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2 Immokalee Bulletin September 20, 2018 D ear Editor, Weve all heard the stories: Your parent, former coworker, or elderly neighbor has a nasty fall at home. They spend some time in the hospital and hopefully make a full recov ery. But even after they return home, things just arent the same. They may stay at home and limit their activities because of a fear of falling again. Each year, one in every three older adults experiences a fall. Falls are the leading cause of nonfatal injury among adults age 65 and over. More tragically, falls are also the lead ing cause of accidental death among se niors. September is Falls Prevention Awareness Month, a time for caregivers, educators, health professionals and older adults to spread the word about the danger of falls and how to prevent them. Falls dont need to be an inevitable part of aging. With edu cation and intervention, we can reduce the number of seniors injured through these ac cidents. How can we help older adults? There are several easy ways to prevent falls. First, regular exercise is vital for fall pre vention. By strengthening leg muscles and improving balance, seniors can decrease their likelihood of a fall. Older adults should also review their medications with their doctor or pharma cist. Many medicines can cause dizziness or drowsiness. Knowing the potential side effects of over-the-counter and prescription medications can help us all exercise caution. Speaking of doctors, the eye doctor can be helpful in preventing falls. Having their vision checked annually can help our elders stay safer. Finally, its always good to check our homes and workplaces for potential tripping hazards. Loose rugs and slippery surfaces may be the obvious culprits, but stairs with out railings and poor lighting can also cause accidents. Installing grab bars in the bath room can also prevent potential calamities. The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) is one of our areas fall prevention leaders. Our agency offers work shops in seven counties to help older adults to reduce their chances of falling and remain independent. These workshops, funded through the Federal Older Americans Act, focus on increasing strength and improving balance. In 2017, AAASWFL assisted nearly more than 450 seniors with fall prevention programming and other workshops to keep our older adults healthy and safe. To nd out about future workshops, call the Elder Helpline at 866-413-5337 or visit www.aaas Every 20 minutes in our country, an older adult dies from a fall-related injury. Fortu nately, there are proven ways to prevent falls and the potential ramications. We can all make a difference during Falls Prevention Awareness Monthand the rest of the year. Sherry Young Health & Wellness/Elder Abuse Prevention Coordinator Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (239) 652-6900 By Jennifer L. Kupiec Specialist, Communications & Community Engagement Collier County Public Schools Representatives from the State Board of Education recently visited our area to hold their September meeting. At the meeting, Commissioner Pam Stewart made a very special presentation to one of our very own outstanding Immokalee High School stu dents, Raul Soliz. Soliz was recognized with the distinguished Commissioners Leader ship Award. The Commissioners Leader ship Award recognizes Florida students (en rolled in K-12, College and Career and Adult Education, as well as Blind Services and Vocational Re habilitation) who have overcome sig nicant hurdles to achieve their aca demic and personal goals. While at Im mokalee High School, Soliz has taken dual enrollment and AICE level courses. He currently holds a 3.598 weighted GPA and is an exemplary student all around. With so much success, you would nev er guess the challenges that Soliz faced growing up. While in seventh grade, Soliz tragically lost his father. In turn, the family suffered hardships and Solizs grandmother was given custody of him and his siblings. While the death of his father is something that will be with him always, he has not let it stop him from achieving his goals and has ourished in his grandmothers care. In addition to his academic achieve ments, Soliz has played lacrosse for two years and was voted a team captain his ju nior year. He is also an acting member of the No Barriers Youth program which is a premier educational program challenging young people to contribute their absolute best to the world. This young man is an inspiration to all of us and we congratulate him on his accom plishments and perseverance. Students First Submitted photo Raul Soliz, an IHS student was recently recognized by the The Collier School Board. different areas involved in the production process, and the students were, too. SON is the acronym for The Spirit of Na ples and Southwest Florida Inc., a nonprot founded by Rebeca Seitz, president and CEO of SON, who has a wide range of experience as a screenwriter and producer. As the own er of her own public relations company, Seitz secured appearances for authors on national media outlets, in addition to ap pearing onscreen herself. The Immokalee Foundation provides a range of education programs that focus on building pathways to professional careers through support, mentoring and tutoring, and life skills development leading to eco nomic independence. To learn more about The Immokalee Foundation, volunteering as a career panel speaker or host, becoming a mentor, making a donation, including the foundation in your estate plans, or for addi tional information, call 239-430-9122 or visit TIF Continued From Page 1 Letter to the Editor


September 20, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 3 IMMOKALEE Success is the result of hard work, persistence and courage. These are three fundamental qualities Juanita Mar tinez, program director at the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, hopes to instill in the minds of Immokalee high school students. Martinez will be one of the speakers at The End Game, a discussion hosted by Lipman Family Farms on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Immokalee High School auditorium on 701 Immokalee Drive. The event aims to educate Immokalee juniors and seniors on the evolving deni tion of success, the various paths to achiev ing success and the potential they have to affect the future of Immokalee. Many of the expert panelists identify rst-hand with what its like to be an Immokalee student with the drive to nd their own success. Martinez, a daughter to migrant parents, was raised in the tight-knit rural farming community of Immokalee. While oppor tunities are often scarce or overlooked in Immokalee, Martinez was fortunate to have a family that motivated her to achieve her dreams of obtaining a college education. After graduating from the University of South Florida in Tampa with both a bach elors degree in communications and a masters degree in public administration, her path to success was undened. Unsure of her next move, Martinez was inspired to visit 26 countries around the world, each re minding her of the hardships that students in Immokalee face every day. So much of what I experienced remind ed me of Immokalee, and how the oppor tunities are so limited for children here, Martinez said. Armed with an education and a passion to help her community, Martinez made the decision to return to her hometown. Traveling made me realize I could make a difference in the world, and I could start by doing it here, she said. Now, Martinez strives to improve the lives of Immokalee students through her work at the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County and through events like the Lipman Family Farms The End Game. If we get people from the community to actually work in the community, they will stay because their passion is to give back to Immokalee, Martinez said. Were trying to plant those seeds in the youth now, so they can grow up and realize that there are so many opportunities for them. The End Game will feature two sepa rate panel discussions called #Findingmy way and #Bringitback. Panelists for #Findingyourway will dis cuss how they dene success for them selves, their personal stories of working towards achieving it, and the challenges theyve faced throughout their journey. The panelists include: Sylvia Delgado, director of social ser vices at Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida Jesus Abarca Jr., operations manager at Lipman Family Farms Walter Salazar, owner of Walter Sala zars Pest Control Kayla Garcia, assistant store manager of guest engagement at Altard State The panel for #Bringitback is made up of individuals who returned to their hometown of Immokalee after nding success. These speakers will share their personal experi ences and why they decided to return to the community. Theyll also discuss the many barriers Immokalee still needs to overcome as a community. The panelists include: Abel Jaimes, director of Title 1 for Fed eral, State, and Competitive Grants Maria Plata, career and internship coor dinator for The Immokalee Foundation Miranda Rueda, manager of employ ee relations and benets at Lipman Family Farms Juanita Martinez, program director of Boys and Girls Club of Collier County, Bolch Campus For more information on The End Game or other events hosted by Lipman Family Farms, contact Jaime Weisinger at 239-657-4421 or Jaime.Weisinger@lipman ABOUT LIPMAN FAMILY FARMS Lipman Family Farms is a full-service to mato and vegetable company operating in both open-eld and protected agriculture. Lipman is the largest open-eld tomato grower in North America. Lipman also spe cializes in greenhouse-grown tomatoes and vegetables, with greenhouse operations in Nebraska, Canada and Mexico. Lipmans seed-to-shelf supply chain control research and development, farming, processing, re packing, logistics and marketing delivers the consistency and quality that has made Lipman Family Farms North Americas most dependable source of fresh tomatoes and vegetables. Casey DaWayne Cheney, 46FELDA Casey DaWayne Cheney passed away on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. He was born June 8, 1972 in Fort Myers, to Earl LaWayne, Sr. & Billie (Rhodes) Cheney. Casey was owner and operator of Cheney Produce. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Townsend Cheney of Felda; children, Chris Townsend, Savana Cheney, Casey Cheney, Jr. all of Felda.; parents, Wayne, Sr. and Billie Cheney of Immokalee; sister, Sharon Gilbert of Felda; brother, LaWayne Cheney (Jade) of Ave Maria; and two grandchildren, CJ and Noah TownsendCheney of Immokalee. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Immokalee. Rev. Timothy Pigg ofciated. He was laid to rest in the Baptist Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to: Stephenson-Nel son Funeral Home, 4001 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Online condolences may be left at: Obituaries Lipman Family Farms to host inspirational event for Immokalee students


4 Immokalee Bulletin September 20, 2018 Monday, Sept. 24: U.S. 41 East and Commercial Drive Red-light running Airport-Pulling Road and Domestic Ave nue Speeding Arbor and Vineyards Blvds Speeding Tuesday, Sept. 25: Vanderbilt Beach Road and Gulf Pavilion Drive Aggressive driving Santa Barbara Boulevard at Calusa Park Elementary School Aggressive driving Immokalee Rd and Twin Eagles Blvd Speeding Wednesday, Sept. 26: 45th St SW and 23rd Ave SW Speeding Pine Ridge and Goodlette-Frank roads Red-light running Orange Blossom Drive and Airport-Pull ing Road Red-light running Thursday, Sept. 27: Learning Lane at North Naples Middle School Aggressive driving Collier and Golden Gate boulevards Red-light running Manatee Rdand U.S. 41 East Speeding Friday, Sept. 28: Davis Blvd and Brookside Drive Speed ing Osceola Trail and Livingston Rd Aggres sive driving Rattlesnake Hammock Rd and Grand Lely Drive Speeding 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 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 CCSO Trafc Enforcement Spots Taste of Immokalee, a social enterprise created and operated by high school stu dents, announces a new line of salsas and sauces inspired by the rich agriculture of Immokalee, Florida. In addition to the newly unveiled Pineapple Mango Salsa and Manda rin Tangerine BBQ sauce, the existing prod uct line has also been enhanced with farmfresh ingredients, including locally-sourced tomatoes by Lipman Produce, North Ameri cas biggest eld tomato grower. Taste of Im mokalee allocates its prots toward student education and community relief programs. Founded in 2014 by a group of high school students with a desire to alleviate the extreme poverty in their community, Taste of Immokalee has become a model of busi ness for good while equipping high school students with business and leadership skills. One of the unique aspects of the program is that students gain real-world experience and learn both the rewards and challenges of entrepreneurship. Our students have been involved with every aspect of our new product launch, including product testing, package design, manufacturing, accounting, sales and mar keting, said Marie Capita, Executive Direc tor. They learn to be innovative thinkers, diligent workers and astute problem solvers along the way. Created in partnership with professional mentors, chefs and other food industry spe cialists, Taste of Immokalee products meet the highest quality standards. Most products align with common health concerns, meet ing nutritional criteria such as low calorie, low or no fat, and cholesterol free. Taste of Immokalee products can be purchased lo cally in select Publix and Neighborhood Or ganics stores, or purchased online through the Taste of Immokalee website. Taste of Immokalee unveils new line of salsas and sauces


September 20, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 5 LETS GO BANANAS! Monday, Septem ber 24, 4-6 p.m. Bananagrams the anagram game that will drive you bananas! How good are you under pressure? Are you good at spelling? Love a challenge? Come to the Immokalee library and see just how good you are! Tables will be setup in the program room for all challengers! Ages 11-17 years. Registration is not required. FAMILY GAME NIGHT Thursday, Sep tember 20, 5-6:30 p.m. Bring your favorite family game to the Immokalee library and share with other families. Enjoy an evening of family fun and see what other families like to play. The Library will provide some games for the evening for those that dont have a favorite. You may nd another favor ite game to play with your family. All ages. Registration is not required. LEGO MADNESS Thursday, Septem ber 27, 5-6:30 p.m. Looking for a LEGO challenge? Join us and see what you can create!! All ages. Registration is not required. BOOK BINGO Friday, September 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Are you ready for Bingo? Join us for an afternoon of fun! Bring a friend and win some prizes! All ages. Registration is not required. rfntbbnbfnr 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 Francis Rooney U.S. Representative 19th Congressional District of Florida In the 20 months I have served as your Congressman, improving our water quality has been my top priority. We have achieved more tangible results in building the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) projects and the Herbert Hoover Dike than in all of the pre ceding 18 years since the CERP was enacted in 2000. Congress and the administration have supported our requests to fund the in frastructure necessary to clean up the Okeechobee Watershed and reduce harm ful discharges into the river. This includes $247.8 million in overall funding last year, and an additional $514.2 million this year in supplemental funding to speed up com pletion of the repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike by 2022 instead of 2025. This savings of 3 years or more is the best means we have, in the short term, of alleviating harmful dis charges. In addition to receipt of full funding of our CERP-U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ap propriations request, I have been working with the Ofce of Management and Budget (OMB) to secure an additional $115 million for Corps 2019 work plan-ready projects. Later this year, Congress will likely ap prove the changes to the Everglades Agri culture Area (EAA) reservoir, also known as the A-2 or Negron Plan reservoir, which will enlarge the original footprint and permit much more water to be stored there, prior to sending it south through the cleansing marshes of the Everglades and into the Flor ida Bay. However, these infrastructure projects are only one piece of the puzzle. They deal primarily with phosphorous-laden water from Lake Okeechobee. High levels of ni trogen in the river present an entirely differ ent threat and call for different remediation strategies. This aspect of our water quality challenges is often ignored in the public de bate about what to do about the watershed. Excessive nitrogen discharges into the river lower dissolved oxygen levels and can lead to hypoxic conditions which kill sh and in crease algal growth. According to both a 2016 study prepared by the City of Sanibel, titled Caloosahatchee Watershed Regional Water Management Is sues, and a 2017 study by the South Florida Water Management District, Water Flow and Nutrient Loads to Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries in Water Years 2013-2017, over 60 percent of the nitrogen polluting the Caloosahatchee enters the river from sources west of Lake Okeechobee. This overabundance of nitro gen occurs from wastewater plant discharg es, septic tank leaks, and other agriculture along the Caloosahatchee. In fact, there are many days in which our municipalities dis charge overow volumes of partially treated wastewater into the river. The harmful run off from these sources must be addressed in order to solve the root causes of the algal blooms. Some remediation of these sources is underway, but there is a great deal of work left to do and the sooner the better. Without action to address all compo nents of the causes of the environmental disasters plaguing our Southwest Florida community, damage will continue. The health of our people, and of our economic livelihoods, are at stake. Francis Rooney is the U.S. Representative for Floridas 19th Congressional district. He is the Vice-Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and serves on the Committee on Education and the Workforce. Guest Commentary We must get rid of excess nitrogen in our water Happenings at the Immokalee Library


After School Program Immokalee South Park, 418 School Drive, has an After School Program, Monday Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. We have homework help, games, arts and crafts and en-USmore. Plus snacks will be provided. Sign up en-US today! Call (239) 252-4677 for more info.en-USVPK 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 en-USat 415 Colorado Avenue, Immokalee.en-USSmoke Alarms Save Lives! We will be in your neighborhood offer en-USing free smoke alarm installations on Sep en-UStember 26, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. en-USTo 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-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-USImmokalee South Park 3 aos en-US de edad pequeitosen-USRegstrese 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 en-US informacin, llame al 418 School Dr. Imen-US-en-US mokalee Fl 34142 o llame al (239) 252-4677 en-US o vistenos en lnea en www.collierparks.en-US com.en-USTraining and support groupen-USThis support group is for families of chilen-US -en-US dren with special needs of any kind. It proen-US -en-US vides 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, en-US Immokalee Health Education Site, 1441 Heren-US -en-US itage Boulevard, Immokalee. Cost: Free to en-US families. Snacks and beverages will be proen-US -en-US vided for free. For more information or to en-US register to attend, call Tara Tallaksen at (239) en-US 254-4279 or Rosa Martinez (239) 658-3129.en-USChildrens Peace Fairen-USThe Childrens Peace Fair will be on en-US Monday, Oct. 22, from 3 p.m. 6 p.m.en-US at en-US the Immokalee Sports Complex, 505 Escamen-US -en-US bia Street, Immokalee FL 34142. There will en-US be entertainment and games on the eld. en-US Join The Shelters Immokalee Outreach en-US Ofce for an afternoon of FREE family fun. en-US For more information call The Shelters Imen-US -en-US mokalee Outreach Ofce at 239-657-5700.en-USFeria de la Paz Infantilen-USLa Feria de la Paz de los Nios ser el en-US lunes 22 de octubre a partir de las 3 en-US p.m. 6 en el Complejo Deportivo Imen-US -en-US mokalee, 505 Escambia Street, Immokalee en-US FL 34142. Habr entretenimiento y juegos en-US en el campo. nase a la Ocina de Alcance en-US Immokalee de The Shelter para una tarde de en-US diversin familiar GRATIS. Para obtener ms en-US informacin, llame a la Ocina de Alcance en-US Immokalee de The Shelter al 239-657-5700.en-USFwa lap timoun yoen-USFwa lap Timoun yo pral nan en-US Lendi 22 en-US oktb, ki soti nan 3 p.m. 6 p.m.en-US nan en-US Immokalee Esp Complex la, 505 Escamen-US-en-US bia Street, Immokalee FL 34142. Li pral f en-US amizman, ak jwt sou jaden an. Antre nan Immokalee Outreach biwo Abri a pou yon en-USapremidi nan plezi fanmi GRATIS. Pou plis en-US enfmasyon, rele Immokalee Outreach Biwo abri pou abri a nan 239-657-5700. en-USChristmas Around the World en-US Parade and Snow Gala The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce en-US(ICOC) is hosting the Annual Christmas en-US Around the World Parade and Snow Gala on en-USDecember 8 starting at 5:30 pm. All en-USthe applications for the parade, Little Mr/Ms en-US Snowake, vendors for the Snow Gala at the Park and Recreation eld, and the 5th Annu en-USal Lighting of the Christmas Tree at Zocalo en-US Plaza are available NOW at the Immokalee en-US Chamber of Commerce Ofce-1255 North en-US 15th Street, Suite #3 in Immokalee. For en-US details and applications contact Cherryle Thomas at 239-657-0080. en-USPublic Information Meetings en-US on the One-Cent Sales Tax On the November 6, General Election en-USballot voters will have the opportunity to en-US vote on a County Referendum regarding a en-US Collier County and Municipal Infrastructure One-Cent Sales Surtax. Notice is hereby giv en-USen that public information meetings about en-US the One-Cent Sales Surtax will be held on the following dates at the following loca tions: en-US6 p.m., Thursday, September 27 Center Point Community Church, 6590 en-USGolden Gate Parkway, Naples, Florida 34105 6 p.m., Tuesday, October 2 North Collier Regional Park Exhibit Hall, en-US15000 Livingston Road, Naples, Florida 34109 Additional information about the OneCent Sales Surtax can be found at col en-USFor more information, call Geoffrey Wil lig at (239) 252-8369. en-USReservations open for en-US en-US Fakahatchee swamp tours Reservations are now open for three en-USadventures in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. The park, east of Naples, is Flor idas largest and has been called the Ama zon of North America. The season begins Wednesday October en-US24 at 5:30 p.m. with a three-hour Moonlit en-US Tram Tour of the park. The $35 evening tour sells out rapidly and will be repeated on Sat urday, December 22 at 4:30 p.m. Ghostrider Tram Tours of the park from en-US10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. get underway Nov. en-US 8. The tours are offered for $25 per person most Thursdays in November and Decem ber and are named for the famous ghost or chid found in the park. The Naturalist Led Tram Tour and Swamp en-USWalk begins Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 9:30 a.m. to 1 en-US p.m. This $60 adventure is offered on most Tuesdays during the season. en-USFor directions, complete details and re quired reservations for all Fakahatchee ad en-USventures, visit en-USCommunity Briefs 6 Immokalee Bulletin Thursday, September 20, 2018 Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic#CCC1325950 Ofce: (863) 675-7045 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. 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September 20, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 7 ACROSS 1 Mad Men productions 4 Bark elicitor 9 Lax 13 Force (open) 14 Close-fitting dress 15 Powerful dept.? 16 Striking painting of paddles, net and ball? 19 Uber 20 Facebook button 21 Truncation abbr. 22 Austin of Knots Landing 23 Extraordinary northern bird? 26 Statisticians challenge 28 Plot component 29 __ thoughts? 30 Reasonable 32 Purim heroine 34 Mythological figure who touched 16-, 23-, 46and 55Across? 36 Available 39 Anthony Hopkins Thor role 40 Channel for old films 43 Noodle 44 Im not kidding! 46 Alaskan insects? 51 Chief Justice Warren 52 Subjects of some conspiracy theories 53 Specks on cartes 54 Enthralled 55 Overdevelop a high plain? 60 It may be cautionary 61 I shall be late! speaker of fiction 62 Letter director 63 Narrow opening 64 Indo-__ languages 65 Nixon has two DOWN 1 Angry Birds, e.g. 2 Happy Days setting 3 Cooperative action 4 Dexter airer, for short 5 Write 6 Scout rank 7 Top story 8 Uniform material 9 Sprinkling on French fries? 10 Free sample limitation 11 Top story 12 Cab driver? 14 One of a pair of Mad adversaries 17 Off the __ 18 Arthur of The Golden Girls 22 Sched. uncertainty 23 Witness __ 24 Sharp feeling 25 Rowing beneficiaries, for short 27 Z-zebra link 31 Dashboard Confessionals genre 32 Changes, in a way 33 Without 34 Rosebuds owner 35 Cool, man! 36 Things 37 __ color 38 Fictional pilot with the iconic line, Laugh it up, fuzzball 40 Circus staple 41 Sun block 42 The Producers screenwriter Brooks 45 Milk dispenser 47 Help 48 Uber 49 The View alum Joy 50 Milk carton words 54 Snitch 56 18th Amendment opposer 57 Cops org. 58 Harvard grad Jeremy whos now a Laker 59 Rises By Sam Buchbinder (c)2015 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 01/23/15 01/23/15 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: RELEASE DATE Friday, January 23, 2015Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword PuzzleEdited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis The next time you dial 911 from an iP hon e, dispatchers will be better able to pin point your location and send help sooner. National cell phone device and service providers have teamed up with 911 call centers across the country, including the Collier County Sheriffs Ofce, to offer im proved device-based location services for anyone dialing 911 in an emergency. Now, anyone calling from an Apple phone in Collier County can have their cur rent location automatically relayed to dis patchers, who will be able to better direct rst responders. Apple users must rst download the latest iOS update (iOS 12) for the service to take effect. While Google has not yet enabled the service, once it is enabled, the software on the phone will have the ability to send locations automatically, and noth ing is required of the user. If a visitor doesnt know where theyre at after a crash or an emergency call re quires the use of a language translation service, we can at least get help going to a location, CCSO Communications Direc tor Bob Finney said. Your phone knows where youre at. Location information can be turned off for privacy concerns in the phones set tings, but the new technology turns the location information on for the duration of a 911 call. The phone then transmits the information to a third-party software com pany called RapidSOS, which integrates the information with the CCSOs technol ogy called Motorola VESTA. Dispatchers are then able to see the callers location automatically. Location services would once again be disabled at the conclusion of a 911 call. CCSOs Communications Center con ducted a trial run of the technology in Jan uary, the only agency in Florida to do so. Google publicized the positive results of the test the following month, showing that dispatchers were better able to determine a callers location within less than 150 feet, vs the more than 500 feet from past tech nologies. That came out of our testing the data showing the tightened location radius, Di rector Finney said. Its important to note that a dispatcher will still ask you your location during a 911 call to assure accuracy. Well always ask that, Director Finney said. A callers cooperation is especially important when a 911 call is made from within a building where GPS technology can sometimes falter. Callers should tell dispatchers where in a building they are located including the oor and room. Pro viding a description of your location will help dispatchers to cross reference that information with the location provided by the cell phone. The technology will be especially help ful if a caller cannot determine their loca tion, or provides incorrect information to a dispatcher. iPhones better in emergencies In 2012 a scientic study predicted a 39 inch rise in sea level along the North Caroli na coast over the next century. In response, North Carolina lawmakers passed a law banning the use of scientic predictions of sea level rise when considering new devel opments along the coast. The word procrastinate comes from Latin meaning to put off until tomorrow and there is another word perendinate that means to put off until the day after to morrow. For some people, procrastination is more than a bad habit; its a sign of a se rious underlying health issue. For example, ADHD OCD anxiety, and depression are associated with procrastination. Also, re search suggests that procrastination can be a cause of serious stress and illness. Stephen Hawking was born on Gal ileos death anniversary and died on Ein steins birth anniversary. Did you know?


8 Immokalee Bulletin September 20, 2018 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva tion Commission (FWC) is awarding a total of $500,000 to 10 communities to help them reduce human-bear conicts. BearWise funding will be used to share the cost of bear-resistant trash cans, dump sters and other equipment that will keep bears out of trash in neighborhoods and parks. The FWC is distributing BearWise funding to each of the 10 communities that applied for it. The Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott pro vided $500,000 this year to the FWC to costshare with local governments in areas with high levels of human-bear conicts. At least 60 percent of the funding had to go to com munities with BearWise ordinances that re quire trash be kept secure from bears in all or parts of their jurisdictions. The FWC awarded 69 percent of this years funding to four communities with BearWise ordinances: City of Apopka (Orange County) $85,000 to buy bear-resistant trash cans to sell to residents at a discounted price in the western portion of the county. Lake County $25,000 to buy bear-re sistant trash cans to sell at a discounted price to county residents. Santa Rosa County $58,000 to mod ify dumpsters to make them bear-resistant at restaurants and other businesses in the southern portion of the county. Seminole County $177,000 to pur chase bear-resistant trash cans to sell to res idents at a discounted price in the western portion of the county. The remaining funding was divided among six communities: City of Mount Dora (Lake County) $18,000 to buy bear-resistant trash cans for city residents. Collier County $45,000 to buy bear-re sistant trash cans for county residents. Marion County $5,000 to buy bear-re sistant trash cans to sell at a discounted price to county residents. Okaloosa County $18,000 to purchase hardware to modify trash cans to make them bear-resistant in the southern portion of the county. Volusia County $50,000 to purchase bear-resistant trash cans to sell to residents at a discounted rate in the western portion of the county. Walton County $19,000 to purchase bear-resistant trash cans for parks and to modify dumpsters to make them bear-resis tant in the southern portion of the county. FWC staff evaluated this years BearWise funding applications based on several fac tors, including: Does the local government have an or dinance requiring trash is kept secure from bears? How many households are in an area with high human-bear conicts? How much support (match) above the minimum of 10 percent will the local gov ernment provide for the project? What is the likelihood the project will result in a community-wide reduction of hu man-bear conicts? How many households and businesses are expected to benet from the project? Has the local government previously received BearWise funding from the FWC, and if so, how did the process work? Can the local government demonstrate demand for bear-resistant equipment in their jurisdiction? Since 2007, a total of $2.1 million of Bear Wise funding has been provided to local governments. Over $1.4 million of this was provided with support from the Legislature and Gov. Scott and $680,000 from the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida using pro ceeds of the Conserve Wildlife license plate. Support the FWCs efforts to help bears and other wildlife by purchasing the Con serve Wildlife license plate. Learn more at For more information on Florida black bears, including how to reduce conicts with them, visit and click on Live BearWise, watch the BearWise Communities video and read the A guide to living in bear country brochure. FWC awards 10 communities BearWise funding to reduce conicts Courtesy photo/ FWC photo by Tim Donovan. Collier County was awarded $45,000 to buy bear-resistant trash cans for county residents. In Florida, nearly 2.7 million residents are part-time or full-time caregivers for ag ing parents, spouses and other loved ones, according to the AARP. The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AASWFL) seeks to assist family caregivers by offering Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a caregiver support workshop. The Agency seeks pub lic feedback on its plans to provide this pro gram through funding provided by the Older Americans Act. AAASWFL intends to le a direct service waiver with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs to add Powerful Tools for Caregivers to its current slate of health and wellness programs. The Agency will host a public meeting to solicit community feedback on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 11:00 a.m. at the AAAS WFL headquarters (15201 N. Cleveland Ave, North Fort Myers). Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a multiweek workshop for family caregivers. This education program provides caregivers with strategies to handle their unique challenges. Workshop participants develop tools to re duce personal stress, better communicate their needs to family members and health care providers, communicate more effec tively, understand their emotional challeng es, deal with difcult feelings, and make tough caregiving decisions. More information is available at www. or by calling the toll-free Help line at 866-413-5337 (866-41-ELDER). AAASWFL seeks input on workshops