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36 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $0 security deposit. Only state title & license fees due at signing.*Stock #14c93. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $1000 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 05/31/14. SIGN AND DRIVE A NEW 2014 FUSION SE FOR ONLY $279 PER MONTH* Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County Thursday, May 15, 2014 Vol. 47 No. 20 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Lipman introduces tomato varieties by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle Who doesn’t wish for a better tasting tomato? Lipman has accepted the challenge and has come out with two new varieties to tempt tomato lovers’ pallets. In addition to the bene t of high avor, the new Crimson Queen v ariety tomatoes also have higher lycopene levels. It is round with a durable skin and long shelf life, properties favored by food service operators and consumers. They are outdoor grown. Ripe Bites are grown through “protected agriculture” in ve acres of hybrid greenhouses in Naples in ground. Retractable roof and sides protected the tomatoes from rain and wind, giving the sweet variety a longer shelf life. These two new proprietary varieties have taken about fourve y ears to develop by Lipman’s ReThe boys are back in town! The boys are back in town! Immokalee Soccer School players Esteban Acevedo, Jesus Paz and Luis Pablo Ramirez returned home last week after ve days in Mexico for the 2014 Inter Cups Soccer Camping experience. The camp was held in the Ajusco mountain region, just south of Mexico City. About 40 young players participated, ages 9-16, and from countries including Mexico, Guatemala and the U.S.A. Players were separated into four cabins. The daily routine included morning and afternoon practices, group meals and time for relaxation and socialization. During practices players would rotate through stations, each designed to strengthen a speci c skill. There was also a scrimmage set up between the younger and older players. On the nal day of camp the players participated in an exciting rally. Activities included partner games, challenges and a scavenger hunt. For the scavenger hunt, the players were told to divide into pairs and search the grounds for special items, such as a bag of marshmallows. The event concluded with s’mores enjoyed around a camp re. While at camp, the boys of Immokalee Soccer School (ISS) were given three unique opportunities. On Friday, May 2, the ISS players got to take a tour of the of cial Cruz Azul training facilities. While there they visited the Cruz Azul museum where they learned about the history o f the team. On Saturday, May 3r, the Azul stadium was packed as Cruz Azul played against Len. Despite the cold and rain our boys were there too. Jesus was very happy because he got to see his favorite goalie, Jose De Jesus Corona. The game ended 2-2, which forced Cruz Immokalee Soccer School: Trip of a lifetime A Happy Mothers Day, indeed On Sunday, May 11, 2014, it was no ordinary Mother’s Day worship service at Allen Chapel A.M.E Church, where three community mothers who sacri ced much by losing their teenage sons to a horri c car accident on Halloween night, were honored by Pastor Lori Snell and the members of Allen Chapel as their Community Mothers of the Year. These mothers: Soyla Guiterrez, Regina Hall and Isable Ruiz (who was unable to attend), were showered with a beautiful plaque, bags of goodies and cash to treat themselves to something nice. Also, Allen Chapel had the privilege of honoring one of its faithful members as their Mother of the Year, Mrs. Alice German, who serves in numerous roles at the church. The church was lled with well-wishers, family and friends who had come to tell these deserving mothers and others: Happy Mother’s Day. The specialness of the service was high because of the powerful prayer that was given by Mrs. Rhoderica Washington and the soulful singing of Ms. Tiffany Boswell. it was further heightened by the dynamic sermon that was preached by Sis. Melinda Hernandez of Bethel Assemblies of God. Sis. Hernandez’ sermon was titled: A Woman of In uence. She stressed to the ladies that men have the authority in the home, but women have in uence and shouldn’t feel like they have been cheated or that they stand in a place of inferiority, because they are the ones that in uence the shape of the home and the structure of their children’s characters. After tears were shed and smiles were shared and the benediction was given, the congregation was invited over to the fellowship hall for a delicious slice of fruit lled cake and ice cream. It was a Happy Mother’s Day, indeed. See Tomato — Page 2 Submitted photosSoyla Gutierrez and family. Submitted photosMrs. Alice and Dr. Edward German. Submitted photosMrs. Regina Hall See Trip — Page 2


Azul out of the running and allowed Len to move forward. Even though the boys would have liked to see Azul win, they still had a really great time. In their words, it was “awesome!” On Monday, May 5, our players had the chance to visit the famous Azteca stadium, the largest stadium in Mexico. They saw the locker rooms, the shoes the players wear and the eld. These excursions were special gifts given to the Immokalee Soccer School players; not everyone in the camp attended these outings. Thanks go to longtime ISS friend Emilio Herrera, former professional player for team Cruz Azul. It is because of his friendship that our players were able to have these extra opportunities. When asked about what he learned through this experience, Esteban said, “More practice and more love to people.” I asked him what he meant by the latter. He told me a story about one of the players, Mario, who got injured while training. Jesus and Esteban befriended Mario and showed him love by helping to carry him to the dining room so that he could eat with the group. This might sound surprising, to learn about giving love at soccer camp, but we at Immokalee Soccer School are not surprised at all. Our main tenets are Discipline, Respect and Love. We strive to teach our players how to live out these ideals with everything they do. We encourage our players to support one another during practice, play and in life. We invite our players to do acts of community service. It is pleasing to hear that these lessons are indeed being learned on a deeper level. Esteban also said that since coming back home he is being nicer to his parents. After being away for so many days, they started to miss each other. This is yet another beautiful example of how he has learned to share love with others. Overall, the boys used words such as “good,” “great,” “exiting,” and “awesome” to describe their time abroad. They really enjoyed the Inter Cups camp and would recommend it to any of their friends. They hope to be able to go again in the future. As coaches, we have been able to see a change in them already. Since being back these students are practicing harder. They are more dedicated to improving themselves. They are even more social with other players in the group. Truly this experience has made an impact on them. We are very happy for our boys. There are many people we would like to thank for making this opportunity a reality: -To Emilio Herrera and Inter Cups MX for providing our players con esta gran experiencia. Tu amistad es muy preciosa a nosotros y estamos muy agradecidos. -To the Mejia family in Mexico for all of the support they provided: giving rides, showing hospitality, and taking care of our boys before they arrived at camp. Ustedes ayudaron a hacer que nuestros jugadores se sientan cmodos. Muchas gracias y bendiciones. -To the families of Esteban, Jesus and Luis Pablo. Sin su apoyo esto realmente no habra sido posible. -To God, for allowing our players to have safe travels and a great time. And to all of our supporters everywhere, thank you. We truly appreciate the people who share our vision for the youth o f Immokalee. We believe that with Discipline, Respect, and Love our players can achieve all of their dreams. Go Angels! http://www.immokaleesoccerschool. org/ 2 Immokalee Bulletin May 15, 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. 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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 search and Development department using natural breeding no genetic modi cation, according to Jessica Kerstein who has been Lipman’s Marketing and Business Development Manager for three years. The varieties provide more lycopene, better avor. They are available to grocery chains and food service in Florida and beyond. Part of the development process is to allow its customers to try new varieties right at the farms where they are testing in order to get feedback. Developing new varieties is a very complicated process, Ms. Kerstein said. Increasing or decreasing tartness, sweetness, rmness etc. to come up with the perfect tomato for the desired result. Flavor is important but only one part of what makes a tomato good. At this time, these new varieties are only being grown in Florida while work continues to modify them for more northern areas. Lipman is working to accommodate consumers who are becoming more conscious of sustainability and accountability. It is committed to “putting back” into the earth, saving water, recycling and treating people well. It conserves fuel, water and energy. New proprietary varieties like Crimson Queen and Ripe Bites do their part through increased yields and decreased cost. In addition the company uses GPS controlled farm equipment, solar power, crop rotation and organic composting as conservation methods, In support of social issues. Lipman is a part of the Fair Food Program, supports fair wages and offers a Head Start program for the children of employees. In addition to tomatoes, Lipman also grows zucchini, yellow squash, peppers, cucumbers and eggplant. Although Lipman is a major grower, the company does not develop proprietary varieties of these other vegetables. Lipman does not sell vegetables retail in Florida. Lipman is well known for its philanthropic contributions of some $250,000 per year. The Lipman company changed its name from Six L’s about 3.5 years ago and is North America’s largest open eld tomato grower. The company has farms throughout Collier in the Immokalee area and Naples, in Hendry County, Estero, Ruskin, South Carolina, Virginia, Caifornia and Mexico. TomatoContinued From Page 1 Submitted photoLuis Pablo Ramirez, Estaban Acevedo and Jesus Paz. Eden Park Elementary would like to recognize and thank the following businesses for their generous contributions in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week: Winn Dixie, Ave Maria Publix, Lozano’s, Ave Maria Tropical Smoothie, B-Hive, Immokalee Seminole Casino, Mi Ranchito and Allen’s Chapel. Each day on the EPE Morning News, teacher names were randomly selected. There were a total of twenty-one teachers who received a well-deserved gift last week. Thank You The letter in the May 8 issue of the Immokalee Bulletin entitled “Fire Consolidation Equals Bigger Government” included a misspelling of Pelican Bay as Pelican “Pay.” We apologize for the error. Correction TripContinued From Page 1


by Marylou V NavarreteOne of Immokalee’s local residents, Brigett H. Ramirez, 21, recently began her term of service as a missionary for the Immokalee Branch of the Ft. Myers Stake for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also known as the Mormon Church. She is the rst young woman from the Immokalee community among thousands around the world who has the desire to serve. Worthy YW may be recommended by their Bishop for missionary service beginning at age of 19. Although it is not required for young woman to serve a mission they are welcomed. Requirements to serve a mission is the age limit; for Young Men starting at 18 years and for Y oung Woman starting at 19. You must be a member of the LDS church, attend church regularly and meet standards of worthiness by keeping the commandments. Be single, no children and not married. They must be physically, mentally and emotionally capable of full-time missionary work. All missionaries serve voluntarily and do not receive a salary for their work; they typically nance missions themselves or with assistance from family or other church members. Many Latter-day Saints save money during their teenage years to cover their mission. Many Young men and Woman submit their recommendation application for a full-time service (18-24 months) months before their 18th or 19th birthdays because there is at least 120-day submission window to start the recommendation process. The LDS church missionary program is one of its most recognized characteristics of the church. Missionaries can be seen on the streets of hundreds of major cities in the w orld. Currently in over 160 countries and the gospel of Jesus Christ is taught in over 170 different languages: the need for members to serve is great. Brigett or Sister Ramirez, as she is known is assigned to serve in the Las Vegas, Nev adaWest Spanish Speaking Mission for 18 months. She reported to Provo, Utah, on February 26, to one of 15 Mission Training Centers (MTC) for two weeks of training provided by the church. Since she already speaks, reads and writes in Spanish she did not need the full 9 weeks of training for the language. From there she was off to Las Vegas, Nevada, to begin her service. Growing up she focused on school and graduated from Immokalee High in 2010, then worked and attended college at Santa Fe in Gainesville for a year. Why she decided to serve a mission was to continue to set a good example for her three younger brothers Jean, John Carlos and Sevastian. Her parents Juan and Osiris H. Ramirez, have always used her as an example, says Brigettm plus she wants to share with all who are ,illing to listen and learn how to nd peace and happiness within the family when you build y our foundation on God and Jesus Christ’s teachin g s. Although her two older brothers joke with her that it’s good she is leaving, Brigett knew they would miss her. Her little brother Sevastian had asked her why she has to leave and who will be with her because she is like a second mom to them. She would help get them ready for school and help pick them up, make dinner for the family when her parents would come late from work, help with household chores and tend to the farm animals they have. Her mother Osiris said, “How will I do a lot of things without her because Brigett was my right hand person. Even though I will not see her for 18 months I will not be sel sh with my daughter and hold her back because I know she will help a lot with other families to nd happiness. I felt like I was going on a mission too by helping Brigett prepare everything.” Brigett said, “Her father laughs about it so he won’t be sad but told her he is so proud and knows she is doing a good thing for herself, their family and others too. She has always put others rst and is the type of person who does not think of herself rst. Brigett said she started to prepare herself more spiritually for her mission by reading Scriptures daily, especially the book of Ester in the Holy Bible which is her favorite and the book of Alma in the Book of Mormon. She kept following the law of chastity and the commandments. She would listen to uplifting spiritual music and do daily prayer. Continued to study with the local missionaries here in Immokalee not just to go on a mission, but to become a missionary and serve. Missionaries are up by 6:30 every morning. After praying, exercising (30 minutes), and having breakfast, they spend two hours studying the Scriptures and other materials. If they are teaching in a foreign language, they may spend another 30 minutes to an hour studying the language. They leave their place of residence at 10 a.m. to teach people lessons on the Gospel of Jesus Christ, discuss basic LDS beliefs and are happy to answer questions and provide service to all. Missionaries do not force their beliefs on others; rather they “invite” them to come unto Christ. They spend all day, every day with an assigned companion (consisting of two missionaries). They treat the companionship as a respected relationship that must succeed in being cooperative and sel ess, to improving the spirituality, character and social skills of each individual missionary. This is similar to what Christ did in the New Testament of the Holy Bible (see Mark 6:7) when he sent out his disciples two by two to go out and teach. They have an hour for lunch and dinner, and return to their apartment by 9 p.m. or 9:30 if they are in the process of teaching a lesson. They plan for the next day’s activities, pray and are encouraged to write in their personal journal but are not required to. They retire to bed at 10:30 p.m. The basic standards of missionary service and conduct are contained in a Missionary Handbook and following these standards will protect them both physically and spiritually. As she and thousands of missionaries around the world share their day lled with activity that help accomplish the missionary purpose of bringing souls to Jesus Christ, help bless the lives of those they serve and move the work forward, these young missionaries nd greater purpose in their lives as they focus on the needs of others. If you would like to contact Brigett Ramirez, you may do so at Sister Brigett Ramirez, 4455 Allen Lane Apt 140, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89031, or electronically to Brigett. To learn more on LDS missionaries and the Christian beliefs and teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, go to or SPAYS & NEUTERS 1/2 PRICE BOARDING LOW COST VACCINATIONS ON SATURDAYCASH PAYMENTS ONLY!SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL1095 N. 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She was preceded in death by her husband o f 53 years, Wayne O. Glidden; daughter, Sandr a L. Jones; brothers, Bob Myars and Junior Myars. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Lee Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, Fort Myers. Rev. Frank Deere y of ciated. Entombment was in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, Fort Myers. Visitation was Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle. In lieu of owers, donations may be made in Eva’s memory to the Caloosa Humane Society, P.O. Box 2337, LaBelle, FL 33975. You may vie w the online obituary and leave condolences to the family at Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. Obituaries Immokalee resident heeding the call to serve Brigett H. Ramirez


For the third consecutive year, the Immokalee Ministerial Alliance (I.M.A) was able to present a $1,000 scholarship check to the Immokalee High School Scholarship Fund. This year, the I.M.A decided that they w ould give the scholarship money in honor of the three Immokalee High School students who were killed in car accident on Halloween night 2013: Joseph Daguerre, J acob Garibay and Gerardo Ruiz. On Friday, May 2, 2014, the check was presented to the principal of Immokalee High School, Mr. Ken Fairbanks, by two members of the I.M.A: Rev. Lori Snell, who serves as the president of the I.M.A and the pastor of A llen Chapel A.M.E Church; and Pastor Rick Heers, who is not only a member of I.M.A, but a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Immokalee and a teacher at Immokalee High School. Each year, the I.M.A, hosts a ve day Roaming Revival. Each night the revival is moved to a different church in the community and each night a different community pastor preaches. All offerings received at the Roaming Revival go toward their scholarship fund. When the offerings are minimal, customarily the churches who are members of the organization contribute monies to the fund to assure that the targeted goal is reached. The participating churches in this year's Roaming Revival were: Allen Chapel A.M.E, Lilly Bass C.O.G.I.U (Bishop Remar Scott), Highways and Byways Ministries (Pastor John Bex), First United Methodist (Pastor Thom Street), St. John Missionary Baptist (Pastor Frank Williams), First Baptist Missionary Baptist (Pastor Terry Mallory), Omega Baptist Church (Pastor St. Lot) and Victory in Jesus Christ Tabernacle (Pastor Claretha Thomas). The I.M.A is still reaching out to other community pastors and churches to come and be a part of this organization, in efforts of promoting unity in our community and collectively making a difference in the lives of others. In 2013 the following two churches joined: Omega Baptist and Highways and Byways Ministries. The I.M.A meets on each rst Saturday of the month at 6 p.m. at different community churches. You can contact any I.M.A member for more detail. 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 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 4 Immokalee Bulletin May 15, 2014 Local ministers present check to the Immokalee High School County MeetingImmokalee CRA, CRA Advisory Board, Lighting and Beauti caion MSTU, EZ Development Board Notice is hereby given that the Immokalee Lighting and Beauti cation Municipal Service Taxing Unit Advisory Boards will hold a Public Meeting on Wednesday, May 28, at 10 a.m. in the CareerSource Southw est Florida (formally known as Southwest Florida Works) conference room. 750 South 5th Street, Immokalee, Florida 34142. About the public meeting: Two or more members of the Board of County Commissioners may be present and may participate at the meeting. The subject matter of this meeting may be an item for discussion and action at a future BCC meeting. All interested parties are invited to attend, and to register to speak. All registered public speakers will be limited to three minutes unless permission for additional time is granted by the chairman. Collier County Ordinance No. 2004-05 requires that all lobbyists shall, before engaging in any lobbying activities (including, but not limited to, addressing the Board of County Commissioners, an advisory board or quasi-judicial board), register with the Clerk to the Board at the Board Minutes and Records Department. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or other reasonable accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, should contact the Collier County Facilities Management Department located at 3335 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, Florida 34112, or (239) 252-8380 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. Such reasonable accommodations will be provided at no cost to the individual. For more information, call James Sainvilus at (239) 867-0026. County Meetings Submitted photoFront row, from left: Bishop Remar Scott and Pastor Frank Williams. Standing from left: Pastor Lori Snell and Pastor Thom Street. Chamber needs photosThe Immokalee Chamber of Commerce is seeking old pictures of Immokalee and its events to display at the of ce. Please contact Mariela at 657-3237.Get government contractsSmall Business Administration can help y our business get state and federal government contracts. Come to the Southwest Florida Works Building (One-Stop), 750 S. Fifth Street Friday, July 19, from noon-1:30 p.m. This is a free workshop but, due to seating, registration is required. Call Marie Capita at 239-867-4121 or go to MarieCapita@Immokalee_Biz. Community Briefs


Working age adults with disabilities who do not get any aerobic physical activity are 50 percent more likely than their active peers to have a chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes, stroke, or heart disease, according to a Vital Signs report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Nearly half (47 percent) of adults with disabilities who are able to do aerobic physical activity do not get any. An additional 22 percent are not active enough. Yet only about 44 percent of adults with disabilities w ho saw a doctor in the past year got a recommendation for physical activity. “Physical activity is the closest thing we have to a wonder drug,” said CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. “Unfortunately, many adults with disabilities don’t get regular physical activity. That can change if doctors and other health care providers take a more active role helping their patients with disabilities develop a physical tness plan that’s right for them.” Most adults with disabilities are able to participate in some aerobic physical activity w hich has bene ts for everyone by reducing the risk of serious chronic diseases. Some of the bene ts from regular aerobic physical activity include increased heart and lung function; better performance in daily living activities; greater independence; decreased chances of developing chronic diseases; and improved mental health. For this report, CDC analyzed data from the 2009-2012 National Health Interview Survey and focused on the relation between physical activity levels and chronic diseases among U.S. adults aged 18-64 years with disabilities, by disability status and type. These are adults with serious dif culty walking or climbing stairs; hearing; seeing; or concentrating, remembering, or making decisions. Based on the 2010 data, the study also assessed the prevalence of receiving a health professional recommendation for physical activity and the association with the level of aerobic physical activity. Key ndings include:  Working age adults with disabilities are three times more likely to have heart disease, stroke, diabetes or cancer than adults w ithout disabilities.  Nearly half of adults with disabilities get no aerobic physical activity, an important protective health behavior to help avoid these chronic diseases.  Inactive adults with disabilities were 50 percent more likely to report at least one chronic disease than were active adults with disabilities.  Adults with disabilities were 82 percent more likely to be physically active if their doctor recommended it. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that all adults, including those with disabilities, get at least 150 minutes (2.5 hours) of moderate – intensity aerobic physical activity each week. If meeting these guidelines is not possible, adults with disabilities should start physical activity slowly based on their abilities and tness level. Doctors and other health professionals can recommend physical activity options that match the abilities of adults with disabilities and resources that can help overcome barriers to physical activity. These barriers include limited information about accessible facilities and programs; physical barriers in the built or natural environment; physical or emotional barriers to participating in tness and recreation activities, and lack of training in accessibility and communication among tness and recreation professionals. “It is essential that we bring together adults with disabilities, health professionals and community leaders to address resource needs to increase physical activity for people with disabilities,” said Coleen Boyle, Ph.D., M.S. hyg., director of CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. CDC has set up a dedicated resource page for doctors and other health professionals with information to help them recommend physical activity to their adult patients with disabilities, Through the Affordable Care Act, more Americans have access to health coverage and to no-cost preventive services. Most health insurance plans cannot deny, limit, or exclude coverage to anyone based on a preexisting condition, including persons with disabilities. To learn more about the Affordable Care Act, visit or call 1-800-318-2596 (TTY/TDD 1-855-889-4325). Vital Signs is a CDC report that appears on the rst Tuesday of the month as part of the CDC journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekl y Report, or MMWR. The report provides the latest data and information on key health indicators. These are cancer prevention, obesity, tobacco use, motor vehicle passenger safety, prescription drug overdose, HIV / AIDS, alcohol use, health care-associated infections, cardiovascular health, teen pregnancy, food safety and developmental disabilities.from the Center for Disease Contro l 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. 5 Immokalee Bulletin May 15, 2014 Submitted photo/ Manny TouranSoccer Pit CobrasU14 and U15 boys USA League 2014 Champions. Inactivity Related to Chronic Disease in Adults with DisabilitiesHalf of adults with disability get no aerobic physical activity


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 DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 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 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Shop here first! The classified ads 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 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of 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 Mobile Home RentDON’T RENT OWN $572. mo. South LaBelle, 3-2 singlewide on one half acre. Completely remodeled. Owner will nance to quali ed buyer w/down payment. (239)777-4357 Mobile HomeSaleLarge 3br, 2 bath doublewide located on 1/2 acre lake front lot. Property on A Road (short drive from Immokalee) Only $54,900 with $5,000 down. Financing available with your average credit. Call 863-675-8888 Trade in your old mobile home for your down payment. Financing is easy. Call 863-675-8888 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETING There will be a Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for the Immokalee Water & Sewer District, on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 4:00 P.M at the of ce of the Immokalee Water & Sewer District, located at 1020 Sanitation Rd, Immokalee, FL 34142. REGULAR MEETING AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Preliminaries A. Pledge of Allegiance B. Roll Call C. Public Comment/Adoption of Agenda D. Employee Recognition 1. December 2013-Fernando Ramirez 2. January 2014Armando Reyes E. Public Concerns F. Staff Good Cause Items G. Board Concerns H. Old Business I. New Business 3. Public Comment/Consent Agenda A. Adoption of Minutes 1. April 16, 2014 Regular Meeting B. Civil Rights Compliance Report C. April Budget Review D. Fixed Assets Acquisitions-Disposals E. Various Reports F. USDA Reporting for Stimulus Money G. Project Change Orders H. Engineer’s Report Greeley and Hansen I. Director’s Report 4. Action Agenda A. FCB-Renewal Line of Credit B. David McNabb-Deep Well Injection Permit Renewal C. Property Owner/SR 29-Sewer Line Cost Breakdown 5. Discussion Agenda A. Attorney’s Report 6. Other Public Interests 7. AdjournmentSPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid or services as addressed in the American Disabilities Act, please contact the District of ce at (239) 658-3630, no less than ve (5) days prior to the above stated meeting date. 465403 IB 5/15/2014 COFFO Board Meeting COFFO will be having it’s board meeting: When: May 23, 2014 Where: 778 West Palm Drive, Florida City Florida 33034 Time: 10:30am 465365 IB 5/15/2014 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Public Notice Business & Service Directory AUCTION2001 Ford2FMZA57441BA77637 Time for a new car? Check out this auction onMay 26, 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 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! 6 Immokalee Bulletin May 15, 2014 Employment Full Time Public Notice Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! ADVERTISEand Get Results click on classifieds


TECHNOLOGY POSITIONS PROGRAMMER-ERP SYSTEMS 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 Familiarity with Systems Development Lifecycle of applications in an ERP system landscape. Experience with relational databases and SQL programming, Visual Studio is a plus. Network Administrator Requirements:• 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: Place Your Ad Online, From the Comfort of Your HomeWHEN Y OU W ANT TO ! click on classifieds 7 Immokalee Bulletin May 15, 2014 Employment Full Time FutureMakers is the Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s rst regional call to action evolving from its 3D Initiative Data, Dialogue and Decisions that began last year. The collective force of the ve-county 3D Initiative team is aimed at igniting action and results, and engaging local donors as well as creating funding opportunities from outside the Southwest Florida area. The 3D Initiative team determined that the widening educational gap the difference between the number of students going on to college or other post-secondary programs and the number of educated workers needed is a critically important issue that could be addressed and impacted through a regional strategy. A team of more than a dozen stakeholders from the SWFLCF, the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board, The Education Foundation of Collier County-Champions For Learning and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast make up the FutureMakers coalition focusing on strengthening Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties. In addition to launching GradApp (a mobile app helping students explore careers, schools and nancial aid), FutureMakers is taking an active role in aiding high-school seniors through one-on-one and group mentoring, FAFSA workshops, nancial aid application support and career coaching. As seniors in participating area high schools completed the process they were entered in a drawing to win an iPad at each school. Yoana Dominguez won the iPad at LaBelle High School; she plans to attend the University of South Florida in the fall and will major in nursing. FutureMakers 3D Initiative call to action in Immokalee Summer fun comingKids! Get ready for the summer programs at Immokalee South Park, at 418 School Dr.: Camp Collier June 9August 9 Movie nights June 13, July 11, and August 8; $5.00 Daddy and me dance. School aged dances. We also have space available for rent. For more information and upcoming events feel free to call us at 239-252IMSP(4677).Martha’s Kitchen to feed 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 is set to open May 17, when the ministry will provide breakfast at 9 a.m. Lunch will be served the following month at noon. The church is located at 208 S. Third Street. This is a joint ministry with the Missionary Society and Evangelism.Computer basicsLearn computer basics. No prerequisites. This is an introductory computer class for beginners. Learn terminology, how to operate a PC and how to create and manage les. Class size limited. Come to the Immokalee Branch Librar y Thursday, May 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 Summer is right around the corner, and with temperatures on the rise, it’s time to think twice before taking an outing with your pet. The last thing anyone wants is an overheated dog. Many people think a dog is safe in a car with the windows cracked, but this is not correct. When it is 85 degrees outside, the temperature inside a car can soar up to 102 degrees within 10 minutes. Within 30 minutes temperatures take a drastic toll at 120 degrees. A car acts like an oven, so the hotter it is outside, the more likely it is that a dog will overheat. Even a brief run into the store may be too long. Dogs do not sweat like humans. They must rely on panting to cool down and therefore their body temperatures tend to rise rapidly. A dog’s normal temperature is between 101 to 102.5 degrees. A dog can only resist a high temperature for a short amount of time before damage from overheating becomes irreversible. Health problems caused by overheating include nerve damage, heart problems, liver damage, brain damage, and even death—sometimes in a matter of minutes. Here are some signs a dog may be over heating.  Excessive panting  Excessive drooling  Increased heart rate  Trouble breathing  Disorientation, stumbling or poor coordination  Diarrhea or vomiting  Collapse or loss of consciousness  Seizure  Respiratory arrest It is important to understand the severit y of the Southwest Florida summer. “Many o f our residents are from much cooler parts o f the country. The sun is much more powerful here, and precautions need to be taken,” said DAS Director Darcy Andrade. If you are running errands or going to a public event, and you aren’t able to bring your dog inside, just leave it at home. It’s better to have your dog in a safe, cool place than to risk your pet’s health and well-being in an overheated car. Play it safe, and if you see a dog in a hot car, please call Collier DAS or the Sheriff’s Of ce immediately. Hot cars and pets: Deadly combination Do you have a son or daughter who is ready to start Kindergarten next school year (2014-2015) or do you have a relative, neighbor, or friend who has a child entering Kindergarten? Collier County Public Schools is excited to launch its NEW Online Centralized Kindergarten Registration beginning on Monday (April 28th). This online registration is only open to new Kindergarten students (must be ve years old on or before September 1st) and their siblings if they are not currently enrolled. After completing the online pre-registration for enrollment, parents must bring all required documents to one of three convenient registration locations listed below. Parents MUST meet with a Student Relations Representative at one of the locations in order to complete the enrollment process. Acceptable registration locations for Immokalee residents are: IMMOKALEE (Immokalee residents only) (239) 658-7047 Immokalee High School 701 Immokalee Drive, Immokalee Parents/guardians are encouraged to complete the entire registration process b y the end of June so their child is ready to go for the rst day of school. If you have any questions about registration requirements or the registration process, contact the Department of Student Relations at (239) 377-0547. CCPS launches new online registration


8 Immokalee Bulletin May 15, 2014 Seminole Casino Immokalee hosted a charity event on Thursday, May 1, to bene t the PACE Center for Girls' fourth annual "Love That Dress!" shopping spree event. The casino collected 181 new and slightly used dresses during the event. More than 145 Player's Club Members and sponsors of the PACE Center for Girls in Collier County attended and generously donated cocktail dresses for the center's premier event. Event-goers enjoyed complimentary cocktails and appetizers at the casino's popular Zig Zag Lounge. Those who donated a dress also received a coupon for $50 in free slot machine play. The fourth annual "Love That Dress!" shopping spree event will be held August 23 at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, w here guests may enjoy cocktails, a silent auction and choose from thousands of new and gently used dresses and accessories available for purchase at low prices. Proceeds from the event directly bene t the PACE Center for Girls in Collier County. About Seminole Casino Immokalee Open 24/7, 365 days a year, Seminole Casino Immokalee is Southwest Florida's premier gaming destination, with 1,200 slots, including Tarzan, Price is Right and the Big W heel. The 75,000-square-foot plus casino offers 34 live tables games, including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold em Bonus Poker, Blackjack Switch and Spanish 21. Seminole Casino Immokalee participates in the Seminole Players Club Wild Card Rewards Program whereby players earn and redeem points at all Seminole Casinos in Florida. Dining options include 1st Street Deli, Southwest Florida's only authentic Ne w York-style delicatessen. This award-winning restaurant is open 24 hours. The EE-TOLEET-KE ("The Camp") Grill serves up its signature authentic Seminole fry bread and made-from-scratch favorites. The Zig Zag lounge, home of the Zig Zag Girlz, is "where the party never ends" with nightly live entertainment and no last call. TVs throughout the Zig Zag bar air sporting events and other entertainment. A 10,000-square-foot Event Pavilion seating up to 800 guests is for large entertainment events, such as concerts, weddings, banquets, company outings and privately-held dances. The casino has 1,800 parking spaces. Located at 506 South 1 Street in Immokalee, Seminole Casino Immokalee is easily accessible to all of Southwest Florid a via I-75 and Southwest Florida International Airport is only a 45-minute drive from the casino. Located between Miami and Naples, north of Alligator Alley on Highway 846, it's ve blocks south of Highway 29. Approximately 30 minutes from Naples and Fort Myers, the casino is a 90-minute drive from Miami and Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call toll-free (800) 218-0007 or visit or 181 dresses collected during Pace Center event Submitted photoAttending the charity were, from left: Summer Raygor, Director of the Player’s Club at Seminole Casino Immokalee, Nan Mooney, Player Development Executive at Seminole Casino Immokalee, Marianne Kearns, Executive Director of the PACE Center for Girls Collier, Cheryl McDonnell, Development Director of the PACE Center for Girls Collier and Patti Gens, Counselor II of the PACE Center for Girls.