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en-USNAPLES Graduates of Guadalupe Cenen-US ters Tutor Corps program are heading off to en-UScollege with some stylish new apparel and en-US items for their dorm rooms, courtesy of Gua dalupe Resale Shop. The students, all recent graduates of Immokalee High School, were treated to a en-USshopping trip in late July at Guadalupe Re sale Shop in Naples. Each student was able en-USto select clothing and small household items en-US to help them prepare for college life. This was Mikenly Abels rst trip to the en-USGuadalupe Resale Shop, and she enjoyed en-US the experience. It was a really nice place to en-US shop, and I had a lot of fun with my friends en-US guring out what clothes looked best on en-US us, she said.en-US Tutor Corps is a college preparatory proen-US -en-US gram that provides Immokalee students with en-US mentors, academic guidance, scholarship en-US assistance and wages for tutoring children in en-US Guadalupe Centers educational programs. Weve extended our hours for your convenience. Publix at La Piazza Publix Center is now open8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily4975 Avila Ave., Ave Maria FL 34142 BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County en-USThursday, August 16, 2018 Vol. 51 No. 33 en-USCourtesy Photoen-USSigning Day for Robert Herreraen-USRobert Herrera, of Immokalee, recently signed an Letter of Attend to Trinity en-US Baptist College in Jacksonville, FL, to continue to play college baseball. Imen-US -en-US mokalee Little League is where it all began. Robert is pictured with his father, en-US Robert Herrera and the coaching staff from the Inspiration Academy out of en-US Bradenton, FL. Robert was in the post graduate program at the Inspiration en-US Academy before being discovered by Trinity Baptist College. en-USCourtesy Photo Abigail Reyes, Jaqueline Ramirez, Fabian Venegas-Romas, Steven Lopez, en-USMikenly Abel and Chrisla Pierre in line waiting to be checked out. Tutor Corps students build wardrobe for college See en-USWardrobe en-US Page 2


2 Immokalee Bulletin August 16, 2018 To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518 LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. Phone: (239) 657-6000 Fax: (863) 675-1449 Website: www.immokaleebulletin.comTo Submit NewsThe Immokalee Bulletin welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (239) 657-6000 to reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following Thursdays publication. E-Mail: ibnews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone: (239) 657-6000 The deadline for all advertising is 4 p.m. on Fri day for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classied AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 to place it from home or go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit or email Katrina Elsken Group Advertising Manager: Jamie Limoges News and Ad Services: Dale Conyers Advertising Sales: Anakaren Salinas Advertising Services: Barbara CalfeeOur PurposeThe Immokalee Bulletin is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on prot margins below industrystan dards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Indepen dents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Consti tution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledge To operate this newspaper as a public trust To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. To disclose our own conicts of interest or potential conicts to our readers. To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. To provide a right to reply to those we write about. To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. 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The Tutor Corps shopping trip was the highlight of our summer, said Kat McNabb, Resale Shop manager. Students come into the store full of energy and enthusiasm as they prepare for college, and that was infec tious among our volunteers. Guadalupe Center Resale Shop offers new and gently used designer and name brand clothing, furniture, household items, accessories and more. Proceeds from the Resale Shop directly benet educational programs at Guadalupe Center, which has a mission of breaking the cycle of poverty through education for the children of Im mokalee. Earlier this summer, Guadalupe Center supporters Brynne and Bob Coletti pro vided funding for Tutor Corps students to purchase dorm room accessories like bed ding, towels, cleaning supplies, lamps and luggage, as well as ash drives and other school supplies, during a shopping trip to Target. The donation also covered additional items purchased online to take advantage of special pricing on technology packages and small appliances. Wardrobe Continued From Page 1 Special to the Immokalee Bulletin Sheriff Kevin Rambosk and the Collier County Sheriffs Ofce are asking the entire community to help keep our kids safe in school this year. As all of us are aware, school safety is not just about trafc and slow-speed zones anymore, Sheriff Rambosk said. It takes an entire community working together to keep our schools safe. We must all turn our safety awareness into action to keep our kids safe. Sheriff Rambosk has ve specic actions that all adults can take right now to keep our kids safe in school all year: Use a gun lock on your weapons or keep them stored in a secure vault or safe Report suspicious activity, threats, so cial media posts or pictures by calling 911 or non-emergency 239-252-9300 Get adults and kids the support help and support they need before a mental health crisis occurs Know what your child is seeing and do ing on social media Pay attention to your driving and drive safely This year Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) has taken specic actions to keep our schools safe: doors are now locked, a new access control camera system is in place in every school, more safety drills are scheduled and all high school students will be issued identication cards to wear. Law enforcement and all of public safety in our community has also taken many action steps to enhance school safety: a youth relations trained law enforcement ofcer is sched uled at each Collier County school; specic training is delivered to our youth relations deputies as well as to our schools teachers, administrators and staff; and emergency re sponse equipment has been purchased and placed throughout school facilities. For more than 45 years, CCSOs commit ment to assigning certied deputies in Col lier County schools to keep our kids safe has been strong and we look forward to our en tire community continuing to work together with us on this most important mission of school safety Heres more information on those action items that Sheriff Rambosk is asking every adult to take now: Lock your guns: CCSO and the Naples Daily News have partnered in a program to provide free gun locks to the community. Locks are available at any CCSO Substation and will be available during CCSO safety events throughout the year. Keep your weapons secure in a gun vault or gun safe. Not only does this keep your weapons out of the hands of children, but keeps them secure against theft. Securing your weapon is not just something to do at home: Do not leave rearms in an unlocked vehicle! Here are a few of the local business es we have talked to that can help you select the right vault or safe for your safety needs: A Locksmith: 2612 Tamiami Trail N., Naples BB Locksmith: 3956 Tamiami Trail N., Naples Naples Gun Range & Emporium: 4651 Mercantile Ave., Naples Naples Gun Shop & School: 347 Air port-Pulling Road, Naples The Alamo: 2390 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples Wayne Bergquist Gunsmith: 5760 Shir ley St. #21, Naples Report suspicious activity by calling 911 in an emergency or non-emergency 239252-9300. Get kids the help and support they need before a mental health crisis occurs. In ad dition to CCPS school counselors, the Col lier County Youth Resource Center (239252-0900), CCSO Youth Relations Bureau deputies, school guidance counselors and the staff at the David Lawrence Center (239455-8500) are just some of the resources available to help. You can also contact your family medical professional for help. Make a call and connect to resources that can help. Call law enforcement to report anything that resembles a threatincluding state ments, social media posts and pictures. If you see something, say something and re port it for immediate follow up. Call 911 or 239-252-9300. Know what your child is seeing and do ing on social media. Monitor your childs social media and talk to them about what they are seeing, reading and posting online. Its also important that parents discuss with their children the new level of serious conse quences for making threats on social media. These new penalties that went into effect July 2018 make it a second-degree felony to create, post or transmit a threat to carry out a mass shooting or act of terrorism. Having a felony charge is no joking matter, even if comments are made as a prank. And of course, drive safely! Pay attention to school zones, bus stops, children biking and walking to school. Take Action to keep Collier Schools Safe Courtesy Photo The Graduates of Guadalupe Centers Tutor Corps program are heading off to college with some stylish new apparel and items for their dorm rooms.


August 16, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 3 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)657-2111 Operations (239)-657-8587 Finance (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 Varsity Boys and Girls Cross Country August 17th IHS Pre-Season 3K 5pm 24th at Lehigh 7:30am September 1st at Estero 7:30am 8th at Veterans Park 7:30pm 14th at Spanish River 4:30pm 18th Immokalee Tri-Meet 4:30pm 29th at Lakeland 8:30am October 6th at Bishop Verot 7:30am 12th at Tallahassee 7am 13th at Tallahassee 9am 17th at Palmetto Ridge (CCAC) 9am 26th at Bishop Verot (Districts) 9am Varsity Boys Golf August 29th at Palmetto Ridge and Bar ron Collier 3pm September 6th vs. Golden Gate 3pm September 24th vs. St. John Neumann October 3rd CCAC at Kensington October 9th at Golden Gate 3pm October 11th at St. John Neumann 3pm Districts October 15th-17th Varsity Football August 17th at Gulf Coast 7pm (Presea son) August 24th at Golden Gate 7pm August 31st at NSU University School 7pm September 7th vs. Barron Collier 7pm September 14th at Dunbar 7:30pm September 21st at Naples 7:30pm September 28th vs. Cypress Lake 7pm October 5th vs. Palmetto Ridge 7pm October 12th at Clewiston 7:30pm October 19th at Lely 7pm October 26th vs. Mariner 7pm JV Football August 23rd vs. Gulf Coast 7pm August 30th vs. Naples 7pm September 6th at Barron Collier 7pm September 20th vs Clewiston 7pm September 27th at Gulf Coast 7pm October 4th at Palmetto Ridge 7pm October 18th vs. Golden Gate 7pm October 25th vs. Lely 7pm Freshman Football August 23rd vs. Gulf Coast 5pm August 30th vs. Naples 5pm September 6th at Barronn Collier 5pm September 27th at Gulf Coast 5pm October 4th at Palmetto Ridge 5pm October 18th vs. Golden Gate 5pm October 25th vs. Lely 5pm Varsity Volleyball August 20th at Gateway Charter 7pm 21st at St. John Neumann 7pm 23rd vs. Golden Gate 7pm 28th vs. Mariner 7pm 30th vs. Naples 7pm September 4th at Cypress Lake 7pm 6th vs. Gulf Coast 7pm 11th at Lely 7pm 19th vs. Island Coast 7pm 20th at Mariner 7pm 24th at Barron Collier 7pm 25th at Cypress Lake 7pm 27th vs. Gateway Charter 7pm October 2nd vs. Lely 7pm 4th at Dunbar 7pm 8th vs. St. John Neumann 7pm 9th at Golden Gate CCAC 7pm 11th vs. Palmetto Ridge 7pm Varsity Girls Golf August 29th at Palmetto Ridge and Barron Collier 3pm September 6th at Golden Gate 3pm October 9th vs. Golden Gate 3pm October 11th vs. St. John Neumann 3pm Districts October 15th-17th Immokalee High Schools Fall Sports Schedules


4 Immokalee Bulletin August 16, 2018 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 Give Me a Call to advertise your business here! 239-657-6000 By Sheila Oxx en-USDirector of School Age Programs, en-US Guadalupe Center Any teacher or adult whos ever chaper en-USoned a eld trip knows how exhausting the en-USday can be. You have to shepherd students on and off buses, through exhibits and into bathroom en-USlines. You have to make sure they wash their en-US hands, eat lunch and dont lose track of their en-US personal belongings. You have to constantly en-US reinforce the academic components of the en-US trip and make sure children use their indoor en-US voices. And most importantly, you must en-US make sure every student is accounted for. Its stressful, to say the least. en-USBut when you hear feedback from a stuen-US dent like Mahayla Alday, it makes the work en-USall worthwhile. It was the most amazing eld trip ever, en-USshe said.en-US Mahayla, a second-grader, was among en-US 239 children in Guadalupe Centers Sumen-US -en-US mer Enrichment Program who took a eld en-US trip from Immokalee to the Paragon Pavilen-US -en-US ion Theater in Naples. Immokalee does not en-US have its own movie theater, and the lengthy en-US drive along with the high cost of a movie en-US ticket prohibits many Immokalee youth en-US from catching a ick at the theater. Paragon en-US Pavilion donated use of four theaters free of en-US charge as well as popcorn at a reduced cost. en-US Paragon Theaters regularly partners en-US with local nonprot organizations and youth en-US groups, so we were happy to give the stuen-US -en-US dents from Guadalupe Center a eld trip to en-US remember, said Scot Buss, general managen-US -en-US er of Paragon Pavilion. The children all had en-US a great time and we hope to see them back en-US again next summer.en-US Mornings in our summer program are en-US packed with academics to prevent sumen-US -en-US mer learning loss, so trips like these are a en-US wonderful reward for their year-round hard en-US work, added Dawn Montecalvo, Guadaen-US-en-US lupe Center president. For some of them, en-US this was the rst time theyve ever been to en-US a movie theater. Thats what our Summer en-US Enrichment Program is all about providing en-US new opportunities and activities that chilen-US -en-US dren normally dont do at school or home.en-US This summer, children have toured a hisen-US -en-US toric Florida ranch, taken drama and dance en-US courses, had their teeth checked through the en-US University of Florida, visited Snydermans en-US Shoes to be tted for a new pair of sneaken-US -en-US ers, explored Ding Darling National Wildlife en-US Refuge on Sanibel and participated in interen-US -en-US active STEM lessons led by the Nutty Scienen-US -en-US tist and students from Bishop Verot Catholic en-US High School. Guadalupe Center teachers en-US also have worked side-by-side with guest en-US speakers to provide anti-bullying, character en-US education and safety programs. en-US Guadalupe Center, a nonprot organiza tion focused on breaking the cycle of pov en-USerty through education for the children of en-US Immokalee, operates an Early Childhood Education Program, After-School and Sum en-USmer Enrichment Program, and the college preparatory Tutor Corps Program. Its amazing to see children light up en-USwhen they experience something new for en-US the rst time, Montecalvo said. Hearing comments like Mahaylas gives all of us fur en-USther motivation to continue expanding our students world. It truly is making a differ ence in their lives. en-USAbout the Author Sheila Oxx is the director of school age en-USprograms for Guadalupe Center. She has a en-US masters degree in educational technology en-US from the American College of Education, en-US and her work experience includes more en-US than 10 years as a teacher for the Collier en-US County School District and as a professional development specialist focused on educa tion. Trip to the movies highlights summer fun, learning for students en-USCourtesy photo Children in Guadalupe Centers jellysh class ventured outdoors to cool off en-USduring a summer lesson about transportation, washing a few cars in the pro cess.


August 16, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 5 Special to the Immokalee Bulletin The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has released an swers to a few questions the public has en-USbeen raising about the recent change in reg ulations that now requires harvesters of saw en-USpalmetto berries to get permits before offer ing Florida-grown berries for sale. The new regulations took effect July 17: en-USThey require, for a landowner harvesting palmetto berries for sale from his own prop erty, that a Native Plant Harvesting Permit en-US(no fee required) be obtained from the De partment of Agriculture and Consumer Ser vices, Division of Plant Industry. The permit en-USapplication must be submitted 14 days prior en-US to the intended date of harvest. A contract harvester of palmetto berries on public or private land must possess writ ten permission from the landowner or his en-USlegal representative prior to harvest, as well en-US as a Native Plant Harvesting Permit from the en-US department prior to harvest. Any person transporting for sale, selling, or offering for sale saw palmetto berries, en-USwhich were harvested from the persons en-US own property, must possess a Native Plant en-US Harvesting Permit from the department. If found by law enforcement ofcials to not meet these requirements above, the en-USharvester or person transporting for sale, en-US selling, or offering for sale saw palmetto ber ries may be charged with a misdemeanor. en-USThe illegally harvested berries will be con scated and returned to the owner. If the en-USowner cannot be located, the berries will be en-US destroyed. Q: en-US Do you need multiple permits for each property youll be harvesting on? A: en-US No, you can just list the multiple propen-USerties on one permit, attaching a separate en-USsheet and listing the properties there, if nec essary. Q: en-USDo you need multiple harvesting permits for each person harvesting berries? A: en-US No, you can simply list the people on one permit in the space provided and make en-USa copy for each person listed. Q: en-US What if there are too many people to list in the space provided that will be har vesting? A: en-USSimply list whoever will be in charge, for instance the supervisors/crew leaders, so that they may vouc en-USh for those picking under en-US them.en-US Q:en-US Do you need a permit if you are haren-US -en-US vesting on your own land?en-US A: Yes, if you plan to transport and sell en-US the berries.en-US en-US Q:en-US Do you need letters of permission en-US for each property?en-US A:en-US Yes; however, if one person owns mulen-US -en-US tiple properties, then they can just list those en-US multiple properties on their one letter of peren-US-en-US mission for that individual.en-US Q:en-US Does a buyer, transporter or procesen-US-en-US sor need a harvesting permit?en-US A:en-US No. The only exception is if they are en-US also the property owner of land where the en-US berries are being harvested.en-US Q:en-US Are buyers, transporters or procesen-US -en-US sors required to carry copies of the permits en-US and permission letters from the people they en-US purchase berries from?en-US A:en-US The buyers, transporters and procesen-US-en-US sors must have the written permission letters en-US in their immediate possession at all times; en-US however, the buyers, transporters and proen-US -en-US cessors are not required to have a permit.en-US Q: en-US What if you get permission to haren-US -en-US vest on another property after you have alen-US -en-US ready sent in your permit?en-US A:en-US Make a copy of your current permit en-US and send it in along with the permission leten-US -en-US ter for the new property.en-US Q:en-US What is the cost of the permit?en-US A:en-US There is no cost for this permit.en-US Q: en-US Can you harvest on state or public en-US land?en-US A:en-US You should contact the state, county en-US or city authorities for permission to harvest en-US from public lands. Currently, the Florida Foren-US -en-US est Service is not giving permission to haren-US-en-US vest from Florida Forest Service properties. en-US However, if access is received, you must en-US have written permission from the agency.en-US Q:en-US How do you identify the property en-US that you will be harvesting from on the apen-US -en-US plication?en-US A:en-US You can either provide the Section, en-US Township, Range (STR), Latitude /Longien-US -en-US tude (Lat/Long) coordinates, parcel numen-US -en-US bers, address for the property, or print out en-US a map showing the outline of the property en-US obtained from the property appraisers weben-US -en-US site. If using STR or Lat/Long coordinates, a en-US description of the location for those coordien-US -en-US nates should be included.en-US Q:en-US How long does it take to process the en-US permit application?en-US A:en-US Review of the application may take up en-US to 14 days depending upon the information en-US provided.en-US Q:en-US Can you start harvesting prior to oben-US-en-US taining a permit?en-US A:en-US No, you must have the permit and en-US written permissions on your person while en-US harvesting.en-US Q: Is there any documentation needed for berries entering/exiting Florida? en-USA: Shipments should be accompanied en-USby a bill of lading or similar document. This would include name and address of the ship en-USper or consignor, name and physical address en-US of the receiver or consignee, a description of en-US the plants or products in the shipment, the place and state of origin, and nally the ul en-UStimate destination if different from receiver or consignee. 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 Public asking questions about new palmeto berry rule


6 Immokalee Bulletin Thursday, August 16, 2018 Keiths Towing 903 Alachua St. Immokalee, FL 34142 239-657-5741 Auction Date: 08/27/18 @ 9a.m. 1992 Olds VIN#1G3HN53L6NH363788 Auctions Auctions Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981 Cowboy Circle Office (863)675-7045 Fax (863)612-1158 Lic#CCC1325950 Ofce: (863) 675-7045 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 R oo ng R oo ng Employment Full Time A.Duda & Son s Sod Sales Coordinator Labelle/Felda Farm A.Duda & Sons has a great opportunity for a Full Time Sod Sales C oordinator at it s Labell e Fe lda Fa rm. Looking for a dependable team player with the following skills : Strong computer an d communication skills must be able to prioritize daily duties Must have experience with Microsoft Suit e (W ord, Excel, Po wer Po int) Must be able to develo p and maintain good communication with customers in sales an d current accounts. Scheduling sod orders and processing invoices. Importing of Citrus tickets and processing of contra ctor harvesting and hauling citrus invoices Prepar ation of monthl y reports. Answer main switchboard with a smile. Maintenance of va riou s spreadsheet s Accounts Pa ya bl e experience preferred B ilingual (Spanish) a plus A dditional duties as n ecessary Duda offers great benefits and candidate must be able to successfully pass a drug/background screening. A pply in person: A.Duda & Son s 12250 S. SR 29 Fe lda, FL 33930 Gate #4 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. 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/Supplies Use Skin Balm and ToneKote on dogs and cats to stop scratching and gnawing. Restore healthy coat without steroids. JACK & ANNS FEED & SUPPLY ( 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 Ad Appears In the Newspaper and Online Free of Charge! Reasonable Rates For Private Party Ads Place Your Ad Online, From the Comfort of Your HomeWHEN Y OU W ANT TO ! READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU. READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!


August 16, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 7 Networking After 5 Affair The Immokalee Chamber of Commer en-USce(ICOC) is hosting its quarterly Network ing After 5 Affair at the Seminole Casino en-USHotel Immokalee on August 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This Event is free to invited Chambers of Commerce in other areas, Clubs and Orga nizations. Everyone who is invited will be en-USgreeted with two free drinks and lots of n en-USger foods.en-US Our Program will include: Citizen of en-US the Year, Community Services Award, New en-US Business of the Year, Most Improved Busien-US-en-US ness of the Year, Business Woman of the en-US Year, Business Man of the Year, Non-Prot of en-US the Year Community Partnership Award of en-US the Year and THE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR. en-US The Board of Directors selected these en-US awards on certain criteria..a tribute to any en-US citizen of Immokalee or surrounding area en-US or individual/ groups for professional excelen-US -en-US lence, community service and for assisting en-US others in attaining professional goals & leaden-US-en-US ership skills.en-US Call Cherryle Thomas at 239.657.0080 at en-US the ICOC for more information. en-USVPK positions availableen-USPathways Early Education Center of en-US Immokalee formerly known as Immokaen-US -en-US lee Child Care Center is ex-panding for the en-US 2018-2019 school year! A few additional VPK en-US enrollment spaces are available for three hrs en-US or wrap-around care. Tuition Assistance is en-US available. Please contact Diana; our Family en-US Enrollment & Recruitment Specialist; for inen-US -en-US formation at 239-657-4130 or visit the center en-US at 415 Colorado Avenue, Immokalee.en-USAfter School Programen-USImmokalee South Park, 418 School Drive, en-US has an After School Program, en-US Monday thru en-US Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. en-US We have en-US homework help, games, arts and crafts and en-US more. Plus snacks will be provided. Sign up en-US today! If you have any questions call (239) en-US 252-4677.en-USImmokalee South Parken-US en-US 3 yr old teeny totsen-USRegister now ages 3 years old. The care en-US will go from en-US7:00 a.m.5:30 p.m daily.en-US en-US Play Learn and Grow Together. For more en-US information call or visit 418 School Dr. Imen-US -en-US mokalee Fl 34142 or call (239) 252-4677or en-US check us out online at www.collierparks.en-US com.en-USImmokalee South Park 3 aos en-US de edad pequeitosen-USRegstrese ahora con edades de 3 aos. en-US El cuidado ir de 7:00en-US a.m.5:30 p.m. Jugar en-US aprender y crecer juntos. Para obtener ms en-US informacin, llame al 418 School Dr. Imen-US-en-US mokalee Fl 34142 o llame al (2en-US 39) 252-4677 en-US o vistenos en lnea en www.collierparks.en-US com.en-USCollier Senior Resources en-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 one-time 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 information about the Direct Assistance Pro en-US-en-US gram for Needy Seniors, please call 239-2524550 and ask for Maritza. Collier Senior Resources Programa De en-USAsistencia Directa Para Ancianos Necsitados en-US Collier Senior Resources en el Centro de Ancianos de Golden Gate comenz un pro en-USgrama de ayuda nanciera para ancianos con escasos recursos econmicos y que es tn en necesidad de ayuda monetaria. en-USLa asistencia se puede usar para: Medicinas, Desconeccin de Utilidades, en-USTarjeta de Gasolina, Pagos atrasados de en-US Renta o Hipoteca, Equipo Mdico Durable, en-US Pequeos Electrodomsticos, Anteojos, Otras Necesidades. en-USRequisitos 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 co munidad en-USLlamar al 239-252-4550 para ms infor en-USmacin del Programa Directo de Asistencia. Pregunte por Maritza. en-USTraining and support groupen-USThis support group is for families of chil dren with special needs of any kind. It pro en-USvides 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, Immokalee Health Education Site, 1441 Her en-USitage Boulevard, Immokalee. Cost: Free to families. Snacks and beverages will be pro en-USvided for free. For more information or to en-US 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 en-US click on the Big Buddy Button. 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8 Immokalee Bulletin August 16, 2018 X BIG TAX INCREASESNEW TAXES for everyone NEW $267 VACANT LOT FEE unfairly taxes a 25,000 acre lot the same as a .25 acre lotNEW FEES FOR NON-PROFITS unfairly taxes churches and schools while exempting government buildingsNEW COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FEEunfairly taxes small businesses at the same rate as large corporations BIG BUDGET INCREASESFIRE PROBLEM #1 PROBLEM #2 TA BIG UNKNOWNSPROBLEM #3 3 Problems with the Ave Maria and Immokalee Fire District planVOTE NO ON AUG 28THAVE MARIA & IMMOKALEE VOTERSAX THENEW $369 DOOR FEE unfairly taxes trailers & mansions at the same rate The highest taxes for fire service are ABOUT TO JUMP EVEN HIGHERThrows buckets of money at a problem WITHOUT A CLEAR PLAN HOW WILL THIS IMPACTchurches and schools?HOW WILL LOW-INCOME FAMILIES AFFORD THIS? A minimum wage worker needs to work 45 hrs extra to pay the new feeWHY SO LITTLE NOTICEor public debate about the plan?WHERE WILL ALL THIS NEWtax money go? 40% BUDGET INCREASEPaid for by Ax the Fire Tax Political Committee, Immokalee, FL Paid for by Rockwood Solutions, Inc for Ax the Fire Tax Political Committee, Immokalee, Fl