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Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County Thursday, May 1, 2014 Vol. 47 No. 18 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Immokalee Bulletin/ Waddy ThompsonBalloons Over ParadiseTop: Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantStudents learned about traditional Seminole foods like fry bread and pumpkin bread, sofkee and Indian tacos and how they’re made over an open re. Eden Park fourth graders enjoy their rst taste of fry bread: Lilia Delarosa, Destiny Diaz and Bibiana Castro, all of Miss Horn’s class. Lilia’s reaction to the experience: “I’m in heaven right now!” Left: Immokalee Bulletin/ Waddy ThompsonThose fantastic balloons went off without a hitch in perfect weather at the casino’s Balloons over Paradise event Saturday, April 26, dwar ng people as they take to the sky. Food Chains premiered in New Y ork at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 26, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the School of Visual Arts (SVA), with a special panel discussion on the topic of fair food following the screening with the lmmakers and expert cast. This new exposŽ delves behind the scenes to reveal how fresh produce gets from farm to table and the stark economic distance between grocery retailers and farmworkers along the way. There is more interest in food and fresh produce than ever, yet there is very little interest in the hands that pick it. In this exposŽ documentary, an intrepid group of workers in Immokalee, Florida battle the $4 trillion global supermarket industry in a quest for fair wages and living conditions. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a worker-based human rights group in Florida leading efforts to change the system through its Fair Food Program, is pro led in Food Chains. These are the new face of the farmworkers' rights movement at a time when wages have fallen sharply -even as supermarket pro ts are at record highs. The farmworkers' ght reveals the extreme imbalance between large supermarket chains and, at the end of the food chain, the laborers who tend to and pick the produce. Food Chains will be released theatrically in Fall 2014. Cast members, including Ev a Longoria, Eric Schlosser, Lucas Benitez, Gerardo Reyes Ch‡vez (CIW) and Kerry Kennedy Producers Smriti Keshari, Hamilton Fish and Barry Estabrook. ‘Food Chains’ premieres at Tribeca Film Festival in NYC Golfers: Time to scramble for I.H.SImmokalee High School's second Annual Golf Scramble is coming up soon! Saturday, May 17, at Panther Run Golf Club in Ave Maria, players w ill tee off with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Entry fee is $80 per play, w hich includes golf, prizes and lunch. The event is sponsored by the Immokalee High School Athletic Department and all proceeds w ill bene t the student-athletes at I.H.S. For further information contact A thletic Director Tony Allen at 239377-1818 or email


2 Immokalee Bulletin May 1, 2014 To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518 LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. Phone: (239) 657-6000 Fax: (863) 675-1449 Website: 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 Classi“ed AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 to place it from home or go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit or email Editor: Patty Brant 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 € 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 con”icts of interest or potential con”icts 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. Masthead photo courtesy of Waddy Thompson Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County Submitted photoChamber recognitionThe Immokalee Chamber and First Bank, would like to thank Mr. Trevino a/k/a “Mr. T” for his hard work and dedication to Immokalee Little League. The community and youth appreciates all you do. Once again, Thank you! Pictured from left: Mr. Trevino and Chamber President Bernardo Barnhart. by Joe LandonI always want to take a moment a couple of times during the course of the year to remind parents of some television programming available that enhances the learning happening in the classroom. The programming can be found on The Education Channel which can be found by tuning in to Comcast cable 99 on your TV. If you have access to a computer or if you have a mobile device, such as a smartphone, you can also access the channel live online at While there is programming all day long, including highlights of school and district events, I want to focus on two shows that you – Mom and Dad – may nd quite useful. If you have a student in your family who is an English Language Learner, you’ll be happy to know that you have an opportunity each afternoon to learn what the Collier County Public Schools’ English Language Learners (ELL) program is all about. There is actually a TV show you can watch that’s chock full of the information you need to help your child. It’s called “Passport to America” and the good news is that the information that’s shared on the show can be viewed and listened to in three languages: English, Spanish, and Creole. A new episode begins at the end of each month, with topics ranging from tips for improving your child’s vocabulary, to information about services offered by the school district’s ELL program, to help with writing, reading, math and science. In fact, the episode that just started this week focuses on helping your child learn math. And then, toward the end of May, there will be a special show focused on the various summer educational activities that’ll keep learning alive for you and your child. So, I invite you to watch “Passport to America”! It airs every evening at 5:30 p.m. Now if there is no one in your home who is able to read to your child in the evening, or on those evenings when you just don’t have the time, the “Storytime” TV read aloud show (with its guest readers) will read to your child for you. “Storytime” is on TV at 7 p.m. each evening Monday thru Sunday, and it is on at 7 a.m., 7:30 a.m., and again at 12 p.m. each day, Monday thru Friday. Plus, there’s a two and a half hour “Storytime” marathon on the air beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturdays. Even if you aren’t able to watch when the show is actually on TV or is being streamed online, we have what we call webisodes of “Passport to America” and “Storytime” stored for you to watch at your convenience on our website – again at Just scroll to the bottom of the home page and you’ll see the latest webisodes. Or, you can then click on “Communications” on the top of the page, then “Videos on Demand” to get to our main webisodes page. You’ll then be able to click on the “Passport to America” or “Storytime” icon to pick a topic of interest. Students First Mr. Fairbanks and the entire I.H.S family cordially invite you to attend a community informational meeting to learn about our desire to form a strong Booster Club for Immokalee HS. Your presence would be greatly appreciated on Monday, May 12, 2014 from 6:00-7:00 in the I.H.S auditorium. Light snacks will be provided from 5:30-6:00 PM. This meeting is to form a solid united front for all the students of Immokalee High School. We hope to see you there. Other exciting news at I.H.S.: We would like for you, the community, to join us in congratulating our third Gates Millennium Scholarship winner. Dulce Mendoza has done herself and this community proud by keeping the tradition of academic excellence alive by being awarded this prestigious award for 2014. Previous “Gates Millennium Scholarship” recipients: Gilberte Bastien in 2001; Amalio Montez in 2009; Then the past three consecutive years: Daniel Guzman in 2012; Jesus Velazco Salazar in 2013; Dulce Mendoza in 2014. On Friday, May 2, 16 students from Immokalee will represent us at the 2A state track meet to be held in Jacksonville, Florida. This group is led by seniors Leonel Delcruz and Anita Munoz. These two students have been a vital part of the athletic program at Immokalee High for the past four years and are really looking to end their career on a high note. Important dates: May 1: Spring Football Practice May 9: BETA talent Show May 9: Migrant Banquet May 16: Red and white Game May 17: I.H.S Golf Scramble May 17: I.H.S Prom I.HS. Drumbeat Naples, Fl – Crossroads, the continuum o f substance abuse services that includes inpatient detoxi cation, residential and intensive outpatient treatment provided by the not-forpro t mental health and substance abuse treatment facility David Lawrence Center, has enhanced treatment options available for pregnant and postpartum women in need of comprehensive substance abuse treatment and well-baby services. Through special funding available through the State of Florida, these services are being offered with minimal to no upfront costs depending on eligibility. Services are available for up to one year after delivery. The goal is to engage at-risk women into our Crossroads continuum of care, including short-term residential treatment. Clients receive a comprehensive clinical assessment, individualized intervention plan, nursing and physical assessments, case management, wellness and nutrition services, individual and group therapy, psychiatric services provided by a board-certi ed addictionologist, parenting education as well as referrals to prenatal, postnatal and well-baby care. Crossroads offers a full continuum o f substance abuse services including inpatient detoxi cation, residential and intensive outpatient treatment provided by the David Lawrence Centerm the SW Florida-based, not-for-pro t leading provider of behavioral health solutions. Call 239-354-1428 or visit Substance abuse treatment for pregnant and postpartum women


The sixth graders at Lake Trafford Elementary geared up to take the FCAT math test last week by breaking a neatly decorated piata with various math symbols, particularly the Pi symbol and its estimated values of 3.14 and 22/7. “We smacked the FCAT and had a lot of fun,” said one student when asked about the activity. Ms. Doyle, a 2014 Golden Apple Teacher of Distinction, brought the piata to school for her 6th grade math students to get excited about taking the Math FCAT test. “Now is your time to show what you know,” she told her students at the celebration. Breaking the piata was a culminating activity to a previous celebration of Pi Day, which was March 14 (3/14). Pi Day was a huge success here at Lake Trafford. The events helped motivate students to prepare for the high stakes assessment test. Not only did we enjoy eating lots of pie that day, but our Pi activities were outstanding. Trivia questions were asked about using formulas to nd the area and circumference of circles, we sang songs, watched videos and recited poems about Pi, and had a Pi Poster Contest. Contest winners were Gisselle Nava (1st place), Lester Velasquez (2nd place) and Roberta Desgards (3rd place). Students were challenged to memorize the digits o f Pi in a friendly competition. Rood Vilamont stunned the audience with his rst place nish by reciting the rst 100 digits from memory! Dave Belrice and Cindy Velasquez were crowned the Pi King and Queen, an honor bestowed upon them by having one of the highest scores in their Geometry unit. What did they win? What else? Pizza pie! Go Gators! Beat the FCAT! HERE’S MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. Donaciano Lopez LuizYou have 30 days to contact Antonia Fuentes at 239-503-0274 for custody of Jennifer Lopez FuentesSPAYS & NEUTERS 1/2 PRICE BOARDING LOW COST VACCINATIONS ON SATURDAYSHEWMAKER 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. SPRING SPECIAL! FAMILY DENTAL CARE GROUP K.S. Parmar D.D.S. • Exams • Cleanings • X-Rays • Crowns • Bridges • Root Canals • Extractions • Tooth Whitening & Fillings • Complete & Partial Dentures • Braces for Children & Adults Tuesday from 4:30 to 7 Saturday from 10 to 3 6A, 1013 Main St • Immokalee (In Kemp Plaza) (239) 658-1220 3 Immokalee Bulletin May 1, 2014 The multijurisdictional task force investigating ve recent home invasion robberies in Collier County and the City of Naples is continuing to work daily to identify and arrest those responsible for these crimes. The task force is made up of members representing the Collier County Sheriff’s Ofce, the Naples Police Department, the Marco Island Police Department, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the FBI. The crimes began Feb. 13, when the suspects targeted a home on White Boulevard. The next one took place Feb. 19 at a home on Golden Oaks Lane. The third home invasion was reported Feb. 24 on 17th Avenue South. That one was followed by one on March 11 at a home on Osprey Trail in The Estuary. The most recent home invasion took place April 3 at a home on Groveland Terrace in Quail West. The suspects wear dark clothing, gloves and masks and target high-end homes. They restrain the occupants, render telephones and cell phones in the home inoperable, and make off with cash and jewelry. The suspects have gained access to the homes by either entering through unlocked doors or approaching residents who were outside on their own property in the evening hours. Task force members are asking the community to contact law enforcement anytime they see something suspicious. Information about something as seemingly harmless as an unfamiliar vehicle driving through a neighborhood could be the tip the task force needs to break the case. “No piece of information is too small,” said CCSO Lt. John Morrisseau, who is leading the task force. “Trust your instincts and report anything that seems suspicious. “ The task force recently partnered with Crime Stoppers of Southwest Florida to publicize the case. Click here to watch the Crime Stoppers segment. In addition, representatives from the CCSO Crime Prevention Bureau have been out in the community speaking to homeowner and civic associations, stressing the importance of having good home security measures in place and encouraging them to develop a family safety plan so that they are prepared in the event of an emergency. Click here to view CCSO’s family safety plan handout. Anyone with information is asked to call the home invasion hotline at 239.252.0300, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.780.8477. Home invasion taskforce formed Local Immokalee LDS youth for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would like to invite all to tune in and watch the “Cultural Celebration” in honor of the new Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Temple by internet this Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7 p.m. EST. They will celebrate along with 1,200 other youth from the South Florida State area with song and dance performances. Before an LDS temple is dedicated, the youth in the area hold a celebration to represent their culture. The Fort Lauderdale Temple dedication marks the rst time that the Church is broadcasting a cultural celebration live and on the internet. The cultural celebration will be broadcast live on the internet at: org/broadcasts/languages/ orida-culturalcelebration/2014/04 Youth Honor Faith, at Ft. Lauderdale Celebration LTE students get FCAT help from Pi Submitted photo These sixth graders at Lake Trafford Elementary were geared up to take the FCAT math test. Prayer breakfastYou’re invited to a free prayer breakfast Saturday, May 3, at 9 a.m. at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, 208 S. 3rd Street. Rev. Lori Snell Pastor. Men and women invited. Come and share physical and spiritual food. Theme: Faith. Guest speaker Dr. Juniace Etienne. Commuity Brief

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! 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 4 Immokalee Bulletin May 1, 2014 Submitted photoLipman Fundraiser“Lipman Fundraiser Softball Event” was held on last Saturday. Cherryle and Fred Thomas are pictured with Jaime Wiesinger of Lipman. Immokalee Soccer School is a non-pro t organization created in 2010 to provide the necessary support to children from low-income families in Immokalee. The Immokalee Soccer School's Mission is to increase the health, social, cultural and sports development of boys and girls by encouraging them to seek ful llment through education and sport by integrating them into the community as better human beings. The Immokalee Soccer School's vision is to create a place in the world where boys and girls have the opportunity to participate and develop in society in which they can play an important role. Whether it be achievement in school, sport or work, whatever they nd themselves doing, they will do it with dignity, respect and love. The work we do day by day will eventually bring rewards and on this occasion we w ant to thank INTER CUPS MEXICO for believing in our project, supporting us and motivating us. Now we want to thank them for providing a unique opportunity for one of our players to experience. He will travel to Mexico, visit the Azteca stadium and Cruz Azul's training facilities, and will even get to watch a playoff match at the Azul Stadium. And that's not even to mention the soccer camp from May 2 to May 6. Amazingly all this is at no charge for our player. Thank you, Inter Cups for this experience for our future champion! Esteban Acevedo is a tenyear-old who plays mid eld position. he has been at Immokalee Soccer School for two years. Young Esteban is disciplined ypoung man, well behaved and good at school. He right-leg, a fast runner and strong kicker with a very good attitude. We hope you have a great time there, Esteban! Live the best experience for your life! GO ANGELS! For more information go to: http://www. Immokalee Soccer School to travel to Mexico for unique experience Submitted photoGetting some practice in on the eld. The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees. Anyone can receive Conservation Trees, a user-friendly booklet featuring illustrations, colorful photos and easily-understood descriptions, by making a $3 donation to the Foundation this month. "Conservation Trees is an ideal resource for tree planters," said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Taking care of existing trees is just as critical as planting new ones, and proper care ensures communities are able to fully enjoy the diverse bene ts of urban forestry." The booklet provides details about the right way to plant and prune trees. It also includes tips on using shade trees and windbreaks to save on energy costs, attract songbirds and create a living snow fence. To receive the Conservation Trees booklet, send a $3 check along with your name and address to: Conservation Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebrask a City, NE 68410, or order online at arborday. org/conservationtrees. Foundation offers tree-care booklet


Mothers DayOn Sunday, May 11, at 11 a.m. Allen Chapel is having a Mother’s Day Worship Service to honor three community mothers who sacri ced much. Their sons (Jacob, Joseph and J erry) were best friends and they were killed in a car accident on Halloween night. They w ere only 17 and one was 18. The mothers are Soyla Gutierrez, Regina Hall and Isabel Ruiz. The Allen Chapel Mother of the Year is Sister Alice German. Speaker: Pastor Melinda Hernandez. Allen Chapel is located at 208 S. 3rd Street.Feeding the hungryAllen Chapel AME Church will open Martha’s Kitchen Feeding Ministry once a month to provide free hot meals for those in need, alternating between breakfast one month and lunch the next. The kitchen opens May 17, with breakfast 9 a.m. Lunch will be served the following month at noon. The church is located at 208 South Third Street. This is a joint ministry with the Missionary Society and Evangelism.Computer basicsIntroductory computer class for beginners. Learn terminology, how to operate a PC and how to create and manage les. Class size limited. Immokalee Branch Library Thursday, May 1 and 15, 5-7 p.m. Registration required. Call 239-657-2882. Register for Pop WarnerApply with the Immokalee Seminoles Pop Warner league for Cheer and Football players ages 5-15 for the upcoming season. If you would like to register your child you can pick up an application at the Print Shop, 1390 North 15th Street Suite 300 (across the Florida Community Bank) or go online at Register Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Print Shop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Community Briefs Employment Full Time Network AdministratorRequirements:• Experience in all areas of local and wide area network management and administration including system con guration, setup, troubleshooting, and end user support; experience supporting telecommunications equipment is preferred.• Candidate should possess a functional understanding of virtual LANs and dynamic trunking protocols.• Candidate should possess solid understanding of the following aspects of networking and the support of IP networks to include: OSI model, STP, and 802.11 a, b, g, n protocols. • Candidate should possess a functional understanding of routing protocols to include: OSPF and EIGRP• Candidate should possess a functional understanding of additional protocols and services to include. LACP, VRRP, HSRP• Candidate should be familiar with a basic understanding of GLBP, MPLS, VPLS and BGP EMAIL Employment Full Time Employment Full TimePROGRAMMER-ERP SYSTEMSWe are looking for a Programmer to develop and support an ERP System. With supervision and supplied training, the candidate will participate in developing and implementing enhancements and modi cations, contribute in all phases of analysis and design and develop processing solutions utilizing .NET and ABAP programming. Candidate will work on an ERP team to understand business processes and technical requirements. Candidate will de ne, develop and implement solutions through writing application code [testing, debugging, and documentation]. Through hands-on training, acquire SAP ABAP programming skills. Attributes• Bachelor degree in Computer Science or information technology or equivalent experience is required• 0-2 years of professional programming experience• Familiarity with Systems Development Lifecycle of applications in an ERP system landscape• Experience with relational databases and SQL programming, Visual Studio is a plusEMAIL Employment Full Time 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 Southern Gardens Citrus STAFF ACCOUNTANTPOSITION DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: The Staff Accountant position performs accounting and budgetary work and other nancially related tasks as required by the Accounting Manager including monthly closing responsibilities, preparation of annual budgets and forecasts, and account reconciliations. This position also analyzes nancial reports and records, monitors A/R aging, and assists in the implementation of Bills of Material and yearly standards. Responsibilities include documentation of detailed policies and procedures for responsible accounting areas. The position is expected to assist the Accounting Manager in special projects and perform other related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Entry level position with a year or more of similar applicable experience desired but not required. Good interpersonal skills, effective verbal & written communication skills, decision making, team building, and customer service skills are required. A solid working knowledge of Microsoft applications (Excel, Outlook, and Word) is required. SAP experience preferred. Bachelors Degree in Accounting is preferred. Southern Gardens Citrus is a major supplier of 100% pure Florida not-from-concentrate orange juice to the private label industry and major brands. Position provides an excellent bene ts package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401-K, and potential bonus. Send resumes to: Fax: 863-902-4315 E-mail: EOE Employment Full Time 5 Immokalee Bulletin May 1, 2014


Employment Full TimeA. Duda & Sons, Inc. in Moore Haven, Florida is currently looking for a GENERAL OFFICE ASSISTANT to help maintain an ef cient of ce environment. The ideal candidate will have organization and planning skills, work management and prioritizing skills, pays attention to detail, accurate and is dependable and reliable. This is a full time position M-F; 8:00-5:00pm. Competitive pay and bene ts package. For immediate consideration please email your resume Or fax to (863) 674-0873. Integrated Solutions Specialist Come Join the #1 John Deere Dealership in the world. We are looking for an energized and organized specialist that is familiar with Auto track, agricultural precision farming products and services, Trimble, AG leader and/or Topcon. Pro cient knowledge of electrical and wireless communication systems. Self motivated and sense of humor is a must. We offer comp. salary and bene ts package! Apply@2017 NW 16th Street, Belle Glade or fax resume to: 561-996-4207 MECHANIC to work on farm/ranch equipment, diesel and gasoline engines, eet maintenance, fabrication and electrical. Computer skills preferred. Florida Driver License required. Pay based on experience. Drug-free workplace. Apply in person from 8am-11am & 1pm-4pm Monday thru Friday @ 109 Arron Drive, Lake Placid, FL 863-465-2821 or of PSYCHOLOGIST NEEDED NOWMoore Haven Correctional Facility in Moore Haven, Fla. PRN (as needed) APPLY ONLINE TODAY EOE & Drug Free Workplace Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full TimeTECHNICIAN needed for Redi-Plants in Estero, duties include pollinating tomato plants in the greenhouse, basic plant growing tasks such as pruning and sowing, transplanting and harvesting tomatoes in the eld, some occasional spray work as well. Must have a valid driver’s license and able to travel when needed. Bi-Lingual is a plus. For more information call 239-229-5937 or to apply fax your resume to 239-949-6536. 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. Beauty Salons/SpasFully Equipped Beauty Salon For Rent. High Traf c Area. Permit approved. Start working today. Plenty of Parking Spaces available. 211 B West Main St Immokalee FL 34142 Contact Hulda @ (239)324-2488 Pets/Supplies All New Happy Jack Kennel Dip II kills eas, ticks, & MANGE mites on dogs or as a perimeter spray to kill mosquitoes and ies. Do NOT use on cats!!!JACK & ANNS FEED & SUPPLY ApartmentsESPERANZA PLACE Affordable 1BR Apartments, 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 Condos/Townhouses RentTRAFFORD PINE ESTATES INC. 2 & 3 BR/1BATH All appliances & low deposit. $450 & up. Call (239)777-2788 Farm Property RentFarm Land for lease: 230 acres with drip irrigation, Felda area. 3 or 5 year lease. 239-503-4037 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. 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. Farms Sale14 acres for sale. Road frontage, Hwy 29 and Heritage Rd, Felda, Fl. Great commercial site $8900/acre More info call 239-503-4037 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Public Notice Legal Advertisement Invitation to Bid Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida Inc. (GWSWFL) hereby advertises on May 1, 2014 a solicitation for an Emergency back-up generator, associated electrical and Reroo ng of an existing single story structure located at 905 Roberts Avenue in Immokalee, Florida. All sealed bids are to be received no later that May 16, 2014 at Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida Inc. 5100 Tice Street, Fort Myers, Fl. 33905 Speci cations and plans may be obtained at the aforementioned address or by contacting Mark Bowers at GWSWFL; (239) 995-2106 ext. 2269. Email: MarkBowers@goodwillsw .org. These bids will be opened and recorded at 11:00 am on May 19, 2014. A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at the site 905 Roberts Avenue on May 9, 2014 at 9:30 am. (Meet and sign in at front entrance lobby). Funding for this project is provided in part by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO), Disaster Recovery Grant #10DB-D4-09-21-01-K09 as such, Small, Minority, Women, and Section 3 businesses are encouraged to submit a bid. Procurement is in accordance wi th 24CFR 85.36. Licensed contractors are encouraged to solicit bids from minority and female-owned subcontractors and efforts for such will need to be documented before award. A current listing of certi ed minority and female owned businesses can be found on the certi ed Vendor Directory at: other_programs/of ce_of_supplier_diversity_osdThe work to be performed under this contract is subject to all of the Granting Agency’s requirements, and the requirements of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended 12 U.S.C. 1701u (section 3), and the Davis Bacon Act. The purpose of Section 3 is to ensure employment and other economic opportunities generate by HUD assisted project covered by Section 3, shall to the greatest extent feasible, be directed to low very low income persons, particularly persons who are recipients of HUD assistance for housing. This is a HUD Section 3 construction contract. A bid preference is available and shall be given to a bidder who is a quali ed Section 3 Business Concerns per the County’s Section 3 Preference Policy, and as outlined in the speci cations. For further information on becoming registered as a Section 3 business visit: Public NoticeNOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Keith Thomas Heckman Jr. conducting a Towing business at 903 Alchua St., Immokalee, Florida, under the ctitious name of Keith’s Towing Inc. and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Keith Thomas Heckman Jr. 129 White Way Immokalee FL 34142 Ownership of Keith’s Towing Inc. is as follows: Keith Thomas Heckman Jr. 100% Owner (President) It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Keith’s Towing Inc. under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. 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Sell it sooner in the classifieds Public Notice COLLIER COUNTY, FLORIDA Disaster Recovery Initiative and Disaster Enhancement Funds Grant Agreement Modi cations And Public Meeting Notice Citizen Participation Announcement Collier County is modifying the Disaster Recovery Initiative (DRI) and Disaster Recovery Enhancement Funds (DREF) Grant Agreement as required by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). DRI/DREF is state funding from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) disaster relief funding through Florida DEO. Funds available are for long term recovery and mitigation in communities affected by federally declared natural disasters that occurred during the 2008 (Tropical storms Fay, Ike and Gustav) hurricane season. The grants affected in this notice are: Disaster Recovery Initiative #10DB-D4-09-21-01-K09 and Disaster Recovery Enhancement Funds #12DB-P5-09-21-01-K39. Collier County Housing, Human and Veteran Services identi ed a total of $1,616,000 in unspent/unallocated funds that are being proposed to be re-programmed for el igible projects within the grant agreements. The funding announcement was published on February 13, 2014. A total of six applications were received on March 13, 2014. The review committee met on Friday, April 4, 2014 and recommended the following projects be funded: The Shelter for Abused Women and Children Options Thrift Store Roof, Windows and Doors Replacement $211,365 The Shelter for Abused Women and Children Garage Door Replacement $8,190 Big Cypress Housing Corporation Construction of 3 single family rental units $516,032.16 Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency North 16 Street Improvements $472,500 Bayshore Gateway Triangle Community Redevelopment Agency Karen Drive Stormwater Improvements $161,350.15 Bayshore Gateway Triangle Community Redevelopment Agency Pineland Avenue Stormwater Improvements $59,204.65 In addition, the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency requested a budget reallocation for an existing project Immokalee Stormwater Improvements Phase II. The request is to increase the budget by $183,739.04 to $2,195,694.50. Public Comment Period There will be a public comment period from April 25, 2014 to May 25, 2014 regarding the Substantial Amendments to the DRI/DREF Modi cation. During this period, the draft modi cation will be available for review at the Public Information Desk in the Harmon Turner Building on the Collier County Government Main Campus, in the Housing, Human & Veteran Services Department of ce located at 3339 E Tamiami Trail, Building H, Suite 211, Naples FL 34112, and the Collier County web site at The document is available in a format accessible to persons with disabilities upon request (239-252-2901). All comments (received through the HHVS of ce, either written, by telephone, via email, regular mail or in person) from citizens will be considered in preparing the nal Modi ed DRI/DREF Grant Agreement. HHVS will respond to all comments in writing within 15 days of receipt. Collier County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Collier County complies with the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3600, et seq) and County Fair Housing Ordinance 92-9. Final Action Adoption of the Modi cation is scheduled for Tuesday May 27, 2014, along with the subrecipient agreements at the Board of County Commissioners regularly scheduled meeting. If y ou require special aid or services as addressed in the Americans with Disabilities Act or require someone to translate or sign, please contact the Housing, Human & Veteran Services of ce at (239) 252-4663, no later than two (2) days prior to the public hearing date. For additional information contact Elly Soto McKuen at (239) 252-2664 or CONDADO COLLIER, FLORIDA Fondos de Iniciativa del Programas de Mejoramiento y Recuperacin de Desastres (DRI/DREF) Modi caciones sustanciales de Plan de Accin Anuncio de Participacin Ciudadana y Reunin Publica El Condado Collier est modi cando los planes de accin de la Iniciativa de Mejoramiento y Recuperacin de Desastres (DRI/DREF) como es requerido por el Departamento de Oportunidad Econmica de la Florida (DEO). DRI / DREF son fondos estatales del Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano (HUD) del Programa de Desarrollo de la Comunidad (CDBG). Estos fondos son nanciados para el alivio de desastres a travs del Departamento de Oportunidad Econmica del Estado de Florida (DEO) EE.UU. Los fondos disponibles son para la recuperacin a largo plazo y la mejora de las comunidades que fueron afectadas por desastres, que federalmente fueron declarados desastres naturales, y que ocurrieron durante la temporada de huracanes el ao 2008 (tormentas tropicales Fay, Gustav e Ike). Las subvenciones afectadas en este aviso son: Iniciativa para la Recuperacin de Desastres # 10DB-D4-09-21-01-K09 y Recuperacin y Mejoramiento de Desastres #12DB-P5-09-21-01-K39. El Departamento de Vivienda, Servicios Humanos y Veteranos (HHVS) del Condado Collier ha identi cado un total de $1, 616,000 en fondos no utilizados en aos pasados para reprogramar a proyectos elegibles en el ao corriente (FY13-14). El anuncio de fondos se public el 13 de febrero 2014, y un total de seis solicitudes fueron recibidas el 13 de marzo del 2014. El comit de revista se r euni el Viernes, 4 de abril 2014 y recomend los siguientes proyectos: El Refugio para Mujeres Abusadas y Nios Opciones (Tienda de Segunda) Ventanas y puertas de repuesto $ 211,365 El Refugio para Mujeres Abusadas y Nios Sustitucin de puerta de cochera $8,190 Big Cypress Corporacin de Vivienda Construccin de 3 unidades de alquiler unifamiliares $516,032.16 Agencia de Reurbanizacin Comunitaria de Immokalee North 16 Street Mejoramientos $ 472,500 Agencia de Reurbanizacin Comunitaria del Triangulo de Bayshore Karen DriveMejoramientos de Aguas Pluviales $ 161,350.15 Agencia de Reurbanizacin Comunitaria del Triangulo de Bayshore Pineland AvenueMejoramientos de Aguas Pluviales $ 59,204.65 Adems, la Agencia de Reurbanizacin Comunitaria de Immokalee solicit una reasignacin del presupuesto para un proyecto existente Mejoramientos de Aguas Pluviales de Immokalee Fase II. La solicitud es para aumentar el presupuesto de $183,739.04 a $ 2,195,694.50. Perodo de Comentarios Pblicos: Habr un perodo de comentarios pblicos de 25 abril 2014 hasta 25 mayo 2014 con respecto a las modi caciones sustanciales de los Planes de Accin de DRI / DREF Durante este perodo, el proyecto del plan estar disponible para su revisin en la o cina de informacin pblica en el edi cio Harmon Turner en el edi cio de Gobierno Central del Condado Collier; en la o cina del Departamento de Vivienda y Servicios Humanos y de Veteranos ubicada en 3339 E Tamiami Trail, Edi cio H, Cuarto 211, Naples FL 34112; y el sitio web del Condado Collier en El documento est disponible en un formato accesible a las personas con discapacidad que lo soliciten (239-252-2901) Todos los comentarios de los ciudadanos (recibidos a travs de la o cina de HHVS, ya sea por escrito, por telfono, por correo electrnico, correo postal o en persona) sern considerados en la preparacin del Modi cacin nal del Plan de Accin de DRI / DREF. HHVS responder a todos los comentarios por escrito dentro de los 15 das de recepcin. El Condado Collier es un Empleador de Igualdad de Oportunidades. El Condado Collier cumple con la Ley de Vivienda Justa (42 USC 3600, et seq) y el condado de Vivienda Justa Ordenanza 92-9. Accin Final: La adopcin de la modi cacin est prevista para el martes 27 mayo, 2014, junto con los convenios de los sub-bene ciarios, en la reunin ordinaria de la Junta de Comisionados del Condado. Si necesita ayuda o servicios especiales segn lo indica la Ley de Americanos con Discapacidades, o requerir a alguien para traducir o rmar, por favor comunquese con la o cina de Vivienda, y Servicios Humanos y de Veteranos al (239) 252-4663, en un plazo de dos (2) das antes de la a la fecha de la audiencia pblica. Para obtener informacin adicional, comunquese con Elly Soto McKuen al (239) 252-2664 o 465076 IB 5/1/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Reading a newspaper helps you get more out of life.No wonder newspaper readers have more fun! 6 Immokalee Bulletin May 1, 2014 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze!DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. 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. Employment Full Time Public Notice


The Collier Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is announcing the opening of a 21-day public comment period for the Draft Fiscal Years (FY) 2014/15 – 2018/19 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Each year the MPO is required to develop a nancially-feasible TIP that includes highway, aviation, transit and transportation alternative program projects that are to be funded with state and federal dollars over the next ve years. The document may be viewed at by going to the Latest News on the left side of the screen, then select the link, “21-Day Public Comment Period for Draft FY 2014/15 – 2018/19 TIP” and then scroll down and select the rst link. The public comment period will end on May 15, 2014. The MPO Board will consider the adoption of the Draft FY 2014/15 – 2018/19 TIP together with comments received within the public comment period at the MPO’s regular meeting on June 13 at 9 a.m. in the Board of County Commissioners Chambers on the third oor of the Collier County Government Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, Florida 34112 The Draft FY 2014/15 – 2018/19 TIP will also be on display at the customer service desks at the sites listed below: Collier County Government Center North. 2335 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples Collier County Growth Management Division – Construction & Maintenance, 2885 S. Horseshoe Drive, Naples  Naples City Hall, 735 8th Street South, Naples  Everglades City Hall, 102 Broadway Avenue East  Marco Island City Hall, 50 Bald Eagle Drive Marco Island Career Source Southwest Florida, 750 S. 5th Street  All Collier County public libraries The MPO’s planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Any person or bene ciary who believes that he or she has been discriminated against because o f race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or familial status may le a complaint with the Collier MPO Title VI Specialist Lorraine Lantz at 239-252-5779 or by writing to Ms. Lantz at 2885 South Horseshoe Drive, Naples, Florida 34104. For more information call MPO Principal Planner Ms. Sue Faulkner at 239-252-5715. “No time is better than Florida Volunteer Month to re ect on how much the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) appreciates its volunteers,” said FWC Executive Director Nick Wiley. “FWC volunteers are exceptional – collectively and indiv idually – in offering their time and efforts to help conserve Florida’s amazing wildlife diversity.” More than 4,000 volunteers help with 80 v olunteer projects annually, bringing a wide range of skills, experiences and perspectives to the FWC team. Their efforts lend to the agency’s success in conserving the naturally beautiful habitat of Florida, which is a key to w ildlife sustainability. Over the past six years, FWC volunteers have contributed 656,955 volunteer hours to make great strides in conservation as they tirelessly continue to:  Fight the formidable battle against inv asive species.  Expand the range of many valuable imperiled-species-monitoring projects.  Instruct Florida’s youth, residents and v isitors on how to become responsible anglers and hunters.  Educate the public about living with w ildlife.  Improve the visitor experience at many w ildlife management and wildlife environmental areas. For example, volunteers discovered a rare wasp species. This rare invertebrate effort was a partnership with the Florida Natural Areas Inventory to identify rare inv ertebrate species as well as determine inv ertebrate diversity at Chinsegut Wildlife and Environmental Area and the Citrus Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest. Volunteers also expanded the nest box monitoring range for the Southeastern America Kestrel Partnership. Volunteers monitored 10 boxes in Hernando County during the 2011 breeding season and are currently monitoring 95 boxes throughout the north central and southwest regions of Florida. The kestrel nest box monitoring program is a citizen science effort to help biologists assess kestrel populations statewide. Individual volunteers also shine as much as the collective work of all 4,000:  David Blatt, from Chassahowitzka, became the FWC’s Division of Habitat and Species Conservation Volunteer of the Year for 2011-2012.  Bruce Antognoni, from White Springs, w as the FWC’s Volunteer Hunter Safety Instructor of the Year in 2012.  Danielle DeSilvestro, a high school student from Gibsonton, became a national nalist for the 2013 Future Farmers of America Pro ciency Award for work completed with the Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study through the FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute during the summer of 2012. Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet signed a resolution on March 18 proclaiming April as Florida Volunteer Month. This resolution supports National Volunteer Week, which began in 1974 and occurs in April, to celebrate volunteers and encourage volunteer participation at the local, state and national levels. “This is a great time to stop and thank our volunteers for their hard work and dedication to helping us further our mission,” said Wiley. Volunteering provides an opportunity for Floridians to help sustain and improve our habitat and wildlife for today and the future.” To those who have not yet explored the rewarding experience of volunteering, it is never too late to get involved. Learn more about the FWC Volunteer Program at Business & Service Directory AUCTION2000 Pontiac1G2HZ5418Y4265556 Time for a new car? Check out this auction onMay 12, 2014 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 7 Immokalee Bulletin May 1, 2014 Transportation Improvement Program public comment period open FWC highlights efforts of 4,000 volunteers for FL Volunteer Month


Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C., a contemporary dance group visited six Immokalee schools on March 18, 19 and 20. Their visit was organized by the United Arts Council of Collier County, in cooperation w ith the schools and the Miracle Plus afterschool program. The Moving Current Dance Collective, based in the Tampa Bay area, performed and led workshops at PACE Center for Girls, Highlands Elementary, RCMAs Immokalee Community School, Immokalee Middle, Guadalupe Center and Lake Trafford Elementary. Moving Current was founded in 1997 by three dancer-choreographers. Two of the founders, Cynthia Hennessey and Erin Cardinal, were part of the touring group that came to Immokalee. When asked to describe their dance company, they said: We collaborate w ith artists to create programs that provide people of every age the opportunity to learn and express themselves through dance.Ž For middleand high-school age students, the group performed a piece called Dancing Y our Direction,Ž in which audience members are gradually drawn into an interaction w ith the dancers by providing cues that help shape the performance, like dance it very slowlyŽ or perform it backwards.Ž For elementary-age children, Moving Current presented a show called Dancing V erbs, Adverbs and Similes.Ž First, the dancers demonstrated basic dance concepts. Then they showed the audience how their body languageŽ changed when asked to shift the expressive quality … to ” oat like a leaf in the windŽ or leap like a superhero.Ž At the end, some teachers were invited to join the dancers and demonstrate their own modern dance abilities. We were very pleased with the entire residency,Ž said Council program manager Andy Browne. The Immokalee schools were very warm and welcoming to the dance troupe. At all the places we went, the students were so enthusiastic about participating.Ž The United Arts Council promotes art and culture on behalf of Collier Countys entire arts community. It provides education in the arts and outreach programs to underserved areas of the county. For more information about Moving Current and United Arts Council education programs, please call the Council at 239-2548242 or visit its web site: www.collierarts. com. Submitted photo/ United Arts Council of Collier CountyLEFT: Moving Current dancer Sean McDonald leads a workshop for dance students in the Miracle Plus after-school program at Immokalee Middle School. RIGHT: Moving Current Dance Collective in performance on March 19 at Immokalee Middle School, where their show was seen by students enrolled in the Miracle Plus after-school enrichment program. 8 Immokalee Bulletin May 1, 2014 Dance company visits Immokalee area schools