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Title: Immokalee bulletin
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Language: English
Publisher: Independent Newspapers of Florida
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Publication Date: April 8, 2010
Copyright Date: 2010
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Serving Immokalee, Ave Marie and Eastern Collier County


Vol. 43 No. 14


Thursday, April 8, 2010


50 Plus tax


Clerk's

Office will

remain open
Dwight Brock, Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Collier County, will
keep the Clerk's Immokalee satel-
lite office open despite the court's
recent decision to suspend all of its
court and court related functions,
including Probation, in Immokalee
as of June 1, 2010.
The Clerk of Courts Office will
continue, for now, to provide regu-
lar services to residents as it has
done in the past.
Dwight Brock requested and
received input from the public as
he considered closing the Clerk's
satellite office in light of the Court's
recent decision. After receiving
phone calls, emails and letters
from residents, as well as a petition
signed by over 600 people, Dwight
Brock decided that the need for the
Clerk's services in the Immokalee
area is too great to close the office;
and that closing the Clerk's office
would create a significant hardship
for many of its residents.
"We have been serving the peo-
ple in the Immokalee area for over
20 years, and we will continue to
provide Clerk's services to the pub-
lic regardless of the Court's deci-
sion to suspend their operations in
Immokalee."
"We will continue to monitor
the financial situation of our of-
fice but, for now, the people of
Immokalee need convenient ac-
cess to court related services that
can only be provided by the Clerk
of Courts", stated Dwight. "We will
not turn our back on the many
See Clerk Page 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Easter: Joining together

Churches unite for Easter service


Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Rick Heers
Immokalee Pastors-Dennis Norvell, Art Garza, Bronc Flint, Merritt Waters, Jean Paul, and
Rick Heers.


Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Rick Heers
The Gerardo Gonzalez family with nine beautiful children get
the award for the biggest single family attending the service.


By Rick Heers
Special to the Immokalee
Bulletin
Long before the sun arose
at 7:13 a.m. on Easter Sunday
morning over 150 Christians
joined together for praise, wor-
ship, singing, and preaching at
the Immokalee Sports Com-
plex. Led by the Immokalee
Christian Fellowship, a group of
evangelical churches, families
from across Immokalee joined
together to celebrate the resur-
rection of Jesus, and to pray as
Immokalee struggles through
some challenging times.
A BIG thanks goes to the
Immokalee Parks and Rec for
providing their soccer fields,
bleachers, lights and genera-
tor sandwiched in between
two days of Easter and soccer
activities at their site. By their
community support they have
truly become a valuable part-
ner...thanks especially for Joe
Boney coming out shortly after
5 a.m. to get everything set. It


I Hope,


World


Vision


partner
Once again families in Immoka-
lee have been greatly helped by the
valuable partnerships that I HOPE
has forged with World Vision and
churches in and around Immoka-
lee.
For one week, during their
Spring break, a large group of 37
volunteers from a United Methodist
Church in Helena, Montana trav-
eled across the United States to join
with a smaller group of youth and
adults from a Lutheran Church on
Marco Island and World Vision staff
from Philippi, West Virginia to work
together on a number of projects in
and around Immokalee.
Their hard work generated over
$70,000.00 worth of 'in-kind' assis-
tance to the work of I HOPE.
Among the projects that occu-
pied most of their days while here
were repairing the bedroom and
bathroom of a local senior citizen
who has been hospitalized for the
past several months. Her flooring
on her home was replaced, along
with floor joists that had deterio-
rated due to standing moisture.
Walls were painted and fixtures
were replaced in her renovated
home. Another mobile home that
had fallen into serious disrepair was
remodeled, with new counters,
cabinets and flooring.
While here a portion of the group
worked in I HOPE's Piper Lane mo-
bile home park pressure cleaning a
number of mobile homes.
Another team did a fantastic job
of pressure cleaning the walkways
around the host church, First Bap-
tist Church, and re-striping their
parking area.
For many of the volunteers, most
of whom had never visited Florida


See Easter Page 2 See Vision Page 2




2 Immokalee Bulletin April 8, 2010



Easter
Continued From Page 1


is wonderful to witness such cooperation
among community organizations, churches
and businesses.
Bethel Assembly of God Church provid-
ed the sound system and a praise team to
lead in worship, while messages were pro-
vide in Spanish by Art Garza of Bethel, Eng-
lish by Pastor Dennis Norvell of First Bap-
tist Church, and Haitian-Creole by Pastor
Jean Paul of the Immokalee Church of the
Nazarene. Pastors Bronc Flint of the Fam-
ily Prayer Center, and Merritt Waters of First


United Methodist Church also participated
in the service. A love offering was provided
for the Immokalee Pregnancy Center.
Following the service a free breakfast of
pancakes and sausage was provided at the
First Baptist Church, prepared by members
of First Baptist and Friendship Baptist. The
food was provided thanks to the generous
donation of The Bruce Hendry Insurance
Agency along with a special gift from our lo-
cal Winn-Dixie Grocery Store.


Vision
Continued From Page 1


previously, a highlight was a special airboat
tour around Lake Trafford, sponsored by
Ski Oleski, owner of Lake Trafford Marina.
Most had never seen live alligators before,
or large snakes up close and personal. It
added a pleasant start to their hard week of
service.
Another highlight of the week was Tues-
day's ministry of preparing food for the
unemployed farm laborers in and around
Immokalee.
Over 300 youth and parents joined to-
gether Tuesday afternoon to put together
over 66,000 prepared meals of dried rice,
beans, vegetables with chicken seasoning
and enriched with a variety of healthy min-
erals! In an assembly-line like production at
the Immokalee Middle School gymnasium,
youth and adults worked side by side mea-
suring, checking, sealing over 11,000 pack-
ages each containing the equivalent of 6
nutritious meals.
Through special gifts obtained by sup-
porters of World Vision the resources valued
at over $10,000.00 were provided through
local representative of Kids Against Hunger,
Steven Popper.
After completing the food project, over
150 of the youth joined together for a giant
pizza party and youth rally sponsored by
Bethel Assembly of God Church under the
direction of Assistant Pastor Frank Rincon.
Countless local youth from many churches
joined together to make this a fantastic day
of service and fun for the needy in Immoka-
lee.


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Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave.
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To Submit News
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reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items
is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following
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World Vision is a Christian humanitarian
organization dedicated to working with chil-
dren, families and their communities world-
wide to reach their full potential by tackling
the causes of poverty and injustice.
Motivated by their faith in Jesus Christ,
World Vision serves alongside the poor and
oppressed as a demonstration of God's un-
conditional love for all people regardless of
religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
While the emphasis of World Vision is
still largely on foreign projects, Immokalee
has been 'adopted' as a partner in their new
emphasis on United States programs.
On this Spring break trip, World Vision
has worked with One By One Leadership
Foundation of Southwest Florida to provide
coordination for this special project.
Plans are under way to prepare for ad-
ditional World Vision short term mission
groups to visit Immokalee this summer in
order to work alongside I HOPE on future
projects.


Clerk
Continued From Page 1

residents who need these services located in
their rural community."
For more information about the Clerk's
Immokalee satellite office, its location and
services go to www.CollierClerk.com click
on "Clerk's Office" then "Office Locations."


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Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Rick Heers
Many Immokalee Christians came together to celebrate their most sacred day,
Easter Sunday.


Informative night for


parents of teen drivers planned


If you're the parent of a child who just
started driving or is about to do so, then
you won't want to miss an important meet-
ing aimed at giving you and your child the
necessary tools to help them be safe when
behind the wheel.
Parent Night for Driver Education, begin-
ning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, in room
1-105 of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ad-
ministrative Center located at 5775 Osceola
Trail (behind Barron Collier High School),
will educate you in several areas associated
with teen driving.
The event is expected to last approxi-
mately one hour.
Sponsored by the School District of Col-
lier County, Collier County Sherriff's Office
(CCSO), Nationwide Insurance, and the Flor-
ida Highway Department of Motor Vehicles
(FLDMV), Parent Night for Driver Education
will feature a panel of speakers including


Robin Browning from the FLDMV School
District of Collier County Driver Education
Instructor Kim Francisco, Darrel Kehne and
John Barraco from the CCSO, and Greg
Thomas from Nationwide Insurance.
Topics such as awareness of driver edu-
cation curriculum, insuring the teen driver, a
parent's role in coaching your teen's driving,
and traffic laws that affect teen drivers will
be covered.
So if your child just received their license
or permit, or if they're preparing to obtain ei-
ther one, make sure to attend this event and
learn about the critical areas of significance
connected to teen driving.
To learn more, please contact Coordina-
tor of Student Drug Testing and Driver Edu-
cation Nancy Tarrete at 239-377-0128 or via
e-mail at tarretna@collier.k 2.fl.us.


Staff
News Editor: Patty Brant
Community News Editor: Dee Hamilton
Advertising Director: Judy Kasten
Advertising Services Coordinator: Dale Conyers
Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee
Publisher: Tom Byrd
Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken

Our Purpose...
The Immokalee Bulletin is published by Independent
Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique
trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of
journalistic service to the citizens of the community.
Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive
on profit margins below industry standards. All after-tax
surpluses are reinvested in Independent's mission of jour-
nalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First
Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the
community's deliberation of public issues.


We Pledge...
* To operate this newspaper as a public trust
* To help our community become a better place to
live and work, through our dedication to consci-
entious journalism.
* To provide the information citizens need to make
their own intelligent decisions about public
issues.
* To report the news with honesty, accuracy, pur-
poseful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearless-
ness and compassion.
* To use our opinion pages to facilitate community
debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions.
* To disclose our own conflicts of interest or poten-
tial conflicts to our readers.
* To correct our errors and to give each correction
the prominence it deserves.
* To provide a right to reply to those we write
about.
* To treat people with courtesy, respect and
compassion.


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DLC recognizes Alcohol Awareness Month

Education events, free screenings planned


For most adults, moderate alcohol use
causes few, if any, problems. But for some,
any alcohol use may lead to significant
health problems.
Trying to figure out the risks associated
with alcohol use is not easy because each
person's body reacts differently at different
times.
To protect yourself, it is important to
figure out where you should draw the line
when consuming alcohol where do you
draw the line as you get older, if you are
trying to get pregnant, if you have a fam-
ily history of alcohol abuse, if you develop
a medical condition, or if you take certain
medications. For children, any use of alco-
hol is obviously illegal.
In addition to legal problems, school sus-
pension and revocation of school privileges
such as participating in sporting and social
events, alcohol experimentation and abuse
can lead to risky behaviors such as sexual
promiscuity, poor decision making and driv-
ing under the influence.
Kids, who don't yet understand the af-
fects that alcohol can have on them, are at
risk of alcohol poisoning which can lead to
accidental death.
Alcohol abuse and addiction can impact
many aspects of your life.
The long term medical complications
from abusing alcohol can include gastro-
intestinal problems, liver disorders, heart


disease and reproduction and pregnancy
problems.
Heavy drinkers develop a tolerance for al-
cohol, which means that larger amounts are
needed to get the desired effect.
You are physically dependent if you ex-
perience withdrawal symptoms such as de-
lirium tremors, cramps, vomiting, elevated
blood pressure, sweating, dilated pupils,
sleep problems, irritability, and convulsions
when you try to stop drinking.
Short-term memory loss and blackouts
are common among heavy drinkers. From
an emotional perspective, you can lose your
self respect, dignity and emotional control
leading to depression and in worst cases
suicide.
This downward spiral can negatively af-
fect your relationships, grades and ability to
work.
It has been widely documented that an-
other devastating fact of alcoholism is the
impact it can have on children of alcohol-
ics. Due to their parents' emotional state and
lack of supervision, they are at risk of physi-
cal illness and injury, neglect, emotional dis-
turbances, educational deficits and behavior
problems.
Perhaps most troubling, is the fact that
children of alcoholics are two to four times
more likely to become problem drinkers
and continue the addictive practices of their
parents.


In honor of National Alcohol Awareness
Month held every April, the David Lawrence
Center, Collier County's only community
mental health and substance abuse treat-
ment center, is offering the following edu-
cational opportunities and free, anonymous
alcohol screenings throughout the month:
Prevention Education Presentation about
Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism
Agencies, schools, community groups,
churches and businesses can request a free,
customized educational presentation about
substance abuse targeted towards children,
adults or seniors.
Call 239-455-8500 extension 2209 to
schedule a presentation for your organiza-
tion.
Free and Confidential Alcohol Screenings
Talk privately with a health professional
and receive information about local resourc-
es. Those who may need further evaluation
will receive treatment referrals and recom-
mendations.
David Lawrence Center Horseshoe Drive
Satellite Office, 2806 South Horseshoe Call
239-455-8500 extension 2209 to schedule an
appointment or get more information.


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TV panel show
The April edition of the School Dis-
trict of Collier County's monthly live TV
talk show is scheduled to air at 5:30 p.m.
on Monday, April 12, on The Education
Channel, cable 99. Open Mic Open Dia-
logue features an in-studio panel discuss-
ing the issues and challenges facing our
schools and the district, with community
members joining on the phone.
Parents Colleen Vasey and Dan Sul-
livan will sit with Superintendent Dennis
L. Thompson and School Board Mem-
ber Roy Terry. Colleen Vasey serves on
the School Advisory Council at Veterans
Memorial Elementary School and on the
school district's standard-based report
card committee. Dan Sullivan is School
Advisory Council Chair at Oakridge Mid-
dle School. Call in at any time between
5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, April 12. Call:
239-377-9999. First names only are used
on air.
Open Mic Open Dialogue is mod-
erated by Naples Daily News Editorial
Page Editor Jeff Lytle. He is not paid by
the district and the questions he asks as
moderator are his own. To participate
as panelists on future editions send an e-
mail to TVpanel@collier.kl2.fl.us or call
the district's Communications Services
Department at 377-0180.
It will be live Monday, April 12, with
replays at 5:30 p.m. April 13-25, on The
Education Channel, cable 99, available to
all Comcast basic tier cable TV subscrib-
ers in Collier County.


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Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Ninfa Drago
Immokalee High School Key Club students include Maria Bustamante, presi-
dent of the Key Club of Immokalee High, and the secretary, Anayerli Abarca
along with myself and Juan Medina. The Key Club and Mr. Medina sponsored
the showing of the documentary Immokalee USA, which was shown at Immoka-
lee TECH. Admission was canned food and a monetary donation. The event
was an eye opener. They were able to raise a total of $600 for Guadalupe Social
Services, one of the largest agencies assisting thousands of our migrant work-
ers and their families. Many were affected by the freeze which devastated the
vegetables in and around the state. The Key Club would like to thank all the
people for their support and their donations to the cause.

School Briefs


Free On-Line Tutoring
Free online tutoring service by Tutor.com
connects students to expert tutors for as-
sistance with math, science, social studies,
English, chemistry, book reports and more
using the Internet. The Immokalee Branch
Library is here to help! Available to students
K to adult Monday-Friday from 2 p.m until
close at Immokalee Community Park, 417 N.
First Street. Call 239-657-2882.

Answer computer questions
Bilingual staff from Naples Free-Net an-
swers your computer and Internet related
questions. Class size is limited to 7. The
classes will take place on Thursdays, March
11, April 15, May 13, at 6 p.m. at Immoka-
lee Community Park at 417 N. First St. in
Immokalee Call 239-657-2882 for informa-


IHS to hold 20 year reunion
June 12-13 Immokalee High School old
classmates will come together and recon-
nect. The class of 1990 is celebrating the
occasion with a memorable reunion. All of
the fun will take place at the Crowne Plaza
Hotel in Fort Myers. Events include a recep-
tion dinner, dancing and lots of reminiscing.
The weekend-long event will continue the
following afternoon with a "Family Day" at
Lakes Regional Park. Park plans include an
old fashioned cookout and activities for the
entire family. For more information and to
register, please go to: www.classreport.org
. Click your
way to the IHS site and sign up to be includ-
ed 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 approaching do
not delay. Hope to see you there!


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Congratulations are in order for Immoka-
lee High School (IHS) senior Eusyher (Elsie)
Mendoza. Elsie has earned a $1,000 scholar-
ship winner from the National Beta Club's
Scholarship and Recognition Program of the
Educational Testing Service.
She is one of only 217 Beta Club recipi-
ents nationwide to be given the scholarship.
Elsie may use the cash award toward tuition,
books and academic supplies for college.
Elsie has several other accomplishments
to go along with her $1,000 scholarship.
She is President of the I.H.S. Beta Club,
and is also a Harris Leader an award
named in honor of The National Beta Club's
founder, John W Harris, that is used to rec-
ognize outstanding leadership exhibited by
25 National Beta Club members and 25 Na-
tional Junior Beta Club members.
I.H.S. Principal Linda Salazar expressed
how extraordinary Elsie's accomplishments
are, saying, "Elsie is an exemplary student.
As such, we expect she will receive many
recognition and awards.
"However, Elsie is the first Beta member
we have ever had be a Harris Leader and a
scholarship winner! She deserves recogni-
tion for this wonderful achievement."
The National Beta Club Scholarship Pro-
gram offers over $250,000 in scholarships
to outstanding Beta Club members in their


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Students First

Social networking too many tweets?


By Joe Landon
Collier County District Schools
So, I have a rather personal question for
you this week. Do you "tweet" or have a Fa-
cebook page? More importantly, if you have
a teenage son or daughter who tweets and
welcomes friends to a Facebook account,
or uses MySpace or YouTube, then you'll
want to join us for a forum on social me-
dia the evening of April 19, at the Dr. Mar-
tin Luther King, Jr. Administrative Center in
Naples (behind Barron Collier High School).
Social media/social networking, the conse-
quences, risks, and legal challenges will all
be dealt with by a panel of experts that eve-
ning. There isn't a day that goes by where
we don't hear about something shocking
happening in the social media arena a
child posts something on Facebook that
seems funny at first, but then it's perceived
another way by someone, and the child's life
(and that of the child's parents) is changed
forever! And the social media landscape is
changing so quickly. Have you heard of Mo-
coSpace? I didn't until last week when I saw
the story on an Orlando TV station about a
31-year-old Osceola County man who met a
14-year-old girl online, at MocoSpace.com.
The two began having chats and then secret-
ly met in person. Now he's facing five counts
of molestation among other charges. Mo-
coSpace, as I have since learned, is a social


Ctrict Schoo7 network specifically de-
f signed for use on a
S0 mobile device as part
of what they call a "mo-
bile social network."
llr *They say MocoSpace
CCollier Cow is the largest mobile
social network in the
U.S. with more than 10
million registered users, yet I hadn't heard
about it until last week. Also last week, you
may have heard news about a case of cyber
bullying that happened on Facebook and in
other electronic forms. The result: A fresh-
man in high school, in Massachusetts, com-
mitted suicide and now nine fellow students
face serious charges in connection with the
young girl's death. How sad.
There are many more examples we could
share, but the point again is that even some-
thing we may think is funny or harmless can
be used against us when made public or
when it draws the attention of others. That's
why we think it would be good for all of us
learn more about Social Media to find out
what's safe, and what isn't.
Please join us from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mon-
day, April 19, for our community forum at
the administrative center in Naples. It prom-
ises to be an evening well spent. If you can't
make it to Naples, we'll have the forum for
you on LIVE TV, on The Education Channel,
Comcast cable 99.


Community Briefs


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.

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 en-
joy a good story! For information please call 239-
657-2882.

Volunteers needed
The School on Wheels Program at Gua-
dalupe Social Services of Catholic Charities
in Immokalee is in need of female volun-
teers. The program matches volunteers with
non-English speaking women for one-on-
one tutoring sessions. Volunteers travel to
the home of the student once a week to pro-
vide a 90-minute teaching session in basic,
survival English.
Training is provided. To volunteer or for
more information, please call Helen Heffing-


ton at Guadalupe Social Services of Catholic
Charities at 239-657-6242.

Casino collecting for Haiti
The Seminole Tribe and Seminole Indian
Casinos, in association with Food for the
Poor, are collecting donations for victims of
the Haitian earthquake tragedy. Non-perish-
ables, water, personal items and other items
are needed. Items may be dropped off at the
casino.

Questions for school district
leaders invited
The Superintendent and the School Board
Chair are currently welcoming viewer e-mail
questions for this week's eConnection TV
show taping. The e-mail address: eConnec-
tion@collier.kl2.fl.us. On the show, ques-
tions submitted by viewers will be answered
by Dr. Dennis L. Thompson and Kathy Cura-
tolo. Questions may also be sent directly to
the eConnection show host, Jan Goldsmith,
at janeducationtv@aol.com.
First names only are used on air. The
eConnection show is on TV nightly (Mon-
day thru Saturday) at 9 p.m. on The Educa-
tion Channel, Comcast cable 99. The show
being taped this week will begin airing on
Monday, April 5. The current show, on this
week and next, features the Superintendent
and School Board Member Pat Carroll field-
ing viewer questions.


Submitted photo/Cherryle Thomas

Seniors celebrate Easter
Seniors from the Roberts Senior Center participated in creating an Egg-Tree
with handcrafted items and homemade spirit. The seniors also enjoyed an
old-fashioned Easter Sunday dinner with others at the center and guests.
Those participating included: (center seated) Sarah Lloyd and Maria Light-
ner. In the back row are: Daisy Liningston, Lucy Borden, Bernice Abrams,
Vern Henderson, Easter Dixon, Geneva Walker, Dorothy Harris and Juanita
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On Monday, April 12, Immokalee Hous-
ing and Family Services will be holding a
ProAm Golf Tournament at Pelican Marsh
Golf Club.
You could help out by organizing a team
to play in the golf tournament or by coming
to the dinner & auction in the evening.
The mission of IHFS is to provide decent,
safe, affordable housing with supportive so-
cial services for farm workers and other low
income families in Immokalee and to inspire
residents to strengthen their community and
achieve additional skills and education.
The event will help IHFS raise money to
support its programs and services, includ-
ing:
Early Beginnings preschool for children
age 2-5
After School Enrichment and Summer
Camp for students in K-6
iTeens Youth Program for students in
grades 7-12
Adult Literacy & GED classes
Computer Education
Community Gardening
Holiday Assistance
Residents' Council
Some features of the event:
There will be a pro playing with every
foursome in this mixed scramble 2:00 p.m.
shotgun. Bring your wives, husbands or sig-
nificant others. Organize a foursome from


olf tourney to benefit local housing


your club, workplace, or church and play
with friends. If you register as an individual
or a twosome, we can pair you with others.
The tournament will feature a 2010 Lexus
with a complimentary two-year lease for the
first hole-in-one. There will be prizes for the
top seven teams and for men and women
for the longest drive and the longest made
putt. Each player's registration will include
dinner and program plus a welcome bag of
"goodies".
At the dinner, you'll have a chance to
bid on some outstanding live auction items:
Cape Cod beach house vacation week, Total
Wine tasting for 20 at your home, 42' Catalina
sailboat wine & hors d'oeuvres sunset cruise
for 6, 45' Sea Ray day cruise and lunch for
eight, custom designed award-winning Star-
ry Nights necklace, and a unique necklace
designed exclusively for the IHFS Pro-Am
by Port Royal Jewelers. Program MC Mayor
Bill Barnett will add his personal flair as Live
Auctioneer a treat not to be missed!
In addition, there will be a wide array of
silent auction items including a Ritz Tibu-
ron Golf Get Away for two, designer beaded
handbag, shopping spree at Best of Every-
thing, several original works by local artists,
Cruise Naples fishing and sightseeing trips,
one-of-a-kind toys and children's boutique
gift certificates for the kids or grandkids
and restaurant gift certificates galore, just to


Sports Desk network invites participants


Youth, adult recreation leagues, and sports
teams in the Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern
Collier County are invited to participate online in
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Interested teams and leagues can contact
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Or call her toll free at 888-853-7904 for a
demonstration or to get started right away.


name a few.
Finally, Sport Celebrity and Naples na-
tive, Fred McCrary, will be participating in
the Pro-Am. A former NFL star, Fred grew
up in Naples, distinguishing himself as an
outstanding athlete. He played for 13 years
in the NFL as a fullback with the Philadel-
phia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, New Or-
leans Saints, New England Patriots, Atlanta
Falcons and Seattle Seahawks. In January,
Mayor Bill Barnett honored Fred with keys
to the city.
If you can't be there even a small dona-
tion to IHFS would be appreciated especially
during these difficult economic times!


IHFS is the only non-profit organization
in Collier County to provide rental housing
for farmworkers and other low income fam-
ilies and to offer a wide array of supportive
social and educational services on-site. Our
programs are designed to promote self-suf-
ficiency by providing learning opportunities
which are keys to a brighter future.
If you can attend or make a contribution
you can register or donate online at www.
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with the completed registration from to:
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Compassionate golfers will converge on
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The 11th Annual Redlands Christian

Soccer Camp to open
A five week soccer camp is set to open
for the weeks of April 20-May 20. The reg-
istration fee is $25 and includes a camp
t-shirt. Campers aged from kindergarten,
first and second grade will be on Tuesdays
from 6 until 7:15 p.m. and campers in
grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 will be on Thursdays
from 6 until 7:15 p.m. Groups are limited
to only 40 players in each. First come, first
served with no exceptions. Registration
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Migrant Association Golf Tournament is a
major fund-raiser for the Immokalee-based
RCMA, which cares for nearly 8,000 children
from low-income and migrant farm worker
families.
The tournament has become increas-
ingly popular. A year ago, despite the eco-
nomic recession gripping southwest Florida,
it raised a record $100,000.
"Some wonderful people in the golf
community recognize that these children,
like their own children, are the future of the
country," said Barbara Mainster, RCMA's ex-
ecutive director.
"They come enjoy a day of top-flight golf,
and simultaneously help little kids learn their
way out of poverty."
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Immokalee girls are princesses for a day


By The Immokalee Foundation
Ethiana Lovely Previlus felt like a prin-
cess at a high tea at The von Liebig Art Cen-
ter in Naples.
The 14-year-old was the winner of an
essay contest challenging young women to
describe how they would change the world
if they were royalty.
Previlus and more than 20 Immoka-
lee middle and high school students put
themselves in Princess Diana's shoes and
dreamed of how they would change the
world from eradicating poverty to improv-
ing high school graduation rates as part of
an essay contest created and sponsored by
the Fifth Third Bank Women's Network.
They were all winners. Each of the con-
testants traveled by bus on March 30 to see
the Princess Diana: Dresses of Inspiration
exhibition at The von Liebig Art Center. The
day featured afternoon tea with their men-
tors, Fifth Third Bank Women's Network
members and Immokalee Foundation rep-
resentatives. Three top winners received
bookstore gift certificates and a commemo-
rative plaque recognizing their achievement.
All the girls received tiaras, Princess for a Day
pink sashes and other items in a goody bag.
These students were participants in TIF's
Immokalee Readers program, which match-
es high school students with elementary stu-
dents to improve reading.
Previlus shared her desire to eliminate
poverty. She read excerpts from her winning
essay: "I would make sure every family has


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education. empowerment. hope.


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a pillow to put their heads on at night," in-
spired by her trip to Haiti last summer. "Ev-
ery child would have shoes and fresh clothes
to put on their backs. No one would struggle
to find basic survival supplies."
Daisy Olvera, 15, won second place. Her
reign as princess would make education a
priority and eliminate hunger. Angelica Jean,
15, took third place with an essay on main-
taining hope and ending homelessness.
"This program was a powerful way to
inspire creativity among Southwest Florida's
future businesswomen, and it was also a
powerful reminder of the things we take for
granted," said Kathy Leavesley, vice presi-
dent and marketing director of Fifth Third
Bank.
The von Liebig Art Center was honored
to have these special guests see the exhibi-
tion, which is on view through June 27.
"Princess Diana is inspiring new genera-
tions to make a difference in the world," said
Joel Kessler, CEO and executive director of
the art center.
The Immokalee Foundation princesses
began to make a difference right after tea.
"Our young ladies walked away with a
greater knowledge of who Princess Diana
was, and the many lives she touched around
the world," said Liz Allbritten, executive di-


rector of The Immokalee Foundation. "Fol-
lowing this event, many of our young ladies
volunteered for 'Kids Against Hunger,' wear-
ing their sashes and tiaras as they bagged
food for the hungry living in Immokalee and
Haiti."
The Immokalee Foundation, a 501(c)


(3) nonprofit organization, offers student
the tools, opportunities and encouragemer
needed to succeed at each level of their edL
cation and in their careers.
For more information on the Immokale
Foundation, visit www.immokaleefoundc
tion.org.


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