Vol. 43 No. 24
Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Immokalee Redesign Plan wins top Florida award
The plan to redesign Immoka-
lee's central business district has
been recognized for its foresight
and vision by Florida's top urban
The Florida Planning & Zon-
ing Association gave its top award
Friday in Sarasota to the Immoka-
lee Community Redevelopment
Agency's (CRA) Public Realm Plan
and Central Business District Form-
IHS BETA Club goes
to Nationals...Page 4
Based Design Guidelines.
The award was given at a spe-
cial luncheon during the FZPAs an-
The prestigious award is the
first recognition of Immokalee's
ambition plan to redesign the com-
munity, enhance its quality of life,
diversify its economy and reflect its
true nature and character as "Flori-
da in the 21st Century."
com/ for more information about
the Immokalee Master Plan and
the Public Realm Plan.
The Immokalee CRA Public
Realm Plan -and the full Immoka-
lee Master Plan -are the products
of intense community planning
and visioning efforts that, from the
outset, were intended to acknowl-
edge and celebrate the diverse
cultural heritage of Immokalee's
residents," said Immokalee CRA
Director Penny Phillippi.
By following the design and
plan, Immokalee's downtown will
be transformed into a fiesta of busi-
ness shops & restaurants color-
fully and architecturally pleasing to
the eye and friendly to pedestrian
and bicycle traffic with public pla-
zas at both ends of Main Street and
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a shopping district extending to the
Seminole Immokalee Casino and
future hotel/entertainment com-
The plan was developed in co-
operation with Land Design Inno-
vations, Inc., of Orlando and RWA
consulting engineers led by Naples
planner Bob Mulhere.
To this day, muralist Carlos Al-
ves doesn't know what to make
of the lightning bolt that plunged
from the sky and ripped into the
mosaic he had crafted on the wall
of Immokalee Community School.
"Think about it," marvels the
Miami artist. "What does it take
to pull tile off a wall? It was a new
See MURAL Page 2
After a lightning bolt tore this
mosaic mural apart, Miami art-
ist, Carlos Alves restored it to
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thing in my world, and I've worked on four
Maria Jimenez still remembers that sum-
mer day in 2008. Jimenez is director of the
school and another charter school south of
Tampa, both of which are operated by Red-
lands Christian Migrant Association. School
was out for the summer, so only a handful
of adults were in RCMA's three-story school
building at 123 N Fourth St. in Immokalee.
When the lightning struck, Jimenez said,
"The whole building shook."
Alves' colorful tiles and ceramic shards
broke free from the bottom third of Immoka-
lee Morning, and pelted the sidewalk. The
central third also was damaged and required
Recently. after the school obtained a
Volunteers reach out to community
"Think about it, what does it
take to pull tile off a wall?"
Carlos Alves, mural artist
$1,000 donation to cover the costs, Alves put
his mural back together.
Bystanders theorized that the mosaic
became a magnet for the lightning because
Alves uses colorful glazes containing metals
such as cobalt and chrome.
"Who knows?" he asked. "Thank God
I'm still around to Humpty Dumpty that
By Rick Heers
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin
The people of Immokalee continue to
be blessed by caring groups who "beat the
heat" and come out to assist I HOPE in its
collaborative efforts to improve living condi-
tions throughout the community. A group of
nearly twenty youth and their adult sponsors
arrived In Immokalee late Sunday evening
and are spending the week on a number of
projects to assist I HOPE in their ministry of
World Vision is one of our partnering or-
ganizations who arranged for this missions
group to come to our community. These
folks are from Palm Beach Community
Church (UMC), and decided they wanted to
stay in state and help out with our projects.
The Community Foundation of Collier Coun-
ty, Immokalee Initiative has provided fund-
ing to purchase materials for the projects
through the Chase grant that they obtained.
Bethel Assembly of God Church is providing
housing facilities for the group at the "for-
mer Johnson Ranch" just north of town.
Part of the group is working on repair-
ing, replacing the roof on some mobile
homes in Tara Park, and are redoing some
ceilings and doing other needed repairs to
their homes. Another part of their team is in
Naples, helping I HOPE staff strip out homes
that are soon to be demolished to make
way for the expansion of Vanderbilt Beach
Parkway. The County Department of Trans-
portation has kindly selected I HOPE to go in
and strip out doors, windows, cabinets, air
conditioning units, water systems, and some
appliances and use them either to sell or to
fix up homes that are in need of repairs. Be-
ing a faith-based operation, all of I HOPE's
work is done at no cost to the homeown-
ers, thanks to the partners who are working
with them. Another partner that has been of
great help is Home Depot who has listed I
HOPE as their "Charity of Choice" and have
provided truckloads of goods that are able to
be used in the projects. First Baptist Church
in Immokalee also is an active partner, al-
lowing I HOPE to work out of their church
facility at the corner of Lake Trafford Road
and Rte. 29.
Anyone interested in contributing to I
HOPE (all gifts are tax deductible) or to
work with any volunteer groups on a variety
of projects can call 239.657.3889 and talk to
David, or you can send any donations to I
HOPE, P.O. Box 777, Immokalee, FL 34143-
0777. The generosity of the community and
the partners are what has enabled I HOPE
to continue its operation while we anticipate
helping our community be prepared for this
potentially active hurricane season.
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/RCMA
Both of these mosaic pieces are part
of the mosaic mural all but destroyed
by a bolt of lightning tearing the art-
work off the wall of the RCMA building.
The artist, Carlos Alves of Miiami has
restored the piece to original quality.
Dads get free day to splash
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 ad-
Summer Hours of Operation:
Summer hours for Sun-N-Fun Lagoon
are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the water park
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Youth conference invites students
Calling all High School Students to
come and join the fun at the Third Annual
Ave Maria University Youth Conference
July 9-11, in Ave Maria. It will be a week-
end packed with dynamic talks, praise
and worship, adoration, fellowship and
entertainment featuring musician Martin
Doman of Steubenville, Ohio. The cost
is $115 and includes lodging and meals.
Registration is due by Thursday, July 1, so
hurry and call 239-280-2541 or visit: www.
avemariayouthconference.com to reserve
your place today!
Immokalee Beautification MTSU meeting planned
The Immokalee Beautification MSTU
Advisory Committee will meet Wednes-
day, June 23, at 4:30 p.m. at The Career
and Service Centers of Southwest Florida,
750 South 5th Street, Immokalee. For more
information contact Darryl Richard, proj-
ect manager, at 239-252-8192. If you are a
person with a disability who needs any ac-
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June 17, 2010 Immokalee Bulletin
CCSO brings new department
head to Immokalee substation
Under the direction of Sheriff Rambosk,
and due in part to large budgetary cutbacks
and the early retirement of many deputies,
some changes in staffing have impacted
Immokalee. Lt. Drew Lee, who has been
a part of the Collier County Sheriff's Office
since March of 1988, has been selected to
supervise the Immokalee substation. Lt.
Lee succeeds Lt. Michael Dolan who had
served in that capacity since 2003. Lt. Dolan
has been transferred to the Naples division
where he will head up the Traffic Division
in Special Operations.
Lt. Lee is no stranger to Immokalee hav-
ing served the community as a road deputy
from 1990-1994. Lt. Lee is a graduate of Edi-
son College with a degree in Criminal Jus-
tice. He graduated from high school in San Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/CCSC
CCSO Lieutenant Drew Lee is the new-
Jose, Costa Rica and has traveled exten- CCSO Lieutenant Drew Lee is the new
sively as a child. He is pleased with his new est addition to develop a relation-
tion. He plans to develop a relation-
assignment and desires to develop ties with ship with the local community and hel
the community, using the Sheriff's motto as where he can.
his own, "Service to others before self."
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Leroy 'Roy' Miners Jr., 82
LABELLE Leroy "Roy" Miners Jr., age 82, of
LaBelle, passed away June 13, 2010 in Fort
He was born Nov. 20, 1927, in Lyons, Ga., son
of the late Leroy Miners Sr. and the late Bessie
Mae (Usher) Miners.
Leroy was a veteran
of the Air Force and
served in WWII. He
was a longtime resi-
dent of LaBelle and
was a member of
the Church of God-
LaBelle where he
served on the
church council. Le-
roy was owner-op-
erator of thirty-three \
g r o
cery stores over his lifetime. He is best
known for being the builder and owner of Min-
ers' Plaza located at the beach cutoff and still
known to this day as Miners' Corner.
Survivors include his wife, Maggie Miners of
LaBelle; children, Doug Miners, Debbie Tillman
(Kenny) of LaBelle, Pamela Ham (Greg) of
Cynthia Ann DeLuna
June 19, 1977
January 25, 2010
Born: Monroe, Louisiana
Forever in our thoughts
Last year on this day, 6-19-09, we celebrated your 32nd
birthday and all your family was there to celebrate it. Even
though you weren't feeling all that well, you still manage to
give the smile that you always had no matter how sick you
were. Today you are in God's hands, free from all the pain
and suffering that you went through. We miss you so very
much. "Happy Birthday Cinderella!" We will miss you and
love you forever. Thank you to all the good people who
came out to help us in our time of need. It was amazing to
see the community come together and help. Thank You
Again! A Special Thank You to (Cindy's best friend) Mr. Burns
for always being there for her.
Your mom (Estella)
Sisters Sara, Nancy, Maggie; Bothers Pedro, Gabino
and all 26 neices and nephews
Franklin, Tenn., and Greg Miners (Delia) of La-
Belle; brother, Curtis Miners (Ruth) of Fort
Myers; sister, Beatrice Rollins of Lyons, Ga.;
grandchildren, Chris Gnagey, Chad Gnagey, Lee
Miners, Shannon Miners, Kate Ham, Rachel
Ham and Brandon Miners; and eight great-
Funeral services were held Wed. June 16,
2010 at 10 a.m. at Church Of God-LaBelle, High-
way 80, LaBelle with Rev. Harold Hanks, Bishop
Cliff Gobble and Pastor L.W Howard officiating.
Interment followed in Lee Memorial Park, Fort
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
James and Florene Blackburn
IMMOKALEE A Celebration of Life Service
will be held in memory of James and Florene
Blackburn on Saturday, June 19, 2010, begin-
ning at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Immokalee. Join family and friends
for an afternoon of memories.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memori-
al donations be made in their memory to Avow
Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL
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June 17, 2010
Immokalee Bulletin June 17, 2010
Beta Club readies for National Convention
Over 50 students at Immokalee High
School will be traveling to Louisville, Ken-
tucky to compete in the National Beta Con-
vention June 29 -July 3, thanks in large part,
to the generosity of Suncoast for Kids Foun-
dation, funded by Suncoast Schools Federal
Credit Union (Suncoast Schools FCU), a ma-
jor partner to The Education Foundation of
The Immokalee High Beta Club has
been serving and leading in the community
for almost fifty-five years. Beta is rooted in
service, leadership, and academic achieve-
ment, and Immokalee's group is has distin-
guished themselves in the state for being
one of the most active clubs. At the recent
State Convention in Orlando, the Immoka-
lee High Club was recognized and awarded
for being the most involved club in the state
"Beta's influence goes beyond service,
leadership, and achievement. As a former
Immokalee High School Beta, I can tell you
first hand that I learned poise, public speak-
ing, confidence in approaching an unknown
group of people, how to interact socially
with diverse groups and I learned the impor-
tance of personal image," explains Immoka-
lee High Principal Linda Salazar.
In addition to this prestigious honor in the
state, this year's club earned high marks in
the State Convention, particularly in Group
Talent and Campaign Skit, with Jehia Joseph
a junior at Immokalee High being named
State Vice President, which also brought the
invitation to compete at Nationals.
The opportunity for our students to con-
tinue to Nationals and to have this once-in-
a-lifetime experience is significant. Not only
will they gain more experience in this kind
of competition, but they will get to meet and
get to know students from around the Unit-
ed States who share a common mission.
"Having the experience to go to Louisville
does not only give us chance to compete in
the present, but prepares us for the future
as we are able to socialize, and communi-
cate with Betas across the nation," explains
Ojette Bonhomme, an Immokalee High
School Junior. "For many of us Beta is our
only opportunity to travel out of the state
and take a glimpse at what the world has
to offer us."
Because of economic pressures this year,
raising funds has been very challenging. Stu-
dents and community members have been
working hard to raise funds through the
"Cleaning Our Way to Kentucky" campaign.
And, The Education Foundation worked
with Suncoast for Kids Foundation and other
donors to raise the remaining $11,000 nec-
essary to ensure these students have this op-
Charity Navigator (www.CharityNaviga-
tor.org) has awarded The Education Foun-
dation the highest 4-star rating for sound fis-
cal management for two consecutive years.
Summer begins -
See you in August!
By Joe Landon
Collier County District Schools
This will be the last time we'll visit for
now, but we'll resume our weekly Students
First columns in August, right before the
new school year begins on Aug. 23. Last
week we shared some tips to help keep
your kids engaged in education during the
10-week summer break. We've got more to
share this week. The concern is that some
elementary school students can lose about
three months worth of reading skills in the
summer and the same can apply to math.
So while we shared reading tips last week,
here are some ways to help keep our kids
sharp when it comes to doing their math.
Going grocery shopping gives you the
chance to practice basic math facts. Have
your child keep a running tally of how
much you're spending. This can be simple
counting and then adding as you put things
in the shopping cart. Teaching kids how
to read labels on the shelves underneath
the products is good. These are the ones
showing the cost per unit. Your child can
make comparisons and then help you de-
cide which one is the best buy. And those
2-for-1 or "BOGO" items -the buy-one,
get-one-free deals -give kids the chance to
apply basic math facts. How much are you
saving? In the car, you can talk about the
number of miles driven, or check elapsed
trict School time between
triSchool stops. Practicing
Si- li a the counting of
money and then
7 giving change
would be a good
thing to do. It's a
Lost art, but as a
Collier Cou~ lesson, it would
be very helpful.
Have your child tell you the time. In the
kitchen, have your child help you do the
measuring, and reading recipes would be
good as both a math and reading lesson.
Just keeping numbers in front of the kids,
doing the reading things we talked about
last week, and introducing new vocabulary
words from time to time will do a lot to keep
learning alive over the summer months. A
new word each day would be cool. Now
older kids can lose ground with their edu-
cation as well. If you travel, by air or car,
have an older child do some research in
advance of the trip to learn about the cities
and states that you'll be passing through,
and have him or her research your actual
vacation destination as well. Along the
way in the car, have them look for inter-
esting things and make notes about them,
or write about them in a journal or diary.
Best part, this might save you from hearing
the dreaded "are we there yet?" And try to
make sure the older kids read books dur-
ing the summer as well. Whatever you do,
make it all fun. Summer is supposed to be
fun! We hope you have a great summer!
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Education Foundation
Immokalee High School BETA Club members are preparing for their upcoming
adventure to Louisville, Ky. for the National Beta Convention beginning June 29
through July 3.
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Immokalee High School Seniors celebrate graduation 2010!
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Adam Herrera
The graduation ceremony for Immokalee High School 2010 graduates held on June 4,at the Harborside Event Center in Ft. Myers was filled with excitement and
anticipation. Families and friends congratulated and celebrated the achievement of more than 300 graduating seniors, their hard work and determination through-
out their high school years. In the photo on the left, Melissa Garza and Alex Herrera pose for a picture as they exit the ceremony. (Top left small photo) Michele
Labute congratulates Nick Garza. (Top right) Principal Linda Salazar presents the graduating class. Students Hayde and Alex Herrera employ a very ceremonious
turning of the tassels signifying that their high school years have come to an end. In ending the ceremony, the Immokalee High School Class of 2010 toss their
caps in the air concluding the ceremony. Congratuations Immokalee High School Class of 2010!
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MOVE TO YOUR LAND There will be a Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for the Im-
Mobile Home Angels mokalee Water & Sewer District on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 3:30 PM.
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June 17, 2010 Immokalee Bulletin
CC SO offers Father's Dav gift cards Local Forecast
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 fol-
low several rules for Internet safety and bi-
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. Both cards are free and
available at www.colliersheriff.org/fathers-
day or at your local Sheriff's substation.
Weather forecast for Collier County from the National Weather Service
Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a high near 91.
Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
Thursday night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around
76. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9am. Partly cloudy, with a
high near 90. Light east southeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Friday night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76.
Light east southeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
CCSO warns against ATM fraud
There have been recent reports of
scanning/skimmer devices found on local
ATMs. Skimmers could be at a bank, store,
gas station or any ATM location.
Skimmers allow criminals to capture
debit or credit card data so that the in-
formation can be placed on white cards
(Blank cards). Additionally, there are often
cameras covertly hidden to capture per-
sonal identification numbers (PINs). To
reduce the likelihood that your card and/or
PIN are compromised consider doing the
Cover the pad with your free hand when
entering your PIN number.
Use the same ATM machine each time
so that if there is a change in the machine
(such as an added slot cover) you will be
more likely to recognize the potential prob-
Notify bank officials or local law en-
forcement if you notice anything suspicious
when conducting transactions at ATMs.
Be sure to get your card back and clear
the screen when finished with your trans-
Check your bank statements regularly.
If you suspect a skimming device or
need assistance, please contact the Collier
County Sheriff's Office Fraud Line at 239-
Marcus Hepburn, a
devout Catholic who
spent a career helping the
less fortunate, died Tues-
day, June 8. Hepburn,
63, after a fall in a home
accident on May 30. He
was hospitalized and died
He was the emergen- Marcus
cy manager for the Flor- Hepburn
ida Catholic Conference,
charged with coordinating natural disaster
response among the state's seven Catholic
dioceses. Marcus spent time in Immokalee
after Hurricane Wilma working with I HOPE
and other local organizations to be certain
that migrant farm workers and their families
were included in the 'system' of warning and
preparation for future disasters. He was very
a vocal and active advocate for the under-
privileged serving the past two years as the
president of Florida VOAD (Voluntary Orga-
nizations Active in Disaster), and last month
hosted the National VOAD's annual meeting
in Orlando. He was also a former Florida De-
partment of Community Affairs official. He
was a president of the Tallahassee Homeless
Coalition and member of Tallahassee Equal-
ity Action Ministry, which works on social
justice issues. He was the Florida chair of
the national Voluntary Organizations Active
Hepburn is survived by his wife and a
Local public input sought
The Collier Area Transit (CAT) will have
a public workshop in Immokalee to allow
local residents to give their input on ways
in which the CAT can improve its services
to those in the Immokalee community.
Staff at CAT will be asking for feedback on
the DRAFT 2011-2020 Transit Development
Plan. At this workshop they are requesting
community ideas on how the new plan
can better serve the people in Immokalee.
It is scheduled to be held at the Immoka-
lee Public Library at 417 North First Street
in Immokalee on Monday, June 24, from
5-6:30 p.m. The public is strongly urged to
People who would like to offer com-
ments, but are unable to attend the work-
shop, may do so by visiting the CAT web-
site at: http://colliergov.net/CAT or sending
written comments via post office mail to
the attention of Patricia Whitton at Tin-
dale-Oliver & Associates, Inc., 1595 South
Semoran Blvd., Suite 1540, Winter Park,
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volunteer, Marcus Hepburn dies
June 17, 2010
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