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0 The Immokaiee Foundation recognized achievements NAPLES, Fla. (July 14, 2014) -The Immokaiee Foundation recently recognized the accomplishments of 87 graduates partici pating in TIF programs, including Take Stock in Children, Career Development, Immoka iee Readers and College Success, during a graduation ceremony and celebration held at Ave Maria University. The graduates in cluded 62 Immokaiee High School students, 13 post-secondary students and 12 Heavy Equipment Mechanics students. Of those, 48 high school students are en rolling at a college or university, five are at tending a post-secondary vocational training program at iTECH in Immokaiee and one is entering the military. Bernardino Valdez is among those schol ars headed to college. In the fall, he will at tend Florida Southwestern State College, majoring in performing arts. He is already off to a great start. To the delight of audi ence members, Valdez performed an origi nal rap song, "Graduation." He credits TIF for providing him the opportunity to move forward in his academic career, "TIF helped me to improve my math and reading skills. After-school tutoring helped a lot; it made studying enjoyable and really helped with my ACT." His fellow graduates were in agreement. Alvaro Soto Jr., said TIF also helped him keep up his grades with after-school tutor ing, "They helped me keep on task." For him, the next step is the Heavy Equipment Mechanics program at iTECH. See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper. Free Speech Free Ads 1 65 00023 Submitted photo The Immokaiee Foundation college grad Yeimi Castaneda welcomes grad uates and their families. See more photos on page 4. from high school, and Elizabeth, in the Col lege Success program, graduated from Flor ida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. Both have big plans for the future. Gabriela, who wants to be a pastry chef, is at tending iTECH and Elizabeth is returning to Immokaiee to teach at Eden Park Elementa ry. Elizabeth said, "I'm very proud that I was accepted into the TIF program. They helped me meet people, provided great advice and assisted with obtaining scholarships." Naturally, their mother, Eliva, was elated, "I'm very proud of the accomplishments of my daughters." Immokaiee High School's principal, Abel Jaimes, was the evening's keynote speaker. Jaimes grew up in Immokaiee so under stands the struggles of many in the room that evening. He thanked the educators in his life and reflected on the impact those See TIF Page 2 \x f X Submitted photo Representing Immokaiee Fourteen-year-old Mercedes Salinas was featured on ESPN this past week of July 12-19 Orlando. This upcoming I.H.S Freshman represented her home town of Immokaiee as her team won the ESPN Wide World of Sports Softball World Championship. She is one of 13 girls on her team and the only young lady from Immokaiee. Her team; the Mizuno Edge, was the top team of about 20 entries from all over the world that competed for the title. Miss Salinas is ranked the top ten in her class; is Jr. Beta President; and a proud recipient of the Optimist Club of Naples most outstanding 8th grader award. She has dreams of becoming a Gator at the University of Florida after she graduates high school. Pictured from left: Bernardo Barnhart; Chamber President, Mer cedes Salinas and her father Manuel Salinas. Dr. Tomas Perez joins HCN Dental Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida recently welcomed Dr. Tomas Perez, DDS, to its Dental Care Immokaiee location, 1454 Madison Ave. Dr. Perez is a graduate of Howard Uni versity College of Dentistry in Washington, DC with a doctorate in dental surgery. He comes to HCN from the Florida Department of Health in Highlands County, where he served as staff dentist. He has 16 years of ex perience in preventative, restorative, extrac tion and oral surgery. "As we seek to expand our dental care services, especially to adult patients, we are excited about the talent and experience that Dr. Perez brings to the table," says Health care Network CEO Mike Ellis. Established by com munity leaders in 1977, Healthcare Network of i^ Southwest Florida is a private not-for-profit organization providing quality, managed health care accessible to every one. With over 40 providers, HCN delivers primary, dental and behavioral care to more than 36,000 people (25,000 are children) at 14 locations throughout Collier County, including the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. S www. stantonmobilehomesales .com New & Used Homes, Rent to Own, Sheds, Carports & Financing Available.


2 Immokalee Bulletin July 24, 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 individuals had on him. He also recognized outsiders who came into the community and have gone above and beyond, such as Linda Ayers, a TIF mentor, and former principal Florence Jelks. He acknowledged his parents, who had no education, for the positive impact they had on his life and emphasized the importance of students having a strong foundation from which to grow and learn. Plus, he offered some sage advice to scholars, “Use your experiences and cultural values; don’t be afraid to venture into the unknown.” Joe Zednik, chairman of the board of directors, praised the students, saying, “We have watched each of you embrace challenges and overcome obstacles to reach your goals. Your drive and determination will serve you well as you move into the next phase of your life. Whether you are heading to college, training or moving into the workforce, the skills that you have attained will allow you to continue on your pathway to success.” 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, volunteering as a mentor or for additional information, call 239-430-9122 or visit www. TIFContinued From Page 1 FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 11, 2014) – The application process for the 2015 UNITE (Uniting Nonpro ts In Teaming for Excellence) Award will open Aug. 1 and close on Sept. 30, 2014. Established by Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA and supported by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, the Cape Coral Community Foundation and the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades counties, the UNITE Award is a regional award that recognizes successful nonpro t collaborative models across Southwest Florida’s vecounty area that exemplify excellence and community impact. Its goal is to provide information to the nonpro t community about collaborative models that have succeeded in our area and to share proven effective practices for nonpro ts working together. The Bob Janes Triage Center/Low Demand Shelter was the winner of the inaugural UNITE Award in January 2014 and received the $25,000 cash prize. In addition, each of the runners up, Families First: Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida, Inc. and Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc., and Southwest Florida Addiction Services/Lee Mental Health Merger, received $2,500 thanks to funding made available by the Wayne Smith of the Smith Famil y Foundation who wished to reward the other nalists for their dedication to collaboration in the community. The 2015 winner will be announced at the annual Myers, Brettholtz & Company’s full-day nonpro t seminar to be held on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport-Town Center. To be eligible for this year’s award, a collaboration has to: Be based in the ve-county Southwest Florida area (Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendr y and Glades) Involve two or more entities (i.e., nonpro t organizations, businesses, and/or government agencies) Include a lead organization that is a 501(c)(3) nonpro t Have a structure that is evidenced by a formal written agreement (i.e., memorandum of understanding, contract or merger agreement) Be able to demonstrate the impact o f the collaboration through measurable outcomes Have been in operation for a minimum of 18 months, with a formal written agreement in place no later than March 1, 2013 For more information on the UNITE Award, call 239-939-5775 or visit Myers, Brettholtz & Company’s website at www., the Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s website at www. or the United Way’s website at To apply, visit the Southwest Florida Communit y Foundation online e-apply portal on their website available Aug. 1. Deadline for submission is Sept. 30, 2014. $25,000 will be awarded for best collaboration Open Letter to School Board Incumbent Roy TerryIt has been several weeks since the School Board of Collier County voted, with no public input, to extend the contract of Superintendent Kamela Patton, even though two years remain on her current contract. I have spoken to many people about this and have not found anyone who believes this is a good thing. On the contrary, everyone expressed shock. From Superintendent Patton’s perspective, however, it’s a brilliant move, because it effectively shuts up parents and the public. Already people have said, “Why even bother trying to do anything if the Super is ‘locked in’ forever – there is nothing we can do.” She, and you, have perverted the American process and de ated the hopes of its people. Why? According to your statement, this was done in the name of “stability.” Do you think the Titanic was “stable” while it lled with water merely because it was not rocking to and fro – should the passengers have remained on the boat? Not one parent I have spoken to feels that you, the rest of the Board members and Ms. Patton represent us. Most of my concerns arise from one “stable” Board policy, and that is “no interaction with the parents”: 1) No interaction with parents, no meetings with the public designed to encourage open communication. Attending Chamber of Commerce social hours doesn’t count. 2) Not one Board member has a child in the school system. Patton is not even a parent. No skin in the game. 3) The Board appears to constantly attempt to hide its process, again and again and again. Decisions are made that are designed to quiet the parents: a) Midnight changes to public meeting agendas so that the parents and public are caught off-guard and the Board can avoid discussion of controversial issues. b) Policies put in place creating an reversed “Dome of Silence,” effectively shutting out the parents and public from signi cant policy discussions and decisions. c) The vote to extend Ms. Patton’s contract. d) Drastic and unpopular changes to the after-school program, all planned and organized without parent/public input. 4) The decision to allow children to bring their own personal smart devices to school (known as BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device). This policy gives my son and the 45 little kids around him unfettered internet access to pornography, death scenes and more while they’re waiting for the bus and riding the bus – seven hours a week – with no supervision! Does any parent believe that instructing your kids not to use their devices outside of the school is going to work? How is this any different from setting a loaded gun on a table and telling your children, “Don’t go near this while I am gone for seven hours”? Get real. 5) A Board policy allowing a school employee (you included) to take action against my son for activities that take place in my home is communism, period. There is a legal system in place. If an activity affects the school in some way, then use the current legal system, and if that is not good enough, then too bad. That means it does not affect the school enough to justify an outreach of a school employee into my home, period. Example: Let’s say there is on the internet a photo of you with a beer in your hand in your own home. With the BYOD program in place, a student could show all other students this pic of Roy Terry getting intoxicated. That would certainly disrupt a classroom. With this policy in place, a school employee would be able to take action against you for “disrupting the school.” Who would support such an idea? Well, you do, and while every child would be vulnerable under this policy, Board members never would be on the receiving end of this policy disaster because none of you has a child in school, and Board members’ power can protect them from such intrusions. But it will happen to us. 6) Public meetings are held at 4 p.m., too early for most working adults. Meetings should be moved to 6 p.m. to encourage greater public participation (Thank you for supporting this idea). Board policies are being made behind our backs, policies that threaten the wellbeing of our children in multiple ways, and it’s time this came to an end. Thank you and God Bless, Scott Keller (Parent, Voter, Parents Rock) Letter to the Editor


HERE’S MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. Put your card in this space for six weeks for Only $90! Call us at 239-657-6000 or e-mail for more info 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 3 Immokalee Bulletin July 24, 2014 Little League clinicParents, now is the time to get your kids signed up for our baseball and softball clinics. Immokalee Little League and Parks and Recreation are partnering up to start a 12w eek program so your child can learn the basic fundamentals of baseball and softball. Our clinics will begin July 07 till October 04 and will run approximately 12 weeks. The days of the clinics will be on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays, Mon. and Tues. from 6:30-8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The ages for our clinic will run from 9 years old to 15 years of age boys or girls. A small fee of $40.00 will be collected at the time of registration. You can register at the Immokalee Sports Complex (Swimming Pool). If you any questions feel free to give us a call at the numbers provided. Thank You again and we will see you there at the Little League Park. By all means if you would like to volunteer, we are always looking for volunteers. You will also be able to ll out an application at the Immokalee Sports Complex as well. Or call Stephen Herrera 239-658-4071 or William Trevino 239-324-3072 Sign up for Pace Center for GirlsNow enrolling. Individual attention. Grades 6-12. No cost to families. Call 239842-5406. Believing in girls. www.Pacve backpacksLipman has given away over 1,200 free backpacks lled with supplies for elementary and middle school children in Immokalee. and is ready to continue this popular and helpful community event. Enjoy free Food, Entertainment, & Giveaways. Saturday August 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Immokalee Sports Complex, 505 Escambia Street. Children must be present. Lipman regala mas de 1,200 Mochilas Gratis para los Ni–o's de la Escuela Elementar y Secundaria de Immokalee. Ninos necesitan estar presente.Christmas Around the WorldChristmas around the World Parade and Gala Event is the second largest Winter Event in Southwest Florida. The event is DECEMBER 13, 2014 at 5:30 p.m, (Christmas Parade is directly across from The Seminole Casino of Immokalee) and continues immediately after the parade. "The Snow Gala" begins at the Aquatic Park @ 505 Escambia Street. In August, the Immokalee Chamber o f 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.Summer funKids! Get ready for the summer programs at Immokalee South Park, at 418 School Dr.: Movie night 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). Community Briefs Collier County Parks and Recreation Fall Registration.Play, connect, and discover with Collier County Parks and Recreation this fall. Registration for the fall programs begins Friday, August 1. You can register for programs and events in person or online. To register online go to and click the "Register Online Here" button. The Collier County Parks and Recreation Department strives to contribute to your quality of life. A balance between work and play, opportunities for personal growth and community involvement, and a sense of both belonging to and ownership of the place one inhabits are all fostered by the green spaces and recreation activities the Parks and Recreation Department provides. For more information, contact Parks and Recreation Administration by calling (239) 252-4000, or visit Random draw application The Conservation Collier Program manages a regulated hunt program at Pepper Ranch Preserve in Immokalee. Collier County residents currently have the opportunity to enter a random draw for the following hunts: September 27-28, 2014 hog hunt October 18-19, 2014 deer hunt December 6-7, 2014 hog hunt March 14-15, 2015 spring turkey hunt April 11-12, 2015 hog hunt June 6-7, 2015 hog hunt Ten quota hunt permits will be issued for each hog hunt; four quota hunt permits will be issued for the deer hunt; and four quota hunt permits will be issued for the spring turkey hunt. All interested Collier County residents must submit an application by August 1, 2014, to enter the random draw. Selected hunters will be assessed a fee for each hunt weekend for which they are chosen. The hog hunt fee is $55; deer hunt fee is $80; the spring turkey hunt fee is $105. All fees will be used to cover the costs of administering the hunt program. Visit the Pepper Ranch Preserve Hunt Program web page at to submit an on-line application or to download a paper application. Completed paper applications can be dropped off, mailed, e-mailed, or faxed to: Pepper Ranch Preserve Hunt Program 15000 Livingston Rd. Naples, FL 34119 E-mail: ConservationCollier@colliergov. net Fax: 239-252-6720 Two youth hunts have also been scheduled at Pepper Ranch Preserve for this season: November 14-16, 2014 youth deer hunt January 16-18, 2015 youth hog hunt Youth hunts are administered through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. A $75 fee covers weekend meals and camping accommodations for one youth hunter and a guardian. For more information on the hunt program call 239-252-2957, or go to http://www. The Conservation Collier Program was established by local referendum in 2002 to acquire, preserve, restore, and maintain vital and signi cant threatened natural lands located in Collier County for the bene t of present and future generations. The Program was funded through 2012 by a property tax of 25 cents for every $1,000 of taxable property value. Conservation Collier currently owns more than 4,000 acres in 19 different locations throughout Collier County. For more information about the Conservation Collier program, visit the website at www. Collier County Meetings


4 Immokalee Bulletin July 24, 2014 Submitted photoTIF grads Santos Quebrado Jr., Romeo Cruz and Hunter Dimas. Submitted photoTIF grad Bernardino Valdez with mentor Steven Becker. Submitted photoTIF grad Jennifer Acevedo with her mother Emma Martinez.


Member FDIC | Equal Housing Lender AFN46618Credit approval required. Single-unit, owner-occupied principal residences only. Program subject to change without notice.Find out if you qualify. Call today or visit to learn more. Brian Hafenbrack Mortgage Loan Of“ cer 239-450-0001 Re“ nance Your Mortgage and Lower Your Monthly Payment 100%SMARTWITH100%REFINANCING € No mortgage insurance requirement, which eliminates that cost from your monthly payment € Highly competitive interest rates € Local, experienced mortgage loan of“ cer to help you from beginning to end € Re“ nance up to 100% of your outstanding loan balance 5 Immokalee Bulletin July 24, 2014 Submitted photosWhen Eagles yFor his Eagle Scout project, 17-year-old Julian Vallejo coordinated donations from local businesses, organizations and individuals for landscaping at Firehouse 30 and 31. Julian is a member of Boy Scout Troop 65 in Immokalee. This is his Eagle Scout project,(the highest rank attainable in Boy Scouting), Julian has coordinated donations from local businesses, organizations and individuals in order to raise money to purchase supplies for the project. The project will include some of the following work at the re stations: Creating landscape islands around the base of trees and existing shrubbery around re station and adding mulch to these islands Creating a landscape island around the monument sign at the driveway entrance to the property off of New Market Rd. (Station 30) Repairing an old landscape island at the front wall and side wall of the administration building and replacing mulch in these islands Replacing shrubs and ground cover landscape plants in landscape islands along the front and side walls of administration building Building and placing a picnic table on the property. Submitted photosCOFC Thank youThe Immokalee Chamber of Commerce would like to thank its Athletic Director Joe Lee Gallegos, and Alonzo Mourning, former professional basketball player who played most of his 15-year career for the Miami Heat, for supporrting the chamber. The chamber appreciates the partnership and looks forward to a wonderful relationship.


Landscaping Supplies Landscaping Supplies ApartmentsESPERANZA PLACE Affordable 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 Employment Full Time MAGNOLIA PACKING INC, a fresh vegetable packing house, is looking for a PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR with three (plus) years produce experience. Must be bi-lingual and be willing to work long hours during the season. Email your resume to HELP WANTEDHunter check station operators wanted in Big Cypress Sep ‘14 Jan ‘15. Contact Tad Bartareau (239) 417-6352 DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeExecutive Assistant to the Chief Financial Of cer United States Sugar is seeking an Executive level Assistant to provide administrative support to the Chief Financial Of cer. Please respond if you have the following: Of ce skills including knowledge of computers (Word, Excel, SAP etc.). Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Be resourceful and able to nd creative solutions for business problems. Possess excellent organizational and time management skills. Demonstrated ability in dealing with sensitive and con dential material. Five plus years of progressive experience in an executive of ce assisting executives in positions where discretion and judgment was required. Excellent compensation package including bonus and full bene ts. Email: Employment Full Time Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. FurnitureElectric Hospital Bed $495, Full Bed $195, Twin $50, Whirlpool Washer $195, Plush Tan Couch $150, Recliner 40, Dresser/Mirror $90 Dresser $40. (863)517-4549 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Condos/Townhouses RentTRAFFORD PINE ESTATES INC. 2 & 3 BR/1BATH All appliances & low deposit. $450 & up. Call (239)777-2788 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Apartments 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. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! 6 Immokalee Bulletin July 24, 2014


The Guadalupe Center is seeking candidates for the following positions: School Age Coordinator whose duties include coordinating after school and summer program daily activities for Kinder-2nd grade students, train and lead staff members, and effectively manage the day to day operations of two sites. Must have BA in education or related eld with experience in personnel management and strong leadership and organization skills. Bilingual strongly preferred. Family Support Worker whose duties include conducting home visits, connecting families with community resources, assisting teachers in the classroom, and building connections between home and school. Must have a BA in Social Work or related eld, excellent verbal and communication skills, attention to detail and dependable, and a clean driving record with a valid Florida license. Bilingual strongly preferred. VPK Teacher who will ensure implementation of curriculum with the goal of supporting all children to achieve School Readiness Goals and will use student assessment data to plan lessons. Teacher will also routinely interact with parents and colleagues and maintain a positive and professional demeanor. Must have BA in education or related eld with previous teaching experience preferred and bilingual a plus. All listed positions are full time in Immokalee with an excellent bene ts package. Please submit resumes to: hr@guadalupe EOE/DFWP Employment Full Time Public NoticeLEGAL NOTICE PROPERTY FOR SALE INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF COLLIER COUNTY, FLORIDA, IS SOLICITING BIDS FROM ANY QUALIFIED PARTY INTERESTED IN PURCHASING THE SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 402 3RD ST., IMMOKALEE, FL, LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS: LOT 23, BLOCK 2, SOUTH IMMOKALEE HEIGHTS, a subdivision according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 29, of the Public Records of Collier County, Florida. ANYONE INTERESTED IN REVIEWING INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PROPERTY MAY PICK UP A PACKAGE OF MATERIALS FROM THE IMMOKALEE LIBRARY, at 417 N. 1st STREET, IMMOKALEE, FLORIDA 34142 OR THE HOUSING, HUMAN AND VETERAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, at 3339 E. TAMIAMI TRAIL, SUITE 211, NAPLES, FLORIDA 34112, or by calling Lisa Carr at (239) 252-2339. OFFICIAL BID FORMS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THAT ADDRESS OR BY CALLING LISA CARR. The minimum sales price will be $40,000.00, required at signing of a contract. The property will be sold “as is” with no warranty given or implied as to the condition of the property. The awarded bidder will be required to enter into a contract with Collier County within 60 days from the last publication of this notice. The contract will be subject to approval by the Collier County Board of County Commissioners. Closing will take place within 60 days from Board approval. The aw arded bidder will be responsible for paying all closing costs, INCLUDING any and all property taxes (current or unpaid). Potential buyer(s) annual gross income must be at or below 80% of the 2014 HUD Income Limits adjusted by household size as evidenced by their most recent led tax return*. Anyone wishing to view the property should contact LISA CARR at (239) 252-2339. PLEASE FORWARD SEALED BID, *TOGETHER WITH A COPY OF BIDDERS MOST RECENT FILED TAX RETURN, BY MAIL OR HAND DELIVERED TO: (Indicate: “SEALED BIDS” on envelope) Sue Zimmerman Real Property Management Facilities Management, Building “W” 3335 East Tamiami Trail, Ste. 101 Naples, Florida 34112 BIDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE NOON HOUR ON AUGUST 20, 2014. THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ALL BIDS AND/OR NEGOTIATE WITH THE QUALIFIED BIDDER ON OTHER PROVISIONS OF A CONTRACT. 466277 IB 7/17,24/2014 Business & Service Directory AUCTIONKeiths Towing 925 E. Delaware Ave. Immokalee, FL 34142 239-657-5741 Auction Date: August 4 @ 9a.m. 1997 Ford VIN#1FTDX0765VKB15213 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 July 24, 2014 Public Notice Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. NAPLES, Fla. (July 18, 2014) – The Immokalee Foundation recently announced the installation of the 20142015 board of directors. Board members at large are Joseph “Joe” Zednik, chair; Alison Douglas, secretary; Pablo Veintimilla, treasurer; James Bailey; Michael Benson; David Call; Charles “Chuck” Campbell; John Costigan; Joyce Hagen Fites; Robert “Blake” Gable; Don Gunther; John Henry; Cynthia Janssen; Kevin Johnson; Peter “Pete” Negri; and Louise Penta. Board emeritus members are George Franks, W.R. “Skip” Hildebrand, Wilfred “Will” Larson, Malcolm “Mac” McDonald, Lisa Merritt, Donald “Don” O’Neill, Margaret “Peggy” Redlinger, Jay “Dick” Stonesifer and Thomas “Tom” Weyl. “The dedication of The Immokalee Foundation supporters, including the board of directors, staff and team, are excited about sharing the opportunities available with the students,” said Zednik. “Experiencing rsthand the life-changing results of the children within Immokalee keeps everyone inspired and motivated.” 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, volunteering as a mentor or for additional information, call 239-430-9122 or visit Immokalee Foundation names board Interested in a career in the veterinary or pharmaceutical elds? Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology (LWIT) is pleased to announce two new programs – Veterinary Assistant and Pharmacy Assistant – coming to the school this August. Careers as a Veterinary Assistant or Pharmacy Assistant are in high demand and have large economic impacts in our community. Veterinary Assistant Program There is an increasing number of animal owners expecting high quality care for their pets. The 750-hour Vet Assistant program is ideal for individuals who love pets. The program will include all the skills necessary to be placed in this rewarding career. Pharmacy Assistant Program Our community’s large population of baby boomers results in a high demand for Pharmacy Techs. The 1050hour Pharmacy Assistant program will lead to certi cation in this exciting eld. To learn more about either of these program or about any of the program offered at LWIT, please visit www. or contact an advisory at 377-0900. Campus tours will be offered on Monday, July 21st at 6:00 p.m., or by appointment. Lorenzo Walker Insitute of Technolog y announces new programs NAPLES/FORT MYERS/PORT CHARLOTTE, FL. (JULY 21, 2014) – McDonald’s restaurants in Southwest Florida invite customers and members of the community to help collect new school supplies for local students in need. From Friday, August 1 through Sunday, August 3, customers are encouraged to stop by participating restaurants in Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Lee counties, as well as two restaurants in North Port (Sarasota County), and drop off supplies in the school bus-shaped boxes in the restaurant lobbies. “As the parent of school-age children, I’m keenly aware of the need for school supplies in our area,” said Steven Nisbet, Jr., who owns and operates McDonald’s restaurants in LaBelle and Clewiston. “We’re excited for this opportunity to give back to our community by collecting supplies to go to children most in need.” Suggested donations include notebook paper, pens, #2 pencils, crayons, glue sticks, rulers, small index cards, highlighters, notebooks and three-ring binders. In Hendry County, all supplies collected will be donated directly to the Hendry Public Schools Foundation. “Over 80% of the students in the Hendry Count y School District receive free or reduced price lunch,” said Gordon Swaggerty, assistant superintendent of Hendr y County School District. “There are times when it ma y be dif cult for parents to buy needed school supplies, especially if they have several children attending school. Supplies obtained during the McDonald’s School Supply Drive help to ease that additional cost for parents and provide students with the supplies they need for school.” The rst 150 people in each restaurant to donate a school supply will receive a “Be Our Guest” card for a free Happy Meal. Customers now have the option to choose between Yoplait Go-GURT Low Fat Strawberry Yogurt or a bag of apple slices as part of their Happy Meal side choices. Made exclusively for McDonald’s, Go-GURT Low Fat Strawberry Yogurt has 50 calories per labeled serving, 25 percent less sugar than the leading kids’ yogurt and is made with natural avor. About McDonald’s Southwest Florida Restaurants McDonald’s is one of the world’s best-known brands and is a global leader in food service. There are 57 McDonald’s restaurants, owned and operated by seven franchisees, located throughout Charlotte, Collier, Hendry and Lee counties, as well as part of Sarasota county. Follow us on Twitter (@McDonalds_SWFL) for information about McDonald’s area programs. McDonalds collecting school supplies for students in need August 1-3


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