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Vol. 43 No. 23


Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County

Thursday, June 10, 2010

DAS hosts 'Cat
Month' Adopt a
Cat Pets of the
Week Page 5

Homebuyer Workshops
The Empowerment Alliance of
Southwest Florida is conducting a
series of evening workshops that
are designed to give prospective
home buyers a comprehensive
understanding of:
Assessing Readiness to Buy, Fi-
nancing a Home, Responsibilities
of Home Ownership, Budgeting
Understanding Credit, Selecting
a Home, Protecting your Invest-
ment. A Part I & II English/Spanish
Workshop will be offered on Mon-
day, June 14 and Monday, June 21,
6-9 p.m. Class Location is Career
and Service Center of Southwest
Florida, 750 South 5th Street,
Immokalee. Registration is limited
so register early! To register; or for
more information please call: Ana
Salazar at 239-658-3318
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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- Irr Field Day fun Immokalee Fire Dept helps out FCAT

Immokalee Fire
incorporates hydrant
and hose training
with field day fun
On Thursday June 3, the
Immokalee Fire Dept. took the
opportunity to incorporate Large
Diameter Hose training with New
Beginnings Junior Mustangs field
day. Mrs. Gamez an instructor
at New Beginnings Alternative
School called to ask a special re-
quest, "Could we come out and
hose down the students during
their field day event?" With the
Fire Chief Scott Birge's approval
and safety notifications, Lt. Curtis
Summeralls used the opportunity
to conduct hydrant/hose training.
Evolutions involving connecting
a fire hose to a fire hydrant have
See FUN Page 2

Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Dr. Janes
A "Splashing good time" was the scene of the day when
Immokalee Fire Dept. turned on the water to cool off field day
fun activities at New Beginnings Alternative School. Students
Marcus Norman and Pedro Rojo slip and splash down during
the event.

scores to

come later
As has been widely reported,
the release of FCAT results is be-
ing delayed until the end of the
month. The School District of Col-
lier County has received official
notice from the Florida Depart-
ment of Education. The reason:
the new testing company the
state has contracted with is hav-
ing problems with the database.
Results for everything except 3rd
grade testing and retakes are be-
ing delayed.
The delay is likely to cause
many problems at the school and
district level. The district's Chief
Instructional Officer, Martha
Hayes, says the delay will have an
impact on student class schedul-
ing at the middle and high school
level. "In cases where a student
performs poorly on FCAT, scor-


fishing license

- a no charge

to residents
The shoreline fishing license
for Florida residents to catch salt-
water fish from shore or a struc-
ture affixed to shore cost $9 last
year, but this year, it's free begin-
ning July 1.
The Florida Legislature re-
pealed the shoreline license fee
during the past session. However,
See FISHING Page 2

Rotary Club to
hold fundraiser
The Rotary Club of Immoka-
lee is selling pulled pork dinners
to raise money for local projects,
on Friday, June 11, for just $7.50
a plate and are available from all
Immokalee Rotarians. Dinners
can be picked up from 4-7 p.m. at
the Goodwill Senior Center -905
Roberts Avenue. Other items will
also be available for purchase.
Proceeds of the fundraiser will
help support Rotary Scholarships.
The Rotary Club of Immokalee
currently has 22 members. Rotar-
ians provide humanitarian ser-
vice, encourage high ethical stan-
dards in all vocations, and help
build goodwill and world peace.
This year's Rotary International
theme is Building Communities,
Bridging Continents.

special to me immoKalee bulleln/vvaaay I nompson
Friendly skies
Immokalee Airport serves a lot more arrivals and departures
than you might be aware of. This whippoorwill blends in ex-
actly with the pavement as he takes in everything around

Immokalee Bulletin

June 10, 2010

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Continued From Page 1

particular steps to follow not only for ease
of use, but safety as well. Once the connec-
tion was made to the fire hydrant the middle
school age students enjoyed the coolness of
the water that rained down from the deck
gun attached to Engine 30.
Staying cool and drinking plenty of flu-
ids to stay hydrated during the hot summer
months are especially important to avoid
heat exhaustion.
Continuous training in all areas is a ne-
cessity in all fields of employment, the
Immokalee Fire Control District is no excep-
tion, so when you see the engines out and
about, the firemen in gear, they are training,
fine-tuning, refreshing on what they already
know, or learning something new that has
just been implemented for ease or safety.

Continued From Page 1

legislators retained the license requirement
to prevent a more-costly federal registration
fee from taking effect in Florida.
Resident anglers who obtain the shore-
line license over the phone or Internet still
will have to pay a convenience fee to the
vendor. The convenience fee is $2.31 for In-
ternet sales at www.fl.wildlifelicense.com or
$3.33 for phone sales at 888-FISH FLORIDA
Only Florida residents qualify for a no-
cost shoreline license, and the license does
not cover fishing from a boat or from land
or a structure accessible only by boat. That
requires a regular saltwater fishing license:
$17 for residents; for nonresidents the cost
is $17 for three days, $30 for seven days or
$47 per year.
There are some exemptions for license
requirements. More information is available
at MyFWC.com/License

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Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Elisa Yanes Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Dr. Janes
Immokalee Firefighter, James Eidel Students cool off during the Field Day event held at their school recently to
prepares to "turn it on" during the celebrate the year's end. Firefighters were invited to come and "hose the kids
Immokalee Firestation's recent visit to down" using hydrant hose training as a good reason to open the hydrants and
the field day event at New Beginnings let the fun begin! Thanks Immokalee Fire Dept.!
Alternative School.

Continued From Page 1

ing at level one or two, the student will be
required to take intensive reading and math
courses in the fall. But because of the late-
ness of the release of the results, the student
won't know if his or her schedule will need
to be changed to accommodate the intensive
courses until he or she returns to school on
August 23." And according to Hayes, "While
the burden of revising student schedules falls
mainly on principals and the assistant prin-
cipals for curriculum, we will offer all the as-
sistance we can from the district level."
While disappointed in the news regard-
ing the FCAT reporting delay, Hayes stresses
that it is imperative that we receive accurate
information. In a letter to superintendents of
schools, Florida Department of Education
Chancellor Frances Haithcock promises that
the results will be both accurate and reliable.
"The issues we are experiencing with our
new contractor are not related to the scoring
process, which has gone very smoothly."
The district will be mailing individual stu-
dent FCAT results to each student's parent
or guardian since they cannot be sent home
with students by the end of the school year.

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Parents reminded about Free meals

for kids offered again this summer

The saying, "There is no such thing as a
free lunch" certainly won't apply this sum-
mer when Collier County youth, 18 and
younger, will get a free breakfast or lunch
for the asking.
A collaboration between the School
District of Collier County, the Collier County
Parks & Recreation Department, the Hun-
ger & Homeless Coalition, and Kids Against
Hunger will result in a Kid's Cafeteria Sum-
mer Food Service Program in the Greater
Naples, Immokalee, and Everglades City
areas which will serve a free breakfast or
lunch to children during June, July, and Au-
gust. The program, similar to the National
School Lunch Program, will be providing
nutritionally balanced meals to needy chil-
dren. This is the program that was hugely
successful last year, serving 126,446 free
breakfasts and 163,523 free lunches during
the course of the summer of 2009.
Some 42 summer feeding sites, scattered
across the county, will provide free break-
fasts or lunches to any child under the age
of 18, but the program sites are limited to

News Editor: Patty Brant
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geographical areas of need where at least
50 percent of the children are classified as
being economically needy because they
qualify for free or reduced-price meals dur-
ing the school year. The program is open
to all children under the age of 18 whether
enrolled in a summer camp or not.
While the school year ends on June
10th, most feeding sites will begin serving
free breakfasts and lunches on June 17th,
and most will end free meal service in early
to mid-August.
For a full list of the free meal sites, go
to www.collierschools.com and look in
the Parents or Students section or under
"What's New" on the home page. There
you will find a listing of the sites provided
by Parks & Rec. To learn more, contact the
program administrator, Jim Thomas, in the
Parks & Recreation North Collier Regional
Park at 239-580-9112, or send an e-mail to

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June 10, 2010 Immokalee Bulletin

Health Dept. urges caution

around dying and dead animals

Because this is the time of year when
many apartment complexes, condomini-
ums, businesses and households hire pest
control companies to eliminate rodents and
other pests, the Collier County Health De-
partment advises individuals to use caution
around dying and dead animals. After eat-
ing pest control poison animals may exhibit
neurological symptoms (e.g., paralysis.)
Such symptoms may also be present in ani-
mals infected with the rabies virus. Animals
other than rodents may also eat the poison.
Raccoons are known reservoirs of rabies in
Persons who are bitten or scratched by
animals or if their mucous membranes are
exposed to animal saliva are at risk for po-
tentially developing diseases, including the
rabies virus. The rabies virus is fatal if un-
treated. Animals can be tested to determine
if they are infected with the rabies virus, but
often wild animals that have contact with
humans escape and are unavailable for test-
ing. If this occurs, it may be recommended
that the person receive the rabies vaccine
In order to minimize any human public

health risk from dead or incapacitated ani-
mals, the Epidemiology Program suggests
the following:
1) Avoid contact with any wild or stray
animal you may encounter whether dead or
2) Do not have contact with animal sa-
3) If your pet carries in a dead animal,
in particular a bat or rodent, please do not
touch the animal with your bare hands. Use
a shovel or tongs and thick gardening gloves
when handling the dead animal and place it
in a sealed container or sealed plastic bag,
then contact the Collier County Health De-
partment Epidemiology Program at 239-252-
8226. Also notify your pet's veterinarian that
your pet had contact with a dead or injured
4) After handling a dead or injured ani-
mal, please wash your hands after removing
your gloves.
The Collier County Health Department
appreciates the community's assistance in
taking these precautions to reduce the po-
tential for transmission of the rabies virus
and other diseases in our community.

Local Forecast

Weather forecast for Collier County from the National Weather Service
Local Forecast
Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly cloudy, with a high near
94. Calm wind becoming southwest between 5 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
Thursday night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75.
Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Extended Forecast
Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a high near 94. Calm wind
becoming south between 5 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
Friday night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. East
southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a high near 94. Chance
of precipitation is 40 percent.
Saturday night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.
Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Sunday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a high near 94. Chance of
precipitation is 40 percent.
Sunday night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.
Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Monday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a high near 94. Chance of
precipitation is 40 percent.

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Letters to the Editor

Annual Legal Aid event
This November, the Collier County Bar
Association will have their annual outreach
event. Volunteer attorneys from all areas of
private practice and Legal Aid Service attor-
neys will provide FREE legal counseling to
the residents of Immokalee. Residents who
qualify for the Pro-Bono services or Legal
Aid, will have an attorney continue to repre-
sent them for FREE.
In order to make the event larger and
more encompassing to all of the Immoka-
lee community, we would like to set up ad-
ditional services to be available on-site that
same day. The Hunger and Homeless Coali-
tion have graciously offered to provide vision
and dental exams along with a mobile food
pantry. If anyone from I-Tech Center or the
One-Stop could provide a job service repre-
sentative, or career counseling person, that
would be great. If Guadalupe or the Salva-
tion Army or Youth Haven or Collier Housing

Authority or Immokalee Non-Profit Housing
could have a representative there to help get
qualified residents out of those horrible mo-
bile homes, that would be a great service to
the people of Immokalee.
If the Collier County Sheriff can partici-
pate in some way (free bike gear, children's
ID, etc.) that would be greatly appreciated.
Perhaps the Abused Women's Shelter can
have a representative there to assist anyone
who is having domestic violence problems?
Anyone else that has any ideas or sugges-
tions or who can volunteer their services or
organization, please contact me.
Thank you for your consideration,
Albert Batista, Esq.
Housing Unit Attorney
Legal Aid Service of Collier County
Direct line: 239-298-8133
Immokalee: 239-657-7442
cellphone: 239-272-9327
e-mail: avbatista87@yahoo.com

CCSO helps out with cards for dads

The Collier County Sheriff's Office has
created printable Father's Day cards that of-
fer dads the gift they value above all others
- their child's safety.
Two cards are available. One is designed
for children and adolescents and the other is
geared toward older teens. Both are free and
contain a safety pledge for children to sign
and present to dad as a Father's Day gift.
Children and adolescents promise to
follow several rules for Internet safety and
bicycle safety. They also make other safety
pledges, including paying attention to their
surroundings and staying away from strang-

News in Brief

Little League trophies
ceremony planned
The 2009-2010 season for Immokalee Lit-
tle League (ILL) is over. Immokalee will be
congratulating players/coaches/and parents
for a great season with a Trophy/Dinner Cer-
emony on Tuesday, June 15, at 6 p.m. at the
Little League field. If you have any questions,
please feel free to call Juan Garcia at 239-
634-2407 or Hector Ramos at 239-564-9645.



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For older teens, the pledge is all about
safe driving. Teens who sign the Father's
Day card promise dad that they will not text
message or talk on the phone while driving.
They also pledge to not to get in a car with
someone who has been drinking and to call
for a ride home if they find themselves in an
unsafe situation.
Both cards are free and available at:
www.colliersheriff.org/fathersday or at your
local Sheriff's substation.

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District social studies

teachers honored

The Collier County Council for the So-
cial Studies has designated three classroom
teachers -one for each level (elementary,
middle, and high school) as its respective
'teachers of the year' for 2009-2010. The
teachers were selected as part of a process
organized by the Florida Council for the So-
cial Studies (FCSS) to help recognize the
outstanding contributions made to students
by teachers of this discipline. The teachers
were nominated by either a school admin-
istrator or colleague and were, based upon
both nomination data and other criteria, se-
lected by a committee of former teachers of
the year. Congratulations to all three!
Romi Rameau, fifth grade, Eden Park

Elementary -Elementary Social Studies
Teacher of the Year for Collier County
Laura Heald, North Naples Middle
School -Middle Grades Social Studies
Teacher of the Year for Collier County
Charles Freydberg, Naples High School
-High School Social Studies Teacher of the
Year for Collier County
These teachers will be invited to attend
an awards dinner during the annual FCSS
Conference in October. Each received com-
memorative plaques and other local honors
for their recent accomplishment.
To learn more, please contact district So-
cial Studies Coordinator Jack Bovee at 239-

Education TV helps keep kid's skills going

How do you keep your child (or grand-
child) engaged in education over the sum-
mer to keep him or her from losing ground
with reading skills and the like? Dr. Beth
Thompson, Executive Director of Elemen-
tary Programs, offers some useful tips on an
all-new edition of the District Digest show
on TV at 9:30 each night on The Education
Channel, Comcast cable 99. On the same
show, you'll get summer safety tips from
the sheriff's office, learn about the success

enjoyed by teacher Carmen Davis' PCR 4th
graders with reading, and see what "Dickie
V" (Dick Vitale of ESPN) has to say about
today's high school athletes.
Learn more at http://www.collier.kl2.
fl.us/dcio/edchannel.htm or see attached.
Find the full TV schedule at http://www.
To watch online Webisodes: http://

Students First

Celebrating another good
By Joe Landon
Collier County District Schools
It's time today to celebrate completion
of a really good school year, and time to
look forward to the 2010-2011 school year
which begins for students on Monday, Au-
gust 23rd (sorry kids). As of this afternoon
though, school's out for the summer, and
it's time to enjoy the break -time to just
have some fun! Mors and dads should
know, though, that some students may
lose about three months of reading skills
over the 10-week summer break. Research
tells us, in fact, that all children actually lose
ground over the summer -even our best
students -but those who are struggling
lose the most. So how do you keep that ed-
ucation going? How do you keep your kids
engaged in learning, especially the young-
er kids? We asked Beth Thompson, Execu-
tive Director of Elementary Programs, to
share some of the resources available to
parents to support their children this sum-
mer. She says the best place to begin is
with our suggested reading list, available
on the district Web site. Some schools may
have handed out hard copies as well, and
the public library has them. Dr. Thompson
reminds us that the public library is a tre-
mendous "free" resource. The good folks
who work there will even help select just
the right books. Back to the district Web

trict School site, going into
f,- 3 the "Students"
pages you'll find
an area called
; "students on-
line" which is
S/ chock full of info.
Collier Co Whatever you
do, stay within
the grade level your child has just left.
Something else that would be helpful is
our Storytime read aloud show, giving
your child the chance to be read to for a
half hour each weekday morning at 7, at
Noon each day, at 7 each evening, and for
a full hour and a half from 8 until 10:30 on
Saturday morning. You'll find Storytime on
The Education Channel, Comcast cable 99.
But there is no substitute for you reading to
your child, something they say you should
try to do at least 20 minutes each day. Then
turn the tables and have your child read to
you each day, using a book at his or her
level. Ask questions about what they've
read, focusing on the "how" and "why"
questions mostly. And ask your child to ex
plain his or her thinking something that'll
really help your child, because it'll spark
what's known as "higher-order thinking."
And why not have the kids put on a play for
you, retelling a book might even gather
family and friends to watch.
We've got more tips to share next week
in our final Students First column of the
school year.

News in Brief

Dance recital
set for tomorrow
Leslie's Dance Studio's Fifth Annual
Dance Recital "Let's Celebrate" hosted by
Leslie's Dance Team. The recital will fea-
ture Award Winning Dance Team with ages
3-adults and Christian lyrical dances, jazz
& tap dances that will make you want to
dance in your seats! Tickets will be available
at door.
Showtimes for the program are: Friday,
June 11, at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, June 12.
at 1 p.m.

IHS 70s Reunion
Former graduates of Immokalee High
School, we are in the process of getting in-
formation on ALL 1970s grads. A big reunion
is being planned for next year. If you are a
grad of that era or know of one, please help
us set the wheels in motion for a successful
gathering of our old high school classmates.
If you would like information or can supply
emails or addresses, please contact Digna
Irizarry at dignaraul@yahoo.com or 239-
657-2054 or e-mail Bob Lilly at boblilly57@
yahoo.com. You can also check us out on
Immokalee High School Reunion on Face-

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iTECH pins newest

practical nursing grads

The first-ever Practical Nursing Program
class to have started and completed their
entire nursing program at the Immoka-
lee Technical Center (iTECH) is ready for
its graduation and pinning. A total of 15
graduate practical nurses will take part in
the commencement which will begin at 3
p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, in the iTECH
conference center located at 508 North 9th
Street, in Immokalee.
The students began their journey in
March 2009, at iTECH. Their 1,350 hours
of post-secondary education has included
studying pharmacology, nutrition, men-
tal health, anatomy and physiology, and
nursing issues. In addition to iTECH, the
graduate nurses have learned at numerous
locales throughout Southwest Florida such

as hospitals and health clinics.
The graduates are grateful to local fund-
ing agencies for their support. They will
now work on becoming licensed practical
nurses which is accomplished by success-
fully passing the National Council Licen-
sure Examination (NCLEX-PN).
Congratulations to the graduates.
Marie Alcide, Elyanna Betancourt,
Stephanie Carrillo, Priscella Caseres, Od-
yssey Christie, Cherlie Dervil, Lauren Eve-
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Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/DAS
Feline friends
It's Adopt a Cat Month don't forget cats are 50 percent off this month for
feline friends. Cats are just $30 and we have some very sweet and beautiful
ones to choose from!
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Fathers are special all of the time, and on
Father's Day it's a chance to thank them for all
they have done for you. On Sunday, June 20,
fathers are invited to Sun-N-Fun Lagoon free of
charge with one paid admission.
The water park hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This promotion is only good on Father's Day.
Food concessions are available, and no out-
side food is permitted.
All pools except Tadpole wading area are
The park is offering a special discount this
year to Collier County residents with a Florida
Driver's License. With a Florida Driver's Li-
cense showing a Collier County address, you

and your party will receive $2 off any 48 inch
or taller entry, normally $12. Children three
and under enter free and those shorter than 48
inches are just $5.50. Add sales tax to all fees
listed above. Group rates, seasonal passes and
party packages are also available. Call 239-
252-4073. Summer hours for Sun-N-Fun La-
goon are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the water park
is open every day of the week from Memorial
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For more information about Sun-N-Fun La-
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the Parks and Recreation Department online
at www.collierparks.com. The public may call
Sun-N-Fun Lagoon at 239-252-4021.

Indigenous tribe exhibit at museum

Florida's Indigenous Tribes Exhibit is
now at the Immokalee Pioneer Museum.
When Juan Ponce de Leon arrived in
1513 on the coast of an unknown land
he called "La Florida," it was inhabited
by more than 30 distinct cultural groups.
The Florida's Indigenous Tribes Exhibit ex-
plains the development of Florida's native
cultures from nomadic hunter-gatherers to
sedentary agriculturists and sophisticated
mound-building chiefdoms. The exhibit
also traces the spread of ideas, social or-
ganization and technology over the past
2,500 years.
The Immokalee Pioneer Museum is at
the Roberts Ranch, 1215 Roberts Ave., at

the corner of SR 29. Florida's Indigenous
Tribes will be on exhibit indefinitely. The
museum is open Monday through Friday
from 9 a.m-5 p.m. There is no admission
fee but donations are gratefully accepted.
The Pioneer Museum is a 15-acre living
history museum that offers a rare glimpse
of daily life on an actual Southwest Florida
ranch from the early 1900s. Displays and 19
carefully preserved buildings tell the story
of those who struggled to tame a sprawling
wilderness on the edge of the Big Cypress
Swamp at the turn of the last century.
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IWSD hires contractor

to install backflow devices

The Immokalee Water and Sewer Dis-
trict (IWSD) has hired MAJ Contracting
Inc. to install backflow preventers on all
residential water services. This work is
being done so that the District will be in
compliance with the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection's (FDEP's) cross
connection control program, which is
aimed at providing a safe water supply by
reducing the risks of contamination. This
project is being funded by the American
Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA).
Your yard will be restored to its present
condition within 30 days after your back-
flow preventer has been installed.
Implementation of Monthly Cross Con-
nection Fees:
The Immokalee Water & Sewer District
Board of Commissioners adopted Reso-
lution 10-05 -Cross Connection Control
Program at their meeting on April 21. This
resolution amends the previous Cross Con-
nection Control Program (Resolution 95-8)
that was adopted on September 19, 1995.
Previously, the backflow preventers were
only required for commercial and multi-
family residential accounts.
IWSD personnel, certified in backflow

testing, will perform a physical inspection
each year at each customer service loca-
tion, to make certain that the backflow pre-
venter is working properly. The District has
implemented monthly cross connection
control fees based on the meter size, to re-
coup the costs associated with inspecting,
maintaining and repairing the backflow
5/8 inch to 2 V2 inch meters $5
3 inch to 4 inch meters $7
6 inch to 8 inch meters $10
10 inch to 12 inch meters $15.
The District may disconnect water ser-
vice to any site that is not in compliance
with the Cross Connection Control pro-
If you have any questions, please contact
the office of the IWSD at 239-658-3630.
The Cross Connection Control Program
is available on our website (www.iw-sd.
cor), as well as brochures with informa-
tion in both English and Spanish.

TALLAHASSEE -- Seafood lovers who are
confused about the availability of Florida
seafood products due to the Gulf oil spill
can now get daily updates about the ongo-
ing commercial harvest. The Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Consumer Services
has implemented a new toll-free hotline at
1-800-357-4273 to provide consumers with
current information about the status of Flor-
ida's open and closed fishing harvest areas,
the availability of seafood varieties, and gen-
eral pricing information.
"Because of the extensive news media
coverage of the Gulf situation, many con-
sumers are confused about whether Florida
seafood is being harvested and if it is avail-
able in stores and restaurants," Florida Ag-
riculture Commissioner Charles H. Bronson
said. "We want consumers to know that
Florida's commercial fishermen continue to
harvest wholesome seafood products from
the waters that are unaffected by the oil spill.
Florida seafood is safe and plentiful."
Bronson said the telephone hotline will
be updated daily with information about the
Gulf situation. He also reminded consumers
that -- in addition to the Gulf waters off Flor-
ida's west coast -- Florida's fishermen also
harvest numerous seafood varieties from
the Atlantic waters off the state's east coast.
"The Florida peninsula has more than
1,300 miles of coastline, and our commer-
cial fishermen continue to work hard to

bring in their catch for the enjoyment of
consumers," Bronson said. "The commer-
cial fishing industry is important to our state,
and we want consumers to know that they
can buy Florida seafood with confidence."
The information that is available by call-
ing the 1-800-357-4273 hotline will also be
posted online at the Department's seafood
web site http://www.FL-Seafood.com where
consumers can also find links to other perti-
nent web sites including the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection. Web-
cams placed at various coastal locations and
in retail establishments will be added to the
web site later.
The Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services, Florida Department
of Environmental Protection, the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, and the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration are continually monitoring
water and product samples.
"If and when the quality of Florida sea-
food is impacted by the spill, we will take
immediate action to close the waters to
commercial seafood harvesting," Bronson
said. "Our commercial fishermen take great
pride in the quality reputation Florida sea-
food products have earned, and we would
never put any product on the market that
would tarnish this hard-earned reputation."

News in Brief

Head Start program
now registering for fall
The Head Start Program is currently reg-
istering children for the upcoming 2010-11
school year. In order to be eligible for Head
Start, a child must be 4 years old by Sept. 1,
of the current year, and a family must meet
low income guidelines. When registering,
you must provide the following: Proof of
income (tax return, W-2) Certified birth

certificate from vital statistics, Current blue
shot record with Varicella (chicken pox)
Current physical exam with hemoglobin re-
sults Parent's picture identification Medic-
aid/insurance card Two proofs of residency
(rental agreement, electricity/water bill).
transportation must be provided by parents.
Families most in need may apply for limited
spots. To learn more, please contact the
Head Start Office at 239-377-0590, or visit
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ECCSN directory provides information on sports organizations

The Eastern Collier County Sports Net-
work (ECCSN), the Immokalee Bulletin's
free Web site devoted to youth, recreational
and leisure sports, continues to develop a
Sports Directory as a platform for schools,
park and recreational facilities, clubs and
academies, and leagues and traveling or-
ganizations to share activities, team results,
individual accomplishments and program
If you offer a youth or recreational sport

or activity, contact Renee Hawley at rhaw-
ley@communitysportsdesk.com or call
1-888-853-7904, ext. 323, to register your
The Sports Directory can be accessed at
www.newszap.com. From the Home Page,
click "Immokalee," highlight "Sports" on
the upper right part of the page and select
"Eastern Collier County Sports Network."
Next, click on the "Sports Directory" tab at
the top of the page and select "Add or sug-

gest new sports organization or school."
Submit your information by clicking on the
"Submit" button at the bottom of the page.
You can also add content to the "Tourna-
ments," "Camps" and "Trainers" listings
by clicking on those tabs and following the
All Sports Directory content must be ap-
proved before it appears online.
Whether you are new to the Immokalee
area or have lived here all your life, our new

online Sports Directory will help you find
the sports or activities that are of interest to
you. Here's a look at the organizations that
are already a part of ECCSN:
Minami Dojo, Inc. Karate and Kobudo
Contact: 239-404-6563; www.minami-
The Soccer Pit Cobras
Contact: 239-877-7135

Lacrosse teams receive classification

The School District of Collier County is
pleased to announce that all seven of the
district's high schools have been placed in
a classification for boys and girls lacrosse for
the 2010-11 school year. In receiving classi-
fication, every high school is now eligible to
compete in the Florida High School Athletic
Associations (FHSAA) State Series.
The boys' teams will play in district 10,
which is comprised of the following eight
high schools: Barron Collier, Community
School, Golden Gate, Gulf Coast, Immoka-
lee, Lely, Naples, and Palmetto Ridge. The
girls' teams will also compete in district
10, made up of the following seven high
schools: Barron Collier, Golden Gate, Gulf
Coast, Immokalee, Lely, Naples, and Pal-
metto Ridge.
The boys' state series has a total of 76

teams from 13 districts -all competing in a
single class. The girls' state series has a to-
tal of 71 teams, also from 13 districts -and
competing in a single class.
This school year was the first year district
high school lacrosse teams were recognized
as a varsity sport. All teams were registered
with the FHSAA as "Independent" schools,
not eligible for State Series Competition in
2010. In receiving a classification, the la-
crosse teams will now be eligible to com-
pete for a state championship.
To learn more, please contact the district's
Coordinator for Interscholastic Athletics, Joe
Kemper at 239-377-0023, or via e-mail at
Kemperjo@collier.kl2.fl.us. You may also
learn more about the boys and girls lacrosse
state series assignments online at: http://

Dive-in to a movie at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon

Love the movies? Why not enjoy your
favorite pastime with a Dive-In Movie at
Sun-N-Fun Lagoon located at 15000 Liv-
ingston Rd. in Naples. Now, you can float
on an inner tube or splash around while
watching one of your favorite movies on a
giant screen.
On Saturday, June 19, from 7:30 p.m.
to 10:30 p.m., Sun-N-Fun Lagoon will host
its second Dive-In Movie night showcasing
The Spy Next Door. Admission is just $5
per person, all ages. This is a great story
for all ages.
Sun-N-Fun Lagoon Water Park is open

for the summer from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ev-
ery day. The Dive-In Movie is held as a spe-
cial event after hours with a separate fee.
Sun-N-Fun Lagoon includes four pools,
five water slides, a lazy river, a splash play-
ground, and a dive/lap lane area.
For more information about Sun-N-
Fun Lagoon or other public pool facilities,
please visit the Parks and Recreation De-
partment online at www.collierparks.com.
The public may call Sun-N-Fun Lagoon at

Coaches Players Sorts Fans

New host named for Happy Tails

Collier County Domestic Animal Services
(DAS) has announced changes with its very
popular television program, Happy Tails, a
half hour pet adoption show. Long time host
Camden Smith the Public Services Division
Public Information Coordinator will be leav-
ing employment with the county.
DAS's Hailey Alonso has been named as
the new host of Happy Tails and will take
over those responsibilities on Tuesday, June
"Camden has done wonders to promote
adoption of homeless animals in Collier
County and we're sorry to see her go, but
we are also excited that Hailey will bring
her own flavor of energy and enthusiasm
to the show," said DAS Director Amanda
In 2004, Smith, DAS and the Communi-
cation and Customer Relations Department
created the television program to more heav-
ily promote adoptable animals at the public
animal shelter. The shelter takes in approxi-
mately 6,500 animals each year, which is
slightly down from 2004, a time when adop-
tions at the shelter were low. During the first
year of the television program, adoptions in-
creased at least 20 percent each month over
the previous year.
"It has been a real pleasure going into
people's home each night on television to

'It has been a real pleasure
going into people's homes each
night on television to talk about
probably my favorite subject,
Camden Smith
talk about probably my favorite subject, ani-
mals," Smith said. We have done it all and
Hailey will keep that momentum going."
Alonso has been an Administrative As-
sistant with DAS for 4 years, serving as a
fill-in host in Camden's absences. A native
of Cuba, she was raised in Miami and has
lived in Naples for 4 years. She enjoys read-
ing, theater, and spending time with her hus-
band and four children.
Happy Tails may be viewed each night at
7 p.m. on Comcast Cable Channel 97 in Col-
lier County and southern Lee County or may
also be viewed on Comcast Channel 14 in
Collier County Thursday evenings. The pro-
gram is also streamed at www.colliergov.
net/tv and the show is now posted on You-
Tube at www.youtube.com/CollierGov.
For more information about Happy Tails
or other DAS programs, please visit www.



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