Vol. 43 No. 12
Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County
Thursday, March 25, 2010
The Immokalee Bulletin and the
Eastern Collier County Chamber of
Commerce have teamed to offer
local businesses additional value
for their chamber membership.
In a program recently an-
nounced, any chamber member
renewing their 2010 member-
ship in the Eastern Collier County
Chamber will receive a certificate
valid as a $100 voucher that can be
applied toward a new advertising
campaign in the Immokalee Bul-
The paper has had a long stand-
ing program of providing such a
certificate to new chamber mem-
bers, but this is the first time the
See VOUCHER Page 2
Egg Hunt Fun Day
set for April 3
The Egg Hunt Fun Day at
Immokalee Sports Complex locat-
ed at 505 Escambia St. will begin
at 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday,
April 3. The event will also include
a giant slide, food and prizes. At 11
a.m., an egg hunt will take place
for all ages. Admission to this Eas-
ter event is free. Call 239-657-1951
for more information. Visit www.
collierparks.com for more infor-
mation and find us on Facebook!
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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A. W The Collier County Board of
off, County Commissioners (BCC) ac-
cepted the first annual report on
,.. 'o the Impact Fee Program for Exist-
ing Commercial Redevelopment
on Tuesday, March 23.
The program provides qualifying
businesses an exemption from the
payment of impact fees (excluding
water-sewer) for changes of use in
existing commercial buildings that
have had a certificate of occupancy
for at least five years. During the
program's first year, 40 applicants
participated with 20 of the appli-
cants being new businesses. The
amount of impact fee payments
X: that have been exempted thus far
totals $1,266,277, which is a direct
savings to the qualifying businesses.
The program goals include encour-
aging new business within Collier
County, retention and expansion of
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Steve Hart and Birgit Pauli- Haack existing businesses, and to absorb
f fo some of the vacant supply of com-
Fresh and un mor everyone ercial space in older buildings.
That was the theme for the day at this year's Immokalee Harvest Fest. Festival goers were The majority of the applicants in-
treated to a beautiful sunny day on Saturday, March 20 along with the freshest in veg- dicated they were unaware of the
etable offerings, arts and crafts, great food, music and family fun for all! See FEES Page 2
Groundbreaking sets new housing construction in motion
Florida Non-Profit Services, Inc.
("FNPS") and Immokalee Hous-
ing and Family Services ("IHFS")
are pleased to announce that a
groundbreaking ceremony was
held on Monday, March 22, for
the Esperanza Place Apartments -
Phase I, a development of 47 one,
two and three bedroom multi-
family rental residences for occu-
pancy by farmworking families.
The Esperanza Place Planned Unit
Development, within which these
new units are being built, will
eventually contain 176 multifamily
units, and 62 single family homes.
Financing for this development
is being provided by the United
States Department of Agricul-
ture ("USDA"), Florida Housing
Finance Corporation, Immoka-
lee Community Redevelopment
Agency ("CRA"), J.P. Morgan, and
the Community Foundation of
Although this is the first devel- *
opment constructed by FNPS, its
sister organization, IHFS (formerly
Immokalee Non-Profit Housing)
has developed, and owned for the
past 18 years, Sanders Pines, a 40
unit farmworker multifamily hous-
ing complex, as well as Timber Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/FNPS
Ridge, which consists of 34 single Participating in the groundbreaking ceremony held on March
family affordable homes. To learn 22, for the new Esperanza Place Apartment community were:
more about these non-profits, (Front row from left to right): Penny Phillippi-Immokalee CRA,
please log onto www.ihfservices. Carl Kuehner-FNPS, and Michael Botelho, Tresca Clemmons
org. and Angela Prioleau from the USDA.
Immokalee Bulletin March 25, 2010
Letters to the Editor FEES
Moving Immokalee Court?
Please get this out to everyone you
know in Immokalee. The idea that closing
the Immokalee Court and sending the pub-
lic in need of court services to Naples as a
cost-saving measure is pure folly. They still
have to pay the Judges. and they still have to
maintain the building.
Moving the one parole office to Naples
would cause hardship for many residents
I understand that this action is contem-
plated to take place on June 1st so we need
to express our outrage now. The Clerk of
Court Dwight Brock will need the communi-
ties' support to help preserve these needed
services for Immokalee. Please share this e-
mail with everyone on your e-mail contact
Jim Coletta, Commissioner, Dis-
trict 5, Collier County Board of County
Continued From Page 1
potential impact fee assessments related to
changes of use. The applicants also stated
that they would be unable to move forward
with the proposed business at the specified
location if this impact fee program was not
Of the 20 applicants that were existing
businesses relocating to new space, none
of the applicants indicated that they were
receiving a lower rent or lease rate due to
the program. In fact, the majority of appli-
cants in this category were also unaware of
the potential impact fee assessments related
to changes of use and also stated that they
would be unable to move forward with the
proposed business relocation if the program
was not available.
Staff has fielded numerous inquiries dur-
ing this one-year period related to newer
buildings participating in the program. In
response, the BCC requested staff to bring
Weather forecast for Collier County from
the National Weather Service
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near
84. East wind between 5 and 7 mph.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of show-
ers after 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low
around 65. South wind between 3 and 7
Continued From Page 1
program has been extended to all renewing
"We want to reward area businesses for
making the important choice of continuing
their active involvement with the chamber,"
said Tom Byrd, Immokalee Bulletin Publish-
er. "The chamber continues to demonstrate
it's value to members with innovative pro-
grams. We're delighted to join with them in
offering all members this chance to extend
the value of their advertising dollar and bring
results for their business through advertising
in the Immokalee Bulletin."
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Richard Rice, executive director of the
Eastern Collier Chamber added, "Our prior-
ity at the chamber is to continue to find ways
to help local businesses prosper and learn
strategies to be more successful. We are
pleased to offer these valuable certificates to
our membership. I encourage our members
to take advantage of this opportunity."
Certificates will be distributed to renew-
ing members through the chamber office.
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back recommendations to modify the pro-
gram to possibly expand the eligibility crite-
ria to include newer buildings.
The Impact Fee Program for Existing
Commercial Redevelopment went into ef-
fect on March 30, 2009 and was initially
established for a two-year period. The pro-
gram does not waive existing zoning laws.
Any relocation of a new or existing business
into an existing facility generates the need
for a zoning certificate which verifies that
the new business location is properly zoned
to allow for the business to legally operate at
the new location and the subsequent issuing
of a Business Tax Receipt from the Collier
County Tax Collector. or additional informa-
tion, contact Impact Fee Manager Amy Pat-
terson at 239-252-5721.
Alva (Melvin) Taylor, 92
TAVARES Alva (Melvin) Taylor, 92, was
born April 10, 1917, in Alva, and passed in Ta-
vares on March 19, 2010.
He was of Protestant faith and a member of
the First Baptist Church of Immokalee.
Melvin was preceded in death by his father
and mother, Elzie and Bessie Taylor; two broth-
ers, Ivan Taylor of Plant City, and Albert Taylor
of LaBelle; and one sister, Mildred Taylor Wine-
gardner of Corkscrew.
Melvin is survived by eight nieces and neph-
ews, Betty Jo Blankenship of Tavares, Lynn Tay-
lor of Plant City, Steven Taylor of Lehigh Acres,
David Taylor of Wasilla, Alaska, Juanita McIntire
of Naples, Hilda Northcutt, of Lake City, Philip
Winegardner of Lorida, and Ernie Winegardner
A viewing will be 1 to 1:45 p.m., Friday, March
26, and funeral service at 2 p.m. at the First Bap-
tist Church of Immokalee located at 1411 Lake
Trafford Road, Immokalee, with Pastor Dennis
Norvell officiating. Interment will follow at Bap-
tist Cemetery in Immokalee.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
First Baptist Church of Immokalee, 1411 Lake
Trafford Road, Immokalee, FL 34142
James E. Williams Jr., 77
NAPLES James E. Williams Jr. passed away
peacefully on March 4, 2010, in Naples. He
was 77 years old.
He leaves be-
hind his wife Di-
ane, to whom he
was married for
53 years, and
was the father of
four children, Jamie
Williams (Sandra) of
Naples, Susan Blust
(Mark) of Ft. Myers,
Carrie Williams of
Naples, and John
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Williams (Belynda) of Naples. He also has 12
grandchildren, Amber, Dylan, Alexandria, Sa-
mantha, Landen, Will, J.R., Robbie, Maggie,
Jared, Shane and Gracen and two great-grand-
children, Zoe and Jace.
James served in the United States Army from
1953 to 1955. James was a successful Florida
farmer of vegetables, citrus and cattle. He was
one of the last independent farmers in Immok-
alee upon his retiring in 2005. He served as a Di-
rector of Florida Community Bank, a Board
Member for the Big Cypress Basin, Board Mem-
ber for the Immokalee Water and Sewer District
and a Member of the Florida Cattleman's Asso-
ciation. James was recognized by the Naples
Jaycees for exceptional progress in agriculture
and contributions to the community and by the
Immokalee Chamber of Commerce in recogni-
tion and significant contribution in the agricultu-
ral community for the Immokalee area. He was
an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunt-
ing and had a passion for helicopters.
He always loved to watch football and was a
standout football player at Wauchula High
School and in the Army was recruited by LSU to
play football but turned down the scholarship to
return home to begin his life long journey in
James was always a man who believed in
helping others in need and always felt that what
you give to others comes back to you in life. His
life motto could be summed up as, "hope for
the best, but prepare for the worst."
Services were held on Tuesday, March 9, 2010
at 3 p.m. at Unity of Naples Church.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that do-
nations be made in James' name to the Alzhei-
mer's Support Network Caregivers Resource
Center 660 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 21, Na-
ples, FL 34102. Phone number is 239-262-8388
or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Fuller Funeral Home.
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Immokalee Bulletin March 25, 2010
Revenge of the
Living Dummy continued
By Joe Landon
Collier County District Schools
We recently shared two ct Schooj
chapters from the sus-
penseful Revenge of the
Living Dummy essay writ-
ten by Jeffson Saint-Preux, o,. __
a sixth grader at Highlands Collier Cof"
Elementary School. It was
a winning essay at the Celebration of Read-
ing event hosted by the Bush family. Jeffson
wrote his essay for the event's Scary Story
Essay Contest, named for Goosebumps se-
ries author R. L. Stine who was involved. So
you'll recall that in the chapters of Jeffson's
essay that we shared with you, "Britney"
and "Molly" saw "Slappy" on TV He told
the girls he'd captured their parents, and if
they wanted them back, they must survive
the Black Fire and Devil May Cry amusement
rides. So Britney and Molly found the Black
Fire ride. They got on, the ride began moving
but caught on fire. They were terrified and
knew they had to jump from the ride to the
ground even though they were ten feet off
the ground and the ride was spinning really
fast. So they jumped! We'll give Jeffson the
chance to finish the story in words from his
"Are you alright, Molly?" asked Britney.
"Yes," Molly replied. "That's It!" Molly an-
nounced. "He's trying to kill us and we need
to be prepared!"
"Grab that shovel right next to you," Brit-
ney said. "We might need it!"
Devil May Cry! was next. When they got
there they found Slappy tying Britney's par-
ents down! "Britney, stop him!" Molly yelled.
"Before he does something horrible!" This
attraction appeared to be more like that of a
match, a battle of sorts, between a Devil that
wanted nothing but to kill Britney, Molly, and
their loved ones versus a Warrior that was
trying to save the four of them.
"I will kill you, Britney, your parents, and
your little friend for making the Mind Stealer
steal my mind," Slappy shouted.
The place where the Devil and the War-
rior were fighting was a dark cage. It had
needles everywhere. Right now was not a
time to make any kind of mistake. The Devil
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May Cry! cage was the shape of a square, 20
feet wide and the length was about 50 feet
long. Molly had to somehow get to Britney's
So, by now, as you can imagine, Slappy
was hiding somewhere in the cage. Britney
didn't want Slappy to get her first, so she
knew she had to keep her game up. Britney
thought, "It's time for me to roll out and be-
gin the search before he gets me." Britney
grabbed the shovel while Slappy was out of
sight. It was the only weapon she could use
to defend herself if he were to return. She
couldn't afford to lose it. So when she found
the chance she took it.
Britney located Slappy and snuck behind
him. She shoved him to the ground and took
his dummy head apart! It was a GREAT feel-
ing knowing Britney's parents were finally
saved! In the end, Britney became a Warrior
and protected her family and friend when
they needed her help the most.
Molly had untied Britney's parents while
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Britney was battling Slappy.
"Mom and Dad, are you alright?" asked
Britney. "Yes, honey," they said together.
"I'm sorry for not believing you before,"
Britney's Mom said.
"It's alright, the only thing I care about
is that you and Dad are alive," Britney ex-
plained. As they all began heading home,
Britney thought about Slappy's last words.
Before he died, he said, "I'll be back." Brit-
ney told herself, "I'll be ready."
Pets of the Week
Spring is here and so are these three happy canines as this week's Pets of the Week. (L to R) Tawny is a 2 year old
female lab/retriever mix. She is a very sweet and gentle girl who loves to go for long walks and enjoysw the outdoors.
Hunter is a 1 year old male Terrier mix who has the best eyes ever! Hunter loves to hang out with you while you work in
the yard or watch TV. Penny is a 1 year old female brindle lab/retriever mix who has the most unusual markings! She is
just gorgeous in the sun light and enjoys your company. Adopt from Collier County Domestic Animal Services located
in Naples at 7610 Davis Blvd. Please call 239-252-PETS (7387) or visit DAS online to find a lost or adoptable pet at:
www.collierpets.com and give these loving pets a chance at a new home. Cats are $60 to adopt and dogs are $85.
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Immokalee Sports Network
Little League program 'takes
off' for another busy season
Immokalee Little League is a "Field of
Dreams" for young softball and baseball
players. In a slight twist of the 1989 film's
signature phrase, "If you build it, he will
come," organization officials tell area resi-
dents that if they register enough children,
they will build another team for them.
There are currently 17 established Tee-
Ball, softball and baseball teams registered
for the spring season, but it's not too late to
register your child. Registrants are placed on
a waiting list, and once 12 kids are signed
up for a specific age-group sport, the league
forms another team to accommodate them.
"We'd love to have as many kids involved
as possible," said Terrie Aviles, secretary for
the Immokalee Little League Board of Direc-
"As a board member, I hope that the kids
are going away with much more than new
softball and baseball skills. I hope that they
are making lifetime memories and friend-
ships, and are learning about being future
leaders. I hope this experience is one of
team building and learning good sports-
Immokalee Little League aspires to be an
outstanding educational-athletic organiza-
tion that provides a high-quality experience,
in which every athlete:
Has fun playing the game
Feels like an important part of the team
regardless of performance
Learns "life lessons" that have value be-
yond the playing field
Learns the skills, tactics and strategies
of the game and improves as a player.
The numbers are growing, but currently
Immokalee Little League includes two Tee-
Ball teams for 4-year-olds, four Tee Ball
teams for ages 5 to 7, five Minor baseball
teams and one Minor softball team for ages
7 to 10, one Major softball team and one Ma-
jor baseball team for ages 10 to 13, and two
Junior baseball squads and one Senior soft-
ball team for ages 14 and 15. There are ap-
proximately 200 kids participating overall.
The league draws its participants from
Immokalee and from other local leagues in
Alva, Lehigh, La Belle, Bonita Springs and
San Carlos. Games are played at the two Lit-
tle League fields, as well as at the Immoka-
lee High School softball and baseball fields.
Those interested in registering for one of
the teams are welcome to contact any of the
board members listed below. Or, feel free to
drop by one of the fields at the Little League
Park on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Fri-
day evening. The fields are located at 4393
Little League Road.
Immokalee Little League Board of Di-
rectors President: Juan Garcia Jr. 239-
643-2407; Vice President: Hector Ramos
- 239-564-9645; Secretary: Terrie Aviles -
239-503-5568; Treasurer: Lori Garcia 239-
935-9182; Equipment Manager: William
Trevino 239-357-3823; Information Officer:
- Lisa Garcia 239-503-0922; Player Agent: -
Hit the Sports Wire on ECCSN
Zenaida Soto 239-867-1573; Auxiliary Man-
ager: Corina Garcia 239-462-8705
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This is the stuff that kid dreams are
made of. Sliding into home plate is ev-
ery part of a young ball players dream.
Immokalee kids have the opportunity
to make that dream a part of their sum-
mer line up with the local Little League
program. Local kids can learn about
team work and good sportsmanship
and have fun learning to play ball!
Sports sign ups Saturday
Immokalee Seminoles registration
planned for March 27. 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. Bring: 2
x 2 picture or wallet size (no-hat or sunglass-
es); 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 parents need
to fill out to complete registration!
ANA PATRICIA ESTRELLA &
Jaime Ponce and Ana Patricia
Estrella have joined together
in marriage March 12, 2010.
The newly married couple have
2 children, Jaime Lee and Adrian
Jay. A religious ceremony date
is being planned for early next
year, where friends and family are
welcome to share in their happi-
ness. Jaime and Ana would like to
thank all who supported them in
their marriage and new beginning.
The Immokalee Bulletin is making it eas-
ier than ever for you to get your news or ac-
complishments in front of our community.
Eastern Collier County Sports Network
(ECCSN), the Immokalee Bulletin's free
Web site devoted to youth, recreational and
leisure sports, is now featuring a convenient
online Sports Wire tool in which leagues,
organizations, schools and individuals can
submit their news. As with the results and
photographs that are posted on ECCSN, the
material on the Sports Wire will be sent to
the Immokalee Bulletin's Sports Department
for possible inclusion in the print product.
If you are a reader of the Immokalee Bul-
letin, you are familiar with the items that will
comprise the online Sports Wire. The link
will be a landing spot for what appears in
print as local briefs information announc-
ing the formation of teams, tryouts, meet-
ings, registration dates, reminders, events...
anything you want people to know about.
"Newsworthy Events" are usually photo-
graphs highlighting the achievements of a
team, school or an athlete. Really, though, a
Newsworthy Event can be anything you want
it to be everything from a stair-climbing
contest to a write-up on a free-throw contest
to a photo of lifelong friends who competed
against each other in a varsity soccer match.
It's our way of saying 'Yes' all the time.
Now, the Sports Department will be col-
lecting that type of information through
ECCSN. The value of the Sports Wire is
longevity. A local brief will be visible on the
ECCSN site for 21 days, in addition to ap-
pearing in the newspaper at least once. A
Newsworthy Event will appear on ECCSN
for the remainder of the current sports sea-
son as well as, space permitting, taking its
spot in the print product.
Go to www.newszap.com and click on
"Immokalee." From there, highlight "Sports"
and click on "Eastern Collier County Sports
Network." Then select the "Sports Wire" tab
at the top of the page and access "Add a new
Sports Wire" link. Select either "Sports Brief"
or "Newsworthy Event (Spotlight)." Input
the required information and click "Submit"
when finished. Registration is required.
For more information on ECCSN or how
to get started, contact Renee Hawley, ECCSN
Sports Marketing Manager, at: rhawley@
communitysportsdesk.com or 1-888-853-
7904 ext. 323.
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by such errors. Advertiser AFTER SCHOOL tai& must be willing to
assumes responsibility for PROGRAM ASSISTANT cator's license. Bilingual
all statements, names and
content of an ad, and PART TIME POSITION: 20 hrs/week English Spanish pre-
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any claims against the PAY RANGE: $7.25 to $12.00 er's lic. req'd.
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to accept or reject any or and recreational activities to middle school Grove Manager at
all copy, and to insert and high school students. 772-473-4996
above the copy the word
"advertisement". All ads QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma DFWP
accepted are subject to (minimum). Experience working with children
mcrst conform to Delaware and excellent communication skills (oral/writ- Get a quick response to
State News style and are ten) required. Organizational and data collect- any item you may be sell-
restricted to their proper ing/analyzing skills and knowledge of ing with a classified ad.
classifications. Some clas- Microsoft Office programs.
sifted categories require
advance payment. These Piease send resume and cover
classifications are denoted itroryunseisr
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phone numbers may re-
18994 Sylvester Hwy. Shop here first! quire an extra charge, as
Moultrie, GA 31768 The classified ads well as long distance toll
Auctioneer: Terry DeMott, Sr. costs. We will do our best
GA#002554 to alert our reader of
FL #AU1833 AB1285 Reading a newspaper these charges in the ads,
helps you understand but occasionally we may
How fast can your car Grab a bargain from your the world around you. not be aware of the
go? It can go even neighbor's garage, attic, No wonder newspaper charges. Therefore, if
faster when you sell basement or closet in readers are more suc- you call a number out of
it in the classified. today's classified. cessful people! your area, use caution.
The classified are the Join all the people who
most successful sales- say, "I sold it in the
person in town. classifieds"
UNITED STATES IMMOKALEE
SUGCORPORATION CORAL PINES
Journeyman Apt. 601 to 613 Nassau St.,
2BR, Central A/C, heat, carpet,
Responsibilities: verticals, laundry on premises.
Maintain inspect, Convenient location
troubleshoot and re- in quiet residential area.
equipment such as Senior Citizens Discount
pumps, screw con- $625 includes water.
veyors, belt convey-
ors, hydraulic No Application Fee.
systems, centrifu- Apply at 601 Nassau St #4
gals, gear boxes, r t MyerS Office
ans, pipe fittings ort Myers Office
and valves. 239-694-1951
Skill and Ability
Minimum of three
Prefer those with
backgrounds in sug-
ar industry, paper 1 -I
mills, candy compa-
nies and mines.
For Immediate AVAILABLE NOW!
2 & 3 Bdrms at Sanders Pines
Email and Timber Ridge starting at
jdooley@Fugar.com $500. Please call (239) 657-
863-902-2886 8333 or stop by our Sanders
Apply online at Pines Office at 2449 Sanders
www.ussugar.com Pines Circle.
US Sugar is an Equal
Opportunity Employ- Find it faster. Sell it sooner
er committed to a in the classified Your next job could be
diverse workforce. in today's classified.
Women and Mi- Did you look for it?
norities are encour- '[ p i nc^
aged to apply
Kenmore Glass Top
Looking for a place to Stove white with
hang your hat? Look black glass top, Four 2"Faux Wood Blinds (7)
no further than the burners, Oven White colored, Meas-
classifieds. (Bake/Broil) Hardly ured to fit standard
used. Purchased new at window 35x64. Pur-
Sears. $250.00/neg. chased at JC Penney
Time to clean out the (239)340-5278 $ 1 25 0 0/fi rm .
attic, basement and/or (239)340-5278
garage? Advertise your Buying a car? Look in
yard sale in the classi- the classified. Selling When you want some-
fieds and make your a car? Look in the thing sold, advertise in
clean up a breeze! classified. the classified.
For more listings,
3 BR & 2 BR
CBS Construction All
include Stove, Refrig.,
Air, Ceiling Fans, Util.
Rm. w/W&D Hookup,
Sound Barrier Between
Apt./Twnhs. Free Trash
Pickup, Free Lawn Ser-
vice. Pets Allowed w/
Deposit. Walk to Store.
For more listings,
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
New 3br/2ba doublewide
on 1/2 acre lot between
LaBelle & Immokalee.
No credit needed, bad
credit accepted $5000
down payment. Owner
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell
it in the classified.
Looking for a new mo-
bile home. Lowest pric-
es guaranteed. For
Local women honored for
Commentator Lois Thome, WINK-TV
news anchor, set the tone for the Greater
Naples AAUW Charitable Foundation, Inc.,
Women of Achievement 2010 Celebration,
March 11, at the Naples Beach Hotel and
Golf Club. Leaders from all walks of life -
healthcare, education, service, the arts, envi-
ronment, and business were honored for
their contribution to our local community.
This year's honorees include: Seated from
left: Sheryl Soukup, Mollie Ottina, Rosemary
Seheult, Judith Hushon, Mary Polizzotto,
Greater Naples AAUW President Vi Steffan.
Back row from left: Event Chair Jacquelyn
Pierce, Carlene Thissen, Linda White, Harri-
et Lancaster, Rosalee Bogo, Joetta Abbazio,
Commentator Lois Thome. Our honorees
are role models and reinforce our mission:
AAUW advances equity for women and girls
through advocacy, education and research.
Visit our Web site (www.aauwgnb.org) for
Photo by John Goodlet, Greater Naples
The Greater Naples AAUW Charitable
Foundation, Inc., is the non-profit sister or-
ganization of the AAUW Greater Naples
Branch. Visit our Web site for more informa-
Community News in Brief
Courts closing significantly impact the Clerk's services to
The 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Collier
County, has decided to suspend its Immoka-
lee court and court related functions, as well
as Probation services, effective June 1, 2010.
As a result, the Clerk of Courts will review
the need to continue its satellite operations
in Immokalee. The Probation office opera-
tion will be moved to the Naples courthouse.
The current budget situation has caused the
consolidation and does not allow for satel-
lite operations. Immokalee operations will
be re-established as soon as they may be ad-
equately funded. The Clerk welcomes public
input prior to making a decision which may
Help feed the hungry
The freeze in Immokalee has damaged the
citrus crops so much the people cannot work
and need food, clothing, beds, tarps, medical
and personal supplies and water. The Bread
of Life Mission, Inc., needs Jesus and volun-
teers to keep going. Someone will be at Farm-
workers Village at Agriculture Drive at noon
every Saturday bringing food. Monetary do-
nations can be sent to: Bread of Life Mission,
PO Box 511352, Punta Gorda, FL 33950.
Sun N Fun announces Spring Break hours
Sun-N-Fun Lagoon Water Park will open
up for Spring Break from Saturday, March 27
through Monday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. each day.
Relax right in your own back yard this
Spring Break at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon's family
friendly attractions. Plus, Collier County resi-
dents with a driver's license showing a Col-
lier County address receive a discount of $2
on entries for those 48 inches or taller!
Sun-N-Fun Lagoon Water Park
All pools except Tadpole wading area
The park is offering a special discount this
year to Collier County residents with a Flor-
ida Driver's License. With a Florida Driver's
License showing a Collier County address,
you and your party will receive $2 off any 48
inch or taller entry, normally $12. Children
three and under enter free and those shorter
than 48 inches are just $5.50.
Add sales tax to all fees listed above.
Group rates, seasonal passes and party
packages are also available. Call 239-252-
For more information about Sun-N-Fun
Lagoon or other public pool facilities, please
visit the Parks and Recreation Department
online at www.collierparks.com. The public
may call Sun-N-Fun Lagoon at 239-252-4021.
Local help organizations plan workshop event
The public is invited to a workshop
special event you won't want to miss. The
workshop will include:
Haitian Temporary Protected Status
(TPS): Eulalia Troncoso
American Friends Service Committee:
Paul Monsedir on Saturday, March 27, at 5
p.m. at Amigos Center, 106 South Second
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The Greater Naples AAUW Charitable Foundation, Inc., honored ten local Wom-
en of Achievement on March 11, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club in
Naples. This year's honorees included so many who have been very active in
Immokalee and others were honored for their work in their own communities in-
cluded: Harriet Lancaster, Rosemary Seheult, Sheryl Soukup, Carlene Thissen.
BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY
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&'Join Ave Maria
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