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2 Immokalee Bulletin August 9, 2018 Program worked side-by-side with the Bish op Verot students to deliver a memorable two weeks of hands-on learning. After a presentation about boats and the principles of buoyancy and wind direction, for example, children built their own sail boats using their newfound engineering skills. They had to choose a material that would oat and select the best sail size. Children then held a race to see whose ves sel was the fastest, using handheld fans to replicate the wind and propel their crafts. They also built rollercoasters out of pretzels during a lesson on static and kinetic energy, and used their creativity to bend straws into a series of trapezoid shapes. How old were the children participating in the STEM lessons? Firstand second-grad ers. The concepts were advanced, yet children werent overwhelmed or lost in high-level terminology. They simply were absorbing knowledge, and their facial expressions told the real story they were engaged, excited and intrigued at every turn. Students in Bishop Verots Scholars Acad emy created the STEM 4 Students program in 2017 as a means of providing STEM ed ucation and inspiration to children in rural and low socioeconomic communities. After a four-day pilot last year, the program ex panded to serve twice as many children in 2018 over the course of two weeks. Our children thoroughly enjoyed every minute of their STEM classes, and the best part was that high school students not professional teachers or college professors designed the curriculum, said Dawn Mon tecalvo, Guadalupe Center president. They created an academic program they knew would be educational, but also fun. Bishop Verot senior Claire Sattler, one of STEM 4 Students founders, said plans already are in the works for next summer, and the group hopes to expand to a second location. Its really great watching kids get excit ed about STEM, said Sattler, 16. Science, math and engineering are subjects I was al ways good at, and were showing other kids just how cool STEM can be. Guadalupe Center, a nonprot organiza tion focused on breaking the cycle of pov erty through education for the children of Immokalee, partners with a multitude of area individuals, businesses and organiza tions to deliver high-quality educational and enrichment programs. The center operates an Early Childhood Education Program, After-School and Summer Enrichment Pro gram, and the Tutor Corps Program. Tutor Continued From Page 1 In April, Collier County Public Schools announced that we will be locking the front doors of schools during the day as an addi tional later of security beginning in the 20182019 school year. As of August 10, 2018, the front doors at all 50 CCPS campuses will be LOCKED and visitors must show a valid pho to ID in order to enter. This is an enhance ment to the existing visitor screening proce dures currently in place. Guests arriving on campus will request access using the access control device next to the school front door. When the front ofce staff answers, the guest will be asked for their name, and the reason for their visit, which may include their childs name. All visitors will be asked to display pho to identication to the camera. Once approved and granted access, our guests will again present photo identi cation and will receive a visitors pass using the existing visitor screening system. Guests should plan to arrive at our schools earlier to expedite their visit. Prioritizing student and staff safety is a commitment we all share. There have been many challenges this year and we continue to meet them together. Please contact your childs principal with any questions. Thank you again for your continued support in keeping our students and staff members safe and secure. School doors will be locked for safety From the Superintendent of Schools Kamela Patton, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools Receive vaccinations, nutrition information, learn more about Florda Department of Health services and more. Naples The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) will be hosting a Back-To-School Health Fair on Friday, August 10, 2018 to encourage parents to bring their children in to receive immunizations for school. Collier County students will start school next Wednesday, August 15, 2018. To avoid the long lines and extended waiting periods, DOH-Collier en courages parents and caregivers to check the immunization status and school re quirements for their children, and visit your local health department or private health care provider as soon as possible. Reminder All students entering 7th grade must have a Tdap (Tetanus, diphthe ria, and acellular pertussis) booster vaccine prior to the rst day of school. Free immunizations for children birth through 18 years of age are available at the following DOH-Collier locations: Naples Site: Building H, 3339 East Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL 34112, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Immokalee Site: 419 North 1st Street, Immokalee, FL 34142, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. 3 p.m. Appointments are not necessary. For questions, please call (239) 252-8595. Par ents are asked to bring their childs shot record when they come for immunizations. About the Florida Department of Health The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @HealthyFla. For more in formation about the Florida Department of Health please visit Back to School Health Fair scheduled for this Friday Free Speech Free AdsYour community directory is a click away!


August 9, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 3 Deputies are cautioning residents about a scam that seeks to blackmail victims with pornography allegations. The Collier County Sheriffs Ofce has received six telephone calls to the agencys Call Before You Pay hotline in recent days from residents who said they were contact ed anonymously by someone claiming to have evidence that their computer was be ing used to access pornography and threat ening to publicly reveal the information un less demands are met. The scam begins when the scammer sends an anonymous letter claiming to have found pornography or evidence of some crime on the letter recipients computer. The scammer then threatens to reveal the evidence to the victims family, friends or spouse. To avoid detection, the scammer insists on being paid in Bitcoin, a virtual cur rency. In exchange for the one-time fee, the scammer promises to make the evidence disappear. CCSO encourages residents to be vigilant against letter, phone and e-mail scams. If you come across this scam, please report it to the FBIs Internet Crime Complaint Center at CCSO cautions residents about blackmail scam TALLAHASSEE This month, the Flori da Department of Highway Safety and Mo tor Vehicles (DHSMV) is reminding motor ists to focus on child safety on and around Florida roads and ensure all children are correctly buckled into a vehicle, every time. DHSMV is partnering with the Flori da Department of Children and Families, Florida Department of Education, Florida Police Chiefs Association, Florida Sheriffs Association, and the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP) to recognize August 2018 as Child Safety Awareness Month. From properly buckling a child into a vehicle, to making sure they safely arrive at their destination, motorists are reminded to keep child safety in mind at every turn, said DHSMV Executive Director Terry L. Rhodes. DHSMV is committed to serving as a resource for parents, guardians, chil dren and all motorists to increase every ones child safety awareness. This August, as children head back to school, we urge all Floridians to join us in protecting our most precious cargo. DHSMVs Division of the Florida High way Patrol (FHP) offers free car seat instal lation and safety checks at major FHP troop stations throughout the state. Parents and guardians can call any local FHP ofce to schedule an appointment with a certied car seat technician. It is critically important to ensure the safety of our children in vehicles as they travel our states roadways. That means properly restraining children in a vehicle, every time, said Colonel Gene S. Spauld ing, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol. FHP encourages everyone in the vehicle to buckle up, including passengers in the back seat. Remember, its your responsibility to ensure they are safe. Almost 50 percent of child passengers that died in a crash were not wearing any type of restraint in 2017. Preliminarily in 2017, there were 132,366 crashes in Flori da involving children under the age of 18, resulting in 1,681 serious bodily injuries and 134 fatalities. Crashes involving chil dren have gone up 14 percent since 2014. Drivers will also be charged with a seat belt violation if any passenger under the age of 18 is not restrained with a seat belt or child restraint device. There were 8,574 citations given for no or improper child restraint de vice. Throughout the month of August, the department will be educating the public re garding all aspects of child safety on Florida roads, including: occupant protection and proper seat restraints, safety in and around school zones and school buses and never leaving children in hot cars. Motorists must never leave a child unat tended or unsupervised in a motor vehicle. It is extremely hot, especially in Florida, and leaving a child in a car can result in the childs injury or death. The inside of a vehicle can heat up by 20 degrees in just 10 minutes. A childs body temperature can rise three to ve times faster than an adults and heatstroke in a closed vehicle can oc cur when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees outside. It is up to all of us to take a role in pro tecting our children, and that is why DCF is working with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles during Child Safety Awareness Month to educate Florid ians about the steps each of us can take to make sure the next generation of Floridians are safe and healthy, said Florida Depart ment of Children and Families Secretary Mike Carroll. We will continue to work with our partners across the state to edu cate families and bring awareness to this important issue. Every student deserves to arrive safely to school, said Commissioner of Educa tion Pam Stewart. With the school year quickly approaching, it is a great time to remind students, parents, educators, and the public to be diligent about safety, par ticularly around school buses and in school zones. We are pleased to join the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to promote Child Safety Aware ness Month in Florida. Each and every day, police ofcers protect our states youngest visitors and residents, said Miami Shores Police Chief Kevin Lystad, president of the Florida Police August is Child Safety Awareness Month See Safety Page 4


4 Immokalee Bulletin August 9, 2018 Chiefs Association. We encourage adults to en-USmake responsible decisions and pay atten tion to the safety of children traveling by car, en-USbus, bicycle or on foot. Avoiding distractions en-US like texting while driving, exercising caution en-US in school zones, and using proper restraints en-US in vehicles can help keep children safe. The mission of our Florida sheriffs is protecting the citizens that we proudly en-USserve. Accordingly, the foremost goal is the en-US protection of our youth. On behalf of our en-US sheriffs, I fully endorse the Florida Depart ment of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles en-USChild Safety Awareness Month campaign, en-US said Florida Sheriffs Association President, en-US Sheriff Mike Adkinson. FCAAP is committed to promoting the safety of children and adolescents in Flor ida. We are looking forward to continuing en-USto work on common goals with the Florida en-US Department of Highway Safety and Motor en-US Vehicles to protect children from prevent able injuries and deaths. We will accomplish en-USthis mission together by working collabora tively to raise awareness regarding the use en-USof age appropriate child safety restraints, en-US implementation of safety measures in and en-US around school zones and school buses and prevention of child heatstroke in cars, said en-USMadeline M. Joseph, MD, and President of en-US the Florida Chapter of the American Acadeen-US -en-US my of Pediatrics.en-US As families get ready for a new school en-US year, its important to be vigilant about safety en-US both inside and outside the car, said Matt en-US Nasworthy, Florida Public Affairs Director for en-US AAA The Auto Club Group. This includes en-US making sure that everyone is safely buckled en-US up and cell phones are put away.en-US DHSMV offers additional safety tips for en-US parents and all motorists to keep kids safe in en-US and around vehicles: en-US Children under age four must be in a en-US car seat and, as of January 1, 2015, children en-US age four and ve must be in a car seat or en-US booster seat. Drivers will be charged if any en-US passenger under 18 is not properly buckled en-US in.en-US Read the car seats instruction manuen-US -en-US al and the portion of your vehicles owner en-US manual when you install a car seat.en-US In passenger vehicles, children under en-US the age of 13 should be secured in the rear en-US seat; airbags can injure or kill young children en-US in the front seat. Never place a rear-facing en-US car seat in front of an airbag.en-US Be alert and watch for children espeen-US-en-US cially near schools, bus stops, school buses en-US and in school parking lots. Always watch en-US for and obey signals from school crossing en-US guards.en-US Never sit on the roadway or the curb en-US while waiting for the school bus; wait in a en-US safe place away from the road.en-US Children on bicycles can be unpredicten-US -en-US able and can make sudden changes in dien-US -en-US rection. Be especially careful when children en-US are present in school zones and residential en-US areas.en-US Be alert while backing up and desigen-US -en-US nate safe play areas away from vehicles.en-US Visit the DHSMVs website https://www.en-US for more informaen-US-en-US tion and use the hashtag #ChildSafetyFL en-US throughout the month to add and share imen-US -en-US portant child safety information. en-US The Florida Department of Highway en-US Safety and Motor Vehicles provides high en-USway safety and security through excellence en-US in service, education and enforcement. The en-US department is leading the way to a safer Florida through the efcient and profession en-USal execution of its core mission: the issuance en-US of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and en-US operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To en-US learn more about DHSMV and the services en-US offered, visit, follow us on en-US Twitter @FLHSMV or nd us on Facebook. For safe driving tips and techniques, down load the ofcial Florida Driver License Hand book. Safety en-USContinued From Page 3 All about shopping with a plan? Then you'll love our weekly ad. Get the rundown on our latest deals and BOGOs before you shop! Available in stores and online at Check our weekly ad for current deals 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 en-USUS 41 from Habitat Drive to SR 951/Colen-USlier Boulevard: Maintenance permit proj ect: Motorists should expect intermittent en-USsouthbound lane closures during daytime en-US hours weekdays, while crews perform un derground utility work, weather permitting. en-USMotorists should use caution as crews work en-US in the roadway. SR 29 from South 7th Street to South 2nd Street: Maintenance contract project: en-USMotorists should expect intermittent east bound lane closures during daytime hours, en-USwhile crews make water main connections, en-US weather permitting. Motorists should use en-US caution as crews work near the roadway. Airport Pulling Road South at Calusa Av en-USenue/Great Blue Drive: Construction proj ect: Crews make median modications at en-USthe intersection of Calusa Avenue/Great en-US Blue Drive. The directional left-turn median openings for both northbound and south en-US-en-US bound trafc on Airport Pulling Road S. will en-US be modied to align the turn lanes with the en-US side streets. Left turns will be adjusted to en-US improve line of sight for motorists. The meen-US -en-US dian at Great Blue Drive will be shortened en-US to allow for the crosswalk alignment to be en-US straightened. No lane closures are permitted en-US during the peak hours of 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. or en-US from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion en-US is summer 2018, weather permitting. The en-US contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Floren-US -en-US ida, LLC. en-US I-75/Alligator Alley Rest Area (mile marken-US -en-US er 63): Construction project: Work is underen-US-en-US way 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-USCollier County Road Watch


August 9, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 5 en-USNaples Healthcare Network of Southen-US west Florida (HCN) has received a $10,000 en-USgrant from the Suncoast Credit Union Foun dation to support the expansion of its Ron ald McDonald Care Mobile program. The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is a mobile pediatric ofce that travels to schools en-USand neighborhoods to deliver dental care en-US and medical screenings to the most under served children in our community while giv ing them access to continuing care through en-USHCNs land based dental sites. Since 2004, en-US the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile (RMCM) en-US has provided medical and dental care to en-US more than 32,000 undeserved children in en-US Collier County. The RMCM provides dental screenings and sealants in coordination with Collier en-USCounty Schools, to rst and second grade en-US children in 13 Title One Schools. The pro gram currently serves 13 Title One Schools en-USin Collier County, and the funding from en-US Suncoast Credit Union Foundation HCN will en-US increase the number of children served by en-US adding an additional school for the 2018-en-US 2019 school year. CEO Mike Ellis noted that en-US Our goal is to create a dental home for ev ery child in our community, and often the en-USrst point of access is at these school based en-US visits on board the Care Mobile. The support en-US from Suncoast Credit Union Foundation will en-US ensure that we continue to reach as many en-US underserved children in need as possible. en-USAbout HCN Founded in 1977, Healthcare Network en-USof Southwest Florida is a federally qualied en-US health center providing primary health and en-US dental care to over 60 percent of Collier en-US Countys children as well as family care, en-US womens care and behavioral care to over en-US 50,000 patients through its 21 facilities. Peren-US -en-US sons interested in further information may en-US visit or call 239-en-US 658-3000.en-USAbout Suncoast Credit Union en-USSuncoast Credit Union is the largest creden-US -en-US it union in the state of Florida, the ninth en-US largest in the United States based on memen-US-en-US bership, and the 12th largest in the United en-US States based on its more than $9.2 billion in en-US assets. Chartered in 1934 as Hillsborough en-US County Teachers Credit Union, Suncoast en-US Credit Union currently operates 65 full-seren-US -en-US vice branches and serves more than 785,000 en-US members in the following Florida counties: en-US Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, DeSoto, Dixie, en-US Gilchrist, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernanen-US -en-US do, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Levy, en-US Manatee, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Saraen-US -en-US sota and Sumter. Since its founding in 1990, en-US the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation has raised and donated more than $22 million to en-USorganizations and initiatives that support the en-US health, education and emotional well-being of children in the communities that the cred en-USit union serves. For more information, visit: en-US, SuncoastCreditUnion or @SuncoastCU. 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! 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6 Immokalee Bulletin Thursday, August 9, 2018 Keiths Towing 903 Alachua St. Immokalee, FL 34142 239-657-5741 Auction Date: 08/20/18 @ 9a.m. 2010 International VIN#3HSCUAPR6AW290644 Auctions Auctions Keiths Towing 903 Alachua St. Immokalee, FL 34142 239-657-5741 Auction Date: 0/18 @ 9a.m. 1 997 Toyota VIN#JT5FC52H3V0038472 2 007 Toyota VIN#JTMB031V3760 46003 2000 Chevy VIN#2G1WW12E84Y3 25108 1 998 Honda VIN#1HGEJ667XWL032523 Auctions Auctions A.Duda & Sons Heavy Equipment Operator Be able to operate efficiently and productively the road grader. Able to grade dirt roads, cut ditches and level fields for purposes of drainage or farm production. Operate the rubber tire backhoe. Such tasks include digging up existing irrigation lines, clean ditches, set header pipes, drain water off roads and patch holes. Some backhoe work is with a rake, be able to clear right of ways and fence lines. Willing and able to get down in the irrigation trenches and utilize a hand shovel when needed. Glue large irrigation lines. Operate a tractor and some basic farm implements including mowers, discs, and plows. Must successfully be able to pass Physical/drug/background check. Please apply in person @ A.Duda & Sons 12250 S.SR. 29 Felda, Fl. 33930 Gate #4 Or call the office Ask for Susie Nieto 863-675-0545 ext 3110 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full 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 Cox Air Conditioning is looking for experienced A/C Service Tech and Installers. Must have at least 2 years experience Self-motivated, basic tools for the job Clean driving record Pay based on experience Quarterly Bonuses Take home vehicle Stop in to apply at 99 N Industrial Loop, LaBelle, FL 33935. No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. Flash Trucking Wanted Drivers New Pay increase 401K Health Insurance vacation pay Great Equipment Call Matt Shop 863-674-1011 cell 941-232-5403 Business Opportunities NOTICE Independent Newspa pers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or consid ered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a num ber out of your area, use caution. Pe ts/Supplie s Use Skin Balm and ToneKote on dogs and cats to stop scratching and gnawing. Restore healthy coat without steroids. JACK & ANNS FEED & SUPPLY ( Apartments ESPERANZA PLACE APARTMENTS 2693 Marianna Way, #308 IMMOKALEE, FL (239)657-2009 123 Bedroom Rental Apartments (Agriculture and Income-Restricted) $449 $699 TTY/TDD USE 711 Relay Equal Housing Opportunity 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 Free Speech Free AdsYour community directory is a click away! READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful! rrfrn t rrfrn brrn trr rrfrfrntr rrfr f r rr rrrfrn f r r frrfr fr frr rrfrn rr rrfrn f f rrfrn rr r rrfrnfr rr r r rrr rrfrnrrr rr nr r rrfrnr rr n r rr rrf tff r rrfrn tfr rrfr rrfr rrrrfrr rn r r rrr fr rr rr f rrfrn r rr rrfrn rn f rn f rrrfrn frr r rrfn rf ffn frrfrn rrfrn t rrfrn brrn trr rrfr frntr rrfr f r rr rrrfrnf r r frrfr fr frr rrfrn rr rrfrn f f rrfrn rr r rrfrnfr rr r r rrr rrfrnrrr rr nr r rrfrnr rr n r rr rrf tff r rrfrn tfr rrfr rrfr rrrrfrr rn r r rrr fr rr rr f rrfrn r rr rrfrn rn f rn f rrrfrn f rr r rrfn rf ffn frrfrn


VPK positions available Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee formerly known as Immoka lee Child Care Center is ex-panding for the 2018-2019 school year! A few additional VPK enrollment spaces are available for three hrs or wrap-around care. Tuition Assistance is available. Please contact Diana; our Family Enrollment & Recruit-ment Specialist; for information at 239-657-4130 or visit the cen ter at 415 Colorado Avenue, Immokalee. Collier Senior Resources Collier Senior Resources at the Golden Gate Senior Center has launched a new pro gram for lowincome elderly Collier County residents who need nancial assistance and who have exhausted all other resources. This one-time nancial assistance can be used for: Prescriptions, Utility Shut Off No tice, Rent or Mortgage Payments, Durable Medical Equipment, Small Appliances, Gas Cards, Eye Glasses and Other Items. Eligibility Requirements: 60 years and older Collier County Resident Within 175 percent of federal poverty level Exhausted all other resources To speak to a case worker and for more information about the Direct Assistance Pro gram for Needy Seniors, please call 239-2524550 and ask for Maritza. Collier Senior Resources Programa De Asistencia Directa Para Ancianos Necsitados Collier Senior Resources en el Centro de Ancianos de Golden Gate comenz un pro grama de ayuda nanciera para ancianos con escasos recursos econmicos y que es tn en necesidad de ayuda monetaria. La asistencia se puede usar para: Medicinas, Desconeccin de Utilidades, Tarjeta de Gasolina, Pagos atrasados de Renta o Hipoteca, Equipo Mdico Durable, Pequeos Electrodomsticos, Anteojos, Otras Necesidades. Requisitos de Eligibilidad: 60 aos o ms Residentes del Condado de Collier Dentro del 175% nivel de pobreza Hayan agotado otros recursos en la co munidad Llamar al 239-252-4550 para ms infor macin del Programa Directo de Asistencia. Pregunte por Maritza. Training and support group This support group is for families of chil dren with special needs of any kind. It pro vides the ability for parent training and for families to connect and establish supportive relationships. When: The last Wednesday of every month from 9 a. m.-11 a.m. Where: Florida State University College of Medicine, Immokalee Health Education Site, 1441 Her itage Boulevard, Immokalee. Cost: Free to families. Snacks and beverages will be pro vided for free. For more information or to register to attend, call Tara Tallaksen at (239) 254-4279 or Rosa Martinez (239) 658-3129. Looking for volunteers One of the best investments we can make in the life of a child is in their early education experiences. We are looking for volunteers. The goal of the Literacy Buddy Program is to put books into the hands of 3, 4 and 5-year old children. Once you volunteer, you are matched with a child in a preschool con tracted by the coalition. Your child writes to you and tells you what they are interested in and then you write back and include a book about those interests. These exchanges hap pen three times during the school year. Its a great way to start a young child on the path to literacy and the love of learning. For more information visit and click on the Big Buddy Button. County Meetings Notice is hereby given that the Produc tivity Committee will meet at 10 a.m., Thurs day, August 9, in the County Managers Of ce Front Conference Room, Second Floor, Collier County Government Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail E., Naples, Florida 34112. About the public meeting: Two or more members of the Board of County Commis sioners may be present and may participate at the meeting. The subject matter of this meeting may be an item for discussion and action at a future meeting of that board. All interested parties are invited to attend, and to register to speak. All registered public speakers will be limited to three minutes un less permission for additional time is grant ed by the chairman. Thursday, August 9, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 7 NOTICE OF MEETINGThere will be a Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for the Immokalee Water & Sewer District, on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. at the office of the Immokalee Water & Sewer District, located at 1020 Sanitation Rd, Immokalee, FL 34142. REGULAR MEETING AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Preliminaries A. Pledge of Allegiance B. Roll Call C. Adoption of Agenda D. Employee Recognition 1. June 2018-Veronica Garcia E. Public Concerns F. Staff Good Cause Items G. Board Concerns H. Old Business 1. USDA Documents I. New Business 3. Consent Agenda A. Adoption of Minutes 1. June 20, 2018 Board Meeting B. Civil Rights June and July Compliance Report C. June and July Budget Review D. Fixed Assets Acquisitions-Disposals E. Various Reports F. Project Change Orders G. Engineers Report Greeley and Hansen H. Directors Report June and July 4. Action Agenda A. Engineering Invoice FDEP Letter B. FDEP Consent Order C. Bad Debt Write-off 5. Discussion Agenda A. Attorneys Report 6. Other Public Interests 7. Adjournment Public discussion will be limited to three (3) minutes per speaker, unless additional information is requested, and additional time is granted by the Board Members. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid or services as addressed in the American Disabilities Act, please contact the District office at (239) 6583630, no less than five (5) days prior to the above stated date. 278806 IB 8/9/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF WORKSHOP MEETINGThere will be a Workshop Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for the Immokalee Water & Sewer District on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at 5:05 p.m. at the office of the Immokalee Water & Sewer District, located at 1020 Sanitation Road, Immokalee, Florida 34142. BUDGET WORKSHOP AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Preliminaries A. Roll Call B. Adoption of Agenda 3. Review of Budget Assumptions and Proposed Budget 4. Public Comment 5. Adjournment SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid or services as addressed in the American Disabilities Act, please contact the District office at (239) 6583630, no less than five (5) days prior to the above stated meeting date. 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8 Immokalee Bulletin August 9, 2018 As part of its commitment to help com munities in Florida recover from Hurricane Irma, ofcials from the United Arab Emir ates (UAE), The United Way of Collier Coun ty, Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) and Grace Place for Children and Families today announced the disbursement of $2.7 million in funds to help rehabilitate and improve areas affected by Hurricane Irma. Each or ganization will receive a portion of the gift from the UAE, which is part of a larger relief pledge to the state of Florida of $10 million for Hurricane Irma relief efforts. The UAE is excited to be working with the United Way and Collier County to directly help families in this community, said Dana Al Marashi, Head of Heritage and Social Af fairs at the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC. This is what friends do for each other in times of need. As a friend of the United States, as a friend of the residents of Florida, and now as a friend of people across Collier County, the UAE is delighted to be able to help in some small way. The United Way of Collier County will re ceive a portion of the gift to fund its continu ing Irma relief programming and assistance, including projects that assist the most affect ed members of the Collier County commu nity and help them become more economi cally stable in the long term. We are honored to work Dana and the Embassy as a trusted partner, said Steve Sanderson, President & CEO of The Unit ed Way of Collier County. This donation is truly transformative and game changing providing immediate and longer-term relief for thousands of asset limited hard working families still plagued by this devastating hur ricane. We are so thankful. This collabora tion has been outstanding. The United Way of Collier County will also oversee, manage and distribute the grant to Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) and Grace Place for Children and Families for specic projects. When Hurricane Irma hit Collier County, Florida, on September 10, 2017, it damaged, and in some circumstances decimated, the technology infrastructure in many schools across the county. CCPS will receive over $1 million to help the school district overcome the debilitating effects of the hurricane and provide students in Immokalee and Everglades City with in ternet access, which will be essential for their future success. Specically, the grant will fund the installation of internet access points on top of towers at eight local public schools in Immokalee and Everglades City. These points will also provide Wi-Fi hot spots to students throughout these commu nities. The schools that will receive Wi-Fi transmitters include: Immokalee High School Bethune Education Center Highlands Elementary School Lake Trafford Elementary School Village Oaks Elementary School Eden Park Everglades City Pinecrest Elementary School Connection to the Internet and digi tal resources are important educational advantages and can provide equity to all students, said Greg Turchetta, Executive Di rector of Communications and Community Engagement for the Collier County Public Schools. This wonderful humanitarian gift will provide this equity for the students of Immokalee and Everglades City and reduce the digital divide for these communities. For these children, access helps to ensure aca demic growth and access beyond their own communities and will broaden their world academically, personally and socially. Collier County public school is thankful to the UAE and the embassy for providing this opportu nity. In addition to funding for the United Way of Collier County and CCPS, a portion of the grant has been awarded to Grace Place for Children and Families, which provided relief to the Golden Gate community after the hur ricane. Over $1 million of the grant will help restore the organizations playgrounds, hard court and soccer eld, and improve its technology infrastructure and food pan try. The funds will also help with needed repairs to 30 homes of disadvantaged fami lies throughout the Golden Gate community that were damaged by Hurricane Irma. Collier County Organizations to share $2.7 million gift for hurricane relief Give Me a Call to advertise your business here! 239-657-6000