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Title: Immokalee bulletin
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Publication Date: September 2, 2010
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News in Brief
Upcoming luncheon to
benefit local families
Save the date and plan to join
Immokalee Housing and Family
Services on Tuesday, Nov. 9, for a
fall luncheon hosted by the Naples
Sailing and Yacht Club. The lun-
cheon will benefit children and
families. For more information and
tickets, please contact Tricia Yeggy
at 239-867-4752.

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The Immokalee Lions Club is
having a large yard sale on Saturday
Sept. I1, on the corner of Lake Traf
ford Rd. and 18th Street in front of
Mr. 99 Supermarket. All proceeds
will be used to help buy a vehicle
to el I ktaTetrarapon pathn?
free glasses, and eye surgeries. We
will also be selling, Menud bo Ind
beverages. If you would like to do-
nate items or cash funds, it will be
greatly appreciated. Come join us
and participate, help us, help you.
Early Head Start
program open
Sign up at RCMA for the Early
Head Start Program. The Early Head
Start program is recruiting children
from 6 weeks of a e. 1. ... ,, s. .l.1 1. .r
the new season. 2010-2011. Please
contact Francisca Curiel "Nora" for
more information at 239-658-3595.
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ROSidents move back into Bromelia
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The International Association of
Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local #4657
Immokalee members will be hit-
ting the streets again for the Muscu-
lar Dystrophy Association. During
their collection dates on Sept. 3, 4,
and 5, firefighters will participate in
their MDA Fill the Boot campaign.
Collections are scheduled to take
place on the Friday, Sept. 3, from
3-6:30 p.m., and from 10 a.m.-1
p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4 and Sun-

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Trucks at the intersections and help
out the MDA
This past spring the Immoka-
lee firefighters raised $4,800 for


the MDA during their Spring Boot
Dnve and they are hoping to raise
enough to send 2 more children
from SWFL to MDA Summer
Camp! Local #4657 firefighters
will present their check live on
FOX 4 on Monday, Sept. 6, during
the taping of the MDA Jerry Lewis
Labor Day Telethon.
The money raised in Collier
County stays in Collier County to
help fund program services includ-

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and communication devices; phys-
Ical, occupational, and respiratory
therapy consultations; and sum-
See BOOT Page 2


Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/IFD
Get ready! It's Labor Day weekend and local fire fighters will be
hitting the streets with boot in hand raising funds for the An-
nual MDA "Fill the Boot" drive.

COHmlittee continues with

hurricane preparations


By Rick Heers
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin
With this year's predictions for
an above-average hurricane sea-
son, and with the activity already
being seen in the North Atlantic ba-
sin with several named hurricanes,
the IRCC-Immokalee Recovery
Coordinating Center-continues to
make preparations to be ready for
the worst. Although it has been


nearly five years since Wilma came
ashore and devastated Immokalee
and surrounding areas, and al-
though we've had unusually quiet
summers the past two years, this
could be the year when southwest
Florida is again ravaged by a late
summer or fall storm
Members of the community
continue to meet regularly to set
See IRCC Page 2


Welcome Back!
Meredith Feist, a first-grade teacher at RCMA Immokalee
Community School, welcomes first-grader Jeidi Orozco at
an open house Aug. 20. A new school year began Monday
at ICS, a charter school operated by Rediands Christian Mi-
grant Association. See page 5 for more photos.


iTECH store fronts open
...Page 5


for business


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Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County
Thursday, September 2, 2010


Fire fighters 'extend the boot' this weekend





September 2, 2010


Over the ensuing decades, the commitment
of the professional fire fighters to the cause
of MDA has further elevated their status as
extraordinary professionals who not only
put their lives at stake to save citizens from
ruthless flames, but also give their time to
save the lives of the innocent from equally
merciless neuromuscular diseases. Partici-
pating in the Fill the Boot Campaign will be
one small part of this special tradition. Please
watch for your local firefighters and "Give a
hoot, fill the boot!"


Fire Department, Nancy Frees of the Collier
Health Department, and Rick Heers, Execu-
tive Director of I HOPE, along with commu-
nity members Essie Serrata-Director of the
Collier Housing Authority, Anne Goodnight,
Joe Brueggen of the Collier Health Depart-
ment, and staff from the iTECH along with
Doran Oxender, principal of iTECH. Their
efforts together will enable our community
to be much better prepared to handle natu-

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cal members rotating in a designated spot
at the EOC to help coordinate emergency
operations.


Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Rick Heere
Senior residents with limited finances for moving expenses and no transporta-
tion were sure happy to see this group of volunteers from First Baptist Church
of Naples, First Assembly of God Church in Immokalee, and some from Friend-
ship and First Baptist churches. The group pitched in to help residents begin
their move into Bromelia Place Apartments. Some were former residents who
were moved out due to what was reported as Chinese drywall problems.

BYOmelia Apts. open to new residents


By Rick Heers
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin
Much to the delight of many elderly and
disabled individuals and families in Immoka-
lee the Bromelia Apartments have re-opened
after being closed for a year while the new
owner, Kipling Capital, L.P., did thorough
repairs to the building. Formerly owned by
United Church Homes, the building was
reputed to have Chinese drywall as well as
additional structural problems. After several
additional inspections, re-setting of all the
windows, the Chinese drywall has proven
to be non-existent, all building and permit-
ting inspections are complete, and Jack
Bachmann, the new owner is ready for two
dozen additional residents to make this their
new home.
Several individuals who had moved to the


Crestview Apartments a year ago are now
moving back into their previous residence,
and happy to do so.
In a wonderful show of community
faith-based support, volunteers from First
Baptist Church of Naples, First Assembly of
God Church in Immokalee, and some from
Friendship and First Baptist Churches of
Immokalee pitched in to help residents be-
gin their move. Since many of the individuals
had no transportation and limited finances,
this help was invaluable.
Others who might be interested in mov-
ing into these fine facilities can contact Mr.
Bachmann at 239-417-4371 or stop by the
complex at 612 North 11th Street any week-
day from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.


Quit smoking help available through Department of Health
The Florida Department of Health and AHEC (Area Health Education Centers) is provid-
ing Florida residents two opportunities to quit tobacco use. One option, Quit Smoking Now,
is a free six week program focusing on managing tobacco addiction and relapse prevention.
This program will take place at the Immokalee Community Park 321 N 1st Street, Immoka-
lee, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Sept 16. To register for this class please call Eliseo Rangel at
239-989-9809. A second option is toll-free, tobacco cessation phone counseling. Interested
adults are encouraged to call The Florida Quitline at 1-877-822-6669. Both cessation options
include free NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapy) gums, patches, and lozenges available
to individuals who are eligible.


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Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Rick Heere
Preparation is key to being ready for emergencies and members of the commu-
nity and several groups continue to meet in preparation of any upcoming hur-
ricanes. Although the early season has been quiet the peak season is proving
to be a good reason to continue to prepare for disaster.


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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...
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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
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mer camp for children. The money raised
also helps fund several ongoing research
projects at the University of Miaml in search
of better treatments and cures.
The IAFF has a long standing relationship
of partnering with the MDAandistheirlargest
national sponsor. In 1953 the IAFF officially
committed to support the MDA until the day
that neuromuscular diseases are eliminated.


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up disaster plans and organize damage
assessment groups, immediate recovery
efforts, and coordinate with the EOC in
Naples. Judy Scribner, Human Services Pro-
gram Manager, Everildo Ybaceta-Growth
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County Government are working actively
with Ron Mosher, leader of the IRCC, and
an officer with the Collier County Sheriff's
Office, Chief Scot Birge of the Immokalee
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With the 2010 Primary Election behind
us, it is time to think about the 2010 Gen-
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can't be there even a small donation to IHFS
would be appreciated especially during these
difficult economic times. You'd be AMAZED
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your help and generosity!
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Immokalee Housing & Family Ser-
vices

Head Start program open

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Weather Forecast
Weather forecast for Collier County from the National Weather Service
Local Forecast
Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a high near 93. Calm
wind becoming north between 6 and 9 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Light north wind.
Extended Forecast
Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a high near 94. Calm wind
becoming south between 5 and 8 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 75.
Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a
high near 94.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 75.
Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a
high near 93.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 75.
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County Value Adjustment Board still seeking members
Just a reminder that the school district is still looking for business owners interested in
serving as a citizen volunteer on the Collier County Value Adjustment Board. The board
hears appeals from homeowners who feel their property was appraised too high. The
deadline to apply is end of business on Friday. There's a link to an online application on
the home page of the district Web site at www.collierschools.com.


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'My Hero' Benefit luncheon
On Tuesday Nov. 9, Immokalee Hous-
ing and Family Services will be holding a,
"You're My Hero" fund raising luncheon
at the beautiful Naples Sailing & Yacht Club.
(Not to be confused with the Naples Yacht
Club, the site of last yeat's Fall event)
de The o aenizatdon fo s en toalproviude
ing with supportive social and educational
services for farm workers and other low in-
come families in Immokalee and to inspire
residents and their children to strengthen
their community and achieve additional
skills and education.
The fee of $50 is about half donation to
raise funds for our social service programs
and the other half is for an excellent lunch.
We will have a program that includes some
testimony from our residents as well as live
and silent auctions. The children have been
working diligently on their presentations and
we would love to have you there!
As the Director of Community Programs
of this organization I hope to generate as


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much interest as possible in attending this
very worthwhile event. Because I strongly
support our mission and the families we
serve I have committed to selling at least one
table of ten and hope to fill several more. It is
people like you that can help me make this
happen! I would love to have my favorite
fnends, colleagues, and volunteers join me
at this event. Even before the invitations go
out- I would be happy to add your name to
my event table. Remember, the ticket price is
a mere $50- more than half of which will go
to supporting the programs. Let me know as
soon as possible so that I can begin that part
of our table assignments.
Official announcements and invitations
will be forthcoming. However, I want to
alert you to this function in the hope you will
be able to save the date and attend. If you


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Students First


iTECH adult evening English


and GED classes get under way


College Night' planned for senior students


District Elementary students tour 'Global Farm'


September 2, 2010


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School Principal Karey Stewart says, "thus
far, things at the 'Eagles' Nest' have been
soaring! We've had 500+ students fly into
our school on the first day, with additional
students swooping in since." The principal
is inetwith, "smiles and hugs and high fives
each morning." She adds that during each
classroom visit she makes, "students are so

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and sending thern horne correctly." '
And yet another reminder that there are
sorne school open houses being held in the
fairly near future. R> see the complete list,
go to www.collierschools.corn and click
on the open house link in the Looking For?
area of the horne page


It's not too late to sign up and get ready
for a new year of Adult English and GED
classes at the Irnrnokalee Technical Cen-
ter (iTECH)! Activities are under way, with
registration for returning English Language
Learners (ELL), as well as Adult Basic Edu-
cation (ABE)/General Educational Devel-
oprnent (GED)/Vocational Preparation In-
struction (VPI) students only! ELL students
will need to report to the Conference Cen-
ter, and ABE/GED/VPI will need to go to the
GED room traorn 1-2051. Both locations


are on the iTECH campus at 508 North 9th
Street, in Irnrnokalee.
New students will also get their chance
to becorne involved by signing up for
New Student Orientation. Sign-up's start
at 6 p.In. on Tuesday, Sept. 7, in iTECH's
administration office. New Student Orien-
tation cornrnences the following Monday,
Sept. 13.
R> learn more, please contact iTECH
Evening Coordinator Bob Call at 239-377-
1957.


We recently told you about the new Apple
iPhone class being offered by the School Dis-
trict of Collier County's Adult and Cornrnuni-
ty Education Department (ACE). In addition
to the iPhone course, ACE is proud to an-
nounce a class for users of the Droid phone.
Class will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on six
consecutive Tuesdays, beginning on Sept. 7'
at Barron Collier High School (5600 Cougar
Drive) in room 727.
The Droid is a versatile tool with a sur-
prising number of applications (apps). Each
class will help you set up the default apps
that corne with the Srnart Phone, as well as
the best apps that are free, or inexpensive,


and most helpful and useful to you. Learn
how to set up er nail, use GPS, shoot high-
definition (HD) video to store, send as er nail,
or post online; get a Wi-Fi connection, and
even watch movies or TV shows. You'll also
learn how to save battery life and decrease
frequency of charging.
Registration takes place at the beginning
of the first class. Cost is $69. R> learn more
about this brand new course offering, and
for additional information about other Adult
and Cornrnunity Education classes, please
call 239-377-1234 or visit their Web site at
www.collieradulted.corn.


The School District of Collier County
cordially invites students and parents to the
annual College Night program taking place
from 4:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, in
the Golden Gate High School gymnasium
(2925 Titan Way).
Approximately 100 colleges and univer-
sities will send representatives to College
Night. A list of the colleges and universities
attending is now available online at http://
www.collier.kl2.fl.us/student services/col-
lege.asp.


Throughout the evening, students and
parents will have the opportunity to visit
with the various college and university rep-
resentatives. The representatives will pro-
vide information about programs offered'
entrance requirements, expenses, financial
aid, and campus life.
To learn more please contact Dr. Diedra
Landrurn, Coordinator of School Counsel-
ing, at 239-377-0517 or via e-rnail at: Lan-
drudi(Ecollier.kl2.fl.us.


Nearly 1000 students from six School Dis-
trict of Collier County elementary schools
are getting the opportunity to tour a local
farm to learn all about the importance of
fruits and vegetables. Students in 4th and
5th grade are currently touring ECHO (Edu-
cational Concerns for Hunger Organization)
Farrns in Lee County thanks to the district's
.
Nutrition Services Department and Collier
County Healthy Corninunities Coordina-
tor Stacy Revay. Some third grade and sixth
grade students are also taking part in the
tour which runs from 9 a.In. until 11:50 a.rn.,
every school day (except Mondays) through
Thursday, Sept. 30, at ECHO Farrns (17391
Durrance Road, in North Fort Myers).
ECHO's Global Farrn R>ur is a fascinating
tour. Demonstrations, plants, and techniques
useful to farmers and urban gardeners in
developing countries make up sorne of the
features you'll see. Experience six settings
of the Global Farrn and taste leaves and ber-
ries while you explore rain-forest habitats,
visit farrn animals, stop at a simulated Hai-


tian school, witness urban gardening tech-
niques that allow gardens on rooftops, and
learn all about ECHO's mission of helping
the poor help themselves. This farrn is dedi-
cated to urban gardening techniques and
fighting world hunger through innovative
options and agricultural training. They also
have a seed bank that contains more than
.
350 vaneties of vegetables, trees, fruits, and
other tropical crops. Students learn about a
variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, how to
grow thern, and why they are so crucial for
healthy nutrition.
In addition, each school receives a fruit
tree for the 4th and 5th grade students tO
plant for the 3rd grade class. The 4th and
5th grade class will educate the 3rd graders
about their fruit tree and teach thern how to
take care of it. This fruit tree will then pro-
vide the students from third grade their after-
noon snack throughout 4th and 5th grade.
To learn more, please contact Director of
Nutrition Services Dawn Houser at 239-377-
0291.


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By Joe Landon
Collier County District Schools
Looking for a place to grab lunch, may-
be get your car fixed? The good news is
the storefront businesses you've corne to
know and love over at iTECH (Irnrnoka-
lee Technical Center) are up and running
once again now that the new school year
is well underway. This includes the iTown
Coffee Company shop and the iR>wn Cafe,
a salon, the auto tech shop, and the Little
Indians preschool. Principal Dorin Ox-
ender hopes you stop by for lunch, enjoy
a sandwich or salad, grab a srnoothie or
espresso at the coffee shop, and take a Ino-
Lin os the won e f star rEanHnat
377-9900. Feel free to drop by iTECH at 508
Nor he9thlStree last week that the new

school year is off to a great start. I checked
with a couple of principals to see just how
well things are going:
"We had a parking lot and field
of cars on that first day," says Highlands
Elementary School Principal Sean Kinsley.
Something new and exciting this year, a
fruits and vegetables program. Pnncipal


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Back to School'
Jim McDevitt, new director of RCMA
Immokalee Community School, wel-
comes first-grader Stephanie Muril-
lo, her mother, Araceli Ramirez, and
Belen, 2, at an open house Aug. 20.
McDevitt was an elementary-school
principal in the Denver area.


iTECH storefronts open


and ready for business


September 2, 2010


Immokalee Bulletin


Retired teacher makes trek
to help STAR Program and
RC1VIA Charter School

What do you do with the books and
gaines you collect over the years if you're a
reading teacher? Well one teacher found her
way back to the Irnrnokalee, Flonda corn-
Inunity, eight 8 years after her first visit with
the Global Volunteers organization. When
Jane Nicholl retired from the Northland
Pines School District in Eagle River, Wis-
consin in 2009, she gave careful thought to
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these books? Some of the books she gained
through attending conferences and conven-
tions where book publishers were generous
with their samples in the hopes that they
would be taken back to the local district and
field tested. Others came from small town
surniner yard sales and library used book
sales at almost no expense to Ms. Nich-
011. Other resources were discarded with
the closing of elementary schools in cash
strapped school districts. Some were paper
copies printed off the internet. As with many
,
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teachers around the country, she spent her
own money as well, to support her educa-
tional aspirations for the children.
"I always liked to stay ahead of the stu-
dents I was working with; I knew they had
not read or heard of sorne of the books I
introduced thern to," she said. Ms. Nicholl's
primary interest was to instill a love of read-
ing in children who struggled with learning
how to read.
In June of 2010 she packed up a used RV
she had purchased shortly after retirement
and headed south to Florida. "There wasn't
I i storatTI < r ann-
the bed over the cab." One of the employees
at Larnperts the local lumber store in Eagle
River had even made her sorne customized
braces to hold the cargo bar in place where
she had piled boxes of books on the bed
above the cab.
With a AAA TripTik in hand, she and her
two cats headed south through Wisconsin,
Illinois, a sliver of Kentucky, Tennessee,
Georgia, and most of the way down into
Florida. "I gave myself plenty of time to get
there in time for helping with the Guadalupe
STAR Program." She stayed in campgrounds
along the way but cooked most of her meals
and stopped primarily for filling up with die-
sel fuel. It was at these stops that she met
folks from the local cornrnunities and had
a few chuckles with thern. At one station,
she found she could purnp $20 worth of gas
without being asked to pay, only to find out
that the previous customer had paid for it,
forgotten to purnp it, and driven away. Along
the way, she was surprised by sorne of the
burner stickers with humorous messages,
until she rernernbered one she had seen
in her own small Northwoods cornrnunity
which read, "If it's called tourist season...
Why can't we shoot thern?"
The highlight of her trip was the time she
spent in the Irnrnokalee cornrnunity, meeting
and working with the Guadalupe STAR Pro-
grarn K-2 teachers and staff at the Highlands
and Pineerest Elementary Schools. Ms. Nich-
all had visited the previous February to meet
Vera Martens and Vellna Flores, the School
Age Program Coordinators; so her plan to
support the programs was in place when
she arrived. She was particularly impressed


by the "Passport to Peace" focus, the teach-
ers integrated into their curriculum, which
taught the core values of confidence, ern-
pathy, cooperation, tolerance, honesty, and
a
respect. The teachers and aides provided
suchawarrn and caring learning cornrnunity
for these children. These kinds of programs
are invaluable to stern the loss of progress
that happens over the surnrner, when kids
aren't practicing what they've learned dur-
ing the regular school year." The books and
garner Ms. Nicholl brought down were well
received and the teachers were delighted to
have the extra resources. She was thrilled to
introduce sorne of the children to the "Fly
Guy" book series written by Ted Arnold
whose alrna mater just happened to be the
University of Florida.
She also donated books to the RCMA
Charter School and learned about the tre-
inendous support they provide in this corn-
Inunity. "I carne away with the impression
that there are no holidays in this school,
they're always providing support to the farn-
ilies whose parents work long hours includ-
ing holidays."
She'll fondly reinernber Irnrnokalee as a
place on the path toward a 21st century fu-
ture. She sees part of that future in place al-
ready, with dedicated people and supportive
opportunities in education and growth for
both children and adults.


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Special to the Immokalee Bullein/Jane Nicholl
Retired teacher, Jane Nicholl just
didn't know what to do with all those
books she'd collected until she decid-
ed to share them with school children
in states across the country. She made
her last stop in Immokalee.


The Irnrnokalee Technical Center
(iTECH) is pleased to announce that the
storefronts at iTECH are now open for
business! All storefronts are located on the
iTECH campus at 508 North 9th Street, in
Irnrnokalee.
Stop by the iTown Coffee Company
and pick a beverage from the huge selec-
tion of specialty hot drinks. Or enjoy one
of the seven varieties of smoothies. Menu
iterns also feature frappuccinos, espres-
sos, srnoothie crearnsicles, cold drinks,


and more. Hours are 6:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday thru Friday. Ifyou're hungry, make
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of sandwiches, pizza, soups and salads will
tempt your taste buds. Cafe hours are 9:30
a.In. to 1:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The
iSalon, Autotech, and Little Indians Pre-
school are also open and ready for your
business. Drop in and see iTECH training
in action!
To learn more, please contact iTECH at
239-377-9900.


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The Soccer Pit Cobras are back for fall season


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Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Manny Touron
Not a bad crowd for Sunday's game. The Cobras U15s defeated Suncoast Spar-
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The Club has been busy getting the teams
ready to compete this fall. This year The Co-
bras will have 5 teams competing in two
leagues. Ul2s, Ul4s, U15s, and Ul7s will be
competing in the USA League which com-
petes in the western part of the state from
Port Charlotte all the way up to Tampa. The
CobrasU15 and Cobras Ul7s already started
league play. The 15s coached by Alex and
Minnie Hernandez are still undefeated with
a record of 2 wins and one tie. The Ul7s
are coached by Martin Garza and Manny
Touron and they have a win and a tie. The
other two clubs playing in the USA league
are the CobrasUl2s and CobrasUl4s. The
12s are coached by Ezequiel Moya and Hec-
tor Ramirez, while the 14s are coached by
Bulmaro Hernandez and Eric Leon. These
two clubs will not start league play until the


end of October and will end in February. Our
U10s will be coached by Aniceto Hernandez
and will play in the Southwest Florida league
starting at the end of September.
TheclubincollaborationwithTheCollier
County Parks and Rec. will also have an in-
house league for players 5 through 10 years
of age. This program will not start until the
end of October. If there's anyone interested
in coaching an in-house team please let us
know at registration time. Registration will
take place in a couple of weeks. Time and
place will be announced in the Immokalee
Bulletin and at the schools.
Sponsorship
The Soccer Pit Cobras would like to thank
Roma in Havana's Restaurant for being one
of the local sponsors.


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) will host a free
hunter safety course Sept. 8, 9, 11 and 19, in
Collier County.
Students will learn about hunting laws,
safe gun handling and wildlife identification,
among other topics, before taking the final
test. The course also includes live-firing in-
struction on a shooting range.
The first three classes will be at Golden
Gate Fire Station No. 71, 100 13th St. SW
(south of Collier County Estates Library
Branch). On Sept. 8 and 9, instruction will


take place 5:30-9:30 p.m. On Sept. 11, it will
be 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Sept. 19 session will
be 8 a.m.-noon at BSA Camp Miles, 38751
Bermont Road, Punta Gorda. Instructors will
provide driving directions during the earlier
sessions. Attendance on all four days is re-
quired for certification.
Space is limited, and reservations are
required by going to MyFWC.com/Hunter-
Safety or by calling 561-625-5122. A state-
wide schedule of hunter safety classes also
is available at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety.


This is the second time that personnel
from the Major League Soccer team The
Chicago Fire visit the Cobras in Immoka-
lee. Two weeks ago first team Assistant
Coach Larry Sunderland, club coach and
administrator Mark Prizant, and club coach
Josh Ness visited the boys and ran a soc-
cer clinic for the participants. Although the
clinic had to be cut short due to the weath-
er, the boys met with the coaches in the
clubhouse. Coach Sunderland talked to the
players about the commitment they need
to have to make themselves good players
and have success at the club level. He talk-
ed about the physical and mental prepara-
tion that professional players have to have
in order to succeed at the top level. It was


a great motivational session that we hope
our players take to heart as they continue
their club schedule. The coaches brought
Chicago Fire t-shirts and back packs for all
the players in attendance. They have also
sent us a wall clock, flag, poster, and sign
all with the Chicago Fire logo for our club-
house.
We hope to have more visits from their
coaching staff after their season is done.
The Fire is currently in fifth place of the
Eastern Conference with a record of 6
wins, 7 loses, and 6 ties.
The club really appreciates coach Sun-
derland's visit while he is still fulfilling his
coaching responsibilities with the first
team.


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Here come the Indians!
Immokalee's Indians showed what they're made of once again at the Aug.
27, Kick Off Classic stomping the neighboring LaBelle Cowboys 34-6. Lots
of motivation going on along the sidelines with coaches and players alike.
Immokalee fans are looking forward to another fine year. This week new
Coach Jarrod Ackley will lead his young team against Barron Collier, which
is rebounding off a stinging 23-2 loss to South Fort Myers. Fans can catch
their team at home Friday night, game time 7:30 p.m.


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