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Vol. 43 No. 11


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Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County

Thursday, March 18, 2010


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Homeless prevention
presentation planned
The Legal Aid Service of Collier
County will be making an HPRP
Homelessness Prevention and Rap-
id Re -housing Grant Presentation
on Thursday, March 18, from 5:30-
7:30 p.m. at the Carl J. Kuehner
Community Center, 2449 Sanders
Pines Circle, Immokalee. This pre-
sentation will provide information
regarding your legal rights as a ten-
ant, and your rights if you are facing
eviction or if you are a tenant in a
foreclosure home.

Lions Club to
hold free eye clinic
Lions Club will provide free
eye exam tests for adults and chil-
dren on Sunday, March 21, from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration closes
at 12:30 p.m. at the iTECH Center,
508 Ninth Street, Immokalee. Eye
screening for Glaucoma, Cata-
racts, Macular Degeneration; tests
for diabetes and blood pressure.
free eye glasses. In partnership
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Former educator dedicated to helping children


Immokalee GALS -
friend to a child

By Patty Brant
Immokalee Bulletin
Although a number of Collier
County Guardians ad Litem han-
dle cases for Immokalee children,
Jacob Leib is the only Guardian
ad Litem who lives here. A former
principal at Lake Trafford Elemen-
tary School, he has been working
with children for most of his adult
life and been a GAL since he re-
tired in 2001.
The transition from educator
to Guardian ad Litem was an easy
one for him, since children have
always been at the core of his pro-
fessional life.
With eight years of experience
with children trapped in the court
system, Jacob said a child's first re-
action is that what's going on with
their family is somehow their fault.
They may have even been told so.


The first step is to gain their trust,
no small fete since often these
children have little reason to feel
at ease with adults.
According to Jacob, "the drug
cases are the tough ones... they're
pernicious." Drug problems just
don't go away. It takes time, com-
mitment and often professional
help to kick a drug habit that
wreaks such havoc in families.
Drugs are a sad reality in our com-
munities and patterns of abuse are
difficult to overcome.
In fact, GAL Voluntee Services
Coordinator for Collier County
Connie Subrook said drugs are at
the core of over 90 percent of their
cases.
Normally, Jacob said parents
complete their case plan in a year
to 15 months. Department of Chil-
dren & Families tailor the case
plan to detail steps parents must
take to regain their children. Once
that plan is fulfilled, the child is re-
turned to the home.


Sometimes, though, when the
outcome of a parent's case is not
good, the child can be removed
permanently and parental rights
severed.
It's not enough for a GAL to
sympathize with their young cli-
ent, objectivity is essential; not an
easy task, especially if a child has
been hurt physically or emotion-
ally, Jacob said.
It can be difficult to get a child
to open up. They're vulnerable;
they're scared. A volunteer must
be delicate, go slowly and earn
their trust. No promises, though,
Jacob said.
A GAL has to be prepared to
deal with children of various back-
grounds, different cultures. Inter-
preters can be found if necessary,
but Jacob said language has never
been a real problem.
GALs must also be ready to
tackle any age level, although a
volunteer can limit the number of
cases they take on and even refuse


Students spend Spring Break in Immokalee


Helping hands give
up 'break time' to
help others

By Rick Heers
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin
Hundreds of civic-minded col-
lege students have been descend-
ing upon Immokalee supporting
work for the needy in the commu-
nity. During the week of March 4,
students arrived in town to work
with Habitat for Humanity, build-
ing homes behind Lake Trafford
Elementary School working for
I HOPE in its ongoing ministry
of rehabbing homes and mo-
bile homes for the community.
While some, like the students
from Notre Dame University and
the ones from the University of
Florida-Gainesville were housed
in other areas, many of the others
have been accommodated within
Immokalee itself. Students from
the University of Florida com-
pleted the demolition of a mobile


Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Rick Heers
University of Florida students spend their Spring Break week
trading studies for some outdoor physical labor helping with
cleaning up debris in the Immokalee area. Students from areas
throughout the country will also be spending their time off do-
ing worthwhile projects locally.
home that had recently been de- molished. The father is currently


stroyed by a fire. The family was
facing fines for not having it de-


See BREAK Page 2


Former elementary school
principal and educator is dedi-
cated to helping children.
a specific case or specify the chil-
dren they want to handle by gen-
der, age, etc.
Jacob has had clients from
See GALs Page 2


50 years of

Harvest Fest
Immokalee's 50th Harvest
Festival is set for March 20, at the
John Jimmie Memorial Arena -
the Seminole Rodeo Grounds
on the Seminole Tribal Land,
1195 S.R. 29 in Immokalee.
The event will begin with
a Saturday parade at 10 a.m.
and include a ranch rodeo; a
children's pavilion and bounce
house; an authentic Seminole
Indian camp site and alligator
wrestling. The Shy Wolf Animal
Sanctuary will provide a wolf
exhibition. There will be craft
and food vendors galore and a
Wild Hog BBQ featuring the fa-
mous Immokalee Salad.
Admission will be $5 and
children 12 and under will be
admitted free.
Check out www.immoka-
leeharvestfestival.com for more
details and directions.
For more information call:
866-657-3237 or 239-657-3237.





Immokalee Bulletin March 18, 2010


GALs
Continued From Page 1

two days old to 18 years at that time they
"age out" of the system. Technically, they're
adults and can be on their own.
He said he usually sees a child once or
twice a month at their home or school. At
home he will often talk with the parent. At
school, he can have one-on-one time with
the child.
As a seasoned veteran Guardian, Jacob
said anyone interested in volunteering must
be able to deal with difficult situations. You
must be objective and mature.
The volunteer has access to most any-
thing that will give insight into the child and
his or her situation including the whole case
file, Department of Children & Families re-
ports and the like. They won't have access to
certain psychological reports, however.
In our society when things go wrong
in the family, kids can end up taking on a
heavy burden. Jacob believes that it is the
Guardian ad Litem's job to always, always
do what's best for the child.
Mary Purchensky of Naples has been a
Guardian for ten years. Many of her cases
are Immokalee children. When her chil-
dren got older she decided it was time to do
something for someone else. She saw an ad
in the paper for the Guardian ad Litem pro-
gram and took it to heart.
Mary said the classes teach you every-
thing you need to know. They give you the
basics, explain what the cases are like. They
"make it easy," she said.
Now, she said, new Guardians get a men-
tor to start off, which helps take some of the
stress out of your first solo.
She said she visits her young clients at
home, school, foster home, playgrounds
and different settings. Mary said she carries
6-7 cases and spends 5-10 hours a week as
a volunteer. Each case takes 1-2 hours per
week.
Volunteering for this program is reward-
ing, Mary feels, even though they're not all
happy endings. GALs need to accept that
some kids have very rough lives. It's hard
for them to pick up the pieces even when
they're going back to their parents. Perhaps
especially if they're not.
It's a challenge, Mary cautions, not to get
too personally swept up in the child's prob-
lems. You have to draw a line while at the
same time giving a special part of yourself to

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these kids. She once was Guardian for a boy
whose dad tried to murder him. He had to
testify against his father in court.
"You have to hold their hands and look
into eyes as they implore you for kindness
they've never had," Mary said.
A volunteer has to "go by their gut" a lot of
the time, Mary explains. She said she raised
her own children to know right from wrong.
As a volunteer GAL, you try lead these kids
in the right direction and give the judge the
information that will help bring the case to a
close that will be good for the child.
Mary said she deals with parents a lot,
too, because volunteers must know the par-
ent as well as the child to understand the
situation.
The GAL must write a summary of the
case along with their recommendation ei-
ther allow the child to go back to the parent
or to a foster home. Without a Guardian to
speak for them, children can just flounder in
the system with no voice or friend to help
them through. Being a Guardian for a teen-
ager can be especially challenging.
One of Mary's former clients is Rose. She
aged out of the program at 18, but has stayed
close to Mary. At 23, she lives in Fort Myers,
and has gotten her life in order. She recently
graduated from Edison State College with an
AS in paralegal. Next, she hopes to earn an
AA, then attend FGCU for bachelor's degree
in legal research.
Rose won't dwell on the past, but look-
ing back on her time in the legal system she
acknowledges that Mary was her savior.
At the time, Rose lived in Immokalee.
Rose's was a particularly difficult case,
Mary recalls. One of five siblings, she came
here from Haiti at age 2. Their home life was
pitiful. Their mother neglected them, their
home was dirty and there was no food in
the house.
Removed from her home at age 13, the
courts first tried to place Rose with an older
sister. That did not work out well. She was
shuffled around to foster homes in Naples,
Lee County, Charlotte and St. Petesburg.
In elementary school in Immokalee Rose
got As and Bs. She liked school, where she
said she could get away from home. In fos-
ter care, she didn't feel she had any haven to
go to. Rose said that, prior to Mary, nobody
in the system did anything for her. Her first
experience in the legal system was anything
but positive.
For a while she was in a group home
where she never met or spoke to a case-
worker. She was moved to several different

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foster homes because she was belligerent.
Rage took control of the young girl, alone
and lost in a system she had no control in.
She had had a horrible past and needed
the right GAL match. Rose was one of five
siblings, the two older ones were not in the
court system. When she was first taken in
she had nothing but the clothes on her back.
One caring caseworker at a group home
took $100 from his own pocket to get her
some clothes.
Rose first met Mary when she was 13.
From the first, Rose felt that nobody else
cared, so she acted out. "I didn't want to
make it easy on them. Nobody listened,"
Rose said.
But Mary was different and Rose loved
her from the first.
"Nobody listened to me till Mary," Rose
recalls, and Mary got a lot done. Rose wasn't
a citizen so Mary helped her get her green
card and get on Medicaid. She is now work-
ing on becoming a citizen.
She has a car, an apartment and is inde-
pendent. Looking forward to the day when
she has children of her own, Rose said, "I
don't want my kids to go through what I
went through." She's prepared to do what-
ever is needed to care for them. She said she
knows she's a better person now, because
of Mary.
"She taught me not to let anybody do
whatever they wanted to me not to be just
another number. She gave me a voice and
she's my best friend now. Others tell me of
good experiences with GAL," she said, "but
nobody quite matched Mary."
Rose has even done some intern work at
the GAL office herself.
Mary said she would recommend be-
coming a GAL to any adult who loves kids,
but said it's hard to realize that there are a lot
of really abused kids in every community. "It
goes on right under our noses," she said.
Working primarily in Immokalee, Mary
said it's a wonderful community where
she knows she is needed. "The community
latches on to you," she said, adding, "It's
loving; offers different cultures; is open and
friendly." She said there are a lot of language
barriers but it's not as difficult as might think.
Newcomers all try hard to learn English.
Jacob and Mary agree that most of the
time there is no more contact between a
GAL and the child, once the case is closed.
Still, there is always the knowledge that they
made a real difference for a child that no one
else could.
To Rose the difference volunteers make

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to children adrift in a world they cannot un-
derstand, much less control, is summed up
in one short sentence: "There's no feeling
like being alone."
With a Guardian ad Litem, children like
that 13-year-old Rose don't have to be.




BREAK
Continued From Page 1

an unemployed farm worker, and has been
split up, living with separate relatives since
the fire a few months ago. The Community
Foundation of Collier County-Immokalee
Initiative has provided a grant to I HOPE that
is covering the demolition costs. I HOPE is
currently searching for funding to provide a
replacement mobile home for the family.
A large group of 50 students from the
University of Connecticut arrived on the
weekend and stayed through the week at
the Bethel Ranch and Conference/Retreat
Center on the beautiful 120-acre ranch
previously owned by the Johnson family.
Working directly with I HOPE on several
projects, the UCONN students enjoyed the
vast surroundings of the Ranch, and were
the guests of the Immokalee Parks and Rec
Center, using their shower facilities each day
after work. Besides working on a number of
projects, they also met with the Coalition of
Immokalee Workers, did some sightseeing,
and together with a group of students from
Vanderbilt University, had an entertaining
social evening with the staff of I HOPE and
had a lively presentation by one of the lo-
cal farmers who shed a great deal of light on
the actual working conditions of local farm
laborers in the fields and packing houses. It
was great to see such a large group of col-
lege students who were full of questions,
ideas and suggestions as to how they could
help the disadvantaged in our community.
15 students from Vanderbilt University
were housed in the gymnasium at First Bap-
tist Church, using their gymnasium, rooms,
kitchen and dining hall.
Many of the students left with sunburned
bodies, but, more importantly, fond memo-
ries of a community indebted to them spend-
ing their Spring break time being productive
and gaining many friends among the fami-
lies they helped in Immokalee.


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Immokalee Bulletin


March 18' 2010







County commission approves


Immokalee Airport resolution


The Collier County Board of County
Commissioners (BCC) has approved a reso-
lution to support the Transportation Plan-
ning Department's application to add the
Immokalee Regional Airport to the Florida
Strategic Intermodal System (SIS). The Flori-
da Department of Transportation is currently
in the process of updating the SIS Plan and
the BCC resolution also requests designating
the Immokalee Airport as an Emerging SIS
Facility in a Rural Area of Critical Economic
Concern.
"The current economic slowdown will
eventually come to an end and Collier Coun-
ty needs to be positioned to capitalize on the
next growth wave," said District 5 Commis-
sioner Jim Coletta. 'A balanced, multimodal
transportation program will play a critical
role in enhancing our economic competi-
tiveness and the Immokalee Regional Air-
port can serve as a catalyst to attract eco-
nomic development to the region."
The airport is located on a 1,381 acre
site. In its current role, the airport focuses
primarily on serving general aviation air-
craft. An important asset of the Immokalee
Airport is its location only 35 miles from
the only designated SIS aviation hub in the
Southwest Economic Region, Southwest
Florida International Airport. The airport is
also located in a designated Florida Rural
Enterprise Zone which supports economic
revitalization in high unemployment areas
by offering tax incentives to businesses lo-
cated with the Enterprise Zone. Additionally,
a 60-acre zone in and around the airport is a
designated Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) which
offers companies the ability to defer any
duties or taxes until the business ships the
goods outside of the FTZ.
"Community airports support essential
community services and the Immokalee


Regional Airport has the potential to help
make the region exceedingly more market-
able to businesses and bring about a new
era of economic prosperity to our region,"
said Richard Rice, Executive Director of the
Greater Eastern Collier County Chamber of
Commerce. "Our organization strongly sup-
ports the effort to recognize the Immokalee
Airport as an emerging SIS Facility, especially
when taking into consideration the major
economic contribution this would bring to
our community."
In 2009, the Florida National Guard signed
a lease with Collier County and the Airport
Authority for 26 acres of land that will be
used for the construction of a new Readiness
Center. The Guard anticipates that their ac-
tivities and operations will include a notable
level of aviation-related traffic. The increase
in air traffic will be the result of training and
operations in response to disasters such as
hurricanes, wildfires and floods.
In order to accomplish these goals, run-
way expansion at the airport is needed. The
BCC's 2011 federal legislative agenda in-
cludes a request for $5 million to lengthen
a 5,000-foot runway by an additional 2,750
feet.
"The Immokalee Airport offers an out-
standing opportunity to establish a land side
cargo and passenger facility that has access
to 1-75 and Collier, Lee and Hendry Coun-
ties and is positioned to provide a future al-
ternative to Southwest Florida International
Airport for domestic and international cargo
transport," added Commissioner Coletta.
"In order to diversify our local economy, we
first need the tools to do so. The Immokalee
Airport is an important public asset that can
generate jobs and economic development
today and into the future."


Obituaries


Fernando Borrego Ramirez, 54
IMMOKALEE Fernando Borrego Ramirez,
known as Bua, died Friday, March 5, 2010, in his
home surrounded by his loving family. He was
54.
He was born in
San Antonio, Texas,
to Juan Amaro
Ramirez and Victoria
Borrego Ramirez,
March 10, 1955.
He was preceded
in death by his fa-
ther, Juan, in 1999.
Survivors include
his mother, Victoria;
five brothers, En-
rique (Fran-
ces) Borrego
of San Antonio, Texas,
David (Leonor) Ramirez of Lakeland, Juan
Ramirez of Wauchula, Rudy (Teresa) Ramirez
of LaBelle, and Gonzalo (Elena) Ramirez of Ri-
ley, N.C.; four sisters, Erlinda Ramirez, Olivia
(Felipe) Anzualda, Elida (Bartolo) Garcia, and
Josefina Ramirez, all of Lakeland; wife of 37


years, Maria; sons, Fernando Jr. (Myita), Rafael
(Rita), Juan (Amy), and Armando; daughter,
Anita (Pablo) Silva; and 11 grandchildren, all of
Immokalee.
Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March
7, and continued from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Mon-
day, March 8, at Brister Funeral Home, followed
by funeral services at Lake Trafford Cemetery,
Immokalee.
Poem for Fernando:
Todos Iloramos en este moment
Debido al dolor que Ilevamos por dentro
Fue un ejemplo para sus hijos
Al nunca juzgar con prejuicios
Si le pedias una mano
El te daba las dos
Hombre como el es dificil de allar
Donde quiera que estaba se ponia
macaniquiar
En este mundo hay pura venganza
Gracias a Dios hay esperanza
Por eso...........................
Muchos vienen a decirle adios
Pero nosotros los que lo amamos
Le decimos: Hasta luego Fernando.


Gulf Citrus Gala planned


Tickets are now on sale for the Gulf
Citrus Growers Association Country Gala
to be held Saturday, April 10, at 6 p.m. at
LaBelle Civic Center (directly behind City
Hall).
Guests will be treated to a steak dinner
prepared by the Hendry County Cattle-
men's Association. There will also be a live
auction, raffles and a $1,000 grand cash
prize drawing.
Tickets are $120 per couple/admits two
and can be purchased by calling or stop-
ping by the Gulf Citrus office located at 255
Main Street, LaBelle. Phone: (863) 675-
2180.


Proceeds from the gala benefit the com-
munity outreach and legislative efforts of
the association on behalf of the citrus in-
dustry in Southwest Florida.
The Gulf Citrus Growers Association is
a trade association representing the citrus
growers of Southwest Florida. Its geo-
graphical service area includes Charlotte,
Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Coun-
ties. "Gulf Citrus" addresses key issues of
economic importance to the sustainable
growth and development of the citrus in-
dustry of Southwest Florida.


Local Forecast

Weather forecast for Collier County from the National Weather Service
Immokalee Forecast
Today: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a high near 74. Calm wind
becoming west between 6 and 9 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Northwest wind around 6 mph.

Extended Forecast
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5
mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. Light and variable wind.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Light east wind.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a high near 83.


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March 18, 2010 Immokalee Bulletin
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Students First


Good behavior -
It's a positive thing
By Joe Landon
Collier County District Schools
PBS the Public Broadcasting Service,
right? Having spent most of my life in the
broadcasting world, that's what I've always
thought. But here in the school district, PBS
stands for something else something very
positive Positive Behavior Support. The
program does just that it supports the
positive behavior of our students using rec-
ognition and various kinds of incentives to
do so. The incentives could include com-
puter time, or lunch with your teacher, or a
gift certificate, or tokens that might be used
in the school store. PBS is teaching, recog-
nizing, and reinforcing positive behavior
in keeping with school-wide expectations.
According to the district's PBS coordinator,
Dr. Pam Bruening, this is a grant-funded
project, and the PBS program is currently
in place in 90 percent of our schools and in
all school grade levels elementary, middle
and high, and in our alternative programs.
The transportation department is also on


board with PBS. We have what we call a
PBS coach in all of our PBS schools, and all
transportation supervisors are PBS coach-
es. They meet monthly to problem-solve,
learn what's new, and explore other ways
they can support the PBS mission. A goal is
to have the PBS program up and running in
all of our schools (100 percent) next year.
So, how are we doing with all of this? Very
well, thank you. We're seeing a major de-
crease in discipline referrals, an increase in
attendance, an increase in the all-important
student engagement piece, and a more
positive school culture. School grades, is-
sued by the state for our schools, have
gone up in most of the schools where PBS
is in place. The Positive Behavior Support
program brings all school staff and students
together with a common purpose in regard
to school-wide expectations. Schools be-
come a positive place to be, and there's an
enhanced focus on the positive rather than
the negative. Plus, we are a leader in the
state, having more model PBS schools than
any other district in Florida. This past year
we had 23 model schools receiving gold,
silver or bronze awards. Your next question


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,y anything
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to help?
You bet
there is.
You can
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teer time
- to help
Co r Co with PBS
events, or
work be-
hind the scenes with activities at one of our
schools. A variety of donations can be help-
ful to, from left over t-shirts from a commu-
nity event, to coupons for local businesses
to you name it. Those donated incentives
are always welcome. Just get with the
school nearest you to ask what you can do
to contribute to the "positive behavior sup-
port" of our students.
Next time, the rest of Revenge of the Liv-
ing Dummy, the essay by student Jeffson
Saint-Preux.


Tech school to

host 'Prom Expo'

Attention prom goers from Collier
County high schools. The Lorenzo Walk-
er Technical High School (LWTHS) senior
class is sponsoring a Prom Expo from 7-9
p.m. on Friday, March 19, at the school
located at 3702 Estey Avenue. The Class
of 2010 will model more than 25 dresses
and 20 tuxedos, as well as distribute in-
formation about florists, limo companies,
photographers, and more all items per-
taining to going to prom.
Any Collier County high school stu-
dent is invited to attend. Cost is $5 at the
door, and everyone admitted will receive
one ticket for many available door prizes.
All of the vendors showcased are from
the Naples area. Food will be provided
by the LWTHS student culinary staff and
will be sold during the evening. So come
out and enjoy this fabulous event where
everything is about prom!
To learn more, please contact senior
class sponsor Joann E. Cassio at 239-377-
3300.


Teen 'driver's ed' classes to open for this summer


Parents of teen drivers, the time is draw-
ing near to apply for your son or daughter
to be admitted into the School District of
Collier County's summer school driver edu-
cation program. The application must be
completed and returned on or after Tuesday,
April 6, in order for your student to be con-
sidered for one of the seats in the program.
Applications are available online at: http://
www.collier.kl 2.fl.us/student services/driv-
ered.asp. Simply click on the "View/Print
Application" link.
Additional information regarding the pro-
gram:
Applications will not be accepted until
Tuesday, April 6. Any applications sent be-
fore that date will not be processed.
Your student must have a learner's per-
mit in hand on the first day of the summer
school class. Students who do not have their
permits in hand will forfeit their seat in the
program and it will be given to a student on
the waiting list.
Phone calls and e-mails will not reserve
a seat in the program.
Every attempt will be made to accom-
modate your request for date and location,
however, it cannot be guaranteed due to the
high demand for this program.
Once all applications have been pro-
cessed, you will be notified if your student
has been placed in the program. Notifica-
tions of placement will be made via tele-
phone or e-mail. Please ensure that the in-
formation on the application is correct and
legible. Notifications will be made at the end
of April. Students who do not show up the
first day of class will forfeit their seat in the
program. That seat will be given to a student
on the waiting list.
Students who are placed on the waiting
list will be notified. They have the option of
attending the first day in hopes that a seat


will become available. There is no guaran-
tee of placement for students who are on
the waiting list.


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Please call 1-800-282-8586
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Please fax, mail, e-mail or hand deliver
the application on or after Tuesday, April 6,
to: Joe Kemper, Coordinator of Student Ser-


vices c/o Office of Student Services
5775 Osceola Trail, Naples, FL 34109,
FAX: 239-377-0549, kemperjo@collier.kl2.


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6 Immokalee Bulletin March 18, 2010


Easter fashion show fundraiser helps TIF kids


By The Immokalee Foundation
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin
The Immokalee Foundation recently host-
ed grandparents, parents and children to the
first annual Beth Mon6 Children's Shoppe
Easter parade fashion show luncheon.
The event, held at Bay Colony Golf Club,
raised money in support of The Immokalee
Foundation's efforts to empower the youth
of Immokalee through education. It featured
more than two dozen children modeling
spring fashions from leading designers.
"The Immokalee Foundation is a de-
serving cause," said Susan Tigwell, owner
of Beth Mon6 Children's Shoppe. "It was a
wonderful day."


Her clothing store, located at 381 12th
Avenue South in Olde Naples, is Southwest
Florida's oldest and most respected source
for children's fashions.
Since 1991, The Immokalee Foundation
has been creating pathways to success for
Immokalee's children through a variety of
programs that focus on mentorship, after-
school activities, college scholarships, the
development of vocational skills and incen-
tives for educational growth. In 2009, The
Immokalee Foundation served 2,700 chil-
dren through its core programs.
The Immokalee Foundation offers a road
map toward a brighter future. It helps man-
age six core programs including: College


Success: Take Stock in Children, Direct Schol-
arships, Vocational Success: Future Builders
of America, Out of School Program: The
First Tee of Naples/Collier, Immokalee Read-
ers and Community Grants. TIF's Take Stock
in Children program has been recognized as
one of the best in the state of Florida. Cur-
rently 100 percent of the students graduating
from high school continue on to college.
The Immokalee Foundation is hosting a
variety of upcoming events including a bus
tour of Immokalee on March 22. Participants
can learn more about the area and the pro-
grams provided by the foundation.
Also, TIF, along with The First Tee of
Naples/Collier will host an Inter-Club golf-


ing challenge on April 26, at The Old Collier
Golf Club in Naples. Clubs are represented
by four members plus the club pro. After the
players finish up their rounds of golf, they
will head into the clubhouse for a luncheon
and recognition of the winners.
"All of the events serve to help children
receive an education," said Louise Penta, a
foundation board member. "We have kids
going to college who never dreamed they
would have that opportunity. The impact we
make is felt among the people and families
in Immokalee." For more information, call
239-430-9122 or visit www.immokaleefoun-
dation.org.


News in Brief


IHS to hold 20 year reunion
Save the dates June 12 and 13! Immoka-
lee High School old classmates will come
together and reconnect.
The class of 1990 is celebrating the ocas-
sion with what will prove to be a memorable
reunion. All of the fun will take place at the
Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fort Myers.
Events include a reception dinner, danc-
ing and lots of reminising.
The weekend-long event will continue
the following afternoon with a "Family Day"
at Lakes Regional Park. The park plans in-


clude an old fashioned "cookout" and sev-
eral outdoor activities for the entire family.
For more information and to register, please
go to: www.classreport.org classreport.org/>. Click your way to the IHS
site and sign up to be included in all of the
announcements and updates.
You can also e-mail Pete Cade at: pcade@
hodges.edu or call him at: 863-228-1359.
The deadline to register is quickly approach-
ing so please do not delay. Hope to see you
there!


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The Immokalee Bulletin has launched
the Eastern Collier County Sports Network,
a Web site designed to provide extensive vis-
ibility for local sports action in the Eastern
Collier County region.
It's fun, interactive and free to partici-
pants of all ages. ECCSN provides the oppor-
tunity for local sports teams, organizations
and school athletic programs to display their
team results and individual accomplish-
ments for all to see.
And, various content each week will be
extracted from the site to be printed in the
hard copy of the paper.
Our new online Sports Directory is a con-
venient online platform for schools, park
and recreational facilities, sports clubs and
academies, leagues, and traveling organiza-
tions to share activity and program details.
The Sports Directory can be accessed
simply by visiting www.newszap.com, click-
ing on your community tab, then clicking
on "Sports" in the upper right portion of the
page and selecting Eastern Collier County
Sports Network.
Once at the site, click on the "Directory"
tab in the top menu. Submit your informa-
tion by clicking on the "Submit" button at
the bottom of the page.
Please note that Sports Directory content
must be approved before it appears online.
From baseball to basketball, football to
soccer, fishing to swimming, cheerleading
to yoga if you represent a local sports or-
ganization that offers youth or recreational
sports or activities, feel free to contact Renee
Hawley at rhawley@communitysportsdesk.
com or call 1-888-853-7904, ext. 323, to reg-
ister your program.



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registration planned

for March 27, April 24
The 2010 registration deadline is coming
soon. Please note the following registration
dates: March 27, at sports complex from
10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 24, at sports complex
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May-4, 11, 18, 25 at
sports complex from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June
19, last registration at sports complex
from 10 a.m-2 p.m.
Bring: 2 x 2 picture or wallet size (no-
hat or sunglasses); Copy of birth certificate;
Sports physical; Last report card (due June
19) Fee: $100 Per child (football); $160 Per
child (cheer).
We will have the other forms that par-
ents need to fill out to complete registra-
tion!


Featured Sports Organization of the Week


Minami Dojo


Jason Castellano


Special to the Immokalee Bulletin
The three students, Jason Castellano, Florencia Lopez
and John Hurley, have all won gold medals in their re-
spective divisions. Jason Castellano and Florencia Lo-
pez also earned medals at the AAU National Champion-
ship, and went on to earn medals at the Junior Olympics
this summer.


i-iorencia Lopez


These days karate training is for everybody


Our Philosophy
At Minami Dojo, we are dedicated to giv-
ing you the highest quality martial arts train-
ing of the body, mind and spirit working
together.
Feel great mentally and physically. We
use the ancient Sempai Kohai system
which means the senior has the responsibil-
ity to assist the junior as they were assisted
by their seniors. There are no egos in tradi-
tional training only karate-ka working in har-
mony. This way you are never left alone. It's
like having your own personal trainer beside
you every step of the way.

Shihan Lynn Kureth
Shihan Lynn Kureth began his training in
1980. In 1988 he began teaching in Naples.
His dojo was named Minami or "South"
Dojo. The Minami Dojo is under the direc-
tion and management of Lynn Kureth. The
style of karate he teaches is Shito-Ryu. His
formal training is in Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu
This system is one of the four main tra-
ditional karate systems in the world today.
Shihan Kureth continues his training in Mo-


tobu-Ha Shito-Ryu and has been issues his
menjo (diploma) directly from Soke Kozo
Kuniba, from Osaka Japan. Shihan (mean-
ing master instructor) Kureth currently has
the rank of 5th Degree Black Belt in Shito-
Ryu Karate-Do and a 2nd Degree Black Belt
in Okinawan Kobudo Kenshiryu. Under
Kyoshi Woodard's (7th Degree Black Belt
Karate, 5th Degree in Okinawa Weapons)
direction, he continues to train and earn
promotions.
Kyoshi Woodard's formal training is in
Motobu-Ha Shito-Ryu. In addition, they are
both lifetime members of the Ryu Kyu Ko-
budo, Tesshinkan (Original Okinawa Weap-
ons), members of the National Karate and
Kobudo Federation and branch dojo's of the
Kuniba-Kai Motobu-Ha Shito-Ryu.
Lynn Kureth has trained with Masters
from Okinawa, Japan, England and the USA.
His dojo is also active in the AAU athletics
and has had students win medals in the
2009 Jr. Olympics.

Who can learn karate?
Any man, woman, or child with a sincere


desire to learn can train in the art of karate.
Training begins with simple motions of de-
fense and counter-attack with emphasis on
development of the various techniques.
As coordination, skill and strength devel-
op, students are tested and promoted
As they learn, they are given instruction
in application of techniques for self defense
against single and multiple attacks, as well
as defense against weapons.
My students and I have trained with Soke
Kozo Kuniba, from Osaka Japan, when he
visits Florida.
Our next training seminar with him is
scheduled for April 18, 2010, at Kyoshi's
Woodard's dojo in Ocala. Thanks to Soke
Kozo Kuniba I am able to learn more with
his seminars and earn promotions.
For more information please contact
info@minamidojo.com or call 239-404-
6563.
You can follow Minami Dojo on the East-
ern Collier County Sports Network, or on
their website www.minamidojo.com.
Want your team profiled? Sign up for a
free web page on the Sports Network. Con-
tact Rene Hawley at 888-853- 7904, ext. 323.


March 18, 2010


Immokalee Bulletin







I HOPE teams with World Vision for Kids Against Hunger


By Rick Heers
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin
The next meeting of the Immokalee
Church Fellowship is coming up on Wednes-
day, March 24, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
at Bethel Assembly. Both Josh and Frank
Rincon have promised us some good Mexi-
can food as we take time to plan together
some exciting events and even worship to-
gether. The following verses were a part of
my daily reading today, and tie in with our
BIG project that we are attempting to do
together to help our local community AND
help the poor in Haiti including: Blessed are
those who help the poor and Those who op-
press the poor insult their Maker, but those
who help the poor honor him.
World Vision is coming to town with a
group of 32 youth from Montana, and an-
other 20 from Naples to minister to and with
the local church community to put together
60,000 meals through the Kids Against Hun-
ger program that has worked so successfully
for the past two years under the direction of
Sinclaire Williams of One-by-One Leader-
ship Foundation. This event will take place


on Tuesday, March 30. The meals put to-
gether will be delivered directly to the un-
employed farm workers in Immokalee (due
to the January freeze) and also will be deliv-
ered to Haiti as well.
The special program is just one of several
projects that the World Vision group will be
working on in conjunction with I HOPE. This
is going to be a fantastic opportunity on a
Tuesday during Spring break for local youth
to participate in a very worthwhile Christian
activity of service, fun, food and worship.
The day will begin with set up at Immoka-
lee Middle School gym from 3-4:30 (we
need a couple of youth groups to help us),
continue with the actual packaging from 5-7
p.m.-all youth involved, and conclude with a
huge pizza party and exciting youth worship
service at the Bethel gymnasium from 7:30-9
p.m. with special music and a message from
GOD's Word.
Can we count on you to be present?
Let's work together to make this a mem-
orable day of service, worship and praise for
our community...bring unsaved youth-they
will hear and see the gospel in dramatic
form!


Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Rick Heers
Kids Against Hunger food packets containing 6 meals each show the 12,000-
20,000 bags that will be provided over the next two weeks to the farm workers
in Immokalee, thanks to World Vision and the United Methodist Church from
Leesburg.


Groundbreaking set for farmworker housing development


Florida Non-Profit Services, Inc. (FNPS)
and Immokalee Housing and Family Servic-
es (IHFS) are pleased to announce that they
will officially break ground for the Esperanza
Place Apartments Phase I, a development
of 47 one-, two- and three-bedroom multi-
family rental residences for occupancy by
farmworking families, on Monday, March
22, at 2 p.m.
The Esperanza Place Planned Unit Devel-
opment, within which these new units are
being built, will eventually contain 176 mul-
tifamily units, and 62 single family homes,
the latter to be constructed by the Empow-


erment Alliance of Southwest Florida.
This PUD will, in the future, include a
community center to house a variety of so-
cial programs for the residents of Esperanza
Place and the immediate neighborhood. De-
signed by Slocum Platts Architects of Winter
Park, with site engineering done by Q. Grady
Minor of Bonita Springs, Phase I of the Espe-
ranza Place Apartments will be built on eight
acres. For the past 34 months, Florida Non-
Profit Services has processed applications
for the land use and financing approvals re-
quired to construct this $6,500,000 project.
Financing for this development is being


provided by the: United States Department
of Agriculture; Florida Housing Finance Cor-
poration; Immokalee Community Redevel-
opment Agency (CRA);


J.P. Morgan; and Community Foundation
of Collier County.
To learn more about these non-profits,
please log onto www.ihfservices.org.


News in Brief


Walk in I.H.S. race
against cancer
Immokalee High School will hold a mini
relay in support of Relay for Life. Walk with
them April 17, beginning at 9 a.m. from the
high school past the football field, down
Main Street, Immokalee Road and back to
the high school. Just a $5 registration fee will
help support the cause. You can preregister
by sending your check to Immokalee High
School Athletic Dept., Atten: Mrs. Ayers, 701
Immokalee Drive, Immokalee FL 34142. For
more information, contact Kelly Stevenson at
239-377-1920.

Casino collecting
donations for Haiti
The Seminole Tribe and Seminole Indian
Casinos, in association with Food for the Poor,
are collecting donations for victims of the Hai-
tian earthquake tragedy. Non-perishables, wa-
ter, personal items and other items are need-
ed. Items may be dropped off at the casino.


Library presents Story Time
Immokalee Branch Library, 417 N. First St. will
present Story Time on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. "ABC
Combined Story Time" is open to children age 10
months-5 years. Bring your child and enjoy a good
story! For information please call 239-657-2882.

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March 18, 2010 Immokalee Bulletin 9



COLLIER COUNTY, FLORIDA CONDADO DE COLLIER, FLORIDA

HUD Consolidated Plan Participaci6n del Ciudadano V
ECitizen Participation S Plan de Acci6n de un Afio 5o T ,M T1
Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano (HUD)

Collier County is developing a One Year Action Plan as part of the 5-Year Consolidated Plan (CP) El condado de Collier esta desarrollando un Plan de Acci6n de un Afo como parte
required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The 5-Year Consolidated del Plan Consolidado de 5 Aflos (Consolidated Plan CP) requerido por el Departamento de Vividenda
Plan guides housing and non-housing community activities. The goals of the CP are to: provide decent y Desarrollo urbano (HUD). El Plan de Acci6n de 5 Aflos esta dirigido a actividades comunitarias rela-
housing; provide a suitable living environment; and expand economic opportunities for very low, low cionadas con viviendas y otras actividades para la comunidad. Las metas del Plan Consolidado son:
and moderate-income persons. The One-Year Action Plan determines expenditures for activities that proveer viviendas decentes; un entorno de vida apropiado; y la expansion de oportunidades econ6mi-
will be conducted in the 2010-2011 program year. cas para personas de muy bajo, bajo y moderados ingresos. El Plan de Acci6n de un Aflo resume los
gastos para las actividades para el program del ano Fiscal 2010-2011.
Pending entitlement notification, Collier County has tentatively allocated approximately $2,348,840 in Estamos pendiente a la asignaci6n de Fondos del Gobierno Federal que tentativamente a asignado al
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to: Condado de Collier aproximadamente la cantidad de $2,348,840 en Fondos para el program de
job creation, installation of public facilities and improvements, and public services in accordance with Desarrollo de la Comunidad (CDBG). Las Actividades elegibles incluyen, pero no son limitadas a:
24 CFR 570. Approximately 100% of the total allocation will benefit low and moderate-income per- creaci6n de empleos, instalaci6n y mejoraci6n de facilidades publicas, y servicios publicos de acuerdo
sons. al C6digo de Regulaciones Federales, 24 CFR 570. Aproximadamente el 100% de la asignaci6n ben-
eficiara a personas de bajos y moderados ingresos.
There will be an allocation of approximately $754,154 in HOME funds to expand the supply of decent,
affordable housing for low and very low-income families. HOME funds must be used for housing pro- Habra una asignaci6n de aproximadamente de $754,154 en fondos del Programa de Asociaci6n para
grams that meet local needs and priorities. Eligible activities include rehabilitation of low income Inversiones en Vivienda (HOME), para expandir el suministro de viviendas presentables y precious
rental units, energy II .. upgrades for low income housing, rehabilitation of foreclosed homes and razonables, a families de ingresos bajos y muy bajos. Los fondos de HOME deben utilizarse para pro-
CHDO operating expenses Approximately 100% of the total allocation wll low and low gramas de vivienda que reunan las prioridades y necesidades locales. Las actividades elegibles
CHDO operating expenses. Approximately 100% of the total allocation will 1 luyelow and low- uyen la asistencia de alquiler, y la rehabilitacin de casas con ejecuciones hipotecarias para vender-
income persons, las. Aproximadamente 100% del total de la asignaci6n beneficiary a personas de + bajos y muy bajos
ingresos.
There will be an allocation of ....... ,1 i - in ... .. -i I, i Grant (ESG) funds for facil-
ities for homeless individuals and families, to operate these facilities and provide essential social serv- Habra una asignaci6n de aproximadamente $95,288 en fondos del program de Refugio de Emergencia
ices, and homelessness prevention activities. Potential activities include Emergency Shelter rehabili- (ESG) para instalaciones para personas I ....i. i sin hogar, para el manejo de estas instalaciones para
station, renovation or conversion, essential services to homeless families and individuals, shelter and proveer servicios sociales esenciales, y para actividades de prevenci6n. Las actividades posibles
transitional housing operational costs, and homeless prevention activities. Approximately 100% of the incluyen rehabilitaci6n, renovaci6n o conversion de refugios de emergencies; servicios esenciales a
total allocation will benefit homeless individuals and families, families e individuos sin hogar, costs para la operaci6n de refugios de emergencies y los de Vivienda
de Transici6n; y actividades para prevenir carencia de hogar. Aproximadamente 100% del total de la
The proposed One Year Action Plan for fiscal year 2010-2011 includes the following activities: asignaci6n beneficiary a personas I .... sin hogares.
David Lawrence-Crisis Unit Construction $ 221,000 Epropuesto Plan de Acci6n de Un Ano para el ano fiscal 2010-2011 incluye las siguientes actividades:
David Lawrence-Crisis Unit Construction $ 221,000
Collier County Transportation Department-Naples Manor Sidewalk Project $ 810,538 David Lawrence-Crisis Unit Construction $ 221,000
City of Naples-Anthony Park Upgrades $ 112,005 Collier C .... 1 1 .... i ,1 ,,ii, Department-Naples Manor Sidewalk Project $ 810,538
City of Marco Island-Landscaping Project $ 72,173 City of Naples-Anthony Park Upgrades $ 112,005
Immokalee Housing & Family Services-Job Creation Program $ 70,000 City of Marco Island-Landscaping Project $ 72,173
Immokalee CRA-Job Creation/Business Incubator Project $ 212,000 Immokalee Housing & Family Services-Job Creation Program $ 70,000
Goodwill Industries-Roberts Center Renovation Project $ 29,030 Immokalee CRA-Job Creation/Business Incubator Project $ 212,000
Collier County Housing & Human Services Department-Senior Meals Program $ 95,000 Goodwill Industries-Roberts Center Renovation Project $ 29,030
Guadalupe Center-Early Childhood Education Project $ 86,000 Collier County Housing & Human Services Department-Senior Meals Program $ 95,000
Guadalupe Center-Early Childhood Education Project $ 86,000 Guadalupe Center-Early Childhood Education Project $ 86,000
CDBG-Planning & Administration (HHS) $ 469,768 CDBG-Planning & Administration (HHS) $ 469,768
Shelter for Abused Women & Children-Legal Services Expansion Program $ 118,600 Shelter for Abused Women & Children-Legal Services Expansion Program $ 118,600
Housing Development Corp of SW FL-SHIFTING Program $ 52,726 Housing Development Corp of SW FL-SHIFTING Program $ 52,726
CHDO Set-Aside $ 113,123 CHDO Set-Aside $ 113,123
CHDO Operating-Empowerment Alliance of SW FL $ 37,708 CHDO Operating-Empowerment Alliance of SW FL $ 37,708
Big Cypress Inc,-Main Street Village 1. .. Upgrades $ 225,000 Big Cypress Inc,-Main Street Village .. .. Upgrades $ 225,000
Habitat for Humanity-Foreclosure Rehabilitation $ 132,908 Habitat for Humanity-Foreclosure Rehabilitation $ 132,908
Immokalee Housing & Family Services-Timber Ridge .. .. Efficiency Upgrades $ 170,000 Immokalee Housing & Family Services-Timber Ridge .. Efficiency Upgrades $ 170,000
HOME-Administration (HHS) $ 75,415 HOME-Administration (HHS) $ 75,415
ESGSt Matthews House $ 92,906 ESG-St. Matthews House $ 92,906
ESG-St M att Hous $ 9$2,2 ESG-Administration (HHS) $ 2,382
ESG-Administration (HHS) $ 2,382 Housing Development Corp of SW FL-Homebuyer Ed/Credit Counseling Program* $ 45,000
Housing Development Corp of SW FL-Homebuyer Ed/Credit Counseling Program* $ 45,000 Empowerment Alliance of SW FL-Homebuyer Ed/Credit Counseling Program* $ 35,000
Empowerment Alliance of SW FL-Homebuyer Ed/Credit Counseling Program* $ 35,000
TOTAL $3,278,282
TOTAL $3,278,282
*Funded with State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) funds Perfodo de Comentario Pdblico
Habra un period para comentarios desde el 17 de Marzo hasta el 16 de Abril de 2010 con respect al
Public Comment Period Plan de Acci6n de Un Anfo. Durante este period, El Plan de Acci6n de Un Afno estara disponible en
There will be a public comment period from March 17, 2010 to April 16, 2010 regarding the One Year todas las bibliotecas del Condado de Collier, en la Oficina de Informaci6n Publica que se encuentra en
Action Plan. During this period, the draft Plan will be available for review in all County's Public el edificio Harmon Turner que esta situado en el 3301 E. Tamiami Trail, Naples Fl 34112; como tam-
bien en el Departamento de Vivienda y Servicios Humanos 3301 E Tamiami Trail, Edificio H, Suite
Libraries, at the Public Information Desk in the Harmon Turner Building on the Collier County 16 Naples, Florida 34112, yVivien la pg dServici ternet del Condado de Collier ww colliergovnet. E
Government Main Campus, in the Housing & Human Services Department office located at 3301 E Plan de Acci6n de Un Afno esta disponible a personas incapacitadas. Solicitelo llamando al (239) 252-
Tamiami Trail, Building H, Suite 211, Naples FL 34112, and the Collier County web site at www.col- 4663. Todos los comentarios sometidos por escrito del public seran considerados para preparar la
liergov.net. The document is available in a format accessible to persons with disabilities upon request Enmienda del Plan de Acci6n de Un Anfo. Los comentarios presentados por escrito se tendran en cuen-
(239-252-4663). All written comments from citizens will be considered in preparing the final ta al preparar la copia final del Plan de Acci6n de Un Anfo. El Condado respondera por escrito a todos
Consolidated Plan One Year Action Plan FY 2010-2011.The County will respond to all written comrn- los comentarios del public presentados por escrito, dentro de 15 dias de haber sido recibidos.
ments in writing within 15 days of receipt.
El Pr6ximo Paso
Next Step Una junta public se llevara a cabo el viernes, 26 de Marzo de 2010 de 9:00 a.m. a 10:00 a.m. en la
A public meeting to take input on the draft Action Plan will be held on Friday, March 26, 2010 from siguiente direcci6n, 3301 E Tamiami Trail, Edificio H, Suite 216, Naples, Florida 34112.
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La adopci6n del Plan de Acci6n de Un Afio (Afno Fiscal 2010-2011) esta planificada para el Martes, 27
Final Action de Abril del 2010 en la junta regular de los Comisionados del Condado de Collier (Board of County
Adoption of the One Year Action Plan (FY 2010-2011) is scheduled for 1. .1 April 27, 2010 at areg- Commissioners). Si usted require asistencia especial o servicios ofrecidos como los que especifica el
ular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners. If you require special aid or services as addressed Acta de Americanos con Incapacidades (Americans with Disabilities Act), o si require que alguien le
in the Americans with Disabilities Act or require someone to translate or sign, please contact the traduzca en su idioma o lenguaje por sefias, por favor llame al Departamento de Vivienda y Servicios
Housing and Human Services office at (239) 252-4663, no later than two (2) days prior to the Public Humanos (Housing and Human Services) al (239) 252-4663 por lo menos dos (2) dias antes de la fecha
Hearing date. For additional information contact Margo Castorena at (239) 252-2912 or de la junta public. Para mas informaci6n por favor llame a Margo Castorena al (239) 252-2912 o
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The IMMOKALEE WATER & SEWER DISTRICT, hereinafter called "Dis-
trict," will accept sealed proposals from individuals, partnerships, corpora-
tons, and other organizations and entites for a five (5) year lease of the
District's land known as the Section 8 Sprayfleld until 2:00PM on
Wednesday, April 7, 2010. At that time all proposals will be opened,
and distributed to the members of the District's evaluation committee for
review. The District's evaluaton committee will review all of the proposals
received and rank the proposals based on the proposed uses of the land
that are in the District's best interests. The committee's recommendations
are expected to be presented at the District's regularly scheduled Boarc
Meeting at 3:30 PM on April 21st. After Board approval of the rankings, the
District will begin negotiations with the top ranked entity. The District wil
then conbnue to negobtiate with entities in rank order until all of the
available acreage is leased or the list of ranked entities is exhausted, which
ever comes first.
The Secton 8 Sprayfield is a parcel of land containing approximately
638.0 acres, of which approximately 85.4 acres in the southern portion o
the section are wastewater effluent holding ponds, approximately 20.C
acres in the southeastern portion of the section are currently being lease
for a cellular tower, and approximately 260.6 acres are irringated with re-
claimed wastewater effluent by pivots and/or spray cannons. The remain
ing area is heavily wooded. The Sprayfield is located in Section 8, TownshiF
47 South, Range 29 East. The land can only be accessed via private road
ways owned and maintained by the District.
This land has previously been leased for cattle ranching, but other use
for this land will also be considered. However, permanent buildings, struc
tures, and/or lighting will not be allowed. Residential and/or industrial use
will not be allowed. Fencing will be allowed.
The District reserves the right to accept or reject any of the proposals re
ceived and to divide the total available acreage into smaller parts and enter
into multiple lease agreements. The annual value of all leases will be nego
tiated, depending on the use of the land and the amount of work the Dis
trict will be required to perform, and will be paid to the District in twelvE
equal monthly installments.
Proposals shall be enclosed in a sealed envelope, and the outside of the
envelope shall bear the words "Sectibon 8 Sprayfield Proposal". Each propo
sal shall include a detailed description of the proposed use of the land anc
the number of acres desired. Proposals shall be addressed to:
Eva Deyo, Execubve Director
Immokalee Water and Sewer District
1020 Sanitation Road
Immokalee, FL 34142
Interested partes may arrange to inspect the site prior to submitting
proposal by contacting Eva Deyo at 239-658-3630. All questions must bE
submitted to the District in writing.
RFP is available for download on our website: www.iw-sd.com
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Engineering scholarships available to hispanic students


More than $500,000 in
college scholarships available

Apply for scholarships from AHETEMS,
ExxonMobil, the Kellogg Corporation,
Northrop Grumman, U.S. Steel, Verizon by
April 1.
Hispanic graduating high school seniors
and college students pursuing degrees in
science, technology, engineering and math
(STEM) are invited to apply for more than
$500 K in scholarships available through
AHETEMS (Advancing Hispanic Excellence
in Technology, Engineering, Math and Sci-
ence), the educational foundation of the
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
(SHPE).
The scholarships range in value from
$1,000 to $5,000. There is no fee to apply.
Students may apply for as many scholarships
for which they are eligible and may apply for
multiple scholarships via one single applica-
tion. All applications must be postmarked by
April 1.
"There is an overwhelming demand for
engineers in the U.S. that is not being met.
Using the creativity, brainpower, resourceful-
ness and innovation found within our Latino
community, we can be the solution," said
Deborah Martinez, director of programs,
AHETEMS. "Together with AHETEMS, spon-
soring companies like ExxonMobil, the Kel-
logg Corporation, Northrop Grumman, U.S.
Steel and Verizon are providing the tools and
the opportunities for talented individuals to
obtain the education necessary to pursue
careers in STEM fields."
The Need for Outreach
According to a 2008 report by the Na-
tional Action Council for Minorities in En-
gineering, Latinos/as together account for
13.1 percent of the U.S. labor force over 16
years of age. If "engineering" is defined as
including all engineers, engineering man-
agers and technicians, the 153,000 Latinos/
as employed as engineers account for just
5.8 percent of the engineering workforce.
Therefore, as a group, they are very much
underrepresented in engineering.
Applicants may find a complete list of
scholarships and requirements and apply
at http://www.ahetems.org/scholarships.
html. Applications may also be down-
loaded, completed and submitted via mail.


Scholarships vary in terms of qualifications
and award amount, but all require a mini-
mum 3.0 GPA both at the time of applica-
tion and throughout the scholarship period.
Students must be registered full-time (taking
at least 12 credit hours as an undergraduate
or nine credit hours as a graduate student)
in a STEM discipline. For more information
please contact the AHETEMS Foundation at
817.272.1116 or visit www.ahetems.org.
Specific scholarships, Deadline, April 1,
2010:
AHETEMS Dissertation Scholarships
(Graduate students)
AHETEMS is offering merit-based awards
in the amount of $5,000 to doctoral candi-
dates in a STEM field. Students must have
passed to candidacy of a Ph.D. or Eng.D.
and have completed all but the dissertation
process.
AHETEMS Professional Scholarships
(Professionals)
AHETEMS is offering SHPE professionals,
the opportunity to receive a $2,000 schol-
arship to continue pursuing their graduate
education. Students must be employed full-
time in a technical field and be enrolled at
least half-time in a graduate STEM degree
program and maintain a GPA of 3.25 on a
4.0 scale.
AHETEMS/ExxonMobil (Undergraduate
students)
The world's largest publicly traded oil
and gas company, ExxonMobil, has part-
nered with AHETEMS to offers merit-based
scholarships to undergraduate students
who demonstrate motivation and aptitude
for a STEM career. Applicants must major in
civil, chemical, electrical, mechanical or pe-
troleum engineering. The award includes a
$2,500 scholarship for selected candidates.
AHETEMS/Kellogg Corporation (Under-
graduate students)
AHETEMS and the Kellogg Corporation,
the world's leading producer of cereal and
a leading producer of convenience foods,
are offering a scholarship award in the total
amount of $5,000 to undergraduate students.
Qualifying applicants must be pursuing a
degree in any engineering field and must
belong to SHPE Region 6, which includes
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan,
Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.
AHETEMS/Northrop Grumman (Under-
graduate students) Northrop Grumman Cor-


News in Brief


Church to hold
clothing giveaway
Iglesia Bautista de Jesucristo located at
223 North Second Street will be giving away
clothes on Saturday March 20, at 8 a.m.
Spanish: La Iglesia Bautista de Jesucristo
estarA regalando ropa el SAbado, Marzo 20,
empezando a las 8 de la ma ana. La Iglesia
esta ubicada en 223 Calle 2 Norte.

Free On-Line Tutoring
Free online tutoring service by Tutor.com
connects students to expert tutors for many
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using the Internet. Available to students K to


adult Monday-Friday from 2 p.m until close
at Immokalee Community Park, 417 N. First
Street. Call for more information at 239-657-
2882.

Computer class helps
answer questions
Bilingual staff from Naples Free-Net an-
swers your computer and Internet related
questions. Class size is limited to 7 partici-
pants. The classes will take place on Thurs-
days, April 15, May 13, at 6 p.m. at Immokalee
Community Park at 417 N. First St. in Immoka-
lee. Call 239-657-2882 for more information.


portion is a leading global security company
that provides innovative systems, products,
and solutions in aerospace, electronics, and
information systems. Northrop Grumman
and AHETEMS are offering incoming sopho-
mores, juniors and seniors the opportunity
to be selected for scholarship in the amount
of $5,000. Qualifying candidates must attend
a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), a His-
torically Black College or University (HBCU)
or one of any institutions listed by AHETEMS
at www.ahetems.org.
AHETEMS/U.S. Steel Corp. (Undergradu-
ate students)
An integrated steel producer with major
production operations in the United States,
Canada and Central Europe, U.S. Steel has
partnered with AHETEMS to offer under-
graduate students the opportunity to receive
a scholarship award in the amount of $5,000.


To qualify, students must attend one of any
institutions listed by AHETEMS at www.
ahetems.org and must major in chemical,
civil, electrical, environmental, industrial,
manufacturing, materials, or mechanical
engineering; applied or engineering physics;
computer or materials science; engineering
technology; chemistry or mathematics.
AHETEMS/Verizon (Undergraduate stu-
dents)
Verizon and AHETEMS are offering un-
dergraduate students completing their
sophomore year credit hours and entering
their junior year the opportunity to receive
a $5,000 scholarship. Students must attend
a university with an active SHPE chapter and
must major in civil or computer engineering,
or computer science to qualify.


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