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We have so many amazing individuals that give of their time and talent. Whether it be general class room assistance, tutoring support, or assis tance in our media centers (libraries), these individuals are positive role models showing our students they care, day in and day out. One of those outstanding individuals is right here in Immokalee at Eden Park Ele mentary. Dr. Lawrence Ewert has been a volunteer in his wifes classroom since she started teaching at Eden Park in 2012. If youve ever wondered what our vol unteers do, the list is endless! Some of Dr. Ewerts many duties as a volunteer include: passing out tickets for positive behavior, prepping center material, grading routine work, and helping with sight word and math review. He has sharpened at least 5,000 or more pencils over the years! Lets not forget lunch. Dr. Ewert enjoys having lunch with students each day he is at school, a denite highlight of the day. While that may seem like a lot, his work with us doesnt end in the classroom. Dr. Ewerts college art classes come in handy as he is instrumental in making banners for various events throughout the year. We are so thankful to have such positive role models throughout our schools. If you think you might enjoy spending time in our classrooms or helping with our many school projects, visit the Volunteer page on our dis trict website ( unteer). You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give, Kahlil Gibran. Volunteers help out at Collier County Schools Submitted photo/ Jennifer Kupiec During center time, Dr. Ewert plays games with the students, reinforcing read ing, vocabulary, phonics, and math skills. And hes so creative, he has also developed his own game boards with an Immokalee air! Naples resident Louise Penta, an engaged and dedicated volunteer for The Immokalee Foundation for more than a decade, has joined the board of directors of Take Stock in Children of Florida. Penta, who was awarded the Take Stock in Children statewide Mentor of the Year in 2015, has been a member of The Immoka lee Foundation board of directors since 2008. She added the nonprots unique Fund-A-Dream auction to its fundraising tool kit in 2010 and has served as co-chair of the foundations most important fundraiser of the year, the Charity Classic Celebration. A retired operating room nurse, Penta be came an active supporter of The Immokalee Foundation upon moving to Naples from the Boston area. In Massachusetts, she devoted many hours to charitable efforts for the Win sor and Dexter schools, Joslin Diabetes Cen ter, Camp Joslin, Boston University School of Medicine and the P. Anthony Penta Scholar ship Fund, named for her late husband, who was chief of surgery at Melrose-Wakeeld Hospital in Melrose, Massachusetts. Penta was honored as one of eBella mag azines Women of Initiative in 2016. Take Stock in Children was established in 1995 to provide a unique opportunity for de serving low-income, at-risk youth to escape the cycle of poverty through education. Take Stock in Children offers its students college scholarships, caring volunteer mentors and hope for a better life through comprehen sive services that start in middle school, con tinue through high school and include their transition into college. To learn more about Take Stock in Children, call 786-369-5130 or visit 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 Immokalee Foundation volunteer joins Take Stock in Children First in a series By Cathy Womble INI Florida There are 12 proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution on the Nov. 6 ballot. Amendment number one, which was pro posed by the Florida Legislature, deals with the Homestead Exemption. The Homestead Exemption Act was initially introduced in 1933, after the Great Depression, and was intended to give some tax relief to property owners by allowing them to deduct $5,000 of their propertys value from their taxes. In the 1960s it was increased to $10,000 and in 1980, to $25,000. In 2008, this was increased to $50,000. This means that if your home is worth $100,000, and you qualify for the Homestead Exemption, your home would be taxed as though it were only worth $50,000. The new amendment proposes to raise the exemption by an additional $25,000 for those whose homes are valued at or above $125,000. If a home is valued between $100,000 and $125.000, they would receive a partial exemption. These reductions would not affect the amount paid in school taxes. There are many things to consider before heading to the polls. Not everyone qualies for Homestead Exemption. You must legally own the property, and it must be your per manent residence. You must le for the ex emption by Jan. 1. Businesses do not qualify. Renters do not qualify. Your vacation home is not eligible. Even if you do qualify for Homestead Ex emption, you only qualify for the addition al exemption if your home value is above $100,000. You can nd this out by going to any of the area Property Appraiser ofc es websites where they have posted links which allow property owners to nd out Constitutional amendments to be on November ballot See Amendments Page 2


2 Immokalee Bulletin October 4, 2018 en-UShow the amendment, if passed, with change en-US your tax bills. Just put in an address, and the en-US program will determine how the proposed en-US amendment would affect the tax bill for that en-US address. Links to the estimator can be found en-US for Lake Okeechobee area counties at:en-US Hendry County: http://hendryprop.en-US com/en-US Okeechobee County; okeechobeepa.en-US comen-US Palm Beach County: https://www.pbcen-US -en-US Glades County: glades/homestead3.htmlen-US Another consideration is the nancial en-US cost to the county if this amendment passes. en-US If it passes, the tax base in the county will en-US be cut signicantly. This means counties will en-US either cut services or raise the tax millage. en-US (The millage rate is the amount per $1,000 en-US of property value that is used to calculate en-US local property taxes. Millage rates are multien-US-en-US plied by the total taxable value of the properen-US -en-US ty to calculate the property taxes.)en-US According to Florida Tax Watch, a nonen-US -en-US partisan, independent, nonprot taxpayer en-US research institute located in Tallahassee, en-US Florida, Statewide, 71 percent of all Florien-US -en-US da resident families will receive no benet en-US from A1,3 and if a resident does not benet, en-US they will very likely end up paying more in en-US increased property taxes or other local tax en-US and fee increases.Their study indicates that en-US 23 percent of homesteads in Okeechobee en-US County will qualify for the new exemption. en-US In Hendry county, the estimate is 20.1 peren-US-en-US cent. Glades county is estimated at 22.3 peren-US -en-US cent and Palm Beach county at 67.7 percent.en-US In their 2018 Florida Amendment Guide, en-US lists the pros as loweren-US -en-US ing taxes and putting money back into the en-US pockets of Floridians. They list loss of local en-US government revenue as a con.en-US The Florida Association of Counties been-US-en-US lieve it will cost Floridas cities, counties and en-US other taxing authorities an estimated $687.5 en-US million annually, starting in 2019, and the en-US League of Womens Voters feel it will likely en-US result in cuts to services or higher local rates en-US to make up for the revenue losses, or possien-US -en-US bly both.en-US The League of Womens Voters website en-US lists the following opponents to the amenden-US -en-US ment: League of Women Voters of Florida; en-US Florida Policy Institute; Florida League of en-US Cities; Progress Florida; Florida Education en-US Association; Florida Association of Counties; en-US Florida City and County Management Assoen-US -en-US ciation.en-US The Florida League of Cities explains en-US that they believe the amendment is unfair en-US because the benets are going to only a en-US few homeowners rather than to everyone. en-US They call it a tax shift rather than a tax break en-US because it will leave millions of hardworken-US-en-US ing homeowners with a bigger share of the en-US property tax burden.en-US If you vote yes on this amendment, you en-US are voting to give homeowners with homes en-US valued at more than $125,000 another en-US $25,000 exemption and those whose homes en-US are valued between $100,000 and $125,000 en-US a partial exemption.en-US If you vote no on this amendment, you en-US are voting to keep the exceptions the way en-US they are now.en-US Before every election people are told to en-US get out and vote, but there is more to it than en-US just going to the polls. Take time to research en-US the issues. These things will affect you for en-US years to come. Vote, but vote wisely.en-USAmendment 2en-USAmendment two was also placed on the en-US ballot by the Florida Legislature. This amenden-US -en-US ment deals with a cap on property taxes that en-US was put in place through an amendment in en-US 2008. The League of Women Voters explains it as a 10-percent cap on annual property value increases for non-homestead proper ty. This gave them some of the same bene en-USts as homeowners because property taxes en-US are determined by property values. The 2008 en-US amendment is scheduled to be repealed on en-US Jan. 1, 2019, but the new amendment would en-US make the cap permanent. School district en-US taxes, which were already excluded from the cap, would continue to be excluded. According to, which en-USput together a 2018 Florida Amendment en-US Guide, there are many pros to voting yes on this amendment. If passed, annual proper en-USty taxes would continue to be increased by en-US no more than 10 percent. The guide states en-US that studies have been done which conclude en-US that if this amendment is not passed, there en-US could be major tax increases which could en-US affect renters, seniors, business owners, and part-time residents. The State Revenue Esti en-USmating Conference study estimates a $700 en-US million tax increase if the amendment is not passed. does not believe there are any cons to voting for the amendment. Contrarily, the League of Women Voters en-USopposes the amendment. Their position is no tax sources or revenue should be speci en-USed, limited, exempted, or prohibited in the en-US Constitution. They list supporters of the en-US amendment as the Florida Association of Realtors; Florida TaxWatch; Florida Cham ber of Commerce. Voting yes on this would mean that you are voting to keep the 10-percent cap per manently. en-USVoting no means that you want to re move the cap. Make sure you vote, but educate yourself, and vote wisely. For more on the proposed Amendments en-USsee the Oct. 11 edition of the Immokalee Bulletin. en-USAmendmentsen-USContinued From Page 1 en-USThe Florida Department of Health in Colen-US-en-US lier County (DOH-Collier) will be hosting the en-US 4th Annual Immokalee Big Bus Event at the en-US DOH-Collier Immokalee campus (419 North en-US First Street, Immokalee) on Saturday, Octoen-US -en-US ber 6, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. This en-US free health fair and public awareness camen-US -en-US paign is geared towards providing opportuen-US-en-US nities for individuals and families to receive en-US certain health services and information. en-US Eleven big buses will be on site to provide en-US health services to those who visit. The agenen-US -en-US cies providing buses at the event will be: en-US Harry Chapin Food Bank en-US Collier Area Transit en-US Goodwill Industries en-US Bureau of Emergency Management en-US Ronald McDonald Care Mobile en-US Immokalee Fire Rescue en-US Radiology Regional Mammogram Bus en-US Salvation Army en-US VA Mobile Vet Center en-US Lee Health-Blood Mobile en-US Lee Health-NICU Ambulance en-US Along with the big buses will be over en-US eighty other agencies providing free health en-US services and information. Free adult u vacen-US -en-US cines, visits from the Tooth Fairy, pediatric en-US EKG testing, wellness checks, vision and en-US dental screenings for children and adults, en-US Collier Mosquito Control District Helicopter, en-US Karibbean Groove live band, bike inspecen-US -en-US tions and repair, bike helmets, child safety en-US seat inspections, food, entertainment and en-US fun for the whole family. The CAT Bus will en-US be offering free bus rides within the two routes in Immokalee to and from the event, from 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. en-USThe Big Bus Event will be held in con junction with Ciclovia Immokalee, featur en-USing wellness events and numerous games en-US for kids and adults of all ages to enjoy, and en-US AVOWs Buttery Release Immokalee, a en-US time to remember and honor loved ones that are deceased. The buttery is a remind en-USer of how beautiful, delicate and fragile life can be and we should remember to ap en-USpreciate and be grateful for each moment. en-US We encourage individuals and families to participate in the Big Bus Event, Ciclovia Im en-USmokalee, and AVOW Buttery Release and en-US celebrate the day with safe, healthy and fun activities for all. en-USDoh-Collier hosts the 4th Annual Big Bus event Free Speech Free AdsPublic Issues Forums: Join the discussion!


October 4, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 3 THE CLASSIFIEDS To place an ad call 239-657-6000 or go online to 400 WORDS + 4 PHOTOS ON LINE FOR FREE Place your FREE ad online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at click on classieds! FREE CLASSIFIED ADS in any of these Florida Papers for as as Immokalee Bulletin, Caloosa Belle, Okeechoobee News, Lake Okeechoobee News en-USFAMILY STORY TIME: Tuesdays, Ocen-US tober 9, 16, 23 & 30 starting at 10 a.m. All ages. (Stories, songs, learning activities and crafts)Registration is not required. PEACEFUL COLORING October All Month Coloring is the latest stress buster. Add your creative coloring skills to the large pic ture in the teen area. Ages 11-17 years. Reg istration is not required. TEEN READ WEEK: WHITE ELE en-USPHANT BOOK EXCHANGE Monday, en-USOctober 8, 4-4:45 p.m. Its written in the stars! Come have a snack, watch movie trailers, and swap en-USbooks to get the one right for you to take en-US home. Ages 11-17 years. Registration is not en-US required. BOOK BINGO Thursday, October 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Are you ready for Bingo? Join us for an af en-USternoon of fun! Bring a friend and win some en-USprizes! All ages. Registration is not required. HAUNTED HOUSE AFTERNOON MOVIE Tuesday, October 16, 3-4:30 en-USp.m. Afraid of the dark? Spend your early re en-USlease afternoon at the Immokalee Library en-USwith popcorn and our ghostly friends to en-US view a haunted house movie! First come, en-US rst seated. Registration is not required. NOT YOUR MUMMYS MAGIC SHOW! en-USThursday, October 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m.en-US Join Master Magician Joey Evans and Alen-US -en-US exandra Evans as they take you on a hilaren-US -en-US ious journey through some of Halloweens en-US greatest characters and stories. The show en-US features magic, comedy, music, and eye en-US popping balloon creations in a twisted air en-US adventure. This one of a kind show is only en-US offered once a year, so be sure to not miss en-US the show that will keep you on the edge of en-US your seat! All ages. Registration required.en-US TRICK OR TREAT AT YOUR LIBRARY en-US Wednesday, October 31, Noon-4:30 en-US p.m.en-US Put on your Halloween costume (optionen-US -en-US al) and stop by the Immokalee Library for a en-US scavenger hunt, a spooky craft, and a treat. en-US All ages. Registration is not required.en-US The Immokalee Branch Library is located en-US at 417 N. First Street, Immokalee, FL 34142. en-US For more information call 239-657-2882 or en-US visit their website at HOURS:en-US Monday & Thursday: 11 a.m. 7 p.m.en-US Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 9 a.m. 5 en-US p.m. Closed Saturday.en-US Programs sponsored by the Friends fo the en-US Library Immokalee Branch Library October Events en-USLearn to paint Country Landscapes usen-US-en-US ing any medium. Teacher Penny Fox offers en-US this class on October 13 and 14 from 1 to en-US 4. Cost for members of Arts of the Inland en-US is $20 for one day and $35.00 for 2 days. en-US Non-members pay $25 and $40. Call Penny en-US Fox at 239-292-7105 for details.en-US On October 20 from 3 to 5, Heather Calden-US -en-US well is once again offering her Abstract en-US Art Workshop for everyone 16 and older. en-US Heather teaches her students how to disen-US -en-US cover their inner artist. Members of Arts of en-US the Inland pay $20 and non-members pay en-US $25. For information call Heather at 239-240-en-US 2656.en-US Danika Hopper, our artist of the month, en-US will offer Pumpkin Painting on Saturday, en-US October 27 from 3 to 5. This class is for en-US adults and children alike. Members of Arts of the Inland pay $10 for adults and $6 for en-USkids. Non-members pay $12 and $8. Call en-US Danika at 239-284-2708 for details and more information. The Christmas Ornament Extravaganza en-USbegins in October. The Gallery is inviting all en-US local artists and crafters to please donate en-US handmade Christmas ornaments which will en-US be sold at the Gallery during November and en-US December. The purpose is to raise money to en-US support all the arts in our community. The goal is collect at least 100 ornaments be en-UStween now and December 15. Call Barbara Swift at 863-484-2005. Barron Park House Gallery and Gift Shop en-USis located at 471 No. Lee St. in LaBelle and en-US is open Thursday thru Sunday from noon to 5. You may also visit our website October Events at Barron Park House en-USChristmas Around the Worlden-USThe Immokalee Chamber of Commerce en-US (ICOC) is hosting the Annual Christmas en-US Around the World Parade and Snow Gala en-US on en-US December 8 starting at 5:30 pm. en-US All en-US the applications for the parade, Little Mr/Ms en-US Snowake, vendors for the Snow Gala at the en-US Park and Recreation eld, and the 5th Annuen-US -en-US al Lighting of the Christmas Tree at Zocalo en-US Plaza are available at the ICOC Ofce-1255 en-US North 15th Street, Suite #3 in Immokalee. en-US For details and applications contact Cherryle en-US Thomas at 239-657-0080. en-USChristmas Tree Lighting The 5th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on Thursday, Novermber 29 starting at 6 p.m. at the Immokalee en-USZocala Plaza, 107 1st Street, Immokalee, en-US FL. There will be Santas Personal Mail Drop en-US Station, live performances, photo props for en-US pictures with Santa, refreshments from the en-US North Pole and the Coronation of the Little en-US Mr & Miss Snowake. Decorations for the event donated by the Seminole Casino Ho en-UStel. For more information contacr Leonor Montelongo at 239-252-4677. Community Briefs


4 Immokalee Bulletin October 4, 2018 HELLO Immokalee! My Business Is... ...Introduce yourself to new customers in our next local shopping guide! Its a great way to showcase your products and services to consumers who care about keeping our community vibrant and strong by supporting local businesses like yours,Ads are just $35Call Ana at 239.657.6000 today, and let us start spreading the word about your business. 107 W. Main St. Immokalee, FL (Across from Mimis Pinatas) HOURS: Monday-Fri 9:30am to 7pm Sat10am4pm We accept All Insurances. Lowest prices in town. New Pharmacy. Have Medical Supply (wheelchairs, walkers, canes etc). Se Habla Espaol 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 can help you overcome: Limited assets for a down payment Low credit Income and budget challenges personalized service that helps you get approved, fast decision making, and low that qualify you for key programs like Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance, where available FCBs comprehensive new website, with a range of free tools that help you get to closing days faster All credit applications are subject to credit and underwriting guidelines and approval. Non-business purposes loan only. NMLS #486539 5936 0917 r Speak to our team at 1-877-313-9103 Homeownership is a dream that FCB can help you make happen, and its easier than you think! fnt b en-USDomestic Animal Services (DAS) works en-US hard to nd loving homes for all of kinds en-US of animals at the shelter, but this month en-US the focus is on our canine pals. October en-US is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month, and we enen-US -en-US courage you to make your house a home en-US for one of our many four-legged friends. en-US DAS is offering shelter dog adopters en-US huge savings throughout October. All dogs en-US currently in adoption will be just $20 the en-US whole month. Adoptions include spay/en-US neuter surgery, microchip, age appropriate en-US vaccinations, ea treatment, heartworm en-US test, FELV test and 30 days of free pet inen-US-en-US surance. Thats a value of more than $400.en-US Adoption hours are Monday through en-US Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the DAS en-US shelter at 7610 Davis Blvd., Naples, Floren-US -en-US ida 34104. The Immokalee shelter at 405 en-US Sgt. Joe Jones Road, Immokalee, Florida en-US 34142, is open for adoptions from 12:30 en-US p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturen-US -en-US day.en-US Whether you are looking for a running en-US buddy, a best friend or a companion for en-US your children, now is the time adopt a dog. en-US Big or small DAS has them all. Come nd en-US that special dog youve been waiting for. en-US For more information, please call DAS en-US at (239) 252-PETS (7387) or go to Collieren-US -en-US en-USDomestic Animal Services observes en-US Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month en-USSubmitted photo Pathways Center Event en-USPathways Early Education Center of Immokalees Board members Jim Hart, Vin cent Keeys and Michelle Blackmon gave out ice cream to staff and students.


October 4, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 5 en-USIn the aftermath of any natural disaster, Southwest Floridians need to be on their en-UStoes as door-to-door con artists, gypsies and en-US travelers head into our communities looking en-US to take advantage of unsuspecting home owners. These thieves and shady characters en-USespecially like to prey on the elderly who en-US might be unable to clear debris or perform en-US repairs themselves after a storm. Some pose en-US as home repair specialists but are simply en-US con artists looking for easy access and easy en-US money. For your safety, do NOT open your en-US door, step outside or be distracted. Florida seniors can protect themselves from becoming victims of home repair fraud en-USby following these important tips: *Before you agree to or sign any con en-UStract, have your lawyer review and explain en-USthe terms. You may contact the Senior Legal en-US Helpline (1-888-895-7873) or the Florida Bar en-US Lawyer Referral Service (1-800-342-8011) en-US for legal assistance. *Make sure the contractor has a valid contractors license and insurance. An oc cupational license is NOT a construction en-USlicense. The Florida Department of Business en-US & Professional Regulation (DBPR) issues li censes and takes complaints of contractors en-US(1-850-487-1395). You can also check with en-US your local law enforcement agency and the Better Business Bureau to see if there have en-USbeen any complaints or reports of fraud en-US against the business. en-US *If you suspect unlicensed activity, conen-US -en-US tact the DBPR Unlicensed Activity Division en-US (1-866-532-1440).en-US *Never fall for phone or door-to-door ofen-US -en-US fers of free estimates, home inspections or en-US special deals. Very few, if any, legitimate en-US contractors do this, especially after a storm.en-US *Never pay cash! Never pay for unnen-US -en-US ished work or jobs that have not been inen-US-en-US spected. Paying by check or money order en-US provides a written record. If a contractor en-US wants money in advance, consider paying en-US the material supplier directly.en-US *Always compare estimates carefully; its en-US a good idea to get bids or estimates from at en-US least 3 companies.en-US *Protect yourself from liens against your en-US home. Make sure your contract states that en-US the contractor will obtain notarized, written en-US releases of lien from all subcontractors and en-US suppliers BEFORE you will pay each payen-US -en-US ment.en-US *Never agree to get your own permits; en-US that will make you directly responsible for en-US everything.en-US *Never be pressured into making hasty en-US decisions.en-US *Never let a stranger in your home and en-US never accept an offer to take you to the bank en-US to withdraw money for any reason. Keep all en-US doors, including the garage door, closed and en-US locked at all times.en-US *Dont hesitate to IMMEDIATELY report en-US unknown or suspicious people, activity, en-US or vehicles to your local law enforcement en-US agency.en-USImportant Contacts:en-USFlorida Department of Business and Proen-US -en-US fessional Regulation: (850) 487-1395 Florida Attorney Generals Ofce Price Gouging Hotline: (866) 966-7226 Seniors vs. Crime Project: (800) 203-3099 Insurance Information: (800) 342-2762 en-USSenior Legal Helpline: (888) 895-7873 Elder Abuse Hotline: (800) 96-ABUSE (1800-962-2873) Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida Elder Helpline: (866) 413-5337 A Public Service Announcement from the Area en-USAgency on Aging for Southwest Florida, Inc., the en-US state-designated disability and aging resource All about shopping with a plan? Then you'll love our weekly ad. Get the rundown on our latest deals and BOGOs before you shop! Available in stores and online at Check our weekly ad for current deals 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 Los medicos habla Espaol. Walk-in patients are welcome! Gabriels House of Care Beacon ChiropracticChiropractic Adjustment 212 S. 1st Street, Immokalee, FL 34142 Dr. Gerardo Alfaro, Jr. 239-298-6031We accept most Medicare, United Healthcare, & Aetna insurance. $40Dr. Christina Carrillo & Dr. Patricia Schwarz 239-657-0000Acupuncture Physical Therapy CuppingLaser Therapy Massage TherapyEar Seeds Beware of Home Repair Scams after a natural disaster


6 Immokalee Bulletin Thursday, October 4, 2018 Schools/ Instruction PACE Center for Girls Now Enrolling Grades 6-12. Contact Kelly Starke for more information 239.220.7460 No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. 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 Public Notice LEGAL NOTICEThe Collier County Housing Authority will be accepting sealed bids for the following vehicles Sealed bids will be accepted for the following vehicles. Each vehicle will require a separate sealed bid. 11996 Ford F150 truck as-is condition 21994 Ford F350 flatbed truck as-is condition. You may inspect at 1800 Farm Worker Way. Bid Closing is 10/05/2018 at 5:00p.m. 291057 IB 10/4/2018 Keiths Towing 903 Alachua St. Immokalee, FL 34142 239-657-5741 Auction Date: 10/15/18 @ 9a.m. 2001 Honda VIN#2HKRL18631H507122 2003 Ford VIN#1FMFU16L73LA83351 Auctions Auctions 2001 MITS VIN# 4A3AA46G72E031021 1996 TOYOTA VIN# JT3HN86R3T009132 1999 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR VIN# 5LMPU28A2XLJ33632 Auction Date: Oct. 15, 2018 at 9 am Mikeys Towing 6450 Bottlebrush Lane Naples, FL 34109 239-200-3762 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 READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services. 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 ADVERTISEand Get Results click on classifieds


October 4, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 7 Penny Fox Offers Painting Class at Barron Park House Well-known South Florida artist, Penny Fox, is once again offering painting classes October 13 and 14 at the Barron Park House Gallery located at 471 N. Lee St. in LaBelle. Penny has been an art teacher for many years and has been the winner of many awards in the art community of South Florida.Any medium. Some painting expe rience is preferred. Country Landscapes Members of AOI pay $20 for one day, $35 for 2 days. Non-members $25 and $40. Hours are 1 to 4. Contact her to RSVP at 239-2927105. 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 more. Plus snacks will be provided. Sign up today! Call (239) 252-4677 for more info. Big Bus Event The 4th Annual Big Bus Event is planned for October 6, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Florida Department of Health in Collier County, 419 North 1st Street, Im mokalee, FL 34142. The free event will have Health, Vision, and Dental Screenings (Adult and Children), Visits from the Tooth Fairy, Bike Inspections, Repairs, and Helmets, Child Safety Seat Inspection, Adult Flu Vac cines, Collier Mosquito Control District Heli copter, Food...and MORE! Childrens Peace Fair The Childrens Peace Fair will be on Monday, Oct. 22, from 3 p.m. 6 p.m. at the Immokalee Sports Complex, 505 Escam bia Street, Immokalee FL 34142. There will be entertainment and games on the eld. Join The Shelters Immokalee Outreach Ofce for an afternoon of FREE family fun. For more information call The Shelters Im mokalee Outreach Ofce at 239-657-5700. Feria de la Paz Infantil La Feria de la Paz de los Nios ser el lunes 22 de octubre a partir de las 3 p.m. 6 p.m en el Complejo Deportivo Im mokalee, 505 Escambia Street, Immokalee FL 34142. Habr entretenimiento y juegos en el campo. nase a la Ocina de Alcance Immokalee de The Shelter para una tarde de diversin familiar GRATIS. Para obtener ms informacin, llame a la Ocina de Alcance Immokalee de The Shelter al 239-657-5700. Fwa lap timoun yo Fwa lap Timoun yo pral nan Lendi 22 oktb, ki soti nan 3 p.m. 6 p.m. nan Immokalee Esp Complex la, 505 Escam bia Street, Immokalee FL 34142. Li pral f amizman, ak jwt sou jaden an. Antre nan Immokalee Outreach biwo Abri a pou yon apremidi nan plezi fanmi GRATIS. Pou plis enfmasyon, rele Immokalee Outreach Biwo abri pou abri a nan 239-657-5700. Donate Christmas Ornaments Get your creative juices owing and do nate your nished ornaments to The Barron Park House Gallery from November 1 un til December 15. All ornaments donated will be displayed and sold throughout the months of November and December. All proceeds will help support the Arts of the Inland and The Barron Park House Gallery. 471 N Lee St, LaBelle. For info call Barbara Swift 863-484-2005. iCoArts Fall Festival 2018 iCoArts iannounces their rst annual Im mokalee Fall Festival, set for noon to 4 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 3, at the Impact Center, 1400 N 15th Street, Immokalee. rf nt tb b t t b t t b b t t b b b t bb t t b tf t nb tb t t b t b t nt tbt t t nt t n t n t nt b t t n t t t t t t b f b n b bt rf t t b b b t n n b b By Clement McKay Tribune Content Agency, LLC rfnntb ttEdited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis Community Briefs


8 Immokalee Bulletin October 4, 2018 By Jennifer L. Kupiec en-USSpecialist, Communications & Community en-US Engagement Collier County Public Schools U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos yesterday recognized 349 schools as Nation al Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018 and we are en-USproud to say that two of our local schools en-US made the list. Congratulations to Sea Gate en-US Elementary School and Lorenzo Walker en-US Technical High School! It is quite the accom plishment to have two of our schools make en-USthe list as only 12 schools in Florida received en-US the distinguished honor. The recognition is based on a schools overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student en-USsubgroups.en-US Im pleased to celebrate with you as en-US your school is named a National Blue Riben-US -en-US bon School, said U.S. Secretary of Educaen-US -en-US tion Betsy DeVos in a video message to the en-US honorees. We recognize and honor your en-US important work in preparing students for en-US successful careers and meaningful lives. en-US Congratulations on your students accomen-US-en-US plishments and for your extraordinary comen-US -en-US mitment to meeting their unique needs.en-US The coveted National Blue Ribbon en-US Schools award afrms the hard work of en-US educators, families, and communities in en-US creating safe and welcoming schools where en-US students master challenging and engaging en-US content. en-US Now in its 36th year, the National Blue en-US Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed recen-US -en-US ognition on more than 8,800 schools. On en-US November 7-8, the Secretary and the Deen-US-en-US partment of Education will celebrate with en-US 300 public and 49 private school honorees en-US at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.en-US All schools are honored in one of two en-US performance categories, based on all stuen-US-en-US dent scores, subgroup student scores, and en-US graduation rates:en-US Exemplary High Performing Schools en-US are among their states highest performing en-US schools as measured by state assessments en-US or nationally normed tests.en-US Exemplary Achievement Gap Clos en-USing Schools are among their states highest en-US performing schools in closing achievement en-US gaps between a schools student groups and all students over the past ve years. Up to 420 schools may be nominated en-USeach year. The Department invites National en-US Blue Ribbon School nominations from the en-US top education ofcial in all states, the District en-US of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Department of Defense Education Activ ity, and the Bureau of Indian Education. Pri en-USvate schools are nominated by The Council for American Private Education (CAPE). Give Me a Call to advertise your business here! 239-657-6000 Two Collier Schools receive National Blue Ribbon Recognition