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Kinzel, Clerk of Courts and Comptroller, is pleased to announce the ofcial re-opening of the Clerks Satellite Ofce at Eagle Creek. This ofce provides a multitude of services to Southeastern Collier and Marco Island communities. Ofce hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday but closed for lunch from 1:00-2:00 p.m. daily. The Florida Department of Education has released school grades for all levels and overall district grades. In 2018 Collier County Public Schools (CCPS): CCPS tied for the third highest percent age points earned up from 33rd in 2011 Two districts tied for rst earning 69 percentage points Two districts tied for second earning 67 percentage points; and CCPS and one other district tied for third earning 66 percentage points Only 30 percent of the districts in Flori da earned a district grade of an A CCPS has 27 of 54 (50 percent) schools earning an A 22 schools maintained an A, 5 im proved to an A, 10 other schools improved their grade including two high schools, two middle schools, and six elementary schools First time in CCPS history to have all A, B, and C schools since the inception of school grading in 1999, with no D or F schools. The state accountability system fo cuses on the following school and district performance outcomes: student achieve ment, learning gains, graduation, acceler ation success, and maintaining a focus on students who need the most support. Incredible growth in CCPS can be at tributed to the hard work and commitment of students, parents, teachers, administra tors, District staff, and strong community support. A focus on progress monitoring and ongoing adjustments to instruction are integral to overall student achievement. Village Oaks Elementarys school grade improved to a C and the school is no longer designated as a Turnaround School by the state of Florida, a signicant accomplish ment among the many school gains. The District has earned an A based on the state accountability system and shown growth in a challenging year. We are proud of the achievements of individual students, families, teachers, school administrators and the collective District performance. Earning an A is a signicant accomplishment for our schools and the community, Dr. Kamela Patton, Superintendent of CCPS said. Collier County Public Schools An A District NAPLES The Immokalee Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) has awarded a $30,000 grant to Residential Options of Flori da (ROOF) for the development of Indepen dence Place, a project which will provide housing that is affordable for adults with de velopmental disabilities who want to live in dependently in the Immokalee community. Other funding for this project comes from Florida Housing Finance Corporation, which administers a grant program to produce housing for people with developmental dis abilities in communities across Florida, and from Immokalee Housing and Family Ser vices, a local nonprot housing corporation with a 30 plus year history of serving the Im mokalee community. The grant from Immokalee CRA will be used for renovations that will make the home accessible for people with disabilities. The architectural plans for the home have been redesigned by MHK Architecture and Planning, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessi ble Design. The renovations include instal lation of new doors and frames, plumbing xtures and grab bars, creation of a ramp at the homes entry, and redesign of the bath rooms and the kitchen to allow individuals who use wheelchairs to more easily maneu ver throughout the living spaces. Independence Place is the rst home of its kind in Immokalee specically designed to help individuals with development dis abilities live in the community with supports that help maximize their independence. The CRA is proud to partner with ROOF to facilitate the development of Independence Place, Immokalees rst home specically designed for supported living for individuals with development disabilities, said Debrah Forester, Community Redevelopment Agen cy Director. ROOFs Executive Director, Sheryl Souk up, commented on the choice of Immoka lee as the site of its rst supported living home, We selected Immokalee because there is no other home like this in Immoka lee there truly is a need. We were encour aged by the immediate support that we re ceived from community members. If there is any community in Florida that can set a shining example of how to support people with disabilities to live independently in the community, its Immokalee. ROOFs vision is for every community in Immokalee CRA provides funding for the creation of housing for residents with disabilities See CRA Page 2
2 Immokalee Bulletin July 5, 2018 en-USThe Collier County Supervisor of Elecen-US-en-US tions ofce will begin mailing new voter en-US information cards today to approximately en-US 11,000 Collier County voters who will see en-US changes to their Election Day polling locaen-US -en-US tion. en-US Precinct 418 will move from the First en-US Church of the Nazarene to Freedom Park loen-US -en-US cated at 1515 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples en-US FL 34105en-US Precinct 591 will move from the Collier en-US County University Extension to Peace Luen-US -en-US theran Church located at 9850 Immokalee en-US Road, Naples FL 34120en-US All voters affected by the above changes en-US will receive a new voter information card. en-US Voters are also encouraged to review their en-US information by visiting www.CollierVotes.en-US com or by calling (239) 252-VOTE (8683).en-US We encourage voters to review their en-US new voter information cards before they en-US vote on Election Day or visit our website en-US where they can look up their assigned preen-US -en-US cinct. Jennifer J. Edwards, Collier County en-US Supervisor of Elections. en-USSupervisor of Elections Ofce en-US en-US announces polling location changes Florida to have an abundance of housing en-USchoices that meet the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental dis abilities. ROOF is currently working to cre en-USate new housing opportunities for people en-US with developmental disabilities in Brevard, en-US Collier, Charlotte, Orange, and Palm Beach counties. The median gross rent in Florida is $972, but individuals with developmental disabil en-USities can typically afford $225-$600 rent, en-US making it very difcult and often impossible en-US to nd an affordable place to live. ROOF is en-US creating housing that is affordable even to en-US people with disabilities whose only source en-US of income is Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a monthly payment provided to indi en-USviduals who cannot work due to the nature and severity of their disability. en-USSays Soukup, We want to remove bar en-USriers that prevent people with disabilities from living independently in the commu en-USnity. Affordability and accessibility are two en-US factors that can make the dream of living independently a reality for people with dis abilities. en-US### About Residential Options of Florida (ROOF) The mission of Residential Options of en-USFlorida (ROOF) is to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental dis abilities to successfully obtain and main en-UStain affordable and inclusive housing of en-US their choice. ROOF is a 501(c)(3) nonprot en-US corporation created in 2014 by a statewide en-US group of stakeholders with support from en-US Florida Developmental Disabilities Council and the U.S. Department of Human Ser en-USvices. You can join ROOF in promoting the en-US creation of housing opportunities for people with developmental disabilities across Flori da. To learn more, visit www.roof.org. About Immokalee Community en-USRedevelopment Agency (CRA) The Collier County Community Redevel en-USopment Agency (CRA) was established in en-US March of 2000 to alleviate slum and blight in en-US two separate Redevelopment Areas within Collier County: The Bayshore Gateway Tri angle Redevelopment area and the Immoka en-USlee Redevelopment Area. The improvement en-US efforts in the Immokalee Redevelopment Area are led by the Immokalee CRA Adviso en-USry Board, which is comprised of community en-US leaders, and governed by the Collier County en-US Community Redevelopment Agency which en-US is comprised of County Commissioners. To learn more, visit http://www.immokaleeto en-USday.com/. en-USCRAen-USContinued From Page 1 en-USAnthony Tony Giaimo has been named en-US the Director of Public Safety for Florida en-US SouthWestern State College. en-US Tony brings a wealth of experience to en-US FSW, said Dr. Gina Doeble, vice president, en-US administrative services. He has demonstraten-US-en-US ed a strong belief in community service and en-US has an extensive career in law enforcement, en-US and safety and emergency management. en-US His career in law enforcement spans 27 en-US years, and he has been a college instrucen-US -en-US tor for 10 years. He most recently was the en-US superintendent of police for the Tredyffrin en-US Township Police Department in Pennsylvaen-US-en-US nia for 27 years. He has also taught criminal en-US justice/sociology and emergency medical en-US techniques for police ofcers. He graduated en-US from Temple University with a bachelors en-US degree in accounting/law; Mountain State en-US University with a masters degree in strategic en-US leadership; and the FBI National Academy en-US with a diploma and certications in behaven-US -en-US ioral science, terrorism, management and en-US criminal justice.en-US He has been honored with numerous en-US awards in his career, including Police Ofcer en-US of the Year, the Safe Cities Award in 2016, en-US the Board of Supervisors Award and the Life en-US Saving Program Award. He is also a member en-US of numerous professional organizations. en-USFSW Names Giaimo en-US en-US Director of Public Safety Ad Appears In the Newspaper and Online Free of Charge! 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July 5, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 3 en-USThe Critical Thinking Lecture Series at en-US Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) en-US returns this July with two lectures presenten-US-en-US ed by FSW faculty and students. The Critical en-US Thinking Lecture Series is free and open to en-US the public. Presentations can be viewed live en-US on the Thomas Edison Campus or digitally en-US at other FSW locations. en-US Identifying and Acknowledging Subconen-US-en-US scious Biases with Dr. Mary Ellen Schultz, en-US professor, School of Arts, Humanities, and en-US Social Sciences, FSW wil be on Tuesday, July en-US 10, 9:30 10:30 a.m. at the Thomas Edison en-US Campus: Building U-102; Charlotte Campus: en-US Building O-117; Collier Campus: Building en-US M-201en-US Dr. Schultz earned her bachelors degree en-US in liberal studies from California Polytechnic en-US State University, and her masters degree in en-US education with a focus on bilingual educaen-US-en-US tion from Columbia University. She earned en-US her Doctorate of Philosophy in Education en-US with an emphasis on English as a second en-US language from North Central University. en-US Dr. Schultz has a passion for people and en-US spent several years volunteering with the en-US Peace Core in Costa Rica. Currently, Dr. Schultz serves as a full-time professor for the en-USDivision of Academic Success in the School en-US of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science at en-US FSW. This year, Dr. Schultz presented at the national conference on First-Year Experi en-USence and the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. Gaining a New Perspective: Italy en-USThrough Our Eyes with FSW study abroad en-US students will be on Wednesday, July 18, en-US 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. at the following FSW Campus Locations Thomas Edison Cam en-USpus: Building U-102, Collier Campus: M-201, Charlotte Campus: O-117 Learn about the experiences of 10 FSW en-USstudents who studied abroad in Florence, Italy in June. FSW students took classes fo en-UScused on the Italian language, art history, the ancient roots of Florence, architecture, mar en-USketing, and Italian cuisine at Istituto Lorenzo de Medici. For more information on the FSW Critical en-USThinking Lecture Series, contact Whitney en-US Rhyne, director, Strategic Initiatives, at (239) 433-6943 or Whitney.Rhyne@fsw.edu. en-USThis ad placed courtesy of the Immokalee Bulletin en-USFSW Faculty and Students Host en-US Critical Thinking Lecture Series en-USFt Myers Golisano Childrens Hospital en-US of Southwest Florida, in partnership with en-US Ronald McDonald House Charities of en-US Southwest Florida, offers a free monthly en-US autism spectrum disorder screening for en-US toddlers 18 months to ve years of age. en-US The next screening on the Ronald Mcen-US -en-US Donald Care Mobile will be held on July 13, en-US 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the IMAG en-US History & Science Center, 2000 Cranford en-US Ave., Fort Myers.en-US It is estimated that one in every 68 chilen-US -en-US dren is diagnosed with some form of Auen-US -en-US tism Spectrum Disorder, making it more en-US common than childhood cancer, juvenile en-US diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. en-US Medical consultants for the project en-US stress that an early diagnosis can make a en-US vast difference for toddlers and their famen-US -en-US ilies. They say early intensive behavioral en-US intervention can make an immense difen-US-en-US ference not just in the development of the en-US child, but in their families as well.en-US The ASD screening is conducted by the en-US Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest en-US Florida. The screenings are administered en-US by an Advanced Registered Nurse Practien-US -en-US tioner, who has extensive training and exen-US -en-US perience in typical child development and en-US developmental disorders. en-US A physician referral is not required. To en-US schedule a screening, please call 239-343-en-US 6838. en-USFree Autism Screening en-US In 1895, UK prime minister William Gladstone founded a public library. Aged 85, en-UShe wheelbarrowed his personal collection of en-US 32,000 books the mile between his home en-US and the library. His desire, his daughter said, en-US was to bring together books who had no en-US readers with readers who had no books. After losing automatic control of his Mercury capsule, astronaut Gordon Cooper en-USwas forced to use his knowledge of con stellations, wristwatch, and his eyeballs to en-USmanually land his spacecraft. He ended up en-US splashing just four miles from his recovery en-US ship, the most accurate landing up to that point. en-US In 2015, doctors in Germany reported en-US the extraordinary case of a woman who sufen-US-en-US fered from what has traditionally been called en-US multiple personality disorder. The woman en-US exhibited a variety of dissociated personalen-US -en-US ities (alters), some of which claimed to en-US be blind. Using EEGs, the doctors were able en-US to ascertain that the brain activity normally en-US associated with sight wasnt present while en-US a blind alter was in control of the womans en-US body, even though her eyes were open. en-US Remarkably, when a sighted alter assumed en-US control, the usual brain activity returned. en-USDid you know?
4 Immokalee Bulletin July 5, 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-USYou know that old question en-US did you wake up on the wrong en-US side of bed this morning? A en-US question used to ask someone en-US why they are in such a bad en-US mood can actually carry with it en-US a valuable way of looking at life. en-US Lets call waking up on the en-US wrong side of bed; waking up en-US in a negative mindset. There are en-US a lot of things that contribute to en-US the mindset that we adopt in en-US the rst moments that we wake en-US up. If we didnt sleep well, if en-US we were woken frequently en-US throughout the night, and we didnt get sufen-US -en-US cient and restful sleep then we may wake en-US up with diminished energy and a negative en-US mindset. en-US Youve noticed, Im sure, that when you en-US wake up in this way things dont tend to get any better until we consciously en-USchoose to shift our mindset or en-US shift the vibration of our energy! en-US If we continue on, in the en-US wrong side of the bed mindset, we will nd that we begin to ex en-USperience more and more wrong en-US side of the bed experiences en-US throughout our day. Maybe you en-US stub your toe on the way to the en-US bathroom, experience a lot of en-US trafc and run late on the way to en-US work, spill mustard on your shirt during your lunch break. en-USBut if we notice that we are in that nega en-UStive mindset before we leave the house and en-US we take the time to shift our mindset, you en-US will observe that you can take control on en-US your outlook back and set yourself up for a en-US great day, despite the fact that you woke up on the wrong side of bed. en-USDid you wake up on the en-US wrong side of the bed? en-USFlorida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Foundation received a $5,000 grant en-USfrom Enterprise Holdings Foundation. The en-US grant is directed for scholarships for the col leges student veterans. This is the third year en-USthat Enterprise has donated to FSW for this en-US purpose. These students sacriced to serve our country, and we want to show our appre ciation for that when they return home and en-UScontinue their education. A deep part of our en-US culture centers on our special afnity for our en-US military veterans, said Kayla Cramer, Talent en-US Acquisition Manager, Enterprise Holdings. From day one, members of the military have played an important role in the history en-USand culture of Enterprise. After all, founder en-US Jack Taylor was a decorated ghter pilot in en-US WWII. He started his business with a big en-US dream and the military values that would become the foundation of Enterpriseboth en-USthen and now. The Taylor family has continen-US -en-US ued to honor the leadership and vision that en-US Jack instilled over half a century ago by playen-US -en-US ing a very active role in offering veterans and en-US their families the support and training they en-US need to be successful.en-US Florida SouthWestern State College is en-US Southwest Floridas largest and one of the en-US most affordable institutions of higher eden-US -en-US ucation. Annually serving nearly 22,000 en-US students globally, FSW offers a variety of en-US nationally-ranked, career-focused academic en-US programs with twoand four-year degrees, en-US and professional certications. Students are en-US also active in clubs and programs catered to en-US their interests. FSW debuted its intercolleen-US -en-US giate athletics program in the fall 2015. Visit en-US www.FSW.edu for more information. Enterprise Holdings Grants $5K en-USfor FSW Veteran Scholarships en-USCourtesy photo/en-USFSWen-USKayla Cramer, Talent Acquisition Manager, Enterprise Holdings, presented en-US a $5,000 scholarship grant to Joe Kramp, Senior Development Director, FSW en-US Foundation. This is the third year Enterprise Holdings has presented this grant en-US to assist FSW veteran students.
July 5, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 5 en-USNORTH FORT MYERSen-US The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida an nounced today that its board of directors en-UShas approved a change to its ofcial mission en-US statement. The new mission statement is now Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida con nects older adults and adults with disabilities en-USto resources and assistance for living safely en-US with independence and dignity. The state ment was crafted by AAASWFL staff after en-USseveral months of assessment and review. Our agency is celebrating its 40th anni en-USversary this year, so its a great time to reex amine our focus, explains Marianne Lorini, President and CEO for AAASWFL. Our pre en-US-en-US vious mission statement was more task-orien-US -en-US ented. The new mission statement reveals en-US a client-centered focus. It reects not only en-US what we do but our vision for the clients we en-US serve.en-US In 2017, AAASWFL assisted more than en-US 33,000 older adults, caregivers and others en-US in Southwest Florida through its programs en-US and services, including the Elder Helpline, en-US SHINE Medicare counseling, and health and en-US wellness workshops. The agency received en-US more than 65,000 calls to its toll-free helpline en-US last year from individuals seeking services en-US for older adults.en-US Every member of our staff participated en-US in crafting the new mission statement, adds en-US Lorini. We had company-wide workshops en-US and a committee that worked on the new en-US statement. Everyones input was valueden-US from the folks who work with clients every en-US day to our ofce and administrative staff. en-US Our board of directors was impressed by the en-US entire teams commitment to the organizaen-US -en-US tion and our clients.en-US The mission statement is one of a numen-US -en-US ber of new initiatives for AAASWFL in recent en-US months. The agency restructured its orgaen-US -en-US nizational chart in February. AAASWFL also launched a redesigned website in April and e-newsletter in May. The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest en-USFlorida is a nonprot organization serving en-US Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, en-US Lee, and Sarasota Counties. AAASWFL is en-US the states designated Aging and Disability Resource Center for Southwest Florida. More information about the Area Agency en-USon Aging for Southwest Florida is available at en-US www.aaasw.org or by calling the toll-free Helpline at 866-413-5337 (866-41-ELDER). 9.85" x 3" 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-USCourtesy photo This is the agencys 7-county headquarters in North Fort Myers. Area Agency on Aging for SWFL reveals New Mission Statement en-USI-75 from Alligator Alley (mile marker 61) to mile marker 146 (just north of SR 78, exit en-US143): 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 under en-USway to build a new rest area and water treaten-US-en-US ment plant on the north side of the roadway. en-US Estimated project completion is summer en-US 2018. The contractor is West Construction, en-US Inc.en-US SR 29 from South 7th Street to South en-US 2nd Street: Maintenance contract project: en-US Motorists should expect intermittent easten-US-en-US bound lane closures during daytime hours, en-US while crews make water main connections, en-US weather permitting. Motorists should use en-US caution as crews work near the roadway. en-USCollier Road Watch
6 Immokalee Bulletin Thursday, July 5, 2018 Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981 Cowboy Circle Office (863)675-7045 Fax (863)612-1158 Lic#CCC1325950 Ofce: (863) 675-7045 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 R oo ng R oo ng Keiths Towing 903 Alachua St. Immokalee, FL 34142 239-657-5741 Auction Date: 07/16/18 @ 9a.m. 2004 Honda VIN#5FNRL18044B055762 Auctions Auctions 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 READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services. Business Opportunities NOTICE Independent Newspa pers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or consid ered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a num ber out of your area, use caution. Houses Rent Farm Worker Village invites you to come home. Available now 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom rental homes, starting as low as $425 per month. You may qualify for Rental assistance. Please Call us at: 239-657-3649 or stop by at 1800 Farm Worker Way Campers / RVs Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 954-789-7530 Pickup Trucks 1977 Ford F 450 with racks 2 wheel drive -$3500 2003 Ford F 450 with norstar flat bed 2 wheel drive$5000 2004 Ford F 350 Silver long wheel base 4 wheel drive $8000 239-850-2411 READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU.
July 5, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 7 Tent Revival at Haitian Nazarene Church Immokalee Haitian Nazarene Church will be conducting their annual Tent Revival at their Church on Carson Road from July 8 through July 15 from 7-10 p.m. each evening. Dynamic preaching and inspiring music will be provided. All in Immokalee are invited to be guests of Pastor Jean Paul Casnel. Training and support group This support group is for families of chil dr en 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 www.ELCofSWFL.org and click on the Big Buddy Button. ACROSS 1 Tie with a cord 5 Acute anxiety 10 Miss from Madrid: Abbr. 14 Texters That being said ... 15 Get on the phone, say 16 Lustful look 17 *Miracle Mets center fielder 19 If all __ fails ... 20 Weed whacker 21 Friskies eater 22 Your choice 24 Skip over in pronunciation 26 *Creator of Daffy and Bugs 28 Nevada gambling city 29 __ for the course 31 Variety show 32 Dressing component 36 Nav. rank 37 *Songs About Me country singer 39 Dashboard meas. 41 Unsettled detail 42 Island near Venezuela 44 Mexican mama bear 45 Official records 49 *He voiced Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story 52 European toast 53 Come by 54 Fraternal club member 56 CCV x X 57 Roughly 58 *Three-time Super Bowlwinning Cowboys quarterback 61 Dumbfound 62 Wished (for) 63 Odometer unit 64 Pajama parts 65 Line in a ledger 66 Fret DOWN 1 Pester 2 Peter of Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969) 3 Chinese noodle dish 4 Unit of resistance 5 Bay __: Oaklands locale 6 Tidy 7 Joke 8 Bad thing to make in public 9 Bad thing to get at work 10 Record protector 11 Takes over for 12 Trial in simulated conditions 13 You __ My Sunshine 18 Skating surface 23 Large game fish 25 Way in 26 High-level betrayal 27 You betcha! 29 __ de gallo: salsa fresca 30 Chevy hatchback 33 [I dont remember the words] 34 Laudatory poems 35 Swedish furniture giant 37 Good sign from Ebert 38 Fargos state: Abbr. 39 Yoga class rental 40 Before 43 Theyre waved by conductors 46 Say I do, say 47 Husk-wrapped Mexican dish, and when divided in three parts, a hint to the answers to starred clues 48 Never seen before 50 Supple 51 Scandalplagued energy giant 52 Enjoy the slopes 54 Watcher 55 Title for Godiva 57 East, to Ernst 59 Make a choice 60 Metric distances: Abbr. By Tom Uttormark and C.C. Burnikel Tribune Content Agency, LLC 01/13/15 01/13/15 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: RELEASE DATE Tuesday, January 13, 2015Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword PuzzleEdited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis email@example.com Community Briefs The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce President Danny Gonzalez has worked very diligently this year to be very visible in the community and to be where the Chamber was most needed. The True Mission of the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce is: To assist business in retaining ex isting business. Attract new business into the area. Assist in the expansion of busi ness. 1. The Immokalee Chamber of Com merce (ICOC) is lending a hand to a Non Prot Organization called Jacobs Safe House with this up coming 4th of July Cel ebration at the Zocalo Plaza located at 1st & Main Street to help the entire community of Immokalee to Celebrate the 4th of July, with lots of food, entertainment and family fun and its all FREE! 2. Opening of the 2018 Collier Coun ty Public School Year for Immokale on Wednesday, August 15. 3. The Immokalee Chamber of Com merce will get a Community Sports Calen dar for the up-coming school year football games: Look for the schedule in the July 5 editon of the Immokalee Bulletin. 4. Lipmans Backpack Giveaway in Im mokalee is Saturday, August 4, at the Im mokalee High Schools football eld starting at 9am. You dont want to miss this event!!! 5. There Will Be NO Immokalee Cham ber Breakfast Meeting in July. ICOCs meet ing will resume in August. The rst August Meeting for the Chamber Breakfast will be n August 1, at 8:30 a.m. at Lozanos Mexican 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 inole 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 will email everyone the details when they are nal.(TBA) The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce had a very trying year with Hurricane Irma in September 2017 and ICOC is still dealing with the aftermath of that storm. The Chamber made its presence known in the community by handing out donations of food and water immediately after the storm. ICOC met with Governor Scott to ask for help with availability of getting Federal and State Grants for the Immokalee area. Asked for Initiatives for small business. 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. ICOC meet with Cissy Proctor and her staff from our State Economic Development Department for suggestions on how to start with making changes with some of Im mokalees Visions & Needs immediately. ICOC partnered with The Roberts Ranch Museum for a very successful Immokalee Cattle Drive and Jamboree. The ICOC is still Donating funds and time to the community wherever needed be cause of Hurricane Irma. Gave six $500 Scholarships to Immoka lee High School graduating students. Assisted, Immokalee High School Beta Club with transportation to their National Convention. Partnered with CRA & MSTU to make Im mokalee BEAUTIFUL! Donated Funds to One by One Leader ship program with their Earth Day Event at Roberts Ranch Completed Ribbon Cutting and Ground Breaking for businesses in Immokalee, Re sults Care ,The Immokalee Culinary Day and the Ground Breaking and Grand Opening of First1Bank in Immokalee. Chamber of Commerce Events
8 Immokalee Bulletin July 5, 2018 en-USSummer is here, and along with high temperatures outside come even higher en-UStemperatures in your car. It is time to consid er if your pet should stay at home while you en-USrun errands. Many people think a dog is safe en-US in a car with the windows cracked, but that en-US is not the case. When temperatures reach en-US 85 degrees outside, the temperature inside a car can soar up to 102 degrees within 10 en-USminutes. Within 30 minutes temperatures en-US may rise to 120 degrees.en-US Even if you are making a quick trip to en-US the grocery story, it still may be too long for en-US your dog to endure the heat. Dogs do not en-US sweat like humans. They must rely on panten-US-en-US ing to cool down and therefore their body en-US temperatures tend to rise rapidly. A dogs en-US normal temperature is between 101 to 102.5 en-US degrees; a dog can only endure a high temen-US -en-US perature for a short amount of time before en-US damage from overheating becomes irreversen-US -en-US ible. Health problems caused by overheaten-US -en-US ing include nerve damage, heart problems, en-US liver damage, brain damage and even death en-US sometimes in a matter of minutes. en-US These are some signs a dog may be over en-US heating:en-US Excessive pantingen-US Excessive droolingen-US Increased heart rateen-US Trouble breathingen-US Disorientation, stumbling or poor cooren-US-en-US dinationen-US Diarrhea or vomitingen-US Collapse or loss of consciousnessen-US Seizureen-US Respiratory arrest For your pets sake, leave them at home. en-USIts better to have your dog in a safe, cool en-US place than to risk your pets health and en-US well-being in an overheated car. If you see a dog in a hot car, please call Collier Coun en-USty Domestic Animal Services at (239) 252-en-US 7387, or the Collier County Sheriffs Ofce at (239) 252-9300 immediately. en-USFor more information, call Daniel Chris en-UStenbury, Public Information Coordinator, at (239) 252-6956. To learn more about how your organization can participate with Blue Zones Project, at no cost, please visit SouthwestFlorida.BlueZonesProject.com or call 239.624.2312 Congratulations to all the NEW organizations that are helping to spread well-being in Southwest Florida by participating with Blue Zones Project! CONGRATS! Copyright 2017 Blue Zones, LLC and Sharecare, Inc. All rights reserved. can help you overcome: Limited assets for a down payment Low credit Income and budget challenges personalized service that helps you get approved, fast decision making, and low that qualify you for key programs like Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance, where available FCBs comprehensive new website, with a range of free tools that help you get to closing days faster All credit applications are subject to credit and underwriting guidelines and approval. Non-business purposes loan only. NMLS #486539 5936 0917 r Speak to our team at 1-877-313-9103 FCBMortgageCentral.com Homeownership is a dream that FCB can help you make happen, and its easier than you think! fnt b Summer is Here Protect Your Pets from Overheating en-USImmokalee Bulletin/en-USDale Conyers Remember dogs do not sweat like humans, they rely on panting to cool down.