Immokalee bulletin
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Title: Immokalee bulletin
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Publication Date: 09-06-2012
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Thursday, September 6, 2012 V ol. 45 No. 34 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH LANGFORD FORDS GREAT AMERICAN TAILGATE PARTY.Food, fun, games, prizes, and awesome deals on every vehicle in stock. Come in now, take a test drive in a new Ford and register to win one of many great prizes to be given away at the Tailgate Party.** No purchase necessary. Must be present to win. Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver license. See Dealer for d etails. Late School Bus? ...Page 5 Students First is Back ...Page 4 Inside... Voter Info ...Page 7 Letters to the Editor ...Page 3 Special to the Immokalee BulletinSeminole Princess in paradeMiss Florida Seminole Princess Alexis Aguilar was among the Seminole royalty representing the Seminole Tribe in the annual Labor Day Parade in Okeechobee on Monday. By Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin In addition to the furious campaigning involved in the Presidential election, controversy over when people can cast their votes is also at the forefront, most dramatically in ve South Florida counties: Hendry, Collier, Hillsborogh, Hardee and Monroe. Elections in these ve counties have been under federal scrutiny since the 1965 Voter Rights Act, which seeks to protect minority voters from discrimination. No changes in the election process may be made in these counties without the prior approval of the Department of Justice. The current controversy in this election swirls around the time period for Early Voting. Early Voting has been allowed for 15 days prior to election days. Florida HB 1355, FS 2011-40 reduced that time frame to ten days prior to an election. The law also ends early voting on the third day prior to the election, rather than the second day, as it was previously. According to the new law, the polls may be open for early voting from a minimum of six hours to a maximum of eight. An eight-day, 12-hour per day early voting period would be acceptable to the Federal court. The court's concern is that the ve Voter Rights Act counties have the total 96 hours the law allows for early voters. Supervisors of Elections in Hendry, Collier, Hillsborough and Hardee agreed to the 96-hour compromise. However, in Monroe County the Supervisor of Elections is holding out for a longer period. In Collier County, a total of 10,019 voters cast early ballots n the August 14 Primary. Of that total, 653 were people of color (147 Black, 354 Hispanic, 152 Other). Two hundred and six voters cast early ballots in Precincts 592 and 594 in Immokalee. There were a total of 9,366 White voters in the Primary. Deputy Director for the Collier County Supervisor of Elections Tim Durham said Collier's 2012 Primary Election history has already been generated, According to the county's Voter Registration by Party and Race report, there was a total of 17,604 minority votes cast in the August 14 Primary election. Mr. Durham said longer Earl y Voting days could cause some issues for poll workers in Collier County, but otherwise should not present any problems. The local early voting site is at the Immokalee Library. Collier embroiled in early voting issue By Steve HartImmokalee Today Special to the Immokalee Bulletin It's time for a little trash talkin'...speci cally cleaning it up but, more importantly, not dumping it out there to begin with! The Immokalee Municipal Services Taxing Unit (MSTU) has launched an anti-littering campaign because, wll, any community aspiring to be an example of "Florida in the 21st Century" simply can't abide the 20th Century notion that public litter is accetable. Not on these streets. The MSTU is part of the Immoklaee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and is responsible for the beauti cation of street medians, street lighting and other community enhancements Immokalee anti-littering campaign is launched See LITTER — Page 2


2 Immokalee Bulletin September 6, 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. The MSTU reminds us: Street litter decreases a community’s overall property value by 7 percent. Street litter serves as a great breeding ground for bacteria of many kinds. 52 percent of all litter comes from motorists dumping trash out the window. Nearly 23 percent comes from pedestrians dropping trash at their feet and moving on. It takes 1 million years for a plastic jug to decompose. So, what can we do? Change our attitude: 85 percent of litter is the result of individual attitudes, people not caring. Properly discard all trash: 17 percent of all litter is the result of failed attempts at proper disposal. Don’t contribute or condone: 15 percent of all litter is the result of people simply conforming to surroundings. If you see a pile of litter, clean it up. Don’t contribute to it. Call the Immokalee MSTU for more details and information: 239-867-4121 or email: JeffreyNagle@Colliergov.net. LITTERContinued From Page 1 Six pedestrians were struck by a vehicle Sept. 3 in LeHigh Acres. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, about 3:32 a.m. the group was leaving a residence to enter their vehicles parked in Roma A ve. At that time the driver of a 1989 Crown V ictoria, identi ed as Juan Aguiar, 28, of LeHigh Acres, failed to notice the pedestrians and struck all six of them. The driver stopped, exited the vehicle and then ed the scene of foot. Twenty-year-old Karla Galvan of Immokalee was in serious condition after the incident. Charlie Osceola, 19, Suerene Hall, 23 and Kelana Daguerre, 22, all sustained minor injuries and were treated on scene. Samantha Gonzalez, 16, and Gabriela Aguirre, also 16, both sustained serious injuries. Both were transported to Health Park Hospital. All the injured were from Immokalee. The vehicle was towed from the scene. FHP reported that the incident was alcohol-related. Anyone with information concerning the driver of the rst vehicle. A proactive search is being conducted for the driver of the other vehicle. Immokalee resident in serious condition after pedestrians struck Floridians! 50% OFF Online Tickets Rarely Seen Species Plus Wild Fun from Apes to Zebras at Naples ZooNaples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is offering Florida residents online tickets for 50% off admission from Sept. 4, through Nov. 4. It’s a great time to catch up on seeing all the new animals including the new cheetahs. Along with favorites like lions, tigers, and bears, Naples Zoo is one of only four zoos in the nation where you can see the erce African honey badgers and the only zoo in Florida where you can see Malagasy fosas. It’s also where you can see two of only 15 striped hyenas in the country. Naples Zoo also offers a full day of wildlife activities from feeding the herd of seven giraffe to a guided cruise through islands of monkeys, lemurs, and apes as well as feature shows in Safari Canyon theater featuring freeying raptors, exotic predators, and more. With proof of Florida residency and online ticket from www.napleszoo.org, Florida residents can enjoy the nationally accredited zoo all day including all its presentations and the Primate Expedition Cruise for half off admission. Regular zoo admission is $19.95 for adults and $12.95 for children. So with a Florida resident discount, guests can enjo y all day at the Zoo for just $10.10 for adults and $6.60 for children. About Naples Zoo 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. The all-day pay-one-price ticket includes admission to both the nationally accredited zoo and historic garden along with all shows, exhibits, and the boat ride. ($19.95 adults age 13+/$12.95 children 3 to 12, under 3 free. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years o f age). Zoo memberships and discount tickets are also available online at www.napleszoo. org. Naples Zoo welcomes guests daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the last ticket sold at 4 p.m. and is located at 1590 Goodlette-Fran k Road across from the Coastland Center mall in the heart of Naples. 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. Naples Zoo offers Floridian discount for fall season As we keep a close eye on the tropics, this is a good time to remind parents of emergency information sources available with the most up-to-date and accurate information coming directly from Collier County Public Schools (CCPS). Emergency Information Hotline – call 1-888-99-4NEWS (6397) for toll free updates in English, Spanish, and Creole. School District Website – log on to CCPS’s website at www.collierschools. com. The Education Channel – turn to The Education Channel (Comcast cable 99) for the latest emergency information. School status information is released to all local media as it becomes available, but TV and radio stations may sometimes edit the information given to them for the sake of brevity. The three CCPS-controlled sources (as listed above) will always provide the latest and most complete information available. District Schools offers reminder of emergency information sources Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m.. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. South wind 3 to 5 mph. Thursday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8 pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph after midnight. Extended ForecastFriday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m.. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. South wind 3 to 5 mph. Friday night: A 30 percent chance o f showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Light southwest wind. Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Mostl y sunny, with a high near 92. South wind 3 to 6 mph. Saturday night: A 30 percent chance o f showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. West wind 5 to 7 mph. Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. South wind 6 to 11 mph. Weather Forecast


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The article did not make references to the v ictims, who’s human rights are apparently being violated by the sheriff, or consequences such as the distrust of local law enforcement, resulting in less crime being reported. The article leaves out the decades of contribution of immigrants to Collier County and the suffering that is occurring as a result of recent persecution by the sheriff. Collier County agriculture was built on the back of these immigrants for more than half a century. County and State of cials have looked the other way as they were pro ting from their labor until recent free trade agreements led to the demise of many local farmers and their workers. In the past, government of cials did not seem to mind the farm workers living in squalor and unsanitary conditions, in trailers w here women, children and men lived by the dozen, sleeping on the oor, sharing one kitchen, one bathroom, no air-conditioning or heat, but plenty of cockroaches and rats, w hile tax revenues from local farmers were coming in. If we can conceive that the subjugation of the farm workers occurred as a result of greed, we can also conceive that today’s persecution is to cleanse and clear the evidence of subjugation in our past, so that the w orld would not see the truth now that the glimmers of Ave Maria are nearby. Allowing the subjugation and exploitation of the undocumented for decades, and their persecution today, is not who we are as a society, but is what we have done. Juan PuertoCRA appreciates Chamber of CommerceDear Mr. Barnhart,The Collier County Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Immokalee Advisory Committee wants to publicly thank you for the actions you have taken, year round, to strengthen the Immokalee Community. We wish to express our heartfelt and profound gratitude to you for your extraordinary efforts to assist our youth with the many athletic organizations, and the business community in Immokalee, not only in your work at the Florida Community Bank, but also with the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce. Your enthusiasm and your ability to motivate others resulted in signi cant successes both business and civic organizations. It is our rm belief that the Immokalee Community is realizing and will continue to realize its promise. We are amazed at all of the camaraderie engrained in this community, and are very appreciative of the ad hoc, almost instantaneous, support and advice we have received as we have embarked upon a “leap of faith” in creating the Immokalee Business Development Center that is paying off handsomely for our local businesses. Thank you for granting the $10,000 Microenterprise Loan Program the opportunity to nd genesis. We feel honored and privileged to be active participants of such an august community, and we eagerly anticipate equally great things. Sincerely, Michael Facundo Chair CRA Advisory Committee ImmokaleeFAAAs a Democrat candidate for county commissioner, I support the enforcement of (FAA) Federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations at the Immokalee Airport. Unfortunately, last October, my Republican opponent Tim Nance, drove his SUV vehicle unannounced in a restricted area of the Immokalee Airport. Mr. Nance violated the FAA rule of runway incursion by not using the proper UNICOM radio noti cation while crossing the runway. Vehicle traf c crossing runways at airports without control towers such as Immokalee must announce their intentions on the appropriate UNICOM radio channel to notify any aircraft in the area. As the driver of the vehicle, Mr. Nance was in non-compliance of this law. Collier County Airport Executive Director Chris Curry said there were two air planes in “the pattern” around Immokalee Airport at the time of the incident. The failure of Mr. Nance to notify the air traf c through the UNICOM radio channel could have caused a ground crash incident between his vehicle and an airplane attempting to land, possibly causing property damage, injury or death. In a news release concerning the incident, Mr. Nance never addressed the violation of UNICOM radio regulations. Mr. Nance, as the driver of the vehicle, could be subject to a FAA Legal Enforcement Action, of a Warning Notice, of the Aviation Safety Reporting Program, and nes up to $10,000. I challenge my Republican opponent, to explain this incident of non-compliance of FAA rules at the Immokalee Airport. John Lundin Immokalee Editor’s Note: Recent checkpoints in the Immokalee area sparked concern over fairness prompting a complaint to be submitted to U.S. D.O.J. The letter below is the return response. Response to Civil Complaint Re: Immokalee CheckpointsU.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Special Litigation Section -PHB 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington DC 20530 168-18-0/402818 August 23, 2012 John Lundin 605 Nassau St #4 Immokalee, FL 34142 Dear Complainant: Thank you for your letter. The special Litigation Section relies on information from community members to identify civil rights violations. Each week, we receive hundreds of reports of potential violations. we collect and analyze this information to help select cases, and we may also use this information as evidence in an existing case. We will review your letter to decide whether it is necessary to contact you for additional information. We do not have the resources to follow-up on every letter. The Special Litigation Section is one o f several Sections in the Civil Rights Division. We work to protect civil rights in four areas: 1) the rights of people in state or local institutions, including: jails, prisons, juvenile detention facilities, and health care facilities for persons with disabilities (including whether persons in health care facilities should be getting services in the community instead); 2) the rights of people who interact with state or local police or sheriff’s departments; 3) the rights of people to have safe access to reproductive health care clinics or religious institutions; and 4) the rights of people to practice their religion in state and local institutions. We are not authorized to address issues with federal facilities or federal of cials. If your concern is not within this Section’s area of work, you may wish to consult the civil rights Division web page to nd the correct section: www.justice.gov.crt The Special Litigation Section only handles cases that arise from widespread problems that affect groups of people. We do not assist with individual problems. We cannot help you recover damages or any personal relief. We cannot assist in criminal cases, including wrongful convictions, appeals or sentencing. If you have an individual problem or see k compensation or some other form of personal relief, you may wish to consult a private attorney or a non-pro t or legal aid organization for assistance. There are only two areas in which we can assist an individual or address a single incident. 1) we may be able to assist you if you are being prevented from practicing your religion in a prison,jail, mental hospital or other facility operated by or for a state or local government; 2) we ma y be able to assist you if you have experienced force or the threat of force when accessing a reproductive health care facility or religious institution. For more information about the Special Litigation Section or the work we do, please visit our web page, www.justice.gov/crt / about/spl/ Sincerely, /s/ Jonathan M. Smith, Chief Letters to the Editor


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 4 Immokalee Bulletin September 6, 2012 A new start A new year!By Joe LandonCollier County District Schools The brand spankin’ new 2012-2013 school year is well underway. We’re putting the wraps on week three in fact, and we are off to a great start. The rst day, Aug. 20, was an awesome day. Every principal I’ve spoken with calls this one of the smoothest openings ever. Since this is our very rst visit of the new year with our weekly Students First column, I thought it would still be appropriate to share some observations from that very rst day. Pinecrest Elementary School Principal Karey Stewart noticed a few brand new kindergartners bringing blankets on the rst day asking, “When is nap time?” A little lad in a kindergarten class wanted to know when he’d get to play. When his teacher brought out the pattern blocks and snap cubes for a rst day math workshop, he was happy. Another kindergarten teacher reported a student losing a tooth before 9 a.m., which prompted her to bring out her Tooth Fairy Chart a bit sooner than expected. A second grade teacher had a student raise her hand at the end of the day to say, “I am coming back tomorrow,” but a boy in the class said he won’t be coming back because he has to go to Wal-Mart. The teacher asked, “How am I going to smile if you are not here?” His response: “Okay, I will come to your class tomorrow then. I can go to Wal-Mart another day.” Lake Trafford Elementary School Principal Brian Castellani tells us his school enjoyed a smooth opening. “Students should be commended for working all the way through the ‘extended day’ until 3:30 p.m. The kids seemed to enjoy the extra time to polish their reading skills.” Village Oaks Elementary School Principal Dorcas Howard says they had an exciting rst day of school. “We have enrolled 604 students Pre-K through grade six. The majority of them were pre-registered, which really helped. As a result, all students were assigned and in the classroom at 8:45 a.m. on opening day.” Over at Immokalee Middle School, Principal Abel Jaimes kind of sums it all up for us: “The day went off without a hitch. Our seventh grade students were nervous as expected, but our staff helped relieve their anxieties by answering their questions and providing assistance with room locations and the like. I could not have asked for a smoother start to a new year.” We echo that here at the school district of ces! Students First International Literacy Day, Saturday, Sept. 8The Family Literacy Academy of Immokalee and the Collier County Housing Authority is partnering with the Collier County Library in Immokalee to celebrate International Literacy Day at Farm Worker Village on Saturday, September 8th. Volunteers will gather at the FWV Community Center from 10 a.m. to noon for a festival of activities, foremost to read to children 0 to 10 years old. The celebration will include door prizes for the children, refreshments, and lots of reading. Please join us at FWV Community Center, 2060 Bell Circle, Immokalee. For more information contact Donna J ohnston at 239.657.3649 or by email, Johnston.donna@gmail.com Edison offers Spanish for medical professionalsEdison State College Collier Campus has opened registration for medical professionals who want to learn Spanish. Classes will be held every Saturday from Oct. 6 through Dec. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon on the Collier Campus. The fee is $225. To register for this class and for more information, call 239-732-3128 or email: cecollier@edison.edu. The Edison State College Collier Campus, 7007 Lely Cultural Parkway, is located off Collier Boulevard, three miles north of Tamiami Trail East. Immokalee Library Hours ChangeEffective Tuesday, Sept. 4, the Immokalee Branch Library, 417 N. First Street, Immokalee will resume regular uninterrupted hours. Although the library is not yet fully staffed the situation has improved so that the Immokalee staff no longer needs to close the building daily for one hour. Library days and hours effective Tuesday, Sept. 4: Monday: 11 a.m. 7 p.m. ; Tuesday: 9 a.m. 5 p.m. ; Wednesday: 9 a.m. 5 p.m. ; Thursday: 11 a.m. 7 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m. 5 p.m. The Immokalee Branch staff wishes to thank everyone for their understanding the last several months. Yoga Classes set to beginConvenient and here in Immokalee Yoga for YOU! Two classes to choose from with Instructor Koko DeLisi on Tuesday and Thursday from noon-1 p.m. The cost is just $60. Classes also on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15-4:15 p.m. The cost is just $60. Come to iTECH, sign up and pay (Limited Space Available). Students must supply their own yoga mat. Both Classes Run from Sept. 11—Nov. 6. There will be NO Classes on: Sept. 20 and Oct. 16 (15 Classes) Yoga is for everyone regardless of your age or condition. Talk to you doctor if you have any health concerns and share them with your instructor. Immokalee Technical Center, 508 N 9th Street, Immokalee. Call 239-658-7080 for more information. Education Briefs Collier County Public Schools encourages high school students and parents to mark their calendars for the annual College Night scheduled to take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, in the Golden Gate High School gymnasium (2925 Titan Way). Approximately 100 colleges and universities send representatives to College Night. A list of the participating colleges and universities will soon be available online. Throughout the evening of College Night, students and parents will have the opportunity to visit with the various college/university representatives – learning about programs offered, entrance requirements, expenses, nancial aid, and campus life. To learn more, please contact Christopher Smith, Counselor on Special Assignment/Secondary School Counseling, at 3770515 or via email at smithch@collierschools. com. Annual college night set Edison State College Collier Campus, in association with the University of Florida, is offering a pharmacy technician training program with an externship. Classes begin October 2 and are limited to only 10 students. Funding for quali ed students is also available. The 14-week course provides students the skills needed to assist a pharmacist in the packaging and mixing of prescriptions, maintaining client records, assisting with inventory control and purchasing. The course also includes an 80-hour externship. Students will then be eligible to apply for certi cation by the Pharmacy Technician Certi cation Board and meet the training requirements of the State Board of Pharmacy. Registration is now underway and enrollment is limited to only 10 students. Classes begin October 2 and continue through January 24, 2013. To register for this class, call 239-732-3128, email Cecollier@edison.edu or to download the form, visit www.edison.edu/collier/ce. The Edison State College Collier Campus, 7007 Lely Cultural Parkway, is located off Collier Boulevard, three miles north of Tamiami Trail East. Edison State College Campus to offer pharmacy tech program


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The telemedicine program which utilizes high-de nition video conferencing units to bring psychiatrist, therapists and clients together virtually was honored as a Program of Signi cance in the Excellence in Health Information Technology category through its prestigious Awards of Excellence Program. The Excellence in Health Information Technology Award honors organizations that have made innovative use of new technology to improve their organization or the lives of the people they serve. By receiving this honor, they deemed the telemedicine program to have resulted in practical, measurable outcomes in operational effectiveness, consumer care, internal ef ciencies, decision making abilities, and/or empowerment of consumer-driven care. The telemedicine program, now its second year, was launched as a six-month pilot project in conjunction with ValueOptions, the nation’s largest independent behavioral health care company who manages the Collier County pre-paid Medicaid contract for child and adult services, to determine if telemedicine could effectively provide more timely access to mental health care in rural communities. Due to its overwhelming success, the Center began utilizing telemedicine for assessments, psychiatric services and therapy sessions system wide between the main campus in Naples and the Immokalee Satellite of ce approximately 40 miles inland in a relatively isolated, outlying section of Collier County. The Center recently received a grant from the Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF), founder of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, to expand the program by purchasing and installing the equipment at our partner agencies Youth Haven and Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida giving their clients and patients direct access to the largest network of board certi ed child, adolescent, adult and geriatric psychiatrists and specially trained mental health therapist in Collier County. David Lawrence Center CEO David Schimmel stated, “David Lawrence Center is very excited about this award and happil y share the honor with our partners, investors and all of our dedicated, skillful professionals for their tireless efforts and support in launching and expanding this now nationally recognized program. We are thrilled with the results of this cutting edge innovation and its ability to streamline the path to mental health making it easier for families to access expert, specialty treatment that can minimize psychological trauma and potentially prevent someone from taking lifethreatening action.” For more information about David Lawrence Center call 239-455-8500 or visit www. DavidLawrenceCenter.org. DLC Telemedicine Program earns national recognition FORT MYERS Mark your calendar and plan to attend the Pops at Sunset concert on the Lee Campus grounds on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. This year Edison State College celebrates 50 years in Southwest Florida with special guests, American English, The Complete Beatles Tribute band and the Edison Pops Orchestra. Described as one of the most authentic tribute bands in the country, American English performs songs that span the entire career of The Beatles from 1963-1970. The band replicates every musical detail including costume changes, vintage instruments and special effects. American English magically creates “The Complete Beatles Tribute!” The Edison Pops at Sunset Concert has grown tremendously over the past 10 years. A ttendance has increased and so has the money collected to support scholarships and programs for our Lee County students. In honor of the college’s 50th Anniversary, we plan to create a memorable evening for alumni, returning guests and the Southwest Florida community. We also look forward to welcoming Dr. Jeff Allbritten, our new president, and invite the community to join us for this exciting homecoming. Tickets go on sale September 4 and continue until the day of the performance: $20 for advance tickets, $25 at the gate on the day of the performance, $40 reserved seating and $400 for a party table of 10. The gates open at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets online at www.edisonpops.com or at one of the following ticket outlets: Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Box Of ce, The University Grill or the Edison State College Foundation Of ce. For more information, visit our website or call Reba Singleton at 239-489-9286. Enjoy Edison Pops at sunset w ith the sounds of the Beatles Parents: Late school bus notices are available onlineParents of the more than 19,000 Collier County Public Schools students who ride a school bus every day are reminded of an easy way to learn if their child’s bus is delayed on the trip home. Late bus notices are posted, as needed, on the home page of the district Web site: www.collierschools.com. Look for the school bus “Late Bus Notice” icon on the page. It appears any afternoon that a school bus is running more than a half hour behind schedule. Just click on the Late Bus Notice icon to nd out if, by chance, your child’s bus is running late. If more than one bus is late, a listing of the bus numbers that are delayed can be found. If a school dismisses students later than usual on a given afternoon, we’ll post a similar Late Dismissal notice there, as well. To learn more about the late bus notice service, call the Communications & Community Engagement Department at 239-377-0180, or send an e-mail to info@collierschools.com. Transportation Dispatch Of ces: Immokalee, 239-377-1027


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The adjustment, which was approved by the Division on Aug. 27, will allow voters in Collier County to vote on a three-sheet ballot with content on six sides, rather than a four-sheet ballot with content on seven sides. The Elections Of ce will move the countywide School Board referendum ahead of the eleven state constitutional amendments. The School Board question will appear on the back side of the rst ballot sheet and the amendments will ll the remaining ballot sheets. "We are very pleased the state has allowed us to make a change to the ballot layout," said Jennifer Edwards, Collier Count y Supervisor of Elections. "The reduction in page count will ease the voting process, as well as save on printing costs." The 2012 General Election is Nov. 6. Voters will be able to view a sample ballot for their precinct as of Oct. 9, from Collier County's "My Sample Ballot" web page. For more information on Collier Count y Elections, visit www.CollierVotes.com or contact the Supervisor of Elections of ce at 239-252-8450. General election ballot to under go changes During the four-day Labor Day Weekend, the Florida Highway Patrol increased the number of troopers patrolling Interstate 75 (Alligator Alley) in Collier County. Troopers issued 482 traf c citations, including 383 for speeding. They cited 7 drivers for violating the move over law, 13 for driving while suspended and 15 for failure to buckle up. The members of the Florida Highway Patrol would like to remind everyone that it is the law to move over when approaching any authorized emergency vehicle or wrecker displaying rotating or ashing lights stopped on the side of a roadway. Also, remember that *FHP (*347) dialed from your cell phone contacts FHP should you need to report an aggressive driver or require roadside assistance. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. The Department is leading the way to a safer Florida through the ef cient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more about DHSMV and the services offered, visit www. hsmv.gov, follow us on Twitter @FDHSMV or nd us on Facebook. FHP Labor Day weekend enforcement results Be Ready for November 6 3 Ways to Cast Your Ballot: Vote on Your Schedule Remember: Election Day is the Last Day to VoteBy CHARLEY WILLIAMS, Voter Service Chair, League of Women Voters of Florida This year's November 6 General Election will present one of the longest ballots in Florida's recent election history. In addition to the Presidential elections, statewide and local races, there are 11 constitutional amendments on the ballot for every voter's consideration. The League special website makes voting easy. No last minute surprises Visit www.BeReadyToVote.org. For Spanish, go to www.vamosavotar. org Need help registering or nding your poll location? Prefer to vote early and want to know where? Need info on Supreme Court justices and state candidates? Need help understanding what the ballot amendments really mean? There are three ways to vote in Florida: Early, By Mail, and the last chance is on Election Day. Likely to be in a rush on Election Day? Avoid long lines, by using the mail-in ballot. If you have not received your requested mail in/absentee ballot, call your local Supervisor of Elections and request it. This can be done over the phone by any registered voter. Once you have lled out your mail-in ballot, insert it in the return mail envelope and be sure to sign the back of the envelope. Apply appropriate postage. In most counties, you can drop off your ballot with elections staff at any early voting location. (NOTE: you cannot drop off your ballot at a voting precinct on Election Day).What you need to know: Before you vote, be sure you: Update your address: Have you moved? Did you let your local Supervisor know? You can make your address change over the phone. Contact your Supervisor's of ce and give them your new residential address. Don't be surprised on Election Da y because you forgot to update your address. Update your name: Have you married, divorced or changed your name since you last registered to vote? One call to your Supervisor is all it takes to update. The professional staff who answer the phone will tell you what to do. Update your signature: Has your signature changed over the years? Make sure your voter status is current and up-to-date. The staff at any Supervisor's of ce can walk you through the necessar y steps to update your signature. 2012 General Election Date: Nov. 6. General Election Registration Deadline: October 9.About the League of Women Voters of Florida: The League is strictly nonpartisan and neve r endorses a candidate or a political party. The League has been active in Florida for more than 72 years. More about the League of Women Voters, which welcomes both men and women, is available at www.TheFloridaVoter.org Know the ‘ins and outs’ of voting this year Notice of Public Meeting Collier County Board Of County Commissioners Adoption Hearing Petition Cp-2008-5 Amendments To The Immokalee Area Master Plan, and Immokalee Area Master Plan future land use map; and the future land use element and future land use map and map series of the growth management plan. Collier County, Florida for Tuesday, Sept. 11 9 a.m. Notice is hereby given that the Collier County Board of County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 9 a.m. in the Board of County Commissioners chambers, third oor, Collier County Government Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL 34112. The meeting will be broadcast live on Collier Television on Comcast channel 97, and via colliergov.net. Immokalee Area Master Plan meeting


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