Vol. 43 No. 42
Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Biofuel: Area's future energy? | I .
By Patty Brant
Biofuel is more than just a buzz
word. It represents the hope of
energy efficiency and energy inde-
pendence for the future.
LaBelle farmer Bill Vasden, Jr.
has a vision for the future that goes
beyond his family's holdings. He
sees a Southwest Florida that has
grown comfortably into an eco-
nomic future built on renewable
He sees farm families that have
taken the idea of renewable energy
crops to heart, forming the base for
a strong nation as well as healthy
He has taken upon himself the
task of spreading the word among
his colleagues, converting them to
"the faith" he and many others in-
cluding scientists and economists
- believe will pave the way to a bet-
At a workshop at his Church
Road feedstock farm last month,
Bill told a large group that his mo-
tive is to build the American econ-
omy and to secure a good, renew-
able energy supply as well as food
source for the nation.
Bill has turned his farm into a
research station of his own, grow-
ing specialized crops like kenaf
and camelina crops he hopes
will become common to farmers
throughout the area. They can bal-
ance the flow of power more easily
because, unlike sources like solar
energy, they can produce a con-
Preaching to his crowd, Bill
explained that biofuel will have
a ready market in aviation. In ad-
dition to airports, the military is
extremely interested in cheap, re-
newable jet fuel.
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Bill Vasden, Jr., calls himself a "reluctant leader" in Southwest
Florida's fledgling biofuel industry.
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More than 200 local people gathered including staff and vol-
unteers from the Shelter for Abused Women and Children in
Immokalee to promote Peace within the Home recognizing Do-
mestic Abuse Awareness Month in October.
Hundreds gather in
'March for Peace at Home'
The Children's Fair, Vigil, and
Peace March was held on Tuesday
Oct. 26, with over 200 people par-
ticipating in this year's event.
The Shelter would like to give a
special thank you to the Co-Spon-
sor Collier Parks and Recreation
Immokalee Sports Complex.
This year's theme was "Peace
at Home." Organizers of the event
would like to thank all the par-
ticipating agencies that partnered
with this year's event including:
Collier County Parks and Recre-
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The annual Immoka-
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My Hero" event will
be held on Tuesday,
Nov. 9, from 11 a.m.
until 1:30 p.m. at the
Naples Sailing and
Yacht Club. It will be a
festive luncheon fea-
turing special guest,
Lois Thome, WINK-
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"Eye on Education"
anchor. Also included
will be a chance to bid at the Live Auction and win fabulous
prizes including a 42' Catalina Sailboat Sunset Cruise in the
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kind piece of jewelry custom made for the Heroes of IHFS by
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forward to seeing you there!
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He told them, "It's happening across na-
tion. People are working in garages, devel-
oping new ideas." He encouraged them to
"step up to the challenge," so Southwest
Florida will be among the innovators in the
Bill showed off his crop of kenaf a rela-
tive of the hibiscus plant with white and red
blooms that resemble those flowers. The
leaf is very similar to a cannabis plant. Kenaf
is harvested in 90 days. Bill's current crop
will be ready in less than 30 days. It will be
cut, baled and the chips used for fuel.
He said he will rotate the kenaf with cam-
elina, which can be harvested twice yearly.
That means Florida is in the unique posi-
tion of being able to provide these sources
all year round. He said Florida will need big
feedstock farms to provide enough biomass
Now is the time to get started, he told his
audience. He predicted the market will be
ready in just five years.
He said at this time, Florida has ten mil-
lion acres in grazing land. Unbelievably,
there are two million acres of invasive spe-
cies called a "cash crop" because the state
pays to get rid of it. That in itself is a waste,
he said, because Brazilian Pepper can be
used to make paper and meleleuca can be
used for fuel.
The state also has 550,000 acres in cit-
rus. He does not advocate uprooting citrus
to plant fuel producing crops. He said citrus
can easily coexist with biofuel plants be-
tween citrus rows.
However, answering those concerns are
all part of the larger process.
Bill advocates clearing damaged, disease
citrus and planting camelina to replace
them. He said growers should keep the
healthy citrus and plant camelina between
the citrus rows.
He is adamant about not giving up on cit-
rus and vegetable crops. He just feels that
biofuel crops can augment food crops to ev-
The state's 900,000 acres in sugar cane
can also be a source of biomass for energy.
Crops like kenaf and camelina can make
farms fuel independent, since they can be
grown, harvested and at least some of it pro-
cessed into fuel on site for use on the farm.
Seed cake from some crops can be used
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as animal Ieed as well.
Farmers can focus on crops that are both
rain and drought tolerant, that can also deal
with colder nights.
Camelina can help position Florida in the
forefront of the biofuel industry. Although it
is also grown out West, it can only be grown
there in the summer time. Southwest Florida
can produce two crops annually during the
There is much to be done before the
market is ready for these new biofuels. For
instance, standards for biofuel have yet to be
Farmers need to know who will be their
end consumer in advance before they can
commit in a large way to growing these
Florida Gulf Coast Innovation Hub, 241-
acre private and public partnership research
park, is located next to Southwest Florida
International Airport. The park will be an-
other piece of the biofuel puzzle here in
Southwest Florida. It is envisioned as a focal
point for studies in types of renewable en-
ergy sources, including solar, wind, biotech
and green technologies.
Rich Galvano, principal of Galvano Devel-
opment, attended the workshop.
The hub will have easy access for trans-
Currently, they are working on the chal-
lenge of making the hub energy self-reliant.
It wouldn't do to have a facility dedicated to
renewable energy plugged in to the electric
Companies located on the hub will turn
biomass into jet fuel, diesel, ethanol, wind
and solar energy.
To be sure, there are questions from envi-
ronmentalists about these crops that include
water issues like amounts necessary and
quality, along with fertilizer use.
Bill Vasden is confident that Southwest
Florida can build a big biofuel industry and
continue its farming traditions at same time.
"There a lot of 'I-don't-knows,'" he said
about the future of biofuel, farming and the
economy, "but it's up to us," he told the
group, "It's up to ag."
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Bill Vasden, Jr. has 250,000 acres in kenaf. This is his third planting of the prom-
ising biofuel crop. Kenaf is related to the hibiscus plant with flowers resembling
those common Florida ornamentals. Leaves look similar to cannabis leaves.
When the crop is harvested, it is baled and the chips used to produce power.
Art Auction to help upcoming Cultural Fest
An "Evening of Color and a very special
art auction will be held this evening at the
Seminole Casino, Immokalee, 506 South
First Street. A preview of the artworks to
be auctions will begin at 6 p.m. with the
auction to begin at 7 p.m. Join us for a fun
evening featuring appetizers and an ar-
ray of international wines. There will be
a viewing of a stunning collection of in-
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action (Immokalee Sports Complex), C'mon
(Children's Museum of Naples), Celebration
of Cultures (CRA), Habitat for Humanity,
Collier County Code Enforcement, Church
of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints, Legal
Aid of Collier County, Healthy Families Col-
lier, David Lawrence Center, Pace Center for
Girls, Head Start Pre-k, Farm Worker Jobs
and Education, iTech Center, FGCU Volun-
teers, RCMA, Jumpstart Program, Mrs. US
Globe, Florida Farm Workers Association,
Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, Di-
vision of Forestry, Collier County Sherriff's
Office, Immokalee Fire Department, The Ca-
reer and Service Center of SWF, Children's
News Editor: Patty Brant
Community News Editor: Dee Hamilton
Advertising Director: Judy Kasten
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Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee
Publisher: Tom Byrd
Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken
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And the following Candlelight Vigil speak-
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Cookie Coleman (DCF), Eduardo Reyes
(CIW), Captain Chris Roberts (CCSO).
The Shelter for Abused Women & Chil-
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following organizations and persons who
supported and contributed to our successful
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March including: American Farms, Ameri-
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Letters to the Editor
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Emergency vehicles respond to a three vehicle crash last week. The victims,
one from each vehicle, were transported to area medical facilities for only minor
On Ghandi and religion
I heard in a church on a Sunday that peo-
ple have been led astray by people such as
Mahatma Ghandi, who was a Hindu.
Mahatma Ghandi has been one of the he-
roes of my lifetime. He said in an interview
in New York City in 1947 that: yes he was a
Hindu, and he was also a Christian, and he
was also a Muslim.
In the same interview he showed that he
had a sense of humor when he was asked
about how he felt about our system of Capi-
Crash results in minor injuries News in Brief
A three vehicle crash resulted in only mi-
nor injuries Oct. 27, with three victims trans-
ported to area hospitals.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol,
a 2006 Dodge truck was stopped at the flash-
ing red light at the intersection of S.R. 29 and
S.R. 82. The vehicle, driven by 67-year-old
Cecil T. Prashad of LeHigh Acres, was in the
left turning lane, facing east on SR 82 at S.R.
A 2003 Dodge Truck, driven by 46-year-
old Deborah J. Platt of Felda, was headed
south on S.R. 29 approaching a flashing yel-
low signal at S.R. 82.
The third vehicle, a 2002 Ford truck, driv-
en by 28-year-old Maria Garcia of Immoka-
lee, was also headed south on S.R. 29 direct-
ly behind the Platt vehicle.
The Prashad vehicle entered the intersec-
tion and attempted to make a left turn North
onto S.R. 29 in front of the Platt vehicle
The left front of the Prashad vehicle struck
the right front of the Platt vehicle causing the
Prashad vehicle to spin clockwise. It came to
a rest in the center of the intersection facing
The Platt vehicle spun counter clockwise
and traveled in a southeastern direction, en-
tered the east grass shoulder and came to a
rest facing southeast.
Ms. Garcia took evasive action and
steered toward the right entering the west
grass shoulder. Her vehicle's left side side-
swiped a traffic sign before coming to rest
As a result of the crash, Cecil T. Prashad,
and Jasoda Prashad, 63, were taken to Lee
Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
Deborah J. Platt was taken to North Col-
lier Hospital, also with minor injuries.
Maria Garcia suffered no injuries.
FHP reports that Ms. Prashd was charged
with failing to obey a flashing red traffic sig-
Weather forecast for Collier County from
the National Weather Service
Thursday: A 50 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy,
with a high near 85. South wind between 3
and 8 mph.
Thursday night: A chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a
low around 61. West wind around 5 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers.
Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Northwest
wind between 6 and 10 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low
around 54. North wind between 8 and 10
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 72.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a
low around 53.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 75.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 77.
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Collier County Sheriff's Office Minority
Affairs Task Force meeting will be held on
Thursday, Nov. 4, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the
One Stop, 750 S. 1st St., Immokalee. T For
more information, contact CCSO's Minority
and Ethnic Affairs Unit at 239-252-0736.
Local shelter office
in need of volunteers
The Shelter for Abused Women & Chil-
dren's Immokalee Outreach Office is seek-
ing volunteers to assist with the Resource
Library and childcare. For more information
on volunteer opportunities with The Shelter,
please call 239.775.3862, ext. 235.
talism. He responded, "I think it's a great
idea, I think you should try it some time."
Ghandi read the Holy Bible three times
from cover to cover during his lifetime.
In an interview I think he gave a very
important message to us, as the Christian
Church that if we are unable to fulfill what
was preached to us on the Sermon of the
Mount, that we would not be successful as a
I believe that Mahatma Ghanda was holy
man and he should not be made unholy in
the yes of men.
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Immokalee Bulletin November 4, 2010
School Psychology Week
Edison State College Collier Campus, in
partnership with the Immokalee Technical
Center (iTECH), has announced its spring
registration and class schedule. The part-
nership began in the fall of 2009, with two
courses offered at the iTECH Collegiate
Center, and has since grown to four cours-
es with the potential to serve up to 100
students. Registration for degree-seeking
students began Oct. 25. Open registration
for all students begins Nov. 15. Spring 2011
classes begin Jan. 10, 2011 and will be held
on the iTECH campus.
"The Edison State College courses of-
fered at the iTECH Collegiate Center can
lead to an Associate or Bachelor degree
from Edison State College," said Dr. Jef-
frey Allbritten, Collier Campus President.
"By offering classes within the Immokalee
community, we continue to encourage
high school students and area adults to
take advantage of advanced educational
Students may choose to take any or all
of the following courses: Composition II,
Human Growth & Development, U.S. His-
tory, and College Success Skills. There are
no fees or tuition required for high school
students who dual enroll. Dual Enrollment
can be arranged through the Immokalee
High School guidance department. Inter-
ested adults pay registration and tuition
fees set by Edison State College.
Registration is available online at www.
edison.edu or in person at the Collier Coun-
ty campus by Jan. 7, 2011 in order to avoid
late registration fees. The Edison State Col-
lege Collier Campus, 7007 Lely Cultural
Parkway, is located off Collier Boulevard,
three miles north of Tamiami Trail East.
District unveils new TV show
promoted throughout district By JoeLandon
Collier County District Schools
The week of Monday, Nov. 8, through
Friday, Nov. 12, is designated School Psy-
chology Week. This year's theme, "Today
is a good day to... SHINE!" focuses on the
work school psychologists do to promote
students' academic and personal success.
Several activities are planned during School
Psychology Awareness Week to promote
the work of the district's 23 full-time school
psychologists including writing articles for
school newsletters, hosting coffee/tea, and
giving out hugs and kisses (Hershey's kiss-
es). In addition, some psychologists will be
teaming with their schools to take part in the
National Association of School Psychologists
Gratitude Works program.
In the School District of Collier County,
all schools provide psychological services
to help students succeed academically, so-
cially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School
Psychologists collaborate with educators,
parents, and other professionals to cre-
ate supportive learning environments that
strengthen connections between home,
school, and the community.
Most families encounter school psychol-
ogists in the course of gifted assessments or
in helping to identify and overcome learn-
ing/behavior problems that interfere with
school success. The district's Psychology
Department also includes specialists in au-
tism assessment, threat assessment, neu-
ropsychology, applied behavior analysis, as-
sessment of students with sensory loss and
impairments, linguistically and culturally
diverse students, and early childhood/pre-k
School Psychologists help improve stu-
dent outcomes by: Serving on teams that
plan and evaluate student learning and be-
havioral interventions; Assisting schools in
collecting and analyzing data to monitor
students responses to those interventions;
Providing individual and group counseling;
Providing consultation with families to assist
with parenting and to enhance home-school
School Psychologists have extensive
training in psychology, and typically hold
graduate degrees along with state and na-
To learn more, please contact School
Psychologist Dr. Phyllis Walters at: 239-377-
News in Brief
Head Start program opens
RCMA will open its Migrant Head Start
Centers on Nov. 15, for children with or
without disabilities of migrant families, ages
6 weeks to 5 years. Applicants must produce
Check stubs, birth certificates, immuniza-
tion and physical, Medicaid and proof of
migrant status. Enrollment starts on Nov. 4,
9, and 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 7
p.m. Registration takes place at any one of
three locations including Farm Workers Vil-
lage "C" 2225 Chadwick Circle 239-658-3625
or 239-658-3696. RcDe Infant 402 W Main
Street, Bldg B, 239-658-3597 or 239-658-
3598. Immokalee Community Mental Health
Services 123 North 4th Street, 239-658-3537
Flu shots offered
The Collier County Health Department -
Immokalee Branch, is currently offering sea-
sonal flu vaccine for anyone over 6 months
of age. Flu vaccine is free of charge for chil-
dren and $25 or less for adults. Other vac-
cines are also available for adults 19-64 years
of age, free of charge. Clinic hours are Mon-
day through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
You'll have a direct line, basically, to the
Superintendent, two of our high school prin-
cipals (from Golden Gate and Lely), two of
their involved parents, and a couple of high
school teachers (from Barron Collier and
Gulf Coast), during a new hour-long live TV
show debuting at 5 o'clock on Tuesday after-
noon on The Education Channel, Comcast
cable 99. It's called Education Exchange,
and it'll be just that -an exchange of opin-
ions and viewpoints regarding the hot topics
being dealt with by our schools today. You're
welcome to chime in and join the conversa-
tion at any time during the live show. Just
call 239-377-9999. And your e-mail questions
are welcomed in advance at EE@collier.k 12.
fl.us. Each show will focus on a different tier
level -elementary, middle and high -begin-
ning with high school since there's much
to talk about thanks to sweeping changes
taking place because of Senate Bill 4, then
there's the new attendance policy, and a
bunch more. So we hope to hear from you
Tuesday between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. at 239-
A few weeks ago we told you about Na-
tional School Breakfast Week and then Na-
tional School Lunch Week. I like numbers,
and these kinds of observances give us the
chance to share some. National School Bus
Safety Week offers another opportunity.
Thought you'd like to know that our bus
.,rict Schoo1 27,000 miles
per day, or
T -_ year, driving
Along 266 bus
/ taking 19,500
students to and
Colli C from school
each day. The
U.S. Department of Transportation tells us
that riding a school bus is the safest mode
of transportation to and from school. And
as we drive, you and I can help to keep it
that way by stopping when the red lights are
flashing on a school bus. It's the law! "Stop
on Red, Kids Ahead" is the theme of the spe-
The month just ended was Domestic Vio-
lence Awareness Month. Collier County's
Shelter for Abused Women & Children does
good work. They were there for all of us last
year when we lost three of our students as
the result of the Damas family murders. And
more numbers: this past school year, the
Shelter reached 4,300 students with more
than 200 in-school presentations.
Their "Hands are for Helping, Not Hitting"
prevention program is great for our Kinder-
garteners; and the Shelter has an excellent
middle and high school program focused on
healthy relationships, gender roles, and date
rape. We certainly appreciate the Shelter's
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November 4, 2010
November 4, 2010 Immokalee Bulletin
Pinecrest Elementary kids
welcome visitors from France
Pinecrest Elementary School (PCR) re-
cently welcomed two visitors who had trav-
eled more than 4500 miles, to come spend a
day at the school. Jean-Pierre Fouasnon and
Nelly Crespel from Paris, France, friends of
PCR art teacher Keith Barber, spent a day in-
teracting with students on the PCR campus,
located at 313 9th Street S., in Immokalee.
In preparation for their visit Barber taught
students a few French words. They also
learned a little about France's culture, geog-
raphy, and history through art projects based
on the work of French artists and other art-
ists who spent time in France.
Students made impressionistic paintings
like Monet, collages in the style of Matisse,
prehistoric cave paintings from the Lascaux
region of southern France, and a model of
the Eiffel Tower, to name a few of the proj-
When Jean-Pierre and Nelly were at PCR
they were in for a full day of activities. They
learned how to make Sumi-e paintings (a
Japanese style) with Mirinda Turner's 3rd
grade class; interacted with Dylan Opper
and Alicia Herrera's 4th grade students in
physical education; read the book Mad-
eline to Sarah Neklewiz's 3rd grade class,
Kasandra Gallegos' 1st grade students, and
Danielle Salek's Pre-Kindergarten students.
They also had a question-and-answer time
with the students about life in France, and
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Pinecrest
Pinecrest Elementary students enjoy
a day of culture sharing with visitors
Jean-Pierre Fouasnon and Nelly Cres-
pel from Paris, France.
since Jean-Pierre works for an aerospace
company in Paris, they worked with a 5th
grade class on rocket propulsion, in Carlene
Grossi's science lab. To top off the day, mu-
sic teacher, Austin Gomez taught Elissa Het-
rick's 1st grade students a French song that
they sang for Nelly and Jean-Pierre.
To learn more, please contact Keith Bar-
ber at 239-377-8000.
PACE girls just say 'No to drugs'
Last week symbolized Red Ribbon
Week, a National effort to bring about
awareness of drug, tobacco and alcohol
use and abuse. These substances are all
too familiar to children in Collier County,
especially at PACE Center for Girls.
Over forty staff and girls from PACE Col-
lier took to the street last Thursday morn-
ing despite the fog and light rain to spread
the word in Immokalee about saying no to
drugs. Girls handed out anti-drug ribbons,
pencils and key chains to people on the
city streets. Accompanied by local Collier
Sheriffs, the message rang out loud and
clear "Just say NO to drugs!"
According to statistics, over 20 percent
of girls enrolled in the PACE Collier pro-
gram admitted suffering from substance
abuse. An astonishing 19 percent reported
Marianne Kearns, Executive Director of
PACE Collier stated, "It is a very important
part of the program we offer the girls. We
give them the strength and knowledge to
make informed decisions about keeping
drugs and alcohol out of their lives and the
lives of people they care for. Helping girls
who suffer from some form of substance
abuse find the professional help and sup-
port is a high priority for the counselors
and staff at the center. This was a fun way
to address these issues and try to really
make a difference, not only in the lives of
our girls, but the community as well."
The PACE Center for Girls, Collier at
Immokalee is a community-based, gender-
responsive prevention and academic pro-
gram that provides girls and young women
with an opportunity for a better future
through education, counseling, training
For more information about PACE Cen-
ter for Girls and how you can help make a
difference in these girls' lives, please con-
tact Marianne Kearns at 239-377-9860 or
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/PACE
PACE girls, Maggie and Jessica joined
others from the PACE Center for Girls
spreading the news to others to, 'Just
Say NO to drugs!"
General Medical Care For All Ages .
NOW ACCEPTING THE FOLLOWING MEDICAL INSURANCES:
United Health Care PPO Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida PPO
SCigna PPO Aetna PPO Some Beech Street PPO
SSeminole Tribe of Florida Employee Health Plan
(ONLY for months to 16 years old assigned)
Physicals for Immigration College DOT Day Care Crew leader
SSchool Pre-employment Drug Screens
OUR REGULAR OFFICE HOURS ARE:
Saturday 9:00am- I 2:00pm
By appointment only
1501-B 6th Avenue, Immokalee, Florida 34142
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Sat., 11/06, 8am til 1pm.
Waterways is located on
the corner of Immokalee
Rd. and Oil Well Rd.
The Gates Will Be Open
from 8am until 1pm
Time to clean out the
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garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
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For more listings,
for 47 unit
new farm labor rental
housing community in
Immokalee. Must have
basic office skills and
Salary plus benefits.
Send resume to:
P 0 Box 10293
Clearwater, FL 33757
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in today's competi-
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helps you understand
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No wonder newspaper
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For more listings,
will never accept any ad-
vertisement that is illegal
or considered fraudulent.
In all cases of ques-
tionable value, such as
promises of guaranteed
income from work-at-
home 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 ad-
vise that before respond-
ing or sending money
ahead of time, you check
with the Better Business
Bureau at 772-878-2010
for previous complaints.
Some 800 and 900 tele-
phone numbers may re-
quire 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 number out of
your area, use caution.
For more listings,
LARGE 1 Bdrm. apt. for
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available to qualified
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Starting at $385
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Call (727) 443-3251
Provider and Employer
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For more information.
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neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
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invites you to come
home. Available now 1,
2, 3 & 4 bedroom rental
homes, starting as low
as $425.00. Call us
or stop by at 1800
Farm Worker Way.
Your next job could be
in today's classified.
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verticals, laundry on premises.
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For more listings,
RCMA Board Nominating Com-
mittee Conference Call
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
The RCMA Board of Directors'
Nominating Committee will convene
via Conference Call on Tuesday, No-
vember 9, from 2:30 3:30 pm.
Any member of the public interested
in this public meeting should contact
Judy Brill, Executive Assistant at
(239) 658-3560 or via email at
y rcma.org to obtain the call-in
number and pass code.
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in today's paper. Have
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Reading a newspaper leads
you to the best products
No wonder newspaper
readers earn more money!
NOTICE OF MEETING
There will be an Annual Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for the Im-
mokalee Water & Sewer District on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 6:30
Prn P.:.na in Havana Ristorante, 1025 W. Main Street, Immokalee,
Fl,.r, 5 "4 14'.
ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA
1. Call to Order
A. Pledge of Allegiance
B. Roll Call
C. Adoption of Agenda
D. Employee Recognlbon
1. Employee of the Month for September-Ricardo Salinas
2. Employee of the Year-Jessica Hernandez
E. Public Concerns
F. Staff Good Cause Items
G. Board Concerns
H. Old Business
I. New Business
3. Consent Agenda
A. Adoption of Minutes
1. October 20, 2010, Regular Meeting
B. Engineer's Report-AECOM
C. Director's Report
4. Action Agenda
A. Election of Officers
B. Amendment 2010 Fiscal Year Budget
5. Discussion Agenda
A. Attorney's Report
6. Other Public Interests
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IMMOKALEE WATER & SEWER DISTRICT
REQUEST FOR BIDS
The Immokalee Water & Sewer District at 1020 Sanitation Rd., Immokalee,
Florida 34142, will receive sealed bids until Wednesday, November 17, 2010
at 2:00 PM, when they will be opened and publicly read. The sealed bids
are being accepted for:
Sealed bids for purchase of obsolete equipment, vehicles and other prop
erty that has been removed from service and taken off of the books of
the District, in accordance with Florida Statutes Chapter 274 tangible
Complete specificabons or additional information may be obtained upon ap-
plication to Oona Reyna-Rodnguez, Administration Supervisor, 1020 Sanita-
bon Rd., Immokalee, FL 34142, phone (239) 658-3630; fax:
(239) 658-3634 or viewed on our website: www.iw-sd.com.
The items will be made available for examination and inspection on Novem-
ber 10, 2010. Please contact Derys Maldonado, Maintenance Supervisor at
(239) 867-3249, or (239) 658-3637, to make arrangements.
Bids will contain the following:
Full Name and address of bidder
Telephone number of bidder
Item # and description of item being bid on
Price being bid for item
The sealed bid procedure is in accordance with Florida Statutes Chapter 274
regarding disposal of tangible personal property. The Immokalee Water &
Sewer District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, or to
waive any bid informalities an to re-advertise for bids when deemed in the
best interest of the Immokalee Water & Sewer District.
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I Public Notice
Library launches live, online tutoring Homecoming Week Events
The Collier County Public Library (CCPL)
launched a new program today that offers
students of all ages live, one-to-one help
from certified tutors online. Any community
member with a library card can access the
new online services from the library or right
from home. Tutor.com includes live, one-
to-one tutoring, a real-time writing center
and 24/7 access to worksheets, videos and
tutorials in just about any subject through
the K-12 Student Center, College Center and
Adult Career Center. The service is com-
pletely free to anyone with a CCPL library
card the Smartest Card in Your Wallet. To
access this service, visit www.colliergov.net/
library and click on the Tutor.com button.
Students of all ages and job seekers can
find the help they need by simply visiting the
library's website and looking for the Tutor.
cor button. Tutor.com has a network of
over 2,000 certified tutors as well as career
specialists who are ready to help with just
about any question you may have. Here's
the type of help you can get in each center:
K K-12 Student Center: Students can get
help with homework, test preparation, skills
and concepts they are learning in class,
standardized test preparation and college
entrance exams. Subjects include math, sci-
ence, social studies and English.
College Center: Along with subject-
specific help, students can prepare for the
GED, get resume help or prepare for gradu-
ate school entrance exams.
Adult Career Center: Adults going back
to school can get subject-specific help, pre-
pare for the GED, get resume help or pre-
pare for the citizenship exam.
Each center also includes real-time writ-
ing assistance from English tutors or career
specialists for adults working on resumes.
Students and job seekers get immediate
feedback, writing tips and strategies as well
as proofreading. Need help at midnight?
No problem. Each center includes 24/7 ac-
cess to thousands of resources including
study guides, worksheets, videos and more
in math, science, social studies, English, re-
sume writing, GED prep, citizenship exam
prep and more.
"Offering Tutor.com to students of all
ages gives them one more tool to help them
in their learning process," said Library Direc-
tor Marilyn Matthes. "We at Collier County
Public Library are very pleased to be able to
offer this service to our library users."
For more information visit us online at
The Collier County Planning Com-
mission will meet Thursday, Nov. 4, at 8:30
a.m. in the Board of County Commissioners
chambers, third floor, Collier County Gov-
ernment Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail East,
The Collier County Affordable Housing
Advisory Subcommittee will meet Friday,
Nov. 5, at 9 a.m. in the conference room of
the Health Department located on the Col-
lier Government Campus, Suite 206 at 3339
Tamiami Trail East, Naples, Florida 34112-
IHS Cross Country
Post Season activities
SupportYour Immokalee High School
Cross Country Team as they prepare for
their post season
championships. They have been
working hard all season and are excited
about competing with some of the best
competition in the state. Both the girls
and boys teams have the potential for
great success, but we need your sup-
port. It would be great to see you at
some of the following meets.
District Championships- Friday, Nov.
5, Start Time- 9 a.m. at Estero Park (Es-
Regional Championships Friday,
Nov. 12, Start Time- 9 a.m. at Estero Park
State Championship Saturday Nov.
20, Start time- 9:05 a.m. at Little Ever-
glades Ranch in Dade City.
Please note that the Regional and
State meet are based on team or indi-
Please contact Hugo Gijon at 239-
273-3171, email@example.com or
Ismael Galicia at 239-537-4929
The Collier County Board of County
Commissioners will meet Tuesday, Nov. 9, at
8:30 a.m. in the Board of County Commis-
sioners chambers, third floor, Collier County
Government Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail
BUSINESS & SERVICE
Activities for Immokalee High School Spirit
Thursday, Nov. 4 "Indians Rock"
Wear rock star outfits, wigs, bling, clothes, make-up, hairstyle (stu-
S dent must have three items to count for competition).
Friday, Nov. 5 School Spirit (Red & White)/Pep Rally
Extra point will be given for wearing the homecoming t-shirt!
Monday, Nov. 8 "Black out the Crusaders"
Students need to wear all black!
Tuesday, Nov. 9- "Teamwork"
Students need to wear a j. .-. ,, -1 ,r that represents a sport or club
Wednesday Nov. 10 "Color us Victorious!" Class Colors (Students
need to wear their class color) Faculty will wear Tie Dye!
9th-Pink; 10th Purple; 11th Blue; 12th Black
Wednesday, Nov. 10 Homecoming Skits (TBA)
Thursday, Nov. 4 Powder Puff Football Preliminary Games 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 10 Indian Insanity 5:30 p.m.
Powder Puff Finals
Important Dates: Boards Due Nov. 4 Lunch; Tabs Due Nov. 9 Lunch
'Rebuilding Your Credit Workshop' offered
Concerned About Your Credit? Come
to the Rebuilding Your Credit Workshop
workshop offered on Thursday, Nov. 4, 5:30
to 7 p.m., Immokalee Public Library, 417
North First Street. Credit scores are used
more and more by landlords, insurance
companies, lenders, and even employers
when hiring new employees. Learn how
your credit score is calculated and what
affects it. Learn how to dispute incorrect
items and repair negative ones. There is
no charge for the workshop. If you would
like to have your credit report pulled and
reviewed at the end of the workshop, there
is a $15 credit assessment fee for an indi-
vidual report or a $30 fee for a joint report.
Please call Lillie Flores at 239-658-3325 to
register for the workshop or for more in-
formation. The workshop is sponsored
by: Empowerment Alliance of Southwest
Florida Collier County Housing, Human &
Veteran Services Department.
Coaches Players Snorts Fans
From Baseball to Basketball, Football to Hockey, Soccer to Swimming,
Cheerleading to Taekwondo if you offer or participate in a youth or recreational
sport/activity contact us today to join the Eastern Collier County SportsNetwork
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