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Immokalee bulletin

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Immokalee bulletin
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LaBelle, FL
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Independent Newspapers of Florida, Patty Brant - Publisher
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2010
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United States -- Florida -- Collier -- Immokalee
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26.417801 x -81.416768

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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 23, 2018 Vol. 51 No. 34 By Lewis Perkins en-USSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin Career Source Southwest Florida, 750 South 5th Ave, Immokalee, offers various en-USresources for people who are unemployed en-US and under employed, seeking to learn new en-US job skills. Career Source began with the en-US Wagner Peyser Act of 1933, a national gov ernment program to match workers and en-USemployers. Since then, the Wagner Peyser en-US Act has modied and undergone several en-US changes that benet not only workers, but en-US also employers. The most recent change to en-US the act, now The Workforce Innovation and en-US Opportunity Act, was enacted in 2014 by en-US President Barrack Obama. Career Source Southwest Florida have employees that are dedicated to helping en-USmen and women obtain and keep jobs. en-US They do this by rst checking a persons en-US employment history, create a list of job skills en-US that the person has, and then help the per son create a resume. For those who arent en-USsure about what and what not to put on a en-US resume, Career Source Southwest Florida en-US offers free workshops on resume writing. en-US They also give free workshops on develop ing interview skills and offer feedback for en-USpeople wishing to sit through a mock inter view. However, besides offering ways to en en-UShance existing job skills, Career Source en-USSouthwest Florida has access to grants that en-US they use to help people with tuition assis tance. In order to qualify for tuition assis tance, a person must seek training in a high en-USdemand eld such as LPN, auto mechanic, heavy equipment, machinist, etc.. Career en-USSource Southwest Florida also has worken-US -en-US ing relationships with companies such as en-US Arthrex, which was rated as one of the best en-US places to work by Fortune Magazine. They en-US also offer paid work experience and on the en-US job training. Even more, the offer up to a en-US $575 incentive for completing one of their en-US courses, and up to $2500 in paid work exen-US -en-US perience.en-US Since most careers require their employen-US-en-US ees have a GED, Career Source Southwest en-US Florida gives nancial assistance to those en-US seeking a GED. Furthermore, since Florida en-US companies can lawfully decline to hire anyen-US-en-US one using tobacco, Career Source Southen-US-en-US west Florida has teamed with Tobacco Free en-US Florida and offer assistance in quitting the en-US use of tobacco. This program has an 88% en-US satisfaction with the services. en-US Additionally, there is a tentative job fair for en-US Moorings Park on September 3 from 11 en-US to be held at Career Source Southwest Floren-US -en-US idas Immokalee location. This fair will be en-US looking for cooks, CNAs, maintenance and en-US lawn workers, and many other positions. en-US If you have any questions about the Career en-US Fair or any of the other services that Career en-US Source Southwest Florida has to offer, conen-US-en-US tact Career Development Representative 750 en-US S 5th St. Immokalee, FL 34142 or call (239)-en-US 658-3300 x 6701. An organization dedicated to keeping Immokalee employed en-USSubmitted photo/ Fred N Thomas, Jr en-USNathaniel Betancourt and the family of Jean Sanon recieved funds to attend the college of their choice. en-USBy Fred N Thomas Jr.en-USSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletinen-US The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce en-US had its rst meeting after taking off the en-US month of July for a summer break.en-US The meeting had lots of community upen-US -en-US dates to give to all attendees Some of the en-US speakers were:en-US Micheal Choate from the Immokalee en-US Fire Department, explaining the current re en-US assessment fee that would appear on this en-US years election ballot en-US Norma Rodriquez from the Shelter for en-US Abused Women, gave an overview and complete details of the new building slated for the Immokalee Community. Meagan Flores from the March of Dimes. en-USThey will be hosting a Bikers for Babies on en-US November 4, and about 1,300 motorcycles en-US will be coming through Immokalee and will end up at the Seminole Casino Hotel Im mokalee. en-USAbel Jaimes was representing all the prin cipals of Immokalee including the new prin en-UScipal at Eden Park Elementary. He handed en-US out the school schedules and other pertinent en-USChamber of Commerce holds rst en-US meeting after summer breaken-USSee en-USChamber Page 2

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2 Immokalee Bulletin August 23, 2018 information to know for this school year Jaime Weinsinger from the Lipman Fam ily Farms gave a last shout-out for his Back pack Giveaway for 2018 which was held at Immokalee High School football stadium (known as Gary Bates Stadium). The Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors under the leadership of Danny Gonzalez (President) granted two more graduates from Immokalee High School with extra scholarship funds to attend the University of their choice. They just needed extra funding to complete this school year. The recipients were Nathaniel Betancourt who will attend Ave Marie University this fall and Jean Sanon who is in school in Penn sylvania already. Jean Sanon is still working for the summer so his family accepted our donation on behalf of him. This was a very exciting Breakfast meet ing with candidates running for various county and state ofces. Commissioner Bill McDaniels gave a complete update on the latest news from the Collier County Board of County Com missioners. Chamber Continued From Page 1 By Jennifer L. Kupiec Specialist, Communications & Community Engagement Collier County Public Schools Welcome back, students and parents! The rst week of school has come and gone. And now that you are getting used to the new schedules, teachers, and homework, you may have some questions about school security and what Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) is doing to keep your chil dren safe. By now, youve probably noticed that our front doors are locked. Over the sum mer, each of our 50 schools received a new access control camera system. This is an enhancement to the existing visitor screen ing procedures we currently have in place. Please visit www.collierschools.com/keep colliersafe to view our parent tutorial video for more information on this. Another enhancement this year will be an increased number of safety drills. These drills will ensure students know how to respond in the case of an emer gency. All high school students will also be issued identi cation cards to be worn during the school day. This improvement will allow all high school staff and students to know who does and does not belong on campus. Middle school stu dents will be issued identication cards later this school year. The Collier County Sheriffs Ofce (CCSO) has scheduled a youth relations trained law enforcement ofcer at each Collier County school. This is accomplished through overtime when positions are vacant until full-time hiring is complete. CCSO has also focused on training these past months. While training in the law en forcement environment is ongoing as tac tics and threats evolve and change, specic training is delivered to our youth relations deputies as well as to our teachers and school administrators and staff. Also, addi tional emergency response equipment has been purchased and placed throughout school facilities. Another focus youll see this year is an ef fort to address mental wellness. Safe, caring, and well-managed learning environments are critical components of academic, social, and emotional growth for students. Within such environments, comprehensive Social Emotional Learning, or SEL, skill develop ment is imperative. In the coming weeks, I plan to share the districts proactive ap proach to SEL in detail. Until then, enjoy the start of another fantastic school year! Students First 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 immokaleebulletin.com or email readerservices@newszap.com.StaffPublisher: 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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August 23, 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 mchoate@immre.com tcunningham@immre.com 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 Special to the Immokalee Bulletin Hi, Im Dr. Kathy Ryan, and it would be my honor to serve as your Collier Coun ty School Board Member from District 3. I worked as a professional educator for 37 years, 30 of which were with the Collier County Public Schools. I deeply care about our public schools, and my job is not done. Working as a teacher, counselor, and admin istrator, it is clear to me that the role of pub lic education is to prepare future generations to fulll their potential and prepare them for satisfying and productive lives as adults. Currently, public education is under attack, and I hope to stem that tide, Dr. Ryan stat ed. Dr Ryan was born and raised in Detroit, attending the public schools there through the ninth grade. Her family moved to subur ban St. Claire Shores, MI, where she gradu ated from South Lake High School. Dr. Ryan then went on to Michigan State University, where she earned a BA in Social Science and an MA in Counseling. She taught for four years at Chippewa Valley High, outside Mt. Clemens, MI, and was a counselor at Rose ville High in Roseville, MI for two years. Forty-eight years ago she moved to SW Florida and took a job with Collier County Schools, as a counselor at Immokalee Mid dle School. During that time, she worked on, and completed her Doctorate in Educa tional Administration from Florida Atlantic University, in Boca Raton. After eight years at Immokalee Middle School, she moved to Immokalee High as a teacher for nineteen years. Dr. Ryans nal two years with the sys tem were spent in a district job, as Summer School administrator, where she oversaw a budget of $3 million, hiring over 500 peo ple, and supervising the staff, curriculum, transportation, and food services for a large student population at seven sites around the county. In obtaining her Doctorate, she was re quired to study Florida School Law and Fi nance, leaving her with an understanding of how these functions work. This will help to allow me to be a productive Board Member from day one. Our teachers, whom we en trust to educate our youth, deserve higher pay and tenure, to ensure that we attract the best and the brightest. I also pledge to stand for the equal treatment of all students and staff, and to protect against censorship, Dr. Ryan said. In retirement, Dr. Ryan volunteers her time to students through the High School and Middle School Scholar Bowl Programs, High School Mock Trial, Know Your Coun ty Government, and Middle School & High School Debate. She also serves on the Naples Council on World Affairs Outreach Committee, interviewing high school ju niors for scholarships to travel abroad for the summer. She is also an active member of the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women. She was a Florida Council of Social Studies Board Member from 2003-08. From January through May of 2017, she had the privilege to serve on four So cial Studies textbook selection committees (American History, American Government, Economics, and Electives: Psychology, So ciology, and Geography) for the District. Collier County has one of the best school districts in the State of Florida. Together lets continue to move the District forward, Dr. Ryan said. Kathy Ryan running for School Board District 3 Submitted photo Dr. Kathy Ryan is running for Collier County School Board District 3. US 41 from Habitat Drive to SR 951/Col lier Boulevard: Maintenance permit proj ect: Motorists should expect intermittent southbound lane closures during daytime hours weekdays, while crews perform un derground utility work, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work in the roadway. SR 29 from South 7th Street to South 2nd Street: Maintenance contract project: Motorists should expect intermittent east bound lane closures during daytime hours, while crews make water main connections, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway. Airport Pulling Road South at Calusa Av enue/Great Blue Drive: Construction proj ect: Crews make median modications at the intersection of Calusa Avenue/Great Blue Drive. The directional left-turn median openings for both northbound and south bound trafc on Airport Pulling Road S. will be modied to align the turn lanes with the side streets. Left turns will be adjusted to improve line of sight for motorists. The me dian at Great Blue Drive will be shortened to allow for the crosswalk alignment to be straightened. No lane closures are permitted during the peak hours of 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. or from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion is summer 2018, weather permitting. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Flor ida, LLC. Collier County Road Watch

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4 Immokalee Bulletin August 23, 2018 Vote No on Fire Funding Everyone one supports 1st responders and salutes their courage and sacrice. That en-USdoesnt mean local citizens should write a en-US blank check to a Fire Control District that en-US makes bad business sense. By seeking a en-US $1.2M raise in fees to stay independent, IFCD en-US is bucking recent, smarter trends to create en-US larger, merged and better-equipped re en-US districts that have economies of scale, less en-US ranking ofcers and improved service. I en-US urge voters to consider voting no on the pro posed assessment this August 28th. First, en-USthe assessments too high: IFCD seeks $369 en-US compared to North Naples pending request en-US for just $254 per residential unit in a much en-US wealthier market. In addition, re commis sioners tell us: if you pass it, we have the en-USoption to lower it not or not assess it (just en-US give us the power). Thats not reassuring. en-US If government asks voters to approve a fee, en-US one should be able to believe its a real need. en-US Not be told, maybe its not the right number. The Fire District website says it all: assess en-USments are not based on property values. en-USMaybe not. But its still a tax. In fact, its a en-US bad tax. It impacts low-income, hard-work en-USing residents and homeowners with senior en-US exemptions the most. The poorest trailer en-US and the wealthiest home in Immokalee each en-US will be charged the same $369.00. By the en-US way, so will renters! Farmworkers in trailers en-US and bank tellers in apartments will see this en-US fee passed on to them in higher rents. Thats en-US $30 bucks a month. The assessment pays en-US no attention to those who have invested in en-US re safety. The Eden Gardens rental comen-US -en-US munity newer buildings with up-to-date en-US re sprinkler systems will be charged as en-US much per unit as a 25-year old trailer. The en-US potential impact: $34,000 each and every en-US year. Thats more than our property tax bill. en-US This issue needs much more, study and en-US discussion. Something does need to be en-US done -but lets go back to the drawing en-US board and start over. en-US Steven Kirken-US Rural Neighborhoodsen-USFire Assessment Fee en-US en-US punishes some supportersen-USThe idea of getting those who have not en-US been paying for re service to pay for said en-US services going forward is an admirable and en-US much needed one. Unfortunately, the re asen-US -en-US sessment fee referendum on our local ballot en-US next week does not accomplish that goal. It en-US has been hastily assembled and punishes en-US those of us who have been supporting our en-US local re department and our community en-US since its beginning.en-US The increased taxation it would place on en-US our local businesses is ill conceived and exen-US-en-US cessive!en-US The increased costs to those who rent en-US housing equates to approximately one en-US months worth of groceries! The cost to some of our local churches will be unsurmountable! As we vote on this important topic, we should ask why, does our local re depart en-USment continually need more funding when it is already taxing at the maximum rate al lowed by the state of Florida? The underlying problem is not a lack of funding, but a lack of wisdom and account ability. Join us in voting NO to insure that those en-USof us who have been paying wont have to pay more! en-USJack Johnson rfntbffft AUTO HOME COMMERICAL BOAT RV Phone (239) 657.3614 Fax (239) 657.6468 Email Karen@bhins.com 711 West Main Street, Immokalee, Florida 34142 www.bhins.com Se habla Espanol LOW DOWN PAYMENTS LOW MONTHLY PAYMENTS We make sure youre always with the best company! WE SHOP FOR YOU! Over 25 Dierent companies en-USLetters to the Editor en-USMonday, Aug. 27:en-US Oil Well Road at Corkscrew Middle School Aggressive driving Golden Gate and Collier boulevards Speeding Pine Ridge and Livingston roads Redlight running Tuesday, Aug. 28: en-USGolden Gate Parkway and 53rd Street SW Speeding Devonshire Boulevard and Radio Road Speeding Immokalee Road and I75 southbound exit Aggressive driving Wednesday, Aug. 29: en-USCollier Boulevard and U.S. 41 East Redlight running 111th Avenue North at Naples Park Ele en-USmentary Aggressive driving Airport-Pulling Road and Timberwood en-USCircle Speedingen-US Thursday, Aug. 30:en-US Rattlesnake Hammock Road and Santa en-US Barbara Boulevard Red-light runningen-US Shadowlawn Drive at Shadowlawn Eleen-US -en-US mentary School Speedingen-US Davis and Madison Park boulevards en-US Speedingen-US Friday, Aug. 31:en-US Collier Boulevard and I75 northbound en-US exit Red-light runningen-US Goodlette-Frank and Pine Ridge Road en-US Red-light runningen-US Vanderbilt Beach Road and Wilshire en-US Lakes Boulevard Speeding en-USCCSO Trafc Enforcement Spots

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August 23, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 5 Kathy Ryan ... Education Experience we can look UP to! DR. Kathy RYANCollier County School Board District 3Political advertisement paid and approved by Kathy Ryan for School Board.Elect

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6 Immokalee Bulletin Thursday, August 23, 2018 A.Duda & Sons Tractor Driver A.Duda & Sons has a great opportunity for a Tractor Driver at its Moore Haven and LaBelle Farms. Looking for a dependable team player. Duda offers great benefits and candidate must be able to successfully pass a drug/background screening. Apply in person: A. Duda & Sons 3635 North US 27 Moore Haven, FL 33471 OR A.Duda & Sons 12250 S. SR 29 Felda, FL 33930 Gate #4 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 Automotive Automotive Employment Full Time A.Duda & Son s Sod Sales Coordinator Labelle/Felda Farm A.Duda & Son s 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. 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 !newszap.com/class READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU.

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August 23, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 7 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 & Recruitment Specialist; for in formation at 239-657-4130 or visit the center at 415 Colorado Avenue, Immokalee. After School Program Immokalee South Park, 418 School Drive, has an After School Program, Monday thru Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. We have home work help, games, arts and crafts and more. Plus snacks will be provided. Sign up today! If you have any questions call (239) 2524677. Immokalee South Park 3 yr old teeny tots Register now ages 3 years old. The care will go from 7:00 a.m.5:30 p.m daily. Play Learn and Grow Together. For more infor mation call or visit 418 School Dr. Immoka lee Fl 34142 or call (239) 252-4677or check us out online at www.collierparks.com. Immokalee South Park 3 aos de edad pequeitos Regstrese ahora con edades de 3 aos. El cuidado ir de 7:00 a.m.5:30 p.m. Jugar aprender y crecer juntos. Para obtener ms informacin, llame al 418 School Dr. Im mokalee Fl 34142 o llame al (239) 252-4677 o vistenos en lnea en www.collierparks. com. 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 www.ELCofSWFL.org and click on the Big Buddy Button. Immokalee Branch Library Events for September Registration for all programs began Mon day, August 13. The library is located at 417 N. First Street, Immokalee. Call (239) 6572882 for information on any of these events. Tuesdays, September 11, 18 & 25 is Family Story Time starting at 10 a.m. for all ages. Registration is not required. Back to School Scavenger Hunt September All Month Long School is in back in session! Join the fun at the Immokalee Library by picking up your scavenger sheet located in the New Book section of the childrens area. Hidden in the childrens area are pictures related to back to school. Find all the pictures and present your completed scavenger sheet to the cir culation staff for a small prize. How (and why!) Archeologists Find Sites will be on Thursday, September 13, 5-6:30 p.m. The Florida Public Arche ology Network will be using a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to show children how to excavate and explore the concepts of stratig raphy and survey. They will use the scientic method to show how it is used in the eld. All ages. Registration is not required. Fuse Beading Monday, September 17, 5-6:30 p.m. Join us for a night of cre ative fun using fuse beads! Create a star, horse, ower and other fun shapes! All ages. Registration is not required. Movie Day and showing that day is Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Wednes day, September 19, 2 p.m. No School! Have no place to go? Come to the Library and join us for an afternoon movie! Popcorn and water will be provided. (119 mins) All ages. Registration is not required. 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 Community Briefs

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8 Immokalee Bulletin August 23, 2018 Only YOU can prevent a Fire TAX increase! BIG budget increases40% budget increase The highest taxes in the county for re services are about to jump BIG questions on how the money is spentNo one knows where all the tax revenue will go or how its spent BIG tax increasesNew taxes for everyone New fees for non-prots New $369 door fee New $267 vacant lot fee New taxes on the working class in Immokalee ON NEW FIRE DISTRICT FEES IN AVE MARIA AND IMMOKALEE Vote NO on Tuesday August 28th Paid political ad. Ax the Fire Tax Political Committee, PO Box 3088, Immokalee, FL 34143VOTE NO VOTE NO VOTE NO VOTE NO VOTE NO Only YOU can prevent .