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Schulze Family Foundation has awarded a pair of grants to en-UShelp expand early childhood education and en-US after-school tutoring programs at Guada lupe Center in Immokalee. Guadalupe Center, a nonprot organiza en-UStion with a mission of breaking the cycle of en-USpoverty through education for the children en-US of Immokalee, will receive $500,000 to ex pand its early childhood education program, en-USas well as $65,000 to bolster its after-school en-US tutoring program. We are pleased to support the great work being accomplished in Immokalee en-USthrough the Guadalupe Center, said Mary en-US Beth Geier, Florida Director for the Richard en-US M. Schulze Family Foundation. The Guada lupe Center provides high quality early child hood experiences for children in a learning en-USenvironment which is safe, educational and en-US caring. The Guadalupe Center also brings en-US great value to the community through their after school tutoring and mentoring pro en-US-en-US grams. Together, these opportunities have en-US a signicant impact on building stronger fuen-US -en-US tures for the children in Immokalee. en-US Guadalupe Center has 307 children from en-US infancy through 5 years old in its Early Childen-US -en-US hood Education Program, which includes en-US The Martin Family Foundation Campus at en-US Lake Trafford Elementary School. The newen-US -en-US ly expanded SmartStart Program provides en-US services for 50 children under the age of 3, en-US along with their families. The Early Childen-US -en-US hood Education Programs waiting list exen-US -en-US ceeds 500 children. With an insufcient en-US amount of high-quality, accredited proen-US -en-US grams in Immokalee, many children are not en-US prepared academically to start kindergarten. en-US Guadalupe Center is one of just three providen-US -en-US ers among 51 in Immokalee to have earned en-US Gold Seal status from the Florida Departen-US -en-US ment of Children and Families. Grants from Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation to en-USstrengthen education programs at Guadalupe Center en-USOn July 10, 2018, the Collier County en-US Board of Commissioners approved its 2018-en-US 19 Housing and Urban Development (HUD) en-US Annual Action Plan. The Action Plan details en-US the countys proposed uses of Federal Grant en-US funds for the coming year. Included in the en-US Action Plan was the allocation of more en-US than $2.5 million in Community Developen-US-en-US ment Block Grant (CDBG) funding, nearly en-US $1 million in HOME Investment Partnership en-US Program (HOME) funding, and $191,000 in en-US Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funding. en-US The signature project approved in this en-US years plan is a $1 million CDBG grant to en-US Habitat for Humanity of Collier County. Haben-US -en-US itat will use these funds to aid in site acquien-US-en-US sition for a future rst of its kind developen-US -en-US ment in Collier County that will aim to serve en-US the housing affordability needs of residents en-US across a broad income spectrum. en-US Other CDBG projects included in this en-US plan will improve public infrastructure for en-US both the Bayshore and Immokalee Commuen-US-en-US nity Redevelopment Associations, provide public services through Legal Aid, Childrens Advocacy Center of Collier County and Unit en-USed Cerebral Palsy, as well as provide facility improvements for Youth Haven and the Riv er Park community in the City of Naples. In addition to the CDBG funds, HOME en-USfunds totaling $998,733 were earmarked en-US for the construction and/or acquisition and en-US rehabilitation of housing that is affordable en-US and for a tenant-based rental assistance en-US program. Also, $191,703 in ESG funds will en-US fund operations of the Shelter for Abused en-US Women and Children, fund the Homeless en-US Management Information System (HMIS), and support a rapid re-housing and home en-USlessness prevention program managed by the National Alliance for Mental Illness. en-USIn total, the Board of County Commis en-USsioners allocated more than $3.72 million in funding for projects in Collier County. For more information, contact Cormac en-USGiblin, Collier County Housing and Grants Development Manager at 239-252-2399. en-USCollier BOCC Approves 2018-19 HUD Annual Action Plan en-USIncludes $1 Million for Affordable Homes Courtesy photo en-USAbigail Velasquez (left), Mariah Martinez (center) and Melanie Puentas (right) en-US smile during their pre-kindergarten graduation ceremony at Immokalee High en-US School. Guadalupe Center is strengthening its early childhood education and en-US after-school tutoring programs through grants from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. en-USCourtesy photoen-USAll Smiles at Laces of Loveen-USChristelle Dorcin and Marc Dorcin were all smiles at the Guadalupe Center en-US shoe-tting with Laces of Love at Snydermans Shoes. See en-USGrant en-US Page 2


2 Immokalee Bulletin July 19, 2018 en-USGuadalupe Centers After-School Proen-US -en-US gram serves more than 670 students in aden-US -en-US dition to 368 students in the Summer Enen-US-en-US richment Program, each of whom receives en-US additional academic help in reading, math en-US and science. In addition to licensed educaen-US -en-US tion professionals, high school students in en-US Guadalupe Centers college-preparatory Tuen-US-en-US tor Corps Program and Tutor Corps graduen-US-en-US ates work in small groups and one-on-one en-US with children to reinforce lessons and assist en-US with homework. The programs overall goal en-US is to eliminate the achievement gap often en-US experienced by lower-income students.en-US These generous grants from the Richard en-US M. Schulze Family Foundation will enable us en-US to provide a high-quality education experien-US -en-US ence to a broader group of children, said en-US Dawn Montecalvo, president of the Guadaen-US -en-US lupe Center. We are proud to partner with en-US the Foundation and share many of the same en-US guiding principles, and this partnership ceren-US -en-US tainly will raise the level of education in Imen-US -en-US mokalee.en-USAbout the Richard M. Schulze en-US Family Foundationen-USThe Richard M. Schulze Family Foundaen-US -en-US tion (RMSFF) was created in 2004 by Best en-US Buy founder, Dick Schulze, to give back to en-US the communities where Dick and his family en-US grew up in Minnesota, where he built Best en-US Buy to become the worlds largest consumen-US -en-US er electronics retailer and in Florida, where en-US he now maintains a permanent residence. en-US The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation en-US creates grant partnerships with organiza en-UStions that generate transformational results en-US in human and social services, education, and health and medicine. en-USAbout Guadalupe Center Guadalupe Center is a purpose-driven, en-USnonprot organization with proven results in en-US creating endless possibilities for the students of Immokalee through education and fos en-UStering personal and academic success that leads to economic independence. With a fo en-UScus on breaking the cycle of poverty through en-US education, Guadalupe Center is proud of the childrens accomplishments: 94 percent ex en-USceed kindergarten readiness measures, 100 en-US percent of Tutor Corps high school seniors en-US graduate high school and are accepted into en-US college, and more than 90 percent graduate with a post-secondary degree. en-USGranten-USContinued From Page 1 en-USThe Immokalee Chamber of Commerce en-US President Danny Gonzalez has worked very en-US diligently this year to be very visible in the en-US community and to be where the Chamber en-US was most needed. en-US The True Mission of the Immokalee en-US Chamber of Commerce is:en-US To assist business in retaining exen-US -en-US isting business.en-US Attract new business into the area.en-US Assist in the expansion of busien-US -en-US ness.en-US 1. The Immokalee Chamber of Comen-US-en-US merce (ICOC) is lending a hand to a Non en-US Prot Organization called Jacobs Safe en-US House with this up coming 4th of July Celen-US -en-US 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!en-US 2. Opening of the 2018 Collier Counen-US -en-US ty Public School Year for Immokale on en-US Wednesday, August 15. en-US 3. The Immokalee Chamber of Comen-US-en-US merce will get a Community Sports Calenen-US -en-US dar for the up-coming school year football en-US games: Look for the schedule in the July 5 en-US editon of the Immokalee Bulletin.en-US 4. Lipmans Backpack Giveaway in Imen-US -en-US mokalee is Saturday, August 4, at the Imen-US-en-US mokalee High Schools football eld starting en-US at 9am. You dont want to miss this event!!!en-US 5. There Will Be NO Immokalee Chamen-US -en-US ber Breakfast Meeting in July. ICOCs meeten-US-en-US ing will resume in August. The rst August en-US Meeting for the Chamber Breakfast will be n en-US August 1, at 8:30 a.m. at Lozanos Mexican en-US Restaurant.en-US 6. The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony en-US will be on Friday, December 7 at 6 p.m. en-US 7. Christmas Around the World Parade en-US and Snow Gala will be on Saturday, Decemen-US -en-US ber 8 at 5:30 p.m. en-US 8. Networking After 5 Affair at the Semen-US-en-US inole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Wednesen-US -en-US day, August 22 at 5:30 p.m.en-US 9. Another Christmas Networking After 5 Affair will take place in December, ICOC will email everyone the details when they en-USare nal.(TBA)en-US The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce en-US had a very trying year with Hurricane Irma en-US in September 2017 and ICOC is still dealing en-US with the aftermath of that storm. en-US The Chamber made its presence known en-US in the community by handing out donations en-US of food and water immediately after the en-US storm.en-US ICOC met with Governor Scott to ask for en-US help with availability of getting Federal and en-US State Grants for the Immokalee area. en-US Asked for Initiatives for small business. en-US Got contacts for improved housing for en-US our work force community of Immokalee.en-US Transportation assistance information en-US for better roads into and out of Immokalee.en-US Job Creation and update information en-US on the future with Immigration laws for our en-US residents of Immokalee.en-US ICOC 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 Immokalee en-US 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 First1Bank in Immokalee. en-USChamber of Commerce Events TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Secretary of State Ken Detzner reminds voters that the dead line for registering to vote in Floridas Prima ry Election is July 30. The July 30 deadline to register to vote or update your party afliation to be in ef en-USfect for the Primary Election is just around en-US the corner. I encourage all eligible voters en-US to check their voter registration status and en-US ensure they are registered and that their en-US information is up-to-date, said Secretary Detzner. The Departments new voter reg en-USistration website en-US makes it convenient, easy and secure to en-US register to vote or update your registration information online. Individuals not registered to vote in the en-USState of Florida must submit a completed en-US voter registration application by Monday, en-US July 30 in order to participate in Floridas en-US Primary Election. Voters who are already registered but want to update their politi en-UScal party afliation must update their voter en-US registration information by Monday, July 30 en-US in order to have the change in effect for the Primary Election. Floridians can check their current voter registration status, register to vote or up en-USdate their existing registration through the en-US Departments new online voter registration website As a reminder, Florida is a closed primary en-USstate which means that only voters who are en-US registered members of political parties may en-US vote for their respective party candidates for en-US an ofce in a primary election. However, if en-US the winner of the primary race would face en-US no opposition in the general election, then en-US all voters, regardless of party afliation, may vote in that race in the primary election. en-USFor more information, please visit the Di en-USvision of Elections website at dos.myorida.en-US com/elections. en-USJuly 30 Voter en-US Registration en-US Deadline for en-US en-US Primary Election


July 19, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 3 en-USFORT MYERS Heather Doane, APR, of en-US the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florien-US-en-US da Public Relations Association (FPRA) reen-US -en-US cently earned professional public relations en-US accreditation, and received the designation en-US of Accredited in Public Relations (APR).en-US Doane joins the more than 4,300 active en-US public relations professionals worldwide en-US who represent an elite group of skilled en-US professionals committed to practicing with en-US high ethical standards, including 35 curen-US-en-US rently in southwest Florida.en-US Doane is the voter education coordien-US-en-US nator for the Collier County Supervisor of en-US Elections ofce, where shes served for en-US three years. She previously was a reporter en-US for seven years at newspapers including en-US The News-Press in Fort Myers. She is a Masen-US -en-US ter Florida Certied Election Professional en-US through the Florida State Association of Suen-US-en-US pervisors of Election and a 2018 graduate en-US of the Growing Associates in Naples proen-US -en-US gram through the Greater Naples Chamber en-US of Commerce. She earned a bachelors deen-US -en-US gree in communication from Suffolk Unien-US-en-US versity in Boston. Shes currently the board en-US secretary for the Southwest Florida Chapen-US-en-US ter of FPRA and the events co-chair for the en-US Humane Society Naples Young Executive en-US Pawfessionals.en-US To earn public relations accreditation, en-US candidates must pass an oral presentation en-US and rigorous writen-USten examination en-USadministered by the Universal Ac en-UScreditation Board en-US(UAB), which is an alliance of eight en-USnational and stateen-USwide professional associations dedi en-US-en-US cated to furthering en-US the eld of public relations and the development of public relations profes en-US-en-US sionals. FPRA is a member of the UAB.en-US Established in 1938, the Florida Public en-US Relations Association is the oldest public en-US relations organization in the United States. en-US FPRA is dedicated to developing public reen-US-en-US lations practitioners who, through ethical en-US and standardized practices, enhance the en-US public relations profession in Florida. The en-US Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida en-US Public Relations Association is dedicated en-US to programs and activities that enhance the en-US success of public relations professionals in en-US Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades en-US counties. For more information, visit www.en-US or Like Us on Facebook. en-USDoane earns Professional Public en-US Relations Accreditation en-USHeatheren-US Doane en-USGOLF, Ill. The Western Golf Association Caddie Academy has returned for its seventh en-USsummer, providing a group of 90 female en-US high school students from across the nation en-US the opportunity to work at local golf and en-US country clubs along Chicagos North Shore. en-US Additionally, the boys Caddie Academy is en-US beginning its second summer with 11 male en-US high school participants. This year, a record number of applicants applied to the Caddie Academy. Joining the en-USreturning participants are 18 new girls and en-US six new boys. Girls began caddying daily for seven weeks on June 19 at one of 14 participating en-USclubs while living at Woodlands Academy en-US of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest, Illinois. en-US Boys will reside at the Northwestern Evans en-US Scholarship House in Evanston, Illinois, and en-US caddie at one of three participating clubs. As part of the Program, the group partici en-USpates in special outings and eld trips, career en-UStalks from successful Evans Scholars Alumni en-US leaders and standardized test prep training. Those who complete the three-year pro en-USgram will become eligible to apply for the en-USEvans Scholarship, which provides a full, en-US four-year tuition and housing grant to top en-US universities across the country. The presti gious Evans Scholarship, a program sup ported by the WGA, is awarded to caddies en-USwho demonstrate nancial need and strong en-US character, as well as outstanding caddie and academic en-USrecords. This en-US past year, 965 en-US Evans Scholen-US-en-US ars were enen-US-en-US rolled at 19 en-US universities en-US across the naen-US-en-US tion.en-US Since the en-US inception of en-US the Caddie en-US Academy, 35 en-US participants en-US have been en-US awarded the Evans Scholarship. en-US The Caddie Academy began in 2012 with en-US an inaugural class of 12 caddies. Each year en-US since, it has experienced tremendous sucen-US -en-US cess and growth. The program is a core part en-US of the Evans Scholars Foundations plans for en-US growth, with a goal of sending 1,000 caddies en-US to college annually by the year 2020.en-US The Caddie Academy is funded by the en-US Souder family. Proceeds from the Womens en-US Invitational golf fundraiser, now in its fourth en-US year, also benet the Academy.en-US For more information on the WGA Caden-US -en-US die Academy, please visit www.wgacaden-US -en-US To learn more about the en-US Evans Scholarship, visit Immokalees Michelle Olguin attends WGA Caddie Academy en-USMichelle Olguin attends en-US the WGA Caddie Acadeen-US-en-US my.


4 Immokalee Bulletin July 19, 2018 Courtesy photo/ Fred N Thomas Jr The W.O.G.W. Mission Outreach (Women of God World & Jacobs Safe House) a Non-Prot Organization decided to come to Immokalee for their 2nd Annual 4th of July Community Outreach Picnic Day which was held at Zocalo Plaza located at 104 1st and Main Street. Corrine Williams Fargusen and her church group wanted to give to the community of Immokalee especially after Hurricane Irma. Ms. Fargusen, her husband and her home church group called upon the Immokalee and Naples store vendors for donations. All the stores did come through for this celebration. Corrine said We were blessed to receive in kind donations from local super markets in Naples and Immokalee which greatly reduced our expenses for the event We want to also thank the many clubs and organizations in Immokalee that helped us with the celebration. The community entertainment was very extremely nice. Ms Corrine said that over 70 individuals were in attendance even though the community was very worried about the visual appearance of the Immigration Vans touring the Immokalee community (I.C.E.). If you did not attend this years celebration, please join us for next years 3rd Annual 4th of July Celebration. Danny Gonzalez-President of the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce would like to ex tend his thanks to the W.O.G.W Mission Outreach & The Jacobs Safe House for a fan tastic Event held JUST for the community of Immokalee. Give Me a Call to advertise your business here! 239-657-6000 Trafc Enforcement Spots Collier County Sheriffs Ofce Monday, July 23: Goodlette-Frank Road and Orange Blos som Drive Speeding Livingston Road and Golden Gate Park way Red-light running Green and Sunshine boulevards Speed ing Tuesday, July 24: Airport-Pulling Road and Longboat Drive Aggressive driving U.S. 41 East and Rattlesnake Hammock Road Red-light running Collier and Triangle boulevards Speed ing Wednesday, July 25: U.S. 41 North and Pine Ridge Road Redlight running Immokalee Road and Health Park Boule vard Aggressive driving Vanderbilt Beach Road and Tiburon Drive Aggressive driving Thursday, July 26: Radio Road and Countryside Drive Speeding U.S. 41 East and Bayshore Drive Redlight running Wilson Boulevard and 24th Ave NW Speeding Friday, July 27: Davis and Collier boulevards Red-light running Livingston Road and Carlton Lakes Bou levardSpeeding Pine Ridge Road and I75 northbound exit Aggressive driving


July 19, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 5 en-USKelly Morgan is a more reliable water source than rain is. You dont know when en-USor if youll get water from the sky, but what en-US Kelly can teach you and makes every drop en-US you have go farther. His focus on the farmer as customer is what has made Kelly so successful as the en-USstates best management practices (BMP) en-US coordinator. Its also a big reason I hired him as the new director of the Southwest Florida Re search and Education Center (SWFREC) in en-USImmokalee. His record of outreach is on the en-US odometer of his car as he has crisscrossed en-US the state to train Extension agents and grow ers in irrigation and fertilization. SWFREC impacts agriculture statewide, so I needed someone with Kellys miles, re lationships, expertise, and big picture vision en-USin the corner ofce in Immokalee. SWFREC is a central player in the battle against citrus greening. Its making break en-USthroughs in agricultural technology to shape en-US farmings future. Its a leader in the science en-US of wise water use that reduces farmers costs en-US and farmings impact on the environment.en-US With the stakes that high, the University en-US of Floridas Institute of Food and Agriculturen-US -en-US al Sciences and Florida agriculture needs a en-US well-prepared leader at SWFREC.en-US Kelly has that preparation. He has worked en-US in the jobs held by the people hell now suen-US-en-US pervise. He has 27 years of experience at UF/en-US IFAS off-campus research centers. Hes been en-US groomed by his predecessor, Calvin Arnold, en-US who gave Kelly increasing responsibility for en-US managing Immokalee for the past two years. en-US Kelly has also worked hard to maintain en-US strong relationships with growers in Southen-US -en-US west Florida and elsewhere.en-US That wont change a bit in his new role. en-US Tomato growers, Farm Bureau members, en-US Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association leaden-US -en-US ers, and others with a direct stake in agriculen-US -en-US tural science can expect to hear from Kelly en-US in coming months about what more we can en-US do for each other.en-US He aims to build on existing partnerships en-US such as the CARES program to promote the en-US wider use of BMPs that the Farm Bureau en-US leads with the support of UF/IFAS and the en-US Florida Department of Agricultural and Conen-US -en-US sumer Services.en-US The BMP program is in good hands while en-US we search for a successor to Kelly. One of en-US the states leading agricultural water experts, en-US UF/IFAS Extension specialist Jim Fletcher, en-US has agreed to serve as BMP coordinator.en-US Kelly has managed citrus groves, visited en-US countless Florida farms, done decades of reen-US-en-US search, and developed a deep appreciation en-US for the role UF/IFAS research and education en-US centers play in the farming communities en-US they serve.en-US In fact, UF/IFAS runs 12 off-campus reen-US -en-US search and education centers statewide with en-US Norman Borlaugs dying words in mind: en-US Take it to the farmer. Science belongs in en-US the hands of its beneciaries. A strong leader can be the difference en-USbetween whether UF/IFAS does a good job en-US at this or a great one. While Kelly wont be en-US logging as many miles now that hes staked en-US to Immokalee, hell go just as far to serve growers as he always has. Jack Payne is the University of Floridas senior en-USvice president for agriculture and natural en-US resources and leader of the Institute of Food and en-US Agricultural Sciences. image courtesy of Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute WilDAlaskan Salmon WilDAlaskan Salmon^ in season now! AUTO HOME COMMERICAL BOAT RV Phone (239) 657.3614 Fax (239) 657.6468 Email 711 West Main Street, Immokalee, Florida 34142 Se habla Espanol LOW DOWN PAYMENTS LOW MONTHLY PAYMENTS We make sure youre always with the best company! WE SHOP FOR YOU! Over 25 Dierent companies By Jack Payne en-USjackpayne@u.eduen-US @JackPayneIFAS en-USGuest Column en-USMorgan is the new Director of Southwest Florida Research and Education Center en-USI-75 under Golden Gate Parkway (3.4 miles west of SR 951): Maintenance contract en-USproject: Motorists should expect intermittent en-US northbound and southbound lane closures en-US during nighttime/overnight hours from 9 en-US p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, July 16 through en-US Thursday, July 19 while crews perform en-US maintenance on the bridge, weather per mitting. Motorists should use caution and en-USexpect delays. I-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. Motorists should expect intermittent lane en-USclosures 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. Estimaten-US -en-US ed project completion is fall 2018. The conen-US -en-US tractor is Horsepower Electric, Inc.en-US I-75/Alligator Alley Rest Area (mile marken-US -en-US er 63): Construction project: Work is unen-US -en-US derway to build a new rest area and waen-US -en-US ter treatment plant on the north side of the en-US roadway. Estimated project completion is en-US summer 2018. The contractor is West Conen-US -en-US struction, Inc. en-USCollier County Road Watch


6 Immokalee Bulletin Thursday, July 19, 2018 Keiths Towing 903 Alachua St. Immokalee, FL 34142 239-657-5741 Auction Date: 07/23/18 @ 9a.m. 1997 Toyota VIN#JT5FC52H3V0038472 2007 Toyota VIN#JTMB031V376046003 2000 Chevy VIN#2G1WW12E84Y325108 1998 Honda VIN#1HGEJ667XWL032523 Auctions Auctions The Immokalee Bulletin is looking for a delivery person to deliver the paper weekly to various locations in Immokalee. No experience required. Must have reliable transportation. Valid Drivers License Minimum Age 18+ years old Call Cynthia at (863)763-3134 for more information Employment Part Time Employment Part Time 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 Now hiring: Apply in person Greenhouse Sprayers Heavy Equipment Diesel Mechanic Keepsake Plants 2201 Owanita Road Alva, FL 33920 (239)728-2535 ext. 3131 The most important 20 minutes of your day is the time spent reading with your child from birth to age nine. Employment Part Time The Immokalee Water & Sewer District IWSD is accepting applications for a Human Resource Assistant part time position. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and a valid Florida Drivers License. Must have excellent customer service, know how to file, scan and use Microsoft Word & Excel experience is preferred. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. Submit applications or mail resume to: 1020 Sanitation Road, Immokalee, Fl 34142 or call (239) 658-3630 with any questions. The hourly range begins at $12.56 per hour, plus experience. The deadline for applications is July 27, 2018. The applicant(s) must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug test, and drivers license check before employment can begin. There will also be a written examination prior to employment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. 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 954-595-0093 STRINGERS NEEDED: en-USBE en-USaen-US REPORTER en-US &en-US PHOTOGRAPHER en-US for theen-US IMMOKALEE en-US en-US BULLETINen-USLove to write and en-US photograph? Enjoy en-US talking to people? en-US Interested in your en-US local community? Your en-US local newspaper needs en-US freelance writers to en-US en-USPlease e-mailen-US writing samples en-US to en-US Employment Part Time READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful! Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! Reading a newspaper makes you a more informed and interesting person.No wonder newspaper readers are more successful! Reading a newspaper leads you to the best products and services.No wonder newspaper readers earn more money! Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Reading a newspaper helps you get more out of life.No wonder newspaper readers have more fun! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!2x2 Classified Fillers


July 19, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 7 Candidates Forum Notice is hereby given that two or more members of the Collier County Board of en-USCounty Commissioners will attend and par ticipate in a Candidates Forum hosted by en-USthe East Naples Civic Association at noon, Thursday, July 19 at the Players Club and Spa, 8060 Grand Lely Drive, Naples, Florida en-US34113. This forum is open to the public. For en-US more information, contact Shirley Calhoun, en-US President, East Naples Civic Association, at (239) 435-9410, or visit EastNaplesCivic. en-UScom. en-USImmokalee Seminoles Pop en-US Warner 2018 Football & Cheer en-US Seasonen-USWe will be doing sign-ups for our 2018 en-US Football and Cheer Season at 1390 N 15th en-US Street (The Print Shop)from en-US 6:00 p.m. to en-US 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday, & en-US Friday en-USstarting July 17 till the end of July en-US We also are in need of Cheer & Assistant en-US Football Coaches if interested please stop by.en-US If you have any questions please call 239-en-US 297-3157en-US First ofcial day of practice is August 1st en-US 2018.en-USCollier Senior Resources en-US en-US Direct Assistance Program en-US for needy seniorsen-USCollier Senior Resources at the Golden en-US Gate Senior Center has launched a new proen-US -en-US gram for lowincome elderly Collier County en-US residents who need nancial assistance and en-US who have exhausted all other resources. en-US This onetime nancial assistance can be en-US used for: Prescriptions, Utility Shut Off Noen-US -en-US tice, Rent or Mortgage Payments, Durable en-US Medical Equipment, Small Appliances, Gas en-US Cards, Eye Glasses and Other Items.en-US Eligibility Requirements:en-US 60 years and olderen-US Collier County Residenten-US Within 175 percent of federal poverty en-US levelen-US Exhausted all other resourcesen-US To speak to a case worker and for more en-US information about the Direct Assistance Proen-US -en-US gram for Needy Seniors, please call 239-252-en-US 4550 and ask for Maritza.en-USCollier Senior Resources Proen-US-en-US grama De Asistencia Directa en-US Para Ancianos Necsitados en-USCollier Senior Resources en el Centro de en-US Anen-UScianos de Golden Gate comenz un proen-US -en-US grama de ayuda nanciera para ancianos en-US con escasos recursos econmicos y que esen-US -en-US tn en necesidad de ayuda monetaria. en-US La asistencia se puede usar para:en-US Medicinas, Desconeccin de Utilidades, en-US Tarjeta de Gasolina, Pagos atrasados de en-US Renta o Hipoteca, Equipo Mdico Durable, en-US Pequeos Electrodomsticos, Anteojos, en-US Otras Necesidades.en-US Requisitos de Eligibilidad:en-US 60 aos o msen-US Residentes del Condado de Collieren-US Dentro del 175% nivel de pobrezaen-US Hayan agotado otros recursos en la coen-US -en-US munidaden-US Llamar al 239-252-4550 para ms inforen-US -en-US macin del Programa Directoen-US de Asistencia. en-US Pregunte por Maritza.en-USTraining and support groupen-USThis support group is for families of chilen-US -en-US dren-USen 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 register to attend, call Tara Tallaksen at (239) 254-4279 or Rosa Martinez (239) 658-3129. en-USLooking for volunteers One of the best investments we can make en-USin 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 matched with a child in a preschool con en-UStracted 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 about those interests. These exchanges hap en-USpen 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 and click on the Big Buddy Button. en-USCounty Meetingsen-US Notice is hereby given that the Col en-USlier County Code Enforcement Board will meet at en-US9 a.m., Thursday, July 26, in the en-USBoard 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 The Collier County Hearing Examiner will meet at en-US9 a.m., Thursday, July 26, in conference room 610 of the Growth Man agement Department/Planning & Regula tion Building, 2800 N. Horseshoe Drive, Na en-USples, Florida 34104. The agenda is available en-US on the Collier County Government website at ?page=7176. The Development Services Advisory Committee will meet at en-US3 p.m., Wednes day, August 1 in conference room 610 of en-USthe Growth Management Department, 2800 en-US N. Horseshoe Drive, Naples, Florida 34104. The agenda is available on the Collier Coun ty Government website at https://www.col Collier County Tourist Development Council will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, July 23, in the Board of County Commissioners chambers, third oor, Collier County Gov ernment Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail E., Na en-USples, Florida 34112. For more information, en-US call Jack Wert at (239) 252-2384. ACROSS 1 Impresses bigtime 5 Aquarium growth 9 Development site 14 Desktop since 1998 15 Cream-filled cake 16 Try to pick up 17 __ mining 18 Slaughter in baseball 19 Facebook posting 20 About whom Alice said, ... perhaps as this is May it wont be raving mad 23 Guffaw syllable 24 PC heart 25 Doodlebugs and polliwogs 29 Dirty politics 33 Enjoyed a trail 35 Skin care brand 36 Like many a joke 37 Gotcha, man 38 Count 40 Baffin Bay sight 41 Molokai memento 42 Game divided into chukkers 43 Bleachers filler 44 They Shoot Horses, Dont They? event 48 Only vice president born in D.C. 49 Word of feigned innocence 50 Shares an email with 53 Dessert topper ... or a literal hint to whats hidden in 20-, 29and 44Across 57 Bossa nova ancestor 60 Agents favorite sign 61 Ticklish Tyco toy for tots 62 Posture problem 63 Bed covering 64 Knighted Guinness 65 Ed Asner septet 66 Trap, in a way 67 Knights neighbor DOWN 1 Side to side? 2 Beach near Utah? 3 Sport invented using boards and a clothesline 4 It may involve wiring 5 Mountain guide 6 See eye to eye 7 This spells trouble! 8 __ pit 9 Curative treatment 10 Baseballs career save leader 11 Had 12 4-Down 13 Big bang producer 21 Served to perfection? 22 Skin care brand 26 Solo instrument for which six Bach suites were written 27 Radiant 28 Put the kibosh on 30 Eldest March sister 31 Lemon or tangerine 32 The whole schmear 33 Broom-__: comics witch 34 Perfectionists goal 38 Marisa of The Wrestler 39 Mode lead-in 40 Pendulum direction? 42 Could happen 43 Smart 45 Drive rider 46 2001 Audrey Tautou title role 47 Take baby steps 51 Stan Lee had one in The Avengers (2012) 52 Clothes protector 54 Sibilant summons 55 __ Tax: $15 Monopoly fee 56 Derriere 57 Coeur dAlene-toSun Valley dir. 58 Cabbage source? 59 Palindromic tat By David Steinberg Tribune Content Agency, LLC 01/15/15 01/15/15 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: RELEASE DATE Thursday, January 15, 2015Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword PuzzleEdited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis en-USCommunity Briefs


8 Immokalee Bulletin July 19, 2018 By Fred N Thomas Jr. en-USSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin The Collier County Housing Authority(C en-USCHA) had its ofcial Ribbon Cutting Cere mony on May 29, at 1800 Farm Worker Way en-USin Immokalee. The CCHA is under the leadership of Os en-UScar Hentschel, who is the present Executive en-USDirector of the entire operation. Farm Worker Village has been in exis en-UStence since 1966 and is designed to provide en-USdecent, safe, affordable housing for farm en-US workers and for eligible low-income individ en-USual. en-US The Governing Board Members are: Reen-US-en-US becca M. Vaccariello-Chair, David B. Genen-US-en-US son-Vice president, Comminioners Ranen-US-en-US dolph B. Cash, Arthur Roth IV, Secretary and en-US Treasurer.en-US The welcoming address was made by en-US Oscar Hentschel. They had a special In en-US Memory of for Mr. Z. Floyd crews who was en-US a previous member of the CCHA Board been-US-en-US fore his passing.en-US Commissioner William McDaniel made en-US brief remarks about the completion of the en-US housing projects and thanked one of the en-US early directors of CCHA Fred N. Thomas Jr.en-US Mr. Hentschel gave Special Thanks and en-US Recognitions to the Rural Development en-US Area Director-Mr. Mike Botelho, Rural Deen-US -en-US velopment State Director of Florida, Sydney en-US Gruters Tours of the newly redesigned housing unit were given to all attendees. Farm Worker Village has taken on a new look for the community of Immokalee. If passed, it wouldnt take effect until October 1, 2019. Per Florida Statute 191, this referendum would allow our board to increase or decrease the millage rate, but we assure you YOUR FIRE COMMISSIONERS WILL ALWAYS ENSURE THAT YOUR FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL ACT IN A PRUDENT MANNER AND BE GOOD STEWARDS OF YOUR TAX DOLLARS. We encourage you to learn more about this initiative and let your voice be heard! If you would like more information, please contact: Fire Chief Michael Choate or Deputy Fire Chief Tom Cunningham (239) 657-2111 If passed, it wouldnt take effect until October 1, 2019. Per Florida Statute 191, this referendum would allow our board to increase or decrease the millage rate, but we assure you VOTE ONthe Immokalee Fire Control District Levy Dear Community Members In April, the Immokalee Board of Fire Commissioners voted unanimously to place a referendum question on the August 2018 Primary ballot. This referendum is important for the safety of our community and if passed will impact citizens as follows: $369 for all residential units, $0.40 per square ft. for all non-residential units and $237 per parcel of vacant land. IF PASSED FAVORABLY re fee will allow the district to do the following: Keep and Maintain Current Number of Fireghter Staff Improve Safety for Our Citizens and Fireghters Modernize Ageing Fire Trucks and Properly Maintain them Begin to Modernize/Harden Fire Stations, bring them up to Hurricane Standards Slowly Increase Stafng Levels (gradually over next 5 years) Update Critical Communication Technology IF FIRE FEES FAIL the following risk exist: Lay-off Fireghting Staff Close a Fire Station, Increasing the Risk for Citizens and Remaining Staff Increased Fire Insurance Premiums (58% estimate on $100,000 home) Increase Response Times Dramatically Increasing Risk to Citizens Maintenance Cost on Fire Trucks will Continue to Increase due to Ageing Fleet Remaining Fire Station will Continue to be Unsafe to Shelter Fireghters During Hurricanes Administration (239)657-2111Operations (239)-657-8587Finance (239) 552-1322 Fire Prevention (239) 597-9227 Fax (239) 657-9489 Chairman Anne Goodnight; Vice Chairman Joe Brister; Secretary/Treasurer Edward Olesky; Commissioner Bonnie Keen; Commissioner Robert Halman 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 Ribbon Cutting held at Farm Worker Way en-USCourtesy Photo/en-USFred N Thomas Jr. Photo from left to right: Maybeline Diaz, Ivon Lopez, Celeste Garcia, Estil Null. en-USIn the back, Randy Cash, Angela Wheeler, Mary Lou Perez, Danny Gonzalez Corporal Patti Calderon, Cherryle Thomas, Fred Thomas, Micheal Choates and en-USMary Ellen Cash.