Immokalee bulletin
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Title: Immokalee bulletin
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Publication Date: 07-12-2012
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Thursday, July 12, 2012 V ol. 45 No. 26 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Back to School Drive Page 4 V olunteers to the Rescue! ...Page 5 Letters to the Editor ...Page 3 Inside... Cheetahs at the Zoo!... Page 8 Special to the Immokalee BulletinMarathon trainingAmber WIlliams Cohen, 24, daughter of Jamie Williams of Immokalee and Synda WIlliams Maynard took up running as a way to healthier lifestyle most likely never thinking that they would be training for marathon running. They began running in honor of Mr. Cohen’s father and ended up forming an organization, “StanUp” to help victims of Melanoma. Check out the rest of the story on Page 7. If you are not registered to vote or want to change party af liation, the deadline is July 16 Monday, July 16 is the last day to register to vote or to change party af liation to vote in the Aug. 14, Primary Election. Once the registration books close, new voter registrations and party af liation changes are accepted for subsequent elections only. Florida is a Closed Primary' state and only registered Democrats and Republicans may vote for their respective party's candidate in the August 14 Primary unless all candidates for an of ce have the same party af liation and will not face opposition in the General Election. In this case, all eligible registered voters may vote in the Primary for that of ce. All eligible registered voters may always vote in a Primary Election on issues and nonpartisan candidates. To register to vote or to change party af liation, you must complete a voter registration application form. Voter registration application forms are available at the Supervisor of Elections Of ce, driver license of ces, public libraries, government satellite of ces, recruitment of ces of the armed forces, and state agencies that provide public assistance and services to disabled residents. Voter registration application forms are Register to vote deadline approachesSee VOTE — Page 2 North Fort MyersGoodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. (www.goodwillsw .org) is pleased to announce that Bernardo Barnhart of Immokalee has joined the organization's volunteer Board of Directors. Barnhart is Vice President/ Market Executive at Florida Community Bank in Immokalee. He received his B.A. in Business Administration at the University of Florida, with post-graduate work at the Florida Bankers Association's Florida School of Banking in 2005. He is president of the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce and an active member of the Rotary Club of Immokalee, the Immokalee Quarterback Club and Junior Achievement. He also serves on the Board of Directors at the Collier County Housing Authority. Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. helps people with disabilities and other disadvantages overcome their barriers Barnhart joins Goodwill Board of Directors Bernardo Barnhardt Free Health Fair coming to ImmokaleeImmokalee Health Fair is set for Sunday, July 29, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Sanders Hall, South 9th Street, Immokalee. Enjoy complimentary health information, medical orientation and free health screenings! A lecture on How to prevent skin cancer will be presented as well as blood pressure screening, blood sugar testing and much more. For more information, please call 845-616-1509. See BOARD — Page 2


2 Immokalee Bulletin July 12, 2012 To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518 LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. 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 day for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classi“ed AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 to place it from home or go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit circulation.newszap.com or email readerservices@newszap.com.StaffNews Editor: Patty Brant Community News Editor: Dee Hamilton Advertising Services: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Caloosa Belle 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 pro“t margins below industrystandards. 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 and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. their own intelligent decisions about public issues. purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. the prominence it deserves. compassion. to employment and independence. In 2011, Goodwill provided vocational and social serv ices to 23,000 Southwest Floridians in Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties, through programs and services such as Goodwill Job-Link centers, the Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy charter school, and affordable housing for people with disabilities. For more information about Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, please visit www.goodwillsw .org BOARDContinued From Page 1 also available at www.CollierVotes.com. Online forms must be printed, signed and returned to the Supervisor of Elections Of ce. Registered voters may also use the website www.CollierVotes.com to verify their voter registration status. To check your voter status click the Am I Registered' tab at the top of the page and follow the online instructions. For more information visit www.CollierVotes.com or contact the Supervisor of Elections Of ce at 239-252-8450. V OTEContinued From Page 1 Lipman, North America's largest eld tomato grower, has committed to donating up to $35,000 to the Imaginarium Science Center in Fort Myers. The Imaginarium Group, Inc. the nonpro t that supports the facility will be gifted a match for all donations acquired until October 28 (or until the match is satis ed). The funds will be used to make improvements to the newly named Lipman Family Courtyard, which will serve as an integral part of The Caloosahatchee Experience exhibit (currently in phase II of construction). The area will be landscaped to include native and "Florida-friendly" plants and a butter y garden. "We rely on support from companies like Lipman to provide funds for educational programs and exhibitions," said Matt Johnson, executive director of the Imaginarium Science Center. The nonpro t dedicated the Lipman Family Courtyard and kicked off fundraising for this project during its 2012 Cherish Gala. Once complete, the Lipman Family Courtyard will serve as a gathering area for educational programs, special events, and eld-trip orientations. Lipman provides matching grant The Collier County Supervisor of Elections Of ce sent its rst mailing of approximately 29,000 domestic mail/absentee ballots yesterday for the upcoming August 14 Primary Election. Any registered voter may request and vote a mail/absentee ballot. If you have not requested a mail/absentee ballot for the Primary Election and want to vote by mail, you may submit your request online at www. CollierVotes.com. Click on the Vote by Mail' tab at the top of the page and follow the online instructions. Request may also be made by calling the Supervisor of Elections Of ce at 239-252-8450. To ensure voters receive their mail/absentee ballot, August 8th is the last day to request a mail/absentee ballot be sent through the mail. After Aug. 8, voters requesting a mail/absentee ballot will be required to pick up the ballot at the Supervisor of Elections Of ce. It is important to note that mail/absentee ballots are NOT forwarded and can only be delivered to the address provided to the Supervisor of Elections Of ce. Once your mail/absentee ballot is completed, return the ballot in the of cial ballot envelope provided. Mail/absentee ballots must be returned to the Supervisor of Elections Of ce by 7 p.m. on Election Day Aug. 14. Don't forget, your signature is required on the outside of the ballot envelope and ONLY you, the register voter, may sign. If you receive a mail/absentee ballot and decide to vote in person during Early Voting or at your assigned precinct on Election Day, you should bring your marked or unmarked mail/absentee ballot to the polls so it ma y be cancelled. If you have not requested your mail/absentee ballot, enjoy the convenience of voting by mail and make your request today! For more information visit www.CollierVotes. com or contact the Supervisor of Elections Of ce at 239-252-8450. Initial mailing of domestic mail/absentee ballots sent Join The Shelter for Abused Women & Children for an eight-session, life-transforming exploration of what it means to be a true man, a gentle'man. Each session is one hour, and is ongoing. They meet at 4 p.m. The group will also meet at the same time on Thursdays, and will last for four weeks. Location will be the Immokalee Outreach Of ce.Who should attend?Men ages 9 to 18 interested in challenging beliefs and promoting gender equality and to end violence in society. Module 1: Let's Talk Stereotypes: Identify ways men are conditioned to behave, e.g. the Macho effect. Learn how to not fall into the "man box." Module 2: The Nuts & Bolts of the Male Image: Discover the limitations and con icts of living up to society's expectations of how men should act. Module 3: Furthering the Discussion: Explore further the macho image men feel they must portray to be considered "real men." Module 4: Female Stereotypes: Analyze societal ideas that promote the objecti cation of women. Module 5: Who Really Gets Hurt?: Explore how rigid stereotypes and derogatory remarks damage relationships. Module 6: The Power of Language: Words ARE power discover how they can be used for to uplift or degrade. Module 7: Speaking a Different Language: Let's learn to speak the same language. Module 8: WrapUp: Identify key concepts and create a plan of action. For more information on Raising Gentle'men and/or the Gentle'men Against Domestic Violence¨ program, please call 239.657.5700. www.naplesshelter.org l administrative line: 239.775.3862 l con dential 24-hour crisis line: 239.775.1101 Shelter hosts ‘Gentle Men’ workshop series New food trucks roll into Immokalee Seminole Casino Immokalee Sunday, July 15, from 1-5 p.m. Seminole Casino Immokalee, 506 South 1 Street, is inviting all food enthusiasts to its monthly Paradise Food Truck Rally. They will enjoy a day of dining and entertainment and a free slot tournament. Admission is free. Food items start at $5. New food trucks include The Big Ragu, Cold Stone Creamery, Happy Greek, Killer Pasta, Overload Extreme Street Food and Travelin' Blues BBQ. A DJ will entertain guests with great music and interactive games. Event-goers will also enjoy delectable desserts from Dolce Gourmet Cupcakes, savory seafood from Cucina Al Mare, scrumptious snacks from The Nosh Truck and tantalizing treats from Miami Spice Grill. For more information, visit www.seminolecasinoevents.com.


Rebuttal Traf c checkpointsCommander Michael Williams, Legal Affairs, CCSO In response to your letter (Immokalee Bulletin, July 5, 2012), concerning Collier County Sheriff’s Of ce traf c checkpoints in Immokalee. Immokaleeans feel the CCSO is violating the civil rights of minorities, through the systematic use of traf c checkpoints (9 out of 18 since 2010), conducted every three months in Immokalee, under the ruse of enforcing motor vehicle laws. The vast majority of people caught in these repeated “dragnets” are not criminals at all, but law abiding citizens being harassed for their ethnicity. There are reports that the traf c checkpoints in Immokalee are not random at all. Instead of stopping every third vehicle, the CCSO sets up 5 traf c cone lanes, where all v ehicles are stopped. This is discrimination. The statistics used by the CCSO to justify the traf c checkpoints is scienti cally awed, because of skewed statistics of repeated traf c checkpoints in minority areas, w ithout equal comparison of statistics from non minority white areas, which are exempt from traf c checkpoints. And there are reports that many of the traf c violations and w arnings issued by the CCSO are based on false evidence to in ate statistics in minority areas. This is discrimination. The next legal issue will be to le a discrimination complaint with the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division against the CCSO. John Lundin Candidate for county commissioner, District 5, DemocratRepugnant 287 (g) Act To Be NeuteredSection 287 (g) authorizes the Federal Government to enter into an agreement with state and local law enforcement agencies, permitting designated of cers to perform immigration law enforcement functions under the supervision of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). There are 67 counties in the state of Florida and Collier County is one of two counties participating in this program. One has to wonder why the Collier County Sheriff chose to participate in the 287 (g) Program when practically the rest of the Florida Counties did not. Check points are legal and serve a function in law enforcement. However, if these check points were initiated subsequent to the sheriff entering the agreement with I.C.E., one would have to wonder about intent. Immigration reform can’t come fast enough for the undocumented workers and their families. Because Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk decided to participate in 287 (g), a much larger number of undocumented workers have been arrested and are waiting trial. This means that there is even a larger number of frightened children waiting for their father or mother to be deported. They live in a deportation limbo. While the immigrants see the doors to their dreams being closed, the emotionless expressions on the faces of their children speaks to the callous inhumanity they are experiencing. 287 (g) may be on the way out thanks to President Barack Obama. Juan Puerto, M.DSplitting only the right hairsRepublicans are quick to split hairs when it comes to penalty vs. taxes in Obamacare but where are they when speech is considered money and corporations are considered people? Juan Puerto, M.D. ImmokaleeComplaint madeThis as a formal complaint as to what went on at the Recent event, Politics in the Park I was shocked to learn that a Straw Poll recommendation card was being handed out at the door by the campaigns of Jim Coletta, Donna Fiala, Bill McDaniel Abe Skinner and John Barlow, this card, was marked paid for by Ken Drumm, not approved by any candidate. Although Mr. Drumm has been and is a political consultant for the Campaigns of Fiala, Coyle, Halas and many others. While all the other candidates at this great event were handing out their own materials, and talking to eager visitors, the above mentioned were playing dirty politics. As it turned out all but one lost in the straw poll. The other candidates won in spite of dirty Politics, which has no place in Collier County. But I feel the candidates listed on this card should be striped of all their votes completely. Let them run on their own merits, not coerce voters into voting for any particular candidate. Respectfully, Shari Monetta, NaplesThink about Candidate Pam Brown for State Representative District 80Please allow me just a few moments of your time to let you know about the real Pam Brown, candidate for District 80. Around two year ago, I started attending the Immokalee Fire Control District board meetings as a member of the public. During that time I have seen Commissioner Brown vote in favor of ring Chief Birge, lay off several re ghters, close Station 31 on Carson Rd, and raise your taxes. What you probably don’t know is that just prior to all these drastic cutbacks, Commissioner Brown voted in favor of being paid $500 a month plus bene ts for her time while serving on the board. At the April 21, 2011 meeting: “Commissioner Brown made another motion stating she would like to see each board member get paid $500 dollars a month and single health insurance for each board member.” (Immokalee Fire Control District: Minutes of the Meeting). I tried to explain to Commissioner Brown that given the current economic state we are in, increasing anyone’s salary would be irresponsible. Commissioner Brown loudly stated that she didn’t know where I got my information and that “we have the money!” On May 19, 2011, just four weeks later all of these cuts took place. I tried to remind Commissioner Brown that just one month prior she stated “we have the money.” As you can see below, the story changed and now the public was told that the board only wanted $500 a month per ($30,000 a year) per Commissioner without bene ts. “Public Comment: Travis Anderson would like to remind the Board that they voted to raise their salaries from $0 to $6000.00. This was motioned, seconded then rescinded with the statement that we do have the money. Chairperson Brown stated that after the May 3rd workshop, everything changed. Commissioner Mathews clari ed that the motion was for up to $500 a month but again was never voted on” (Immokalee Fire Control District: Minutes of the Meeting). Instead of spending time focusing on digging the re department out of its scal mess, Commissioner Brown instead decided that since I was outspoken at many of the re meetings against the tax increase that local property owners now have to pay for as well as terminating the Fire Chief, laying of f the re ghters and closing the station, she decided to take it upon herself to contact m y employer (without consent of the board) in an attempt to have me disciplined, terminated or pressured into not speaking out at the “public” meetings. I didn’t break the law. I didn’t violate any of Commissioner Brown’s rights. What I did do was exercise my rights. I showed up at the meetings, I became involved, I submitted public records requests for documents, and apparently got to close to what was actually going on. So now we have Commissioner Brown running for our State Representative. We also know that Commissioner Brown is running with No Party Af liation as mentioned in the Immokalee Bulletin on July 5, 2012. But, did you know she originally led her paperwork to run as a Republican against Matt Hudson? On April 18, 2012 she submitted her paperwork as a Republican only to change her paperwork to re ect NPA on June 7, 2012. So what is her political agenda? Should we expect tax increases or decreases and are we voting for a Democrat or a Republican? We all want someone to run for of ce that lives in the community and it is natural to want to support them We think we kno w who they are, we see them in the store shopping, and we see them eating at local restaurants, but stop and think about whether or not Pam Brown is the person you want “representing” you and your family when she can’t even make up her mind on local issues. One other question, will she contact your employer and threaten your livelihood when you speak out against her initiatives? 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Eden Park Elementary 8:15 a.m. 3:10 p.m. Highlands Elementary 8:33 a.m. 2:58 p.m. Lake Trafford Elementary 8:33 a.m. 2:58 p.m. Pinecrest Elementary 8:33 a.m. 2:58 p.m. Village Oaks Elementary 8:33 a.m. 2:58 p.m. Immokalee Middle 8:58 a.m. 3:43 p.m. Immokalee High 7:05 a.m. 2:23 p.m. In order to accommodate the revised arrival and dismissal times, bus schedules will be adjusted. All bus schedules will be available online (http://bus.collierschools.com) by Tuesday, Aug. 7, and Immokalee-speci c schedules will be published in the Immokalee Bulletin on Thursday, Aug. 9. All after-school program times at Immokalee schools will also be adjusted based on the new school dismissal times. Questions? Please contact the Communications and Community Engagement Department at 239-377-0180. Immokalee schools to changing hours for the 2012-13 school year Fifth Third Bank, in partnership with The Education Foundation of Collier County, has announced its fourth annual "Back to School" supply drive, a project to provide local schoolchildren w ith free backpacks and school supplies so that they may return to school ready to learn. Through Aug. 1, Fifth Third Bank will collect donations of school supplies through collection bins placed in its Collier County locations. The bank w ill provide individual backpacks. Supplies and backpacks will be distributed by The Education Foundation in collaboration with Collier schools to students in need of assistance. According to Collier County Public School's w ebsite, 62 percent of students, or 26,586 children, are "economically needy. Nearly every school in the county has at least 25 percent of their students qualifying for free and reduced priced lunch and, in approximately twenty schools, more than 75 percent of students receive food through the program. Thanks to Fifth Third Bank, many of these students have received individual backpacks full of school supplies throughout South Florida over the past four years. "With this drive, we're striving to help children and families by providing them with the tools for success," said David Call, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (South Florida). "We encourage the public to support our children, teachers and schools by donating at any local Fifth Third branch." The public is encouraged to donate supplies at any Fifth Third Bank in the area; for the nearest location, visit www.53.com. Suggested items include glue sticks, crayons, index cards, pens, pencils, pink erasers, paper (both lined and plain printer paper), two-pocket folders, dry erase markers, spiral notebooks, binders and rulers. Contributions to The Education Foundation Back to School Supply Fund will also be gladly accepted. The Education Foundation commends Fifth Third Bank for consistently supporting the student community and being a champion for learning. "We are grateful for the commitment and dedication that Fifth Third Bank has demonstrated for the past four years to bring together our community and schools to bene t the students of Collier County," states Susan McManus, President of The Education Foundation. "Together, we can provide an environment in which all children can maximize their learning opportunities." Fifth Third Bank announces annual School Supply Drive The Marco Island Police Department and Naples Police Department join the Collier County Sheriff's Of ce, in collaboration with The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, to further reduce domestic violence homicides in Collier County through the InVEST program. Agreements signed by Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk, Marco Police Chief Don Hunter and Naples Police Chief Tom Weschler are part of The Shelter's Intimate Violence Enhanced Service Team (InVEST) a statewide initiative implemented in 2006 by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in the ve counties within the State with the highest domestic violence murder rates. "With all three of our local law enforcement agencies partnering with The Shelter on this important program, we are enhancing our ability to ensure that all domestic violence victims in Collier County receive the highest level of service and protection possible," said Sheriff Rambosk. The Agreements provide for a more coordinated effort between local law enforcement and The Shelter, ensuring: Improved communication between The Shelter and local law enforcement agencies Enhanced safety for victims at greatest risk for being murdered by their intimate partners through con dential contact for safety planning and services Increased accountability for those who perpetrate crimes of domestic violence "By becoming involved in this initiative, the Marco and Naples Police departments are joining the Collier County Sheriff's Of ce and The Shelter in committing to speci c actions that will improve the safety of not only domestic violence victims in Collier County, but our entire community," explains The Shelter's Executive Director Linda Oberhaus. To learn more about InVEST, and for more information on The Shelter, please call 239.775.3862, or visit www.naplesshelter.org. Agencies join shelter to reduce domestic violence homicides Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Education FoundationFifth Third Bank has started its Fourth Annual Back-toSchool Supply Drive. This important program enables the public to help Collier students go back to school ready to learn by donating back to school supplies at all Collier County Fifth Third Bank locations. The Education Foundation distributes the supplies in the free backpacks provided by Fifth Third Bank in collaboration with Collier Schools to students in need of assistance.


By Rick HeersSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin For the fourth year in a row, a large group from Palm Harbor United Methodist Church near St. Petersburg has arrived in the heat of the summer to work on repairing homes with I HOPE. Nearly 80 youth and their adult sponsors are spending their days working on several projects to help low-income families see some fantastic improvements on their homes…work that they could not do without this help. One home is going to have new siding put on it-the current siding is literally rotting away at the base. Another home of an invalid is having new oors put in. Another is having their bathroom redone to accommodate handicap facilities. This work could not be done without the assistance of the Community Foundation of Collier County through its Immokalee Housing Initiative. Many of the items being used have been donated through the Home Depot Gifts in Kind program. While here working in Immokalee, the Palm Harbor group is using housing provided through Bethel Assembly of God Church on its ranch just north of town. The Collier County Parks and Rec participates in our partnership by allowing these hard workers to come to the pool for a dip free of charge after spending the day working on projects. The church in Palm Harbor has taken trips to Belize in Central America to work on projects and is already planning a new trip to Costa Rica in November. Our families in Immokalee deeply appreciate the partnership projects with I HOPE that improve their living conditions so much. Church volunteer group loves work in Immokalee Celebrations .newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? Birthday? Holiday? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineFor a modest charge, each package includes: and family Submit your good news today at 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 July 12, 2012Grace Grant Consulting Services, LLC presents: Grant SeekingNuts & Bolts Workshop Sat July 14, 2012 from 9:00 to 11:30 amBring your team, come & learn about grant funding strategies Investment: $35.00 per person. Call Marcia Salmon at 239-292-1291 Register before July 12, 2012. Spaces are limited…so register early!! Location: The Shelter for Abused Women & Children 425 N. 1st Street, Immokalee, FL 34142 ( 239 ) 657-5700 Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Rick HeersWood ooring will enable the amputee resident to navigate her home safely without unsafe zones in the current ooring. Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Rick HeersFirst the volunteer group from Palm Harbor United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg must tear out, and then they can re-build-Palm Harbor United Methodist Church youth group. Section 3 certi cation workshopDon’t miss this opportunity to learn ahout the Section-3 Business Certi cation. This workshop will assist you in understanding Section 3 regulations. Your business can bene t as a Section 3 business. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m.-noon at 1320 N. 15th Street Suite 2 Immokalee. Socal Security Services provider services discontinuedEffective July 2012, Social Security Services will no longer provide services at the Guadalupe Social Services Of ce in Immokalee. Please consider using other convenient services including online at www.socialsecurity.gov when applying for social security bene ts or Medicare; get a retirement bene t estimate; use our bene t planner to calculate your retirement, disability and survivor bene ts; change your address, phone number or direct deposit information, or to replace a replacement Medicare card. You may also call 1-800-772-1213 or visit your local Social Security of ce at Social Security Administration, 3174 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL 34112.


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Must have experience in AR, AP and PR and be able to perform various of ce duties. Position requires accurate data entry into MS Access and into Payroll program. Please fax resume including detailed work history to (239) 369-6743. 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.CORAL PINES APARTMENTS~ IMMOKALEE ~Apts. 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 LOOKING 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 1, 2 & 3Br Apts, 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 Farm 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. 3br/2bath doublewide located on E Road between LaBelle and Immokalee on 1/2 acre lot. Owner nancing good or bad credit $5,000 down and $500 monthly. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 863-675-8888 4br/2bath doublewide owner nancing on 1/2 acre lot between LaBelle and Immokalee. $5,000 down and $510 monthly Call Kenny 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 FOR SALE: 3 BR, 2 BA, Good condition. New central air and heat. Set up in Davernport Mobile Home Park. Nice neighborhood. $14,000 (239)823-1254 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. 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In the employment section of the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! 6 Immokalee Bulletin July 12, 2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU.


The fth annual World Hepatitis Day will be observed on July 28. World Hepatitis Day w as launched in 2008 in response to the concern that chronic viral hepatitis lacks the level of awareness and political will that is seen in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This is despite the fact that the numbers chronically infected with, and annually killed by Hepatitis B and C viruses are on the same scale. The World Hepatitis Alliance and over 200 patient groups around the world are asking Am I Number 12?' (www.aminumber12.org) to increase awareness of the shocking statistic that one in 12 people on the planet is living with the Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C viruses, and yet the majority of those infected are unaware. For the past several years, Collier County has acquired over 250 newly diagnosed Hepatitis C cases annually. An estimated total of 4500-5500 people are currently living with Hepatitis C (HCV) in Collier County. Per the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, nationally, an estimated 4.1 million (1.6%) Americans have been infected with HCV, of whom 3.2 million are chronically infected. To celebrate World Hepatitis Day, on July18 and 19, the Collier County Health Department will be offering FREE Hepatitis Testing, FREE HIV/STD testing and FREE vaccines to those who qualify based on risk. Normally the 3-series vaccine costs a total of $150. The Collier County Health Department HIV/Hepatitis Clinic hours are Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00am to 4pm, walkins will be accepted during this week. Please call 239-252-8593 to make an appointment for Hepatitis or HIV/AIDS services needed on any other days. The Health Department is located at 3339 East Tamiami Trail, Naples. Did You Know? 500 million people worldwide are currently infected with Hepatitis B or C This is over 10 times the number infected with HIV/AIDS Between them, Hepatitis B and C kill 1.5 million people a year One in every three people on the planet has been exposed to either or both viruses Most of the 500 million infected do not know their status For more information, please contact Nilda Proenza, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Program Manager, Collier County Health Department at 239-252-2683 or Isidra Gomes at 239-252-5303. Due to the recent increase of families in need of groceries, the St. Matthew's House food pantries are running dangerously low on staple items like mac n cheese, dry cereal, peanut butter and jelly (small jars), canned tuna, pasta, spaghetti sauce (16 oz. jars), and both powdered and evaporated milk. Over 100 grateful families come to SMH each week for agency referrals and bags lled with $40 worth of groceries. Donations can be brought to the kitchen entrance at St. Matthew's House, 2001 Airport Rd, South in Naples. SMH is thankful for any and all donations to continue their mission to serve those less fortunate in this time of need. For more information about SMH or any additional Food Pantry and Direct Assistance program needs, please contact Kerri Sparks, Director of Development & Communications 239-298-5034. Outside of business hours, please call the Front Desk at 239-7740500. The mission of St. Matthew's House is to change lives in a spiritual environment that is both compassionate and disciplined, as well as providing housing for the homeless and food for the needy. A 501(c)(3) non-pro t entity, SMH, along with Immokalee Friendship House, has been serving the homeless, hungry and hopeless in Collier County since 1987. SMH is the only emergency housing and recovery program in the county, offering 170 beds for men, women, and families. SMH is also the only feeding ministry in Naples, serving meals at Justin's Place and operating a substance-abuse recovery program (the rst of its kind in Southwest Florida) under the same name. SMH also operates three thrift stores, two food pantries, a full service catering company, Wolfe Apartments transitional affordable housing, and a direct assistance program to individuals and families in need. SMH food pantry staples depleted, donations needed! NOTICE OF MEETING There will be a Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for the Immokalee Water & Sewer District on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 3:30 P.M. at the of ce of the Immokalee Water & Sewer District, located at 1020 Sanitation Rd, Immokalee, FL 34142. REGULAR MEETING AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Preliminaries A. Pledge of Allegiance B. Roll Call C. Adoption of Agenda D. Employee Recognition 1. AprilEmployee of the Month Emmanuel Viaud 2. MayEmployee of the Month James Jean-Louis E. Public Concerns F. Staff Good Cause Items G. Board Concerns H. Old Business 1. RFP for design, build and nance for Residuals Management I. New Business 3. Consent Agenda A. Adoption of Minutes 1. June 20, 2012 Regular Meeting B. Civil Rights Compliance Report C. June Budget Review D. Fixed Assets Acquisitions-Disposals E. Various Reports F. USDA Reporting for Stimulus Money G. Project Change Orders H. Engineer’s Report Greeley and Hansen I. Director’s Report 4. Action Agenda A. RFP Engineering Services for AC Pipe Replaceme and Undersized Water Lines Project B. RFP Land Lease Proposal C. RFP Residuals Hauling Proposal 5. Discussion Agenda A. Attorney’s Report 6. Other Public Interests 7. AdjournmentSPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid or services as addressed in the American Disabilities Act, please contact the District of ce at (239) 658-3630, no less than ve (5) days prior to the above stated workshop date.421782 IB 7/12/2012 Business & Service Directory AUCTION 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 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice 7 Immokalee Bulletin July 12, 2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice W orld Hepatitis Day: Why Ask ‘Am I Number 12?’ By Patty BrantINI Florida Living healthier is always a great option. It may be dif cult, but lifestyles can change whenever people make up their minds to it. At just 24, Amber Williams Cohen is a wife and mother of two toddlers. You wouldn't think Amber would feel the need for more activity, but just six months ago the she and her husband, Josh, decided to start running. Besides a healthier lifestyle, the couple has another reason for the change. They began running in honor of his dad, Stanley Cohen, who died of melanoma two years ago and have started an organization called StanUP. Amber has moved to the Coast, but is asking her former community to help out their cause with donations. The couple works along with Team for Kids taking donations to help kids choose a healthy lifestyle. Any donations received on Amber's behalf help provide free or low-cost school and community-center based health and tness programs to children who would otherwise have little to no access to regular physical activity. Currently, their programs serve nearly 100,000 children each year in more than 400 schools. Taking up running seriously is always a commitment, but with two little ones, just 15 months apart, Amber and Josh have to run in shifts. The couple rst researched the science of running using Danny Dreyer's book called ChiRunning. Amber is a believer that Dreyer's techniques help increase distance, while decreasing injuries and fatigue through practicing proper posture, breathing and stride. Now the couple runs 5-6 days each week and has adopted other healthier habits. For instance, Amber is a vegetarian, while Josh has gone all the way to vegan eating no meat at all. They say their nutrition habits increase their energy levels. Actually, Amber said she never liked to run and, once she made up her mind to go for it, she started small. After becoming comfortable running a mile, she found she liked it and soon broke through the "wall," allowing her to increase her distance. They've both been working their way up since then. Applying the techniques they learned. The y have come a long way in a short time. She did her rst half marathon last October at Gasparilla Tampa Bay in 2 hours 4 minutes. The couple did their second hal f marathon in May in New York. At this time, Amber is running 9:15 minute mile; Josh a 7:00 minute mile. Amber said she enjoys the challenge o f it all. "I never thought I could enjoy running," she admits, adding that it has even brought the couple closer sharing their focus on the run. Up at 5 a.m., they push each other, she explained. Their goal for the upcoming Ne w York City Marathon (26.2 miles) this November is under 4 hours for Amber, under 3 hours 15 minutes for Josh. If they like the NYC Marathon, Amber said they may start training for Chicago after that. The NYC Marathon will be a big challenge, she said, because it includes running up inclines on the city's bridges, through all ve boroughs and ending at Central Park. Amber Williams Cohen graduated from LaBelle High School in 2005. She is the daughter of Jamie Williams of Immokalee and Synda Williams Maynard, who worked for the Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce for many years and still has a home in LaBelle. Amber is a part time massage therapist and her husband is a sales trainer. They are hoping to enlist the help of old friends and neighbors in the area through their StanUP charity connection. Please check it out at: www.runwithtfk.org/pro le / publicpage/9008 Runners helping kids


8 Immokalee Bulletin July 12, 2012 Naples, Florida has been a playground for retirees for decades. Now like so many of their generation, another mature couple is following that lead. He was born in South A frica – she in the Netherlands. These world travelers later met in the United States. Now they’re coming to Naples to enjoy a tropical retirement. But don’t think this couple has come to slow down: they’re the fastest land animals on Earth. On July 7, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is welcoming two older cheetahs to live out their golden years in the historic botanical garden and nationally accredited zoo. Long known for their husbandry expertise with felids, Naples Zoo was chosen over other well-known institutions to care for these mature cats. In the Serengeti, a male cheetah lives an average of just over 5 years. Outside the wild, a cheetah can double or triple that lifespan. The Zoo’s two new cheetahs are already 12 and 13 years old! These two cats will receive a grand welcome as they make their public premiere on Saturday, July 7, which is also a free admission day for Collier County residents. With a limited number of cheetahs in the nation, there were many choices for where these two could live. “Our community can be proud the Species Survival Plan selected our nationally accredited facility for their care,” stated Naples Zoo’s Executive Director David Tetzlaff. “Our staff looks forward to welcoming these elegant cats.” This represents the rst time in nearly four decades that cheetahs will be seen in the nationally accredited zoo. Their new home is sponsored by Naples Daily News and will be in the northern gardens in an existing habitat that has been modi ed. Along with lounging in grassy open spaces or resting under shady trees, the cheetahs will also enjoy sitting atop a small hill like ones seen on the African veldt. This repurposing of space allows for an expansive exhibit among the existing trees in a cost ef cient manner. Naples Zoo also thanks these generous donors who helped make the cheetahs’ arrival possible: Dr. Craig and Mrs. Kathy Fenton, Ms. Jeanne Guglielmi, Mr. Jonathan and Mrs. Nancy Hamill, Mr. John and Mrs. Paulette Kempfer, Mr. Don and Mrs. Connie Malenick, The Martin Foundation, Mr. John and Mrs. Connie Miller, Mrs. Linda H. and Mr. Robert Ottenad, Mr. Benton and Mrs. Joan Tolley, and Mrs. Linda Wheeler.Speed at a CostCheetahs can achieve speeds greater than 100 feet a second. That’s an end zone to end zone touchdown in 3 seconds! But this speed comes at a cost. Their respiratory rate climbs from 60 breaths per minute to 150, while heat production skyrockets more than ftyfold. Unable to dissipate the heat, cheetahs must catch their prey in about 300 yards if not, they go hungry. Cheetahs are also fast eaters. And they need to be. Their lithe build is no match for scavenging lions, leopards, and hyenas. Besides stealing a meal, these predators will kill adult cheetahs and their cubs. In some areas nearly three-quarters of cubs die in the rst 8 weeks of life before they even leave the den. On average in East Africa, a mother is able to rear less than 2 cubs to independence in her entire lifetime. To help cheetahs in the wild, the Naples Zoo supports the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia. Learn more about the Zoo’s conservation efforts. Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is a 501(c)(3) nonpro t organization cooperating in conservation and education programs both in and outside the wild for endangered species. Daily presentations include handfeeding at Alligator Bay, Meet the Keeper Series, Jungle Larry™ and Safari Jane’s™ Snakes Alive!, and two premiere presentations in the Safari Canyon Theater. One o f the zoo’s most popular activities is the Primate Expedition Cruise where guests embark on a guided cruise through islands o f monkeys, lemurs, and apes. For more, visit www.napleszoo.org, call 239-262-5409, or click www.twitter.com/NaplesZoo and www.facebook.com/napleszoo and www.youtube.com/napleszoo. Come visit the Naples Zoo! Cheetahs are here Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Naples ZooNaples Zoo’s new cheetahs lounge in the grass. Along with exotics trees, a historic North American Red cedar dating to the 1920s shades the cheetah’s new home.