Immokalee bulletin
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Title: Immokalee bulletin
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Publication Date: 10-13-2011
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Thursday, October 13, 2011 V ol. 44 No. 39 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Inside...Fundraiser for local veteran ... Page 3 LEASE A NEW 2011 F150 XLT SUPER CAB FOR ONLY $299 PER MONTH.*36 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $3196 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes first month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction.*Stock # 11T254. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $1000 Bonus Customer Cash. See dealer for details. Image is for illustration only. Offer ends 10/31/11 By Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin The Guadalupe Center is about as much a part of the fabric of Immokalee as any group will nd. Just last week the Guadalupe Center received a $50,000 grant from Sun Life Financial and the Miami Dolphin Foundation and Immokalee High School senior Mariela Vega was surprised with a $5,000 scholarship, the result of a nomination by the Guadalupe Center staff. One of Mariela's community activities is serving with the center's Tutor Corps, working after school to help build a strong educational foundation for young children. The center began as a soup Guadalupe Center continues to focus on children and families Community Blood DriveCome and give the best of you! Donate blood at the Immokalee First Baptist Church, 1411 Lake Trafford Road on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 657-2694 for more information.See CENTER — Page 2 Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Adam HerreraImmokalee High School 2011-12 Homecoming King and Queen were named at last Friday’s big game. Jean Deceus and Alexia Sanchez enjoyed the spotlight reigning over this year’s win over Lely, 56-13. More Homecoming photos on page 8.. By Adam HerreraSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin Sophomore D'Ernest Johnson ran for 161 yards on 13 carries and scored on a 16-yard touchdown run. The Indians made a statement in the district by using their speed. Tshumbi Johnson rushed for 96 yards, including a 66-yard TD burst early in the game. He also passed for 192 yards and three touchdowns to three different receivers: J.C. Jackson, Jummy Victorin and Xavier Richardson. Indians celebrate big Homecoming win, 56-13 I m m o k a l e e H i g h S c h o o l Immokalee High School H o m e c o m i n g K i n g a n d Q u e e n Homecoming King and Queen 2 0 1 1 1 2 2011-12 Mintzy Berry-LeeSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues. To the community of Immokalee, whom I call "My family," it is with heartfelt gladness that I give thanks for every act of kindness and to those of you that attended the gospel concert held Sunday, Oct. 2, at the House of Prayer, Immokalee. Featuring myself, Mintzy Berry-Lee, world renowned gospel singer, it was totally an awesome afternoon. The joy that lled the room uplifted everyone's spirit as the songs of joy and life were harmonized. We trust that everyone enjoyed Local crowd moved by gospel music concert Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Mintzy Berry LeeGospel music drew locals to gather during a recent concert. See GOSPEL — Page 2 Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantSierra Martinez. left, builds a frog house as Arianna Pattino enjoy a game. Both girls are four years old.


2 Immokalee Bulletin October 13, 2011Serving Immokalee Since 1969To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518€ LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. Phone: (239) 657-6000 € Fax: (863) 675-1449 Website:www.newszap.com/immokaleeTo Submit NewsThe Immokalee Bulletin welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (239) 657-6000 to reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following Thursdays publication. E-Mail: ibnews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone:(239) 657-6000 The deadline for all advertising is 4 p.m. on Friday for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classified AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 or to place it from home go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit newszap.com or email readerservices@newszap.com.StaffNews Editor: Patty Brant Community News Editor: Dee Hamilton Advertising Services Coordinator: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara CalfeePublisher: Tom ByrdExecutive Editor: Katrina ElskenOur PurposeƒThe Immokalee Bulletin is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ€To operate this newspaper as a public trust €To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. €To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. €To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. €To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. €To disclose our own conflicts of interest or potential conflicts to our readers. €To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. €To provide a right to reply to those we write about. €To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. P P u b l i s h e d b y kitchen in 1982 and the facility continues to meet the immediate nutritional needs of the poor, as well as providing clothing and a shower room. The Early Childhood Center came shortly after the soup kitchen, in an effort to help poor children be successful at school. In 1996, the educational building at 702 Hope Circle opened. Today there are 250 children, from six w eeks through ve years of age, making education a central part of their lives from the very beginning, thanks to the Guadalupe Center staff and volunteers. The facility is comprised of two separate w ings with total of 18 classrooms one for the little ones and one for children ages three to ve. The little ones take part in Early Head Start for babies up to three years old. A major key to a continued love of learning is the involvement of parents, which is encouraged by staff. Meals are prepared in the cafeteria using healthy choices like ground turkey, sweet potato fries and more veggies. Good nutrition goes hand in hand with a good overall education. The three-tove-year olds eat in the cafeteria; the small ones in their rooms. Physical activity is a necessary component of good health and a good education so the kids have a terri c playground with lots of play area choices including tiny buildings like the community re department and post of ce, sandbox and slide. There’s even an edible garden where kids can help grow v egetables and herbs. Teacher Dionette Molina has been at the center for ten years. Previously she worked at RMCA. She said that kids learn through play in the garden area and also get ready for VPK. She added that the kids love circle time, book-based lessons and the library, where parents are also welcome to check out books with their student, a nice opportunity since the Immokalee Public Library is now closed on Saturdays. Kids also enjoy puppet shows at the library. The center even has a performing arts hall dedicated to cultivating a love of art in students and getting in touch with their own artistic abilities. Student paintings their own renderings of professional artists’ work line the walls. Professional pianist Amy Jensen comes in and acquaints students with a personal joy in music. An FGCU violinist comes in to work with ve-year-olds. President of the Guadalupe Center Barbara Oppenheim oversees all of the center’s activities from the soup kitchen to the education center. Her career in education administration began in New Jersey. She moved to Naples in 1997, but retirement wasn’t exactly what she wanted, so she and her husband opened a restaurant. Eventually, she found her way to the Guadalupe Center where her experience with food service and education were both valuable. Ms. Oppenheim feels much of the center’s success comes from its commitment to fostering family support. The Guadalupe Center’s 30th anniversary is coming up next year. Ms. Oppenheim explained that the center has evolved from the very important task of meeting people’s short term needs to a commitment to changing the future. The center has not abandoned its focus on the short term. The center continues to provide food for the hungry, as well as clothing and showers. At certain times of the year it provides special programs including the shoe project for school children, the community Thanksgiving at the Park and the Holiday gift shop. At the eduction center, the focus is trained on developing skill for the success of the future of the upcoming generation. When their students get to public school, Ms. Oppenheim proudly points out that they are always well prepared. She said their kindergartners consistently score an average of 180 on county screenings as opposed to an average of 160 for other students. Even most of their teachers continue their own educational experience, Ten have bachelor’s degrees The $50,000 Sun Life grant will go to pay salaries for the Tutor Corps students like Mariela Vega. “It’s important to keep kids in school,” Ms. Oppenheim said, and many have to work after school for the family. This program helps them do both. Staff hopes to expand the Tutor Corps. Currently, high schoolers, along with adult teachers, serve 250 K-3 graders at Pinecrest and Highlands Elementaries. They want to expand to the other elementaries as well. Lesson plans are developed in conjunction with their regular classroom teacher to optimize and reinforce each day’s lesson. Guadalupe Center also hopes to collaborate with other programs like RCMA and Immokalee Child Care Center to reach even more Immokalee families. The center is open from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and provides an eight-week summer program at Pinecrest and Highlands. CENTERContinued From Page 1 Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantThree-year-old Paiton Barnhardt gives a hand to teacher Dionette Molina in the edible garden at Guadalupe Learning Center. themselves as much as I did. Special thank y ou to the Overseer & Pastor of the House of Prayer, Dorothy Washington and her family w hom I hold very near to my heart, musicians, Ricky Williams, pianist and Tommy the Drummer of Miami, and members of the Immokalee Front Porch organization for their coordination and technical support. I look forward to the next concert. Until then, see you all “Down By the River.” GOSPELContinued From Page 1 Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Mintzy Berry Many from the Immokalee Front Porch organization enjoyed the Gospel Concert. The School District of Collier County’s Adult and Community Education now offers online registration – just in time for the “Fall 2” Session, which is set to begin the week of Oct. 31, through Nov. 3. Just visit www.collieradulted.com and click on the easy-tond link to the online registration site. A variety of art, computer, dance, foreign language and other courses are offered. Schedules are available at all public libraries, tax and driver license of ces, and on the web site. So if you want to learn how to invest your money wisely, carry on a conversation in a foreign language, or reel in a big sh the next time you’re out shing in the Gulf, then be sure to enroll in the new session of the Adult and Community Education program, as these topics are just a few examples o f classes offered. To learn more, please contact the Adult and Community Education of ce at 239-3771234. Adult and Community education offering online registration


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LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS 3 Immokalee Bulletin October 13, 2011 Immokalee Lions ClubThe Immokalee Lions Club would like to thank all the people that attended our 5 y ear Anniversary Dinner. Our guests were Dan and Lori Sams with their son from the Naples Nites Club, Lions Club International, Governor Dean Hess of District 35I, District V ice-Governor Bob Hilliard and his wife A my, Four guests also from Naples Nites, Jim Klug and Terrence also from Naples Nites, and Penny Phillipi from the CRA (Community Redevelopment Agency). We also would like to thank Martha Posada (who is a Lions Club Member) from the Habitat for Humanity Organization for letting us use their of ce for our celebratyion. Four members originally formed the Immokalee Lions Club before it was even a club in 2003: They are Victor Grimaldo, Adan Labra, Paul Monoghan and W illiam R. Trevino Jr. and from then on, our club quickly grew. Our Club became chartered in 2006 and currently has 21 members. Our club, along with several other clubs conduct four eye screenings a year, in Immokalee. We serve anywhere from 300 to 450 people every time we have an eye screening. We have Eye Doctors, Nurses, w e also have the Health Department come out and hold Diabetic and Blood Pressure screenings, and everything free of charge. Our club holds several Fundraisers in order to raise money for eye surgeries. We hold either Furniture yard sales, food sales and or receive money through donations. People that have been evaluated for further or more serious treatment at our eye screenings will be transported to the Bonita Spring Eye Clinic, where they will be evaluated for a more extensive treatment. If you have any questions, want to nd out about the Immokalee Lions Club, and what we do, feel free to give us a call at numbers provided. If you know of anyone that has a building that we can be able to sell our yard sale items, hold Bingo's (which is one of our projects at work) or where we can hold our meetings please let us know. Since our clubs monetary resources is mostly from fundraising, we can and are able to work out some type of lease agreement. Thank You again for supporting The Immokalee Lions Club and remember Help Us, Help You. Always in Lionism, William B. Trevino IIIFundraiser eventI am writing on behalf of Mr. James Leon Suain, a veteran of the armed forces of United States of America, and a resident in our community. On Sept. 21, Mr. Suain was diagnosed with Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. Mr. Suain, a graduate of Immokalee High School, has devoted his life to our country and to our community as part of the Collier County Sheriff's Of ce. As such, it is only natural for our community to join forces to preserve his footsteps. Our mission is to provide Mr. Suain and his expectant wife, Melody Suain, with funding for their basic essentials until Mr. Suain is able to resume employment. Additionally, we strive to introduce residents of our community to the importance and awareness of this deadly disease. Will you join forces with us in supporting our veteran ght against this disease? The family of Mr. Suain will be hosting our rst car wash/ bake sale fundraiser event on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on 306 S. 1st Street in Immokalee. The family of Mr. Suain is asking you to help us help him by giving donations for car washes and baked goods. We know that we can count on you for a generous donation of $5 or more for the car wash, and/or a minimum of $1 for the bake goods. However, please note that any donation amount is always welcomed. Individual donations in any amount can be deposited into the account set up for Team Suain Cancer Foundation at Florida Community Bank in Immokalee. We thank you for your time and consideration. We look forward to whatever support you can provide our family. If you require additional information about Mr. Suain please contact the Team Suain Cancer Foundation at the information listed below and our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Thank you for your consideration. The family of Mr. Suain could not do this without the generosity of donors like yourself. Respectfully, Sannestine Fortin, J.D. Team Suain Cancer Foundation teamsuaincancerfoundation@ aol.com 813-732-6615 or 239-324-3247 Letters to the Editor Flu shots availableThe 2011-2012 seasonal u shots are now available at the Collier County Health Department. This year, in addition to the u shot we are offering the high-dose u shot that is speci cally designed for people 65 years and older. The pneumonia shot continues to be available year round. Cost: Flu vaccine $30 High-dose Flu $50 Pneumonia vaccine $70 *The Health department will bill your Medicare or insurance, please bring your card and a photo ID. Times: Monday through Friday 911 a.m. and 23 p.m. *No appointment is necessary. Location: 3339 E Tamiami Trail HealthBuilding, 1st oor Naples, FL34106 *For Immokalee residents, please call 239-252-7300.Area Hospice opens Children’s Grief workshopAvow Hospice will hold a workshop for children aged 6-12 who have experienced the death of someone they love. It will be led by Avow Hospice Children's Bereavement Counselor and Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Avow Hospice Immokalee Outreach Coordinator. Parents are invited to participate in a special group session from 9 to 10:30 a.m. to learn tips for supporting their grieving children. The session is offered without charge. To register a child or for more information, call Raquel Gonzalez at 239-261-4404 ext. 3724. The session will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Career and Service Center, 750 South 5th Street, Immokalee. Talent show included in Children’s FairThe Shelter's for Abused Women & Children is hosting their very rst Talent Show at the Children's Fair Immokalee's Got Talent on Oct. 25, from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Immokalee Sports Complex, 505 Escambia Street. For more information, contact Josie Means at The Shelter for Abused Women and Children 239-657-5700 ext. 204 Community News Thinking about buying a home or just want to know more about the steps to becoming a homeowner? Now is a great time to buy a house due to the low prices, but do you know what is involved in becoming a homeowner and are you ready for it? These issues and others will be discussed at the Welcome to Homeownership Class to be held Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. at the Southwest Florida Works building (formerly called the One Stop) in Immokalee. The address is 750 South Fifth Street, Immokalee. In the workshop, we will focus on the pros and cons of owning a house, what it takes to qualify for a loan through a bank and more. The workshop will be offered by the Empowerment Alliance of Southwest Florida. The Empowerment Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-pro t organization and is a HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency. It has been offering budget, credit and foreclosure prevention counseling in Immokalee and Hendry County for more than seven years. The workshop is also sponsored by Florida Community Bank and HUD. The workshop is free. To register, please call Angela Johnson at the Empowerment Alliance at 239-658-3325. Free homebuyer workshop offered Weather forecast for Collier County from the National Weather Service Local Forecast Thursday: Isolated showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming west between 8 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Extended ForecastFriday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming northwest between 4 and 7 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Light north wind. Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Saturday night: A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. East wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. East wind between 9 and 14 mph. Sunday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. Local Weather


Celebrations .newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? Birthday? Holiday? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineFor a modest charge, each package includes: and family Submit your good news today at 4 Immokalee Bulletin October 13, 2011 Now that’s ‘B’eautiful!By Joe LandonCollier County District Schools In case you haven’t heard, we are very happy to tell you that Immokalee Middle School (IMS) is a “B” school for the rst time since the Florida Department of Education began handing out school grades in 1999. Now that’s an awesome feat, a magni cent accomplishment. The school’s rst B grade follows two years of C grades and a couple years of D grades before that. So how does a school increase its grade, going from a C to a B? We wanted to know, too, so we asked Immokalee Middle School’s instructional leader, Principal Abel Jaimes. Here is his response to the question in his own words. “We are proud to say that we – parents, students, community partners, and IMS staff – have worked relentlessly to create a school culture where students feel safe to develop to their full potential. Every student that sets foot on the IMS campus has unique needs; whether they require speci c interventions to close learning gaps or enrichment activities to deepen understanding. At IMS, teachers conduct data chats with each student to help them identify learning gaps, set goals, and monitor their progress to ensure mastery. Currently our students are preparing for their student-led conferences in which they will be sharing with their parents their areas of need, goals, and steps that they will take to achieve their goals. Because of our data chats, our students are also able to articulate to their parents what help they will need at home to support them as they work toward achieving their goals. These are all components that have helped our school become a B school. It is because of the commitment of our professional staff and community that we have been able to establish a culture where high expectations are the norm. The processes that we have in place at IMS are focused on student achievement and development, which is why we are very con dent that our students will continue to demonstrate signi cant growth in their end-of-year assessments.” ~ Principal Abel Jaimes, Immokalee Middle School We wish to extend another invitation to you to join your School Board Members and new Superintendent, Dr. Kamela Patton, for a School Board Workshop to be held in the Immokalee High School Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon. The session will include an update on the exciting Bethune Education Center construction project and a special salute to the Immokalee High School BETA Club in which we will recognize the “Indians” for the rst-place success they enjoyed at both the state and national BETA Club conventions earlier this year. We hope to see you there. Students First Every year, Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology (LWIT) holds its annual Advisory Committee Luncheon, the 20th event occurring on Oct. 11 at Noon. The purpose of this event is, in part, to honor the members of our employment community who contribute their time and talent to our institution. Another purpose is for these competent individuals to review the status of our school, including curriculum, equipment, instruction, and goals. In this economy, the input our local employers give is invaluable to the growth and development of our programs. This year, Superintendent Dr. Kamela Patton will speak and Principal Jack Gardner will provide an update on program successes, enrollment, and plans for the future. LWIT is fortunate to bene t from the expertise and generosity of many community employers like local government, hospitals, dealerships, marinas and other ne businesses that employ our students in many, varied capacities. For more information on this event or details on LWIT Advisory Committees, please contact Jack Gardner at 239-377-0900. LWIT to hold 20th Annual A dvisory Committee luncheon The Family Literacy Academy of Immokalee held its Open House on Thursday, Oct. 6. Over 60 Immokalee residents participated in “Read for the Record” and a potluck dinner at the Family Literacy Academy in Farm Workers Village. The Family Literacy Academy of Immokalee provides educational services for Migrant families with infant to 4-year old children. Services include Adult Education, Preschool Education, Parenting, and Parent and Child Together Time. The Academy, which is sponsored by Collier County Housing Authority, is managed by Jump Start and is a Volunteer USA Program. We are still accepting new families to the program call 239-657-2398 or stop by the Academy at 1996 Alexander Circle for 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Families enjoy Literacy Night event Special to the Immokalee BulletinFarmworker Village families with young children spent an evening enjoying food, friendship and some storytime for entertainment. The event was part of the “Read for the Record” program at the Family Literacy Academy in the Farm Workers Village. The center provides assistance to migrant families with young children. The planning for “Project Graduation” is underway! We are hoping for your continued support again this year. As you may know, Project Graduation honors the graduates with an alcohol and drug free party to be held June 1, 2012. The party will be held at Immokalee High School following the graduation ceremony. There will be food, beverages, music, games and door prizes to keep the graduates entertained in a safe environment during the evening. Parents, school of cials and deputies will be serving as chaperones. Your charitable support in the past has made this program the highlight of the year for the graduates. Without your help, this project would not be possible. Thank you in advance for your contribution toward this worthwhile endeavor, which not only recognizes the new graduates of Immokalee High School but also keeps them in a safe atmosphere. This year we are expecting to graduate a total of 280 seniors. Please send your donations to: Immokalee High School, ATT: Project Graduation, 701 Immokalee Drive, Immokalee, FL 34142. Sign up to help Project Graduation


Alejandro Arreguin knew his induction into The Immokalee Foundation’s Take Stock in Children Immokalee program was signi cant, but what he didn’t realize is that it would be the beginning of new opportunities and extraordinary life changes for the eighth grader. It was during the induction ceremony that TIF board member Louise Penta happened to sit at the table with Arreguin and his family. “I was chatting with his mother when she handed him an insulin pen,” Penta recalls. “I w as stunned for a moment, then asked her if he was diabetic.” His mother explained that he had indeed been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It was then that Penta knew fate had stepped in, as her own son was a diabetic and had been for many years. When it came time to match Arreguin w ith a mentor, Penta volunteered believing that she could be a great asset with her knowledge and experience of the disease. Soon, she began meeting with him at school for regular mentoring sessions. But, something was always in the back of her mind. For 16 years, her son attended the Elliott P. Joslin Camp in Charlton, Mass., w here young men with diabetes are able to learn more about themselves, the management of diabetes and skills for coping with the special challenges of living with diabetes. Penta knew this would be a great opportunity for Arreguin and provide him and his family with invaluable information. This summer, Arreguin was given that chance thanks to Penta and TIF’s Charity Classic Fund A Dream auction. Penta accompanied him, at her own expense, to and from camp. “Camp Joslin allows these kids to be with others just like them,” said Penta. “They are all coping with the same issues, so not only is it a bonding opportunity, but a learning experience as well.” Approximately 75 boys from all over the world attended the twoweek session, where the kids learn by doing. A basketball game became a chance to balance insulin with exercise, and a lunch with friends became a chance to learn carb counting and meal planning. Camp Joslin’s programs combine camping, sports and other activities with diabetes education, treatment and support to give not only the children with diabetes, but also their families, the tools they need to live happy, healthy and balanced lives. As for Arreguin, he says it gave him a better understanding of his diabetes and a comfort level he didn’t have before he attended camp. He said he also came away with many memories of good times with new friends, “I would love to do it again, it was a lot of fun.” Liz Allbritten, TIF’s executive director said, “We are so fortunate to have board members such as Louise who give so much of their time, talent and treasure to our kids. She is making a signi cant difference in the life of Alejandro and so many other children in Immokalee.” During TIF’s 2010 Charity Classic, which raised a record breaking $1.5 million toward educational programs for the children of Immokalee, guests were invited to be dream makers by bidding on large packages and receiving nothing in return except some very speci c opportunities to change a child’s life for the better. Called Fund A Dream, this opportunity raised more than $550,000 with 100 percent directly bene ting Immokalee children. The 2011 Charity Classic Celebration is scheduled for Nov. 11 at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. This year, dream makers will have chances to bid on items to bene t the kids. Opportunities range from sponsoring a tutor for students in middle or high school for $500, purchasing a computer for $1,000, or giving a student the chance at career success by funding a $2,000 scholarship that will allow a student to receive a postsecondar y education at a vocational school or two-year Florida college. In addition, for only $650, an elementary student can receive reading lessons for a year, and for as little as $1,000 donors can provide a student with the chance to attend a memorable summer camp in New England. Ticket prices are $550 per guest, tables are available at $5,000 for 10 and $6,000 for 12. Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are also available. The Immokalee Foundation has a range of programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and vocational school, mentoring and tutoring, and opportunities for broadening experiences and life skills development. To learn more about the Charity Classic Celebration, volunteering as a mentor or for additional information, call 239-430-9122 or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org. 5 Immokalee Bulletin October 13, 2011 Immokalee Foundation student attends diabetes camp Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ TIFAlejandro Arreguin and Immokalee Foundation board member Louise Penta met during a Take Stock in Children induction ceremony and found a common ground on which to build their friendship. Communication is a top priority for Collier County Public Schools’ Superintendent, Dr. Kamela Patton. Since her arrival in June, Dr. Patton has spoken about her desire to meet face-to-face with parents and community members. Her desire is soon to become a reality as her series of Superintendent’s Town Hall Meetings is ready to begin. Topics of discussion will include student achievement, parent involvement, the new science program, Standards-Based Progress Reports for elementary parents, and changes in the graduation requirements for high school parents. Parents will learn about registering to use parent access resources so they may view their child’s school assignments (all grade levels) or view their child’s current grades (middle and high school parents), and they will actually have an opportunity to sign up using the networked laptops set up at each meeting location. A question-and-answer period is planned for each meeting. Questions will be accepted the evening of each meeting, but persons wishing to may submit a question in advance by visiting www. collierschools.com. Click on the “Ask the Superintendent” icon or send your question directly to question@collierschools. com. Here is the Town Hall Meeting schedule. Each hour-long meeting will begin at 6 p.m.: Thursday, Nov. 17, @ Immokalee High School (701 Immokalee Drive) To learn more, call the Communications & Community Engagement department at 377-0180, or send an e-mail to info@collierschools.com. Superintendent town hall meeting scheduled Are you a tenant who is renting a home in Collier County? We may be able to help you if you have a dispute with your landlord over rent owed, repairs needed, fees, or deposits. To pre-screen for an appointment, please call: 1-866-506-5553. Once you have provided our of ce your contact information, the intake paralegal will call you to set up an intake appointment so you can qualify to meet with an attorney. Legal aid service is free to all accepted clients! County Legal Aid to offer tenant assistance


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The Shelter for Abused Women & Children concludes their 2011 National Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign with the annual “Immokalee Children’s Fair & Peace March” on Tuesday, Oct. 25, starting at 3 p.m., at the Immokalee Sports Complex, 505 Escambia Street, Immokalee. Made possible by the support of Fiesta Tents and Collier County Parks & Recreation, this free event begins at 3 p.m. with the Children’s Fair and is followed by a 6 p.m. police-escorted Peace March on Main Street in Immokalee. The winners of the talent show will be announced after the March. The event concludes after the raf e. While the activities take place inside the Immokalee Sports Complex, entertainment and games will take place on the eld. Activities include: Games with prizes, Refreshments/food, Talent Show, Health Fair, Entertainment, Police-escorted “Peace March.” For more information on the “Immokalee Children’s Fair & Peace March,” please call The Shelter’s Immokalee Outreach Of ce at 239.657.5700. Women’s Shelter to host upcoming Annual Children’s Walk and Fair NOTICE OF MEETING There will be a Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for the Immokalee Water & Sewer District on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 3:30 P.M. at the of ce of the Immokalee Water & Sewer District, located at 1020 Sanitation Rd, Immokalee, FL 34142. REGULAR MEETING AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Preliminaries A. Pledge of Allegiance B. Roll Call C. Adoption of Agenda D. Employee Recognition 1. AugustEmployee of the Month-Alicia Hernandez E. Public Concerns F. Staff Good Cause Items G. Board Concerns H. Old Business I. New Business 3. Consent Agenda A. Adoption of Minutes 1. September 21, 2011 Regular Meeting B. Civil Rights Compliance Report C. September Budget Review D. Fixed Assets Acquisitions-Disposals E. Various Reports F. USDA/FDEP Reporting for Stimulus Money G. Project Change Orders H. Engineer’s Report AECOM I. Director’s Report 4. Action Agenda A. Greeley and Hansen Contract 5. Discussion Agenda A. Attorney’s Report 6. Other Public Interests 7. Adjournment 400067 IB 10/13/2011 Place Your Ad Online, From the Comfort of Your HomeWHEN Y OU W ANT TO www.newszap.com& click on classifieds Houses RentFarm Worker Village invites you to come home. Available now 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom rental homes, starting as low as $425 per month. You may qualify for Rental assistance. Please Call us at: 239-657-3649 or stop by at 1800 Farm Worker Way. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentIMMOKALEE Dbl wide, 3br, 2 ba, LR, Kitch, one fenced lot, 675 El Paso Trail. (239)503-0982 or (239)216-1520 Mobile HomeSaleBANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 Doublewide, 2BR, 2bath on acre lot in nice neighborhood. Owner nancing, no credit needed. Reasonable payments. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 Large doublewide on 2 acres. $59,900 ready to move in. Must be able to be nanced. 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Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Public Notice Public Notice ROOFING HOME SECURITY AUCTIONBUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY 7 Immokalee Bulletin October 13, 2011 Planning for the Rotary Club of Immokalee’s, “A Night Under the Stars,” in cooperation with the Southwest Florida Astronomical Society, is moving forward according to an announcement by President Gary Ferrante. “We have the date set as Friday, Nov. 18,” Ferrante said, “and have now locked in on a location.” “We’ve decided on the Lake Trafford location as the viewing area, having checked out for ambient light interference at each location we were considering. We want to have the darkest area available for the best presentation of the stars and various galaxies, and the southern skies will give us some excellent viewing at that time of year. “Viewing will be between 6 and 8:30 p.m., depending on weather and the number of people coming out to view,” said Chuck Pavlick, a member of the Astronomical Society. “We always have to be exible because we have to depend on a good viewing sky, as well as how many people show up,” Pavlick said. “We will probably have six or seven telescopes available for the public, which should now onl y be adequate, but also give a variety of lens strengths.” He added. And last time we did this more than 250 people came out. Ferrante said, “Our club is celebrating fty years of service to the Immokalee area, and this is just one more example of ho w we try to serve the communit y by offering a variety of programming and/or events and activities.” “The Southwest Florid a Astronomical Society, Inc., was formed in 1980 by amateur astronomers in Lee County. Its many goals include educating the public, school children, and scouts about the wonders o f the night sky. SWFAS regularl y works with the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium, as well as Florida gulf Coast universit y with public observation and programs. We recently saw a presentation at one of our meetings and just felt it was something we should bring before the public, and are happy to partner with them to bring this opportunity to the community.” Evening astronomy event in the works for November The Collier County Board of County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 9 a.m. in the Board of County Commissioners chambers, third oor, Collier County Government Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Naples.  The Collier County Planning Commission will meet Thursday, October 20th, at 9 a.m. in the Board of County Commissioners chambers, third oor, Collier County Government Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Naples.  The Collier County Finance Committee will meet Friday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. in the County Manager’s Front Conference Room, second oor, Collier Count y Government Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Naples. Public Meetings


Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Adam Herrera I H S H o m e c o m i n g C o u r t 2 0 1 1 1 2 IHS Homecoming Court 2011-12The Immokalee Indians Homecoming King and Queen and their court were named before this past Friday’s big Homecoming game against Lely High School. The hometeam walked away with the win 56-13. King and Queen Jean Deceus and Alexia Sanchez with seniors, Aaron Daniels and Amelea Rodriguez (second right), Joseph Flores and Linda Jean Pierre (far left), Juan Tello and Jimena Solis (third right), Julio Duvernoir and Gisset Diaz (left of center), Lado Garcia and Adriana Lara (fourth from left) and Ramiro Reyes and Ruth Estrada (third right) top off the Seniors Court. Freshman students, Loudridge Juste and Monique Williams (second left); Sophomores Benny Valdez, Jr. and Paula Rosales; Juniors, Elijah Basile and Annie Morgan (third left). 8 Immokalee Bulletin October 13, 2011 The Immokalee Community School has a team in the Lee County Soccer League. This is a U12 coed team playing for the rst time ever in an all boys division. It is the only school team to have ever registered in a state approved league. The kids are inexperienced but they are hard workers and are learning about the game more and more each week. We hope that this provides an incentive for other kids at our school to start playing soccer. Of course, school work is primary and they must have all their work done and be in good academic standing in order to participate. The team was registered under the Soccer Pit Cobras but uses the school's mascot, The Dragons. Parent participation and support has been outstanding so far. The team is coached by Mr. Manuel Preciado, also a Soccer Pit Cobra staff member. We have high hopes for this group of players as we know that they will continue to play soccer after the season is done at the end of November. Co-ed soccer team takes on new league challenges Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Manny TouronImmoikalee Community School Dragons team members from left to right are: Coach Preciado, Daniel,Isaiah, Andres, David, Adee, Mia, Emily. In the front row from left to right are: Oscar, Cristian, Samuel, Abraham, Matthew, and Priscilla Immokalee High School (IHS) is get-ting their pink on to raise breast can-cer awareness. The IHS Indian's "Pink Pride" supports the American Cancer Soci-ety as part of the NFL's A Crucial Catch cam-paign, a nationwide screening reminder campaign to help women stay healthy. Next week, Oct. 10 through Oct. 14, Immokalee High will show their "Pin k Pride" by displaying student created facts and awareness posters throughout the school. IHS students will also be selling pink ribbon temporary tattoos, pink rubber wrist bands and football cards. The football cards, which are in support or in memor y of a woman affected by breast cancer, will be placed on a Wall of Hope to be displayed at the football game on Friday, Oct. 14. The IHS Indians will take on the Cape Coral Se a Hawks on the eld and a very important cause off the eld the ght against breast cancer. The Indians invite everyone to "get their pink on", come out to the football game and join in on the ght against breast cancer kick-off is at 7:30 p.m. To learn more, please contact Immokalee High School Activities Director Tony Allen at 239-377-1800. IHS takes part in ‘Pink Pride’ event Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Adam HerreraJacky Marcellus and D’Ernest Johnson celebates after Jacky scores in the rst Quarter 41 yards touchdown.