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Vol. 43 No. 48


Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Promotura program: Path

oo .ist.t to a career in Health care



...Page 5

Fight Night
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Students First
...Page 7

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

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By Patty Brant
Immokalee Bulletin
One of the fastest growing
and most secure careers to get
into is the health field. It holds
immense promise and is ex-
tremely varied. That was the
message two young women
shared with representatives of
many different groups recently.
At the recent "rebranding"
celebration in Immokalee not-
ing the name change from One
Stop Centers to Southwest Flor-
ida Works, Misty Patterson and
Stephani Carrillo introduced
a program called Promotora -
"Promoter" designed to help
eligible residents become certi-
fied in health care careers.
This program can help stu-
dents achieve up to a two-year
degree in health fields such as
certified nursing assistants, li-
censed practical nursing, radiol-
ogy, hygiene and other career

The Promotora program
came about after the Secretary
of Labor visited Immokalee and
saw a need to make health care
training available to more area
residents which, in turn, would
make it more accessible to the
The program can provide
a student with up to two years
of health care training. In some
cases it can provide a student up
to an AS degree.
Both iTECH and Edison State
College-LaBelle Campus have
programs compatible with the
program. At iTECH, students in
the Promotora program may
also get a 20-hour enhance-
ment program in addition to the
regular health care classes. This
enhancement program includes
classes in pesticide identifica-
tion and Alzheimer's. The en-
hancement portion is also being
considered for the EC LaBelle
See PROMO Page 2

Immokalee Bulletin/Patty Brant
As graduates of Southwest Florida Works programs and
now staff there, Misty Patterson, left, and Stefani Carrillo
can provide expert assistance in programs at the center.

Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Adam Herrera
Just 14 months old, little Diego Gutierrez gets his first visit with
Santa at the Christmas festival held last Saturday, Dec. 11 in

Annual Christmas parade

draws Immokalee crowds

By Rick Heers
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin
Event included more
than 200 float entries
For the 17th year in a row, under
the guidance and extreme efforts
of Cherryle Thomas, the people of
Immokalee lined the streets and
thousands followed the parade to

the Immokalee Sports Complex.
The joyous sights and sounds
of the season were apparent with
happy faces, carnival rides and the
helicopter arrival of Santa Claus.
What started out as a small idea
on a very small budget, Christmas
Around the World, has developed
into a wonderful holiday celebra-
tion for the many families and cul-
See PARADE Page 2

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Naturally, prospective students must
meet eligibility requirements for the grant
and also for the individual school. The pro-
gram covers books, tuition, fees, uniforms
and tools for the individual discipline.
In addition, the Promotora program pro-
vides supportive services like day care for
students with small children, often in the
form of vouchers for the iTECH day care
Currently, the program is lining up stu-
dents interested in the iTECH LPN classes to
begin in January or February.
You can get more information by check-
ing out Southwest Florida Works.org, in-
cluding a list of the classes covered by the
The Promotora program is available
to economically disadvantaged residents
of eastern Collier along with Hendry and
Glades. As Promotora coordinators, Misty
and Stephani are not just employees of the
program, they are Southwest Florida Works
success stories.
Misty and Stefani both went through the
LPN program, eventually passing the state
board exam and becoming employed as
LPNs with Southwest Florida Works. They
now tailor health and wellness classes for
various businesses. For instance, Misty pre-
sented a basic hygiene class for the folks at
Friendship House.
"It works," Misty said of the program.
"We won't leave you high and dry; (the
program) will do what it's supposed to." All
the participant has to do is follow the enroll-
ment process and successfully complete
their courses. The program will help find a
job through a self-driven process at the cen-
"I don't know how I'd have made it

through without the program," Misty said.
If for some reason a student doesn't com-
plete the program, they must return all items
purchased by the program. If they must quit
due to illness or emergency, they may return
to the program later.
Supervisor Tim Nevarez said the Promo-
tora program is just one of many programs
Southwest Florida Works offers. The center
also provides services for displaced work-
Southwest Florida Works, he said, is
a resource of last resort residents should
use other training options first. Prospective
clients must have the minimum educational
level for licensing first, before they can qual-
ify for the program. However, if you're seri-
ous about improving your future and have
run out of options, Mr. Nevarez invites you
to come in and talk to his staff to see if they
can help you.
Southwest Florida Works is under the
umbrella of the Southwest Florida Develop-
ment Board, which covers the five-county
Region 24 (Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry
and Glades. At the Southwest Florida Works
center in Immokalee, 750 S. 5th Street, ori-
entations are held every Tuesday 11:30 a.m.
These sessions help prospective clients sort
out what they want to do, be it involvement
in the Promotora program or some other
program. Call 239-658-3300.
In Clewiston, you can call Career Devel-
opment Representative Becky Meeler. The
center is located at 215B S. Francisco St. Call
863-983-6138 ext. 14112.
In LaBelle at the Southwest Florida Edu-
cation Center, 4930 SR 29S; 675-6800.
For more information check out South-
To be successful, clients must do their
part by attending school regularly, making
an appointment with a course development
representative to determine the focus of
their career and to determine eligibility for
specific programs at specific schools.

DCF office closes due to water damage

The DCF office at 750 S. 5th St. will be
closed until further notice due to water
damage. If you need to apply for assistance
you can go to one of the following com-
munity partners or to one of our other of-
fices.Amigos En Cristo Inc Social Services
and Immigration Center Immokalee, 106
Sth 2nd St. Immokalee; Collier Health Ser-
vices, Inc., 1454 Madison Ave, Immokalee;
David Lawrence Center Immokalee, 425

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tures of Immokalee.
Led by Big Blue, the bright blue engine
of the Immokalee Fire Department and by
honorary chair, Lt. Michael Dolan, former
commander of the Immokalee substation of
the Collier County Sheriff's Office, dozens of
brightly decorated floats from local schools
and businesses; cars carrying local dignitar-
ies and the Immokalee High School band,
made their way with the long procession
from the Seminole Casino down 1st Street
to Main Street, then onto Ninth Street and
ending at the Parks and Rec Center behind
the iTECH Center.
The theme for this year's parade was

The team of Kevin Johnson, Wayne Me-
land, Dan Murphy and Craig Norton, playing
the first nine holes with Mark Lye and the
second nine holes with Peter Jacobsen, took
first place at The Immokalee Foundation
2010 Charity Classic Pro-Am golf tourna-
ment at Bay Colony Golf Club in Naples.
The popular tournament paired 24 of the
world's greatest golfers with Naples most
philanthropic golfers to raise funds to sup-
port The Immokalee Foundation's educa-
tional programs including Take Stock in Chil-
dren, Vocational Success, College Success,
Direct Scholarships, The First Tee of Naples/
Collier Program in Immokalee, Immokalee
Readers and Community Grants.
The 2010 Charity Classic Dinner & Auc-
tion at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples and the Pro-
Am raised more than $1.5 million for The
Immokalee Foundation. The Pro-Am raised
more than $500,000, placing it among the
most successful charity golf events in South-
west Florida.
Presenting sponsor for the 2010 Charity
Classic was The Johnson Meland Group-
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Gold spon-
sors included Bigham Jewelers, Jaguar Na-
ples and Porsche of Naples.
Mark Lye, PGA Tour professional and
analyst on The Golf Channel, helped recruit
the field of professionals from the LPGA,

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Community News Editor: Dee Hamilton
Advertising Director: Judy Kasten
Advertising Services Coordinator: Dale Conyers
Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee
Publisher: Tom Byrd
Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken

Our Purpose...
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journalistic service to the citizens of the community.
Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive
on profit margins below industry standards. All after-tax
surpluses are reinvested in Independent's mission of jour-
nalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First
Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the
community's deliberation of public issues.

"Immokalee Makes History." All the floats
were centered around that theme. While
Ms. Thomas and her committee organized
the parade, the Collier County Parks and
Recreation planned the gala at the Sports
In addition to the carnival rides, talent
competitions and performances, great food
and other booths, children got to play in
"snow" mountains and even ice skate in the
parking lot.
The event, which includes children's pic-
tures with Santa Claus at their schools, raises
over $2,100 each year providing scholarships
for three graduating seniors.
Since the 1980's, Ed "Ski" Olesky, local
owner/operator of Lake Trafford Marina
spends most of his December dressed in the
red outfit that quickly identifies him as Santa

PGA Tour and Champions Tour including
Peter Jacobsen, Andy Bean, Brett Quigley,
Eric Booker, George McNeill, Bruce Fleisher,
Terry-Jo Myers and Frank Nobilo.

,our[esy pnULU
The Charity Classic Pro Am Golf Tour-
ney for 2010 at Bay Colony Golf Club
in Naples. Gerardo Lugo and Corina
Espirtu participated in the Classic.

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Letters to the Editor

Christmas Around the World
We are hoping that our Christmas Parade
and Gala was a huge hit with our commu-
nity this year. On behalf of everyone who
participated, we would like to Thank You for
your participation.
Our judges had such a hard time judging
the entries because every float entry was
"fantastic". This year's Theme: "Christmas
Around the World Makes History A Great
Historical Event, An Era of time, or A Famous
Person... had a lot of imagination to work
The Float competition is as follow:
1st Place winner The Immokalee Foun-
dation (ITECH)
2nd Place winner Immokalee High
3rd. Place winner Eden Park Elemen-
Best All Around Lake Trafford Elemen-
The judges had honorable mentions for
the following Highland Elementary, Village
Oaks Elementary and Pinecrest Elementary
The Commercial Float competition is as

1st Place winners Collier County Mos-
quito Control District
2nd Place winner Cool Cruisers Car
3rd. Place winner Bruce Henry Insur-
ance Company
Any information needed concerning the
Parade, please contact Andrea Halman (Pa-
rade Chair) at 443-807-8997.
The Eastern Collier Chamber of Com-
merce has hosted "The Christmas around
the World Parade" for the last 17 years and
we would like to give special Thanks for
the generosity of the Seminole Casino of
Immokalee, (Tony Sanchez-General Man-
ager) Collier County Public Schools, Collier
County Sheriff Office, Collier County Parks
and Recreation and other community base
organizations who help with the Christmas
around the World Parade and Gala.... we say
again, Thank You!
Cherryle Thomas, event chair
Christmas around the World Parade
and Gala

Immokalee Lions Club
We, the Immokalee Lions Club would
like to acknowledge the participation of

several businesses and individuals here in
Immokalee for their donations in helping
make The Immokalee Lions Club booth at
the Christmas Around the World Festival a
huge success.
The Immokalee Lions Club would like
to thank, The Pool Shark, Jamil Records, Mi
Ranchito, New Market Road (Lavanderia),

Palateria Tierra Caliente, And Mr. Gerald
Pickles for their wonderful donations. We
would also like to thank District Vice Gov-
ernor Bob Hilliard from the Bonita Springs
Lions Club for being a guest at our event and
also participating in our Christmas Around
the World Parade.
Immokalee Lions Club

Local Forecast

Weather forecast for Collier County from
the National Weather Service
Local Forecast
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high
near 74. Southeast wind between 3 and 7
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a
low around 51. Southeast wind between 3
and 5 mph.

Extended Forecast
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near
78. East wind around 6 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low

around 57. Southeast wind between 3 and
6 mph.
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of show-
ers. Partly sunny, with a high near 77.
Saturday night: A 20 percent chance of
showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of show-
ers. Partly sunny, with a high near 74.
Sunday night: Mostly cloudy, with a
low around 49.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near

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Saturday's Christmas Parade brought out local organizations including Lion's
Club District Gov. Bob Hilliard from Bonita Springs and local Lions Club Presi-
dent, J. Navarro.


Genelbe 'Nell' Dupree, 78
IMMOKALEE Genelbe "Nell" Dupree age
78, passed away on Dec. 13, 2010, at Avow Hos-
pice in Naples, Fla.
Genelbe was born March 20, 1932, in Horry
County, S.C., the oldest of six children to Joseph
Sherwood and Thel-
ma Williams-King.
Nell lived in Immok-
alee since 1941.
She is survived by
her husband, Clyde;
children, Patricia
"Ann" (Mike) Sheehy
of Summerfield,
Deborah (Leon)
Gonzalez of Felda,
and Joseph Clyde
Dupree of Immokal-
ee; five grand-
children and three great-grandchil-
dren were fortunate to call her "Mema." She is
also survived by her sister and care-giver, Estelle
White; brother, Jimmy King; and sister, Creola
She was preceded in death by her parents and

two brothers, Franklin and Joseph King.
The family requests that donations in lieu of
flowers by made payable to Avow Hospice in
memory of Genelbe Dupree.
Viewing and graveside services are handled by
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New classrooms open at Guadalupe

This school year marks the largest enroll-
ment in the history of the Guadalupe Cen-
ter's Early Childhood Education Program.
Through grant funding provided by Collier
County Housing, Human & Veteran Ser-
vices and the Naples Children and Educa-
tion Foundation, the Center announced the
opening of its final two early childhood class-
rooms which has allowed them to reach out
to more disadvantaged children in need.
The Center, whose mission is to break
the cycle of poverty through education, is
now serving a record 250 students in a total
of 18 quality childcare classes. The Center
is the leading school (public or private) in

test scores for five-year old children entering
kindergarten in Immokalee. Their goal is to
provide to these children with a strong edu-
cational foundation in which to learn upon
and grow. As an industry leader, they are
working hard to maintain our quality while
developing new strategies to help children
overcome their hardships. "With our inter-
vention, we hope to see these children grow
up to become responsible, self-sustaining
adults within the community," says Lisa
Morse, director of development.
For more information, please call 239-
657-7711 or visit www.guadalupecenter.org.

Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Guadalupe Center
Young students learn important skills in the Early Childhood Education Pro-
grams at the Guadalupe Center. The programs including education for five year
olds entering kindergarten are funded through grants.

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Lively discussion televised

Watch replays of last evening's live
edition of the Education Exchange televi-
sion show on The Education Channel any
evening at 9 and you may actually feel the
enthusiasm of everyone on the set coming
through the TV screen! Parents of elemen-
tary school students particularly will want
to watch this show. The panel discussion
topics: rezoning, the new math program,
standards-based progress reports, and
student-led conferences. County Elemen-
tary School teachers, Principal Kimberly
Lonergan and PTO President Misty George,
Osceola Elementary School Principal Jody

Moorhead and the Osceola PTA President
Valerie Johnston joined Superintendent
Dennis L. Thompson and parent host Jan
Goldsmith at the table for the lively, upbeat
exchange. In addition to the telecast on
The Education Channel, Comcast cable 99,
the program is also available online as a
Webisode at www.collierschools.com.
The next live show, on Jan. 10, 2011,
will focus on the middle school tier. Ques-
tions for the middle school edition of the
Education Exchange television show are
welcomed in advance at EE@collier.kl2.

Elementary rezoning maps available

Maps showing the proposed areas to be
rezoned under the School District of Collier
County elementary rezoning proposal are
now posted online (under What's New? at:
www.collierschools.com) and available at
the elementary schools affected by the re-
zoning proposal. Letters to parents in affect-
ed schools are being sent home this week.
Three parent meetings, to review the
proposal, are scheduled -each will begin at
6 p.m. In the Immokalee area on Tuesday,
Jan. 11, 2011 in the Eden Park Elementary
School Cafeteria (3650 Westclox Street).
Elementary school rezoning is necessi-
tated by the failure of Amendment 8. The re-
zoning proposal, along with comments and
suggestions received during the parent meet-
ings, will go to the School Board for a first

reading on Jan. 18, with the second reading
and final decision expected during the Feb.
15, School Board Meeting. Zoning changes
will go into effect in August of 2011.
While there are enough classrooms
available to meet the Class Size Reduction
requirements district-wide, there are indi-
vidual elementary schools that do not have
enough classrooms and others with extra
classrooms thus making rezoning neces-
If you wish to ask a question or register
an opinion, you are invited to do so by send-
ing an e-mail to info@collier.kl2.fl.us, or by
calling the school district Communications
Services Department at 377-0180. District of-
fices will be closed on Dec. 23, 24, 30, and

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2010 Christmas Around the World Parade and Gala

special to the ImmoKalee bulletin/Hick Heers
"Big Blue" the bright blue engine of
the Immokalee Fire Department and
by honorary chair, Lt. Michael Dolan,
former commander of the Immokalee
substation of the CCSO led the pro-
cession of floats and others down the
parade route to the Sports Complex.

Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Adam
Little Leann Davis gets a face painting
at the gala event held after the Christ-
mas Around the World Parade.

Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Adam Herrera
This "throwback" to the 1960s float crafted by Lake Trafford Elementary earned
them the "Best All Around" title for the Christmas Around the World Parade.

Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Rick Heers
Immokalee Pioneer Museumat Roberts Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Rick Heers
Ranch had an impressive float depict- A snowy hill provided a first time down-
Ranch had an impressive float depict-
ing a ranch life setting from the days of hill run for children of all ages at the
early Southwest Florida pioneers.

Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Rick Heers
The Perez girls, granddaughters of Rick Heers, enjoy the skating rink set up in
the parking lot of the Sports Complex. Children also got to play and slide down
a snowy mountain.


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eAccurately perform maintenance on
equipment fleet according to preventative
maintenance standards in an expedient
and cost effective manner.
eVisually inspect equipment for potential
failures and communicate to personnel in
eComply with environmental regulations,
safety rules and standards. Must under-
stand and adhere to all US Sugar and
Sugarcane Operations departmental poli-

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

*Must be able to function independently,
demonstrate flexibility and efficient time
*Have a valid Florida driver's license CDL
Class B with hazardous endorsement.
eCapable of obtaining forklift certification.
* Maintain fueling and servicing of all re-
lated equipment
eWill be required to work nights, week-
ends, Holidays and overtime as needed.

Apply online at ussugar.com
Email jdooley@ussugar.com

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December 16, 2010


Full Time

to service Hallmark
Products at a Winn
in Immokalee and a
Publix in Ave Maria.
To apply, visit

For more listings,
go to

Independent Newspapers
will never accept any ad-
vertisement that is illegal
or considered fraudulent.
In all cases of ques-
tionable value, such as
promises of guaranteed
income from work-at-
home programs if it
sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it
is. If you have questions
or doubts about any ad
on these pages, we ad-
vise that before respond-
ing or sending money
ahead of time, you check
with the Better Business
Bureau at 772-878-2010
for previous complaints.
Some 800 and 900 tele-
phone numbers may re-
quire an extra charge, as
well as long distance toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if
you call a number out of
your area, use caution.

How do you find a job
in today's competi-
tive market? In the
employment section
of the classified

For more listings,
go to

Esperanza Place
2702 W. Immokalee
Now Accepting
Be the first to Occupy!
Newly constructed;
affordable rental apts.
Rental assistance
available to qualified
households; income
limits apply.
Must be farm or grove
labor employed
Available for move-in
Jan. 2011
Get a new address for
the New Year!
1Br, 2Br/2Ba, 3Br/2Ba
Starting at $385 plus
Rental applications
available at
210A South 1st St
call 657-2009 or
Call (727) 443-3251

Equal Opportunity
Provider and Employer

Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
Move in Senior Special
Rent $250 Bomelia
Place, 612 N. 11th St.,
Immokalee. 1 & 2 BR
senior apartments. Car-
pet, central air, water ,
sewer, & trash included
in ret. Section 8/ vouch-
ers accepted. Call Ange-
la (239) 657-3649.

December 16, 2010 Immokalee Bulletin


1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts
Willowbrook Place, Garden Lake,
Summer Glen, Heritage Villas
& Southern Villas.
Please call 239-657-3204
For more information.
Handicapped Accessible. Hearing
Impaired: Call 800-955-8771
Equal Housing Opportunity
This institution is an Equal Opportunity
Provider and Employer


Apt. 601 to 613 Nassau St.,
2BR, Central A/C, heat, carpet,
verticals, laundry on premises.
Convenient location
in quiet residential area.
Senior Citizens Discount
$625 includes water.
No Application Fee.
Apply at 601 Nassau St #4
Fort Myers Office

S3 BR & 2 BR
CBS Construction All
include Stove, Refrig.,
Air, Ceiling Fans, Util.
Rm. w/W&D Hookup,
Sound Barrier Between
Apt./Twnhs. Free Trash
Pickup, Free Lawn Ser-
vice. Pets Allowed w/
Deposit. Walk to Store.
Privately Owned
Call (239)867-4265
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell
it in the classified.

Farm Worker Village
invites you to come
home. Available now 1,
2, 3 & 4 bedroom rental
homes, starting as low
as $425.00. Call us
at 239-657-3649
or stop by at 1800
Farm Worker Way.
Your next job could be
in today's classified.
Did you look for it?

go to

Houses for sale LaBelle
& Lehigh Acres area.
For more info call
Sharon 239-707-5423

When doing those chores
is doing you in, it's time
to look for a helper in
the classified.

For more listings,
go to

Starting at $18,000
Mobile Home Angels

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Students First


'07 IHS grad

earns degree

Ryan Ayala received a
Bachelor of Arts in Bibli-
cal Studies with Summa
Cum Laude from The
Baptist College of Florida
(BCF) in Graceville, Flori-
da. BCF President Thom-
as A. Kinchen bestowed
degrees on graduating
students during com- RyanAyala
mencement services held Rya
Friday, Dec. 10.
Ayala is the son of Armando and Kathy
Ayala of Immokalee. He is the grandson of
Jimmy and Sandy Thomas of Palatka, and Ar
nold and Josie Ayala of Immokalee.
He is a 2007 graduate of Immokalee High
School and a member of Union Hill Baptist
Church in Cottonwood, Ala.
Following graduation, Ayala plans to
continue education at Southwestern Baptist
Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas.
The Baptist College of Florida is an agency
of the Florida Baptist Convention and is ac-
credited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools to offer certificates and associate,
baccalaureate and graduate degrees in the
areas of ministry, biblical studies, Christian
counseling, missions, Christian education
and leadership, business leadership, elemen-
tary education, music, contemporary worship
ministry, English, History and Social Studies,
Christian studies, and music education.


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Time to apply for school choice and out-of-zone
Parents wanting their students to attend a volving after school care, work schedules,
school other than the one he or she is zoned hardship or a medical recommendation.
for should know that it's time for the School Parents submitting an Out-of-Zone applica-
District of Collier County School Choice and tion based on child care needs must provide
Out-of-Zone requests to be submitted. Par- supporting documentation such as the work
ents of students in either program must re- schedules of both parents, or child care veri-
apply. Approval is based on space availabil- fiction on your child care provider's letter-
ity at each school, and school bus service is head. For high school students, Out-of-Zone
not available in either case. might be applied for to allow a student's at-
Out-of-Zone priority applications will be tendance in a Career Academy not offered at
accepted until Jan.priority applications can the student's zoned school. Please be sure
be submitted any time during January. that your child's name is on each paper that
You may apply for either online at http:// you submit.
www.collier.kl2.fl.us/parents/zoninginfo. Mail your documents to: Lisa C. Roa in
asp. In Collier County, School Choice allows the Out-of-Zone/School Choice office at
you to choose a different school instead of 5775 Osceola Trail, Naples, FL, 34109. Or
your zoned school without giving a reason. you may fax them to 239-377-0506. To learn
When you have a reason, you would apply more, call Lisa Roa at 239-377-0253. Or send
for Out-of-Zone. Reasons include issues in- an email to roali@collier.kl2.fl.us.

News in Brief

Sign up for Immokalee Little League
Immoklaee Little League sign ups for Baseball, Softball, and T-ball continue through
December 31, Mondays and Thursdays only, from 6-8 p.m. at the Little League Field, 1213
Little League Road.

Chamber to host Inaugural Turkey Shoot
An Inaugural Turkey Shoot will be held on Dec. 18, from 1-4 p.m. at the Collier Coun-
ty Sheriff's Training Range, Oil Well Grade Road. Admission is $10, includes lunch and 3
shots. Adult and Kids (12 and up). Partial proceeds will benefit Chamber Scholarship Fund.
For tickets or information, contact Eastern Collier Chamber of Commerce at 239-657-3237
or Jay Roth at 239-293-7555.

Hot off the presses: Latest
District News
By Joe Landon
Collier County District Schools
We've got a whole bunch of school and
school district communication opportu-
nities available to you; and every once in
awhile, I like to take a moment to remind
you of some of them.
To begin with, there's our Web site at:
www.collierschools.com. I like to say that
you can find anything on the Internet, and
boy, that's sure the case with our site. I be-
lieve that an answer to just about any ques-
tion you have about our schools or the dis-
trict can be found here on the more than
50,000 pages we have posted. Want the lat-
est news? It's right on the home page listed
under "Latest District News" and "Latest
School News." Want to know what's new?
There's an area with that kind of info right
on the home page as well, simply labeled
What's New? Then there's an area labeled
Looking For? These are both graphically
shown as post-it notes. Top of the home
page, on the right side, you'll see buttons
for Students, Parents, Staff, and Commu-
nity. Clicking on the buttons will take you
to tons of information. Under the Collier
County Public Schools banner at the top,
and just under the "We're proud to be an A
school district again" header, you'll find the
Home, About Us, Departments, Schools,
Communications, Employment, Help, and
Contact Us click-on buttons. Over on the
left side, you'll see Quick Links that'll take

you to everything from Bus Stops to Vol-
unteer Applications. Then there's a whole
set of Quick Links to the School Board, an-
other set for the Superintendent, and an-
other for Communications. Near the bot-
tom of the home page, you'll find an area
labeled Videos on Demand with little TV
screens with play buttons on them. This is
where you can view School Board Meet-
ings that have previously been televised
on The Education Channel, Comcast cable
99. Next to that TV screen, you'll find one
that will let you watch most of the shows
that are currently running, or have run, on
the channel. We call them "Webisodes."
Some of today's hottest education topics
are dealt with in these Webisodes.
We're always looking for feedback and
input. If there's something you feel is miss-
ing from our Web site, or something we
could make easier to find, please let me
know by simply sending me an e-mail
(landonjo@collier.kl2.fl.us), or give me
a call at 239-377-0180. Sometimes people
say that no one communicates with them.
Well, we feel the communication is there,
two-way communication many times, but
the only way we can reach out and touch
you is if we know where to reach you, and
if you know where to go to get what you're
looking for. Please let me know how we
can do a better job of reaching you.
Winter break for students begins Mon-
day. Hope your holidays are happy and

December 16, 2010

Immokalee Bulletin

Casino brings 'MMA Fight Night' to Immokalee

Mixed Martial Arts Fights at Immokalee
Casino held on Friday night was a sold out
event with 700 guests and spectators.
Ten bouts ended in four knockouts be-
ginning with Nicholas Gailheart defeated
by Jessie Resendz with a TKO in 1st round.
Ulises Olortisa was defeated by Sergio Vela
by TAP OUT in 2nd round.
John Michel was defeated by Antonio
Martin By TAP OUT in the second round. An-
thony Giovanniello was defeated by Clayton
Morgan when the referee stopped the match
in 2nd round. Rafael Herrera was defeated
by Nick Vaughn by points after 3 rounds.
Ricky Sanchez defeated Dave Taverna in
the first round by KO. Jaron Jones defeated
Terrel Brown by Tap Out in first round in 37
seconds. Tim Amsdill defeated Rico Delgado
in the second round by TKO. Mike Johnson Nick Vaughn (top) takes a punch from
was defeated by Jason Ramsey by TKO in Rafael Herrera. Nick won in a good Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Adam Herrera
the first round and Dave Flores was defeated battle after 3 rounds. Sergio Vela deliv- Mixed Martial Arts competitors turned out for "Fight Night" at the Immokalee
ers a knee Ulises Okortisa. Casino last Friday night to a sold out crowd.
Jesse Resendz by tap out in the first round.

2010 Snowflake Pageant crowns little winners

The Immokalee High School and Delta
Kappa Gamma 2010 Snowflake Pageant re-
turned this year with the event hosted by the
Immokalee BETA Club. The pageant was
held in the IHS Auditorium on Dec. 9 at 6:30
p.m., with little girls ages 6 months to 9 years
entering this year.

The winner in each division took home a
trophy and a crown and each of the winners
also made the trip down the parade route
in Saturday's Christmas parade. Winners
included: Best attire-Kylee Carmo; Best his-
torical costume-Martina Tiger; Prettiest hair-
Alexia turrubiartez; Best smile-Genesis Tur-

rubiartez; Most photogentic -Olivia Arevalo; Tiny Miss Snowflake Isis Vidaurri; Runner
Snowflake Cutie Jordyn Santiago; Runner up -Ali Soto; Little Miss Snowflake Janielle
up Martina tiger; Wee Miss Snowflake- Castillo; Runner up Jadah Guerrero and
Gabby Guerrero; Runner up Adyson Adame; Pageant choice Overall-Zoe Cook.

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