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2 Immokalee Bulletin August 30, 2018 Collier County Commission, District 2, universal primary: Andy Solis (Republican) defeated Brad Schiffer (Republican) with 8,629 votes, compared to Mr. Schiffers 6,706 votes. Collier County School Board, District 3, nonpartisan: Jen Mitchell won the seat over Kathy Ryan with 31,020 votes, compared to Ms. Ryans 25,619 votes. Collier County School Board, District 5, nonpartisan: Roy M. Terry defeated chal lengers Darlene Alvarez and Mary Ellen Cash with 30,347 votes, compared to Ms. Cashs 15,525 and Ms. Alvarezs 12,121. Circuit Judge, 20th Judicial Circuit, Group 8, nonpartisan: John Owen McGowan re ceived 32,391 votes and James Wesley Chandler received 21,959 votes. (The circuit covers multiple counties.) Collier County Judge, Group 2, nonpar tisan: Blake Adams and James Moon will meet in a runoff election on Election Day in November. The Immokalee Fire Fee did not pass, with 1,225 No votes compared to 613 Yes votes. The North Collier Fire Fee also failed: No with 22,427 votes, compared to 5,851 Yes votes. The Marco Island EMS measure did not pass, with 3,015 No votes compared to 2,575 Yes votes. With all 59 precincts reporting, 70,202 ballots were cast. That is 33.6 percent of the 208,948 eligible voters in Collier County. More election results can be viewed at the Collier County supervisor of elections web page, Results Continued From Page 1 awarded to First1Banks, Vice President-Ber nardo Barnhart. Congratulations on our newest and latest full service bank in Im mokalee, Immokalee Chamber of Com merce. Most Improved Business of the Year Award was given to: Sandy Gonzalez of Lozanos Mexican Restaurant. Its takes a Village to operate your delicious business. We Thank You! The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce. Business Women of the Year Award went to to Karen Hendry of Bruce Hendry Insurance Company for displaying Women Power in Business, Immokalee Chamber of Commerce. Business Man of the Year Award goes to Edward Ski Olesky, for all of your various community service projects rendered to the community of Immokalee, The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce. Non-Prot Business of the Year Award was awarded to Julian Morgan, Center Manager of The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. Thanks for coming to Immokalee and being a part of our community, The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce. Community Partnership Award went to Blake Gableo the Barron Collier Partnership II. Thanks for all the business friendships given to the community of Immokaleee, The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce. Receiving this award for Blake was Monica Villa. The Business of the Year Award was given to The Lipman Family Farms. (Jai meWeinsinger).Your entire family are true IMMOKALEANS, Your family help shape the Immokalee community, The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce. A Chamber of Commerce Appreciation Letter was presented to Estil Null for his gen erosity and kindness with sharing his total of ce space, time and his commitments with the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce. After the awards were given out, Dan ny Gonzalez and Cherryle Thomas hosted some breathe taking moments with a fan tastic community sponsored rafe. The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the Seminole Casino Ho tel Immokalee for hosting their event which was well attended by other local Chambers in the area and with local clubs and orga nizations. At the end of the evening, Danny Gonzalezs Board of Directors acknowl edged that Danny was doing a superb job as the current President of ICOC. ICOC Continued From Page 1 By Jennifer L. Kupiec Specialist, Communications & Community Engagement Collier County Public Schools Last week, I shared a bit of information related to safety procedures within our schools. Another focus youll see this year is an effort to address mental wellness. As a proactive approach to this important issue facing our students, CCPS has identied ve Social Emotional Learning (SEL) priorities for the 2018-2019 school year. First, what is SEL? SEL is the process of developing and using the skills, attitudes, and knowledge that help youth and adults to: Identify and regulate emotions Develop positive relationships Make responsible decisions Following are the ve SEL priorities that will be implement ed throughout CCPS this school year: 1. New Student 30-60 Day Check-In 2. Handle with Care 3. Buddy Bench and We Dine To gether 4. Principal-led SEL Video Announcements 5. Panorama SEL Student Voice Survey Over the next few weeks, Ill share what these ve priorities mean for you and your child in more detail. Lets start with the rst, New Student 30-60 Day Check-In, which will take place in all of our elementary, middle, and high schools. The New Student 30-60 Day Check-In priority focuses on a sense of belonging/re lationships. The school counselor will meet with all students new to the district upon enrollment or when transferring from one school to another within the school district. The same counselor then interacts with the student at 30 and 60 days in a brief check-in, or with multiple students in a group setting if they started at the same time. Our hope is that through this outreach, all students will develop that sense of be longing within our schools and know that there are staff members available to them should they need any supports. Look for this article next week to hear more about Handle with Care, as well as our new Buddy Benches and We Dine Together program. Students First Monday, Sept. 3: Vanderbilt Beach Road and Vanderbilt Drive Aggressive driving U.S. 41 North and Seagate Drive Speed ing U.S. 41 East and Outer Drive Speeding Tuesday, Sept. 4: Pebblebrooke Drive and Immokalee Road Speeding White and Weber boulevards Aggres sive driving Lely Cultural Parkway at Lely Elementary School Aggressive driving Wednesday, Sept. 5: Airport-Pulling and North roads Redlight running Livingston Road and Pocket Lake Drive Speeding St. Andrews Boulevard and Wildower Way Speeding Thursday, Sept. 6: Vineyards Boulevard at Vineyards Ele mentary School Speeding Green and Collier boulevards Red-light running Davis Boulevard and Market Street Ag gressive driving Friday, Sept. 7: Immokalee Road at Laurel Oak Elemen tary School Aggressive driving Golden Gate Parkway and Livingston Road Red-light running U.S. 41 North and 100th Avenue North Aggressive driving Collier County Trafce Enforcement Spots


August 30, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 3 IMMOKALEE Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment presents an evening with legendary musical groups The Temptations and the Four Tops live in concert at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Friday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. Ad vance tickets are on sale now for $110 and are available online at or or by calling 1-800-514ETIX. Attendees must be 21 years of age. The Temptations were essential to the original Motown machine and charted their rst big hit, the Smokey Robinson written and produced The Way You Do the Things You Do, in 1964. An avalanche of hits many of which have attained pop music immortality followed, including My Girl, Since I Lost My Baby, Get Ready, Aint Too Proud to Beg, and I Wish It Would Rain. When the 1960s and 1970s turned polit ical, The Temptations changed their tone, dress and music. Their hits during this pe riod Runaway Child, Cloud Nine, I Cant Get Next to You, Papa Was a Rolling Stone, Ball of Confusion (Thats What the World is Today) and Psychedelic Shack burn with intensity. In the 1980s, The Temptations hit the charts again with Treat Her Like A Lady and appeared on the Motown 25: Yester day, Today and Forever television special. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. In 1998, an Em my-Award-winning miniseries about the group aired on NBC. Despite changes in personnel over the years, The Temptations remain true to The Temptations tradition, delivering iconic hits with unparalleled heart and soul. Also one of Motowns super groups, the Four Tops collaborated with the writing-pro ducing trio Holland-Dozier-Holland to pro duce a string of smash hits. Their rst Mo town hit, Baby I Need Your Loving in 1964 made the Four Tops stars, and their sound helped dene the 1960s with hit songs like I Cant Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch), Its The Same Old Song, Reach Out Ill Be There, Standing In The Shad ows Of Love, Bernadette, and their cover of Walk Away Renee. In the 1970s, the Four Tops hit the charts with Its All In The Game and Still Water (Love) and teamed with The Supremes for a series of albums that produce the hit cover of River Deep Mountain High. Other hits during the decade include the Top 5 Aint No Woman (Like The One Ive Got) and the Top 10 Keeper Of The Castle. During the 1980s, the group scored with When She Was My Girl, Tonight Im Gonna Love You All Over, I Believe In You And Me, I Just Cant Walk Away and Sexy Ways. In 1988, the Four Tops hit Indestructible was the theme of the Summer Olympics. The Temptations and The Four Tops to perform at casino Naples September is National Senior Center Month and Collier Senior Resources (CSR), a nonprot organization working to address the needs of older adults and their caregivers, is building momentum to im prove the quality of life for area seniors and their familial and professional caregivers. Our free membership and wide-range of offerings surprises many, explains Se nior Center Director Tatiana Fortune. As does that fact that we are more than a home-away-from-home for our 1,300 reg istered members, we are a change-agent working with caregivers, providers and sis ter organizations to advocate for the needs of Collier Countys ever-growing popula tion of seniors. Each day in the US, more than 10,000 adults turn 65 years old. According to the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Flori da, in 2016, 36.6 percent of Collier Countys population was 60 years of age or older; a number expected to increase to 38 percent by 2030. CSR operates the Golden Gate Senior Center (the Center) to offer seniors the chance to learn new skills, develop rela tionships, share stories, build community and feel included, especially benecial for men and women who have relocated to the area without a support network and/or recently lost a spouse/partner. The organization maximizes each dol lar received by collaborating with trusted partners, including AARP Foundation (job placement and training for out-of-work, low-income seniors), Alzheimers Support Network, Area Agency on Aging, Catho lic Charities (social services), Collier Area Transport, Collier County Nutrition, SHINE Medicare counseling, Literacy Volunteers, Sheriffs Ofce and more. Additionally, CSR provides: a daily hot lunch and coffee bar; weekly food pantry, blood pressure, vision and diabetes screen ings, oral health assessments, balance test ing and fall prevention lectures; monthly birthday parties, dance and exercise class es, art therapy, cards and games, holiday parties, Alzheimers support groups, crafts; Direct Assistance for Needy Seniors Pro gram and other life-enhancing programs and services. Through the Center, CSR serves more than 1,200 hot lunches a month to seniors in-need and provides 780+ families weekly access to a Meals of Hope food pantry, including 330 needy seniors. Just as growth in this demographic is a constant, so are our efforts to exceed com munity need, concludes Fortune. We have all the momentum we need in the vibrant, diverse, caring community that is the Center. For more information on Collier Senior Resources and the charitys Golden Gate Senior Center, please call 239.252.4541, or visit National Senior Center Month


4 Immokalee Bulletin August 30, 2018 NAPLES Forty-ve students in Gua dalupe Centers Tutor Corps Program were offered an exclusive tour of Arthrex Manu facturing Inc., seeing rsthand some of the innovative products being developed by the Naples-based company. Engineers led the Immokalee High School students on a tour of the Arthrex facility in Ave Maria, showing cutting-edge Computer Numerically Controlled machines that make surgical devices and implants. Students also toured Arthrex administrative ofces to learn about the companys history, diversity initiatives and career opportunities. Were happy to support the Guadalupe Centers valuable programs, especially Tutor Corps, to inspire students to come back to their community for employment opportu nities in a variety of elds at Arthrex, said Kevin Fowler, human resources manager for Arthrex Manufacturing Inc. Arthrex is the 12th largest employer in the ve-county region, according to the Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance. Students were fascinated with the hightech equipment and processes Arthrex uses to make surgical devices. Brianna Gallegos said the tour revived her interest in the eld of orthopedic medicine, while Melinda Jo seph enjoyed seeing how everything is neat ly documented so Arthrex staff can easily retrieve information about products being manufactured. I learned that most of the tools are made by automated machines that are pro grammed precisely to make the tools with little or no aw, said Rodrigo Nava. It was an awesome experience learning something new. Tutor Corps is a college preparatory program that offers scholarship assistance, guidance in college and career readiness, ACT and SAT test prep and nancial litera cy, as well as a wage for tutoring elemen tary school students in Guadalupe Centers After-School and Summer Enrichment Pro gram. Tutor Corps participants must main tain a 3.0 grade point average, and each is matched with an adult mentor to offer guid ance and support. Each year, we select 25 to 30 additional Immokalee High School students who show great academic promise, and our ultimate goal is to prepare them for college and their careers, said Dawn Montecalvo, Guadalupe Center president. Hopefully visiting Arthrex inspired some of them to pursue a career in STEM, and maybe someday return to Collier County to work at Arthrex. About Arthrex Arthrex Inc., headquartered in Naples, Fla., is a global leader in orthopedic prod uct development and medical education for orthopedic surgeons. More than 12,500 products for arthroscopic and minimally in vasive orthopedic surgical procedures have been developed by Arthrex and are currently marketed worldwide. For more information, visit About Guadalupe Center Guadalupe Center is a purpose-driven, nonprot organization with proven results in creating endless possibilities for the students of Immokalee through education and fos tering personal and academic success that leads to economic independence. With a fo cus on breaking the cycle of poverty through education, Guadalupe Center is proud of the childrens accomplishments: 94 percent ex ceed kindergarten readiness measures, 100 percent of Tutor Corps high school seniors graduate high school and are accepted into college, and more than 90 percent graduate with a post-secondary degree. 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 Guadalupe Center students have awesome experience touring facility Submitted photo Engineers led the Immokalee High School students on a tour of the Arthrex facility in Ave Maria I learned that most of the tools are made by automated machines that are programmed precisely to make the tools with little or no aw. It was an awesome experience learning something new Rodrigo Nava


August 30, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 5 Christmas around the World Parade & Snow Gala celebrates Boots & Bling in Cowboy or Country style for Christmas Dear Past and Future Participants and En trants: The Immokalee Christmas around the World Committee and the Collier County Parks & Recreation Department will be host ing its Annual Christmas Parade and Gala on Saturday, December 08, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. The Parade and Gala Events occur in the evening and dress is festive casual to t the occasion (and weather). At the Christmas committees meetings, the committee decided to have a parade line up of Clubs of various kind Organizations, Public Ofcers and all Schools in Immoka lee not to limit other areas. We are trying to have the Best Entertainment found in Im mokalee and surrounding area with a well known country band. We want you on our Entertainment Schedule on December 08, 2018 immedi ately after the parade is over. Please call or email the contact below for your RSVP spot on the Entertainment Schedule. Christmas around the World is a Com munity sponsored Event. Activities include a lighted night parade followed by a Christmas Gala at our community swimming pool with lots of food, games, music, machine-pro duced snow, our own Immokalee Talent contestants with a well known Country Band and lots of other entertainment. The highlight of the Christmas Gala is the Grand Finale that features the arrival of Santa Claus, via helicopter, courtesy of the Collier Coun ty Medical Helicopter..The Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee will provide a free book to every child who takes a photo with Santa during the Gala Celebration. The parade will again feature a oat com petition, If you prefer a pre-packaged oat, please go online to www.Festive for details regarding a ready-made oat with costs (separate from sponsorship) and avail ability. The parade staging area has changed. The Parade line-up will starts at 5:30 p.m. with a mandatory line-up time of 4:00 p.m. The New location for the parade is 212 Je rome Drive (Nobles-Collier Packing House), From Jerome Street to State Rd #29, the pa rade will continue on a path that leads to 9th and Main Street, making a right hand turn proceeding to Immokalee Drive to the Im mokalee High Schools football eld park ing lot on the right hand side of the street.. While unloading all oats, parents must pick up their children at the High School football eld only. The Gala will start immediately thereafter at the Immokalee Soccer Field lo cated @ 505 Escambia Drive, directly across from Immokalee High School. Immokalees Parks & Recreation is offer ing FREE Admission to enter all the entrance gates to the Snow Gala Event to everyone! We want you to participate in our Parade and Gala. Partial proceeds from this Parade & Gala will go towards two scholarships per year to deserving Immokalee High School Seniors who plan to advance through higher education. However, we still would like your continued support & participation as one of our sponsorship sponsors.. We hope that you will conrm your interest through one of our sponsorship donor options. Please make your check payable to: Immokalee Chamber of Commerce/ Christmas Parade, and mail to: 1255 N. 15th Street, Suite 3 Im mokalee, FL34142. Please contact the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce at (239) 657-3237 or e-mail us to for further information. Forms can be faxed to (239) 657-0211. THANKS for your commu nity support!!! Sincerely, Cherryle Thomas, Event Chair (239-657-0080) rfntbffft Now Accepting New Patients Betsabee Castillo Guerrero, MDMedicaid and Most Insurances Accepted. Discounted Fees Based on Income. You can make an appointment with Betsabee Castillo Guerrero, MD by calling 1-844-FHCSWF or 1-844-342-7935. Betsabee Castillo Guerrero, MD is accepting new patients at our First Choice Kidcare ofce located at: 930 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL 33935National Quality Leader Path Excellence in Patient Service Award Winner Letter to the Editor Airport Pulling Road South at Calusa Ave nue/Great Blue Drive: Construction project: 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 permit ted during the peak hours of 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. or from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated com pletion is summer 2018, weather permitting. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC. 8th Street NE from Golden Gate Boule vard to Randall Boulevard: Construction project: This project constructs a new bridge over the Cypress Canal. Crews will also wid en existing lanes, add sidewalk to the west side of the roadway and improve drainage throughout the project area. Work will occur during daytime hours. Motorists should ex pect intermittent lane closures from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local area residents will have ac cess at all times. Motorists and pedestrians should use caution while traveling in this area. Estimated project completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Bergeron Land De velopment, Inc. Collier County Road Watch


6 Immokalee Bulletin Thursday, August 30, 2018 Keiths Towing 903 Alachua St. Immokalee, FL 34142 239-657-5741 Auction Date: 09/10/18 @ 9a.m. 2004 STRN VIN#5GZCZ63474S816037 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 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 A.Duda & SonsA.Duda & Sons has a great opportunity for the following positions at its Moore Haven and LaBelle Farms. Looking for a dependable team player. Truck Driver (no CDL required) Tractor Drivers Ranch hands Forklift Operator Mechanic Duda offers great benefits and candidate must be able to successfully pass a drug/back ground 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 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. No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. Employment Full Time Harvesting Supervisor Gulf Harvesting, Inc. Felda, FL (minutes from Lehigh) Job Description This full time, non-exempt position will support and report to the Harvesting Manager on all matters related to daily harvesting activities. The quality of work should be accurate, dependable and with attention to detail. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Direct field crews on daily basis determine blocks to be picked, pick price, spot picking Test fruit for maturity and pressure Maintain required documents picking tickets, block closures, price changes Perform block by block tree counts annually Provide yield estimates for all blocks during non-harvesting months Required Skills and Experience General knowledge of harvesting FRESH and JUICE fruit Citrus related experience preferred Bilingual a plus Strong verbal and communication skills Organized, self-motivated and demonstrates efficient use of time Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Full health and retirement benefits offered. Send resumes to: hr.manager@cpigroves. com 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 Public Notice NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Allison Villanueva conducting a Child Care business at 1207 Carson Rd, Immokalee, Florida, under the fictitious name of Immokalee Academy and that said firm is composed of the following persons whoses names and places of residence are as follows: Allison Villanueva 10211 Tin Maple Dr. #81 Eastero, FL 33928 Ownership of Immokalee Academy is as follows: Allison Villanueva, Owner/President Santos Villanueva, Vice President It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Immokalee Academy under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. 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August 30, 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. 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 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. 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. Collier Senior Resources Collier Senior Resources at the Golden Gate Senior Center has launched a new pro gram for low income 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. 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. ACROSS 1 PBS science series since 1974 5 Barton of the Red Cross 10 Secret language 14 Fictional rabbits title 15 Persian Gulf tanker 16 __ about: roughly 17 Soccer scoring opportunity 19 Lang of Smallville 20 Hairpiece 21 How French dip sandwiches are served 22 Nerudas __ to Wine 24 Vice presidential hopeful 27 Cultural no-nos 29 Goings-on 30 Hamilton opponent 31 NFL Hall of Famer Lynn 33 Returning to action, and, on a gridiron, what each first word of 17-, 24-, 47and 55-Across is 39 Am not! reply 40 Whacked arcade critter 42 Greek markets 45 Between-meals meals 47 Musical symbol 50 Disney frame 51 Vaulted church areas 52 Singer NewtonJohn 54 Table salt, to a chemist 55 Hold thats illegal in amateur wrestling 59 Buenos __ 60 Characteristic 61 Frustrating toy for Charlie Brown 62 Rule, Britannia composer Thomas 63 Breaks bread 64 Shoveled precipitation DOWN 1 Football Night in America network 2 Guatemala gold 3 Spinal bone 4 River of Pisa 5 Habeas __ 6 Compare 7 From another planet 8 Camcorder button 9 Raiders of the Lost __ 10 Op-Ed piece 11 Deep into the pub crawl, say 12 Dunkin __ 13 Take off the board 18 Currency since 1999 21 Winery process that can take years 22 Wagering letters 23 Apply haphazardly 25 Potato state 26 __ of the above 28 Tolkien monster 31 Look of disdain 32 Scale amts. 34 Wii game rides for Mario and Luigi 35 Dies __: hymn 36 Physicians org. 37 Soft shoe 38 Sommer of films 41 Immigrants class: Abbr. 42 Live-in nanny 43 Stranded motorists aid 44 Threat-ending words 45 Tours of duty 46 Campbell of Scream 47 Info-gathering exchange 48 Ryan with a record seven no-hitters 49 Hardy of Laurel & Hardy 53 Classes 55 Teleflora rival 56 Sch. in the smallest state 57 Oklahoma tribe 58 Cutting-edge By Michael Dewey (c)2015 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 01/20/15 01/20/15 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: RELEASE DATE Tuesday, January 20, 2015Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword PuzzleEdited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis Community Briefs


8 Immokalee Bulletin August 30, 2018 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 Special to the Immokalee Bulletin On Aug. 10, the Southwest Florida Re en-USgio nal Planning Council (SWFRPC) an en-USnounced that it has been awarded an Eco nomic Adjustment Assistance grant in the en-USamount of $206,545 from the Economic De velopment Administration, U.S. Department en-USof Commerce. Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill en-US Nelson called Margaret Wuerstle, executive en-US director of the council, to congratulate coun cil staff. The purpose of the grant is to increase resilience and sustainability for small and en-USmedium-sized farms in Southwest Florida. en-US The goal of the project is to develop new en-US markets and increase revenues for the lo cal farms in Southwest Florida that suffered en-UScatastrophic losses as a result of Hurricane en-US Irma, assisting with their economic recovery en-US and increasing their ability to weather future en-US disasters. The proposal is the result of a recent study nanced by the Florida Department en-USof Economic Opportunity (DEO) that evalu ated methods to assist small farms in eco nomically depressed areas of Southwest en-USFlorida. The University of Floridas Institute en-US of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) en-US was a project partner in the original study, en-US and will be a partner in the project funded en-US by the new grant. The project will educate en-US residents of Southwest Florida regarding the en-US benets of consuming fresh, locally grown en-US food, thereby increasing demand for local en-US products among consumers, local super en-USmarkets, chefs, restaurant managers and en-US other people within the food distribution en-US system.en-US The agricultural sector of Southwest Floren-US-en-US ida (SWFL) was devastated by Hurricane en-US Irma. As noted in the application, a local agen-US -en-US riculture expert from the UF/IFAS estimated en-US that SWFL may have suffered over $2 billion en-US of nancial losses in agriculture from Hurrien-US -en-US cane Irma. Florida Commissioner of Agriculen-US -en-US ture Adam H. Putnam estimated $2.5 billion en-US in agricultural damages for the state and en-US added that we are likely to see even greaten-US -en-US er economic losses as we account for loss en-US of future production and the cost to rebuild en-US infrastructure.en-US Agriculture is one of the dominant indusen-US-en-US try sectors in SWFL, particularly in the rural en-US areas such as Glades and Hendry counties, en-US Immokalee and eastern Lee County. The en-US data below from the most recent U.S. Cenen-US -en-US sus of Agriculture further illustrate the secen-US -en-US tors signicance in the region as well as the en-US regions value to the state.en-US After the hurricane, the Southwest Florida en-US Regional Planning Council began a $30,000 en-US agriculture sustainability study nanced by en-US the Florida DEO. The study aimed to gathen-US -en-US er small to mid-sized farmers in the SWFL en-US Promise Zone area of Glades County, Henden-US-en-US ry County and the Immokalee community in en-US Collier County along with other regional agen-US-en-US ricultural stakeholders, such as UF/IFAS and en-US the Farm Bureau, to determine what can be en-US done to help these farms become more reen-US -en-US silient to future disasters. The studys SWOT en-US (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, en-US threats) analysis identied several strategies en-US to achieve sustainability including gaining en-US access to new markets, the creation of a en-US food safety plan template, the creation of a en-US regional brand and the need for a marketing en-US strategy.en-US The project being proposed to EDA inen-US -en-US volves taking the next steps to implement en-US the strategies developed by the DEO study en-US and includes the entire six-county region. en-US These strategies were specically develen-US -en-US oped by industry stakeholders as ways to en-US help farmers gain much-needed resiliency en-US post-Irma. Before the hurricane, agriculture en-US was identied as an industry severely lacken-US-en-US ing in resiliency due to due to the seasonal nature of crops, high cost of production and long-term rate of return on investment. Those limitations made the impact of the hurricane greater than on other indus en-UStries and made recovery even more difcult. en-US The strategies outlined in this project will en-US remove several barriers that keep small to en-US mid-sized farmers from expanding into new markets and increasing their sales. The sys en-UStems and partnerships created through this en-US project will reduce these farms recovery en-US time during the next economic shock. This en-US increased productivity will give growers a en-US higher margin-for-error when dealing with future disaster events. SWFRPC awarded grant to promote agricultural products en-USSubmitted photo Veggie Production Handbook available en-USfrom Hendry Extensionen-USThe 2018-19 Vegetable Production Handbook, produced by the University of en-US Florida/Insititute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is hot off the press. Hendry en-US County Extension Director Gene McAvoy will be distributing them over the com ing weeks. Anyone who wants copies may pick them up at the Hendry County en-USExtension Ofce at 1085 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle.