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Vol. 43 No. 43


Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County

Thursday, November 11, 2010

^eteran'Day IHomeless vets face difficult times


PACE girls
awarded for
Spirit ...Page 5

Boy Scouts host Flag
Retirement Ceremony
Boy Scouts of America Troop
243 will hold a Flag Retirement
Ceremony this evening, Nov. 11
at 6 p.m. at Freedom Park cor-
ner of Goodlette Frank Rd and
Golden Gate Parkway. Partici-
pation is open to all, with over
300 flags needing retirement
properly. Scouting and Military
personnel are the only two enti-
ties allowed to retire an Ameri-
can Flag properly through burial
or burning. We will be burning
all the flags with a ceremony to
commence and close the flag
See Page 2 for information about
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As the nation honors its past
and present veterans Thursday,
Nov. 11, it's a fitting time to exam-
ine the plight of thousands of vet-
erans who have lost their way.
The nation's homeless veterans
-numbering as many as 107,000
according to the U.S. Interagency
Council on Homelessness -have
served in World War II, the Korean

War, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama,
Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq.
The U.S. Department of Veterans
Affairs reports that 95 percent are
men, although the number of
women is growing. After having
bravely served their country, many
struggle with post-traumatic stress
disorder, traumatic brain injuries,
the aftermath of sexual trauma

and the alcohol and substance
abuse that so often accompany
such conditions.
St. Matthew's House, Collier
County's only emergency hous-
ing and recovery program, helps
veterans as well as others in need
in their battles against substance
abuse and homelessness.
It is a hand up, not a handout

that St. Matthew's House offers
to those who are homeless, hun-
gry and alone. Sadly, many of the
people helped have served their
country, yet now find themselves
without even a roof over their
heads. Over the past two years,
the charity has helped more than
See VETS Page 2

Indians 'rock' Estero,

take District 6 title

By Moises Diaz
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin
The Immokalee Indians traveled
to Estero High School last Friday
night determined to bring home a
win. Not only did they come home
with a 38 to 23 win, but they came
home as District Champs.
The Class 2A District 6 crown
was up for grabs as all four teams
were 1-1 before Friday's games.
Immokalee not only needed to
beat Estero, but needed a Hardee
win over Desoto high.
On Friday night, all things
The Indian defense stood tall
holding the Wildcats to just 23
points as the offense powered their
way to 38 points. The redwood de-
fense hasn't looked all too impres-

sive during the season. On Friday
night against a veteran Estero team
and just two weeks before the
playoffs, they shined. They looked
like rock stars as they forced five
fumbles, recovering two, and hold-
ing the Wildcats to just 99 yards
total rushing.
The offense, lead by sopho-
more QB Tshumbi Johnson, were
sharp all night having to punt only
twice. Johnson finished the night
10 of 15 passing for 149 yards, two
touchdowns, and no inceptions.
He also led the team in rushing
with 154 yards on 16 carries and
two touchdowns. Johnson threw
two touchdown passes connect-
ing twice with sophomore wide
See IHS Page 2

'A Day Without Slavery' Human

Trafficking Awareness Event set

Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Adam Herrera
Injured player Joslin Alberique celebrates as the Indians
score a Touchdown! Indians players enjoyed a 38 to 23 win
over Estero in last Friday's game. See more photos from the
game and also upcoming Homecoming Week on Page 8

The Collier County Sheriff's Of-
fice, in partnership with the Collier
County Coalition Against Human
Trafficking, will hold an anti-hu-
man trafficking community event
in Immokalee this month.
A Day without Slavery is sched-

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This event for seasonal farm
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Immokalee Bulletin

November 11, 2010

Continued From Page 1

350 veterans from Collier and Lee counties.
"We owe our veterans more than this,"
said Vann Ellison, St. Matthew's House presi-
dent and CEO. "They have given our coun-
try so much of themselves. It is essential that
we, in turn, honor their sacrifice and help
them in their time of need."
Among those who have sought the or-
ganization's help and recovered is Audrey
Johnson-Mondragon, who entered the mili-
tary following her graduation from Immoka-
lee High School. After serving for seven
years, she returned home, wound up in an

abusive relationship and turned to drugs for
comfort. That led to three turbulent years
during which she and her daughter landed
in and out of homeless shelters until Audrey
realized she had to find a way to turn her life
around. She asked the state Department of
Children and Families to care for her daugh-
ter, checked in to David Lawrence Center,
then transitioned to St. Matthew's House,
where she stayed for five months.
"They pretty much rescued me, helping
with parenting classes, meetings and a lot of
counseling," she said.
After she moved into Wolfe Apartments,
the organization's transitional housing com-
plex, she and her daughter were reunited.
Audrey went on to become a nursing assis-
tant, then a licensed practical nurse and is

now studying to become a registered nurse.
"I've learned how to make better decisions
and I can finally be a mom to my daughter,"
she said. "St. Matthew's House has been a
lifeline through the whole thing."
The organization supplies meals, packag-
es of food, clothing, shelter, jobs, case man-
agement and recovery programs to those in
The demand for food and housing is
great. To help provide vital services to veter-
ans as well as the many other men, women
and children in need, send monetary dona-
tions to the organization's headquarters;
donate food and supplies or used goods to
St. Matthew's House thrift stores (fast, free
pickup available for larger items); or volun-
teer for the food program, thrift stores or ad-

ministrative offices.
A nonprofit organization, St. Matthew's
House, along with Immokalee Friendship
House, has been serving the homeless, hun-
gry and hopeless since 1987. SMH is the only
emergency housing and recovery program
in Collier County, offering 170 beds for men,
women and families. Serving meals at the
Old Firehouse, SMH is the only feeding min-
istry in Naples. The organization also oper-
ates three thrift stores, two food pantries,
Wolfe Apartments transitional affordable
housing and a direct assistance program to
individuals and families in need. For more
information, visit www.stmatthewshouse.
org or call 239-774-0500.

Continued From Page 1

munity will provide information on human
trafficking awareness and ways to identify
victims of human trafficking.
Members of the Sheriff's Office Immoka-
lee substation, Minority Affairs Task force
and Crime Prevention Section will also be
on hand to provide information about other


Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Adam Herrera
Sophomore wide receiver Xavier Richardson catches 42 yard pass from
sophomore QB Tshumbi Johnson.

Continued From Page 1

receiver Xavier Richardson. The first one
was for 23 yards with 5:55 to go in the first
quarter and the second touchdown came
on a 42 yard pass with 10:18 to go in the
Immokalee high started its homecom-
ing activities last Thursday. Due to hurri-
cane make up day, there is no school on

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Thursday and Friday of this week. The
theme for homecoming this year is Rock
Stars. Homecoming week is being felt
across the community and the Indians will
have to shine under the lights on Friday
night as the stage is set in a non-district
game against Dade Christian. Dade Chris-
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programs the Sheriff's Office offers to the
public. The Collier County Health Depart-
ment and other area service providers will
be on hand to provide information and ser-
vices to attendees.
This event will also feature entertainment,
refreshments and activities for children. A
Day without Slavery is open to everyone re-
gardless of their immigration status. IDs will
not be checked.
CCSO will also give away bike lights at
the event. Bicyclists who would like a bike
light must bring their bike to the event.

Join Collier County Parks

& Recreation for Snowfest

25th year of fun in the snow!

On Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Collier County Parks and Recreation
will host Snowfest welcoming more than
15,000 people who want to see snow in
Florida. No matter what the "real" weather
is that day, snow will be in the forecast to
celebrate the winter holiday. Chill out at
the 25th Annual Snowfest
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Dec. 4); 6-11 p.m.
(Dec. 3, carnival only) at Golden Gate Com-
munity Park, 3300 Santa Barbara Blvd.
Gate Admission: $1 per person, 3 and
under free.
Parking: Calusa Park Elementary, 4600

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Celebrate the winter holidays with Col-
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snow hills, ice skating rink, Santa's work-
shop, festive foods and a full scale carnival
have established SNOWFEST as a popular
family event over the past 24 years.
Get into the spirit of the holidays at the
25th Annual Snowfest!

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November 11, 2010


By Rick Heers
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin
The Board and Staff at the Immokalee
Pregnancy Center, Inc. (IPC) would like to
express our sincere thanks to all our "Terrific
12" donors who each provided the equiva-
lent of rent for one month. Recently Pastor
Dennis Norvell, Rick Heers and the congre-
gation of Immokalee First Baptist Church
became members of the Terrific 12. Pastor
Norvell presented Diane Hanson the Direc-
tor of IPC with a check for $725.00, our De-
cember rent. Thank you First Baptist!
Many individuals, some other ministries
and charitable organizations have provided
funds and material goods which are making
our move and renovation possible. IPC is
also very grateful for I HOPE that has provid-
ed most of the materials needed to make our
offices an inviting place for our clients and
staff, as well as bringing hurricane recovery
to many in Immokalee. We would like to
say thank you to Rick Heers the Executive
Director of I HOPE for this contribution! God
bless all who are making this ministry a real-
ity and a success.
Five years ago hurricane Wilma stalled
over Immokalee doing considerable dam-

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Pregnancy C

age to homes and other buildings. The Life
and Family Center, the first pregnancy center
in Immokalee, sustained considerable dam-
age to its facility and was forced to cease op-
erations. The Immokalee Pregnancy Center
is the next generation and was established
in August of 2008. For the past two years
IPC's home was located in the Amigos Cen-
ter on South Second Street. This was made
possible through the generosity of Amigos
En Cristo leadership.
The Immokalee Pregnancy Center will
soon be opening its new office suite in the
Kemp Plaza at 1011 W Main St, Suite #5-the
former location of the pediatric practice of
Dr. Villarosa Dr. V as he was commonly
known, was one of the strongest supporters
of the "Life" movement.
IPC provides support and helps find re-
sources for women and their families who
are experiencing unplanned pregnancy. IPC
also provides free pregnancy tests; all ser-
vices are provided FREE in a confidential
setting. Please call our office at 657-2016 to
schedule an appointment; our office hours
are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from
noon to 4 p.m. Walk-ins welcome!
If you would like to assist IPC in any way-
through a financial gift, you can mail it to

Senter prepares to open

Immokalee Pregnancy Center, P.O. Box 307, any way, please call Director Diane Hanson
Immokalee, FL 34143. at 239.657.2016 at her office, or on her cell
If however you would like to volunteer in at 239.777.2498.

Interested visitors look over printed information materials provided at the new
Pregnancy Center in Immokalee. The center takes the place of the old center
that was heavily damaged during the 2005 hurricane season.

CCSO 'You hold the key' program urges drivers to lock up cars

Thieves are targeting unlocked vehicles
more than ever in Collier County, and Sher-
iff Kevin J. Rambosk is calling on the com-
munity to help stop the trend.
Seventy-six percent of the vehicle break-
ins in Collier County this year have hap-
pened to unlocked cars. That's up signifi-
cantly from last year, when 68 percent of
the vehicle break-ins targeted unlocked
CCSO is launching a massive public
safety campaign called "You Hold The
Key." Over the next several months CCSO
will be reminding the community about the
importance of locking car doors. The mes-
sage will be shared through www.collier-
sheriff.org, public service announcements
on CCSO's monthly "On Scene" television
show, through social media and at Crime
Prevention events. In addition, deputies will
reinforce the message during g one-on-one
encounters with members of the commu-

If motorists simply remove their valu-
ables and lock their doors, the number of
vehicle break-ins will go down, said Collier
County Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk.
"We are asking the community to part-
ner with us to keep Collier County safe,"
Sheriff Rambosk said. "There is no doubt
that when you lock your car you are help-
ing us prevent crime."
In 2009, 665 of the 972 vehicle burglaries
reported to CCSO involved unlocked cars.
To date this year, 694 of the 914 vehicle
break-ins happened to cars that weren't
Vehicle break-ins are crimes of opportu-
nity. Many thieves pull on door handles until
they find an unlocked vehicle. Thieves also
tend to look through vehicle windows to
see if there are any valuables inside. That's
why CCSO recommends that motorists ei-
ther remove valuables from their vehicle or

CCSO and Red Cross partner in Stockings for the troops

The Collier County Sheriff's Office is part-
nering with the American Red Cross Collier
County Chapter this year to send stockings
to our troops.
Volunteers are needed to help stuff stock-
ings on Nov. 16, at 4 p.m. at the local Red
Cross Chapter office at 2610 Northbrook
Plaza Drive (behind Bob Evans restaurant).
Donations are also needed. Those items
include lip balm, body powder, socks, toilet
paper, sanitary wipes, magazines and many
other personal care and comfort items.
If you would like to make a mon-
etary donation, please contact the Ameri-
can Red Cross Collier County Chapter at
The CCSO and American Red Cross are

also accepting personal notes written to the
soldiers. If you have the time to write a brief
thank-you letter, it would mean the world to
a soldier.
At CCSO, collection boxes are located in
the Human Resources lobby and at the duty
officer station, 3301 U.S. 41 E., Building J.,
East Naples.
For more information, contact Christa
Renaud, chairwoman of the CCSO Agency
Family Activities Committee, at 530-5714, or
visit www.colliercountyredcross.org.
Here is a list of most needed items for the
soldiers: Powdered drink mix (like Crystal
Light), Small bottles of bug repellent, Small
packets of wipes, Packs of chewing gum
Footballs or basketballs.

stow them away out of view.
Here are more ways you can keep your
vehicle safe:
Remove all valuables or keep them
out of sight. This is particularly important
with GPS systems, laptops and iPods. Make
sure to remove all base mounts, cords and
chargers from view as well.
Remember to lock your doors even
when your car is parked at home. That's
where most unlocked vehicle burglaries
happen. Of the 694 unlocked cars targeted
by thieves so far this year, 380 were parked
at a single-family residence at the time of
the burglary, and another 179 were parked
at an apartment or condominium.
If your vehicle is broken into, report
it to law enforcement even if nothing sig-
nificant was taken. The more information
investigators have about these crimes, the
more likely it is that they'll be able to iden-
tify and stop the people committing them.

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Weather Forecast

Weather forecast for Collier County from
the National Weather Service
Local Forecast
Veterans Day: Sunny, with a high near
82. North wind between 3 and 10 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a
low around 61. North wind around 6 mph.

Extended Forecast
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 82. North
wind between 5 and 11 mph.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low
around 61. North wind around 6 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 82.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a
low around 60.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low
around 62.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near

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Veterans Day celebrated throughout district

Many schools throughout the School
District of Collier County will be recognizing
our country's military veterans with planned
activities and ceremonies to commemorate
Veterans Day. From music and singing, to
history lessons and actual visits from veter-
ans, events and activities next week promise
to enlighten everyone involved.
At Golden Gate Middle School, veterans
will be presented with certificates, and two
students will raise the flag with two veter-
ans; Tommie Barfield Elementary School's
"Morning Musicians" will hold a special mu-
sic program to honor all veterans, and stu-
dents will also honor Walter Tucker, a Pearl
Harbor survivor; students at Vineyards Ele-
mentary School are sending packages made

up of Veterans Day cards to all veteran orga-
nizations, as well as senior-living and hospi-
tal facilities in Collier County; and students
at Veterans Memorial Elementary School
will dedicate a Veterans Memorial that has
been erected in front of the school as part of
an Eagle Scout project completed by Naples
High School student Jason Jones and his
scout troop. A number of other events are
planned at several schools next week.
To learn more, and to see a full list of
activities, please visit the district Web site at
www.collierschools.com and click on "Vet-
erans Day Activities" under "What's New?"
If your child's school is not listed, please
contact the school directly.

Fresh GED Connection series begins

It's that time again for the GED Connec-
tion TV show to begin airing its informa-
tive series. If you're planning to take the
General Educational Development (GED)
exam anytime soon, you'll want to be sure
and catch this program that provides adult
learners with the skills and knowledge
needed to prepare for and pass the newly
revised GED exam. The GED Connection
series combines 39 video programs, print
materials, and Internet learning activities to
make studying for the test exciting, engag-
ing, and effective. From the first episode
through the last, GED Connection takes
an in-depth look at the five subject areas
covered on the GED exam -reading, writ-
ing, math, science, and social studies. The
helpful series also provides assistance with
a multitude of topics within these subject

areas. Some specific episode titles include
"Getting Ideas on Paper," "Poetry," "Eco-
nomics," "Chemistry," and "Introduction
to Algebra."
Tune in to The Education Channel, ca-
ble 99, each weekday at 6:30 a.m., and 10
p.m., beginning tomorrow (Thursday), to
catch all the 30-minute episodes.
And if you'd like to prepare for the GED
exam in a classroom setting, you're encour-
aged to take advantage of GED preparation
classes offered at no cost at the following
Golden Gate Adult Learning Center,
2701 48th Terrace SW, 239-377-3905.
Immokalee Technical Center, 508 North
9th Street, in Immokalee, 239-377-9900.
Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology,
3702 Estey Avenue, 239-377-0984.

Public library launches online tutoring

The Collier County Public Library (CCPL)
launched a new program today that offers
students of all ages live, one-to-one help
from certified tutors online. Any community
member with a library card can access the
new online services from the library or right
from home. Tutor.com includes live, one-to-
one tutoring, a real-time writing center and
24/7 access to worksheets, videos and tutori-
als in just about any subject through the K- 12
Student Center, College Center and Adult
Career Center. The service is completely
free to anyone with a CCPL library card- the
Smartest Card in Your Wallet. To access this
service, visit www.colliergov.net/library and
click on the Tutor.com button.
Students of all ages and job seekers can
find the help they need by simply visiting the
library's website and looking for the Tutor.
com button. Tutor.com has a network of
over 2,000 certified tutors as well as career
specialists who are ready to help with just
about any question you may have. Here's
the type of help you can get in each center:
K K-12 Student Center: Students can get
help with homework, test preparation, skills
and concepts they are learning in class,
standardized test preparation and college
entrance exams. Subjects include math, sci-
ence, social studies and English.
College Center: Along with subject-

specific help, students can prepare for the
GED, get resume help or prepare for gradu-
ate school entrance exams.
Adult Career Center: Adults going back
to school can get subject-specific help, pre-
pare for the GED, get resume help or pre-
pare for the citizenship exam.
Each center also includes real-time writ-
ing assistance from English tutors or career
specialists for adults working on resumes.
Students and job seekers get immediate
feedback, writing tips and strategies as well
as proofreading. Need help at midnight?
No problem. Each center includes 24/7 ac-
cess to thousands of resources including
study guides, worksheets, videos and more
in math, science, social studies, English, re-
sume writing, GED prep, citizenship exam
prep and more.
"Offering Tutor.com to students of all
ages gives them one more tool to help them
in their learning process," said Library Direc-
tor Marilyn Matthes. "We at Collier County
Public Library are very pleased to be able to
offer this service to our library users."
For more information visit us online at

Students First

Learning English New
show makes it fun
By Joe Landon
Collier County District Schools
If you have a student in your family who
is an English Language Learner, you'll be
happy to know that you have an opportu-
nity each day to learn what the English Lan-
guage Learners program is all about, and
how to make the most of it for your child.
And it'll be easy to learn ways you can help
your child since there is a TV show you can
watch full of the information you need. It's
called Passport to America and the good
news is that the information that's shared
can be viewed and listened to in three
languages: English, Spanish, and Creole.
Topics cover just about every aspect of
school life for students who are English
Language Learners -everything from read-
ing for meaning, to getting ready for math,
to expressing ideas in speech and writing,
to many, many more. There are 19 new
shows produced each school year. Again,
we've tried to make watching Passport to
America as easy as possible, putting it on
TV and 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. each day on
The Education Channel, Comcast cable 99,
and online at www.collierschools.com.
Fishing can be fun, but for some 49 Col-
lier County Public School students, a recent
fishing experience had some educational
value as well. For a fourth year in a row,
migrant students from Immokalee's Eden
Park, Highlands, Lake Trafford, Pinecrest,

rict Schoot and Village
SOaks elemen-
g 0 l tary schools,
along with
a few from
schools in
Naples, were
recently in-
-- vited to take
Colier Cou part in a kids
fishing clinic
in honor of National Wildlife Refuge Week.
The Florida Sea Grant/University of Florida
Extension Program partnered with the
Panther/10,000 Islands National Wildlife
Refuges and the Port of the Islands Marina
to make it all happen. The Collier County
Public Schools Migrant Education Pro-
gram provided bus transportation to and
from the marina. So the kids had fun do-
ing some casting and knot tying and learn-
ing the skills needed for fishing, and then
they put their newly learned skills to work
by actually fishing along the marina's sea-
wall -catching tarpon and snapper and
something called "mojarras," described as
small, silvery bait fish found in tropical wa-
ters. They went on an eco-Manatee boat
tour thanks to Double R's Manatee and Na-
ture Tours, they enjoyed pizza donated by
the marina, and they even got to take rods
and reels and tackle boxes home at the
end of the day thanks to Fish Florida, one
of the generous donors. A video of the fun
day can be viewed at www.collierseagrant.

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November 11,2010 Immokalee Bulletin

Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/PACE Center
PACE Center girls, Elisandra Z. and Denise 0. are both very special and "Spirit-
ed" young ladies. So much so that they were recently awarded for their attitudes
and strong values in the Spirited Girl of the Month program. Each of these lovely
young ladies was awarded gifts befitting their titles including new hairstyles,
manicures or pedicures. Way to go girls!

PACE honors girls with

'Spirited Girl' Awards

PACE Center for Girls in Immokalee
teaches the girls in the program a lot of valu-
able life skills and lessons based on nine
Values and Guiding Principles. Values such
as Honor the Female Spirit and Seek Excel-
lence are taught to play a daily role in the
girls lives.
Recently PACE has started honoring one
girl a month who goes above and beyond,
exemplifying what it means to be a PACE girl
living her life guided by strong values. They
are crowned the "Spirited Girl of the Month."
The girl in receipt of this great honor is re-
warded with numerous goodies and loads
of praise. In addition to a gift bag full of pres-
ents and a special PACE shirt only allowed
to be worn by girls who receive this honor,
they are treated to lunch and an afternoon
of pampering such as a manicure, pedicure
or hairstyle.
Elisandra Z. was awarded the Spirited
girl of the month in September for Acting
with Integrity and Positive Intent. October's
crowned jewel was Denise O. who has Fo-

caused on Strengths to overcome great hard-
ship and personal trials to become a bright,
beautiful, successful, and motivated young
In November we are on the lookout for a
girl who Creates Partnerships, at the center,
at home and out in the community. If you
see a PACE girl out in the community who
is positively embracing this value, we want
to know about it! Give us a call at 239-377-
9860 or email collier@pacecenter.org
The PACE Center for Girls, Collier at
Immokalee is a community-based, gender-
responsive prevention and academic pro-
gram that provides girls and young women
with an opportunity for a better future
through education, counseling, training and
For more information or to learn all our
Values and Guiding Principles, please visit
our website at www.pacecenter.org or call

Local shelter office in need of volunteers

The Shelter for Abused Women & Chil-
dren's Immokalee Outreach Office is seek-
ing volunteers to assist with the Resource
Library and childcare.
The Office, located in Immokalee, is
seeking certified, bi-lingual (Spanish/Eng-
lish) volunteers to:
Provide assistance in the Resource Li-
brary (computer, audio-visual assistance,
etc.): 9 a.m. to noon; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.,

Assist with childcare at 10 a.m. and 6
p.m. on Tuesdays
Assist with childcare at 10 a.m. on
Thursday. Additional volunteer opportu-
nities available at Options and Another Op-
tion Thrift Shoppes, as well as the Naples
Office. For more information on volunteer
opportunities with The Shelter, please call
239.775.3862, ext. 235.

Highlands Elementary Academy

Nights bring families together

Building on the success of this year's
Parent Academy Nights, Highlands El-
ementary School (HLE) will host its third
monthly event from 5:30-7 p.m., on Tues-
day, Nov. 16, at the school, located at 1101
Lake Trafford Road, in Immokalee. All HLE
Kindergarten through sixth grade students
and their families are invited to this spe-
cial evening of fun and games. The games
are designed to enhance student learning,
while teaching parents new ways to help
with math at home.
The evening will start with a dinner
and an informational video presentation
about the new math program. The agenda
will feature new math games to play for
improved learning. Some of the featured
games are: Collect 20 Together, Counters
in a Cup, Guess My Number, Twenty-Four,
Close to 100, Contig, and card games.
In addition to the fun these games of-

fer, Family Math Night will provide parents
with ideas they can use to help their child
at home such as:
believing that their child can success-
fully learn mathematics
expecting their child to work hard to
learn mathematics
sharing with their child how parents
use mathematics in every day life
how to play games that make learning
fun and important
how to solve problems together and
explore different ways to solve the same
ways to ask their child questions as
they solve problems
how to support their child as they com-
plete homework assignments
To learn more, please contact math
coach Valerie Concidine or Lamar Gallegos
at 239-377-7100.

Last day to register for RCMA Head Start Program
RCMA will open its Migrant Head Start and 2 to 7 p.m. Registration takes place at
Centers on Nov. 15, for children with or any one of three locations including Farm
without disabilities of migrant families, ages Workers Village "C" 2225 Chadwick Circle
6 weeks to 5 years. Applicants must pro- 239-658-3625 or 239-658-3696. RcDe Infant
duce Check stubs, birth certificates, immu- 402 W. Main Street, Bldg B, 239-658-3597
nization and physical, Medicaid and proof or 239-658-3598. Immokalee Community
of migrant status. The last times for enroll- Mental Health Services 123 North 4th Street,
ment are Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 239-658-3537 or 239-658-3538.

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Local Immokalee pastors plan for the upcoming holidays

By Rick Heers
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin
Thursday, Nov. 4, a number of Immoka-
lee pastors met at Roma in Havana Restau-
rant for a great time of fellowship and plan-
ning for upcoming programs in Immokalee.
Present were Pastor Thom Street of the Unit-
ed Methodist Church, Pastor Howard Allen
from Glendale Bible Baptist Church, Pastor
Dennis Norvell of First Baptist Church, Pas-
tor Miguel Estrada of Mision Peniel (a lo-
cal Presbyterian ministry to farmworkers
in Immokalee), Pastor John Hinson of the
Church on Immokalee Road, Pastor Jean
Paul of the Haitian Nazarene Church, Mrs.
Diane Hanson, director of the soon--to-open

Immokalee Pregnancy Center, Rick Heers,
director of I HOPE (also ministering at First
Baptist in Everglades City), and CCSO offi-
cers Russell and Davis.
Two main topics were discussed, the first
being a community-wide Thanksgiving Wor-
ship Service being planned for Tuesday eve-
ning, Nov. 23, at Bethel Assembly on West
Main Street. It will be an inter-ethnic praise
and worship program featuring TRUST Gos-
pel Quartet out of Okeechobee, a Haitian
Praise and Worship Band from Omega Hai-
tian Baptist Church, and a Hispanic Praise
and Worship Band from Bethel Assembly.
The service is scheduled to go from 7-9 p.m.
There is no admission charge, but a free will

offering will be received to give a portion of
it to TRUST, and the remainder will be a gift
to help sponsor the new Immokalee Preg-
nancy Center.
The local pastors and the Sheriff's Office
are also inviting all pastors from the commu-
nity to join together to help disburse Christ-
mas gifts to needy families in Immokalee. Of-
ficials representing Guadalupe Center, most
of the elementary schools in Immokalee and
other local service agencies will be meeting
together Thursday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. at First
Baptist Church, 1411 Lake Trafford Road, to
plan the distribution of Christmas gifts to
children. Any other churches or social agen-
cies are gladly welcomed to attend.

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Trust Gospel Quartet is just one of the
groups to be featured at the upcoming
Thanksgiving Worship Service set for
Tuesday, Nov. 23 at Bethel Assembly.

New chapel and church building draws visitors to LDS Church

By Marylou V. Navarrete
Immokalee Branch, The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints
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Saints new church building Open House in
Immokalee. From the hours of 1 p.m. to 5
p.m. personal tours were given to guest's in
English, Spanish or Creole by young men
and women
A short film on the various stages of con-
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and social life for The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints are different from those
used by many other religions. They include
classrooms, offices, a font for baptisms, a li-
brary, a kitchen and in many case's a cultural
hall with an indoor basketball court. Cultural
halls in LDS buildings usually also have a
stage for dramatic and musical productions.
This is all in addition to a large room that
seats 100 to 200, called the chapel, used for
Sunday worship services.
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A common misconception among those
not of the LDS faith is that only Latter-day
Saints can enter their chapels. This is most
likely based on a misunderstanding about
temples and chapels. Anyone can enter
a LDS chapel to visit or worship with their
Latter-day Saint neighbors.
The physical designs of Latter-day Saint
chapels in some cases become launching
areas for community service initiatives, such
as in times of natural disasters. On many oc-
casions, such efforts are in conjunction with
those of other community and faith groups.
For Latter-day Saints, the buildings they
use for their worship services and other
gatherings are important -but not as im-
portant as the building that goes on within
their walls. It is the building of strong indi-
viduals and families, of knowledge, of re-
lationships and of faith in God that matters
The new Immokalee LDS Chapel was
dedicated on Sunday, Oct. 31, by Dr. Rob-
ert Pritt, Fort Myers Stake President. Services
begin every Sunday at 10 a.m. in English,
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building now open to members and

Immokalee: 9:00 11:00 a.m. -
IFAS 2686 State Road 29 N, Immokalee, FL 34142
Public Comment all speakers will be limited to three (3) minutes unless
extended by the Chairman
1. AMIkids Big Cypress Daniel Washington, Program Director -
2. Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida Cathy Cortez -
3. The Children's Movement of Florida Becky Newell Presentation
4. Democratic State Committeeman for Collier County Chuck Mohlke -
5. Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center (CAPA) Chellie Doepke
6. Farmworkers Association of Florida-Immokalee -Adan Labra -
7. SW Florida 9.12 Project, Inc. Cheryl Couture Presentation
8. South Florida Water Management District Erne Barnett -
9. North Naples Fire Control and Rescue District Laura Donaldson -
Local Bill Presentations
Naples: 2:00 5:00 P.M. Collier County Commission Chambers,
3299 Tamlaml Trail E., Administration Bldg., Naples, FL 34112
Public Comment all speakers will be limited to three (3) minutes unless
extended by the Chairman
1. 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida Chief Judge G. Kelth Cary -
2. Collier County Commission Commissioner Donna Flala Presentation
3. City of Naples Robert D. Prtt Presentation
4. Hodges University Keith Arnold on behalf of Dr McMahan--
5. Edison State College Matthew Holiday on behalf of Dr Allbritten -
6. Collier County Public Schools Patricia Carroll Presentabon
7. Alzhelmer's Association, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter Peggy Macaluso -
8. Sunrise Community of Collier County Paul Stark -Presentation
9. AAUW (formerly American Association of University Women) -
Robin Birnhak Presentation
10. American Cancer Society, Collier Unit Ryan Reid Presentation
11. The Peoples Organization for the Defense of Equal Rights -
Lucas Alvarez Presentation
12. League United Latin American Citizens Victor Valdes Presentation
13. SW Florida 9.12 Project, Inc. Cheryl Couture Presentation
14. United Arts Council of Collier County Elaine Hamilton Presentabon
15. League of Women Voters Lydia Galton Presentation
16. Lee Memorial Health System -Sally Jackson Presentation
17. Tobacco Free Collier Partnership Jennifer Smith Presentation
18. Florida Gulf Coast University Dr. Wilson Bradshaw Presentation
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HS Indians 'Rock the House' for 2010 Homecoming Week

Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Adam Herrera
Immokalee High School Homecoming celebration went "Glam" this year with
students, staff and administrators dressing the part in their best "Rock Star"
attire. Major players in the "Rock Stars" event included: Linda Ayer, Priscilla
Guerrero, Jennifer Hendry, Tammy Madden, Katie Sandlin, Noemi Afanador, Ga-
briel Trejo.

Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Adam Herrera
Queen Candidates for this year's Homecoming Court included: Katonya Ad-
dison, Miranda Davenport, Erline Destine, Jayla Griffin, Alicia Mendoza; King
Candidates included: Samson Alberique, Matthew Garza, Estevenson Senatus,
Gabriel Trejo, Jesus Vidaurri. Homecoming Queen, King and court will be an-
nounced at this Friday night's Homecoming game at Gary Bates Stadium that
begins at 7:30 p.m. The Indians are set to play non-district team Dade Christian.
See you there!

Coaches Players Sorts Fans

Immokalee High School underclass-
men are represented at this year's
Homecoming event including: Fresh-
man Representatives: Maleighna Cade
and Bernardino Valdez, Sophomore
representatives: Melissa Leon and Ed-
min Grijalva and Junior Representa-
tives: Veronique and Wedner Dolly.

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