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Immokalee bulletin
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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 22, 2014 Vol. 47 No. 21 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 Brant named publisher Patty Brant, longtime editor of the Immokalee Bulletin, has been named publisher, it was announced by Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA Ms. Brant will be replacing Tom Byrd, who will be assuming the publisher’s role at the company’s Delaware State News effective July 1st. “I’m delighted to see Patty get this recognition,” said Mr. Byrd. “She has 27 years of community journalism experience in this area, and has shown that she is committed to providing local readers with good coverage and advertisers with an attractive w ay to reach them.” She commented, “Working for and with the community has alw ays been one of the best things about this position. I’m looking forward to continuing this relationship.” Patty Brant A Miami man, 74-year-old Medardo Antonio Garcia of Miami, died in a traf c crash May 16 in Collier County, on SR 82, one mile east of CR 850 (Corkscrew Road). Mr. Garcia was driving a 2004 Honda Accord westbound on SR 82, followed by a 1985 Mercury Grand Marquis, driven by Bobby Joe Hamm, 64, of N. Fort Myers. Guerold St. Facile, 42, of Immokalee was driving a 2001 Merz 4-matic eastbound and began to pass eastbound traf c ahead of him, violating the rightof-way of westbound traf c. The left front of the St. Facile vehicle struck the front left of the Garcia vehicle, which left the road and overturned, coming to a nal rest on the north grassy shoulder, Mr, Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene by Collier County EMS. His passenger, Carmen Gonzalez Garcia, 72, of Miami, was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital in serious condition. Mr. St. Facile’s passengers, Sanat Astrel, 50, and Huguls Cajust, 41, both also of Immokalee were transported to Lehigh Regional along with the driver. All sustained with minor injuries. Mr. Hamm tried to avoid the collision but struck the right rear of the St. Facile vehicle and began to rotate clockwise before coming to a nal rest on the north grassy shoulder. His passenger, Linda Johnson, 58, of N. Fort Myers. was transported to Lee Memorial with minor injuries. Everyone involved in the crash was wearing a seatbelt. Mr. St. Facile was charged with careless driving. Immokalee man involved in fatality Honor Immokalee’s veterans this Memorial DayMonday, May 26, Immokaee’s veterans will be honored with a Memorial Day ceremony at Lake Trafford Cemetery, the burial site of 51 veterans. VFW Post 7369 Naples will mark the graves at 9 a.m., with Color, Taps and a Hand Salute at 10 a.m. Immokalee High School JROTC will participate in this important ceremony to honor Immokalee’s heroes. Markers will be placed at each grave along with ags. The JROTC will be taking over care of the last resting place of these veterans. Submitted photoPeace and harmonyThe community gathered May 14 to dedicate a peaceful garden for the PACE Center. The new garden area features shade trees and a beautiful serene area for the girls to re ect. Pictured from left: Jay Roth, Robert Halman, Edward Olesky, Estil Null, Cindy Lozano, Bernardo Barnhart, Commissioner Tim Nance, donor of the garden Cheryl Baber, Josh Rincon and Daniel Washington.See Publisher — Page 2


(April 30, 2014 Naples, FL) Hiking in the woods, making crafts, singing songs by the camp re -some of our fondest childhood memories come from summer camp. For the neediest children in Collier County, these simple joys seem unattainable. These at-risk kids will spend their summer wandering the streets or hanging out with other idle kids a recipe for trouble! The Salvation Army helps struggling local families avoid this outcome for their children. Last year in the United States, thousands of children attended some 48 Salvation Army residential camps. "It's an experience not to be missed," observes Major Dan Proctor, Naples Regional Coordinator. "Time spent at camp can be a life-changing experience for kids. It can instill feelings of self-worth, open up the world and offer hope for the future." Last summer the citizens of Collier County gave this gift to 50 local children, some of whom had never experienced being in a safe, loving environment 24 hours a day. It costs $250 to send one child to camp for a week. Naples and Immokalee-area kids attend a weeklong camp at Camp Keystone in North Florida where they have 260 acres to enjoy playing sports, swim, ride horses, explore the outdoors and make crafts. There is also a comprehensive music program. And beyond the recreation, with the help of trained counselors they learn how to live together with a diverse group of neighbors, dealing with the troubling issues and concerns that challenge them in their daily lives. "Our campers enjoy nutritious meals and explore the great outdoors. They will also learn important new life-skills that will stand them in good stead for their future," says Major Proctor. We are currently seeking sponsorships for children to attend summer camp 2014. "School will be ending soon," he points out. "There are lots of spots left and not enough money to ll them. I hope the communit y will come through as they did last year for these deserving kids. For many of them, it's the highlight of the whole year." To make a donation as a "Summer Camp Angel" please mail your check to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 8209, Naples, Florid a 34101 (please write "Summer Camp Florida" on the Memo line). Learn about The Salvation Army in Collier County at www., on Facebook at and follow them on Twitter: www.twitter. com/SalArmyNaples. You can be a “Summer Camp Angel’ with a donation 2 Immokalee Bulletin May 22, 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 by Maribel De Armas So, I left a little teaser at the end of my column a couple of weeks ago about another special recognition that recently took place in our school district; another nod of appreciation to the wonderful work happening right here in Immokalee. Instead of a current teacher, however, this salute went to an individual who sel essly gives the gifts of time, talent and treasures to the Eden Park Elementary School (EPE) family. Just recently, Nancy Pignone warmly known as "Miss Nancy" was named the Collier County Public Schools Senior School Volunteer of the Year. As an experienced teacher of twenty-nine years working in Massachusetts with students with special needs, Miss Nancy travels thirty-four miles from her home in Naples to Eden Park on a regular basis every week. Some days that translates to an eleven-hour commitment. And even during the summer months, she spends two days a week tutoring parents and children in Immokalee. She is kind, loving, and patient with everyone she works with. Miss Nancy has worked with students in kindergarten and second grade, and in EPE's Parent Involvement Program. Her dedication to EPE students' parents is especially inspiring. She has worked with teachers, and has developed curriculum designed to help parents pass the United States citizenship test. In fact, to date, two parents have become citizens with her help. But, Miss Nancy's involvement doesn't stop in the classroom or within the walls of the school. She has made many personal donations, as well as collected money and a variety of needed items from her family and friends like toiletries, food, household items, clothing, school supplies, uniforms, and holiday gifts for EPE families. Her caring generosity is truly remarkable. Ask anyone at Eden Park Elementary School and they will tell you the students, teachers, and parents are better because of her. On behalf of everyone at the district Thank You, Miss Nancy! And I just want to take a moment to remind parents of soon-to-be kindergarten students that the district's new online centralized kindergarten registration is available now. If you have a child who will be ve years old on or before September 1 o f this year we encourage you to register them for school as soon as you can. It's an eas y three step process that you can start by visiting and clicking on the "Kindergarten Registration" image in the middle of the page, or on the icon in the "What's New" area. Once you do that, just follow the instructions, which are available in English, Spanish, and Creole. If you have any questions, feel free to cal the Department of Student Relations at (239) 377-0547. Students First Submitted photoCollier County Public Schools Senior School Volunteer of the Year Nancy Pignone is surrounded by well wishers. Her responsibilities also include the Caloosa Belle. INI operates community newspapers and websites in four states, as well as printing companies in Arizona and Delaware. Its structure --as a taxpaying for-pro t company that is owned by a non-pro t journalistic trust --is unique. There are no private or corporate shareholders. All after-tax pro ts are invested in the company's mission of community service through independent journalism. INI's approach to journalism is also a bit unusual. It is devoted to straight and unbiased reporting. Instead of writing editorials, it draws citizens into community decisionmaking and showcases the public's opinions. INI's commitment to purposeful neutrality --along with its focus on local issues, local organizations and local involvement --help build a strong sense of community. PublisherContinued From Page 1


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(May 15, 2014) – The Immokalee Foundation chairman of the board, Joe Zednik, announced that Liz Allbritten announced at the April 24 board meeting her desire to step down as executive director. Zednik noted that the decision to leave was Allbritten’s. She has worked diligently on the organization’s infrastructure over the past couple of years in order to prepare for new leadership. Allbritten is ready to spend more time with her husband, Dr. Jeffrey Allbritten, president of Edison State College, children and grandchildren. “While we are saddened to lose Liz, I am happy she will now be able to spend quality time with her family,” said Zednik. “Her commitment and dedication to TIF during the last ve years has been enormous. She will continue to help guide the board through the transition to a new executive director.” Allbritten has served as TIF executive director since January 2009. During her tenure at TIF the organization expanded programs and services to the children of Immokalee; serving approximately 350 children in 2009 to over 900 students in 2014. In addition, one of Allbritten’s major goals was to completel y transition TIF from a grant awarding foundation to a fully operational nonpro t. She is proud of the many accomplishments made over the years and is excited to watch the organization continue to excel. “This is the ideal time for TIF to transfer to new leadership. The organization is on solid ground and positioned to grow to meet the needs of the community,” stated Allbritten. “I am eternally grateful for the support and guidance of TIF’s board, donors, volunteers and staff who share the same passion for helping the children of Immokalee.” The search for Allbritten’s successor will begin immediately. The Immokalee Foundation has a range of programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and postsecondary training, mentoring and tutoring, and opportunities for broadening experiences, life skills development and economic independence. To learn more about TIF, volunteering as a mentor or for additional information, call 239-430-9122 or visit www. Albritten steps down from Immokalee Foundation Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) held its inaugural iSTEM Competition May 10 at Edison State College – Collier Campus. This was the rst time in the history of the district that all 50 schools came together in competition. Nearly 200 total students participated in their respective elementary, middle, and high school divisions. The day was full of energy, fun, and learning! All participating students received an iSTEM Competition medal. Winners in each category received individual trophies, a school trophy, a school monetary award, and other learning gifts. Following are a list of winning schools: Elementary – LittleBits 1st Place – Laurel Oak Elementary School 2nd Place – Pelican Marsh Elementary School 3rd Place – Corkscrew Elementary School Middle – Solar Car Races 1st Place – Pine Ridge Middle School 2nd Place – Gulfview Middle School 3rd Place – Immokalee Middle School High – Geocaching 1st Place – Golden Gate High School 2nd Place – Gulf Coast High School 3rd Place – Lorenzo Walker Technical High School CCPS would like to sincerely thank both Suncoast Credit Union Foundation for generously sponsoring the iSTEM Competition and Edison State College-Collier for hosting this phenomenal event. With 20 percent of all future available jobs being STEM related, it is the responsibility of the school district, with the support of community partners such as Suncoast and Edison, to strengthen STEM skills and prepare students for college, careers, and beyond. To learn more, please contact the Communications & Community Engagement Department via email at Nearly 200 CCPS students take part in STEM competition Immokalee, Fla. (May 13, 2014) – Lipman – North America’s largest open eld tomato grower – welcomes John Amaya as Chief Development Of cer. In his new role, A maya will manage international supply chain as well as assist with acquisitions and go-to-market strategies focusing on the vegetable category. Most recently with Walmart, Amaya brings an abundance of industry knowledge and executive expertise to his role. He has also held positions in general and nancial management for Dole, Sara Lee, Abbott Laboratories and Deloitte. “We are fortunate to have someone of J ohn’s caliber to ful ll this role,” said Kent Shoemaker, CEO. “His wealth of experience in international supply, along with his understanding of our industry, will assist us in continuing our growth strategy.” Born in Bogota, Colombia, Amaya was raised in the United States. He graduated from Northern Illinois University and earned his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He and his family will relocate to Southwest Florida to work out of Lipman’s Immokalee facility. About Lipman Based in Immokalee, Fla., Lipman is the largest open eld tomato grower in North America, providing dependable year-round fresh produce through an integrated network of research & development, farming, processing, and repacking. Farms in Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, California and Mexico – totaling tens of thousands of acres – allow Lipman to grow and ship fresh produce 365 days a year. For more information, visit Lipman hires new chief development of cer Submitted photoJohn Amaya has been named Lipman’s new Chief Development Of cer. Public Issues Forums: Join the discussion! Free Speech Free Ads


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 22, 2014 Submitted photos/ Kelly Stevenson-CrewsSpecial OlympiansPlease congratulate our Culinary Arts iTech students who competed this past weekend at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando. We are so proud of our Special Olympians... they represented the community of Immokalee like GOLD! Silver Medalists Soccer team (Andres Domingo-Pedro, Lyns Emetil, Alberto Bonilla, Victor Huapilla, Nery Cifuentes, Steven Villarreal, Jacob Ward, Willy Zuniga). Billy Jules 2 Bronze medals in Cycling, Katrina Jackson – Gold medal in Long Jump. Julio Loya – Silver in Cycling. Daniel Jose – 2 5th place Ribbons in Cycling.


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA For the second y ear in a row, Swinging With Purpose™ demonstrated how it is making a signi cant difference in the lives of women and children in the Naples area by generating more than $50,000 in proceeds to PACE Center for Girls in Immokalee. More than 90 golfers turned out at Quail W est Golf and Country Club on Sunday, May 4th to participate in the annual fundraiser w hich included golf, silent auction, raf e and a cocktail reception/awards ceremony. The event began last February when more than 500 women across the Naples communities participated in Swinging With Purpose™ w eek. At that time, $7,000 was collected for PACE, along with gently used dresses for the upcoming “Love That Dress!” fundraiser to be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. The nale for Swinging With Purpose™ on behalf of PACE will be November 11 and 12, 2014 when Nancy Lopez will be in Naples for the second year at Quail West to provide a gol ng experience for eight (8) girlfriends w ho will spend the day with her. ‘Two years ago when I started the Swinging With Purpose™ project which combined my love of golf with a passion for helping women and children I didn’t know w hat a sustainable formula we had developed,” said Diana Riley, Founder of Swinging with Purpose™. “With the help and support of Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez, and the unbelievable community support, I am humbled to say we have provided in excess of $100,000 to our local community.” Marianne Kearns, Executive Director of PACE added, “ This was a wonderful experience for our PACE girls in that ve of our girls had the opportunity to volunteer for the tournament. The tournament itself is unique in the fact that due to exceptional local sponsorship, PACE is the recipient of 100% of the proceeds to include entry fees, silent auction and raf e donations.” Major underwriters of the event were Brian Stock, Stock Development Corporation; J ohn McGarvey, McGarvey Custom Homes; A nn and Steve Levitan, Levitan Realty Group, and Kelly and Clay Cox, Kitchens by Clay. PACE Center for Girls, Inc. is a non-residential juvenile delinquency prevention and intervention program targeting the unique needs of girls, ages 12 to 18, facing challenges such as physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, foster care, neglect, death of a parent, family history of incarceration and declining grades. Right here in Collier County, PACE has served more than 1,200 girls since 1998. Funds raised for the “Throw a Girl a Lifeline” luncheon will be applied to unfunded services for our girls such as health and hygiene, school uniforms, incentives, and eld trips. At PACE, girls nd a supportive environment focusing on their strengths through a gender-responsive approach that centers on the emotional and physical safety of each girl. As a result, PACE reduces the signi cant long term costs associated with teen pregnancy, substance abuse, unemployment, and long term economic dependency. For more information, visit www.pacecenter .org/collier. Submitted photosTOP LEFT: Ladies: Ruth Lennon, Marilyn Comey, Linda Polasky, and Laura Yandow. TOP RIGHT: Underwriters Steve and Ann Levitan, Kelly and Clay Cox, John McGarvey, Marianne Kearns and Diana Riley. BOTTOM RIGHT: Ruth Boyd with PACE girls. A consultation with our Board Certi“ed Cataract Specialists will put your mind at ease. We use only the most proven procedures for excellent results. Since 1971, thousands have relied on our highly skilled staff of professionals.Dr. David C. Brown & Associates. Clearly, the right choice.239.939.3456 5 Immokalee Bulletin May 22, 2014 Golf tournament bene ts PACE Center for Girls in Immokalee As we come down to the conclusion of another exciting school year at Immokalee. I would like to remind of a few important events that will be taking place. On Friday, May 23, the Immokalee High football team w ill be taking on Clearwater Central Catholic in our spring classic. This is an FHSAA sponsored event and admission for the game is $7, only FHSAA passes will be recognized. The Immokalee JROTC will provide the color guard for the Memorial Day ceremony on 26 May 2014 at the cemetery. Graduation for this year’s seniors will be on May 30 at the Harbor Side Convention Center in Fort M y ers. The last of school for students will be June 4. Tony Allen, I.H.S. Drum Beat


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Auctions e Largest Government Surplus Equipment Auction on the SW Coast of FloridaLive & Online Bidding for Farm, Ranch, Constructin Equip., Misc tools. Sat. Jun 7th at 9AMAccepting Consignments beginning June 2nd. Go to online bidding at Lee Civic Center 11831 Bayshore Rd. N. Ft Myers, FL 33917 Frank E. Land, Auctioneer (239) 936-4121AB2084/AU2814 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Employment Full TimeDRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 EARLY CHILDHOOD FLOATING TEACHERFloating Teacher has the responsibility of providing a safe, quality environment which appropriately meets the social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs of young children. Floating Teacher rotates between classrooms as needed. Minimum Requirements:• High School Diploma• Minimum 1 year working with children• CDA Equivalent or CDA preferred• Willing to complete all state required licensing courses within mandated timelines. Please submit resumes to EOE/DFWP HORT. TECH. to assist tomato R&D program in Estero. Duties include plant raising, pollinations, seed processing and eld test work Will train. Occasional air travel necessary plus valid U.S. driver’s license. Bi-lingual & hort. experience preferred. If interested call 239-229-5937 or fax resume to 239-949-6536. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Employment Full Time Someone needed to operate a shuttle tractor/trailer to pick up and deliver products in the area. Must have a valid CDL License with 1-2 yrs experience and able to work as needed including weekends & holidays. Call (800) 685-7475 ext 2353 (Paul) Apply in person at Lipman, 306 E Main St., Immokalee. 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 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. ApartmentsESPERANZA PLACE Affordable 1, 2 & 3 BR 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 Shop here first! The classified ads 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 NoticeNOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs ACTION : Notice of Availability SUMMARY: The Seminole Tribe of Florida (Tribe) is currently evaluating an economic development project on the Immokalee Reservation in Collier County, Florida. The project being considered includes the development of a gas station with a convenience store to be constructed on an undeveloped parcel located on the east side of County Road 846. To move forward with the project the Tribe will need a business lease approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). The Tribe will also need to continue working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on all regulatory requirements associated with the gas station. Due to the need for federal approvals, this project was reviewed in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the National Historic Preservation Act. The BIA has reviewed and adopted the Environmental Assessment (EA), dated April 2014, prepared by the Seminole Tribe of Florida Environmental Resource Management Department and Keith and Schnars, P.A., to determine the environmental impacts that may result from the project. The EA is well written and consider all potential impacts to the human environment that may be associated with the project. Based on review of the EA and supporting documentation, the BIA has made a Finding of No Signi cant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed project. NOTICE: This is a Notice of Availability that the EA and FONSI for the project are available for public review. This FONSI is a nding on environmental effects, not a decision to proceed with an action, therefore cannot be appealed. You may obtain a copy of the EA and FONSI from the BIA Eastern Regional Of ce or the Environmental Resources Management Department of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, 6365 Taft Street, Suite 3008, Hollywood, FL 33024, telephone (954) 965-4380. For further information please contact Chet McGhee, Regional Environmental Scientist, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Eastern Regional Of ce, 545 Marriott Drive, Suite 700 Nashville, TN 37214, telephone (615) 564-6830. Johnna Blackhair Acting Director, Eastern Region Bureau of Indian Affairs Date: May 6, 2014 465331 IB 5/15/2014 Public Notice 6 Immokalee Bulletin May 22, 2014 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! ADVERTISEand Get Results click on classifieds Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!


Collier: Every year, approximately 15,000 A mericans die from liver cancer or chronic liver disease associated with viral hepatitis. Despite these statistics, viral hepatitis is not w ell known.In fact, as many as 75 percent of people with chronic viral hepatitis do not know that they are infected.  3.5–5.3 million Americans are living w ith chronic (lifelong) viral hepatitis—hepatitis B or hepatitis C. Most of them do not know that they are infected, placing them at greater risk for severe, even fatal, complications from the disease and increasing the likelihood that they will spread the virus to others.  A speci c blood test is the only way to know if you have viral hepatitis.  Hepatitis B and C viruses can cause chronic hepatitis, leading to cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer.  Anyone can get hepatitis B or C, but some populations are disproportionately burdened with these infections, including A frican Americans; Asian Americans and Paci c Islanders; past and current injection drug users; persons born between 19451965; and gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men. May 12: Free HIV test Marion E. Fether Medical Center, Immokalee 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 13: Free HIV test Marion E. Fether Medical Center, Immokalee 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 14: Free HIV test Marion E. Fether Medical Center, Immokalee 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 14: Free Rapid HIV testing and Hepatitis STD screenings DOH Collier, Naples 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 15: Free HIV test Marion E. Fether Medical Center, Immokalee 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 15: Free Rapid HIV testing and Hepatitis STD screenings DOH Collier, Naples 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 16: Free HIV test Marion E. Fether Medical Center, Immokalee 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dems to meetThe Democratic Club of Immokalee will meet on Tuesday, May 27, at 6:45 p.m., at Mi Ranchito, 710 W. Main Street, Immokalee, Fl 34142, (239) 657-1766. The club will be discussing the 2014 elections from governor to school board, and topics concerning Immokalee. The meetings are open to all.Summer fun comingKids! Get ready for the summer programs at Immokalee South Park, at 418 School Dr.: Camp Collier June 9-August 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).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. 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 your 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. Business & Service Directory AUCTION2001 Ford1FMRU15W61LA23129 Time for a new car? Check out this auction onJune 2, 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 22, 2014 Community Briefs Naples, Fl – Crossroads, the continuum of substance abuse services that includes inpatient detoxi cation, residential and intensive outpatient treatment provided by the not-for-pro t mental health and substance abuse treatment facility David Lawrence Center, is excited to announce enhanced treatment options available for pregnant and postpartum women who are 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 of these comprehensive services is to engage at-risk women into our Crossroads continuum of care, including shortterm 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 Program Director Mary Ann Guerra shared, “According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), substance use during pregnancy may result in premature birth, miscarriage, and a variety of behavioral and cognitive problems in exposed children. Our holistic approach assists participants in having positive birth outcomes and meeting their individualized treatment goals for living a drug-free lifestyle and providing a drug-free environment for their children.” Crossroads offers a full continuum of substance abuse services including inpatient detoxi cation, residential and intensive outpatient treatment provided by the David Lawrence Center. David Lawrence Center is the Southwest Florida-based, not-for-pro t leading provider of behavioral health solutions dedicated to inspiring and creating life-changing wellness for every individual. For more information about Crossroads call 239-354-1428 or visit Crossroads at DCL enhances substance abuse treatment for pregnant and postpartum women Free HIV and Hepatitis testing


8 Immokalee Bulletin May 22, 2014 Submitted photoChamber of Commerce ScholarshipsOne of the ways the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce ful lls its mission to the community is by awarding scholarships to local students. The presentations were made at the 2014 Immokalee High School Scholarship Dedication. TOP LEFT: Immokalee Chamber of Commerce Harvest Festival Scholarship awardees are (not in order): Lorenzo Rangel Monroy, Connie Velasquez and Itzia Tellez. Chamber President Bernardo Barnhardt, far right, made the presentation. TOP RIGHT: Immokalee Chamber of Commerce Christmas Scholarship (not in order): Julissa Arreguin and Paulo Rosales. Christmas in the Park Chairman Cherryle Thomas, far right, and Andrea Halman, second from left, made the presentation. BOTTOM LEFT: Immokalee Chamber of Commerce Queen Scholarships went to, pictured from left: Carica Astrel 2013 Jr. Miss Harvest Festival, Maleighna Cade 2013 Sr. Miss Harvest Festival and Taylor Clarke 2014 Sr. Miss Harvest Festival.