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DRIVE A NEW 2014 FOCUS SE FOR ONLY $179 PER MONTH*36 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $1979 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes “rst month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction.*Stock #14C55. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $500 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 11/14/13. xxxday, xxx xx, 20xx V ol. xx No. xxx See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads The Christmas Around the World committee has chosen two of Immoakele’s best known supporters as honorees at this year’s event. Jaime WeisingerJaime is a lifelong Florida resident who lived in Immokalee until he was 10 years old. He is a fourth generation family member and is currently the Director of Community and Government Relations at Lipman, the largest eld grower of fresh tomatoes in North America. He has held numerous positions in the company including tomato and vegetable sales manager, value added salesman and presently serves on the Board of Directors. Jaime is active in the community and serves on a number of non-pro t organization’s governing boards. He is currently a member of the board of the Edison Festival of Light, the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte County, the Thomas A. Edison Regional Science and Inventors Fairs, The Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) and the Farm City BBQ executive board. Jaime holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Boston University. He is married to Denise Weisinger and has two children, Briana, 17, and Jensen, 10. In his free time he likes to play tennis, softball, sh, and spend time with his family. James ColettaJames N. Coletta, Jr (aka) Jim has been a long time friend of the community of Immokalee. Jim Coletta is married to Mary Ann and they recently celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary. They have four adult children, six grandchildren and one great grandson. Born in Elmira, NY, the Coletta family moved to Collier County in 1984. Their move to Florida was the result of their many visits to a Vietnamese family that they sponsored and who moved to Collier County in 1975. Jim’s work history included owning and manTwo honored as Christmas Parade grand marshals The community was left reeling when news that three young Immokalee men died in a onecar crash on Halloween night. A fourth was hospitalized in serious condition. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, 17-year-old Jacob Garibay was driving a 2000 Ford Mustang eastbound on CR 846 (Immokalee Road) when it went off the roadway into the south shoulder. The front of the Mustang struck the concrete culvert causing the vehicle to overturn onto its roof, then come to a nal rest facing west on its roof. Mr. Garibay and two passengers, Joseph Daguerre Jr. and Gerardo Ruiz, both also 17, died in the crash. Sixteen-year-old Lamorris Hall was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital in serious condition. He and Mr. Daguerre Jr., were both wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. The crash took place at 10:55 p.m. October 31.Local man uninjuredIn a separate Halloween day crash, 60-year-old Immokalee resident Enrique Aviles was uninjured in a two-vehicle crash at SR 82 and Eisenhower Blvd. in Lee County. FHP reported that 43-yearold Betty Valcin of LeHigh Acres was driving a 2002 Mercury van southbound on Eisenhower Blvd. and, after stopping at the intersection with SR 82, failed to yield to oncoming westbound traf c. The van made a left turn (east) onto SR 82 into the path of Mr. Aviles’ 1996 Ford pickup truck. The pickup then struck a reector pole on the south shoulder and came to a nal rest in the eastbound lane. The van came to a nal stop on the south shoulder. Ms. Valcin and passenger, Kiana Valcin, age 7, were both transported to Lee Memorial Hospital Ms. Valcin with serious injuries and the child with minor injuries. Both had been wearing seatbelts. Ms. Valcin was cited for failure to yield the right of way. Teen deaths mourned Submitted photoPeace for allThe Shelter for Abused Women & Children would like to thank the community who participated in The Shelter’s Annual Children’s Fair & Peace March October 28. The Shelter sends a hearty thank you to Collier County Parks and Recreation Immokalee Sports Complex for being co-sponsors and a tremendous supporter of this event. Thank you to Southwest Florida Insurance, Lozano’s, and Fiesta Tents who generously contributed toward this event and helped to make it a success. Thank you to all of the partnering local agencies who came to provide information to the community and support Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Additionally, The Shelter thanks the Executive Board at Immokalee High School, Key Club from Immokalee High School, Florida Gulf Coast University, and the PACE Center for Girls for their contributions and efforts. Thursday, November 7, 2013 V ol. 46 No. 45 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads ‘ Roll out red carpet’ for Christmas gala event The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 21st Annual Christmas around the World Parade and Snow Gala w ith Collier County Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. The parade and gala events occur in the evening and dress is festive casual to t the occasion (and w eather). This year Immokalee is celebrating the theme ”Rolling Out the Red Carpet with your Favorite Hollywood Theme Movie.” Christmas Around the World is a Community Sponsored Event. A ctivities include a lighted night parade followed by a Christmas Snow Gala at our community Aquatic Center (swimming pool) with lots of food, games, music, machineproduced snow, with our own Immokalee talent-singing, dancing, Best Dressed Hollywood Themes Costume Competition and lots of other entertainment. The highlight of the Christmas Gala is the Grand Finale of the arrival of Santa Claus from the North Pole via helicopter, courtesy of the Seminole Casino of Immokalee. The Seminole Casino Jaime Weisinger James Coletta See Marshals — Page 2 See Gala — Page 2


2 Immokalee Bulletin November 7, 2013Serving 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 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 or email Editor: Patty Brant Advertising Services Coordinator: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee Publisher: 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 also provides free books to all kids who take an individual picture with Santa during the Event. Our Santa believes that Reading is "Fundamental" The parade will feature lots of oats in competition. The parade starts at 5:30 p.m. with a mandatory line-up time of 4 p.m.on the corner of Carver and Main Street directl y across the street from the Seminole Casino of Immokalee. Immediately after the parade the Snow Gala will start in the Collier County Aquatic Center at 505 Escambia Street. Admission is $1 per person 36 inches and taller. Partial proceeds from this event will go toward scholarships to graduating seniors from Immokalee High School. Call 239-6570080 (Cherryle Thomas-Event Chair). aging a meat processing plant and school in Elmira, NY, and an Equipment Rental Business in Golden Gate. Of course, most of us remember him as our Collier Count y Commissioner. During his 12 years on the commission, Commissioner Jim Coletta's personal commitment to Immokalee was evident in his involvement with the Immokalee Community and the time he spent within the community. Prior to becoming a commissioner his civic and social service involvement in Immokalee is well remembered. He personally revived the Immokalee Civic Association on two different occasions. When he was president of Catholic Charities he helped to facilitate their presence in Immokalee b y bringing Guadalupe Social Services under their umbrella. He served 16 years on the Immokalee Developmental Services Board working with challenged adults. His unending support for Immokalee to determine its own future is remembered and appreciated. Commissioner Jim Coletta is now retired and enjoying life. He is currently the recruitment chair for the Boy Scouts of Collier County and plans to take an active part in the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce. GalaContinued From Page 1 MarshalsContinued From Page 1 by Maribel De ArmasToday there is no easy way to write the 500 words that ll this column week after w eek. I usually take this time to share the greatness of our studentsthe successes, the joys of learning, the celebrations. But, I've struggled with that this week, a week cloaked with sadness and grief from the loss of three of our v ery own Immokalee students Joseph Daguerre, Jacob Garibay, and Jerry Ruiz. A tragedy such as this that occurred just a w eek ago today affects the entire community not just one school. But, Immokalee is a close-knit community, pulling together to support one another in times of need. And it is in times like this that I am reminded of a quote that I think can help as we all process what happened. "When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." Ralph Waldo Emerson It has certainly been dark enough, but I believe that three new stars have already started to shine through, inspiring support, compassion and motivation to keep going. Immokalee High School has received such a tremendous amount of support, love, and guidance. And, in turn, the school, the Immokalee community and the District has come together to offer support to the families of the three young men. Immokalee High School will be collecting donations starting this week, memory books are being signed by students, and there will be a releasing of balloons at the football game on Friday, November 15, in memory of Joseph, Jacob and Jerry. And our three new stars have already shined through the darkness to illuminate some successes, inspiring a bit of that celebration that I try to focus on during this weekly time with you. Last Friday, as family, friends, classmates, teachers and the entire community struggled to comprehend what happened, the Immokalee High School football team made the dif cult decision to still play in that evening's game, dedicating it to the young men their friends. It was a rough start, understandably so. But the team powered through to a 20-14 win against Lely High School. It was a big win and a fourth straight District Championship in honor of three stars. We congratulate the Indians as they continue on their hopeful trek toward another try for a State Championship. So, let's remember that all of our stars shine, whether they shine in the classroom, on the football eld or through the darkness we celebrate each and every one of them. Students First by Tammy MeansMy name is Tammy Means, I'm currently employed by Collier Child Care Resources Inc. as the Program Director at A Step UpImmokalee, a child care center located at the Immokalee High School for teen mothers. I currently hold a Florida Child Care Professional Credential and a Florida Child Care Program Director Credential. I'm a full-time student at Edison State College working on a degree in Early Education after spending 23 years gaining experience in the Early Childhood Education eld. W e all know the early years are the most important times of children's lives and Early Education play a major part of your child's education journey. My aim is to give the community helpful information and tips when it comes to choosing the care for your child. This week's topic w ill be: How to select the appropriate care for your child. You may have to leave your child in someone else's care, if you work, go to school or have other commitments. Choosing the appropriate care for your child can be a very dif cult decision for anyone to have to make. You should always base your decision on your families needs and the type of envorinment that you and your child will feel is most comfortable. Child care services should provide the opportuinty for a child to develop social, emotional, and learning skills. It's very important that you give yourself plenty of time to nd the right care for your child so start looking in advance. Finding the right child care can take some time. Begin your search by using your local Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies. They are the experts when it comes to giving you the facts about child care, and can give you a list of child care options in your area that might meet your needs. Make sure you ask your local CCR&R angency questions like: What are the licening requirements in your area?, How can you get information about complaints and licensing violations?, and Do you quailify for any child care nancial assistance programs? Use good judgement when deciding on what type of care is best for your child. Here are a few questions to ask yourself: Can I afford child care?, Do I want my child in a home enviroment or a center enviroment?, How many hours of child care do I need?, and What learning and play opportunities do I want my child to have? All of these questions will need to be answered by you. Once you have found care that you're interested in. It's always a good to make a visit. During your visit try to nd out these things: The staff to child ratio ( How many children are there per adult?), Staff training and education, (Are the staff quli ed to be care givers?), Staff Turnover (How long has staff been there or been providing care in thier home?), and Accredidation (Is the center or home Accredited by a national organization?). Child care providers that are accedited have met the standards for child care that are higher than most state licensing requirements. Before making your decision. Keep in mind everything that you saw when you made the visit, keep answers to all questions that you asked that were answered by the provider, and make the best choice of care for your child and your family. Remember your journey isn't over once you have found the right care. Now you must stay involved as a parent and develop a trusting relationship with your child's caregiver. Early Childhood Education Corner: How to select appropriate child care Tammy Means


The Collier County Coalition A gainst Human Traf ckingThe Collier County Sheriff ’s Of ce, in collaboration with the Collier County Coalition A gainst Human Traf cking, is planning “A Day Without Slavery,” an anti-human trafcking event in Immokalee. “A Day Without Slavery” will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at Immokalee Community Park, 321 N. 1st St. While the event will feature food, live music and activities for children, our primary goal is to provide information about human traf cking and community services available in Immokalee. We also hope to open avenues of communication with the community and encourage residents to report any traf cking that might be happening.Thanksgiving food giveawayAllen Chapel AMC Church is planning its second annual Thanksgiving Giveaway and Outreach Ministry for Sunday, November 24. Last year 120 turkeys were distributed along w ith over 200 bags of rice and beans. The church needs the community’s support. This year their goal is to give 150 turkeys away. Please send your donations to 208 S. 3rd Street, PO Box 477, Immokalee Florida 33413. “The Church that is intentional about ministry.” Pastor Lori Snell.Want to make a real difference? Become a VITA volunteer! You can help a family get back the money they have earned and become more nancially stable. VITA is a program offered through the United Way that helps low to moderate income persons by providing free tax preparation assistance. We are looking for volunteers to better serve our clients. No experience is necessary and volunteers are provided free training online. Flexible hours are available January through mid April. Taxes will be prepared at many locations in Lee, Hendry, Glades, Collier and Charlotte counties. For more information email Amy Singer at or 239.433.2000 ext. 229. Spaghetti dinners for saleChamber President Bernardo Barnhart and the Chamber Board of Directors are ready with our bi-monthly community “Spaghetti Dinners” for the sole purpose of fundraising for Immokalee Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Funds. We need our whole community to support our fundraiser. The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce will be selling Spaghetti Dinners for $10 per plate on November 8, at the local Chamber Of ce (1390 North 15th Street. The spaghetti dinner will be prepared by the rst place winner of our Chamber of Commerce Meatball Cook-off. Menu: Home made spaghetti with meatballs and sauce, the Famous Immokalee Salad, hot garlic bread, baked dessert. If you purchase ve dinners or more... we will deliver. Tickets are on sale now! Serving 11 a.m. -2 p.m. on November 8. This Fundraiser will bene t Scholarships atIHS. Please call Cherryle Thomas 239-6570080 or the Chamber Of ce @239-657-3237 or Mariela Romero at 239-692-2178 to reserve your dinner ticket.VPKIf you live in Florida and your child turns 4 years of age by September 1, Your child is eligible to participate in Florida’s FREE Voluntary Prekindergaten (VPK) education program. For more information please call (239) 252-4449.Walker plans open houseOn Saturday, November 16, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Lorenzo Walker Institute and Technical High School will hold a Fall Open House Festival showcasing their facilities and programs. This event is free to the public and includes mini-manicures, chair massages, free food, demos, door prizes, and live music. Come and see the beautiful campus and join us on this exciting day, the celebration of LWIT’s 40th anniversary – No RSVP necessary! Programs include Health Science, Transportation, Business, Computers, Culinary, and more.iGeneration board meetingThe public is invited to the Board Meeting for iGeneration Empowerment of Collier at Immokalee. Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Community Briefs Lisa D. Zack, MDBrad T. Kovach, MDFlorida Coastal Dermatology239.263.1717801 Anchor Rode Drive ~ Suite 100 ~ Naples, Floridawww.FloridaCoastalDermatology.comSkin cancer and mole removal Mohs surgery LiposuctionBlue and Red light therapy for treatment of sun-damaged skinAcne treatment specialists Skin, hair and nail problemsThorough full skin exams Fillers BotoxProviding superior surgical, medical and cosmetic dermatology since 1989 Now open in Ave Maria, Fridays by appointment. 5064 Annunciation Circle € Suite 101 € Ave Maria, FLWe are now accepting new patients. Jennifer Rice, mpas, pa-c Jana Thomas, pa-c RABIES $10 € PARVO $12 € Half Price Boarding €For a limited timeFREE EXAMA $50 ValuePartners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available.SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441IMMOKALEE MOBILE UNIT CLINICNext to the McDonalds € Immokalee € 239-657-2266CLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINICat McDonalds € Clewiston € 863-675-2441Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOWEST PRICE EVERYDAY! 3 Immokalee Bulletin November 7, 2013Babb H. Adams, 84INVERNESS, Fla. — Dr. Babb H. Adams preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 in Inverness, Fla. He was born December 1, 1928 in Cold Springs, Okla., son of the late Elmo and Mary (Babb) Adams. Dr. Adams earned a PhD in Divinity from Stetson University, and one in Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary. His Bachelors Degree was from the University of Tampa. He moved to Inverness from Immokalee in 1981. Dr. Adams pastored for more than 50 years, rst on the street corners and railroad yards of Tampa, then at Aripeka Baptist Church, Thonotasassa Baptist Church, Orient Park Baptist Church, Full Time Evangelism, First Baptist Church of Immokalee, First Baptist Church of Inverness, and Cornerstone Baptist Church. Dr. Adams was a founding member and interim pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness; former Chaplain for the Citrus County Sheriff’s Department; and past President of the Florida Baptist Convention. Hunting was his joy and pleasure, and he loved to spend time in the woods with his best hunting buddies, his son, and grandson. When family and friends hear, look me in my good eye, good Lord w illin, kiss me on my fuzzy cheek, don’t borrow trouble, let me tell you a story, you can’t undo done, it works, if you work at it, you will never go wrong doing right, I so appreciate what you do, where do you go to church when you go, and most importantly let me introduce you to my friend Jesus Christ, they knew they were talking to Babb H. Adams, more affectionately known as Preacher. Preacher rst and foremost loved the Lord, then his family, his friends, and then everyone else he met. He never met a stranger and had the gracious gift of making everyone he met feel like they were the most important person in the world and that they were truly special. Preacher strived to make God real in the life of everyone he met by showing them in word and deed God’s ever abounding love. Preacher was so happy for you to know him, but his mission was for you to know Jesus. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Marilyn Owens Adams, Inverness; son, Tim (Tina) Adams, Inverness; two daughters, Tempy (David) Henry, Winter Garden, Fla. and Kimberly (Jim) Bowlin, Inverness; a brother, Russell (Maureen) Adams of Land O Lakes; six grandchildren, Catheleen (John) Halfmann, Caitlyn Henry, Trae Adams, Bekkah Adams, Kalen Adams and Karina (Andrew) Sherwood; two great grandchildren, MaeBeatrice Sherwood and Wynna Sherwood; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. The Celebration of the Life of Dr. Babb H. Adams, age 84, of Inverness, Florida, was held 4 p.m., W ednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at the Cornerstone Baptist Church, Reverend David Henry of ciated, and Reverend Greg Kell assisted. Interment will be 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at Garden of Memories, Tampa, Fla. The family received friends 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday at the church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Arrangements are under the direction of the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory. In lieu of owers, please make donations to the Missions Ministry of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Obituaries

PAGE 4 Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 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! Call us at 239-657-6000 or e-mail for more info 4 Immokalee Bulletin November 7, 2013 Submitted photos/ Christie BetancourtImmokalee Seminoles Pop Warner League Homecoming 2013 Homecoming courtTOP LEFT: Front row from left: Deliyah Cambell, Kayln Hernandez, Adyson Adame, Pedro Santiago IV. Back row from left: Thalia Cardenas, Joshua Williams, Brianna Blocker and Araceli Anzualda. Not pictured: Alondra Flores and Euleterio Herrera.Peers ChoiceTOP RIGHT: Peers Choice Princess Brianna Blocker and and Prince Joshua Williams.2013 Overall WinnerBOTTOM LEFT: Adyson Adame was league overall winner.2013 Homecoming King and QueenBOTTOM RIGHT: Adyson Adame and Pedro Santiago IV. The National Park Service (NPS) at Big Cypress National Preserve and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) have worked cooperatively to modify the hunting seasons within the Big Cypress Wildlife Management Area (WMA). This modi cation will help make up for hunting days missed due to the recent federal government shutdown. After consultation with the NPS, the FWC has issued an executive order that will extend the archery and muzzleloading gun hunts in the WMA. "This cooperative effort between the Preserve and the Commission highlights the strong partnership between the two agencies," said Big Cypress National Preserve Superintendent Pedro Ramos. The muzzeloading gun hunt will run from Nov. 6 through Nov. 10 in all units except Deep Lake. There is no quota for either of these extended hunt seasons. See regulations speci c to the wildlife management areas at For information, call the FWC's South Regional Of ce at 561-625-5122. Big Cypress hunt modi ed


Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida Foundation Executive Director Louis J. Traina, EdD has been named Fundraising Executive of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Everglades Chapter. He will be recognized during the National Philanthropy Day Celebration at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Eaton Conservation Hall. Dr. Traina has served in public and priv ate higher education holding positions of university advancement vice president, foundation executive director, and campus president. Earlier in his career, he served as a rehabilitation counselor and staff psychologist caring for mental health, spinal cord trauma, and addiction recovery patients. He is an experienced fundraiser, community leader, and top administrator. Having previously served as the Vice President for University Advancement for Hodges University and Ave Maria University, Dr. Traina is pro cient in the acquisition of major gifts, planned giving, annual giving, direct marketing communications, community relations, point of entry receptions and major fundraising events. He has led several multi-million dollar campaigns including St. Ann School, Edison State College, and those that brought about the naming of Hodges University, the Kenneth Oscar Johnson School of Business, the Nichols School of Professional Studies, the Fisher School of Technology, the Francis Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning, and the Lavern Norris Gaynor President's Chair. Dr. Traina believes strongly in giving back to his community nancially and in service. He has served on the boards of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Leadership Foundation, the Village School of Naples, North Naples United Methodist Church and the Forum Club. He and his wife Meg have two children, J ohn (18) and Julia (16). The Traina family is active in mission work both in their community and the Bahamas serving orphans and at risk children. Dr. Traina has served as the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida Foundation Executive Director since June. "We are extremely pleased that Lou is receiving this well-deserved recognition and proud to have such a quali ed individual leading our Foundation," says Healthcare Network President and CEO Mike Ellis. Ellis's comments were shared by Network Foundation Chair Tom Schneider. "This is de nitely a win-win, not only for Lou and the Foundation, but the community as a whole," he said. "The combination of Lou's fundraising career and his passion for our mission will ensure that vital programs, such as the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, will continue to meet the healthcare needs of the underserved in our community." Established by community leaders in 1977, the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida is a private not-for-pro t organization providing primary medical and dental care to nearly 36,000 patients annually (25,000 children) at 13 locations throughout Collier County, including the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile¨. Tickets for the Philanthropy Day Celebration are $50 each and can be purchased in advance by calling (239) 877-6261 or (239) 775-3862. Celebrations 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 Have it all... PH: (239) 425-6000Licensed Real Estate Broker 542.65 Acres Collier County CR 858 / Oil Well Rd.Located on the south side of CR858/ Oil Well Rd. at the Collier-Hendry County line, just 3.5 miles east of SR 29. Zoned Agricultural, current agricultural use of the property is citrus, row crop, and improved pasture. 200 acres currently planted in citrus. Modular home on site. Production records are available upon request to quali ed buyers. $6,450 per acre 5 Immokalee Bulletin November 7, 2013 Submitted photoSpecial Olympics, special teamThe Immokalee Uni ed Special Olympics Flag Football team knocked out their opponent this past weekend at the Area tourney in Venice. The Indians were victorious 2-1 and are advancing to State! Special thanks to Ms. Chesterton's th period class and members of the Key Club for scrimmaging with us! A special, special thanks to Laces of Love for out tting the team in much needed cleats! Without the cleats, our team would not have been able to compete due to weather! In the rst game we had to play a team in a higher division and in the last minute Johnny Garza went in the game and received a hand-off from the quarterbac. With pride, determination and a little compassion from the other team, Johnny ran down the sideline for his rst ever TD! It is a moment Flor and I will never forgetthe spectators, opposing teams, our team and all coaches gave him a moment he will never forget as well! Johnny, Johnny, Johnny could have been heard for miles! Traina named 2013 Fundraising Executive of the Year A fter school Nutrition ProgramThe Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board, Inc. announces the sponsorship of the Afterschool Nutrition Program, a subcomponent of the Child Care Food Program. This program is designed primarily to provide nutritious snacks and suppers to children in afterschool programs. Snacks and suppers are available at no separate charge to the children at the sites listed below: iGeneration Charter School 1411 Lake Trafford Rd, Immokalee. Community Center 321 North 1st Street, Immokalee. Sports Complex 505 Escambia St, Immokalee. Community Brief


Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesNAPLES Sat. Nov 9th, 8am-1pm, WaterWays of Naples (Immokalee Rd, & Oil Well Rd., 10 mi E of 75) Lots of bargains!! Employment Full TimeHOUSE CLEANING Experienced full time house cleaners. Naples area. Fast paced, physical t, highly motivated, energetic, attention to detail. No drama. Only serious persons apply. Leave message at 239-353-0557. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Employment Full Time Railroad Locomotive MechanicsRepair of locomotive mechanical, electrical, and associated equipment to FRA standards Have knowledge of and ability to repair rail cars and their associated equipment. Be prepared to help when called out for derailments and train breakdowns. Carry out inspections on Locomotives, railcars and equipment to FRA standards Email: Apply online at Multi-Craft Journeyman Safely fabricate, install, inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair conveyors, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, steel structures, chutes, fans, pipelines, valves, vessels, pressure vessels, etc. Utilize miscellaneous metal working equipment and processes such as arc welding, oxygen/acetylene, MIG, TIG and plasma methods to perform welding functions. Must be able to pass a 6G welding test. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.comApply online: Drivers: $5,000 SignOn Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Employment Full Time Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Full Time RAILROAD MECHANIC WELDER US Sugar is seeking mechanics with experience on engines, transmissions, drive train, brakes, chassis and Hydraulic systems. Candidates with previous Railroad or Heavy Diesel experience are ideal. This position also requires Welding experience. Please apply if you can perform the following tasks. Ability to perform work on engines, transmissions, drive train, brakes, chassis, hydraulic systems. Be able to inspect, troubleshoot, complete diagnostics, and repair these types of systems as they pertain to Railroad Track equipment and road equipment •Repair and Weld Frogs •Repair and Weld Switch Points •Repair and Weld Rail (Field Weld) OR Apply online at Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Water Plant Operator Will operate and monitor water treatment facilities in accordance with the Florida rules, regulations and statutes insure proper plant compliance via various process control tests. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Proper trouble shooting, operation, maintenance and repair of equipment pertaining to Water Treatment Plant • Knowledge of chemicals used in water plant operations -knowledge of lab processes used in Water Treatment Plant• Maintain accurate written documentation pertaining to the job -monitor pumps, lters, chemical feeds and ow meters• Perform chemical analysis to ensure proper water treatment, quality and disinfection -prepare chemicals for injection into raw water supply -read and apply processes and procedures according to operating and maintenance manuals wear respirator. All applicants must hold a WTP license as issued by the State of Florida and a Valid Drivers License. Jdooley@ussugar .com Apply online at Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Employment WantedRETIRED Island Indian, Need to keep busy 20 yr mechanic, 10 yrs in security, 10 yr motel maintenance and front desk. Seeking employment and 1 BR apartment in Immokalee (305)384-8602 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. ApartmentsESPERANZA PLACE Affordable 2BR and 3BR 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 Pay no more than 30% of your households adjusted monthly income for rent and utilities. 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 Provider & Employer When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 6 Immokalee Bulletin November 7, 2013 Reading a newspaper makes you a more informed and interesting person.No wonder newspaper readers are more successful! READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. No wonder newspaper readers have more fun! Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds


Register for baseball and softballThe Immokalee Little League is starting to register your little and big ones for the 2013-2014 season. We will be registering the month of November and December every Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 6-8 p.m. First day of registration will begin Thursday, Nov. 5. We will now be accepting registration for all 4 year old and up for for TBall as long as they turn four on or after Ma y 1. Fee will be $75 for T-Ballers, Minors and up $85. Birth certi cates are required at registration. For all 9 years old and above, three proofs of residency will be required. For all players already 13 years old before May 1, please register ASAP for possibly immediate play. For more information, Please give us a call at the numbers provided. Thank You, Immokalee for all your support. For more info please call, William Trevino 239-324-3072, Hector Ramos 239564-9645, Elsa Zamora 239-776-4958, Josh Rincon 239-229-8972 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)777-2788 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. Mobile HomeSale3br, 2bath doublewide on 1/2 acre lot between LaBelle and Immokalee. Home is like new and has porch, concrete driveway and many other features. Bad credit or no credit accepted with $7,00 down. Owner nancing. Call 863-673-4325 FELDA Huge 2 BR, 2BA w/large attached Florida Room. A steal @ $7,000. Call Laura @ (239)233-5654 Hurricane zone III used doublewide only $39,900 includes setup and a/c. Very hard to nd and in good condition. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 Large 3br, 2bath doublewide on A Road between LaBelle and Immokalee. $59,900. We will nance with $5,000 down and average credit. Call 863-673-4325 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Automobiles2004 NISSAN MAXIMA 4 Door, Automatic. Runs great! $3000 (863)843-5316 Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE Board meeting to be held: COFFO, Inc 778 West Palm Drive Florida City, FL 33034 On Friday, November 15, 2013 at 10:00am. 456014 IB 11/7/2013 Business & Service Directory AUCTION1998 Toyota4TANL42N7W2052156 Time for a new car? Check out this auction onNovember 18, 2013 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 Lic#CCC1325950 Of“ce: (863) 675-704 5 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 Place Your Ad Online, From the Comfort of Your Home! 7 Immokalee Bulletin November 7, 2013 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. On behalf of Parks and Recreation Coordinator Leonor Montelongo and her staff and Immokalee Little League President William Trevino and part of his staff would like to thank the parents, staff and coaches that got the kids involved with the Baseball/Softball clinic that we had in Immokalee the last nine weeks. It was a most enjoyable experience for us and hopefully a learning experience for our almost 50 kids. The Coaches came out and gave their time to help these kids learn the fundamentals of Baseball and Softball. We had 13 and 14 year old kids that have never played and now they want to be involved. Thank you again for all your support. Little League umpire clinicI would like to thank the people that came out for our Umpire Clinic that was held last week at the Little League Park. It was a small turnout but those that came to the clinic showed interest in being involved, and that is what its all about, being involved for our kids. Mr. Juan Garcia Jr. our Umpirein-Chief for our Little league was the one that conducted the class. He did a ne job as our instructor. We would also like to thank the few kids that came out that were part of our Parks and Recreation Clinic. We had a scrimmage with the kids so that we could give our up and coming new umpires practice. We will be holding another Umpire and a Scorekeepers clinic that will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013. Come out and show your support for our kids on that day. William Trevino, President Immokalee Little League Immokalee Little League and Parks and Recreation would like to thank you for all the help this year Submitted Photo/ Willaim TrevinoSome of the people who came out to learn how to be an umpire. Sport Shorts iTECH class openMachining class, 1500 hours, MondayFriday 9 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Class begins on or around December 2, 2013 at the Immokalee Technical Center, 508 North 9th Street, (239) 377-9900. Program supported by: Arthrex, US Sugar, Haynes Corporation, Shaw Development. For more information about our graduation rates, costs and other important information, please visit our website at Parks and Rec new web siteCollier County Parks and Recreation recently launched its mobile web site. Access on your smart phone or tablet to view the mobile device-friendly site. Add the Collier Count y Parks and Recreation icon to your home screen to access quickly the information you need to enjoy all the recreational amenities offered by Collier County Parks and Recreation. For more information, contact Parks and Recreation Administration at (239) 2524000. Community Briefs


8 Immokalee Bulletin November 7, 2013 Submitted photos/ Christie BetancourtPop Warner Cheer Off 2013TOP Left: The Tiny Mite Squad during the Parade of Champions. TOP RIGHT: The Junior Pee Wee and Pee Wee Cheerleaders at the Cheer Off. Both teams placed third. Way to go, girls! BOTTOM LEFT: The Pee Wee Squad performed at the Cheer Off Sunday, October 20, at the Germain Arena. IMMOKALEE – Josh Turner, one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers, will take to the Seminole Casino Immokalee Event Pavilion stage Sunday, November 24, at 6 p.m. for a free concert to help close out the casino’s third annual Pigs in Paradise National Championship BBQ Festival weekend. A Hannah, S.C. native, Turner has earned numerous CMA, ACM and Grammy nominations since the release of his debut album, Long Black Train, which garnered number one hits such as “Your Man,” Would You Go With Me,” and “Why Don’t We Just Dance.” A song writer and performer since he was a young child, Turner released his fth studio album, Punching Bag, a little over a year ago and it immediately jumped to the top of the Billboard Country Albums Chart. Previous Pigs in Paradise concert performers include Charlie Daniels and Joe Nichols. The Pigs in Paradise National Championship BBQ Festival kicks off on Friday, November 22 and culminates with the Turner concert. During the event, six nationally renowned ribbers will cook up their best ribs, pulled pork and beef brisket with hopes o f winning the coveted national championship crown. In addition to mouth-watering treats, attendees will enjoy live music, a classic car show, pig races, a motorcycle rally, an art show and much more over the three-da y festival, which will take place rain or shine. Pigs in Paradise Weekend coming