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Partnerships loom large for I Hope Irr


Vol. 43 No. 37


By Rick Heers
Special
to the
Immokalee
Bulletin
The State ,
of Florida no- ,
tified agen- -.
cies through- "
out the state
that it was
accepting
compete 1 Rick Heers
tive bids for
agencies who would be willing
to use funding to retrofit homes
in their communities to make
them stronger to withstand future
storms. Over $2 million was avail-
able. Each agency needed to pro-


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See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.


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vide at least a 25 percent match in
either donations or in-kind services/
equipment. Many universities, cit-
ies, counties and a few non-profits
were among those who submitted
applications.
I HOPE was one of the fortunate
agencies to receive confirmation of
their grant being awarded, due in
part to its partnership with Home
Depot. I HOPE was awarded
$47,176.00 to provide aluminum
hurricane shutters to the homes
of 30 very low/low income house-
holds in Immokalee. Home Depot
has already donated the aluminum
shutters, and volunteers will as-
sist I HOPE in the project thereby
giving us 45 percent of our cost
of the project covered by donated
services.


While first option will be given
to client families who have al-
ready been income-qualified, and
whose homes I HOPE has already
done repairs on, the staff believes
that there will be sufficient award
money to provide for additional
families who currently do not have
approved shutters. Notification will
be provided later for families to call
I HOPE and arrange to fill out the
necessary paperwork to see if they
qualify.
Another advantage to having
these shutters, besides the obvi-
ous protection from dangerous
storms, is that most homeowner
insurance agencies will provide
an annual discount on their policy
See I HOPE Page 2


volunteers participated in one of
the most unique 5K runs in the his-
tory of Collier County.
The goal of the race was to il-
lustrate to the residents of Col-
lier and Lee Counties the poverty
that exists in their backyard and,
wthh ha prgasngh Gund lpm
Center provides to further our mis-
sion to break the cycle of poverty
through education. Thrg pahe
were able to view much of what
Immokalee has to offer. Some of
the sights along the run included
Immokalee's Technical program
(ITECH), Immokalee High School,
Guadalupe Center's soup kitchen,
traditional Immokalee homes, our
authentic cultural restaurants, and
much more.
See RUN Pagfe 8


Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Adam Herrera
Boys Prep of the Week: Sophomore QB Tshumbi Johnson,
scored two touchdowns lift Immokalee past Gulf Coast.


Indians take second


W1H Of the season


Courtesy photo/Guadalupe Center
Runner, Anastacia Moreno
was one of the big winners at
thheed5KtRunufundraiser event
held~~~Y ls audy
This past Saturday, runners took
to the streets of Immokalee to ex-
perience the 1 st Annual Guadalupe
Gallop: SK Race for Education. A
total of 135 runners and over 60


By Moises Diaz
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin
With 6.5 seconds left in the
game and the Gulf Coast Sharks
threatening to score from the Indi-
an thirty-three yard line, Immoka-
lee was alive. Indians fans in the
stands were on their feet, the
Immokalee Marching band playing


war chant, and the Indian players
themselves, had all the confidence
in the world.
This isn't the 2004 Class 2A
State Champion Indians, nor the
2006 undefeated Indians, but the
2010 Indians.
Although the Sharks got off
See IHS Pagfe 8


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Lawrence Center promotes


IleW cliliclR Supervisor


September 30, 2010


David Lawrence Center is pleased
to announce the Carolyn Rambosk, the
Program Coordinator for the Center's af-
filiate, Employee Assistance Services, has
been promoted to Clinical Supervisor of
the Immokalee Satellite Services office.
The Immokalee Satellite Services office
provides a variety of mental health and
substance abuse outpatient and com-
munity based programs for children and
adults. In addition to her supervisory role
in Immokalee, she will continue to mange
the Center's Employee Assistance Program
providing local businesses with confiden-
tial employee counseling and early identi-
fication of personal issues that may be af-


fecting employees' job performance.
Rambosk is a Licensed Mental Health
Counselor. She earned her bachelor's de-
gree in psychology and criminal justice and
her master's degree in counseling from the
University of South Florida.
Prior to joining Employee Assistance
Services in 2009, Rambosk was in private
practice at Naples Counseling Associates
where she provided individual and couples
counseling. In addition, she previously pro-
vided individual and crisis counseling at the
Shelter for Abused Women and Children.
Rambosk is a member of the American
Counseling Association and the Medical
Reserve Corps.


S trenIln sl
David Lawrence Center, Collier County's
only not-for-profit community mental health
center, will honor National Depression
Screening Day, held annually in October on
the Thursday of Mental Illness Awareness
Week, by offering free depression screen-
ings. On Oct. 7, between 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
individuals can come to the Center's main
campus off of Golden Gate Parkway located
at 6075 Bathey Lane, Building C, and receive
a free depression screening and, if neces-
sary, learn how to access help, counseling
and treatment.
Screenings are free and completely con-


A paper published in the journal "Sci-
ence" on Friday focuses on the long-term
efforts of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) and partner
agencies to improve the health of the Flor-
ida panther population. Through a process
called genetic restoration, scientists have
helped increase the population of 20 to 30
animals in the early 1990s to the current
population of at least 100.
Genetic restoration involves adding new
genetic material into a small, isolated popu-
lation that has suffered the ill effects of in-
breeding. Before genetic restoration, many
panthers were diagnosed with heart prob-
lems, fertility issues, and low levels of genet-
ic variation. To address these problems, sci-
entists introduced eight female pumas from
Texas to breed within the dwindling Florida
panther population in 1995.
inthhs prpoj et hes plyetdhanhem or annt n
of the panther population in Florida. How-
ever, other factors, such as land preserva-
tion, wildlife underpasses and cooperative
agreements between private landowners
and non-governmental organizations also


contributed to the population increase and
will continue to play an important role in the
recovery of panthers.
Genetic restoration of the Florida panther
has been a multi-agency effort involving the
FWC, the National Cancer Institute, the Na-
tional Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service and many non-governmental organi-
zations. These agencies worked with world-
renowned experts in conservation genetics
and the management of large carnivores to
produce the Plan for Genetic Restoration in
1994.
Funding for panther research and man-
agement conducted by the FWC comes ex-
clusively from fees collected when Florida
residents purchase "Protect the Florida pan-
ther" specialty license plates. People wishing
to replace a license plate with one of these
tags can do so at any tax collector's office.
To explore other ways to protect the Flor-
ida panther, go to MyFWC.com/GetInvolved
and check out the gift ideas. To find out
more about the Florida panther, visit: www.
floridapanthernet.org.


Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Rick Heers

Inlages of Hope
Jeffrey and Tish Erickson are seated in front during the recent Images of
Hope display held in Naples. Mr. Erickson is a board member of CFCC and
an Investment Principal for investment firm, Lowry Hill. They are flanked by
CFCC Prsident and CEO, Mary George on the right and Barbara Mainster,
Chair of RCMA.


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to be offer ed

fidential. The screening is an opportunity to
learn more about anxiety and mood disor-
ders, complete a brief screening question-
naire and speak one-on-one with a mental
health professional. If appropriate, individu-
als may be referred for a complete evalua-
tion.
For more information about the David
LawrenceCenter's National Depression
Screening Day offer, call 239-455-8500. So
that you may be routed appropriately, be
sure to mention the Depression Screening
Day offer when calling or visiting the Center
on Oct. 7.


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Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 91.
Northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
Thursday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low
around 73. North wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

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wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
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70. North wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
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Commumity News in Brief


September 30, 2010


Immokalee Bulletin


by Patty Brant
Immokalee Bulletin
IWSD Director Eva Deyo is smiling these
days. After five years of work and planning,
the construction of an $8 million addition to
Immokalee's waste water treatment plant is
finally going out for bids. The addition will
take the plant's 2.5 million gallon per day
(mgd) capacity up to 4 million gpd.
The project will use a USDA grant stim-
chusmoe -el codnstrc th new plant,
Most of ISWD's lines are gravity fed.
There will only be one forced main in the
new construction, which will serve Arrow-
head. Residents there will be assessed for
that cost.
Plans include a new administrative build-
ing and another headworks, which is where
everything comes into the facility. The exist-
ing plant will stay online as part of the entire
process. The two may either be operated
indiv dually or simultaneously, according to

The current plant was built in 1982, when
the special district was created. Ms. Deyo
said all sewer lines came on line at the same
time, in 1982.
The project is using government money,
so part of the USDA grant requirements are
that the project must "Buy American" ev-


erything possible must be certified made in
the USA.
The overall plan also includes a reuse sys-
tem which will put grey water to better use.
Greywater comes from activities like laundry,
dish washing and bathing. It can be recycled
for purposes like irrigation. Currently the fa-
cility has only one sprayfield a local farmer
has some cows on. Ms. Deyo said they hope
to treat the effluent to a higher standard for
IriAartioer aspect of the overall plan is to
enlarge all the facility's 30-year-old lines.

4 Rief p RntS
Immokalee has three waste treatment
plants with a total capacity of 5.6 million GPD
(Gallons Per Day): one on Carson Road, one
on Sanitary Road and one at the airport.
IWSD has a total of 6,000 water and
waste water ckonnec ins.Pln ssacasc

chlorine, ammonia, fluoride and polyphate
disinfecting and filtering system that meets
all EPA standards, Ms. Deyo said.
Immokalee's water is supplied by wells
200-400 feet deep mainly into the mainly
Lower Tamiami and Sandstone Aquifers.


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New waste water


plant to ~o out for bid


B011 Water Hotice lifted
Customers of the IMMOKALEE WATER
& SEWER DISTRICT drinking water system
were notified to boil their water until further
notice, due to construction on the water line
related to the Florida Specialties building ex-
pansion on Main Street. The notice was for
the area on 13th Street. Issuing a temporary
boil water notice is the way that we insure
the safety of the water to our customers. The
results from water samples taken are clear,
and it is no longer necessary to boil your wa-
ter. Please call 658-3630 with any questions.

Nominations open
for Men of Distinction
For the past nine years, The Education
Foundation has taken the opportunity to rec-
ognize men who have gotten involved with
the Collier County community, especially in
support of the success of our community's
children. It's time again to add to that dis-
tinguished list. We are seeking nominations
for the 10th Annual Men of Distinction Cel-
ebration. Nominations may be submitted
online through Oct 31st, visit www.Educa-
tionForCollier.org. For more information,
visit our website or call 239-643-4755. And
save the date! On Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011
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Students First


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Immokalee Bulletin


September 30, 2010


That's a lot of lunch!
By Joe Landon

Whit e ::Dma sa tht e's no such
thing as a free lunch, "they" apparently
don't know about what happens here in
Collier County in the summertime. This
June, July, and August, there were 171,701
free lunches served to our youth, 18 and
younger, thanks to the Kid's Cafeteria Sum-
mer Food Service Program (similar to the
National School Lunch Program). The 42
feeding sights, spread across the county,
were busy during the early morning hours
too, with 128,785 free breakfasts being
served as well. This is all thanks to a great
community collaboration involving Collier
County Public Schools, the Collier Coun-
ty Parks & Recreation Department, the
Hunger & Homeless Coalition, and Kids
Against Hunger. Jim Thomas, from Parks
& Rec, made it all happen as the program's
administrator. Kudos to Jim! Now, this was
the second summer of success for the Kid's
Cafeteria, suggested in the Spring of 2009
when one of our principals told Superin-
tendent Dennis L. Thompson that students
were coming to school hungry on Monday
morning-suggesting that they weren't eat-
ing very well at home over the weekend.
Dr. Thompson helped bring the players to
the table and the rest is history. Looking
at the numbers for this past summer and
the summer of 2009 combined, an aston-
ishing 335,280 free lunches were served


4rict School ith 25 203along
4b / breakfasts. And

'~- an tdta school break-
fast is free for the
o 1 /asking, each and
Collier CouO9 every school day,
all year long. In a
school district like ours, with an economi-
cally needy percentage of 58% of our stu-
dent population (students qualifying for
free or reduced-price lunch), student needs
are being met not only in our classrooms,
but just as importantly, in our cafeterias,
including in the Kid's Cafeterias over the
summer. If this isn't a model program for
other communities to look at already, it
probably should be.
Speaking of food and eating, the week
of Oct. 11, will be celebrated as National
School Lunch Week here in Collier County
and elsewhere. This past school year, the
school district's nutrition services depart-
ment served 4.5 million student lunches
including 4.3 million portions of fruits and
vegetables. And Collier students enjoyed
5.8 million calcium-rich servings of milk
last year. The School Lunch Week theme
this year -School Lunch, What's on Your
Tray? The idea is to help students learn that
eating a healthy, nutritious school lunch
will help them get the most out of their
action-packed school day.


Edison State College Collier Campus
celebrated the start of two new buildings
by planting a tree for each during a ground-
breaking ceremony on Sept. 28. The two
new buildings are: the Allen & Marla Weiss
Health Sciences Hall and the Student Ser-
vices Building.
These buildings mark a significant new
expansion for our campus," said Dr. Jeffery
Allbritten, Edison State College Collier Cam-
pus President.
"We are continually committed to en-
hancing educational opportunities for our
students. In following our dedication to
environmentally friendly practices, both
buildings will be LEED certified. We hope to
have both buildings completed in the Fall of
2011."
The Allen & Marla Weiss Health Sciences
Hall, named after Dr. Allen Weiss, MD, the
CEO and President of Naples Community
Hospital, and his wife, Dr. Marla Weiss, PhD,
will feature nursing and related labs, along
with classroom and administrative space
on the ground floor. On the second floor,
there will be chemistry and biology labs, as
well as classroom and administrative space,
along with an exterior patio area.


The Student Services Building will include
registration, counseling, testing, cashier and
bookstore on the ground floor. On the sec-
ond floor there will be administrative offices
and a community room. A new green space
will also provide an outdoor area for cam-
pus activities.
"Both of these buildings will comple-
ment and expand our campus," added Dr.
Allbritten.
Currently, Edison State College Collier
Campus has over 4,000 students enrolled.
Edison State College offers baccalaureate
degrees, associate degrees, professional cer-
tifications, dual enrollment for high school
students, and continuing education classes.
The Edison State College Collier Campus,
7007 Lely Cultural Parkway, is located off
Collier Boulevard, three miles north of Ta-
miami Trail East.
Celebrating nearly 50 years of excellence,
Edison State College is Southwest Florida's
largest, most established, accessible and af-
fordable institution of higher education. Edi-
son State serves more than 20,000 students
yearly in five counties and through the Edi-
son Online virtual campus. For more infor-
mation visit www.edison.edu.


Courtesy photo/Edison State College
An artist rendering of the new Student Services Building planned for the Edison
State College expansion project is just one of two buildings including a Health
and Sciences classroom building.



Early dismissal day set
The second of seven School District of notice will allow for after-school child care


Collier County early dismissal days is set for
Wednesday, Oct. 6. The early dismissal time
for elementary, middle, and high school
students is three hours earlier than the dis-
missal time on other days.
The early release day is for the purpose
of school improvement inservice for all staff,
especially as they work in designing chal-
lenging and engaging lessons for our stu-
dents. The district hopes that this advance


arrangements to be made.
The five remaining scheduled early dis-
missal days for the 2010-2011 school year
are Dec. 9, Feb. 9, March 8, May 19, and June
9 -the very last day of the school year. To
view the entire 2010-2011 school calendar,
go to the home page of the district Web site
(www.collierschools.com) and look under
"Calendars" on the "Quick Links" menu on
the far left side of the page.


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Rotar to host fundraiser
The Rotary Club of Immokalee is sell-
ing pulled pork dinners to raise money
for local projects, on Friday, Oct. 15. The
plates will sell for $7.50 and tickets are
available from all Immokalee Rotarians.
Dinners can be picked up from 4-7 p.m.
at the First United Methodist Church of
Immokalee in the Fellowship Hall locat-
ed at 900 Roberts Avenue. You can pick
up the plates or eat them there. Other
timtems will be available for purchase.
Proceeds of the fundraiser will help sup-
port Rotary Scholarships. Please contact
Gary Ferrante 239-229-5085 or Sinclair
Williams 239-249-9970 for more informa-
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The Florida Specialty Crop
FOundation raised $28,495
for Redlands Christian Mi-
grant Association
The fundraising occurred at the annual
convention in Naples of the Florida Fruit &
Vegetable Association, a Maitland-based
trade organization and the leading voice of
agriculture in Florida. The FFVA sponsors
and manages the Specialty Crop Foundation
in support of research and education.
Immokalee-based RCMA operates child-
care centers for the rural poor in 21 Florida
counties. In doing so, it provides quality pre-
school education for the children of thou-
sands of farmworkers, with the added ben-
efit of imparting stability to the work force
serving many of FFVA's members.
The Specialty Crop Foundation staged a


silent auction Sept. 21 at the FFVA conven-
tion. Spiced with a generous array of Florida
Gator football memorabilia, the auction gen-
erated $15,495. In addition, FFVA's grower/
members made $13,000 in "Above and Be-
yond" side contributions to the Foundation,
and thus, to RCMA.
"What a wonderful benefit!" said Barbara
Mainster, RCMA's executive director. "These
are some of our oldest, dearest friends."
The money has particular value to RCMA
because the nonprofit group receives up to
$13 million annually from a state school-
readiness contract requiring matching funds
on a 1:16 ratio. Thus, the FFVA's $28,495
qualified RCMA to receive $455,920 from the
state.
This was the 12th year in which the Foun-
dation held a benefit auction at the FFVA
convention. The auction and the Above and
Beyond collection have generated more
than $400,000 for various charities.


Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Rick Heers
Barb Cacchione, Center, honors present Chair of I HOPE to her right, and long-
term former treasurer and charter member of I HOPE, Nancy Frees to her left.



Community Foundation


honors local vo unteers


In a fitting tribute to the many volunteers
who provide countless hours of support to
the many nonprofit programs in Immoka-
lee, the Community Foundation of Collier
County used a two--pronged effort to make
another positive impact on the Immokalee
community recently. Scores of individuals
representing hundreds of volunteers, and
leaders and staff of Immokalee nonprofits
joined together for a festive lunch at the
iTECH Center celebrating the permanent
"home" of the intriguing, poignant view of
life in Immokalee, in a lengthy photograph-
ic display done by world-renown profes-
sional photographer, Brynn Bruijn.
While a preliminary showing of the Im-
ages of Hope was on display at the Naples
Philharmonic and seen by thousands of
visitors, a permanent site was sought. Af-
ter many months, and through the added
investment of Jeffrey Erickson, Principal of
Lowry Hill Private Asset Management and
board member of the Community Founda-
tion of Collier County, a permanent home
was found and established at the iTECH
Center in Immokalee, one of the most
modern, well equipped vocational facilities
in the state of Flonida-a part of the Collier
County Public Schools. Located across the
street from both Immokalee High School
and Immokalee Middle School, the iTECH
Center is the ideal place where thousands
of local students will pass through the
halls, view the many wonderful photo-
graphic master pieces and be reminded of
their rich past and their even richer future
as they pursue an ongoing educational
program that prepares them for scores of
training opportunities.
A special delight this day was to see
iTECH student Andy Delarosa being pre-
sented with a huge, framed picture from a
few years back when he is clearly seen rid-
ing an early morning migrant bus to work
in the fields. He is now enjoying the train-


ing that will prepare him for full time work
in the Culinary Arts.
Mary George, president and CEO of the
Community Foundation of Collier County,
and Barbara Cacchione, director of the
Immokalee Initiative of CFCC have contrib-
uted profoundly beneficial leadership as
CFCC consistently looks for new ways to
expand the capacity of all of the nonprofits
in Immokalee. Honoring their volunteers
with this special ceremony and luncheon
was a fitting conclusion to the work of
Images of Hope which was underwrit-
ten under the auspices of CFCC. Copies
of the wonderful book, Images of Hope
are available locally at the Eastern Collier
County Chamber of Commerce office on
Main Street in Immokalee.


Special to the Immok~alee tBulletin/HicK Heers
Host, iTECH Principal Dorin Oxender
introduces Andy Delarosa as Claudia
Polzin, Director of Donor Services and
Barb Cacchion present him with a pic-
ture taken during his past life as a field
worker.


Red Ribbon Parade Week planned
The Shelter will participate in the Seminole Tribe's Red Ribbon Parade, and have an
informational booth, as part of their Red Ribbon Week a drug prevention campaign
taking place in Immokalee on Monday, October 18, at 3:30 p.m. at the Seminole Tribe of
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One of the greatest areas of need in the
aftermath of Hurricane Wilma was faulty
communications with the outside world.
With all the severe damage due to high
winds, neither the Collier County Sheriff's
Office nor the EOC out of Naples had a way
to be able to communicate to and within
'.hoelIomn ale ara b eTni hallg shou d
ple in Immokalee will attend training class-
eshto be ome HAM radio oper ors.UP stte
Methodist Church, here in Immokalee has
been involved with HAM for a number of
years. After Hurricane Andrew in 1992, and
the many storms that ravaged Florida dur-
ing 2004 and 2005, the amateur radio op-
erators p formed a great service to rural
communities that needed to get in touch
with the outside world.


Any local individuals who would like
to be trained in HAM radio are invited to
attend a series of FREE classes that Pas-
tor Thom will conduct at the First United
Methodist Church on the corner of Roberts
and North Ninth Street on Monday eve-
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your own copy of the HAM manual which
will be ordered for you. At the first meeting
it may be decided to meet on a different
day of the week. We would ask that you
call Pastor Thom at FUMC at 239-657-2841,
or email him at pastorthomeaol.com to
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the scientific and medical merit of the Col-
lier County Biomedical Village--Jackson
Laboratory at its recent monthly meeting.
The vote was based on a white paper for-
mulated by the Society's medical enterprise
committee that is headed by
Stephen G. Schwartz, M.D. The Society's
endorsement follows similar action by the
Florida Medical Association last month.
"The CCMS clearly recognizes that per-
sonalized medicine is the future of focused
health care delivery," commented Talano,
"and that the Laboratory's presence in Col-
lier County will improve area physicians'
knowledge and understanding of disease
and its effects on our patients. Recruiting
for physicians will be enhanced, and the
partnership with USF Health will yield many
medical benefits for Collier citizens." Talano
said that the white paper had limited its dis-


cussion to the medical and scientific merits
of the plan, and had not taken a position on
potential financing of the project.
Talano, together with CCMS Immediate
Past President Dr. Joseph Gauta, secured
the endorsement of the Society for the JAX
project at its recent annual meeting. "Diver-
sification of Florida's medical economy is
a priority," added Gauta. "And The Jackson
Laboratory's emerging partnership with the
University of South Florida and USF Health
will be especially important to our area."
"The Jackson Laboratory will bring an
innovative approach to medicine in Florida,
helping the state attract nationally renowned
researchers and members of the medical
community," said Florida Medical Associa-
tion President Madelyn E. Butler, M.D. "JAX
will enhance current efforts to diagnose and
treat diseases based on a patient's unique
genetic makeup. By selecting Florida as a
site for expansion, JAX will also generate
new high-wage jobs while strengthening the
state's economy."


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ball is back because the spirit is back. The
community is waiting and they sense it com-
ing."
"This is a year to grow, to take the punch
to the chin and build a bully like Immokalee
used to have." Anthony said.
Gulf Coast QB Darby McCormick threw
a floater into the end zone with 6.5 seconds
to go. Senior DB Jackinson Marcellus tipped
the ball in the air and QB Tshumbi Johnson,
who was playing safety for the final play,
came down with the interception to end the
game.
"There in the 4th quarter they really
showed that they wanted to win the game
and completed that last drive, it was a big
drive, and a big win for the program," said
first year head coach Jerrod Ackley.
This Friday night the Indians face Golden
Gate High School. The Titans (3-1) are com-
ing off a disappointing lost to Lely High and
look to regroup in a home game against the
Indians. Immokalee on the other hand is
looking to add their third win of the season
when they travel to Golden Gate High for
this Friday's game. Kickoff is scheduled at
7:30 p.m. Let's fill up the visiting stands and
show the Titans that Immokalee is ready.


Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Adam Herrera
With the fan support in the stands, and the Immokalee Marching band playing
war chant, and the Indians players themselves, the team had all the confidence
in the world to take over the field and beat Gulf Coast 22-17 at last Friday's
game. wwThe Indian defense stood tall, Gulf Coast QB threw a floater into the
end zone with 6.5 seconds to go. Tshumbi Johnson, who was playing safety for
the final play, came down with the interception to end the game.



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Runners begin the 5K Challenge Race
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to an early 10 to 0 lead over the Indians,
Immokalee's physical condition proved to
be too much for Gulf Coast. With a strong
4th quarter led by sophomore QB Tshumbi
Johnson, the Indians were able to score two
touchdowns to give the Sharks their second
straight lost.
The first 4th quarter score came with 8:30
left on the clock on a quarter back keeper by
Tshumbi Johnson. Johnson took the ball in
on 2nd and goal, after a long 72 yard 10 play
drive, from a yard out. This touchdown cut
the lead to just three points, 17-14.
The Indian defense stood tall as they
forced Gulf Coast to punt on their following
possession. Immokalee traveled 70 yards on
17 plays to score the winning touchdown
with 28.8 seconds to go in the game. QB
Tshumbi Johnson scrambled 16 yards on a
2nd and goal to give the Indians the lead. On
the following extra point attempt, Johnson
picked up a bad snap and made his way
through a host of sharks to add an extra two
points giving the Indians a 22 to 17 lead.
Assistant Coach Rodelin Anthony, "Any
high school football team that can win with
one minute left on the clock shows great
maturity and promise." Anthony added, "I
think that you can say that Immokalee foot-


RUN
Continued From Pagfe 1

Runners Matt Reedy and Anastacia More-
no claimed the prize for Overall Male and Fe-
male respectively. They both won two hours
of private golf instruction with a PGA golf pro
and two hours of private tennis lessons with
a PBI Tennis Pro courtesy of Naples Grande
Beach Resort. Overall Master winners Kurt
Shearer and Terry Guadi both took home a
$100 gift certificate to the Seminole Casino in
Immokalee. Awards also went out to all win-
ners, three deep, in several age categories,
and all participants took home a t-shirt and
a Guadalupe Center grocery tote stocked full
of goodies from our sponsors.
Major sponsors of the race include the
Seminole Casino of Immokalee, Naples
Daily News, Naples Grande Beach Resort,
Kohl's, LCEC, Fiesta Tents, and Lott & Gaylor
Insurance. Special thanks to the Gulf Coast
Runners Club, Immokalee Sheriff's Office,
and the students from Florida Gulf Coast
University for your volunteerism and much-
needed support. Proceeds from the event
will benefit the educational programs of
the Guadalupe Center which include Early
Childhood Education, After-school Tutoring
& Summer Enrichment and Tutor Corps.
The Guadalupe Center of Immokalee is a
non-profit organization focused on helping
impoverished families in Collier County. The
mission of the Guadalupe Center is to break
the cycle of poverty by providing education-
al, social, and other support programs and
resources to those in need. To find out more
about the Guadalupe Center or to support
the educational programs of the Center, mail
checks payable to Guadalupe Center at 509
Hope Circle, Immokalee, FL 34142 or call


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