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The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2008 2008, Snook Publications P O Box 617, Everglades City, FL, 34139 Volume II Issue #61 Church Tiles Missing! After the Everglades Community Church put down a new floor in their fellowship hall, the extra ceramic tiles were piled up in open cardboard boxes outside the side door — and, they all “took a walk”. The beige (“Tetra Sand”) tiles are large (18x18 inches) and the stack of 77 of them was about 3 feet high so someone with plenty of muscle and a truck must have helped them escape. Maybe the tiles will magically return home again to the side porch? Or, if you have any idea where they might be, please call the Church at 695-4787. CITY COUNCIL REPORT by Marya Repko Mayor Sammy Hamilton welcomed everyone on Tuesday, August 5, to the first council meeting after the summer recess. He said that the City has a new water-billing system and that the barge at Pleasure Island has finally been moved. He then read out a letter praising Savannah Oglesby for saving a loggerhead turtle suffering from Red Tide; she held the turtle’s head up out of the water until Park rangers could take it to Mote Marine Labs. It has since been released into the wild, not be to one of the 109 protected loggerheads that died this year. Lt. Mark Milligan said that community policing was very good in this area and introduced Sue Gentry, Crime Prevention Officer, who asked for more volunteers in Neighborhood Watch. She warned about email scams, especially the “scary” ones which demanded money with death threats, and told us to never (!!!) give out personal information or send money and to report them to her at prevention@colliersheriff.org The Mayor had previously thanked Sue for all the goodies (eg, bike helmets, sports equipment) she brought from the Police Activity League for the area. The Mayor said that he has been working with ocean engineer Todd Ter rell and the DEP on the City Docks. He has turned over the documentation to T erry Smallwood who welcomes visitors to City Hall to talk about their docks. Until the situation is resolved, no work may be carried out on the City Docks. John Wilson was reassured by the Mayor that “what belongs to ECity will come back to the City” when he asked about the airport. New attorney s will consult with the County Manager about the matter. He was further tol d that the short-term rental problem at Club Everglades was being looked into. Councilor Parker Oglesby praised the mosquito spray truck and said t hat even when driver Ed Smith walked around, the swamp angels fled in fear. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, September 3, for the prelimina ry millage & budget hearing with another meeting on September 10. The Ma yor said that there is “no more free money” so he would be tightening up on excessive and unnecessary expense. If you have news, photos, announcements, or articles ... email mulletrapper@gmail.c om or phone 695-2397. CONTENTS nrrnnnnnrrnrrn n"#r$n #%n"&rn '() n n* TIDE TABLES RESTAURANTS Please note our new email address: mulletrapper@gmail.com

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The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn AUGUST 8, 2008 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 2 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com Wednesday, September 10: City Council Monday, October 6: last day for voter registration Monday, October 13: OFCD Advisory Board Sunday, November 2: clocks change (“fall back” 1 ho ur) Tuesday, November 4: general election THRIFT SHOP: Thurs, Fri, Sat, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm SKATING RINK: CLOSED FOR IMPROVEMENTS MUSEUM: Tues-Fri, 9 am to 5 pm; Sat, 9 am to 4 pm SMALLWOOD STORE: Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon; 11 am to 5 pm FOOD PANTRY: Sat, 8:30 to 10:30 am, Community Churc h ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Wed, 5 pm, Community Chur ch CHRIST-CENTERED ADDICTION RECOVERY PROGRAM, Chokolo skee Church of God, phone 695-4626 for schedule SHERIFF AT CITY HALL: Thurs, 8/7 (noon-2 pm) Mon, 8/11 (10 am noon) Wed, 8/13 (noon-2 pm) Fri, 8/ 15 (9-11 am) Tues, 8/19 (10-11:45 am) Thurs, 8/21 (3-5 p m) Mon, 8/25 (9:30-11:30 am) SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT 3 4 Hour of Prayer Everglades Community Church 7 pm 5 Aide to Congressman City Hall, 3 pm City Council City Hall, 5:30 pm 6 Ladies Coffee Ivey House 8 am 7 Lions Club Depot, 7 pm 8 9 Hunting Course see p.3 10 Hunting Course see p.3 11 Hour of Prayer Copeland Baptist Church,7 pm Early Voting starts 12 13 Ladies Coffee Ivey House 8 am 14 Pre-K & K enrollment see p.5 15 Pre-K & K enrollment see p.5 full moon 16 Mobile PetVet see p.3 17 Mobile PetVet see p.3 18 Hour of Prayer Chokoloskee Church of God 7 pm 19 BACK TO SCHOOL Reach Out Comm Church 8:30 am 20 Ladies Coffee Ivey House 8 am 21 Lions Club Bd Mtg Depot, 5 pm Copeland Civic Association 7 pm 22 23 Last Day for Early Voting 24 25 Hour of Prayer Holy Family Catholic Church 7 pm 26 Primary Election 27 Ladies Coffee Ivey House 8 am 28 29 new moon 30 Clyde Butcher Muck-About, call 695-2428 31 Clyde Butcher Muck-About, call 695-2428 SEPT 1 Labor Day Snook Season Hour of Prayer Everglades First Baptist Church 7 pm 2 Aide to Congressman City Hall, 3 pm 3 Ladies Coffee Ivey House 8 am City Council City Hall, 5:30 pm 4 5 6 AUGUST 2008

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The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn AUGUST 8, 2008 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 3 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com OBITUARY Beverly Hartman, 80, a seasonal resident in Chokoloskee, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, in hospital near her home in Mio, Michigan. She grew up during the Depression in a cabin with no electricity while her parents developed a small lake-side resort. After graduating first in her high school class, she worked in an insurance office until she married George and raised a family. She and her husband travelled all over the USA and first visited this area with friends in 1978. They returned in 1987 and bought a plot at ORA in 1992. She was an active volunteer at the Museum of the Everglades. She leaves her husband of almost 60 years, 4 children, 8 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. You can send a message to them at www.lashleyfuneralhome.com BARTON VISIT George Barton, aide to Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, will be at City Hall on Tuesday, September 2, at 3:00 p.m. to talk with constituents. MOBILE PET VET Dr Baker will be here on Saturday, August 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in McLeod Park, Everglades City, and from 2 to 4 p.m. in Copeland. On Sunday, August 17 she will be doing surgery by appointment only during the morning. Phone her at 777-PETS. HUNTING COURSE FWC will hold a free 16-hour Hunters’ Safety Class on Saturday and Sunday, August 9-10 at the Everglades Conservation and Sportsmen’s Club on Loop Road. from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. You must have passed a Hunters’ Safety Course to get a Florida hunting license, unless you were born before 6/1/1975. Students are not allowed to bring their own firearms but will get a chance to use a variety of guns and a bow. To register, phone Lynne or Susan at (561) 625-5122 or see www.myfwc.org Early Voting The polling station in City Hall will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 11, through Saturday, August 23 You can get absentee ballots for the August 26 Primary by filling in a from which is available from Dottie Joiner at City Hall. The position of Collier County Sheriff will be decided at this primary election because only one party is running candidates and anyone, regardless of affiliation, can vote. OCHOPEE FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT 07/25/08: Trouble Breathing, 63m I-75 07/26/08: Vehicle Fire, 55m I-75 07/27/08: Vehicle Accident, 74m I-75 07/27/08: Possible Stroke, Lee Cypress 07/28/08: Unknown Medical Problem 70m I-75 07/31/08: Ant Bite, SR-29 and US-41 07/31/08: Vehicle Fire, 67m I-75 07/31/08: Vehicle Fire, 67m I-75 08/01/08: Vehicle Accident, 68m I-75 08/01/08: Trouble Breathing, 67m I-75 08/01/08: Trouble Breathing, Ochopee 08/01/08: Neck Pain, 64m I-75 08/01/08: Assault Victim, Lee Cypress 08/02/08: Vehicle Accident, 69m I-75 08/03/08: Vehicle Fire, 66m I-75 08/04/08: Vehicle Accident, 75m I-75 08/04/08: Vehicle Accident, 52m I-75 08/04/08: Power Line Down, Everglades City 08/04/08: Vehicle Accident, 73m I-75 OFCD Board Holiday The OFCD Advisory Board is on summer recess until October 13. It normally meets on the 2 nd Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Fire Station. Members of the public are always welcome to attend. Big Cypress News Big Cypress National Preserve is open again to ORVs after the annual 60-day rest period. Air boats are also allowed now in Zone 4. However, Burns Lake and Monument Lake campgrounds remain closed until September 1. The former “Yellow Trail” in Bear Island is closed until further notice while it is worked on. TIDES FOR BARRON RIVER INFORMATION FROM http://TIDESANDCURRENTS.NOAA.GOV 08/08/2008 Fri 02:35AM 0.8 L 07:50AM 2.6 H 04:1 1PM 0.4 L 09:28PM 2.0 H 08/09/2008 Sat 03:10AM 0.9 L 08:45AM 2.6 H 05:2 4PM 0.3 L 08/10/2008 Sun 09:55AM 2.6 H 06:31PM 0.3 L 08/11/2008 Mon 02:58AM 2.1 H 06:17AM 1.0 L 11:0 8AM 2.6 H 07:29PM 0.2 L 08/12/2008 Tue 03:11AM 2.2 H 07:18AM 1.0 L 12:1 0PM 2.8 H 08:17PM 0.1 L 08/13/2008 Wed 02:48AM 2.2 H 08:06AM 0.9 L 12:5 9PM 3.0 H 08:59PM 0.0 L 08/14/2008 Thu 02:48AM 2.3 H 08:46AM 0.9 L 01:4 1PM 3.1 H 09:37PM -0.1 L 08/15/2008 Fri 03:08AM 2.4 H 09:24AM 0.8 L 02:1 8PM 3.2 H 10:11PM -0.1 L 08/16/2008 Sat 03:32AM 2.5 H 10:00AM 0.7 L 02:5 2PM 3.3 H 10:44PM -0.1 L 08/17/2008 Sun 03:58AM 2.6 H 10:37AM 0.5 L 03:2 7PM 3.2 H 11:16PM 0.0 L 08/18/2008 Mon 04:24AM 2.7 H 11:16AM 0.4 L 04:0 4PM 3.1 H 11:47PM 0.1 L 08/19/2008 Tue 04:47AM 2.8 H 11:57AM 0.3 L 04:4 6PM 3.0 H 08/20/2008 Wed 12:18AM 0.3 L 05:10AM 2.8 H 12:4 1PM 0.2 L 05:36PM 2.8 H 08/21/2008 Thu 12:49AM 0.4 L 05:33AM 2.9 H 01:3 2PM 0.2 L 06:39PM 2.5 H 08/22/2008 Fri 01:20AM 0.6 L 06:03AM 3.0 H 02:3 3PM 0.2 L 07:58PM 2.3 H MORE EVENTS ON PAGE 10

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The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn AUGUST 8, 2008 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 4 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com n n n n Yarns and Hand Knits Lessons 3804 E. Tamiami Trail Naples, FL 34112 239-793-8141 knittingwithnancy@embarqmail.com www.knittingwithnancy.com n n n n rr rr rr rr phone 695-2397 or email mulletrapper@gmail.com

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The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn AUGUST 8, 2008 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 5 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com Everglades City School phone: 377-9800 or 69 5-2561 website: www.collier.k12.fl.us/evg IMPORTANT DATES Tues, Aug 19: School Starts Thurs, Aug 28: Early Release Mon, Sept 1: Labor Day Thurs, Sept 11: Open House, 6:30 p.m. From Savannah’s Eyes We only have two more weeks until school, and I can't wait! My Mom and I went school shopping so we can be prepared for school. We went to the mall and bought some shirts with some jeans; this year we have to wear collared shirts with pants that have no rhinestones and things on the back and no rips. Then we went and got my supplies like some folders, erasers and other things. We went to school to get my supply list, then took off and bought the supplies. Also, I can't wait for school to start because I am in the 6th grade and I can play sports like volleyball which I am going to play. My favorite sport is volleyball so I am going to have a blast playing. I am so excited to go back to school to play volleyball and see all of my friends. Savannah Oglesby will be in the 6 th grade at Everglades City School and is a regular contributor to this paper. SCHOOL SUPPLIES Each class has a different list of requirements for supplies that students should bring to class. Obviously it depends on the students’ age but some of the common items are pencils & erasers, crayons, scissors, spiral notebooks, and folders. Also required are tissues and zip-lock baggies. You can get a copy of the list for your grade by visiting Candi at the school from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. See page 7 for School Bus times. More Summer Camp Photos Summer Camp is sponsored Reach Out Everglades & C.O.P.S., Inc., our neighborhood charity. Campers had a chance to ride in a special fire truc k during the trip to Wannado City this summer. Clothing Guidelines 1Polo style shirt, any solid color, short or long sleeve. 2Pants, knee-length shorts, and knee-length skirts must be solid color (khaki, navy, or black). No embellishments, embroidery, or sequins, etc. 3No altered Jeans or holes will be permitted. NO baggy pants or hip huggers, NO athletic/sport shorts, sweats/warm-up style pants outside Physical Ed class. 4Shoes with closed toe and heel for both male and female with no more than 1" heel. 5Socks in solid colors: white, khaki, navy, or black. ELEMENTARY STUDENTS ONLY: can wear jumpers in khaki, navy or black (no embellishments such as embroidery, sequins, etc). Pre-K and K Enrollment You can enroll any day from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You will need the following documentation to prove you live here and that your child was 4 years old before September 1. Proof of Residency, 2 of the following: Florida driver’s license electricity bill purchase or rental agreement for home Immunization Certificate: DOH 680 Proof of Age (birth certificate, baptism certificate)

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The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn AUGUST 8, 2008 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 6 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com nr Sales Service Maintenance CALL ANYTIME 239-695-2278 239-253-2882 239-253-4860 Licensed CAC 1815185 nr 105 West Broadway. Everglades City, FL Open: Tuesday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm Saturdays, 9 am – 4 pm Admission is Free VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Contact Martha at 695 0008 A Pleasure to Serve You JIM COLETTA County Commissioner, District 5 www.JimColetta.com (239) 455-7882 Political advertisement paid for and approved by Jim Coletta, Republican, for County Commission nrr rnrrrn Grass cutting, mulching, sod laying, tree trimming, planting, etc ... Rick Perez Lawn & Maintenance LLC Licensed and Insured. (239) 214-1408 n n n n rr rr rr rr phone 695-2397 or email mulletrapper@gmail.com

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The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn AUGUST 8, 2008 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 7 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com EVERGLADES CITY SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE 2008-2009 SCHOOL STARTS AT 8:15 AM BUS #668 RUN ID:EVG.001 7:20 AM: PLANTATION PKY & PLANTATION DR 7:21 AM: 41 FLAMINGO DR E 7:21 AM: FLAMINGO DR E & EGRET LN 7:22 AM: PLANTATION PKY & EGRET LN 7:25 AM: LOT #2 & PLANTATION PKY 7:33 AM: DEMERE LN & LOPEZ LN 7:34 AM: MAMIE ST & HAMILTON 7:34 AM: MAMIE ST & CHOKOLOSKEE DR 7:35 AM: CHOKOLOSKEE DR & SMALLWOOD DR 7:50 AM: SCHOOL: EVERGLADES BUS #680 RUN ID:EVG.002 6:18 AM: 57229 TAMIAMI TRL S 6:34 AM: TAMIAMI TRL S & BURNS LAKE RD 6:45 AM: TAMIAMI TRL E & BIRDON RD 6:59 AM: TAMIAMI TRL S & MAHOGANY DR 7:14 AM: 32350 TAMIAMI TRL S 7:27 AM: JANES SCENI DR & LAKE GLORIA RD 7:30 AM: 15959 JANES SCENIC DR 7:34 AM: 53896 JANES SCENIC DR 7:42 AM: JANES SCENIC DR & LEE CYPRESS 8:00 AM: SCHOOL: EVERGLADES BUS #681 RUN ID:EVG.003 6:34 AM: NEWPORT DR & NEW PORT CAY 6:34 AM: MORNING STAR CAY & NEWPORT DR 6:41 AM: 255 CAYS DR 6:42 AM: WINDWARD CAY & CAY DR 7:05 AM: SR 29 & WAGON WHEEL RD (CR 837) 7:17 AM: 22770 SR 29 (KIDDER RES) 7:17 AM: FR 124 SR 29 (BROWNS RES) 7:23 AM: 22929 SR 29 (WOOTEN RES) 7:32 AM: CHURCH ST & OLD TRAIN LN 7:33 AM: JANES SCENIC DR & SEABOARD VLAS 7:50 AM: SCHOOL: EVERGLADES SCHOOL ENDS AT 2:45 PM BUS #668 RUN ID:EVG.101 2:45 PM: SCHOOL: EVERGLADES 3:00 PM: CHOKOLOSKEE POST OFFICE 3:04 PM: DEMERE LN & LOPEZ LN 3:05 PM: MAMIE ST & HAMILTON 3:05 PM: MAMIE ST & CHOKOLOSKEE DR 3:06 PM: CHOKOLOSKEE DR & SMALLWOOD DR 3:16 PM: PLANTATION PKY & PLANTATION DR 3:17 PM: 41 FLAMINGO DR E 3:17 PM: FLAMINGO DR E & EGRET LN 3:18 PM: PLANTATION PKY & EGRET LN 3:21 PM: LOT #2 & PLANTATION PKY BUS #680 RUN ID:EVG.102 2:45 PM: SCHOOL: EVERGLADES 3:07 PM: JANES SCENI DR & LAKE GLORIA RD 3:10 PM: 15959 JANES SCENIC DR 3:14 PM: 53896 JANES SCENIC DR 3:22 PM: JANES SCENIC DR & LEE CYPRESS 3:28 PM: 32350 TAMIAMI TRL S 3:30 PM: TAMIAMI TRL S & MAHOGANY DR 4:00 PM: 57229 TAMIAMI TRL S 4:21 PM: TAMIAMI TRL S & BURNS LAKE RD 4:33 PM: TAMIAMI TRL E & BIRDON RD BUS #681 RUN ID:EVG.103 2:45 PM: SCHOOL: EVERGLADES 3:08 PM: CHURCH ST & OLD TRAIN LN 3:09 PM: JANES SCENIC DR & SEABOARD VLAS 3:20 PM: 22929 SR 29 (WOOTEN RES) 3:20 PM: FR 124 SR 29 (BROWNS RES) 3:20 PM: 22770 SR 29 (KIDDER RES) 3:30 PM: SR 29 & WAGON WHEEL RD (CR 837) 3:56 PM: NEWPORT DR & NEW PORT CAY 3:56 PM: MORNING STAR CAY & NEWPORT DR 4:03 PM: 255 CAYS DR 4:04 PM: WINDWARD CAY & CAY DR

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The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn AUGUST 8, 2008 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 8 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com A Good Day of Fishing by Patty Huff Last day of July, temperature in the 90’s with lots of clouds forming in the sky. The fishing was great with my husband as my guide. My first catch was a nice size Black Drum but it was the Redfish that we wanted for dinner. Redfish or Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) is a fun fish to catch since it puts up a good fight and is especially good eating. Later in the day I caught three Snook (all over 14 pounds) but the season for Snook is closed until September 1 so the Redfish was a nice catch. The beer bottles, of course, were used for chilling the fish, not for human consumption! Enjoy your summer here in the Everglades ... New Release of Old “Tarpon” Film “This long-lost gem of a film has acquired cult status in the fly fishing world,” says author Carl Hiaasen, “and with good reason. It has the most breathtaking footage of the tarpon-stalking experience that you’ll ever see. Like the fish itself, this is a work of art.” He is talking about the 1974 film “Tarpon” which was shot in Key West in 1973. It has recently been restored by UYA Films after the filmmaker’s daughter saved it from a dripping barn in the Normandy countryside where it lay untouched for the last 35 years. French filmmaker Christian Odasso co-directed the film with Guy de la Valdne, an avid fly-fishing angler, after he visited the Florida Keys in 1972 and was enraptured by the aesthetics and ethics of the catch-and-release fishing. While the footage focuses on the magnificence of tarpon, the directors chose to interview many of the top guides and conservationists of the era and include their observations and concerns about the future of the fish they pursued. “Tarpon” (53 minutes, $34.95) is available on DVD from The Book Mailer at website www.thebookmailer.com or by phone on 1-800-874-4171. Flamingo Plan Gets Go-Ahead The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Flamingo Commercial Services Plan (CSP) project Strong public involvement played an important role in developing the Flamingo CSP. The approved FONSI is based on Alternative D, identified as the Preferred Alternat ive, when it was released for public review and comment between Apri l 14, and May 15, 2008. Superintendent Kimball is pleased with the outcome of the planning process and the cooperative spirit in whic h it was developed. “I’m eager to now focus on bringing the plan to reality since I have heard frequently from so many of you what a special place Flamingo is, how much you care about it, and how important it is to the community and those that car e about Everglades National Park. I’m committed to the chal lenge of reestablishing Flamingo, once again, as a premier d estination and ‘gateway’ to Florida Bay, the park’s backcountr y and the Wilderness Waterway” The Final Plan provides for an enhanced mix of com mercial services for landand water-based accommodations, education and recreation activities. The Plan emphasizes ecofriendly development concepts and sustainable design feature s that take into account Flamingo’s location in a high hazard f lood zone. The mix of overnight lodging and facilities described i n Alternative D reflects these critical issues and the unique marke t conditions at Flamingo. The Plan calls for a single, elevated lodge/restau rant; elevated cottages; houseboats; eco-tents; additional service s in the marina area; two backcountry chickees in Florida Bay; a ne w amphitheater; and new park and concessioner housing and maintenance facilities to efficiently support the o perations. The Plan also includes the RV campground remaining at T Loop with electrical hookups added; a new boat transfer servi ce at the Buttonwood Canal plug; a wider array of guided tour s, programs and livery services; provides for a modest environm entallyfriendly pool at the lodge; and continues access to Eco Pond. During peak season a Flamingo circulator shuttle wo uld transport visitors to key destinations and a “Yellow Bike” sy stem would provide overnight guests with enhanced access to th e marina, lodging and other visitor services, while reducing the frequency of private vehicle use. With redevelopment focused on a reduced building f ootprint, approximately 50 acres would be restored to natural conditions. In addition to enhancing long-popular recreational act ivities (boating, fishing, paddling, hiking, backcountry ex ploration, wildlife viewing and photography), Flamingo will be come a more prominent educational venue for telling the importa nt stories of Flamingo and the Everglades: Flamingo’s colorful na tural and cultural history, the long-term goals and challenge s for Everglades restoration, and offering learning opportunities re garding issues like climate change, sea level rise and sustainable development. For more information about the plan or to obtain a copy of the FONSI, visit the Everglades National Park website: www.nps.gov/ever and under “Quicklinks” go to the Flamingo Commercial Service Plan, or contact Fred Herling, Project Manager at 305-242-7704 or fred_herling@nps.gov.

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The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn AUGUST 8, 2008 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 9 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com n Before the ACL train first roared into the Depot 80 years ago, there was already a rail link to Everglades. The little carts usually carried grapefruit from the farm in Deep Lake to the river where the produce then went by boat to Key West. The farm was owned by Walter Langford of Ft Myers and his partner John Roach, a streetcar operator in Chicago. Thus, the connection with Barron Collier who bought Deep Lake in 1922 as his first investment in this area. Soon after the trees were planted in 1900, the famous protected wild turkeys were brought in to eat the grasshoppers that were destroying the crop. The description of this photo from the Florida State Archives is People sitting on railroad handcars: Photographed in the Spring of 1917 on a stretch of railroad line that connected Everglades City and Deep Lake. Thanks to the “history detectives” who identified Leafy Thompson as one of the women in the picture of Deaconess Bedell in our last issue (7/25/08). However, everyone said “I recognize the other woman but can’t remember her name” so if you know it, please phone us! FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM NEWS Carol Moseman is starting on the much-awaited quilt that features Tshirts from Seafood Festival. She will keep us up-to-date on her progress in a special “blog” which will be linked to the Friends’ website www.evergladesmuseum.org However, she still needs Festival shirts from 1987 and 1994. And, she would like a Hurricane Wilma shirt. If you can help, phone her at 695-2159 or drop off the shirts at the Museum. CLAM FRITTERS by Cyril Santini 1 1/2 doz clams 3/4 cup clam liquid 1 1/2 cups flour 1 tsp. salt &. pepper 1/2 cup milk 3 eggs, beaten 1 Tbsp. melted butter or cooking fat Separate clams from liquid. (save both). Split the clams, remove dark stomach contents. Rinse in cold water. Mince clams as fine as possible. Sift flour, salt, and pepper. Add clam liquor, milk and eggs. Stir until smooth. Add butter and minced clams. Saut in cast iron skillet in thin cakes or drop spoonfuls in hot fat (380 degrees). Cook until golden brown. Cyril Santini was born and raised on Chokoloskee Is land, the 2nd son of "Tino" and Mary Frances (Daniels) Santini. This recipe was contribu ted by Cyril's granddaughter, Marci Townley Hallock, of Tillamook, Oregon, and appears in the Chokoloskee Church of God Commemorative Cookbook. Knitting Lessons Knitting is one of those relaxing ways to keep your hands busy while you watch TV or the sunset. It also can give you a great sense of achievement to create something attractive and useful. Nancy Camposano, whose store “Knitting with Nancy” is on the Trail opposite Towne Center, offers a variety of lessons for different skill levels. The schedule for August is: Help Class: Every Monday at 2:00-4:00 Finishing: Tues 8/12 at 10:30-12:30 Cotton Jacket: Tues 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26 at 10:30-12:30 Felted Slippers: Wed 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 at 10:30-12:30 Crochet for Knitters: Wed 8/27 at 1:30-3:30 Kids Jacket: Thurs 8/7, 8/14, 8/21 at 10:30-12:30 Beginners: Fri 8/15, 8/22, 8/29 at 10:30-12:30 Charges vary and materials are included for some of the projects Nancy also gives private lessons by appointment. For more info and registration, phone her at (239) 793-8141. nrr nrr nrr nrr Kim Perraud found this idea in the magazine “ Real Simple ”: Plant marigolds in your garden or in pots on your p orch to keep away mosquitoes. The website www.realsimple.com also suggests that “no-see-ums” don’t like geraniums. Let us know if either tip works!

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The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn AUGUST 8, 2008 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 10 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com by Patricia Huff One of our most attractive native palms is the Buccaneer Palm ( Pseudophoenix sargentii ). Although this unusual palm is sometimes costly to purchase and slow growing, it is capable of tolerating the extremes of our Everglades climate from torrential rains to long periods of drought. The Buccaneer is found in the Caribbean and in the Florida Keys but also grows well in our Everglades area. This palm has beautiful gray-green pinnate leaves that grow up to 10 feet. The average height is also between 10 and 15 feet. It would be a very attractive palm for your garden if you are willing to pay a little extra for its beauty. "Bugging Out" Dennis Giardina, former manager of Fakahatchee Strand Preserve, will give a lecture about his search in Central America for a parasite of the Mexican bromeliad weevil on Monday, August 11, at 12 noon as part of the Brown Bag Series at Rookery Bay. For info, contact Susan Cone at (239) 417-6310, ext. 413. Coping with Sight Problems The Lely Palms Retirement Center in Naples is sponsoring an outreach event on Tuesday, August 19 at 12:30 p.m. Staff of the VIP Center (Visually Impaired Persons) of Southwest Florida will present aspects of training for those with vision problems and for those who wish to learn how to be effective in assisting them. The event is open to the public. There will also be current models of low-vision products on display and for demonstration. For info, call Sandy Martin at (239) 265-5355. Eco-Tourism Lecture Rookery Bay will host a presentation “Creatures of the Intertidal” on Thursday, August 21 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Environmental Learning Center in Naples (just west on CR-951 where it crosses US-41). The program, which is geared to eco-tour leaders, is free but registration is required. Phone Alberto Chavez at (239) 417-6310 ext. 231. For more info, see www.rookerybay.com Don’t Feed Gators! According to an FWC press release, airboat captains in Broward County were charged with illegally feeding gators after undercover FWC officers took boat rides as tourists. The penalty for illegally feeding gators is up to 60 days in jail and/or a $500 fine. If you see someone feeding a gator or any other wildlife abuse, phone FWC at 1-800-404-3922. You could be eligible for a reward. The Everglades by Barbara Hoffman Daniels An unspoiled moon Blessed the virgin glades Through the cabbage palm fronts In the olden days. A bullfrog choir Carried on the wind A haunting refrain Through a magical glen. Wild orchid blooms Like ghostly specters Lured wild honey bees To drink of the nectar. Great white herons Preened Snowy white wings Atop the tall slash pines As the katydids sang. Above the green forest floor Where predators stalked, The whip-poor-wills cry Joined the limpkins call. Lush water lillies bloomed Dressing fresh water ponds Where the cries of the loon Could be heard from beyond. A red fox barked From a thicket of pines As a cat squirrel scampered Up a fig tree vine. The long legged deer Pranced proud and free Their lithe and grace Like a Fantasy. Beside muddy creeks The crawdads crawled While the raccoons played And a black bear bawled. The cattails rustled In the summer nights breeze Casting their spells To the tops of the trees, Where the wise old owl With his solemn stare Blinked now and then And cried “Who Goes There”. Barbara Hoffman Daniels grew up in Everglades City. She lived for over thirty years in the Big Cypress.

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The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn AUGUST 8, 2008 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 11 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com Class of 1968 Reunion June 28, 2008 Our thanks to Denise Fussell for these photos of the reunion at the Seafood Depot which was organized by Lynn and Gary McMillin. Denise reports that Buddy & Beth Todd came down from Alabama and went swimming in the river, for old-times’ sake. Among those attending were Glenna (Butler) & Johnny Potter, Crystal (Hamilton) & Billy Potter, Lynn (Hancock) & Gary McMillin, Gene Wooten, Hazel Mitchell, Bob Wells, JimBob Singletary, David Fussell, Cecelia (Drake) & Eddie Martin, Brenda McDowell, Irene & Iris & Theresa Todd, Lonnie Jensen, and Larry Harmon. Family members and grads from other classes also came along for a great time.

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The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn AUGUST 8, 2008 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 12 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com RESTAURANT NEWS City Seafood: 11 am 6 pm; daily Everglades Scoop: 11 am 5 pm; MonSat Glades Haven Deli: 6 am 6 pm; Sun Thurs 6 am 9 pm; Fri Sat Ivey House: 7 9:30 am; daily Leebo’s: 4 pm; Mon Sat and noon; Sunday Right Choice Pizzeria: pizza: 5 9 pm; Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun Rod & Gun: 6:30 10 am Breakfast; Sat, Sun 11:30 am 9 pm; daily Seafood Depot: 11 am 9 pm; daily Subway: 10 am 8 pm; daily Susie’s Station: 11 am 5:00 pm; daily The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn PUBLISHER Patricia A. Huff, Snook Publications P O Box 617, Everglades City, FL, 34139 (239) 695-2397, mulletrapper@gmail.com EDITORS Patty Huff & Marya Repko CONTRIBUTORS Helen Bryan, Barbara Daniels, Bill Lindsay, Peyton Bee be, Shirley Leonard, Savannah Oglesby, Bob N. Wallace, Adela Padron-Butler, Lisa Marteeney, Trina Mitchell PRODUCTION layout: Marya Repko, printing: Snook Publications PUBLISHER’S STATEMENT We aim to provide local news of interest to the exten ded community of Everglades City, Chokoloskee, Plantation Island, Lee Cypress, Copeland, Jerome, and Ochopee. We strive to present the facts accurately without political bias or personal opinion. The views expressed in signed articles are not necessar ily those of the editors or publisher. SUBSCRIPTION RATES 25¢ per issue or $38 per year by US Post +!!",rr%#&-rn nnnr nnnnr www.evergladesmulletrapper.com n n n n ----------------------------------------------------FOR SALE House and Barn, Jerome: on 1.02 Acres. No Qualify. 6.9% 40 year fixed. Sale pr ice $249K, 10% down. Bad Credit Okay. For info, phone 321-439-7635. ----------------------------------------------------FOR SALE: Used washer & dryer, works good, $250. Used gas cooking stove with electric start, $300. Phone 239-695-2177. ----------------------------------------------------FOR SALE, Condo: 1bed, 1bath, large livingroom, wraparound balcony, pool privileges, sheltered parking, rental potential at managed site. Only $169,000. Phone 239-289-7477. ----------------------------------------------------GOLF CART: Club Car with unique custom airbrush paint job of Everglades scenery with popular wildlife of area. Truck bed and hitch installed to pull boat. Great deal at $2500 Contact Judy at 695-2929. COUCH and LOVESEAT: Reddish leather couc h and loveseat (excellent condition) A steal of a deal for $600. Contact Judy at 695-2929. SHED: Custom made shed that fits golf cart 'yellow with white trim', fits nicely beside mobile home and is made of sturdy construction. $2500. Contact Judy at 695-2929. ----------------------------------------------------To place your Classified Ad, contact us at: mulletrapper@gmail.com or phone 695-2397 ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS date _______________________ Please make check payable to “Snook Publications” and send to Snook Publications, P O Box 617, Everglades City, F L, 34139 ___ The MULLET RAPPER by post ($38) ___ The MULLET RAPPER by email ($10) NAME ___________________________________________ E MAIL ______________________________________________ STREET / P.O.BOX: ALTERNATE ADDRESS _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _____ CITY ____________________________________________ CITY ______________________________________________ ___ STATE ________ ZIP ____________________________ S TATE _________ ZIP ________________________________ MONTHS AT ALTERNATE ADDRESS __JAN __FEB __MAR __APR __MAY __JUN __JUL __AUG __SEP __OCT __NOV __DEC 08/08/08 ----------------------------------------------------We had this email from Big Cypress Gallery after their Job Ad last week: We have hired a local gal for the position. Thank you for your help with the ad in the Mullet Rapper. ----------------------------------------------------PUT YOUR JOB ADS IN THE RAPPER no charge! phone us at 695-2397 Happy Birthday to the RAPPER website! Our website www.evergladesmulletrapper.com went live one year ago. We are pleased with the number of “hits” that have been recorded on the statistics page. The most read items are the current issue, restaurants, inserts, and back issues. Thanks are due to our website hosts Exploritech of Naples who also designed the site and patiently taught us how to update it.