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Immokalee, FL: The Collier County Housing Authority’s (CCHA) Jump Start Family Literacy Academy of Immokalee (FLAI) has been awarded a one-year $5,000 grant for the implementation of a health literacy program to bene t its Adult ESOL and family literacy students. This grant, awarded by Florida Blue and the Florida Literacy Coalition, will integrate health and nutrition into the adult ESOL curriculum offered to residents of Farm Worker Village and at Collier Village. The focus is to help students acquire information and resources that will help them navigate the medical system and make informed health decisions. There is a growing recognition among health care providers and adult educators around the country that limited English language and literacy skills can have a signi cant impact on one’s health. Health Literacy is de ned as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. According to the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy’s (NAAL) report on the health literacy of America’s adults, 14% of adults have below basic health literacy skills. Low health literacy is especially prevalent among adults Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County Thursday, June 5, 2014 Vol. 47 No. 23 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 County seeks high value employment Governor Rick Scott has signed into law a State budget appropriations bill that included $2.5 million in state funds to help develop a Soft-Landing Business Accelerator project in Collier County. The Business Accelerator Project is designed to help existing domestic businesses grow and develop while also providing a “port of entry” for international businesses seeking to expand into the U.S. market. This one-time state funding award will be combined with local public and private sector funding to establish facilities and business support serv ices designed to spur economic development and create additional high wage jobs. “I am very appreciative of the Governor’s endorsement of this project,” said Commissioner Georgia Hiller, chair of county economic development initiatives, who actively advocated for state support in Tallahassee during the 2014 Legislative Session. “The Board of County Commissioners has unanimously endorsed this project and I am very enthusiastic about the business development opportunities this venture presents for our community. Our County Commis-See Employment — Page 2 Girls in STEMCollier County Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Kamela Patton, held the third CEO Brie ng of the 2013-2014 school year on Wednesday, May 14, at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Administrative Center. The topic of this meeting focused on increasing female students' participation in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) related activities and careers. Some seventeen local professionals involved in STEM careers joined Dr. Patton for this CEO Brie ng. (Front Row L to R) Mariann McDonald Chairman of the Board, NCH Healthcare System; Dr. Dulce Dudley Pediatrician, NCH Healthcare System; Cathy Roderick Information Technology Director, Naples Daily News; Kelly Blake Associate, Stantec. Standing from left: Caroline Crew Chair, AAUW STEM Girls Count; Dr. Tina Ottman Biology Professor, Edison State College; Dr. Kamela Patton Superintendent, Collier County Public Schools; Rebecca Beck Blair Center Director, Audubon-Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary; Sharon Audrey IT Director, Collier Enterprises; Tatiana Lawson Vice President & Corporate Controller, ASG; Katie Johnson Adjunct Professor, Florida Gulf Coast University; Dr. Laura Frost Director, Whitaker Center for STEM Education at Florida Gulf Coast University; Mitch Ruzek Program Director, Algenol Biofuels; Allyson Swanson Professional Engineer, Stantec; Sharon Hood Founder/Publisher, eBella Magazine; Karen Galleon Director of Engineering, Distal Extremities, Arthrex; Tabitha Whalen Stadler Project Coordinator, Florida Department of Environmental Protection & Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve; Michelle Shaw Support Engineering Operations, McAfee. Submitted photoKerri Masley, Senior Program Manager with Florida Blue and Greg Smith, Executive Director of the Florida Literacy Coalition, present the check to Donna Johnston, Ancillary Services Coordinator, and Maria Segura, Lead Teacher, both with the Jump Start Family Literacy Academy of Immokalee. Housing Authority receives health grantSee Health — Page 2Submitted photo


2 Immokalee Bulletin June 5, 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 Patty Brant Advertising Services: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee Executive Editor: Katrina ElskenOur 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 sion is extremely grateful for the leadership and support provided by our entire local legislative delegation for this project, most notably, the leadership provided by Senator Garrett Richter and Representative Kathleen Passidomo. We are also grateful for the strong and active support from our business community partners for this initiative.” The Accelerator seeks to attract second stage innovation companies that have very speci c development needs such as venture capital, customized business plan development services, joint venture partners and regulatory, licensing, visa, tax, and marketing assistance. Accelerator plans include having two fully staffed locations that serve different business sectors in the county. One urban area Innovation Accelerator will offer businesses an of ce style incubator with media center and global conferencing capabilities, while the other will feature a Culinary and Food Innovation Accelerator in Immokalee. A primary goal to be operational this fall, is recruiting companies that create high value employment opportunities for citizens and encouraging them to expand operations in Collier County. In addition, the county’s public/private partnership efforts will strive to attract foreign direct investment, improve exports from Florida companies, extend and expand the brand recognition of the region, and build new futures for young persons in the community who aspire to launch their careers in the region. The Soft-Landing Accelerator Project will supplement and complement the Florida Gulf Coast University Emergent Technologies Institute which is engaged in research and development. The Accelerator is designed to recruit and mentor companies that are beyond the research and development stage and already have marketable products or services. For information contact Business and Economic Development Director Bruce Register at 239-252-8358 or who did not complete high school and His panic adults, who have lower health literac y than any other ethnic group. In addition, lo w health literacy costs between $106 and $23 6 billion a year in the form of longer hospita l stays, emergency room visits, increased doc tor visits, and increased medication, accord ing to a recent report from the University o f Connecticut. The award was of cially presented durin g the 30th Annual Florida Literacy Conferenc e May 7-9 in Daytona Beach. “The support of this initiative re ect s Florida Blue’s commitment to helping adul t learners, many of whom are new to thi s country, become informed health advocate s for themselves and their families,” said Gre g Smith, executive director of Florida Literac y Coalition. “We look forward to workin g together with the Collier County Housin g Authority to raise awareness about healt h literacy.” The CCHA’s Jump Start program is on e of 17 grant recipients selected for the fourt h grant year of this statewide initiative. Othe r recipients include Lake Worth West Residen t Planning Group; Pensacola State College ; the Sarasota Y; El Sol, Jupiter’s Neighbor hood Resource Center; Tallahassee Commu nity College; Literacy Volunteers of America Monroe County; HELP of Fort Meade; ECHO ; Desoto County Education Foundation; Man atee Technical Institute; Literacy Council o f Sarasota; the Parent Academy of St. Luci e c/ounty; East & West Area Adult Schools / Polk Education Foundation; New Beginning s Family Literacy Program; Literacy Volunteer s of Gadsden County, Inc.; and Family Literac y Academy of Lake Wales. Employment Continued From Page 1 HealthContinued From Page 1 by Maribel De ArmasSchool is out and summer is of cially underway as of yesterday! On Wednesday, the last day of school, smiling children said their “see ya laters” to friends and teachers, cleaned out their desks or lockers and left school excited about what summer might bring. For some, summer may include a family trip, summer camps or helping mom and dad around the house. Our high school teens may have summer jobs or may be taking summer classes. Whatever the plans are, learning shouldn’t have to stop just because the school bell isn’t ringing. Research tells us that on average a child may lose between 18 to 22 percent of knowledge during summer break, and this increases to a possible 30 percent loss for an English Language Learner. Keeping up with learning during the summer is critical to curb this loss of knowledge. So Mom and Dad, we need your help. Along with the fun and relaxation summer brings, we encourage you to stay actively involved with your child using our new Keep Learning Alive resource found on our school district website ( On the website’s home page, just click on the Summer Information 2014 image (it’s got the ip ops on it). You’ll then have access to the Keep Learning Alive e-book, plus other important information you may nd useful during the summer such as summer food programs, enrollment information, summer school details, and more! In the Keep Learning Alive learning and resource guide, you’ll nd English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies activities organized by grade. You’ll also nd great recommendations for ageappropriate books your child may enjoy during the summer. I guarantee you’ll nd plenty of information and activities to keep your child’s brain active this summer, and in turn, reduce idle boredom. Honestly, it’s as simple as engaging children in the things you and I as adults do every day as second nature – from writing checks to making grocery lists to cooking dinner – not only will it keep them active, but will add knowledge to their developing brains. And certainly, physical activity is also important. Take your kids to a neighborhood park or take a family bike ride – take in our beautiful Florida summer weather – of course, in between our usual 2 p.m. rain storms! Whatever your plans are for the summer, make sure you take time to enjoy having your children home from school. Students First The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce & The Collier County Parks and Recreation will be hosting our 22nd Annual Christmas around the World Parade and Gala Event, the second largest winter event in Southwest Florida. The “OFFICIAL Date” is December 13, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., (Christmas Parade is directly across from The Seminole Casino) and immediately after the parade. ”The SNOW GALA” begins at the Aquatic Park @ 505 Escambia Street. In August, the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Committee will announce the Christmas Parade theme and have the entire Christmas Event Packages ready to come to you. If you need additional information on the above, please contact Cherryle Thomas@ 239-657-0080 or Mariela Romero @ 239658-0704. Christmas Around the World 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. 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. Community Briefs


Tree Identi cation Book from the Arbor Day Foundation Helps People Identify Tree Species in Florida The Arbor Day Foundation has a book that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The book, What Tree Is That?, is available for a $5 donation to the nonpro t tree-planting organization. What Tree Is That? is a fun, easy-to-use tree identi cation guide that features handdrawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinctive characteristics of many tree species. Nature lovers and professional arborists alike have called this pocket eld guide a must-have user-friendly resource. Its beautiful, full-color illustrations are in precise detail and depict natural colors, shapes and textures, so users can make a positive species identi cation in just a few easy steps. The Arbor Day Foundation offers this book to help people identify trees in Florida and throughout the Eastern and Central regions of the United States. What Tree Is That? uses a unique step-by-step approach for identifying the species of each tree, explaining what to look for in the shape of the leaves, differences in the leaf stems and twig structures, and speci c characteristics of fruits, owers, buds and bark. "Our What Tree Is That? Pocket guide is an ideal resource for developing a greater appreciation for trees," said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "The Arbor Day Foundation strives to help people enjoy and appreciate trees, and we feel our pocket eld guide will do just that." What Tree Is That? is also available as an online interactive version at To obtain a tree identi cation guide in full color, send your name, address and $5 for each guide to What Tree Is That?, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410. You can also order the book online at HERE’S MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. SPAYS & NEUTERS 1/2 PRICE BOARDING LOW COST VACCINATIONS ON SATURDAYCASH PAYMENTS ONLY!SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441IMMOKALEE MOBILE UNIT CLINICNext to the McDonalds € Immokalee € 239-657-2266CLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINICat McDonalds € Clewiston € 863-675-2441Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. SPRING SPECIAL! 3 Immokalee Bulletin June 5, 2014 Geraldine H. PratherIMMOKALLE On Sunday, May 25, 2014, Geraldine H. Prather's earthly life ended at the Crisp Regional Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cordele, Ga. Although she will be sadly missed on this side, she will be graciously welcome by her father, John Henry Boom; and siblings, Gloria Boom and Daisy Turner. She was boon December 25, 1942 in Miami. Our beloved Geraldine was born to John Henry Boom and Gladys Mims. She was educated in the public school system of Collier County. She was a member of Saint John Missionary Baptist Church in Immokalee. Geraldine was always willing to serve her church whenever called upon. She was employed for over 30 years by the Collier County School System in Immokalee. She dedicated her life to helping others and this was demonstrated through the love and care she offered to her students, family and friends. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She leaves precious memories to her loving, caring and devoted children, Gladys Moore o f Vienna, Ga., Gregory Prather, Troy Prather and Frederick Prather all of Immokalle; her loving and devoted mother, Gladys Boom of Immokalee; 12 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and a host of other family members and friends. Obituaries Submitted photoIn memory of a heroThe awarding of the 2014 Sergeant Linda Pierre Memorial Scholarship, remembers the loss of her life three years ago in Afghanistan in the service of her country. The 28-year-old Immokalee resident and I.H.S. graduate was one of ve U.S. soldiers killed April 16, 2011 while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. In response to community support, a Florida not-for-pro t corporation, the Sergeant Linda Pierre Memorial Scholarship, Inc. was been established, to honor Linda's name forever. Within a few weeks there were enough donations to award two $1,000 scholarships. May 16, 2014, at Immokalee High School, marked the scholarship's fourth award ceremony. Laura Flores and Ethiana Previlus, Immokalee High School graduates are the 2014 recipients of this memorial to a hero. Pictured from left: District 5 Collier County Commissioner Tim Nance, Miss Ethiana Previlus, Immokalee High School JROTC Colonel Robert Hine and Miss Linda Flores. 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 o f 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 lifechanging wellness for every individual. For information about Crossroads call 239-3541428 or visit DCL program enhances substance abuse treatment for pregnant and postpartum women What tree is that?


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 June 5, 2014 NAPLES, Fla. (May 27, 2014) – Philanthropic foursomes from nine of Southwest Florida’s most prestigious communities, golf clubs and The Immokalee Foundation corporate sponsors, along with local club golf pros, recently gathered at The Old Collier Golf Club in Naples to participate in the 2014 Inter-Club Challenge, a lively golf tournament that pits local golf clubs against each other in a friendly rivalry to support a brighter future for the children of Immokalee through The Immokalee Foundation’s education programs. The eighth annual tournament raised $151,268 to bene t Immokalee’s youth. The tournament included 19 foursomes from area country clubs along with area club golf pros. At day’s end, the Bay Colony team was overall team champions and both the men’s and ladies’ winning teams were from The Old Collier Golf Club. The overall team champions from Bay Colony were J oyce Hagen Fites, Don Fites, Carol Lund, Tom Lund with golf pro Jeff Raimer. The w inning men’s team included Clint Harkins, Rick Zona, Dick Stonesifer and Nick Trigony, w ith pro Steve Waugh. The women’s winning team was Carrie Scanell, Rene Zona, Eileen Golden and Ann Bain, with golf pro Brian Yarusevich. Closest-to-the-pin winners w ere Harry Rose, Mediterra; Mike Lyons, Bonita Bay; Skip Hildebrand, Mediterra; and A lice Sanneman, The Old Collier Golf Club. The team from Bonita Bay, consisting of Don Boudreau, Bob Herdman, John Howard, Mike Lyons and pro Rick Nalyd, was the w inner of the putting contest. Kevin Johnson, a TIF board member and member of the Inter-Club committee, was pleased with the event, “The day was awesome. Course conditions were great and we had fun playing.” Most importantly though, was the reason they were all there, “The Inter-Club Challenge provides the unique opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of Immokalee students by giving them the chance to advance themselves socially, civically, economically and academically through TIF programs.” A team of TIF students, consisting of Alan Cuevas, Charity Gonzalez, Heather Martinez and Rolby Seneus, played as a foursome alongside PGA Professional Mark Fogg. The tournament allowed the students the opportunity to interact with their benefactors and pro golfers. Cuevas, a junior at Immokalee High School and a TIF Take Stock in Children student, not only enjoyed playing in the tournament, but also appreciates the lessons gained through golf, “Golf teaches you patience, builds communication skills and is a great way to network.” For the TIF supporters, having the opportunity to meet the students whose lives they are directly impacting is often their favorite part of the annual tournament. “Through TIF, we are giving kids the opportunity to have a career and solid education,” Johnson said. “Seeing how they’ve have grown and matured each year is such a good feeling.” David Call, a member of the TIF board of directors, appreciates that TIF “takes care of a lot of people. You are able to see where all the money goes. You can see it rsthand – almost every dollar goes back to helping kids in Immokalee.” Michael Benson, 2014 Inter-Club Challenge chair and TIF board member, is happy to be part of an organization that is making a big different in a community that needs help, “The Immokalee Foundation is a phenomenal, results-oriented organization. One hundred percent of the 700 plus students in the program have graduated.” The Inter-Club Challenge is the rst in a series of annual fundraising events aimed to build pathways to success for the children of Immokalee. TIF’s largest fundraiser of the year, the 2014 Charity Classic Celebration, is slated for Nov. 14 at The Ritz Carlton Beach Resort, Naples. The Charity Classic Pro-Am tournament at The Old Collier Golf Club, will take place Monday, Nov. 17. The Immokalee Foundation provides a range of education programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and post-secondary preparation and support, mentoring and tutoring, opportunities for broadening experiences and life skills development leading to economic independence. To learn more about TIF, signature events, volunteer opportunities or for additional information, call 239-430-9122 or visit Immokalee Foundation sponsors participate in 2014 Inter-Club Challenge Submitted photoA team of TIF students consisting of Rolby Seneus, Charity Gonzales and Heather Martinez are pictured with TIF members Joe Zednik and Michael Benson. Submitted photoFoursomes from all over Collier County enjoyed a day of golf and the great feeling of doing something for someone else. TOP: TIF members Joe Zednik and Mark Lye. BOTTOM: FOUR! Jim Andrews tees off.


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Sell it sooner in the 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. $210/A/yr. 5 year lease. 239-503-4037 Shop here first! The classified ads Houses Rent PUBLIC NOTICE The Collier County Housing Authority has developed its 2014-2019 5 Year Plan in compliance with the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1988, as it relates to their Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8 Program). It is available for review on May 30, 2014 thru July 14, 2014 at the Authority’s main of ce located at 1800 Farm Worker Way, Immokalee, Florida or at its Naples of ce located at 5251 Golden Gate Parkway, Ste #D, Naples, Florida. The hours available for review are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Public Hearings will be held June 24, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. in the Immokalee of ce and on June 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Naples of ce. 465546 IB 5/29/2014 Farm 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 Possible owner nancing. 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 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Houses Rent Business & Service Directory AUCTION2000 Ford2FAFP71W8YX167453 Time for a new car? Check out this auction onJune 16, 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. 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7 Immokalee Bulletin June 5, 2014 Submitted photoFree and blessedAllen Chapel A.M.E Church’s new feeding ministry, Martha’s Kitchen, recently fed 140 persons a free, hot, breakfast Allen Chapel parnered with First Assembly Cornerstone of Ft. Myers for additional groceries provided to clients. The next ministry will be lunch Saturday, June 14, at noon. These meals are absolutely free. The National Park Service (NPS) has selected alternative 3 of the Hunting Management Plan Environmental Assessment for implementation. Under the selected alternative, the NPS and the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), in consultation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), will cooperate to implement an adaptive management strategy to manage hunting in the Preserve. Based on the environmental analysis as documented in the management plan and w ith the due consideration for the nature of public comments, the NPS has determined that the selected alternative, is not a major federal action signi cantly affecting the quality of the human environment. Based on the foregoing information, the NPS has determined that an environmental impact statement is not required for this project and thus will not be prepared, and a Finding of No Signi cant Impact (FONSI) w as signed on May, 16 2014 by the NPS. "The implementation of this alternative ensures the continuation of a Congressionally mandated recreational activity within the national preserve while providing for the protection of these special resources at the same time." stated Pedro Ramos, Superintendent, "The adaptive management aspect of the plan allows the responsible agencies to work cooperatively and adjust management as needed based on resource conditions." Next steps in the process of implementing the plan will be to work with the FWC, in consultation with USFWS, to include the Addition Lands areas of the national preserve into the FWC's Big Cypress Wildlife Management Area (WMA). This process will include the establishment of regulations and seasons that will be developed and de ned for all management units within the WMA. To review the EA and the associated FONSI go to document.cfm?parkID=352&projectID=34 840&documentID=59507 No signi cant impact related to hunting management plan Each year the Collier Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is required to dev elop a nancially feasible Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that includes all transportation projects that are to be funded with state and federal dollars over the next ve years. Occasionally it becomes necessary to add, delete, or modify a project included in the MPO's TIP. The Collier MPO has begun a 21-day public comment period for the draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2013/14 2017/18 TIP Amendment. The draft amendment is to recognize an allocation of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) 5310 Program Funds to the Bonita Springs-Naples Urbanized Area. As the designated recipient of the FTA 5310 program funds, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) awarded two projects to receive FTA 5310 Program Funds. Collier County was awarded funds to purchase four replacement buses for the Paratransit system. United Cerebral Palsy, Inc. of Naples also received the FTA Section 5310 funding allocation to purchase one commuter van w hich will provide services for the disabled population. Pursuant to the MPO's Public Involvement/Public Participation Plan, the public comment period for these draft amendments w ill end on June 10. The MPO Board will consider the adoption of the amendment 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 TIP amendment is posted on the MPO's website at To view the Amendment, select "21-Day Public Comment Period for TIP Amendment" under the Latest News Section on the left side of the screen. The draft amendment to the FY 2013/14 through FY 2017/18 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 Copeland Avenue N., Everglades City Marco Island City Hall, 50 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island Southwest Florida Work, 750 S. 5th Street, Immokalee 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 of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or familial status may le a complaint with 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 Sue Faulkner at 239-252-5715. Transportation Improvement Program Public Comment Period


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