Vol. 43 No. 25
Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Workshop set to guide homeowners with foreclosure fears
Worried about foreclosure
or having difficulty making your
monthly mortgage payment?
Make plans to attend the upcom-
ing workshop that will help you
get your questions answered.
If you're having difficulty mak-
ing your monthly mortgage pay-
ment or are worried about foreclo-
sure, plan to attend the Foreclosure
Prevention Workshop to be held
Thursday, July 1, at 5:30 p.m. at the
Immokalee Library. The workshop
is hosted by the Empowerment
Alliance of Southwest Florida, a
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HUD approved, non-profit Hous-
ing Counseling Agency. The work-
shop will include an overview of
the foreclosure process and pos-
sible alternatives to foreclosure.
Afterwards, clients can meet with
the HUD approved counselors to
discuss their cases and schedule
follow-up appointments as nec-
essary. The workshop and the
counseling are free and are funded
through HUD and County grants.
One of the available programs
to be discussed includes President
Obama's Making Home Afford-
able program. Under this program,
banks are given incentives to work
with homeowners to modify their
loans, rather than go into foreclo-
sure. A modified loan can involve
a reduced interest rate for five
years with a gradual increase to a
rate that is manageable for the rest
of the loan. Homeowners must
show they have enough income to
handle the new payments to quali-
fy for the modified loan.
In one client's case, the bank
decreased the homeowner's pay-
ments from $1,748 per month to
$931 per month, by reducing the vent foreclosures. Additionally, if a
interest rate from 8.6 percent to 2.5 family does not want to keep their
percent. After five years, the rate home, there are the short-sale and
will gradually increase but will not deed-in-lieu options. These alter-
rise above 6.2 percent, still a sig- natives will also be discussed at
nificant savings for the family that the workshop along with the pos-
allowed them to keep their home. sible tax consequences they may
Due to differences among banks reduce
and individuals' situations, not p .
every loan can be modified, but There is no fee for the work-
many are benefiting from the new shop, but registration is encour
program. In addition, some banks aged. Please contact the Empow-
offer other programs beyond the erment Alliance at 239-658-3318 to
Making Home Affordable program register for the foreclosure work-
to benefit homeowners and pre- shop.
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Adam Herrera
All of the graduates proudly read The Practical Nurse's Pledge as they graduate from the first-
ever Practical Nursing Program to begin and complete their entire nursing program at the
Immokalee Technical Center (iTECH). A total of 15 graduate practical nurses participated in the
commencement took place on Wednesday, June 16, in the iTECH conference center located at
508 North 9th Street, in Immokalee. See Page 5 for more photos.
Youth group helps
build solar cells
By Rick Heers
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin
In a prime example of ex-
panding partnerships to assist the
Immokalee community youth from
Palm Beach Community Church
(UMC) joined together with local
youth from Bethel Assembly of
God Church under the direction of
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Youth from Palm Beach Com-
munity Church (UMC) assist-
ed with an experimental pro-
gram to build solar cells.
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World Vision National Director of Rural Min-
istries and local Long Term Disaster Recovery
Organization I HOPE. In addition to working
on mobile home repairs in Immokalee, the
two youth groups began what could be an
interesting and quite profitable experimen-
tal program to build solar cells to use on the
former "Johnson Ranch," now the site of
Bethel Assembly's retreat/conference center
that is being used by volunteer groups who
come into the community to work on proj-
ects with I HOPE.
Solar panels, totally assembled by youth
will eventually be used by Bethel Assembly
to operate their generators which pump wa-
ters in areas of their 120-acre ranch which are
planted with vegetables. These solar panels,
the brainchild of Ruston Seamon, National
Director of Rural Ministries of World Vision
have already been set up and are being used
in Philippi, West Virginia, to provide power
for homes, also in Mendenhall Ministries to
generate power to the church and chapel of
their youth ministries in Mendenhall Missis
sippi. Future projects are already being pre-
pared for use on two Indian reservations-one
in South Dakota and another in New Mexi-
co. With the prevalence of sunny weather in
southwest Florida, this holds great potential
for our local community. One day it may
very well serve as a generator for additional
industry for the local community as well.
Pepper Ranch Preserve
to open hunt program
The Collier County Pepper Ranch Pre-
serve Quality Wildlife Management Pro-
gram was approved by the Board of County
Commissioners this morning. This year, the
County will be offering 6 public hog hunts,
1 public turkey hunt, 2 Youth Hog Hunts,
and 1 Youth Turkey Hunt for the residents of
Collier County. Hunters will be chosen via a
Random Draw process. Applications will be
available on-line July 1, 2010 and will be ac-
cepted for the Random Draw until July 30,
Deer surveys will be conducted this sea-
son in anticipation of hopefully opening the
ranch to limited deer hunting next year.
Thank you to all who assisted in creating
this hunt program!
For more information, contact Melissa
Hennig, Principal Environmental Specialist-
Conservation Collier Program, Collier Coun-
ty Facilities Department, 3301 Tamiami Trail
E., Naples, FL 34112, phone: 239-252-2957,
cell: 239-289-2934, fax: 239-252-6720 or by
email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Rick Heers
Youth from Palm Beach Community Church join with Bethel Assembly in a com-
munity project involving building solar panels to generate power to the church
and chapel of their youth ministries.
I Recovery Coordinating Committee prepares call list I
The IRCC, working in coordination with
Collier County Emergency Management,
will be activated after a hurricane or other
natural or manmade disaster to assist in
the emergency response for the Immoka-
lee area of Collier County and act as a con-
duit between the agencies and residents
of Immokalee and Collier County's Emer-
A goal of the IRCC would be to quickly
assess the status of area agencies in the
days immediately after an event. As soon
as possible after an event members of IRCC
would begin calling agencies for a status
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Weather forecast for Collier County from the National Weather Service
Today: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high
near 93. East northeast wind between 6 and 10 mph.
Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low
around 75. Northeast wind between 3 and 6 mph.
Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high
near 93. East wind between 5 and 9 mph.
Friday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a
low around 76. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm.
Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a
high near 93. Saturday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76.
Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high
near 93. Sunday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly
cloudy, with a low around 76.
Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high
Church to host Vacation Bible School
Join us for Vacation Bible School at p.m. at Iglesia Bautista De Jesucristo, 214
Saddle Ridge Ranch. Saddle up and hit the
trail with Bible stories, crafts, motivating
N. Second St., Immokalee. The phone
number to call for more information is 239-
music and games. Kids from kindergarten 657-2516. Registration for Fun Day will be
through eighth grade can sign up for the held on June 26, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The
session from June 27-July 1, from 6-8:30 day will include water games and food.
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June 24, 2010 Immokalee Bulletin
CCSO names first female captain Obituaries
On her first full day
as a Collier County
Sheriff's Office cap-
Beth Richards' phone
rang steadily with
calls from colleagues
congratulating her for
"breaking the glass."
Those good wishes
were referring to the
proverbial glass ceil- CCSO Captain
ing. Captain Richards Beth Richards
is the first female cer-
tified officer in CCSO history to attain that
Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk made the ap-
pointment Tuesday afternoon, June 15.
A 23-year veteran of the agency, Captain
Richards most recently served as command-
er of CCSO's Professional Standards Divi-
sion, which oversees internal affairs, training
In her new position she will oversee the
Naples Jail Center, the Immokalee Jail Cen-
ter and the agency's Bailiff Bureau. She said
her leadership style has always been to de-
Collier County Sheriff's Office deputies
issued 1229 citations during the two-week
"Click It or Ticket" campaign.
An additional 286 drivers were issued
written warnings during the campaign,
which ran from May 23 through June 5.
The purpose of the special enforcement
effort was to increase safety belt use and
to reduce fatalities on the roads in Collier
The fine for not wearing a seat belt is
$113 in Collier County. The fine for a child
restraint violation is $163.
Collier County continues to have the high-
est safety belt compliance rate 92 percent -
in Florida, according to the state Department
Deputies conducted various countywide
heightened enforcement details during the
campaign to draw attention to the impor-
tance of safety belt use.
In 2009, 22 people killed in traffic crashes
in Collier County weren't wearing their seat
CCSO reminds motorists that drivers in
Collier County can be pulled over by depu-
ties for not buckling up. In May 2009 Florida
became the 28th state to have primary of-
fense safety belt laws. Previously, drivers
could only be ticketed for not wearing a
seat belt if they were pulled over for another
offense, such as speeding. The recent law
allows deputies to stop drivers who aren't
wearing their seat belt.
mand professionalism and accountability
from those who fall under her command.
While CCSO has had civilian females in
the upper rank of director and chief, Rich-
ards is the first female certified officer to do
so. As the agency's first female captain, she
looks forward to serving as an example of
what female deputies can accomplish.
"When I was coming up through the
ranks I didn't have a certified female mentor
I could look up to," she said. "I look forward
to fulfilling that role for others."
Sheriff Rambosk said Captain Richards
will be a good fit for the position.
"Captain Richards brings to this position
a background rich in education and profes-
sional experience," said Sheriff Rambosk.
"Her hard work and leadership capabilities
make her a perfect fit for this position."
She earned a master's degree in criminal
justice administration from Hodges Uni-
versity. She also has a bachelor's degree in
business management from Hodges and an
associate's degree in criminal justice from
Edison State College. In addition, she is a
graduate of the Command Officer Develop-
ment Course at the University of Louisville
She grew up in Immokalee and began
her career with CCSO as a corrections depu-
ty in 1987. She was promoted to corrections
supervisor in 1990 and remained there until
being reassigned in 1996 to serve as a ser-
geant in the Training Division. In 2000 she
was promoted to lieutenant and assigned
to the Policy Compliance Bureau. She re-
mained in that position until 2007 when she
was named commander of the Professional
Responsibility and Training Division. Since
2009 she has been commander of the Pro-
fessional Standards Division.
Many in the community also know Cap-
tain Richards as the owner of Cowboy,
CCSO's miniature quarter horse mascot.
Captain Richards' promotion was part
of a reorganization following a voluntary
separation option. In all, 26 CCSO members,
including Richards' predecessor, Captain
Joe Bastys, retired from the agency. The
remaining organizational changes were ac-
complished without promotions by consoli-
dating, collapsing and distributing functions
throughout the CCSO command staff.
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Rick Heers
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Howard. M. Skipper, 71
IMMOKALEE Howard. M. Skipper, 71, of
Immokalee, passed away June 21, 2010, sur-
rounded by family.
Mr. Skipper was born in Sebring and spent
over 21 years as a proud member of the United
Stated Navy before
retiring. He moved
to Georgia for ap-
proximately 15 years
before moving back
to Immokalee, as
Immokalee was al-
He is survived by
son, Dean Quesin-
berry (Angela) of
Cape Coral; daugh-
ter, Sharon Turrubi-
of Immokalee; grandchildren, Sissy,
Tiffany, Kenny, Cody, Amy, Dean Jr. and Melis-
sa; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ina
(Tootsie) Johnson (Karol) of Virginia, and
Golda Synder (Howard) of Immokalee. Mr.
Skipper was preceded in death by his wife, Betty
Quesinberry Skipper, 2004; and brother, Sid
Visitation will be held today, June 24, 2010,
from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brister Funeral Home. A Fu-
neral Service will be held at Graveside at the Im-
mokalee Baptist Cemetery, Friday, June 25,
2010, at 10 a.m. Brister Funeral Home, Immok-
alee was entrusted with his care. Sign the guest
book at Bristerfuneralhome.com
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June 24, 2010
CCSO offers kids 'Have a ball' program this summer!
Two of the keys to keeping kids on the
right path are preventing them from getting
bored and making sure there are positive in-
fluences in their lives. That's why the Collier
County Sheriff's Office is partnering with
the community to launch "Have A Ball This
Throughout the summer, the trunks
of many marked patrol cars will contain a
basketball, a football and a soccer ball. If a
deputy is between calls and spots kids con-
gregating, he or she will stop, take out a ball
and toss it around with them while getting
to know them. At the end of the informal
encounter the deputy will leave the ball
with the kids as a memento.
And here's where the community comes
in. CCSO has purchased several dozen balls
to get the program started. To keep it go-
ing, boxes have been placed in each of the
CCSO substations throughout the county.
Members of the community are invited to
drop off their gently used sports balls such
as basketballs, footballs, soccer balls and
volleyballs for the program.
"This is a grassroots, community-based
program that builds relationships between
kids and deputies and leaves kids with not
only a positive impression of law enforce-
ment officers, but an activity that will keep
them occupied in a positive activity," said
Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk. The idea for "Have
A Ball This Summer!" was sparked earlier
this month, when Golden Gate Cpl. Joseph
Amorosi spotted a group of about a dozen
kids playing football with a tattered ball on a
grassy area next to Peach Plum Apartments
on Sunshine Boulevard. He got out of his
car, joined the game for a few minutes and
left. Later that day he bought a new ball and
stowed it away in his patrol car.
"The ball they were playing with was all
ripped up. The leather was falling off, the
rubber was sticking out and you couldn't
even throw it straight anymore," Cpl. Amo-
rosi said. "I just thought it would be nice to
give them a new ball. I thought it would be
a good way to get to know them and show
them that deputies care about them." The
next time he saw the kids, who ranged in
age from about 5 to 11, he got out of his
car, grabbed the new ball and played with
them for a few minutes. To their surprise,
he handed the ball over to them when he
"That was cool," recalled 8-year-old MC-
dine St. Tulus, who plays half-back, "Every-
body was having fun. Everybody said thank
Sheriff Rambosk said Cpl. Amorosi's
gift was more than an act of kindness. It
promoted a positive bond between law
enforcement and the area's youth. "This is
exactly of the type of informal, spontaneous
interaction between deputies and children
that helps build positive relationships,"
Sheriff Rambosk said.
Members of the community may drop
off their gently used sports balls between 8
a.m. and 5 p.m. at, the Immokalee substa-
tion, District 8, 112 S. First St., Immokalee.
County access to free meals for kids program is now under way
The saying "there is no such thing as a
free lunch" certainly doesn't apply this sum-
mer as Collier County youth, 18 and young-
er, are getting free breakfasts or lunches.
A collaboration between the School Dis-
trict of Collier County, the Collier County
Parks & Recreation Department, the Hun-
ger & Homeless Coalition, and Kids Against
Hunger has resulted in a Kid's Cafeteria
Summer Food Service Program in the
Greater Naples, Immokalee, and Everglades
City areas. A free breakfast or lunch is being
served to children during June, July, and Au-
gust. The program, similar to the National
School Lunch Program, provides nutrition-
ally balanced meals to needy children. This
is the program that was hugely successful
last year, serving 126,446 free breakfasts
and 163,523 free lunches during the course
of the summer of 2009.
Some 48 summer feeding sites, scat-
tered across the county, are providing free
breakfasts or lunches to any child under the
age of 18, but the program sites are limited
to geographical areas of need where at least
50 percent of the children are classified as
being economically needy because they
qualify for free or reduced-price meals dur-
ing the school year. The program is open
to all children under the age of 18 whether
enrolled in a summer camp or not.
Most feeding sites began serving free
breakfasts and lunches on June 17, and
most will end free meal service in early to
For a full list of the free meal sites, go
to www.collierschools.com and look in
the Parents or Students sections or under
"What's New?" on the home page. To learn
more, contact the program administrator,
Jim Thomas, in the Parks & Recreation
North Collier Regional Park at 239-580-
9112, or send an e-mail to Jim.Thomas@
Shelter requests help to
prepare for back to school
Summer may just have started, but The
Shelter for Abused Women & Children is
already busy preparing for the next school
year and seeking community support for
the nonprofit organization's Back to School
Throughout the year, families fleeing do-
mestic violence arrive at The Shelter's Beau
Venturi Home without extra clothing, per-
sonal items or school supplies. To ensure
the organization can meet the children's
ongoing needs, The Shelter is collecting the
following supplies including: Gift Certifi-
cates: Wal-Mart, Target, Payless for back to
school clothing needs (i.e. uniforms, shoes,
socks, underwear), School Clothes/Shoes
SLunch Boxes & Thermoses
SPocket Folders (some with prongs)
SBlack, Red & Blue pens
SWhite Board Markers
S3-Hole Binder Paper (Loose Leaf)
SPrimary Color Paint Set (watercolors)
Washable Crayons, Colored Pencils and
SBinders (/2, 1, 1 1/, 2 in.)
1, 3, 5 Subject Notebooks
The Shelter, a state certified domestic
violence center, provides programs and
services crafted to prevent domestic vio-
lence before it begins; advocates for soci-
etal changes to end domestic violence; and
meets the immediate and long-term needs
of victims and survivors of intimate partner
Those interested in seeking further in-
volvement, from businesses to individuals,
are invited to host a Back to School Drive
or party to help raise awareness and collect
donations. To learn more about The Shel-
ter's Back to School needs, as well as drop
off locations, please call 239.775.3862, ext.
235, or e-mail email@example.com.
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-
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June 24, 2010
First iTECH nursing class celebrates graduation
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Adam Herrera
More than 1,000 hours have been invested in the making of this special day
for graduates of the very first Practical Nursing Program at iTECH Center in
Immokalee. The graduation-pinning ceremony took place on Wednesday, June
16 and presented 15 graduates with certificates including: Marie Alcide, Elyan-
na Betancourt, Stephanie Carrillo, Priscella Caseres, Odyssey Christie, Cherlie
Dervil, Lauren Eveland, Misty Courtney Harris, Selvin Holder,Nedlyne Mones-
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and Timber Ridge starting at
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Pines Office at 2449 Sanders
Apt. 601 to 613 Nassau St.,
2BR, Central A/C, heat, carpet,
verticals, laundry on premises.
in quiet residential area.
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27' Coachman $4,995
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Greater Immokalee Southside Front Porch Community, Inc,
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
"INSTALLATION OF CENTRAL AIR AND HEAT PROJECT"
Te Greater Immokalee Southside Front Porch Community, Inc. (FRONT
PORCH) is seeking bids from qualified contractors licensed in the State of
Floda for the "Installation of Central Air and Heat" for 100 units in the Im-
mokalee Apartments located at 601 West Delaware Avenue, Immokalee,
Florida. Bids, in triplicate, must be received at the Front Porch office no
later than 4:00pm on Friday, July 16, 2010. Submissions received after
this date and bme, for whatever reason, will not be considered. Any ques-
bons regarding this Invitation to Bid should be directed to:
r Vicki Carr
Greater Immokalee Southside Front Porch Community, Inc.
419 North 1st Street
1 Immokalee, Florida 34142
Phone: (239) 503-7733
Email: frontporch imm,,yahoo.com
Contractors are strongly encouraged to inspect the site prior to submitting
bid. Please email: frontporch imm vahoo.com to schedule an appointment.
Bids submitted in response to this solicitation will be opened in the Front
Porch Office at 2:00 PM on Friday, July 23, 2010. Interested parties are wel-
come to observe the bid opening but no decision will be made nor opinion
offered unbl final review by the Immokalee Apartments, LLC and approval
by the Front Porch Board of Directors. Proposals may be held by the Front
date of opening proposals for the purpose of reviewing them and nvestigat
ing the qualifications of the bidders prior to awarding the contract. All ids
shall be accompanied by a bid bond, certified check, cashier check or mon-
ey order in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total
Te Board of Directors reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive
any formalities. The Board of Directors encourages participation by business
owned and operated by minornes and women.
Funding is provided by Collier County Department of Housing, Human and
Veteran Services using the Community Development Block Grant Recovery
Act (CDBG-R) funds.
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Summerfest: CCSO's most ambitious summer youth program ever
Grab that beach ball and throw on those
flip-flops. The first Collier County Sheriff's
Office Summerfest is going to offer more fun
than ever for area children and teens.
Collier County Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk
is announcing Summerfest, the most ambi-
tious youth activities extravaganza in CCSO
history. Summerfest is made possible thanks
to partnerships with Collier County Parks
and Recreation, the Collier County School
District and many area businesses. Summer-
fest offers a wide range of activities for all
grade levels. The focus will be providing fun
activities in a safe environment.
For the first time, CCSO Youth Relations
Bureau deputies will be assigned to summer
youth programs instead of being assigned to
patrol duties. This reallocation allows CCSO
to expand its summer youth offerings with-
out additional costs to the community.
Youth programs are especially critical in
the current economy because many stu-
dents have too much spare time on their
hands due to a shortage of part-time sum-
mer jobs. Sheriff Rambosk also believes that
youth programs pay off in the short term by
keeping children and teens involved in fun
and safe activities, and in the long term as
well, by fostering the development of posi-
tive decision-making skills. In addition, for
two years in a row Collier County residents
who attended Sheriff Rambosk's commu-
nity meetings identified youth programming
as a priority.
CCSO has at least one activity, and in
many cases as many as three activities,
scheduled on every weekday between Mon-
day and Aug. 6. Two programs, Open Gym
and Fishing, are new this year. In addition,
CCSO is arranging for Immokalee and Ev-
erglades are children to be transported to
D.E.P.U.T.Y Club each week, a move that is
expected to boost attendance from an aver-
age of 60 per session to 150 per session. Also
expanded is the Build-A-Boat program. One
boat was constructed last year and three will
be built this year.
"The more we can help our children and
teenagers stay involved in fun activities in a
safe environment, the better off we are as a
community," Sheriff Rambosk said.
Here are some of the ways the Collier
County Sheriff's Office is reaching out to
make sure our community's children and
teenagers have a safe and fun summer:
Open Gym NEW!
Gymnasiums at Lely, Golden Gate and
Palmetto Ridge high schools will be open
and supervised by CCSO Youth Relations
deputies several afternoons a week. The
gyms will be set up to allow the high-school
Water utility payment
assistance is available
Collier County Social Services has
received a federal grant to help Collier
County residents with their water util-
ity bills. They are able to assist with up
to $300 per household and it is easy
to qualify. To see if you qualify, please
contact Collier County Social Services at
students to have supervised recreation and
interaction with law enforcement. Basket-
ball, volleyball and table tennis are some of
the activities that are planned. At Lely High
School, Open Gym will take place from 1 to
5 p.m. every Monday and Friday from June
21, through Aug. 2. At Golden Gate High
School it will be offered from 1 to 5 p.m.
every Tuesday and Thursday from June 22
through Aug. 5. At Palmetto Ridge it will be
offered from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday
and Thursday from June 22 through Aug. 5.
This program is a partnership between
the City of Naples, the Boys and Girls Club
and CCSO. Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednes-
day, and Thursday morning during the sum-
mer 25-35 kids from the Boys and Girls Club
will be taken to Naples Pier or to Lake Traf-
ford in Immokalee to fish and learn about
D.E.P.U.T.Y Club EXPANDED!
D.E.P.U.T.Y Club is a summer program
for students in first grade through fifth grade.
It takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every
Wednesday from July 7 through Aug. 11, at
St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100
Airport-Pulling Road. Transportation will be
provided for children in the Immokalee and
Everglades City areas. It is made possible
through the partnership of area businesses
This 40-hour program provides an op-
portunity for 16-20 youths to accomplish the
task of building a boat while learning about
water safety and interacting with deputies.
Two teams will work together to build two
boats. This program will take place from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21 to June 25 at Palmet-
to Ridge High School. Another Build-a-Boat
program will take place July 12 to July 16, in
This 40-hour program is designed for re-
turning high-school seniors who are leaders
in their schools. Teen Academy is designed
to educate these selected youth on aspects
of Collier County. The 34 academy partici-
pants are hand selected from referrals by
our Youth Relations deputies. Teen Academy
will take place the week of June 14-18.
Hot Summer Nights
Back for a second year, this popular pro-
gram will take place during various evenings
throughout the summer at parks throughout
the county. Open to students in middle and
high school, Hot Summer Nights will in-
clude dances, water slides, laser tag, carnival
games and water park events.
Teen Drivers Challenge
Lali Torres Y Grupo Espe-
ranza En Concierto!
Embajadores Producciones present en con-
cierto: Lali Torres y Grupo Esperanza.
Domingo, 27 de Junio 2010 7:30 pm Victory
Christian Center 1201 Taylor Lane Ext.
(Detras de Burger King) Lehigh Acres, FL.
33936. Ven y Onete a nosotros para este
event! La entrada cuesta $ 10 por persona,
menores de 10 afios entran gratis.
Para obtener mas informaci6n, Ilame al:
This is a 12-hour program that partners
newly licensed drivers with deputies to learn
driving skills and laws. This is both a class-
room and hands-on program. Approximate-
ly 12-15 participants are involved in each
Free Summer Movies
Deputies will be present at the Hollywood
20 theater during free summer movie days
to interact with children and teens.
Parks and Recreation
Deputies will be present at Collier County
park summer camps to interact with children
and teens. In addition to these programs,
throughout the summer deputies will hand
out a coupon for a free drink to children
they observe wearing a bike helmet, going
out of his or her way to help someone, or
giving back to the community. Coupons
from 7-Eleven are redeemable for a Slurpee.
Handy Food Store and Circle K coupons are
good for an ICEE.
For more information on any of these
programs go to www.colliersheriff.org or
call CCSO's Youth Relations Bureau at 239-
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June 24, 2010
Immokalee Soccer Pit
Cobras claim top spots
By Manny Touron
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin
Two teams from the Soccer Pit Cobras
claim Championships and one comes in
The Soccer Pit Cobras did quite well
in the Bonita Springs Wildcats Summer
League. The U14 and U16 boys were de-
clared Champions of their Division while the
U12 team came in second place. The boys
will be getting their medals and trophies on
Saturday, June 26, in Bonita Springs. These
teams will continue to play friendly matches
throughout the Summer and stay tuned up
for league play in late August.
Three teams will travel to the Wide World
of Sports in late July to play at the Nationals
3 v 3 tournament. The Cobras will send U 11,
U15 and U16 teams to the competition.
News in Brief
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Manny Touron
Girls going into eighth and ninth grades are invited and welcome to attend work-
outs every Wednesday at 3:45 at the Immokalee Middle School soccer field. The
Cobras are trying to bring on a U15 girls team this coming fall.
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 Sept. 1,
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, Current blue
shot record with Varicella (chicken pox) -
Current physical exam with hemoglobin re-
sults Parent's picture identification Medic-
aid/insurance card Two proofs of residency
(rental agreement, electricity/water 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.
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Pets of the Week
Andre (top left) is a four year old gray and white neutered male domestic
short hair cat. He is a very gentle cat. Pepper (top right) is a 10 month old
Siamese mix. She loves to cuddle and play. Howie is an eight month white
and brown old male Catahoula mix. He loves to run and play with adults and
children. Shylow is a three year old brown and white female pit bull mix. He
is well behaved and is trained to walk on a leash. Adopt from Collier County
Domestic Animal Services (DAS) by calling 239-252-PETS (7387) or by visit-
ing the shelter at 7610 Davis Blvd. Online at www.collierpets.com.
June 24, 2010