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Serving Immokalee, Ave Marie and Eastern Collier County

Vol. 43 No. 18

Thursday, May 13, 2010

50 Plus tax

At a Glance

County offers
free vaccines
The Collier County Health De-
partment in Immokalee is offering
Tdap vaccine through 6/30/2010.
Tdap protects against tetanus,
diphtheria, and pertussis (whoop-
ing cough). The following individ-
uals are the target audience for a
free one time dose of Tdap:
Individuals, both male and fe-
male adults (not pregnant), in their
child bearing years who have not
already received the Tdap.
Farm workers (under 65 years
old) with an injury who have not
already received a Tdap can re-
ceive the free dose of Tdap.
People under age 65 that work
with or around children daycaree,
health care setting etc.) should
receive a one time dose of Tdap.
Anyone meeting the criteria above
should visit the Collier County
Health Department in Immokalee
between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. before
6/30/10 to get the vaccine. The
CCHD is located at: 419 N. First
Street, Immokalee.

Water utility payment
assistance available
Collier County Social Services
has received a federal grant to help
Collier County residents with their
water utility bills. They are able to
assist with up to $300 per house-
hold and it is easy to qualify. To see
if you qualify, please contact Collier
County Social Services at 239-252-

See Page 2 for information about
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Submitted photos
Left: IHS senior Fritzlene
Jean's design honoring Edg-
errin James was judged best
Above: Edgerrin James still
calls Immokalee home.

Student designs welcome sign

At the request of the Immoka-
lee Beautification Committee,
the Community Redevelopment
Agency (CRA) in Immokalee re-
cently conducted a contest with
art students from Immokalee
High School to come up with a
conceptual design for geographi-
cal marker signs in Immokalee.

Under the direction of Fine
Arts teacher Kim Owens, 49 stu-
dents participated in the com-
petition. At the April 28th Beau-
tification Committee meeting,
the Committee chose the design
submitted by Fritzlene Jean, a se-
nior at Immokalee High School,
as the top design.

The CRA will use Ms. Jean's
design as its conceptual plan as
they purchase and install three
strategically placed signs at the
entry points into Immokalee
which will read "Welcome to
Immokalee, Home of Edgerrin
See Sign Page 2

Shelter seeks summer volunteers

Got extra time this summer?
Share it and help The Shelter
for Abused Women & Children
transform the lives of domestic
violence victims!
A wide-range of volunteer
opportunities exist in Naples,
Immokalee and Bonita Springs,
Retail support at Options
Thrift Shoppe (968 Second Ave.
N. in Naples) and Another Op-
tion Thrift Shoppe (5248 Golden
Gate Parkway in Naples).
Administrative support in
Naples and Immokalee, assisting
with special projects, small tasks
and ongoing work including fil-

ing, copying, stuffing envelopes,
data entry, making banners, of-
fice support, research, sorting
donations, organizing pantries/
Donation pick-up and deliv-
ery to Options, The Shelter and
the Immokalee Outreach Office
(located in Immokalee, FL).
Speakers' Bureau volunteers
to assist with community educa-
tion, training and speaking en-
Children's Program* is seek-
ing individuals to assist with child
care; "Hands Are for Helping"
presentations throughout the
school year; Kiddie Care Club.

Hola Immokalee! Volunteers
assist the Immokalee Outreach
Office (located in Immokalee,
FL) with child care, office duties,
Hotline Counselors, answer-
ing the confidential 24-hour cri-
sis line 239-775-1101, Court Ad-
vocates providing assistance to
individuals seeking injunctions
for protection, InVEST Advocates
working with this program de-
signed to reduce the number of
domestic violence homicides in
Collier County, residential Shelter
and Outreach Advocates assist-
ing with intake, empowerment
See Volunteer Page 2



for storm

The 2010 hurricane season is
fast approaching and I HOPE is do-
ing its part to help our community
be prepared in case our area is hit
with another hurricane like Wilma
that did so much damage in Octo-
ber of 2005. Hurricane experts are
predicting that this summer and
fall could be a very busy one with a
great deal of activity expected.
One of the most important
items needed is for Immokalee
families to have their own hur-
ricane kit ready and supplies
on hand in case we are in the
path of a bad storm!
I Hope continues to partner with
statewide organizations and the lo-
cal Emergency Operations Center
in Naples to prepare our commu-
nity for potential disasters.
In order to prepare our com-
munity, Director Rick Heers par-
ticipated last week in a two-day,
state-wide hurricane drill called
"A Cyber Access VRC Tabletop Ex-
ercise conducted in cooperation
with the Florida VOAD (Voluntary
Organizations Active in Disasters).
This activity was a test of com-
munications across the state as a
simulated hurricane came from
the Atlantic basin entering around
Fort Lauderdale, crossing over
Lee County with winds diminish-
ing from category 3 to category 1,
entering the Gulf of Mexico, and
gaining considerable strength as
it came ashore in the Appalachi-
cola area. Statewide organizations
monitored daily notifications of the
storms progress, and responded
with potential assistance they
could provide in the Panhandle of
Florida. The exercise was deemed
a great success.
During the week of May 10-14, I1
See Storm Page 2

2 Immokalee Bulletin May 13, 2010


Home of
Edgerrin James

Continued From Page 1

and counseling*, as well as much more!
Volunteer opportunities involving di-
rect interaction with program participants
require the successful completion of the
Florida Coalition Against Domestic Vio-
lence's Core Competency training. The 24-
hour course is offered at The Shelter.
For more information on Volunteer Op-

HOPE assistant and supervisor, David Grove
will be participating in the week-long meet-
ing of the National VOAD conference being
hosted by the Florida VOAD in Orlando. The
following week he will be flying to West Vir-
ginia to attend a national conference being
sponsored and paid for by World Vision as
they plan to send several more large delega-
tions of volunteers to Immokalee over the
This Monday, a number of I HOPE volun-
teers are participating in a hurricane exer-
cise operating in conjunction with the EOC
out of the iTECH Center in our own local
drill. In this exercise, a hurricane sweeps
through the area with the result that two
tornadoes proceed from the east touching

portunities with The Shelter, please click
here to submit the online Volunteer Interest
Form, or call 239.775.3862, ext. 235.
To Prevent. To Protect. To Prevail. The
Shelter for Abused Women & Children. For
more information on The Shelter, please
call 239.775.3862, or visit www.naplesshel-

down around First Street, wreaking damage
along a two-mile westerly path, with the
other proceeding from the Roberts Ranch
area, through the end of Immokalee Drive
and goes through to Lake Trafford. Reports
on this drill will be reported in next week's
The final step of preparation will be the
Florida Governor's Hurricane Conference
set for the last week of May in Fort Lauder-
dale. While I HOPE continues to manage its
mobile homes that are being sold to their
residents, and continue to build new homes
for hurricane Wilma victims, and continue
to repair damaged homes, they maintain
their focus on helping our community be
prepared for potential natural disasters.

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The CRA hopes to place the signs on CR
846, SR 29 North of Immokalee and SR 29
South of Immokalee. They will mark the
geographic boundaries of the Immokalee
Urban Designated Area and to pay homage
to NFL star Edgerrin James, an Immokalee

Naples, Florida Many have heard about
the recent voluntary recall of certain lots of
over-the-counter (OTC) children's and in-
fants' liquid products by McNeil Consumer
Some of these products include certain
infants' and children's Tylenol products,
Motrin products, Zyrtec products and
Benadryl products.
For more information about the recall
and a complete list of products, visit www.
Parents and guardians with these medi-
cations may be inclined to throw them away
or flush them down the toilet.
However, these methods are a danger to
our environment as they introduce contami-
nants to our water and soil.
Drug Free Collier, the community's anti-
drug coalition, would like to discourage
this and offer a safe alternative for disposal.
Operation Medicine CabinetTM is a pharma-
ceutical take-back program in the commu-
nity that encourages citizens to dispose of
unwanted, expired or unused medication by
taking them to permanent drop-off locations
throughout Collier County.
This provides a safe method of destroying
pharmaceuticals, including over-the-counter
medication, through incineration, which en-
vironmental specialists consider to be the
best method.
By burning the pharmaceuticals, as op-
posed to flushing or sending medication to
the landfill, we can avoid polluting our envi-
It is easy and secure to drop-off medica-
tion at one of the convenient sites listed be-
Please tighten the cap on all liquid bot-
tles. Pills may be disposed of in their original
bottles or may be placed in a plastic bag.
Collier County Sheriff's Office Prescrip-
tion Drop-Off Box (Sheriff's Administration
Building Lobby), 3301 Tamiami Trail East,
Naples, Florida 34112 Monday Friday, 7:30
a.m. 5 p.m.

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Community News Editor: Dee Hamilton
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Advertising Services Coordinator: Dale Conyers
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Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken

Our Purpose...
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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.

Marco Island Police Department Prescrip-
tion Drop-Off Box. 51 Bald Eagle Drive, Mar-
co Island, Florida 34145 Monday Friday, 8
a.m.-5 .p.m (excluding holidays).
Collier County Medical Examiner, 3838
Domestic Avenue, Naples, Florida 34104
Monday Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (excluding
Naples Recycling Center (no controlled
substances), 2640 Enterprise Avenue, Na-
ples, Florida 34104 (west of Airport-Pulling
Rd.) Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The next community-wide Operation
Medicine Cabinet-M event is scheduled for
November 13. Time and locations are yet
to be finalized, but Drug Free Collier urges
citizens to check for updates online at www.
Parents there are things you can do to
continue preventing juvenile prescription
drug abuse.
Lock up all medications in your home
and secure them away from kids and teens.
Inventory and keep track of what is in
your medicine cabinets.
If your child is prescribed medication,
monitor dosages and refills. An unexpected
number of refills is a sign of a problem.
Communicate with your kids. Be clear
and consistent when speaking about drugs.
Stress the importance of not sharing medi-
Keep medications in their original con-
tainers to avoid accidental misuse.
Be a role model for your child by fol-
lowing medical instructions for your pre-
Let's get a step closer in making our com-
munity drug free by properly disposing of
our medications.
For more information on Operation Med-
icine Cabinet- or if you are interested in be-
coming involved as a volunteer or member
with Drug Free Collier, please call (239) 377-
0535 or email us at info@drugfreecollier.
profit organization whose mission is to
strengthen the community's resolve to de-
crease juvenile substance abuse in Collier
County through education and prevention

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poseful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearless-
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Tips for safe disposal

of medications

Continued From Page 1

May 13, 2010 Immokalee Bulletin

Students First

By Joe Landon
The informational Web pages for par-
ents that we've put together following our
recent Community Forum on Social Media
are really a work in progress. We keep add-
ing information that might be useful to you
as a parent as you monitor your child's so-
cial media comings and goings, something
which all of our forum
panelists urged you ."rict Schoo1,
to do. Just the other \
day, we posted some
stuff about what's
known as "sexting."
It's from the experts at Collie
the NetSmartz Work- Collier Co
shop, a program of
the National Center for Missing & Exploited
Children. There's a link to the social media
information pages on the home page of the
district Web site at www.collierschools.
com. Look for "Social Media Information"
under Looking For? and click there.
If you've already been on the site and
want to find the information just added, look
next to the National Center for Missing & Ex-
ploited Children logo found toward the bot-
tom of the page. Just added are some tips to
prevent sexting and a very good Q&A about
sexting. There's also a list of tips for moms


Betty Jo Johnson, 78
SEBRING Betty Jo Johnson, age 78, of Se-
bring, passed away May 6, 2010, in Sebring.
She was born March 6, 1932, in LaBelle, the
daughter of the late Dozier Walden and Olive
Adeline (Murphy) Starling. Mrs. Johnson mar-
ried William Ray Johnson Sr. She was an Ac-
countant for many years.
Survivors include her husband, William Ray
Johnson Sr.; two sons, James M. Long Jr., and
William Ray Johnson Jr.; one daughter, Carrie
DesRosiers of Sebring; one brother, Roger
(Jean) Starling; one sister, Jean Jolley; six grand-
children and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 11,
2010, at 11 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church,
Immokalee with Pastor James Wryals and Pas-
tor WT. "Bill" Maddox officiating. Interment
was Tuesday, May 11, 2010, in Baptist Ceme-
tery, Immokalee.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -

1566 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL
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and dads about video games. You'll find
these listed as "gaming tips," again, near the
bottom of the page.
While there, please feel free to browse
to your heart's content. While some of the
Web sites you can link to from these pages
may charge for their services, most are free.
And while we don't endorse any of the sites,
most of what you'll find there was recom-
mended for Web site posting by the panel-
ists taking part in the forum back on April
So, what do you know about your govern-
ment? Well, 30 Collier County high school
students know a whole lot more today than
they did just a few months ago. They've
taken part in the Know Your County Gov-
ernment program and have visited fourteen
local governmental offices. The Know Your
County Government program is put together
by the school district's social studies depart-
ment, 4-H Youth Development and the Col-
lier County University of Florida Extension

Office. The goal: to help teach high school
students about the purpose and the function
of county government. Best part, though, is
that the students learned about the myriad
of career opportunities available to them
once they're out of school and ready to en-
ter the workforce. Maybe a future Supervi-
sor of Elections, for example, or tomorrow's
Director of Emergency Services, will come
from this group of students.
Finally, we're giving you the chance to
see our teachers shine, and to see six of
them receive shiny Golden Apples. You are
invited to watch The Education Founda-
tion's 20th Golden Apple Teacher Recogni-
tion Celebration presented by Suncoast for
Kids Foundation. It's a celebration of teach-
ing a celebration of excellence. TV replays
of the live telecast of the Golden Apples gala,
will be shown at Noon and 3 p.m. tomor-
row, and at Noon and 9 p.m. on Sunday on
The Education Channel, Comcast cable 99,
home of the live telecast.

Crash sends bicyclist to hospital
A 65-year-old Immokalee man was trans- A witness was traveling west on SR 29 in
ported to Lee Memorial Hospital in critical the outside lane approaching N. 4th Street
condition May 5, after his bicycle was struck and slowed down after observing Mr. Marsh
by a pick up truck. According to the Flori- crossing the road. Mr. Alcantar was in the in-
da Highway Patrol, Juan L. Alcantar, 50, of side lane traveling slightly behind Mr. Marsh.
Immokalee was driving his 1995 Ford pick He applied the brakes, but was unable to
up truck west on SR 29 in the inside lane, stop in time. The left front of his vehicle
approaching N. 4th Street. Cecil Marsh was struck the bicycle's left front side, causing
riding his bicycle south on N. 4th Street, the bicyclist to fall on his left side.
crossing two lanes approaching S. 4th Street The victim was airlifted to Lee Memorial
from the sidewalk ramp. Hospital due to severe head injuries.

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Two panthers die
Two more panther kittens were killed
in the past several weeks. May 3 at 1 a.m.,
FWC received a call from the Collier County
Sheriff's Department about a dead panther
on Golden Gate Blvd., between 5th and 7th
Streets NW, Collier County.
FWC responded and found that an
8-month-old female kitten had been killed
by a vehicle around midnight. The kitten did
not have kinked tail or a cowlick and was not
marked previously with a transponder chip.
Although no sign of the mother or other kit-
tens were observed at the scene, the kitten's
carcass was placed in the adjacent woods to
ensure that if the family group returned, they
would not be hanging out by the roadside.
FWC responded to a vehicle killed pan-
ther kitten April 29, in Hendry County at the
intersection of Church Road and S. Church
Road near the Hendry County landfill. The
kitten was estimated to be about six months
old, weighed 32 pounds, was a female, and
did not have a kinked tail, cowlick or tran-
sponder chip.
Because of the kitten's age (still depen-
dant on its mother) and the history with
mothers hanging around the vicinity until
the fate of their kitten is known, FWC left
both kittens near the scene over night in the
hopes that the mothers would find them.
In both cases a remote camera was set up
at the site and when checked the following
morning. No panthers had returned to the
body. The carcasses were removed and tak-
en to Gainesville for a necropsy. The remains
will be deposited with the Florida Museum
of Natural History.

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May 13, 2010

Immokalee Bulletin

Immokalee Foundation

*installs board of directors

Submitted photo/Noemi Afanador

Kisses for you
Key Club members Yanet Jaimes, Maria Bustamante, Anayareli Abarca, Alberto
Cruz, Mary Castro and Janita Perez prepare for the "Kiss a Senior Good-bye"
sale at Immokalee High School. Candy kisses with an attached message will
be sold for $2 and distributed during graduation rehearsal. Send your senior
a special message by contacting a Key Club member or moderator Mrs. Betty
Kelly at 377-1950.

Student art featured on

annual calendar

NAPLES, Fla. (May 5, 2010) The
Immokalee Foundation, dedicated to em-
powering Immokalee's children through
programs focused on education, vocation
and life skills, recently announced the instal-
lation of the 2010-2011 board of directors.
Each officer will serve a one-year term.
Serving as officers are John Costigan,
chair; John Henry, vice chair and interim
treasurer; and Alison Douglas, Cummings &
Lockwood, secretary.
"I'm honored to have been elected to
serve as chair of The Immokalee Foundation
board of directors," says Costigan.
"Together, with the board and our staff,
we will expand opportunities for the chil-
dren of Immokalee to succeed in school and
in life."
Board members at large are George
Franks; Don Gunther; WR. "Skip" Hildeb-
rand; Cynthia Janssen, Collier County Pub-
lic Schools; Kevin Johnson, Morgan Stan-
ley Smith Barney; Lisa Merritt, JP Morgan
Private Bank; Don O'Neill; Louise Penta;
Penny Phillippi, Immokalee Community Re-
development Agency; Jeffrey Randall; Peggy
Redlinger; Bob Schoonmaker, Fifth Third
Bank; Sheryl Soukup, Immokalee Housing
& Family Services; Dick Stonesifer; Bob Tart-
er and Joe Zednik.
Since 1991, The Immokalee Foundation

has been creating pathways to success for
many of the children in Immokalee through
a variety of programs that focus on college
scholarships, the development of vocational
skills, mentorship, reading proficiency and
after-school activities.
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, TIF
offers a road map toward a brighter future
by providing the children of Immokalee
educational opportunities from early child-
hood through the start of their professional
It helps manage seven core programs
including Take Stock in Children, Vocational
Success, College Success, Direct Scholar-
ships, The First Tee of Naples/Collier Pro-
gram in Immokalee, Immokalee Readers
and Community Grants.
For more information call 239-430-9122,
e-mail info@immokaleefoundation.org or
visit www.immokaleefoundation.org.

Your community directory
is a click away!

Congratulations to the nearly 700 students
and teachers who took part in this year's
Keep Collier Beautiful calendar contest.
The students' artwork covered the topics
of litter prevention, clean-up campaigns, re-
cycling, protecting our environment, plants
and animals through ecosystem protection,
and tree planting.
One piece was selected to represent each
grade level and is featured in a full-color cal-
endar; each grade level's runner-up is also
featured in a collage.
The calendar winners:
Front cover: Kalie Wagner (12th grade,
Palmetto Ridge High Teacher, Barbara
Back cover: Julie Bourland (11th grade,
Palmetto Ridge High Teacher, Barbara
1st grade: Cyndi Garza (Avalon Elemen-
tary Teacher, Donna Babcock)
2nd grade: Jessica Caudillo (Avalon El-
ementary Teacher, Donna Babcock)
3rd grade: Lucero Rosas (Avalon Ele-
mentary Teacher, Donna Babcock)
4th grade: Zachary Colton (Sabal Palm
Elementary Teacher, Sue Segal)
5th grade: Gaby Bockhaut (Veterans Me-
morial Elementary Teacher, Mary Hensel)
6th grade: Technie Fabien (Highlands El-
ementary Teacher, Adele Agler)
7th grade: Kendra McGraw (Home-
schooled Teacher, Lori McGraw)
8th grade: Tori Henderson (East Naples
Middle Teacher, Adam Meistrell)
9th grade: Theodor Schimek (Lely High
Teacher, Vincent Turner)
10th grade: Paloma Mendez (Lely High -
Teacher, Kevin Smith)

11th grade: Jenny Sancho (Palmetto
Ridge High Teacher, Barbara Mundy)
12th grade: Kelly Machado (Palmetto
Ridge High Teacher, Barbara Mundy)
Each grade level's runner-up:
1st grade: Victor Jermiah (Naples Chris-
tian Academy Teacher, Barbara McWil-
2nd grade: David Castillo (Golden Terrace
Elementary Teacher, Donna Babcock)
3rd grade: Jennifer Kallstrom (Veterans
Memorial Elementary Teacher, Nichole
4th grade: Ronnie Derk (Naples Christian
Academy Teacher, Barbara McWilliams)
5th grade: Riley Jefferson (Veterans Me-
morial Elementary Teacher, Mary Hensel)
6th grade: Jamesson Renard (East Na-
ples Middle Teacher, Adam Meistrell)
7th grade: Yanet Gomez (East Naples
Middle Teacher, Adam Meistrell)
8th grade: Lisa Ramirez-Velasco (Mana-
tee Middle Teacher, Jennifer Johannes)
9th grade: Austin Werab (Seacrest Coun-
try Day School Teacher, Emani Heers)
10th grade: Marile Franco (Palmetto
Ridge High Teacher, Barbara Mundy)
11th grade: Michael Perez (Palmetto
Ridge High Teacher, Barbara Mundy)
12th grade: Hector Indart (Palmetto
Ridge High Teacher, Barbara Mundy)

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May 13, 2010

May 13, 2010 Immokalee Bulletin

I HOPE homes nearing completion

by Rick Heers
Three more Hurricane Wilma replace-
ment homes are nearing completion in
Immokalee thanks to the hard wi, l. .1 .1-- --
HOPE, Collier County Housing and I .... -
Services and Stewart Construction. -
The remaining funds of the DRIi h '
for replacement housing award. I I ..
HOPE under the direction of David II I .....
project manager for I HOPE, are pya, L.. ... aiins
new homes for three families in I i'.....,-
lee whose homes were damaged I, ,,I .
repair caused by Hurricane Wilma
in 2005.
Sagging roofs, little insula-
tion, and black mold are now ,. .
history as these new homes be-
ing built with Styrofoam blocks,
poured with concrete.
Not only are these 'green'
homes sturdy enough to with-
stand 130 mph winds, impervi-
ous to mold, mildew, insects
and rodents, but the insulationI
factors should reduce electric .
bills 40-50 percent. ltbire,-1d prc:
These homes, being built Above: One of the three homes nearing comp
on Jones, Rose Avenue and 6th tion to replace those destroyed by Hurrica
Street North should be corn- Wilma.
pleted by the end of this month Left: A worker helps with the finishing touch
and will provide a new, free on the inside.
residence for these low-income othinde


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mit will go up from $5 to $10 for Florida
residents and from $100 to $125 for nonresi-
dents. In addition, Florida waterfowl permits
will increase as well, from $3 to $5.
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also will go up July 1. The snook permit will
increase from $2 to $10, and lobster permits
will increase from $2 to $5.
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all of these permits at the current prices, and
all permits are valid for one year after the
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GOP women to meet
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ated Republican Women's Club will be held
Wednesday, May 19, at 11:30 a.m. Location
will be announced in the next two issues.
Cindy Graves, President of the FFRW, will at-
tend. Other elected officials and candidates
are expected.
RSVP Marianne at 863-675-7703 or e-mail
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Club, Inc. awarded a $6,500 grant to the CHS
Healthcare's Sister Veronica Fund, a medical
and dental relief fund in Immokalee. The
organization also awarded a $6,200 grant to
purchase equipment/dental chair for Marion
E. Fether's Dental program.

IHS to hold 20 year reunion
Save the Date June 12 and 13!
Immokalee High School old classmates will
come together and reconnect. The class of
1990 is celebrating the ocassion with what
will prove to be a memorable reunion.. For
more information and to register, please

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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 approaching so please do
not delay. Hope to see you there!

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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 for more information at

Head Start program
now registering for fall
The Head Start Program is currently reg-
istering children for the upcoming 2010-11
school year. In order to be eligible for Head
Start, a child must be 4 years old by Sep-
tember 1st of the current year, and a family
must meet low income guidelines. When
registering, you must provide the following:
Proof of income (tax return, W-2) Certified
birth certificate from vital statistics, Cur-
rent blue shot record with Varicella (chicken
pox) Current physical exam with hemoglo-
bin results Parent's picture identification
Medicaid/insurance card Two proofs of
residency (rental agreement, electricity/wa-
ter bill). Transportation must be provided by
parents. Families most in need may apply for
limited spots. To learn more, please contact
the Head Start Office at 239-377-0590, or visit
their Web site at http://www.collierschools.

Yoga classes
offered at iTECH

Need a stress release? Want to get in
Yoga is a great way to do both. Conve-
nient and here in Immokalee. Two classes
to choose from. Monday and Thursday from
noon until 1 p.m or Monday and Thursday
from 3:30 until 4:30 p.m. Both classes are
$60 for a 15 class session. Classes continue
through May 27. Yoga is for everyone so
bring your mat and join in. Contact your
doctor first before beginning any new ex-
ercise routine if you have health concerns.
Call the iTECH Center now for your reserva-
tion at 239-658-7080.

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 vol-
unteer or for more information, please call
Helen Heffington at Guadalupe Social Ser-
vices of Catholic Charities at 239-657-6242.

Water utility payment
assistance available
Collier County Social Services has re-
ceived a federal grant to help Collier County
residents with their water utility bills. They
are able to assist with up to $300 per house-
hold and it is easy to qualify. To see if you
qualify, please contact Collier County Social
Services at 239-252-2696.

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Immokalee Bulletin May 13, 2010

National Day of Prayer

celebrated locally

Millions of Americans joined in the 59th
annual observance of the National Day of
Prayer, and Immokalee and Collier County
were no exception. Mr. Franklin Graham,
son of famed evangelist Billy Graham, joined
Shirley Dobson to lead the nation in prayer
as the 2010 Honorary Chairman of the Na-
tional Day of Prayer Task Force.
The National Day of Prayer is a vital part
of our heritage. Since the first call to prayer in
1775, when the Continental Congress asked
the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming
a nation, the call to prayer has continued
through our history, including President Lin-
coln's proclamation of a day of "humiliation,
fasting, and prayer" in 1863. In 1952, a joint
resolution by Congress, signed by President
Truman, declared an annual national day of
prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and
signed by President Reagan, permanently
setting the day as the first Thursday of every
May. Each year, the president signs a procla-
mation, encouraging all Americans to pray

on this day. Last year, all 50 state governors
plus the governors of several U.S. territories
signed similar proclamations.
Locally, observances were conducted in-
side First United Methodist Church and out-
side on the front lawn of First Baptist Church.
The day of observances were culminated at
New Hope Church in Naples with a joyous
time of celebration for the many blessings
that God has given us in Collier County.
Pastors from a variety of churches offered
thanks for our government officials, business
and economic leaders, law enforcement-
including EMS, police, sheriff's department
and fire departments. Pastor Rick Heers led
a time of thanksgiving for our school system
and its employees and programs. Organized
by Pastor Grant Thigpen and his associate,
Dwight Powell, this inter-denominational
gathering recognized the many advantages
that we are blessed with in Collier County.

Submitted photo
Members of First Baptist Church in Immokalee gathered outside for prayer at
the corner of Lake Trafford Road and Main Street in recognition of the National
Day of Prayer.

Church Brief

Church to giveaway clothes
Iglesia Bautista de Jesucristo located at
223 North Second Street will be giving away
clothes on Saturday, May 15.
La Iglesia Bautista de Jesucristo estarA
regalando ropa el SAbado, Mayo 15, empe-
zando a las 8 de la ma ana. La Iglesia esta
ubicada en 223 Calle 2 Norte.



Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services

Immokalee Community Meet and Greet
DATE: May 25th, 2010
TIME: 2:00 6:oo p.m.
750 South 5th Street, Immokalee
CONTACT: 239.657.4434

Our services are here
for you and your family!

* Learn about our expanded in-home family
support services
* Meet our Friendly Staff
* Enjoy Free Food
* Activities for the Kids Crafts, Balloon Twisting
and Face Painting
* Free Giveaways
* Earn McDonald's and Walmart Gift Cards
* Get a Confidential, Free Onsite Mental Health
Screening for Children and Adults who may be
struggling with anger, sadness, stress or drugs
and alcohol problems

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