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Immokalee bulletin

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Immokalee bulletin
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LaBelle, FL
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Independent Newspapers of Florida, Patty Brant - Publisher
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2010
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Newspapers -- La Belle (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Collier -- Immokalee
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26.417801 x -81.416768

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Description based on: Vol. 16, no. 15 (Apr. 17, 1997).

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2 Immokalee Bulletin November 22, 2018 land at the time of establishment of the pre serve, you were allowed to stay. Right now, there are still over 160 camps in Big Cypress. The preserve is the heart of the Florida pan thers primary range. Each individual of this endangered species is a critical member of the population, Andrews says. The Preserve is open all year and both visitor centers are open daily, December through April, rangers lead programs that give you insights into the Preserves many stories. The Preserve offers guided swamp walks, canoe tours, talks and amphitheater programs. Whether in summers wet sea son or winters dry season, you can explore the entire preserve. Some places that you ex plore waist-deep in the wet season might be bone dry in the dry season! Speaker Continued From Page 1 NAPLES Tracy Connelly, vice president of development at Guadalupe Center, was honored as Fundraising Executive of the Year by the Lee-Collier chapter of the Asso ciation of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Connelly joined Guadalupe Center two years ago to lead the nonprot organiza tions philanthropic and fundraising initia tives. Since his arrival, Guadalupe Center has experienced a 50 percent increase in dona tions, critically important as three-fourths of the organizations budget derives from phil anthropic support and grants. In 2018, Connelly and his development team coordinated the Welcome Aboard Signature Event, Guadalupe Charity Golf Classic and Tutor Corps Celebration Dinner, which raised a combined $1.4 million. Under Connellys leadership, Guada lupe Center established the Rosemary and Walter Blankley Scholarship Endowment through the Community Foundation of Col lier County, and more than 70 donors and organizations contributed $2 million to pro vide college scholarships in perpetuity to Tutor Corps graduates. Longtime supporters Bunny and Charles Salisbury established the E.G. Salisbury Tutor Corps Summer Acade my, which sends Immokalee High School students on college exploration trips. In just a short period of time, Tracys impact at Guadalupe Center has been phe nomenal, said Dawn Montecalvo, president of Guadalupe Center. Tracy is mission-fo cused and raises money with one purpose in mind, and thats to fund educational pro grams for the children of Immokalee that ul timately will help break the cycle of poverty within the community. About Guadalupe Center Guadalupe Center is a purpose-driven, nonprot organization with proven results in creating endless possibilities for the students of Immokalee through education and fos tering personal and academic success that leads to economic independence. With a fo cus on breaking the cycle of poverty through education, Guadalupe Center is proud of the childrens accomplishments: 94 per cent meet or exceed kindergarten readiness measures, 100 percent of Tutor Corps high school seniors graduate high school and are accepted into college, and more than 90 per cent graduate with a post-secondary degree. Guadalupe Centers Tracy Connelly receives award for his work The Suncoast Schools Credit Union Foun dation is partnering with Champions For Learning to offer ve of $2,000 scholarship awards to high school graduates in the Class of 2019. Class of 2019 high school graduates in Suncoast Credit Unions 21-county service territory have the opportunity to apply for nancial support to continue their education, thanks to a $116,000 investment in schol arships by the Tampa-based credit unions Foundation. Applications are now open and are available at www.ChampionsForLearn ing.org/apply This years Suncoast Credit Union Schol ars program represents a continued philoso phy of the foundation to support education initiatives and the well-being and potential of children. Since its inception in 1990, the Foundation has contributed more than $22 million including more than 600 student scholarships valued at nearly $1 million. We believe the best way we can build better communities is by investing in edu cation and health-related initiatives for chil dren, said Cindy Helton, Executive Director of the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation. Through the Suncoast Credit Union Schol ars program, we have the opportunity to in vest in individual human potential, which is particularly rewarding. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. on January 11, 2019 at the Champions For Learning ofce, 3606 Enterprise Avenue #150, Naples, FL 34104. Champions For Learning to name ve scholars in 2019 Along with the cool crisp air, Autumn marks the start of dry season and an in crease in human caused wildres. The Florida Forest Service, Okeechobee Dis trict, reminds residents and outdoor enthu siasts to use caution when utilizing re for warming, cooking, or yard trash burning. Weather associated with a dry season, in cluding low precipitation, dry air, and low er relative humidity, converts green vegeta tion into bone-dry, ammable fuel. As the moisture evaporates from the vegetation, the grasses turn brown and can easily ig nite. Wildres are usually preventable, because many originate from human er ror, explains Forest Area Supervisor Mike Lisiecki. The best tip I can give a novice burner is that a re needs your constant attention, so plan to burn on a day when you can be there the whole time. Also, lim it burning on dry windy days. If the wind is blowing over 10 miles per hour, hold off on your burn. Keep your re small and have a water source and a shovel nearby to quickly extinguish it. Finally, when youre nished burning, douse the re with water and spread out the ash until the entire area feels cold to the touch. Forest Service Fireghters also recom mend that you have a cell phone readily available and call 911 immediately if your re escapes your control. In some more ur banized cities, open burning is prohibited; before you strike that match, call your local Florida Forest Service to verify restrictions, specic spacing requirements and burning hours for your area. The Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, manages more than 1 million acres of state forests, provides management assistance on more than 17 million acres of private and community for ests, while protecting homes, forestland, and natural resources from the devastating effects of wildre on more than 26 million acres. Learn more at FloridaForestService. com. Dry Season Increases the Wildre Potential In ancient Hawaii it was forbidden for men to eat with women and women were not al lowed to eat certain food. The taboo was broken in 1819 when King Kamehameha II had a dinner party with women. They named this festive din ner a Luau. Vaclav Bozdech, a soldier in WWII, found a puppy while on the run and planned to kill it so its barking would not alert the Germans. Unable to bring himself to do so, he took it with him, and the dog later helped nd survivors of an air raid and saved Bozdechs life during the Cold War. A lemon is actually a hybrid between a bit ter orange and a citron, meaning life never gave us lemons, we invented it ourselves. In 2005, a New York Judge jailed 46 people when a cell phone rang in Court and no one took responsibility. Did You Know?

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November 22, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 3 At its November 13, 2018, meeting the Board of County Commissioners approved a contract with Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, Inc., for the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP). The EHEAP assists low income households, with at least one person age 60 and older, that are experiencing a home energy emer gency. A home energy emergency may result from a delinquent utility bill, lack of fuel or wood, or the receipt of a shut off notice. Payments are for home heating or cooling and other emergency energy-related costs during the heating (October-March) and cooling (April-September) seasons. Eligible households may be provided one benet of up to $600.00 per season. Collier Coun tys Community and Human Services Divi sion (CHS) will partner with Florida Power & Light Company and Lee County Electric Cooperative and payments will be made directly to the vendor for electricity, natural gas, propane, fuel oil, kerosene, or wood. To be eligible for assistance, households must have: a documented heating or cooling emergency, at least one individual age 60 or older in the home, and a gross household annual income equal to or less than 150 percent of the fed eral poverty guidelines. To apply for the EHEAP benet, ap plicants must have a pre-scheduled ap pointment. Appointments are available on Thursday mornings at the CHS ofce, 3339 East Tamiami Trail, Health and Public Ser vices Building H, Room 211, Naples, Florida 34112; and Tuesday mornings at the Collier County Library, 417 North First Street, Im mokalee, Florida 34142. For more information about the EHEAP and additional services offered by CHS, please call (239) 252-2273. Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for all who cherish its traditions involving friends, family and food. Some love preparing dishes from recipes that have been passed down through the generations. Others enjoy ex perimenting with new avors. An interesting culinary trend is using organic ingredients, and serving wild turkey for Thanksgiving is a delicious, clean-eating option. Floridas abundant wild turkey pop ulations can provide the ultimate local ly-sourced, organic Thanksgiving feast when knowledge, skill and good fortune come together for a successful hunt, said Chef Justin Timineri, executive chef and culinary ambassador for Florida Department of Ag riculture and Consumer Services. Weve developed several mouthwatering wild tur key recipes for the big day and ways to serve leftovers using a variety of Fresh from Florida products. Wild turkey is a tasty and versatile pro tein. Fresh from Florida chefs adapted sev eral recipes to use wild turkey ranging from Tikka Masala, an Indian dish traditionally served with chicken, to wild turkey quesa dillas and wild turkey cottage pie (a take on shepherds pie). Because wild turkey meat is low in fat, techniques for cooking them differ from domestic birds, and the Fresh from Florida chefs provide recipes and tips on how to prepare tender, juicy meals. The Sunshine State is home to robust populations of two wild turkey subspecies: the eastern and the Osceola wild turkey. Florida is unique because the Osceola sub species lives nowhere else in the world but on the states peninsula. Turkey hunting in Florida is a chance to experience the outdoors in a very special way, said Roger Shields, wild turkey pro gram coordinator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). However, wild turkeys are extremely wary and possess sharp eyesight and excellent hearing so hunting them is a challenge. The FWC uses scientically proven wild life management strategies and professional expertise to meet conservation objectives and perpetuate sustainable turkey hunting opportunities. You can learn more about wild turkeys, including their behavior, hab itat needs, and where they live in Florida at MyFWC.com. Community and Human Services offers emergency assistance Wild turkey: A different twist on a Thanksgiving favorite Courtesy photo/ FWC photo by Andy Wraithmell. NAPLES Guadalupe Resale Shop has announced a new Boutique Bash dona tion program that allows party hosts to in corporate a charity collection event into their social gatherings. Churches, businesses, community groups and neighborhood associations can host a Boutique Bash at any location, re questing that each invited guest brings at least one donation for the Guadalupe Resale Shop in North Naples. After the event, the Resale Shop will send volunteers to collect all of the donations. The Resale Shop accepts donations of like-new furniture, home dcor, kitchen ware, artwork, lamps, linens, DVDs and CDs, books and all types of nearly new ladies and mens clothing, including accessories such as jewelry, purses and shoes. Hosting a Boutique Bash is a great excuse to invite friends, neighbors and col leagues over for hors doeuvres, drinks and to socialize, said Tracy Connelly, vice pres ident of development at Guadalupe Center. And when the night is over, the donations youve collected will ultimately help a non prot organization enhance educational programs for local children. Guadalupe Center has a mission of breaking the cycle of poverty through ed ucation for the children of Immokalee. All proceeds from sales at the Resale Shop help fund Guadalupe Centers three education programs: Early Childhood Education, Af ter-School Tutoring & Summer Enrichment and the college preparatory Tutor Corps. Several churches and community organi zations already have held a Boutique Bash, netting dozens of bags and boxes lled with purses, shoes, shirts, business wear, dresses and other household items. All donations to the Resale Shop, locat ed at 12980 Tamiami Trail N., Unit 10, in Naples, are tax deductible. For more infor mation on scheduling a Boutique Bash, please call the Resale Shop at 239-594-2696 or visit GuadalupeCenter.org. Guadalupe Resale Shop launches Boutique Bash social events

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4 Immokalee Bulletin November 22, 2018 Give Me a Call to advertise your business here! 239-657-6000 AUTO HOME COMMERICAL BOAT RV Phone (239) 657.3614 Fax (239) 657.6468 Email Karen@bhins.com 711 West Main Street, Immokalee, Florida 34142 www.bhins.com 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 en-USEveryone is invited to visit the Barron Park House Gallery and Gift Shop through out November and December. The gift en-USshop is lled with gifts for everyone on your en-US Christmas list, including jewelry, note cards, en-US paintings, and Christmas home dcor. There en-US is also a tree lled with ornaments donated en-US by South Florida artists and crafters. When en-US you purchase these ornaments, you are sup porting the arts in your community! This year the Gallery is offering a special opportunity! Kathy Heidenreich, a Sewing en-USAngel at Carlson Memorial United Method en-USist Church, has donated one of her original en-US hanging Christmas quilts/throw for rafe en-US at the Gallery. Stop by the Gallery to buy en-US a ticket for a chance to win this quilt. Buy en-US one ticket for a dollar and 6 tickets for $5.00. en-US The drawing will be Saturday, December 15. en-US Quilting is an American art! Support the Arts en-US in Hendry County!en-US Barron Park House Gallery is located at en-US 471 No. Lee Street in LaBelle, on the Caloen-US -en-US osahatchee River across from Barron Park. en-US We are open Thursday thru Sunday noon to en-US 5. We are a LaBelle treasure! Christmas has come to the Gallery! en-USSubmitted photo Buy tickets to win this quilt at the Barron Park House Gallery. en-USJoin Collier Countys Parks & Recreation en-US Division as it hosts the 33rd Annual Snowen-US -en-US fest welcoming thousands of people who en-US want to see snow in Southwest Florida.en-US No matter what the real weather is that en-US day, snow will be in the forecast to celebrate en-US the winter holiday season.en-US 100 tons of snow will fall at this Winter en-US Wonderland. The 33rd annual Snowfest, en-US from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, December en-US 1, at the Golden Gate Community Center, en-US 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, Florida en-US 34116, promises to be the best holiday event en-US in Southwest Florida. Admission is only $2 en-US per person, with children three and under en-US admitted free. Get ready for a urry of winter fun! Santa en-USClause will sprinkle the holiday spirit with his elves as children enjoy all these SNOW MAZING ATTRACTIONS Giant Snow Piles, Double Snow Slide, en-USSanta Seles at Santas South Pole, Mrs. en-US Clauss Kitchen, Santas Workshop, Laser Battle, Dodge Ball Arena, 360 Degree Obsta cle Course, Polar Plunge, Snow Wall, Enter tainment, Carnival Rides and Games Extended Carnival Hours 6 p.m. 11 en-USp.m., Friday, November 30; 2 p.m. 11 p.m., en-US Saturday, December 1; and, 2 p.m. 10 p.m., Sunday, December 2. For more information, call (239) 2524180 or visit www.colliercountypaks.com. en-USJoin Parks & Recreation for Snowfest

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November 22, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 5 US 41 from Shadowlawn Drive to Com mercial Drive: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent north bound lane closures during nighttime/over night hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. weekdays, while crews perform underground utility work, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work in the roadway. US 41 from Golden Gate Parkway to Orchid Drive: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent south bound lane closures during nighttime/over night hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. weekdays, while crews replace a driveway, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work in the roadway. US 41 from Pine Ridge Road to Sandpine Drive: Construction project: Crews will be placing sidewalk, drainage structures and lighting on the east side of US 41. Crews will also resurface the intersection of US 41 and Pelican Bay Boulevard. Work occurs during daytime and nighttime hours. Motor ists should expect intermittent lane closures through the duration of the project during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Drivers should use caution traveling in this area. Estimated completion is fall 2018. The contractor is American Lighting & Sig nalization, Inc. US 41 from Habitat Drive to SR 951/Col lier Boulevard: Maintenance permit proj ect: Motorists should expect intermittent southbound lane closures during daytime hours weekdays, while crews perform un derground utility work, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work in the roadway. US 41 from SR 951/Collier Boulevard to Manatee Road: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent north bound and southbound lane closures during daytime hours weekdays, while crews con struct a turn lane, weather permitting. Mo torists should use caution as crews work in the roadway. SR 84/Davis Boulevard at New Hope Min istries Church: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent west bound lane closures during daytime hours weekdays, while crews update pedestrian areas near the roadway, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work in the roadway. Order your holiday dinner online. Thats everyday easy.publix.com/orderPlease place orders at least 48 hours in advance. 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 Collier County Road Watch

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6 Immokalee Bulletin Thursday, November 22, 2018 Keiths Towing 903 Alachua St. Immokalee, FL 34142 239-657-5741 Auction Date: 12/3/18 @ 9 a.m. 2004 Hyundai VIN#KMHDN46D54U763744 Auctions Auctions Collier County Legislative Delegation November 30, 2018 North Collier Regional Park 15000 Livingston Road Naples, FL 34109 Time: 9:00am until Completion of Agenda Recess from 11:30am 2:00pm Invocation Pledge1. Collier County Public Schools / Collier County School Board Superintendent Dr. Kamela Patton / School Board Member Roy Terry 2. Collier County Board of County Commissioners Commissioner Andy Solis 3. City of Naples Bill Moss, City Manager 4. Everglades City Mayor Howie Grimm and Dotty Joiner 5. City of Marco Island Guillermo A. Polanco, Acting City Manager 6. Greater Naples Fire Rescue District Chief Kingman Schuldt 7. Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Michael Dalby, CEO 8. Florida Gulf Coast University Dr. Michael Martin, President and David Vazquez, Chief Budge Officer 9. Florida Gulf Coast University Skyler K. Silva, Director of Government Relations, Student Government 10. Florida Southwestern State College Dr. Jeff Allbritten, President & Dr. Robert Jons, Vice-President 11. Hodges University John Meyer, President 12. Womens Foundation SWFL Brenda Tate, Founder & CEO 13. Florida Citizens Alliance Dr. Joe Doyle, Advisory Board/ Citizens 14. Naples Pathways Coalition Michelle Avola, Executive Director 15. Naples Senior Center Dementia Respite Support Anne M. Chernin, Director of Client Services 16. Alzheimers Association, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter Cyrena Duncan Public Policy Manager 17. Collier Resource Center Nina Gray 18. Good Wheels Alan Mandel, CEO 19. American Heart Association Mark Landreth, State Government Relations Director 20. David Lawrence Center Scott Burgess, President & CEO 21. Central Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc. Linda McKinnon, President & CEO 22. Informed Families of Florida Pat Barton & Beth Labasky 23. Lee Health Michael Nachef, Director of Government Relations 24. Healthcare Network of SWFL Dr. Emily Ptaszek, COO 25. Childrens Network of SWFL Nadereh Salim, CEO 26. Hope Healthcare Samira Beckwith, CEO 27. Firefighter Cancer Support Heather Mazurkiewicz 28. PACE Center for Girls of Collier Dan Sibol, Government Affairs Specialist 29. Lighthouse of Collier Center for Blindness & Low Vision Scott Flagel, Executive Director 30. UF/SWFL Research & Education Center Kelly T. Morgan, Center Director & Professor 31. Collier County 4-H Association Courtney Miles, Community Outreach Committee 32. Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nicole Johnson, Director of Environmental Policy 33. League of Women Voters Collier County Diana Walsh 34. Taxpayers Action Group Ron Pure, Chair 35. PUBLIC COMMENTS all speakers will be limited to two (2) minutes unless extended by the Chair. 300779 IB 11/22/2018 Public Notice Public Notice Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic#CCC1325950 Ofce: (863) 675-7045 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 Roo ng Roo ng Employment Full Time Ag-Mart Produce, Inc. is hiring 247 farmworkers to cultivate and harvest vegetable crops in Collier County, FL for a temporary period starting on 12/04/2018 and ending on 04/15/2019. Three (3) months of work experience 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 50lbs. to shoulder height repetitively throughout the workday and able to lift and carry 50lbs. in field. Employer guarantees 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 workers who cannot reasonably return home after each working day. Transportation and subsistence expenses will be provided, or reimbursed after 50% of the work contract is completed, if appropriate. Applicants should apply for the position at their local State Workforce Agency office. Job Order Number: FL10816797. Employment Full Time Olvera Trucking Corp. is hiring 40 farmworkers to cultivate and harvest watermelon crops in Hendry County in Florida for a temporary period starting on 01/01/2019 and ending on 05/15/2019. Three months verifiable experience harvesting 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 repetitively throughout the workday and able to lift and carry 70lbs. in field. Employer guarantees 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 workers who cannot reasonably return home after each working day. Transportation and subsistence expenses will be provided, or reimbursed after 50% of the work contract is completed, if appropriate. Applicants should apply for the position at their local State Workforce 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 experience 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 repetitively throughout the workday and able to lift and carry 70lbs. in field. Employer guarantees 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 workers who cannot reasonably return home after each working day. Transportation and subsistence expenses will be provided, or reimbursed after 50% of the work contract is completed, if appropriate. Applicants should apply for the position at their local State Workforce Agency office. Job Order Number: FL10817688. Business Opportunities NOTICE Independent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered 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 chec k 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 o f these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number 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 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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November 22, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 7 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. Final Mile Run! Tuesday, December 4, starting at 6 p.m. at the Immokalee High School Track, 701 Immokalee Dr. Immokalee. Please come and show your support for the Kids on the Go! participants from Pinecrest, Lake Traf ford, Eden Park, VillageOaks, Highlands & RCMA Immokalee Community School ele mentary schools as they reach their 26.2 mile goal in a Celebratory Final Mile Run! Celebremos la milla nal! Martes 4 de Diciembre 2018 a las 6 p.m. Immokalee High School Track, 701 Im mokalee Dr. Immokalee. Venga a echarle porras a los partici pantes de Kids on the Go! de las siguientes escuelas: Pinecrest, Lake Trafford, Eden Park, Village Oaks & RCMA Immokalee Community School al completar la ltima milla y alcanzar su meta de 26.2 millas (la distancia de un maratn) y celebrar esta eta pa nal. Selebrasyon Kous Final La! Madi,4 De sanm 2018 @ 6 p.m. Immokalee High School Track, 701 Immokalee Dr. Immoka lee. Tanpri vini pou montre sip ou pou Kids on the Go! Patisipan ap soti nan lekl ele mant Pinecrest, Lake Trafford, Eden Park, Vil lage Oaks, Sabal Palm & RCMA Immokalee Community School pandan yo ap atennob jektif26.2yonanyonSelebrasyonpouKous Finalla! 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 https://www.collierschools.com/ 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. Golden Gate Branch Library to Close Ear ly For Snowfest Parking on Saturday, December 1, at 1 p.m. The Golden Gate Branch Library, 2432 Lucerne Road, Naples, Florida 34116, will close at 1 p.m., Saturday, December 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 Cultur al Parkway, Naples, Florida 34113. Both those locations are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, please call (239) 252-4542 or visit us online at collierli brary.org. Attention Class of 2019! The Suncoast Schools Credit Union Foundation is partnering with Champions For Learning to offer ve $2,000 scholarship awards to Collier County high school seniors (Class of 2019). All applications must be received by 5 p.m. on January 11, 2019 at the Champions For Learning ofce, 3606 Enterprise Avenue, Suite 150, Naples, FL 34104. rf ntt b f f t f b t f t nfbbb f f r t t t f t f t b ff f tt t t f t tt f t f f f f t t tft n b f f ft f f t f bt r f By Warren Stabler Tribune Content Agency, LLC rffnt nbnEdited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis Community Briefs

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8 Immokalee Bulletin November 22, 2018 We are a Medicaid plan based close to where you live and work. VividaHealth.com Local doctors in charge of your care. Friendly, helpful customer service. Caring support network. FHP enforcement will include extra troopers patrolling from November 20-25 TALLAHASSEE The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is helping to ensure all motor ists Arrive Alive this Thanksgiving holiday by reminding them to buckle up before they hit the road. During the 2017 Thanks giving holiday period, law enforcement agencies statewide worked 10,659 crashes. Tragically, 105 people lost their lives, and 19 of those individuals were not wearing seatbelts. FHP troopers and law enforcement ofcers across the state are spending the holiday away from their families to keep Floridians safe, said Terry L. Rhodes. As you travel, the greatest thanks you can give for their service is to buckle up at all times and always drive safe. Millions of Floridians and visitors will travel throughout Florida over the Thanks giving holiday, leading to higher volumes of trafc on roadways. From November 20 to 25, all available FHP troopers, along with FHP reserve and auxiliary members, will be patrolling the roads to help ensure safe travel. The Florida Highway Patrol remains committed to serving the residents and visitors of Florida and ensuring trafc safe ty on our roads this holiday season, said Colonel Gene S. Spaulding, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol. Whether you are traveling locally or across the state, it is im perative to buckle all seatbelts every time to ensure you Arrive Alive to your destina tion. This Thanksgiving, motorists are also reminded to obey all speed limits and ad just speed accordingly as trafc congestion and weather conditions may require driv ing more slowly. Motorists should always keep their eyes on the road, hands on the wheel and mind on driving. The public is encouraged to report impaired or aggressive drivers by dialing *FHP (*347). Also, remember to check trafc conditions before leaving for a trip and allow sufcient time to arrive at your destination safely. For real time trafc con ditions and additional travel information, visit: https://www.hsmv.gov/fhp/trafc/ live_trafc_feed.html. For more informa tion and safety tips for holiday travel, visit: https://www.hsmv.gov/HolidayTravel. Buckle up to arrive alive this Thanksgiving The Florida Forest Service and Universi ty of Florida Cooperative Extension Service will be conducting a Certied Pile Burners Course on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. This course will show you how to burn piles legally, safely and efciently. Most impor tantly, it could save a life. If you burn piles regularly, dont put off registering for this training. When the weather is dry, certied pile burners will receive priority for autho rization to burn. Also, certied pile burners are allowed to burn up to two hours longer per day and get multiple day authorizations. Dont wait. The number of trainings offered and attendance at each training is LIMITED. This training will be held from 8:30 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee, Florida. Included are a registration form and pro gram agenda. Registration is required to attend and class size is limited. To attend please send the following information: 1. Your full name (as wanted on your pile burning certicate). 2. Your mailing address (where you want the certicate mailed). 3. Your Florida Forest Service Customer Number (It is the number that you are re quired to give the FFS when you call in for your burn permits. If you do not know it please call the local FFS ofce and ask them to create one for you). 4. Your email address (if you have one) and/or contact phone number. 5. A check made out to: Hendry County 4-H for $50.00. The rst fty individuals to provide these ve requirements will be registered; there will be a 7 day non refundable fee limit. If you do not make the training and did not contact our ofce at least one week before the class, you will not receive a refund. There will be a test at the end of the session. You must receive a grade of 70 percent or higher on the exam and demonstrate a proper pile burn with your local FFS ofce to become certied. Once you are certied it will be noted with your customer number, thus it is important for us to have the proper number. If you do not have a customer number the FFS ofce will set one up for you. For Questions Contact: Dr. Mongi Zekri at maz@u.edu or 239-595-5494 Certied Pile Burners Course