and Green boulevards Speed ing Collier County Trafc Enforcement
6 Immokalee Bulletin Thursday, June 28, 2018 Automotive Automotive 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 Employment Full Time Flash Trucking Wanted Drivers New Pay increase 401K Health Insurance vacation pay Great Equipment Call Matt Shop 863-674-1011 cell 941-232-5407 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. Apartments Now Accepting Applications 1, 2 & 3 Bdrm. Apts. Willow Brook Place, Garden Lake, Summer Glen, Heritage Villas & Southern Villas. 1836 Ash Lane, Immokalee, FL 34142 239-657-3204 TDD711 This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider 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 READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU.
June 28, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 7 Hot Summer Nights The Collier County Sheriffs Ofce is host ing its fourth Hot Summer Night event Thurs day, June 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Immokalee High School, 701 Immokalee Drive. Kids can come jump around in the police car bounce house, go rock wall climbing or play corn hole games. For the older kids, there will be karaoke and two inatable giant screens: one to watch a movie and the other to play Wii games! Hot dogs and popcorn will also be available. Dont forget its all free! Hope to see you there! Mango Harvest at Roberts Ranch Join us for our summer mango harvest! This family friendly event will feature a man go giveaway (while supplies last), games, and a special mango drink! Free. Saturday, June 30thth from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch, 1215 Roberts Avenue, Immokalee. For more in formation (239) 252-2611. Das Familiares: Cosecha de Verano nete a nosotros para nuestra cosecha de mango de verano! Este evento familiar es taremos regalando mangos (mientras duren las reservas) tambin habr juegos y una bebida especial de mango. Entrada gratis. El sbado, 30 de junio de 11:00 a 14:00 en el Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch, 1215 Roberts Avenue, Immokalee. Para obtener ms informacin (239) 252-2611. Jou Fanmi: Rekt Ete Vin patisipe nan rekt mango pou sezon ete an! Nan pwogram familial sa, nap f kado man go (jiskaske dnye estk la n), jwt, ak bwason espesyal ki ft ak mango! Admisyon gratis. Samdi, 30 Jen 11:00am jiska 2:00pm. Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch, 1215 Roberts Avenue, Immokalee. Pou plis en fmasyon (239) 252-2611. 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 afternoon of Free Food, Fun, Musical Entertainment, 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 Heritage Boulevard, Immokalee. Cost: Free to families. Snacks and beverages will be provided 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 www.ELCofSWFL.org and click on the Big Buddy Button. Playing at the theatre The younger kids of LaBelle ages ve to 10 will preform MONSTER IN THE CLOS ET 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. County Meetings Notice is hereby given that the Collier County Code Enforcement Board will meet at 9 a.m., Thursday, June 28, in the Board of County Commissioners chambers, third oor, Collier County Government Cen ter, 3299 Tamiami Trail E., Naples, Florida 34112. The meeting will be broadcast live with closed captioning on Collier Television channel 97/98 and via live streaming at col liercounty.gov. Notice is hereby given that the Collier County Black Affairs Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, June 25, in the Board of County Commissioners chambers, third oor, Collier County Government Cen ter, 3299 Tamiami Trail E., Naples, Florida 34112. Notice is hereby given that the Collier County Tourist Development Council will meet at 9 a.m., Monday, June 25, in the Board of County Commissioners cham bers, third oor, Collier County Government Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, Florida. The meeting will be broadcast live with closed captioning on Collier Television channel 97/98 and via live streaming at col liercounty.gov. ACROSS 1 Say it isnt so! 5 Slick 9 Japanese poem with 17 syllables 14 More than simmer 15 Natural skin soother 16 Caravan stop 17 s-s Ramblers, briefly 18 Grand Prix series designation 20 Brings in, as salary 22 Geeky types 23 Controversial Vietnam War defoliant 26 Onetime Leno announcer Hall 29 Salt, in Franasce 30 __ we there yet? 31 Add to the staff 33 Serving at Popeyes 36 Gutter site 37 Avon or Fuller Brush work, e.g. 42 Too 43 Country bumpkins 44 I hope youve learned your __! 47 Pro vote 48 Little white lie 51 __-hoo! Over here! 52 What Al Capone led 56 Collar attachment for Spot 57 MASH setting 58 Shh! 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8 Immokalee Bulletin June 28, 2018 en-USThe Immokalee Chamber of Commerce Pre sident Danny Gonzalez has worked very diligently this year to be very visible in the en-UScommunity and to be where the Chamber en-US was most needed. The True Mission of the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce is: To assist business in retaining ex en-USisting business. Attract new business into the area. en-US Assist in the expansion of busien-US ness. 1. The Immokalee Chamber of Com en-USmerce (ICOC) is lending a hand to a Non en-USProt Organization called Jacobs Safe en-US House with this up coming 4th of July Cel ebration at the Zocalo Plaza located at 1st en-US& Main Street to help the entire community en-US of Immokalee to Celebrate the 4th of July, en-US with lots of food, entertainment and family en-US fun and its all FREE! 2. Opening of the 2018 Collier Coun en-USty Public School Year for Immokale on en-USWednesday, August 15. 3. The Immokalee Chamber of Com en-USmerce will get a Community Sports Calen dar for the up-coming school year football en-USgames: Look for the schedule in the July 5 en-US editon of the Immokalee Bulletin. 4. Lipmans Backpack Giveaway in Im en-USmokalee is Saturday, August 4, at the Im mokalee High Schools football eld starting en-USat 9am. You dont want to miss this event!!! 5. There Will Be NO Immokalee Cham en-USber Breakfast Meeting in July. ICOCs meet ing will resume in August. The rst August en-USMeeting for the Chamber Breakfast will be n en-US August 1, at 8:30 a.m. at Lozanos Mexican en-US Restaurant. 6. The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be on Friday, December 7 at 6 p.m. 7. Christmas Around the World Parade and Snow Gala will be on Saturday, Decem ber 8 at 5:30 p.m. 8. Networking After 5 Affair at the Sem en-USinole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Wednes day, August 22 at 5:30 p.m. 9. Another Christmas Networking After 5 Affair will take place in December, ICOC en-USwill email everyone the details when they en-US are nal.(TBA) The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce had a very trying year with Hurricane Irma en-USin September 2017 and ICOC is still dealing en-US with the aftermath of that storm. The Chamber made its presence known in the community by handing out donations en-USof food and water immediately after the en-US storm. ICOC met with Governor Scott to ask for help with availability of getting Federal and en-USState Grants for the Immokalee area. Asked for Initiatives for small business. en-US Got contacts for improved housing for our work force community of Immokalee. Transportation assistance information for better roads into and out of Immokalee. Job Creation and update information on the future with Immigration laws for our residents of Immokalee. en-USICOC meet with Cissy Proctor and her en-US staff from our State Economic Development en-US Department for suggestions on how to start en-US with making changes with some of Imen-US-en-US mokalees Visions & Needs immediately.en-US ICOC partnered with The Roberts Ranch en-US Museum for a very successful Immokalee en-US Cattle Drive and Jamboree.en-US The ICOC is still Donating funds and time en-US to the community wherever needed been-US -en-US cause of Hurricane Irma.en-US Gave six $500 Scholarships to Immokaen-US -en-US lee High School graduating students.en-US Assisted, Immokalee High School Beta en-US Club with transportation to their National en-US Convention.en-US Partnered with CRA & MSTU to make Imen-US -en-US mokalee BEAUTIFUL!en-US Donated Funds to One by One Leaderen-US -en-US ship program with their Earth Day Event at en-US Roberts Ranchen-US Completed Ribbon Cutting and Ground en-US Breaking for businesses in Immokalee, Reen-US-en-US sults Care ,The Immokalee Culinary Day and en-US the Ground Breaking and Grand Opening of en-US First1Bank in Immokalee. Happy 86th Birthday Dan Lane!Wishing You Many Many More, With Love, From Your Family 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 en-USChamber of Commerce Events en-USAlligators become more active during en-US warm weather months, and its not uncomen-US -en-US mon to see them throughout the state. Most en-US interactions consist of seeing alligators at a en-US distance. However, if you have a concern en-US about a specic alligator, the Florida Fish en-US and Wildlife Conservation Commission en-US (FWC) urges you to call their toll-free Nuien-US -en-US sance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR en-US (392-4286).en-US The FWC places the highest priority en-US on public safety, said Eric Sutton, FWCs en-US executive director. When someone calls en-US our Nuisance Alligator Hotline to report an en-US alligator they believe poses a threat, we disen-US -en-US patch one of our contracted nuisance alligaen-US-en-US tor trappers to resolve the situation.en-US Although alligator bite incidents resulting en-US in serious injury are rare in Florida, the FWC en-US recommends taking precautions when hav en-USing fun in and around the water. Alligators en-US inhabit all 67 counties in Florida and can be found anywhere there is standing water. Re en-USduce the chances of conicts with alligators en-US by swimming only in designated swimming en-US areas during daylight hours. Also keep pets on a leash and away from the water. Because alligators control their body en-UStemperature by basking in the sun, they may en-US be easily observed. However, the FWC urges en-US people to keep their distance if they see one. And never feed alligators because it is dan gerous and illegal. The FWC also works to keep Floridians en-USand visitors informed, including providing advice about Living with Alligators. Learn more about alligators at MyFWC. com/Alligator. en-USImportant alligator safety advice