Immokalee bulletin
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Title: Immokalee bulletin
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Language: English
Publisher: Independent Newspapers of Florida
Place of Publication: LaBelle, FL
Publication Date: 06-07-2012
Frequency: weekly (published on thursday)
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Thursday, June 7, 2012 V ol. 45 No. 23 are eligible for meals at no charge, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. The programs are only approved for geographical areas of need where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced-price meals during the school year. Summer feeding sites that are located at schools provide meals to all children in the immediate vicinity in addition to those enrolled in summer school. The following sites will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program Cold meals (Breakfast and Lunch) will be available ve days a week (Monday through Friday) at the following sites Immokalee Community Park Immokalee South Park Highlands Elementary Village Oaks Elementary CCPS Summer feeding sites Big Cypress Elementary will serve hot meals four days a week from June 18 July 26 from 8:10 Summer meals program kicks offThe Collier County Parks and Recreation Department will provide nutritionally balanced meals to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All children 18 years old and younger, if open site, by Phillip H. KeyesOn a warm Saturday afternoon in early June 94-year-old Brother Kenneth D. Glidden and his wife Betty hosted a delegation of Southwest Florida Masons in their Naples, Florida, home. The occasion was to commemorate Brother Glidden's 70th year as a Mason. Appropriately, he was given a gold lapel pin by the Grand Lodge of Florida and a framed certi cate. The presentation was made by R.W. Ed Lanham, II, District Deputy Grand Master of the 29th Masonic District. In addition to Mrs. Glidden, a daughter, granddaughter and grandson, along with ve Brothers from LaBelle Lodge #379 Ray Navor, Master Pro-tem, Secretary Jerry Hubbard, Chaplain Herb Hollenbeck, and Brother Phillip Keyes. Accompanying R.W. Lanham was Fred Wright, secretary of the Fort Myers Beach Lodge. Over a light luncheon, Brother Glidden amazed everyone with his wit and humor. "It wasn't hard for me to get to 70 years," he told R.W. Lanham, "all I had to do was wait." Brother Glidden easily recalled being initiated on July 19, 1941, just after his 23rd birthday. On November 8 that year he was Passed and was already beginning ight training in the Army Air Corps. Less than a month later the U.S. declared war on Japan following the attack on Pearl Harbor. He became a MM on April 11, 1942. His military service was spent stateside as a bombardier instructor due to his poor health and an ulcer. After the war he returned to a career as a farmer and became a husband to Betty. The farming venture, in partnership with his brother, expanded in his native Indiana and in the early 1950s moved to the South Florida farming community of Immokalee Masons honor long time member Submitted photoCharity Basketball Team PlayersMore photos on Page 4. See Food — Page 2 See Masons — Page 2 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Inside... Letters to the editor ...Page 3 Sports: A thletic Group, Tennis, Little League ...Page 5 iTECH pinning ceremony ...Page 7 Housing Authority Literacy ...Page 2


and later included an area north of Naples. “I probably cleared the land where this house is now located,” he said. “I was out in this area one day and a man drove up and said he wanted to build houses out here.” Brother Glidden demitted his Masonic membership from Indiana to Immokalee in 1953 and sat in all but the Master’s chair. The year he was to become Worship Master, the ulcer once again emerged, forcing him to decline the nomination. He continued being active in Immokalee and in 1994 moved his membership to LaBelle 379 when it and Immokalee merged. “Becoming a Master Mason was a very important step in my early life and Masonic teachings have provided me with a good solid basis for all the key events in my life,” he said. “If I could give all the 21-year-old men in the country today some advice it would be to see k membership in the Masonic Fraternity. “One not only has to be a good guy to get started, you have to continue to be a good guy to stay.” 2 Immokalee Bulletin June 7, 2012Serving Immokalee Since 1969To 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.newszap.com/immokaleeTo 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 Thursdays publication. E-Mail: ibnews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone:(239) 657-6000 The deadline for all advertising is 4 p.m. on Friday for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classified AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 or to place it from home go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit newszap.com or email readerservices@newszap.com.StaffNews Editor: Patty Brant Community News Editor: Dee Hamilton Advertising Services Coordinator: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara CalfeePublisher: Tom ByrdExecutive Editor: Katrina ElskenOur PurposeƒThe 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 profit margins below industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ€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 conflicts of interest or potential conflicts 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. P P u b l i s h e d b y to 8:30 a.m. and lunch from 12:10 to 12:30 p.m.  Pinecrest Elementary will serve hot meals ve days a week from June 13 – Aug 3, from 8:10 to 830 a.m. and lunch from 12:10 to 12:30 p.m.  Lake Trafford Elementary will serve hot meals ve days a week from June 11– Aug 3, from 8:10 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch from 12:10 to 12:30 p.m.  Immokalee High School will serve hot meals ve days each week from June 11 – Aug 3, from 7:15 to 7:45 a.m. and lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. Parks and Recreation Sites  Immokalee Community Park 321 N. 1st Street, Immokalee will serve cold and hot meals ve days a week from June 11A ug 3 from 8:45 -9:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:45 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Immokalee South Park 418 School Dr., Immokalee will serve cold meals ve days a w eek from June 11-Aug 3 from 9:15-10 a.m. and lunch from 12:15-1 p.m.  Highlands Elementary, 1101 Lake Trafford, Immokalee, will serve cold meals ve days a week from June 11 – Aug 3 from 7:30-9 a.m. and lunch from noon-1 p.m.  Village Oaks Elementary, 1601 S.R. 29, Immokalee, will serve cold meals four days each week from June 25 – July 26 from 7:309:45 a.m. and lunch from noon-1 p.m. ** Immokalee Community Center will only receive Breakfast at this speci c location. Lunch will be available only at Immokalee High School for a hot meal ve days a week. To le a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Of ce of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free 866-632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339; or (800) 8456136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Submitted photoAT LEFT: Those celebrating Mr. Gliddon’s 70th year as a Mason included, from left: Jerry Hubbard, Greg Gunter, guest of honor Ken Gliddon, Ed Lanham, Ray Navor, Phil Keyes, Fred Wright and Herb Hollenbeck. MasonsContinued From Page 1 FoodContinued From Page 1 Collier County Housing Authority’s Family Literacy Academy of Immokalee received a $12,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The grant will be used to expand the Family Literacy Academy services 5 days a week for 30 families, by hiring 2 classroom assistants, purchasing bus passes for families in need of transportation, and providing 2 eld trips for Academy families. “We are excited to have received this grant and to be able to expand the family literacy services currently being provided. The program has seen tremendous success and made an impact on the levels of achievement the children reach what they enroll in school. So, we are thrilled with this opportunity to reach more families and children with this grant.” The Family Literacy Academy of Immokalee provides full-service family literacy to farm worker families with children birth to 5-years of age. The Academy is overseen and housed at Collier County Housing Authority’s Farm Workers Village in Immokalee. The Family Literacy Academy is structured to involve the family as a whole, thereby making long-term intergenerational changes in order to secure a healthy quality of life for the children and break the cycle of illiteracy. In 2006, the Family Literacy Academy was one of two academies chosen as a “Best Practices” family literacy program and was studied by the University of Florida. In 200708 the Family Literacy Academy became an “Expansion Academy” and doubled enrollment to 55 families. Over the past 9 years, the Family Literacy Academy of Immokalee has provided preschool education for over 300 children and English reading and writing education for over 260 parents. The Family Literacy Academy of Immokalee children develop English language and pre-reading skills that enable them to consistently perform at the top of their class once they enter the public school system. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants to organizations in communities served by Dollar General. The literac y grants support nonpro t organizations that provide literacy services such as adult basic education, GED preparation, English language acquisition or programs for youth who struggle with reading. For more information on the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and a complete list of grant recipients, visit www.dgliteracy.org. Housing Authority Family Literacy Academy receives $12k in grants


I am a member of one of the founding families of Immokalee from the 1880’s. My family has had businesses in Immokalee from the time w e arrived. I have been civically involved in my community for 30 years and I am presently the Chairperson of the Immokalee Fire Control District and the Immokalee Area Civic Association. I too have been reading the recent editorials in the Naples Daily News and the Immokalee Bulletin and I would like to share my observations and knowledge of the community. We have not been served well by Commissioner Coletta over the past 12 years not 8 years. The issue is not what he has done for Ave Maria, but what has he done for Immokalee. In 2007 there were plans and campaign promises made that Immokalee Road would be expanded to four-lanes. This plan was dropped and changed to a six-lane plan for Oil W ell Road, for the bene t of Ave Maria. Why? Mr. Coletta has been our commissioner since 2000. Why did he forget us and widen a road that would serve only one community? Immokalee Road is a very dangerous road w ith fatal accidents that happen on a frequent basis. This road could have served Corkscrew, A ve Maria and Immokalee better. Immokalee whose life blood is agriculture, which is seldom acknowledged for the value it brings to the area. Why weren’t we more important than a new subdivision? The cost of the Oil Well Road widening was not paid for by private developers. On April 26, 2005, the Board of Collier County Commissioners entered into a Developer Contribution A greement with Ave Maria Development, LLP. A s a part of this Agreement, the commission agreed to provide six lane improvements to Oil W ell Road. The Developer, Barron Collier Companies, agreed to donate a certain right-of-way. The County agreed to be responsible for mitigation fees. In February 24, 2009, The Commissioners voted to pay Barron Collier Companies $1,863,000 for Panther Habitat Units, even though this was for their development. The county then took the money out of the gas tax reserves to repay them. The agreement also obligates Collier County to reserve and prioritize all road impact fees from District 5 and adjoining Impact Fee Districts until such time the Impact Fess/COA Revenue exceeds $41.555 million or until October 1, 2016. Collier County received some of the funding from the 2009, $598 million Economic Stimulus money by President Obama. This appears that the tax payers of Collier County are paying for a majority of the developers’ developments. I am concerned about Immokalee not Ave Maria. They are not the issue. Arthrex is not the issue. Arthrex is a great company that provides several hundred jobs and compliments Collier County. We are lucky to have them. Are the thousands of people who live in Immokalee nobody? Where is the consideration of the thousands of homeowners and hundreds of businesses that have helped Immokalee and Collier County evolve into the 21st century? With the exception of Arrowhead, the only housing that has been put in Immokalee in the past 10 years is affordable housing, such as Habitat for Humanity (we have more than any town in the U.S.A.) and non-pro t companies that do not pay property taxes. Our “beauti cation” is paid by a Municipal Special Taxing District (MSTU) that is merely added to our tax bills. Very few businesses have built in Immokalee the last 10 years. We have gained a few and lost just as many. We are a Rural Area of Strategic Economic Concern (RASEC). The Immokalee Urban Area and the area within 5 miles surrounding it can receive federal and state funding, yet nothing is being done to help the tax base of Immokalee. The airport business development does not pay property taxes. In fact, there have been no new businesses at the airport and it operates at a de cit. It took us over 7 years to get the State Farmers Market built back and that was FEMA money. How is all this stimulating Immokalee’s economy? How is Commissioner Coletta helping Immokalee grow? If Commissioner Jim Coletta had really wanted to see Immokalee grow economically, he would have encouraged a four-lane road into Immokalee that would have bene ted several communities and the Immokalee Airport, not one. A four-lane road would have encouraged new businesses to our area. He would have aggressively lobbied to get the State Farmers Market rebuilt. His goal has appeared to get rid of “blighted” areas of Immokalee to clean up through code enforcement. No consideration has been given to Immokalee. We as the community of Immokalee need to step up and let our voices be heard, so that we can again be proud of our community. All of Coletta’s promises turned out to be empty promises. He has done nothing for the people of Immokalee, because he has been pre-occupied with spending millions in taxpayer money for the bene t of special interests and creating new developments. There were several issues in District 5 that needed attention before starting new projects. The recent proposed Immokalee Area Master Plan Amendment is nothing but a continuation of his plan to stomp out our rural agricultural community and replace it with subdivisions so the Land Barons can make billions in future pro ts. Pam Brown Editorial Rebuttal Re: CheckpointsJacob Carpenter, journalist for The Naples Daily News, wrote an article: ‘Collier Sheriff’s Checkpoints: Catching lawbreakers or targeting Hispanics?’ He points out that 16 of the 90 arrested since 2010 have been detained by U.S. Immigration Custom Enforcement (I.C.E.)., but he does not mention how many immigrants in total have been held as a result of the 287G Program. This is the main issue, in my opinion, not the checkpoints. When Sheriff Rombosk elects to empower his of ce to assist I.C.E., he is acting as a vigilante and taints the uniform of all Collier County deputies, including the school resource of cers. Another rami cation to this behavior falls to the grade school children of these immigrants because they are thinking these of cers are connected with those who removed their parents. The article quotes Manny Gonzales, chairman of the Collier County Hispanic Advisory Board, as he rebuffs the idea that the checkpoint creates a chilling effect on resident-deputy relations. It is unfortunate that Mr. Gonzales spoke on this issue before having all the facts. Let me state that I am not against enforcing the law, but when looking at this situation only from the law’s point of view, other essential issues, such as trauma to these children is ignored. There have been reports to me of their having dif culty sleeping or maintaining their grades in school due to this stress. If our history serves right, these children will one day right this wrong done to them because human rights supersedes human law. Dr. Juan Puerto ImmokaleeStamping out HungerWe appreciate the Immokalee Bulletin and WAFZ 92.1 for getting the word out to the residents of Immokalee about our “Stamp out Hunger” food drive. Thanks to the generosity of our Immokalee Postal Patrons we were able to send bags of non-perishable items to our food pantries here in Immokalee. On behalf of all of us here at the Post Ofce… Thank you! Immokalee Postal ServicesRe: Hispanic Affairs Advisory BoardAs leaders of Collier County organizations and congregations with sizable Hispanic constituencies, we write to express our concern over comments made to the Naples Daily News by Chairman Manny Gonzalez regarding Collier County Sheriff’s Of ce (CCSO) checkpoints (April 15, 2012, “Collier Sheriff’s Checkpoints: Catching Law-breakers or Targeting Hispanics?”). Mr. Gonzalez praised the checkpoints, which do not require probable cause for of cers to search vehicles and to demand identi cation of drivers, resulting in 16 deportations since 2010. Half of the county’s checkpoints have occured in Immokalee. From the article: “But Manny Gonzalez, chairman of the Collier County Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board, rebuffed the ide a that the checkpoints create a chilling effect on resident-deputy relations, saying “those people would never call the Sheriff’s Of ce in the rst place.” It is our position that CCSO should aim to foster an environment where everyone in our community feels comfortable reporting crime. We wish to convey to the Advisory Board that it is our observation that checkpoints, as well as CCSO collaboration with federal law enforcement via 287G and the Secure Communities programs, have further eroded trust between community members and local police, which is truly unfortunate. Sincerely, Barbara Mainster, Executive Director Redlands Christian Migrant Association; Lucas Benitez, co-director of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers Maureen T. Kelleher, Attorney at Legal Aid Service of Collier County; The Rev. Miguel Estrada, pastor at Mision Peniel of Beth-El Farmworke r Ministry Paul Midney, R.N., nurse at Collie r Health Services Adan Labra, area coordinator o f Farmworker Association of Florida HERE’S MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. Put your card in this space for six weeks for Only $90! 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Submitted photo The coaches and children who are enjoying tennis instruction at The Immokalee Foundation. During the last three years Jim and Sulbey Holt have brought tennis instruction to the children of Immokalee. The partnership w ith The Immokalee Foundation began w ith the Holts seeking volunteer opportunities with the organization; they wanted to reach out to the children in Immokalee. Tennis was the perfect match. They are members of the Pelican Marsh Tennis Club, and J im is assistant coach of the Gwynedd-Mercy College women’s tennis team in Gwynedd V alley, Penn. The Center Court Athletics program has grown from serving 20 students in grades three, four and ve in 2011 to 32 students in grades two through eight in 2012. The Holts enlisted the help of 23 coaches from Pelican Marsh Tennis Club who volunteered every Tuesday from January through the rst week of May. The Immokalee Foundation, coaches and the Holts also secured donations of tennis rackets, balls and miscellaneous equipment with the hope that the students w ill continue to play with family members or friends. “As volunteer coaches we are con dent of accomplishing our simple mission to enrich the lives of the children of Immokalee through tennis,” said Jim Holt. “We see it in their smiles, their spirit and their improvement. If this translates in some of the children continuing to play in high school or college, it’s icing on the cake; and yes, it would be wonderful!” The children were also treated as VIPs with front row seats at an exhibition match between the veteran Pelican Marsh ladies and the Gwynedd-Mercy women’s tennis team at the Pelican Marsh Tennis Center. Fifth-grader Sunshine McDonald said, “Tennis is so much fun, and the coaches are really nice and helpful.” Third-grader Gabriel Herrera also likes tennis, “I can’t wait until next year, and I am happy to have my very own tennis racket.” “We are very proud that all of the volunteer coaches and assistants are from the Pelican Marsh community,” added Holt. “Tennis director Pete Minarich and his staff guide us and support us 100 percent.” The Immokalee Foundation has a range of programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and career development, mentoring and tutoring, and opportunities for broadening experiences and life skills development. To learn more about volunteering as a mentor or for additional information, call 239-430-9122 or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org. Enriching children’s lives through tennis at the Immokalee Foundation Nationwide Insurance comes to ImmokaleeNationwide Insurance has partnered with Bruce Hendry Insurance in Immokalee offering Auto, Business Insurance, Life Insurance, Workers Comp, Boat, Motorcycle, RV and more... Call or stop by for an One Your SideŽ review. 5 Immokalee Bulletin June 7, 2012 The Immokalee Little League Board of Directors would like to invite the players and their parents to the end of the season banquet. This Monday June 11, 2012, at 6 p.m. at the Little League park. We will be giving out trophies to the players, plus we will also be having hot dogs, hamburgers, fries and drinks for the players and their families. We would like to thank our group of volunteers and the players families for contributing their time to be there for their kids. We would also like to thank our sponsors for their contribution to the Immokalee Little League. Thanks again everyone for a wonderful season and we will be looking forward to next season. Immokalee Little League Board of DirectorsThe Immokalee Little League Board of Directors, will be taking nominations for consideration for any new board nembers for the 2012/2013 season. If any of you are interested, feel free to drop off your name and phone number to any of the board nembers on site at the banquet and we will be in contact. If you have any questions that need to be answered or concerns feel free to give us a call at any time. Little League end of year banquet


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Employment Full Time MACHINIST~ Full Time Perm ~Job Responsibilities: Sets up, calibrates and operates machining equipment including manual engine lathes, shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines, and heavy duty presses to assemble and or fabricate parts and complex assemblies.Job Requirements:• 3 + years conventional machining experience.• Ability to read and interpret speci cation manuals, blueprints, templates and layouts.• Ability to read caliper’s, micrometers and gauges.• Ability to grind tool bits.• Ability to work shifts and overtime as necessary.Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at: www.ussugar.com Set Up and CP Tech needed in the Service department at Everglades Farm Equipment in Immokalee. Quali ed applicants must have experience working with John Deere Equipment. Applications can be picked up at: 775 E Main Street, Immokalee or contact; Dave at 239-657-4413 for more information. Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full Time Employment Part Time NURSE MANAGER Immokalee Pregnancy Center is seeking a parttime Nurse Manager. The position will post till June 15. See www.partnerso pc.org for job description and application process. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent 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 check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Reading a newspaper makes you a more informed and interesting person.No wonder newspaper readers are more successful! 6 Immokalee Bulletin June 7, 2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Apartments Apartments


On Tuesday, June 12, starting at 6 p.m., an exciting event will happen in Immokalee – the graduation and pinning of the Fourth Practical Nursing class to have started and completed their entire nursing program at iTECH, Immokalee Technical Center! The seventeen graduate practical nurses began their journey at iTECH on April 5, 2011, in Immokalee. Their 1350 hours of post-secondary education has included studying pharmacology, nutrition, mental health, anatomy and physiology, and the nursing care of children and adults. The ceremony will take place at iTECH, located at 508 North 9th Street (in Immokalee). In addition to iTECH, the graduate nurses have learned at the Lehigh Health and Rehab Center, Imperial Health Center, Physicians’ Regional Medical Center Pine Ridge Road and Collier Boulevard, Childrens’ Medical Services, Caring Hearts, the Collier Health Services Clinics, and Collier County schools. While it has been very dif cult to balance school with family and work responsibilities, all seventeen are happy that they have worked hard and have learned a lot. The graduates are grateful to their instructor, Paulette Ramsey A. R.N.P. M.S., and local funding agencies and contributors such as IMCAA, Southwest Florida Works, the Coalition of Florida Farmworkers, the Seminole Tribe of Immokalee, Immokalee Chamber of Commerce, Edward Miller, Julie Soud, Barbara Brady R.N., the Seminole Casino, Simon Salinas, and culinary students of the iTown Caf at Immokalee Technical Center. After celebrating this Tuesday, the next step in the process to becoming licensed practical nurses is to successfully pass the NCLEX (State Board exam). The seventeen practical nurse graduates are: Annmarie Barr Bonner Anne Regine Caman Lisa Ann Carver Patricia Marroquin Caseres Cristina Cruz Diana Marie Cuadra George Duenas Megan Jean Otero Ana T. Rico Ana Lea Serpas Elethia P. Somers Luz M. Soto Tami M. Stewart Judith Ann Alicha Thomas Severa Trevino Stephanie Marie Vasquez Kristen H. Woods One of these graduates belongs to a family of licensed practical nurses and graduates of iTECH – Patricia Caseres! Patricia’s step-daughters, Jessica Caseres and Priscella Caseres, also successfully completed this same program – Priscella in June 2010 and Jessica in November of last year. For further information, please contact Johnna Dettis M.S.N. A.R.N.P.-C, Director of Health Science at iTECH at 239-377-4531. iTECH announces LPN pinning ceremony IMMOKALEE CORAL PINESApts. 601 to 613 Nassau St., 2BR, Central A/C, heat, carpet, verticals, laundry on premises. Convenient location in quiet residential area. $600 includes water/sewer/trash No Application Fee. Apply at 601 Nassau St. #4 Immokalee or Call 239-694-1951 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsLOOKING FOR AFFORDABLE RENT? Come see Immokalee’s Newest Affordable Housing Community. Pay no more than 30% of your households adjusted monthly income for rent and utilities. ESPERANZA PLACE, affordable 3Br/2Ba Apartments, Handicap unit available Energy ef cient appliances, washer/ dryer hook ups, spacious oor plans, community center on site with computer lab for resident use and classes. From access to Carl Kuehner Community Center educational and social programs. Must be farm or grove labor employed Call Rental Of ce at 657-2009 Mon-Fri, 8:00AM-5:00PM 2693 Marianna Way, #308 (TDD 1-800-955-8771) Equal Housing Opportunity Condos/Townhouses RentLEHIGH 2br, 1ba, carport. Newly remodeled. Excellent neighborhood. $550 mo. + sec. dep. Includes lawn care. (239)369-9567. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Apartments Condos/Townhouses Rent TRAFFORD PINE ESTATES INC. • 3 BR & 2 BR CBS Construction All include Stove, Refrig., Air, Ceiling Fans, Util. Rm. w/W&D Hookup, Sound Barrier Between Apt./Twnhs. Free Trash Pickup, Free Lawn Service. Pets Allowed w/ Deposit. Walk to Store. NEW Management Privately Owned Call (239)867-4265 Houses RentFarm Worker Village invites 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. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile HomeSaleFOR SALE: 3 BR, 2 BA, Good condition. New central air and heat. Set up in mobile home park. Nice neighborhood. $14,000 (239)823-1254 Business & Service Directory AUCTION1992 Ford2FAPP36XINB103553 Time for a new car? Check out this auction onJune 18, 2012 at 9amKeiths Towing925 E. Delaware Ave. € Immokalee, FL (239) 657-5741 ROOFING 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 7 Immokalee Bulletin June 7, 2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com  The Library Advisory Board will meet Wednesday, June 20 at 10 a.m. in the Immokalee Branch Library located at 417 North First Street, Immokalee. Public Meetings The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comments on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for development of up to eight off-road vehicle (ORV) trail heads in Big Cypress National Preserve and ve turn lanes on U.S. 41. The EA documents the environmental impacts of three alternatives, including the no-action alternative. The NPS preferred alternative would develop trail heads at Skillet Strand North/South, Monroe Station, Sig Walker, Pace’s Dike and Boundary Line. Turn lanes would be located at Turner River Road, Burns Road, Skillet Strand, Monroe Station and Oasis. Improvements at trail heads would include aggregate parking surface for trailer and/or auto parking, vault toilet, refuse containers, information boards, signage, gates, backcountry permit stations, sodding and/or planting. A third alternative includes development at the same sites as the preferred alternative with the addition of trail heads at Turner River Road North and Windmill Tram. The NPS will host a public meeting from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center, 33000 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee. The meeting will provide an opportunity to review the draft alternatives and provide comments and suggestions on changes prior to the preparation of a nal EA. Information will be provided regarding the current status of this effort, and NPS staff will be available to answer questions. The meeting will be held in an “open house” format. There will be a short introductory presentation at the beginning of the meeting, but you are invited to visit at any point during the scheduled time to review materials and provide comment. Comments regarding potential issues and concerns that should be considered during the planning process are welcome. You can provide comments at the meeting, by mail, or on-line. Before including an address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, but that cannot be guaranteed. Comments by mail may be sent to Superintendent, Big Cypress National Preserve, 33100 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, Florida 34141-1000. Comments may also be submitted on-line. Comments are requested beginning June 4 and must be received by July 5, 2012. Once the comment period concludes, all comments submitted will be considered in the development of the nal EA. Comment on ORV trail heads, turn lanes Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming south between 8 and 11 mph. Thursday night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind between 3 and 6 mph. Extended ForecastFriday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Southwest wind between 3 and 11 mph. Friday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm. Local Weather


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