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2 Immokalee Bulletin September 13, 2018 By Jennifer L. Kupiec Specialist, Communications & Community Engagement Collier County Public Schools This week, we conclude our series on Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Over the past few weeks, we have reviewed three of the ve SEL prior ities being implemented throughout CCPS this school year: 1. New Student 30-60 Day CheckIn 2. Handle with Care 3. Buddy Bench and We Dine To gether 4. Principal-led SEL Video An nouncements 5. Panorama SEL Student Voice Survey The ve SEL priorities were de veloped in connection with our in creased focus on mental wellness in our schools. So, lets talk Princi pal-led SEL Video Announcements and the new Panorama SEL Student Voice Survey. Principal-led SEL Video Announcements will take place in all levels elementary, middle and high and focus on SEL com petencies. SEL, for those that have not been following the series, is the process of de veloping and using the skills, attitudes, and knowledge that help youth and adults: To identify and regulate emotions To develop positive relation ships To make responsible deci sions Twice month ly during morn ing announce ments, the principal at each of our schools will introduce an SEL video component and provide closing comments on SEL. These video announcements will be about ve to eight minutes in length and will foster conversations around strate gies that strengthen community and individ ual student resiliency. The new Panorama SEL Student Voice Survey will be given to all middle and high school students, as well as students in grades three through ve in our elementary schools. This priority values a safe, support ive, and positive learning environment. The survey will provide students the opportunity to tell us what they think about their expe riences at school and how school staff can best support them socially and emotional ly. These anonymous results will allow us to address overall school-wide trends. The rst survey will be given in the fall and will provide baseline data for schools and the district. Students will take the survey again in the spring. The expectation is that consis tent implementation of the ve SEL priorities across the district will increase topic report ing results. This SEL series, in connection with our previous safety update, has been provided as a way to keep our parents and the com munity informed as to the safety and secu rity measures that are being implemented throughout our schools. By working togeth er, our hope is that our students feel safe, that they know there are caring adults avail able to help them, and that they are able to achieve and excel to reach their goals and dreams. Students First from global food security, climate change and sustainable energy to childhood obesity and food safety. Although most think of 4-H as youth at the county fair showing off their livestock and crops, people are not aware of other programs that 4-H offers. Besides 4-H legis lator, 4-H is dedicated to the changing needs of todays youth offering hands-on pro grams in rocketry, robotics, environmental protection and computer science. This will give participants an edge on future job mar kets as they learn skills such as: how to build and program robots, use drones to create maps, but most of all, how to become ro bust leaders and give back to their commu nities. 4-H also offers in-school enrichment programs, clubs and camps. Most people do not realize that Collier 4-H is two differ ent entities: Collier County 4-H Association, a 501(c)3 nonprot organization, raises funds, which it distributes to Collier County 4-H, (local programs), for specic programs and initiatives. If anyone is interested you can contact Tish Roland, the leader of the Immokalee 4-H program at:, troland@u. edu, 239-252-4800 or 402-580-7669 With more than 7,000 participants, in Collier County alone, 4-H is dedicated to challenging children beyond standard edu cation. 4-H Continued From Page 1 In order to become a Blue Zones Proj ect-recognized college, at least 25 percent of students must pledge to enroll in the Blue Zones Project and do their best to incorpo rate the Blue Zones Power 9 principles into their lives. The FSW Collier Campus is also taking an active role in the Blue Zones Project by providing healthier food options at student events and making fruits and vegetables more prominent in its cafeteria. It has also installed three rellable water bottle stations around the campus. We are thrilled that the FSW Collier Campus is the rst Blue Zones Project-rec ognized college in Florida, said Trang Burney, coordinator, FSW Collier Campus Student Engagement. By signing the Blue Zones Project pledge, our students have told us they want to lead healthier lives, and we want to be sure we are providing them with the options to do so. For more information about FSW Col liers Blue Zone ribbon cutting event, con tact Burney at (239) 732-3706 or trang.bur For more information about the south west Florida Blue Zones Project, visit https:// FSW Continued From Page 1 Submitted photo Students on their way to class at the FSW Collier Campus.


September 13, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 3 What happened to the Immokalee Pride? I have been pumped all week to go to the IHS game last night. It was my rst home game in years and I was super excited to go watch my Indians play, to see my old school and my community members and most im portantly, to watch my baby play in my old Indian band. Unfortunately, my excitement started to regress as each quarter passed. First of all, the stadium wasnt even 3/4s full, which surprised me greatly. I kept looking around, thinking more people would show up... but I was wrong! But ok... we could deal with that because the Immokalee spirit could surpass mediocre attendance, right?! Wrong!! I dont know what has happened through the years, but it felt like people were there just to be there. There wasnt much cheering or yelling or encouragement for our boys at all. I remember going home af ter games with no voice. I had lost it from screaming and cheering. Friday nights were the epitome of the week; everybody looked forward to football games! I didnt feel that life anymore. I know things change... but have they really changed that much?! It seemed like people were more interested in being on their phones and talking about the game than they were actually watching the game and supporting our boys!! Were a small town... but theres always been a lot of heart here. What happened to that?! What happened to the cheerleaders who worked the entire stadium, instead of just standing in front of the center section? What happened to the cheerleaders who had so much heart and excitement and pride... the ones who helped to pump up the team and get the crowd all worked up? All I saw (from my end of the stadium by the band)... but didnt hear... .were girls who cheered in the same spots, to the crowd in front of the press box. For them, they cheered well, I think... from what I could see from down the track. I mean, cheered when they werent standing around, talking to each other or to people over the fence. They used to walk down by the band and dance with us as we played. And one of my questions of the night was this... what happened to the sportsman like conduct of taking a knee when a player is injured? I witnessed Barron taking a knee when their players were hurt. I even saw Bar ron take a knee when OUR player was hurt. But I never, not one time, saw our players, coaching staff or cheerleaders take a knee for any player that was down. The BAND took a knee. You mean to tell me that sports manship disappeared with the heart and pride of my Indians?! I was shocked, to say the least. These kids... our kids... shouldve been taught that from the time they entered pop warner football! I spoke to a friend of mine after the game who said he coached pop warner for about 22 minutes because he couldnt tolerate the disrespect from the kids or the parents! What are we teaching our kids?! We know better! We have to do better by our children! I just dont under stand! I dont even want to tell yall what a letdown the commentators were, either. Im glad I didnt depend on them to follow the game. Their commenting was sparse and didnt hardly happen until there was a ag or a touchdown. And I have to say that the biggest let down of the night were things that I saw going on with our band. MY band! The heart of my teenage and high school years! I saw so much unorganized mess... so much disinterest in what was happening on the eld and the scoreboard. I saw kids on their phones. I saw kids sitting out of sec tion. Kids were not listening to leadership... the little bit that exists. I saw nonchalant, complacent attitudes from the director and guard instructor. I see band parents who are working their butts off to take care of what ever problem arises, from missing buttons to gloves that dont t to anything else you can imagine. The problem is that I dont see a LOT of parents there helping. Oh, I saw a lot of them there taking pictures and videos to post to social media. But I didnt see a lot of parents getting their hands dirty to help make our band a better band. We NEED boosters. We dont just need parents that sit in their cars in the pick up line. We also need funding. We need to make money to buy better equipment and necessities for OUR KIDS. We need section leaders who keep their sections accountable. We need a drum major who takes charge and handles the band like a drill sergeant handling their corp. We need a band director who asserts him self and provides guidance and discipline to these students, these kids... OUR kids. One that is always found there... or near the band area. We need a guard teacher who is more concerned with the crappy numbered ags theyre using, the girls who dont know the routine (putting them in the back of the eld makes no difference because you can still see their ags twirling off count) and mak ing sure that her girls use proper language in the stands than she is running around putting gummy bears into the mouths of the guard girls and percussionists. Yeah, that happened! I brought my girls back from GA and Ive been trying to convince them that this was a good move. Ive been hyping the band up to Kaylee because thats where my heart has always been. And for what?! I was warned that it was different but does it have to be? I think we all need to sit back and take a good look at whats happening around us. Be accountable. Take responsibility. Reach deep inside and nd your sense of pride. Its more than a word! WE ARE IMMOKA LEE! When the hurricane hit last year, I saw this town pull together like never before. What happened to that sense of communi ty?! The sense of togetherness and family? Immokalee means MY HOME. This is my home. This is your home. This is our chil drens home. Were supposed to be raising our kids to be better than us... do more than us... achieve more than us! Lets act like it!! I saw people wearing shirts that say One Team. Well, lets act like one town and nd our pride again. Lets go, Indians!!! Im sure there is a bunch of people who are/will be mad when they read this... but sometimes the truth hurts. Everyone is so used to doing the same thing that they become stale. Sometimes its good hav ing fresh eyes look at things and speak up. Nothing Ive said was said with malice. I say it because I care and this is my home. Ive seen how Immokalee used to be and we need to restore pride back into our schools and town! My mama dedicated 47 years of her heart and soul into IMS and CCPS. She always wanted the best for the students and community members of Immokalee. She raised me to be proud of where I come from and I always have been. I love Immokalee and I want to see the fellowship, brother hood, love and sense of community spirit ll our hearts and souls again. We ARE Im mokalee! Crystal J. Sage 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. I-75 from Alligator Alley (mile marker 61) to mile marker 146 (just north of SR 78, exit 143): Construction project: Work is under way to replace 24 Dynamic Message Signs. No lane closures are anticipated at this time. Estimated project completion is fall 2018. The contractor is Horsepower Electric, Inc. US 41 from Golden Gate Parkway to Orchid Drive: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent south bound lane closures during nighttime/over night hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. weekdays, while crews replace a driveway, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work in the roadway. US 41 from Pine Ridge Road to Sandpine Drive: Construction project: Crews will be placing sidewalk, drainage structures and lighting on the east side of US 41. Crews will also resurface the intersection of US 41 and Pelican Bay Boulevard. Work occurs during daytime and nighttime hours. Motor ists should expect intermittent lane closures through the duration of the project during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Cajeput Drive at Trail Boulevard will be temporarily closed until August 24. Motorists should follow detour signs. Drivers should use caution traveling in this area. Estimated completion is summer 2018. The contractor is American Lighting & Signalization, Inc. Collier County Road Watch


4 Immokalee Bulletin September 13, 2018 en-USMonday, Sept. 17:en-US Immokalee and Livingston roads Redlight running Golden Gate Parkway and Santa Barbara Boulevard Red-light running Shadowlawn Drive at Shadowlawn Ele en-USmentary School Aggressive driving Tuesday, Sept. 18: en-USVanderbilt Beach Road and Collier Bouleen-USvard Aggressive driving Radio Road and San Marcos Boulevard Speeding U.S. 41 North and Laurel Oak Drive Speeding Wednesday, Sept. 19: en-US18th Avenue NE at Cypress Palm Middle School Aggressive driving Oil Well and Immokalee roads Redlight running Airport-Pulling Road and J and C Boule en-US-en-US vard Red-light runningen-US Thursday, Sept. 20:en-US Hunter Boulevard and Coronado Parken-US -en-US way Aggressive drivingen-US Estey Avenue at East Naples Middle en-US School Speedingen-US Collier and Davis boulevards Red-light en-US runningen-US Friday, Sept. 21:en-US U.S. 41 North and Wiggins Pass Road en-US Speedingen-US Logan Boulevard and Palmetto Woods en-US Drive Speedingen-US Pine Ridge Road and East Avenue Agen-US -en-US gressive driving en-US Having trouble viewing this email? View en-US on the website instead. en-US Change your eNotication preference. en-US Unsubscribe from all Collier County, FL en-US eNotications. en-USThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservaen-US tion Commission (FWC) is asking for the en-USpublics help with continuing efforts to lo cate and remove nonnative Northern Afri can pythons in south Florida. The Northern African python (also called an African rock or rock python) has been en-USdocumented living in the Bird Drive Re charge Area, which covers approximately 6 square miles in western Miami-Dade Coun en-US-en-US ty. Unlike Burmese pythons, the Northern en-US African python population is thought to be en-US conned to a small area in a single county. en-US Recently, the FWC received a report of en-US a large Northern African python found and en-US killed in a vacant lot on the corner of SW en-US 144th Ave. and 26th St./Coral Way near Kenen-US -en-US dall West in early July, said Sarah Funck, en-US nonnative sh and wilden-US-en-US life program coordinaen-US-en-US tor for the FWC. We en-US are asking residents and en-US visitors in this area to en-US report sightings of these en-US large constrictors as en-US soon as they see them. en-US The more reports we reen-US-en-US ceive, the more likely we en-US will be successful in reen-US -en-US moving these nonnative en-US snakes from the wild.en-US In Florida, the averen-US-en-US age size of a Northern en-US African python is 10 en-US feet in length, posing a en-US threat to human safety en-US and native wildlife. They en-US can grow up to 20 feet en-US in length in their native en-US range. en-USHow to help:en-US Immediately report any sightings of live en-US Northern African pythons to the the FWCs en-US Exotic Species Hotline at 888-Ive-Got1 (888-en-US 483-4681). Include a picture if possible.en-US Report past sightings, roadkill, shed en-US skins and other remains of Northern African en-US pythons to en-US If you own land in the identied area en-US where this species lives, allow wildlife manen-US -en-US agers to search for pythons on your property.en-US Deter pythons from your property by en-US cutting back vegetation, clearing debris and en-US securing small pets.en-US The FWC listed the Northern and Southen-US -en-US ern African pythons as conditional species in en-US 2010, with the result that an individual may en-US no longer legally acquire these species in the en-US state for personal pets.en-US While Northern African pythons are en-US very similar in appearance to Burmese pyen-US -en-US thons, the skin pattern on their backs is less en-US dened. Additionally, the belly scales of a en-US Northern African python are a pattern of en-US black and white markings, while those of en-US the Burmese python are white. To learn more about the Northern African en-USpython, go to then select Reptiles and look under Snakes. Learn more about the FWCs efforts to manage and minimize the impacts of non en-USnative species on Floridas sh, wildlife and marine life at Give Me a Call to advertise your business here! 239-657-6000 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 en-USCorrectionen-USIn the August 30 issue of the Immokaen-US -en-US lee Bulletin a Letter to the Editor conen-US cering the Christmas Around the World en-USand Snow Gala incorrectly stated that, Immokalees Parks & Recreation is of en-USfering FREE Admission to enter all the en-USentrance gates to the Snow Gala Event en-US to everyone! It should be noted that Immokalees Parks & Recreation Depart en-USment is offering $1.00 Admission Fee to enter all the Entrance Gates to the Snow en-USGala Event to everyone except persons en-US under 36 inches, they are FREE!! FWC aiming to remove Northern African pythons in south Florida en-USCCSO Trafc Enforcement Spots


September 13, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 5 Culinary Accelerator Pastry en-USClass Date: 09/15/2018 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. $40 Registration Fee Location: Immokalee en-USCulinary Accelerator 170 Airpark Blvd., Im mokalee, FL 34142 en-USDay For Kids Date: 09/15/2018 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Location: Boys & Girls Club Bolch C a.m. en-USpus 1155 Roberts Ave. W. Immokalee, FL en-US 34142 en-USImmokalee Water & Sewer en-US District Board Meeting Date: 09/19/2018 4:30 p.m. Location: Im en-USmokalee Water & Sewer District,1020 Sanita tion Rd., Immokalee, FL 34142 en-USImmokalee Fire Dept. Board Workshop Date: 09/20/2018 5:00 p.m. Location: Im en-USmokalee Fire Dept. Fire Station 30, 502 New en-USMarket Rd., Immokalee, FL 34142 en-USImmokalee Fire Dept. Regular Board Meeting Date: 09/20/2018 6:00 p.m. Location: Im en-USmokalee Fire Dept. Fire Station 30, 502 New en-USMarket Rd., Immokalee, FL 34142 en-USCulinary Accelerator Launch en-US Party for Carinas Hot Sauce Date: 09/22/2018 9:00 a.m. 12 p.m. en-USFREE! Location: Immokalee Culinary Acen-US-en-US celerator, 170 Airpark Blvd., Immokalee, FL en-US 34142en-USImmokalee Community en-US en-US Safety Meeting en-USDate: 09/23/2018 10:00 a.m. 11:00 p.m. en-US Location: Boys & Girls Club, 1155 Roberts en-US Ave., Immokalee, FL 34142 en-USImmokalee Fire Dept. Final en-US Budget Hearing en-USDate: 09/26/2018 5:30 p.m. Location: Imen-US -en-US mokalee Fire Dept. Fire Station 30, 502 New en-US Market Rd., Immokalee, FL 34142 en-USCulinary Accelerator en-US en-US Micro-Greens Growing Class en-USDate: 09/29/2018 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. en-US $75 Registration Fee. Location: Immokalee en-US Culinary Accelerator, 170 Airpark Blvd., Imen-US-en-US mokalee, FL 34142 en-USBlue Zones Project Volunteer en-US Te a.m.! Produce Distribution en-USDate: 10/4/2018 9:00 a.m. 10:30 p.m. en-US Location: Career Source Center, 750 S. 5th en-US Street, Immokalee, FL 34142 en-US4th Annual Big Bus Event en-USDate: 10/06/2018 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. en-US Location: Florida Dept. of Health in Collier en-US County, 419 N. 1st Street, Immokalee, FL en-US 34142 en-USNaples Yard & Garden Show en-USDate: 10/20/2018 1:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. en-US Location: Collier Museum & Government en-US Center, 3331 T amiami Trail E., Naples, FL en-US 34112 en-USPioneer Pumpkin Palooza en-USDate: 10/28/2018 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. en-US Location: Immokalee Pioneer Museum, en-US 1215 Roberts Ave. W., Immokalee, FL 34142en-US5th Annual Christmas Tree en-US Lighting Event Date: 11/29/2018 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. en-USLocation: Immokalee First Street Zocalo en-US Park, 107 North 1st Street, Immokalee, FL 34142 en-USChristmas Around the World en-US Parade & Snow Gala Boots & Bling in Cowboy or Country en-USStyle for Christmas Date: 12/08/2018 5:30 en-US p.m. Location: Immokalee Sports Complex, 310 Alachua Street, Immokalee, FL 34142 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 exclusions apply. See store.FOR A LIMITED TIME en-USUpcoming Community Events and Meetings Paws Park Dog Park Closed for Annual Maintenance Paws Park Dog Park at Golden Gate Community Park, 3300 Santa Barbara Blvd., will be closed Thursday, August 30 to Thursday, September 27, for annual maintenance. While Paws Park is closed, please visit Rover Run Dog Park at Veterans Community Park, 1895 Veterans Park Drive, Naples, Florida 34109. Rover Run is open 7:30 a.m. to sunset sev en days a week. The park has a small dog area separated from a large dog area. For more en-USinformation, call Rick Garby at (239) 252-4000. en-USCommunity Brief


6 Immokalee Bulletin Thursday, September 13, 2018 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 NOTICE OF MEETINGThere will be a Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for the Immokalee Water & Sewer District, on Wednesday, September 9, 2018 at 4:30 P.M. at the office of the Immokalee Water & Sewer District, located at 1020 Sanitation Rd, Immokalee, FL 34142.REGULAR MEETING AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Preliminaries A. Pledge of Allegiance B. Roll Call C. Adoption of Agenda D. Employee Recognition 1. July 2018-Norma Garcia E. Public Concerns F. Staff Good Cause Items G. Board Concerns 1. Presentation from Mark T. Mustain of Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson,P. A., 2. Presentation from Monique R. Spotts of Bryant, Miller and Olive, P. A. H. Old Business 1. USDA Documents I. New Business 3. Consent Agenda A. Adoption of Minutes 1. August 15, 2018 Board Meeting 2. August 15, 2018 Budget Workshop 3. August 22, 2018 Budget Board Meeting B. Civil Rights August Compliance Report C. August Budget Review D. Fixed Assets Acquisitions-Disposals E. Various Reports F. Project Change Orders G. Engineers Report Greeley and Hansen H. Directors Report August 4. Action Agenda A. Bond Counsel Selection C. FDEP Consent Order D. Bad Debt Write-off 5. Discussion Agenda A. Attorneys Report 6. Other Public Interests 7. Adjournment Public discussion will be limited to three (3) minutes per speaker, unless additional information is requested, and additional time is granted by the Board Members. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid or services as addressed in the American Disabilities Act, please contact the District office at (239) 6583630, no less than five (5) days prior to the above stated date. 287128 IB 09/13/2018 Public Notice Public Notice Automotive Automotive 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 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 Villageinvites 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...leads you to the best products and services. READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful!


September 13, 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 en-US2018-2019 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 in formation at 239-657-4130 or visit the center at 415 Colorado Avenue, Immokalee. en-USA Day for Kidsen-USThe Boys and Girls Club of Collier Counen-US-en-US ty will have a Day for Kids on en-US Saturday, en-US September 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.en-US at en-US the Bolch Campus, 1155 Robers Ave W, Imen-US-en-US mokalee. This free event is open to the puben-US -en-US lic so bring the kids in your life to a fun-lled en-US event and remember just how awesome it is en-US to be a kid. There will be games, food, face en-US painting,crafts and bounce houses. Parents en-US must accompany their children.en-USSmoke Alarms Save Lives!en-USWe will be in your neighborhood offeren-US -en-US ing free smoke alarm installations on en-US Sepen-US-en-US tember 26, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. 1:00 en-US p.m. en-US To register for a free smoke alarm, en-US please sign up at or call en-US the Amigos Center at (239) 657-3822 Did en-US you know that if a re starts in your home, en-US you may have just two minutes to escape? en-US Sponsored by the American Red Cross. en-USLos detectores de humo en-US pueden salvar vidas!en-USPasamos por su hogar para ofrecerle la en-US instalacin de detectores de humo de forma en-US gratuita 26 Septiembre 2018 10:00 a.m. en-US 1:00 p.m. Puedes registrarte en y8pzlrsc o, llame el Amigos Center, (239) en-US 657-3822 Sabas que si se inicia un incenen-US-en-US dio en su casa, podra contar con tan solo en-US dos minutos para evacuar? Patrocinado por en-US la Cruz Roja Americana.en-USHot Rods and Hot Dogsen-USOnen-US September 18 at 5 p.m.en-US Hot Rods en-US and Hot Dogs in the Park roll back into the en-US Barron Park in LaBelle, for the Kick Off of en-US the 2018-2019 Cruise In season. The South en-US Central Florida Car Club will start up its 14th en-US year. This group of auto enthusiasts welen-US-en-US come all owners and lovers of things with en-US wheels. So dust of your ride, gather up your en-US bride and strut on over to the park on St Rd en-US 29N. We start at 5 p.m. and go on till we run en-US out of conversation. Fresh grilled Hot Dogs, en-US served with sides and cold drinks, are availen-US-en-US able to enjoy. This event is held rain or shine. en-US We meet monthly on the third Tuesday Sept-en-US May. Need more info call 863-634-1791.en-USBig Bus Eventen-USThe 4th Annual Big Bus Event is planned en-US for en-US October 6, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 en-US p.m.en-US at the Florida Department of Health en-US in Collier County, 419 North 1st Street, Imen-US -en-US mokalee, FL 34142. The free event will have en-US Health, Vision, and Dental Screenings (Adult en-US and Children), Visits from the Tooth Fairy, en-US Bike Inspections, Repairs, and Helmets, en-US Child Safety Seat Inspection, Adult Flu Vacen-US -en-US cines, Collier Mosquito Control District Helien-US -en-US copter, Food...and MORE!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-US 7:00 a.m.5:30 p.m dailyen-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-US Immokalee South Park 3 aos de edad en-US pequeitosen-US Regstrese ahora con edades de 3 aos. en-US El cuidado ir de 7:00 a.m.5:30 p.m. Jugar en-US aprender y crecer juntos. Para obtener ms informacin, llame al 418 School Dr. Im en-US-en-US mokalee Fl 34142 o llame al (239) 252-4677 en-US o vistenos en lnea en www.collierparks. com. en-USAfter 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 en-UShomework 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) 252-4677. 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-USImmokalee Branch Library en-US Events for Septemberen-USRegistration for all programs began Mon en-USday, August 13. The library is located at 417 en-US N. First Street, Immokalee. Call (239) 657-en-US 2882 for information on any of these events. Tuesdays, September 11, 18 and 25 is Family Story Time starting at 10 a.m. for all ages. Registration is not required. en-USBack to School Scavenger Hunten-US September All Month Long School is in back in session! Join the fun en-USat the Immokalee Library by picking up your en-US scavenger sheet located in the New Book en-US section of the childrens area. Hidden in the en-US childrens area are pictures related to back en-US 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 Archeology en-USNetwork will be using a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to show children how to ex cavate and explore the concepts of stratigra en-USphy and survey. They will use the scientic en-US method to show how it is used in the eld. All ages. Registration is not required. en-USFuse Beading, Monday, September 17, 5-6:30 p.m. Join us for a night of creative en-USfun using fuse beads! Create a star, horse, ower and other fun shapes! All ages. Regis tration is not required. en-USMovie Day and showing that day is Ju manji: Welcome to the Jungle en-USWednes day, September 19, 2 p.m. No School! en-USHave no place to go? Come to the Library en-US and join us for an afternoon movie! Popcorn en-US and water will be provided. (119 mins) All en-US ages. Registration is not required. ACROSS 1 Modern Keep in touch! 7 Anns sister 11 Extras may comprise one 14 Tennis star Gibson 15 The real thing, so to speak 17 Riddles 18 Regretting a wild night, maybe 19 *Beginning 21 Field of study 24 We __ Family: 1979 hit 25 Tamper 26 *They carry remainders 31 Org. where weight matters 32 Without __: riskily 33 On a streak 36 Capp and Capone 37 Syr. neighbor 38 Jueves, por ejemplo 39 Natural resource 40 Tease 42 Vibrater in a wind 43 Like Gen. Powell 44 *Bike safety device 47 __ Men: Who Let the Dogs Out band 49 Edible Asian shoot 50 Greek mount 51 *The rest 56 Burns poem that starts, Wee, sleekit, cowrin, timrous beastie 57 Time of your life 61 Marching band instrument 62 Mill around 63 Passing stat. 64 Egyptian symbols of royalty 65 Both words in each answer to a starred clue begin and end with the same one DOWN 1 Keep time, in a way 2 Symphonic rock gp. 3 Cadillac sedan 4 Store to fall into, in old ads 5 Scant 6 First word of the chorus of The Sidewalks of New York 7 Parched 8 Dark-haired guy 9 Cask stopper 10 Safecracker 11 Some Cannes films 12 They have hoods and racks 13 Cold-water hazards 16 Was impending 20 Perp subduer 21 Egyptian dam 22 100 kopecks 23 Parts opposite points 27 First name in womens boxing 28 Racing family name 29 Bay window 30 Aptly named novelist 34 Easily crumbled cookies 35 Betta tankmate 38 Colonel Jack novelist 41 Oh, my! 42 Uses, as credit card rewards 45 Amasses 46 Work on together, in a way 47 LPGA great Rawls 48 Stay clear of 52 The boy you trained, gone he is speaker 53 Sharing word 54 Relax 55 Blackthorn fruit 58 QBs stat 59 Turn right 60 Go wrong By Don Gagliardo (c)2015 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 01/22/15 01/22/15 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: RELEASE DATE Thursday, January 22, 2015Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword PuzzleEdited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis en-USCommunity Briefs


8 Immokalee Bulletin September 13, 2018 Now Accepting New Patients Betsabee Castillo Guerrero, MDCertied by the American Board of PediatricsMedicaid 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 By Lewis Perkins en-USSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin Tomorrow, September, 15, Tropical Smoothie in Ave Maria, located at 5072 en-USAnnunciation Cir, Ave Maria, FL 34142 will en-US celebrate its 10th year of being in business. en-US During this anniversary celebration, Phong en-US Ho, owner and local resident, will be offer ing $0.99 SMOOTHIES with any food pur chase ALL DAY and cellphone pop-sides to en-USall who purchase smoothies. (While sup plies last). Come join this celebration as en-USTropical Smoothie has been a part of Ave en-US Maria since its infancy. Tropical Smoothie en-US has helped the community grow as they do nate time and food to the church, volunteer en-USfor fund raisers, also raise money for the Do nahue academy, a prominent a K-12 school en-USlocated within the community. They also en-US greatly support Immokalee sports programs en-US and other non-prot organizations, they also en-US support local sports program and recently en-US gave an athletic sponsorship at the univer sity. Also, they have a long time partnership en-USwith the Seminole Tribe of Immokalee. Phong moved here from Vietnam in 1988, and graduated from Barron Collier en-USHigh School in 1999. After college, Phong en-US worked for Pulte Homes, the primary build er in Ave Maria. There, he found out that one en-USof his high school friends fathers was head of the Barron Collier Companies. After meet en-US-en-US ing and talking to his friends father, Phong en-US was convinced to be a pioneer in the new en-US community. My dad also wanted me to start en-US my own venture so we put our thoughts toen-US -en-US gether We took a risk and came out here, en-US (Ave Maria).en-US Phong chose Tropical Smoothie, (A rapen-US -en-US idly growing Florida based franchise), been-US -en-US cause It was the only unique concept that en-US included food as wellWithout the food it en-US would not have been as successful A lot en-US of the residents and visitors did not know en-US what a smoothie was until they came here en-US and ate the food Something you can feel en-US good about It all comes down to taste and en-US value. en-US Phong owes his ten year success to hard en-US work and continuous support from his famien-US-en-US ly, community, Ave Maria Development, and en-US intense focus on customer service, besides en-US offering a new and healthy concept in the en-US area people come from Immokalee and othen-US-en-US er cities, driving 15 20 miles, to visit Tropen-US -en-US ical Smoothie. Phong is renewing his lease en-US next year and plans on staying around for en-US the foreseeable future. As long as I feel like en-US Im needed here and can make an impact en-US on my local community I dont have a any en-US reason to leave. Celebrating a Decade of en-USGood Health in Ave Maria en-USSubmitted photo/en-USLewis Perkins Phong Ho behind the counter at Tropical Smoothie in Ave Maria. en-USNorth Fort Myers Forty years ago this en-US week, the Area Agency on Aging for Southen-US -en-US west Florida (AAASWFL) led articles of en-US incorporation to serve older adults in our en-US region. The regional nonprot agency been-US -en-US came ofcial on September 12, 1978. Coinen-US-en-US cidentally, AAASWFL will reach more than en-US one milestone this week. It will also accept en-US its 500,000th call to the Southwest Florida en-US Elder Helpline.en-US The Elder Helpline is a toll-free service en-US that helps connect seniors and adults with en-US disabilities to needed resources in our en-US community. The Area Agency on Aging en-US has operated the Southwest Florida Elder en-US Helpline since 2003. Last year, the agency en-US received nearly 64,000 calls to the toll-free en-US service. This year, that number is expected en-US to climb to more than 70,000.en-US Its amazing to think that our team has en-US handled half a million calls since we starten-US -en-US ed operating the Helpline, says AAASWFL en-US President and CEO Marianne Lorini. To en-US have it happen the same week as our 40th en-US anniversary is really something special. Our en-US Helpline specialists are the rst contact that en-US most folks have with us, so theyre really en-US the unsung heroes of our organization.en-US The Elder Helpline accepts calls Monen-US -en-US days through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. until en-US 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays. The states en-US network of 11 Area Agencies on Aging en-US share a database of service providers to asen-US -en-US sist seniors, people with disabilities, careen-US -en-US givers, and other individuals with locating en-US resources in their communities. Assistance en-US is available in 200 languages. en-US In 2017, the most frequent request to en-US the Helpline was for assessments for goven-US -en-US ernment-funded elder care and long-term en-US care services, followed by assistance with utility payments and health insurance en-UScounseling. Other frequently requested needs include meals and nutrition services, en-USaffordable housing, and transportation.en-US The average caller to the Helpline isnt en-US just looking for just one thing. Theyre usuen-US -en-US ally calling us for help with two or three en-US needs, explains Lorini. Our goal is to be en-US able to connect our callers with at least en-US three resources. Those resources might be en-US government-funded, nonprot, or even prien-US-en-US vate-pay. If theres an available resource in en-US our community, we want to make sure our en-US callers know about it. en-US While the Helpline may be the best-en-US known of AAASWFLs services, the Agenen-US-en-US cy is also responsible for screening older en-US adults for eligibility for government-funded en-US home and community based services and en-US for monitoring local service providers. en-US More information is available at www.en-US or by calling the toll-free Helpen-US -en-US line at 866-413-5337 (866-41-ELDER). en-USArea Agency on Aging celebrates en-US 40th Anniversary with milestone