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Its such a beautiful time of year en-US when the leaves change beautiful colors en-US of gold, orange, and red. If youre from the en-US north, you remember those days, the beauen-US -en-US tiful colors, and the cool weather starting to en-US set in.en-US It started to get me thinking, children en-US growing up here in south Florida may neven-US -en-US er get to experience the seasonal changes en-US live and in person. And thats when I came en-US across a Twitter post from Lake Trafford Elen-US -en-US ementary School and was reminded, once en-US again, of just how amazing our CCPS staff en-US can be!en-US Thanks to the creativity and resources en-US of media specialist Alma McDermott, stuen-US -en-US dents at Lake Trafford Elementary School en-US are getting to view and explore real leaves en-US straight from the New England area up en-US close and personal. Alma reached out to en-US her northern friends and, sure enough, they en-US came through for herand her students! en-US Right there in Lake Traffords media center, en-US there are leaves from Connecticut and some en-US from the Boston area. They are sealed and en-US pressed in plastic with the names of the en-US trees so the students can learn all about naen-US -en-US ture up northwhile enjoying the beautiful en-US array of colors!en-US But its not all about the beauty. In addien-US -en-US tion to the amazing leaf display, there are en-US corresponding books for the students to en-US read.en-US And Alma also visits classrooms to offer en-US hands-on lessons for some of the younger en-US students. They get to explore the leaves, en-US theyll read a book together as a class, and en-US the students even pretend to be leaves! While seasonal changes may not happen en-UShere in south Florida like they do in other en-US parts of the country, Id say our CCPS staff en-US members are doing a great job of bringing these lessons into our classrooms. LTE students experience Fall in the north Submitted photo en-USThanks to the creativity and resources of media specialist Alma McDermott, en-US students at Lake Trafford Elementary School are getting to view and explore real leaves. en-USFrank Rincon and his entire family has en-US lived in Immokalee a lifetime. Frank graduen-US-en-US ated from Immokalee High School in 1992.en-US Frank enlisted in the US Navy and been-US-en-US came certied as an aircraft structural en-US mechanic. He was then stationed at Naval en-US Airstation Whidbey Island in Washington en-US State where he served as a mechanic of en-US squadron VAQ 140 on the EA6B prowler en-US which was assigned to the aircraft carrier en-US USS George Washington.en-US Upon his return to Immokalee in 1997 en-US he worked as an aircraft mechanic with Airen-US -en-US work at the Immokalee Regional Airport.en-US Frank worked for World Vision from en-US 2010-2012 as a Senior Program Associate en-US and in 2017, established the Benison en-US Center which became a satellite disen-US -en-US tribution center of World Vision and en-US through that partnership, the Benien-US -en-US son Center has become an integral en-US part of every partnership agency, for en-US churches and organization by proen-US -en-US viding resources and materials that en-US allow them to better serve the needs en-US of the residents of Collier County.en-US Frank has served in his church as en-US the Childrens Ministry Pastor ,then en-US became as Youth Pastor at Bethel en-US Ministries and is currently the English Minen-US -en-US istries Pastor.en-US Frank Rincon is married to Genette Rinen-US -en-US con a teacher and Readen-US -en-US ing Coach at Lake Trafford en-US Elementary they have two en-US children Ethan Rincon 15 years of age and Saidee Rincon 10 years of age. Frank and his family en-USlove all the community involvement that they par en-US-en-US ticipate in.en-US Our Hats are off to the Rincons of the Benson Center of Immokalee for all of their ser en-US-en-US vices for their community. Frank Rincon selected as Grand Parade Marshal en-US of the Christmas Around the World Parade en-USFranken-US Rincon By Fred N Thomas, Jr en-USSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin Last Wednesday, November 07, at the monthly Chamber Breakfast meeting. The en-USImmokalee Chamber of Commerce an nounced the Christmas around the World en-USParade & Snow Gala Grand Parade Marshal en-US and CoParade Marshal for 2018. They are en-US Frank Rincon and Rev. Lori Snell. Grand Parade Marshal, Frank Rincon also came to the Chamber Breakfast meeting to en-USintroduce and to talk to all attendees about en-US other organizations that are helping the en-US community of Immokalee with various oth er services and projects like the Immokalee en-USCoalition of Unmet Needs. Frank then intro duced Ellie Ramirez from the Immokalee en-USUnmet Needs Coalition(INUC). Frank Rincon is the Director of the Ben en-USison Center, Pastor at Bethel Assembly en-USChurch and a board member of the Im mokalee Unmet Needs Coalition. Chamber President Danny Gonzalez, hosted lots of community agencies who en-USgave lots of current updates of what is going en-US on in our community. A Job well done! Rincon speaks at Chamber en-USBreakfast en-USSubmitted photo/en-USFred N Thomas Jr Frank Rincon and Danny Gonzalez.


2 Immokalee Bulletin November 15, 2018 To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518 LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. Phone: (239) 657-6000 Fax: (863) 675-1449 Website: www.immokaleebulletin.comTo Submit NewsThe Immokalee Bulletin welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (239) 657-6000 to reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following Thursdays publication. E-Mail: ibnews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone: (239) 657-6000 The deadline for all advertising is 4 p.m. on Fri day for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classied AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 to place it from home or go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit or email Katrina Elsken Group Advertising Manager: Jamie Limoges News and Ad Services: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara CalfeeOur PurposeThe Immokalee Bulletin is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on prot margins below industrystan dards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Indepen dents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Consti tution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledge To operate this newspaper as a public trust To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. To disclose our own conicts of interest or potential conicts to our readers. To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. To provide a right to reply to those we write about. To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. 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He will compete again en-US on December 1. He will travel to Utah for the USA Boxing NationalChampionen-US -en-US ships. Pictured from left to right Head Coach Jose Ojeda, Nathan Martinez en-US and Assistant Coach Rudy Martinez. en-USDid you know that Medicare health in en-USsurance and drug plans can make changes each yearrevising things like cost, cover en-USage, the prescriptions they include, and their en-US list of in-network providers and pharmacies? en-US Fortunately, just like the insurance providers, en-US beneciaries can also make changes to their en-US Medicare coverage each year. The Medicare en-US Open Enrollment Period is the time to make en-US adjustments to your plan to ensure that you en-US have the best coverage to complement your health needs for 2019. Medicare can be a daunting subject for most people, and the Open Enrollment Pe riod only runs through Dec. 7, 2018. For en-UStunately, experts from the SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) are avail en-USable to provide free, unbiased, one-one-one en-US counseling. Medicare beneciaries can lean on these valuable local experts for advice. en-USSHINE is a program of the Florida De en-USpartment of Elder Affairs and is operated en-US locally through the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL). Special en-USly-trained SHINE counselors help educate en-US and empower Medicare beneciaries, their en-US families, and caregivers to understand their en-US health care options so they can make the best decisions for their individual needs. The SHINE mission is to provide free en-USand unbiased information about Medicare and Medicaid for beneciaries, their fam en-USilies, and caregivers. SHINE also educates en-US beneciaries to protect, detect, and report en-US potential errors, fraud, and abuse with their Medicare coverage. SHINE strongly encourages beneciaries en-USto be on the lookout for their Annual Notice en-US of Change (ANOC), which they should have en-US received from their plans prior to the end en-US of September. Reviewing their benets and en-US evaluating their health care options each en-US year is vitally important for beneciaries. Acting quickly can assure a smooth transi tion into the 2019 benet year. SHINE counseling is also available by en-USappointment year-round in Hendry County. en-US To receive help from SHINE, individuals may en-US call to schedule appointments at designated en-US SHINE counseling sites, attend enrollment en-US events in their local communities, or arrange en-US to speak with a trained SHINE counselor at en-US 1-866-413-5337 (866-41-ELDER) For a listing en-US of SHINE counseling sites and enrollment events, please visit The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest en-USFlorida is a nonprot organization serving en-US Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, en-US Lee, and Sarasota Counties. AAASWFL is en-US the states designated Aging and Disability Resource Center for Southwest Florida en-US. The organization is committed to con necting older adults and adults with disabil en-USities to resources and assistance for living en-US safely with independence and dignity. More en-US information is available at en-US or by calling the toll-free Helpline at 866-413-en-US 5337 (866-41-ELDER). en-USEvaluate Your en-US Medicare en-US en-US Benets for free


November 15, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 3 Dreamcatchers plan event Florida Dreamcatchers invites sixth grade students to walk the boardwalk at Cork screw Swamp Sanctuary in Naples on Sat urday, November 17 from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. There is no cost to participate in this trip. Lunch and Transportation are included. Space is limited. Reserve your spot by call ing: (239) 238-3094. IHS Band Booster Yard Sale Fundraiser This event will be on Saturday, Novem ber 17 from 6 a.m.-11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church 309 N. 9th St. Immokalee If you have any items to donate please contact Vanessa Canova (239) 281-8967 by Nov. 15th. Los Boosters de la banda de Immokalee High School tendra una Venta de Garaje para recaudar fondos. 17 de Noviembre de la 6 AMAM En la Iglesia Metodista 309 N. 9th St. Immoka lee Si tiene algunos articulos para donar fa vor de comunicarse con Vanessa Canova (239) 281-8967 antes del 15 de Nov. Achte nan lakou Bay fon Novanm 17 6AM-11AM First United Meth odist Church 309 N. 9th St. Immokalee Si ou genyen bagay pou bay, Silvouple! Kontakte Vanessa Canova (239) 281-8967 anvan Novanm 15th. Notice of Public Meeting The Collier County Finance Committee Collier County, Florida will meetin on Tues day, November 20, at 1 p.m. Notice is hereby given that the Collier County Finance Com mittee will meet at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Novem ber 20, in the County Managers Front Con ference Room, second oor, Collier County Government Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, Florida 34112. Farm City BBQ Celebrate Immokalee with 3,000 of your closest friends on Wednesday, November 21 from 11:30 a.m. at the Seminole Casi no Hotel. $20 includes lunch with our signa ture steaks provided by Ave Maria Develop ment, fresh corn and Immokalee Salad provided by Lipman Family Produce, and entertainment by the Ben Allen Band!Buy your tickets online at Proceeds benet youth development pro grams iCoArts Plans events Movie Night on Friday, December 15, 6-9 p.m. FREE at the Impact Center, 1400 N 15th Street, Immokalee (beside Flor ida Community Bank). Project Clean Immokalee on Monday, January 21, 2019, 10:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 239.841.4044 for details Family Camp Out Saturday Sunday, February 2-3, 2019 at Pepper Ranch Camp Ground, 6315 Pepper Rd, Immokalee, FL 34142. Call to reserve a campsite 239.841.4044 For more info on these events call iCoArts is 239.841.4044. Christmas Around the World Parade and Snow Gala The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce (ICOC) is hosting the Annual Christmas Around the World Parade and Snow Gala on Dec. 8 starting at 5:30 p.m. All the appli cations for the parade, Little Mr. and Ms. Snowake, vendors for the Snow Gala at the Park and Recreation eld, and the 5th Annu al Lighting of the Christmas Tree at Zocalo Plaza are available NOW at the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce Ofce-1255 North 15th Street, Suite #3 in Immokalee. For de tails and applications contact Cherryle Thomas at 239-657-0080. The Christmas Pa rade line-up and staging area is located at212 Jerome Drive, directly behind The Jack & Anns Feed Store. Christmas Tree Lighting to be held The Fifth Annual Christmas Tree Light ing will take place on Thursday, Nov. 29 starting at 6 p.m. at the Immokalee Zo cala Plaza, 107 First Street, Immokalee, FL. There will be Santas Personal Mail Drop Station, live performances, photo props for pictures with Santa, refreshments from the North Pole and the Coronation of the Little Mr & Miss Snowake. Decorations for the event donated by the Seminole Casino Ho tel. For more info contact Leonor Montelon go at 239-252-4677. CCPS plan 5K Walk-Run The 4th Annual CCPS 5K Walk-Run is just a few weeks away! Lace up your shoes and join the fun on Saturday, December 1, at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Administrative Center! Last year, there were over 1,800 partici pants with 100 percent of schools participat ing, making it the second largest 5K event in Collier County. Participants have three options to choose from: 5K Competitive Race chipped (timed) 5K Fun Run/Walk for those who do not want to compete 1-Mile Walk for those who just wish to take a casual walk This event is designed to bring the focus of health and wellness to Collier County stu dents, families, teachers, school staff, and the community. Like past years, 100 percent of the proceeds from this event will go back to the schools to support health and well ness initiatives. Challenge a friend to run with you and share your training on social media using #CCPS5K and tag @collierschools and @ suncoastcu! We are looking forward to seeing all of the school spirit and community support at the event. Stay ahead of the race and regis ter today at ccps5k. Celebration in the Sky Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee will light up the sky with Celebration in the Sky, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 at 9 p.m. The reworks display will be choreographed to lights and a custom soundtrack. Cele bration in the Sky is the largest land-based reworks show in Southwest Florida. The show is produced by Zambelli Fireworks, one of the largest reworks companies in the world. A traditional outdoor Zambelli Fireworks production is a complete sensory experience unlike anything else! Zambellis productions are some of the largest in the world, and their displays include a variety of shells and high-intensity multi-shot devices that awe and inspire. All ages are welcome and admission is free. Guests are encour aged to bring their own chairs to the view ing area for the show. Food and beverage options will be available for purchase at the event. After School Program open 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. Golden Gate Branch Library to Close Ear ly For Snowfest Parking on Saturday, De cember 1, at 1 p.m. The Golden Gate Branch Library, 2432 Lucerne Road, Naples, Florida 34116, will close at 1 p.m., Saturday, Decem ber 1, to accommodate parking for the 33rd Annual Snowfest being held at the nearby Golden Gate Community Center. Patrons are encouraged to visit the nearby Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples, Florida 34109, or the South Regional Branch Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples, Florida 34113. Both those locations are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. For more infor mation, please call (239) 252-4542 or visit us online at Friends of Fakahatchee event Please join the Friends of Fakahatchee and State ofcials for the groundbreaking of a multi-year joint project that will enhance all aspects of the Big Cypress Bend Board walk. 8:30 a.m. Seating and refreshments 9:00 a.m. Keynote address by Eric Draper, Director of Florida State Parks. Remarks by State Senator Kathleen Passidomo. Remarks by Collier County Commissioner Donna Fi ala. Location: Just East of the Miccosukee Indian Village located 27027 Tamiami Trail East / US 41. (Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk sign is on South side of US 41.) Our new all-natural GreenWise Fresh Turkey is raised with no antibiotics ever and never frozen. Serve it for the holidays with peace of mind, knowing its GreenWise. Community Briefs


4 Immokalee Bulletin November 15, 2018 Know someone who has overcome great challenges, excelled and given back to our community? Think that person deserves to be recognized? The Collier County Communication and Customer Relations Ofce is now accept ing public nominations for the Against All Odds award, which is an honor bestowed annually by the Board of County Commis sioners on someone who has overcome great obstacles and has given back to the Collier County community. Nominations must include the name and address of the nominee and must be ac companied by a factual narrative (no more than 600 words) describing the nominees journey. Specically, how he or she has overcome considerable obstacles to achieve success and excel. The narrative also must provide examples of how the person has given back to the community. The selected nominee will receive the award at a Board of County Commissioners meeting. Nominations may be sent to the Commu nication and Customer Relations Division, c/o Maria Pizarro, 3299 Tamiami Trail E., Suite 102, Naples, Florida 34112 or emailed to All nominations must be received by De cember 31. For more information, contact Maria Pizarro at (239) 252-8113. CONDADO DE COLLIER ABRE LAS NOMINACIONES PARA EL PREMIO CONTRA TODAS LAS PROBABILI DADES Conoce a alguien que ha superado grandes retos, ha sobresalido y ha contribui do a nuestra comunidad? Piensa que esa persona merece ser reconocida? El departamento de Communication and Customer Relations (Comunicaciones y Relaciones con el Cliente) est aceptando nominaciones pblicas para el premio Con tra todas las probabilidades, que rinde hom enaje a alguien que ha superado grandes obstculos y ha contribuido a la comunidad del Condado de Collier. Las nominaciones deben incluir el nom bre y la direccin del candidato y debe ser acompaada de una narracin de hechos (no ms de 600 palabras) que describa la trayectoria del candidato. En concreto, la forma en que l o ella han superado ob stculos considerables para lograr el xito y sobresalir. La narracin tambin debe pro porcionar ejemplos de cmo la persona ha contribuido a la comunidad. El seleccionado ser presentado con una placa por la Junta de Comisionados del Con dado en una reunin de comisin. Las nominaciones pueden ser enviadas a la divisin de Communication and Custom er Relations del condado Collier, dirigidas a Mara Pizarro, 3299 Tamiami Trail E., Suite 102, Naples, Florida 34112 o por correo elec trnico a Todas las nominaciones deben ser recibidas antes del 31 de diciembre. Para obtener ms informacin, pngase en contacto con Mara Pizarro al (239) 2528113. OTORITE COLLIER COUNTY MANDE POU NOMINE MOUN POU YOUN PWO GRAM REKONPANS KI RELE MALGRE TOUT SIKONSTANS Eske ou konnen yon moun ki simonte gwo de, ki briye ki f zv pou kominote nou an? Eske ou panse ke moun sa merite rekonpanse? La, Biwo Kominikasyon ak Relasyon Piblik pou Konte Collier a ap aksepte nom inasyon piblik pou bay prim Malgre tout sikonstans la. Prim sa ap onore yon moun ki reyisi simonte gwo obstak ki f gwo zv nan kominote Collier a an retou. Lt Nominasyon yo sipoze gen nom ak adrs moun ki nomine a, e li sipoze vini akonpaye ak yon rezume aksyon ke moun nan poze (Pa plis ke 600 mo), rezume sa sipoze pale de traj moun nan. Li sipoze pale de kouman moun sa li menm li te rive reyisi simonte obstak konsiderab ki te devanl yo poul abouti a reyisit e kijanl te rive briye. Rezume an sipoze genyen tou detay sou kijan moun sa li menm li itil, e fe zv nan kominote a, an retou. Resipyan prim la pwal resevwa yon plak nan men Komite Komisyon yo nan youn nan reyinyon komite a. Nominasyon yo sipoze ale nan Biwo Kominikasyon ak Relasyon Piblik la, kopye: Maria Pizarro, 3299 Tamiami Trail E., Suite 102, Naples, Florida 34112 oubyen nan iml sa: Tout nominasyon sipoze rive jwenn biwo a avan 31 Desanm. Pou plis enfomasyon, kontakte Maria Pizarro nan (239) 252-8113. 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 Submitted photo Art*In*The*Glades The rst Everglades City arts and crafts fair of the winter season takes place on Saturday, November 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in McLeod Park, Copeland Ave & Hibiscus St W. Come along to see what new items have been created over the summer. Vendors are invited to set up a table at no charge. For info phone Marya at 239695-2905. Nominations sought for the Against All Odds Award Program


November 15, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 5 The Collier County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for positions on several advisory committees. Members of committees must reside in and be registered to vote in Collier County. In structions on how to apply are below. The Affordable Housing Advisory Com mittee has four vacant seats in the follow ing categories related to affordable housing: Labor engaged in home building, Banking and Mortgage industry, For-Prot Provider of Affordable Housing, representative of the local planning agency. This committee was created in accordance with Sect. 420.9076 Fla. Stat., to review policies, procedures, ordinances, land development regulations, and the adopted local government compre hensive plan, and to recommend specic actions or initiatives to encourage affordable housing. Terms are three years. The Black Affairs Advisory Board has three vacant seats. This nine-member com mittee identies and evaluates problems unique to the Black Community, reviews and recommends ways to ensure open com munication between minorities and Collier County Government and provides periodic reports to the Board of County Commission ers. Terms are four years. The Board of Building Adjustments and Appeals has two vacancies. Applicants must represent one of the following professions: a licensed plumbing or mechanical contrac tor, or a state licensed architect or structural engineer. This ve-member board hears ap peals on rejections or refusals by the Build ing Code Compliance Director to approve mode of construction or materials to be used in construction or alteration of a struc ture. Members must be knowledgeable in the following Collier County Codes: Florida Building Codes, Electrical Code, Fire Preven tion Code, Gas Code, Mechanical Code and Swimming Pool Code. Terms are four years. This is a Quasi-Judicial Board. The Code Enforcement Board has a va cant seat for an alternate member. This seven-member board with two alternates is composed of individuals representing the occupations of architect, business owner, engineer, general contractor, subcontractor and realtor, who are considered on the basis of their experience or interest in the areas of the codes and ordinances to be enforced. Members are required to le a Form 1 State ment of Financial Interest each year with the Supervisor of Elections. Terms are 3 years. This is a Quasi-Judicial Board. The Contractors Licensing Board has one current vacancy for a consumer representa tive. Applicants should have no ties to the construction industry. This nine-member board was created to determine the quali cations of applicants for the various cat egories of the Contractors Certicates of Competency. They also hold hearings to de termine if a certicate of competency of any contractor, master or journeyman should be revoked. Terms are three years. This is a Quasi-Judicial Board. The Educational Facilities Authority has one vacancy. The purpose of this ve-mem ber authority is to assist institutions for high er education in the construction, nancing, and renancing of projects. One member shall be a trustee, director, ofcer, or em ployee of an institution for higher education located in Collier County. Terms are ve years. The Golden Gate Community Center Advisory Board has one seat expiring in De cember. Members must reside within the boundaries of the Golden Gate Community Center Municipal Services Special Taxing District. This ve-member committee advis es the Board of County Commissioners on the budget and operation of the Golden Gate Community Center. Terms are three years. The Immokalee Beautication MSTU Advisory Committee has one vacancy. This ve-member committee assists the Board of County Commissioners in the business af fairs of the Immokalee Beautication Taxing District, and prepares and recommends an itemized budget to carry out the business of the district for each scal year. Applicants must be permanent residents within the MSTU. Terms are four years. The new Infrastructure Surtax Citizen Oversight Committee is seeking applications for seven open seats: ve members shall be residents of each of the ve commission districts, and two members shall be at-large members. Applicants should have back ground and experience related to nancial or business management. This seven-mem ber committee was formed for the purpose of providing for citizen review of the Coun tys expenditure of the proceeds from the Collier County and Municipal Infrastructure One-Cent Sales Surtax. Initial terms for atlarge members shall be one year, and terms for district seats shall be two years. The Lely Golf Estates Beautication Ad visory Committee has two vacancies. This ve-member committee prepares and rec ommends an itemized budget for the Lely Golf Estates Beautication Municipal Service Taxing Unit and aids and assists the Board of County Commissioners in carrying out the services of the taxing unit. Members must reside within the boundaries of the munic ipal service taxing unit. Terms are four years. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board has two Urban Area seats and one Immoka lee seat expiring in December. This sev en-member committee advises the BCC on any matters concerning acquisition, devel opment and programs involving parks and recreation facilities in Collier County. Mem bership consists of one member from the Immokalee Community Park District and six members from the Naples and Urban Area Community Park District. Terms are four years. To apply for an advisory committee vacancy, submit an application online at ernment/advisory-boards/online-adviso ry-board-application. After you complete the application, click on Submit Form. To re ceive an immediate e-mail conrmation that your application was received, you must in clude your e-mail address in the application. Collier County Advisory Board Vacancies


6 Immokalee Bulletin Thursday, November 15, 2018 H2A Complete II, Inc. 16 Temporary workers needed in Immokalee, FL. From 12/9/2018 04/01/2019. WATERMELON Workers will per form assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Must be 18 years or older. Perform manual labor to hand cut and pack watermelons. Use hand tools such as shears and knives. Duties also include cleaning, loading and unloading harvested products. Duties will also include operating forklift, assisting mechanic, and pulling weeds. Grade and sort products according to factors such as color, species, length, width, appearance, feel and quality to ensure correct processing and usage. Discard inferior or defective products and/or foreign matter, and place acceptable products in containers for further processing. Weigh products or estimate their weight, visually or by feel. Place products in containers according to grade and mark grades on containers. Measure, weigh and count products and materials. Examine and inspect containmet. Vegetables Shovel, haul, spread manure, and dig holes, ditch es and trenches. Manually plant, cultivate, harvest, count, load and and cucumbers). All tools, supplies and equipment will be provided at no cost to the worker. Cell phone can only be used during breaks and emergencies. Due to possible Date of Need changes, worker is required to purchase travel insurance if available. We will reimburse the worker the employers work site from the place of recruitment upon completion of 50 percent of the contract period. Transportation payment will be reasonable common carrier transportation charges for the distances after the 14 day pretrial, the employee will receive warnings, hours terminated. A copy of the work contract or a copy of the ETA 790 in worker on or before the day, the work commences. Employer may conduct criminal background checks on all new applicants for employ ment. General Farm Labor will be paid $11.29 per hour or applicable piece rates depending on crop activity. There is a possibility of earning a higher piece rate. Three fourths guarantee, 35 hours per week. Housing equipment and transportation provided at no cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each workday. Employee does participate in the E-Verify program they report to begin to work. Complete job description can be found at your local SWA/Job Center. Apply for this job at the State Workforce/ 4473, AL 256-259-1835, GA 404-656-6000, MS 662-842-2175 using job #FL10814399. Seasonal Seasonal Seasonal 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 Employment Full Time Olvera Trucking Corp. is hiring 40 farmwork ers to cultivate and harvest watermelon crops in Hendry County in Florida for a temporary period start ing on 01/01/2019 and ending on 05/15/2019. Three months verifiable experience harvest ing watermelons is required. The wages offered are the highest of $11.29/hr. or applicable piece rates. This job requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Workers must be able to lift 70lbs. to shoulder height repet itively throughout the workday and able to lift and carry 70lbs. in field. Employer guar antees work will be available for at least three-quarters of the period stated. Required tools supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to worker. Housing will be available for work ers who cannot reasonably return home after each working day. Transportation and subsistence ex penses will be provided, or reimbursed after 50% of the work contract is completed, if appropriate. Appli cants should apply for the position at their local State Work force Agency office. Job Order Number: FL10818207. Employment Full Time Sandoval Wholesale, Inc. is hiring 27 farmworkers to cultivate and harvest vegetable crops in Collier County, FL for a temporary period starting on 12/18/2018 and ending on 5/15/2019. One (1) month of verifiable work experi ence harvesting vegetables is required. The wages offered are the highest of $11.29/ hr. or applicable piece rates. This job requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers must be able to lift 70lbs. to shoulder height repet itively throughout the workday and able to lift and carry 70lbs. in field. 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November 15, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 7 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 Give Me a Call to advertise your business here! 239-657-6000 ACROSS rf ntbf f b n b b nf f b b n f rb rb ff f rff b b fb t bt r b b t f tbf bf rf f b fbt DOWN f b r f tff f t bfb bf f bf f b r f t r n b f b b bft tt ff r bfb b r t ff b t b By Ned White Tribune Content Agency, LLC 01/31/15 01/31/15 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: RELEASE DATE Saturday, January 31, 2015Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword PuzzleEdited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis I-75/Alligator Alley Southbound Rest Area (mile marker 63): Construction proj ect: Motorists should expect the southbound rest area closed from Wednesday, October 17 through Friday, November 9 while crews resurface the roadway and upgrade the wa ter system at the rest area. The contractor is West Construction, Inc. I-75 from Alligator Alley (mile mark er 61) to mile marker 146 (just north of SR 78, exit 143): Construction proj ect: Work is underway to replace 24 Dy namic Message Signs. Project is currently in the testing phase. No lane closures are anticipated at this time. Estimated project completion is fall 2018. The contractor is Horsepower Electric, Inc. US 41 from Shadowlawn Drive to Commercial Drive: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent northbound lane closures during nighttime/ overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. week days, while crews perform underground utility work, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work in the roadway. Collier County Road Watch


8 Immokalee Bulletin November 15, 2018 We are a Medicaid plan based close to where you live and work. Local doctors in charge of your care. Friendly, helpful customer service. Caring support network. Naples In conjunction with Health Care Network of Southwest Florida, The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of The Collier County Community Nook Proj ect. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 27 from 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. at DOH-Colliers Naples Site, 3339 East Tami ami Trail, Suite 202, Naples, FL 34112. The Nook Project is a collaborative community-based program that aims to increase the number of women receiving early and regular prenatal care to pre vent low birthweight babies, sudden in fant death syndrome (SIDS), premature births, child abuse, and substance exposed newborns. The program is designed to promote prenatal care participation and encourage healthy behaviors during preg nancy through incentives and education. The Nooks clients can earn points through a variety of positive, health-pro moting activities that can be redeemed on maternity or baby care items. These ac tivities include attending routine prenatal visits, participating in prenatal education classes, ending high-risk behaviors such as smoking cigarettes or consuming alcohol, and reducing stress. Clients can redeem these points for brand new baby items in cluding handmade dresses, diapers, breast pumps, toys, books, lotion, diaper bags, and baby wipes. Referrals to The Nook can be made starting in December, and the rst clients will be seen in January. For more informa tion, contact Danna Breeden at (239) 2526022. About the Florida Department of Health The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @HealthyFla. For more infor mation about the Florida Department of Health please visit Collier County Community Nook Project Grand Opening at The Florida Department of Health Historical Everglades Bank Join us on Friday, November 16, for an Historical Evening focusing on the Old Bank Building in Everglades City. There will be an illustrated presentation about its history as the rst bank in Collier County and its use after the bank moved in 1962. We hope to hear from local people who remember when the vault had money and later when the Everglades Echo was published there. We also ponder what will happen in the future to this listed building which is one of the Eleven to Save nominated by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. in the Jinkins Fellowship Hall behind Ever glades Community Church. There is no charge but reservations are requested. For info and to book your places, see or phone Marya at 239-695-2905.