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25 ¢ The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area MAY 24 – JUNE 6, 2013 2013, Snook Publications P O Box 617, Everglades City, FL, 34139 Volume VII Issue #186 Future of ECity Post Office? Surveys & Meeting The Postal Service will hold a meeting to answer questions and provide additional information about the future plans of the Everglades City Post Office. Surveys were sent to all 34139 zip-code customers earlier this month. The deadline for the survey is Thursday, May 30 The location of the public meeting has been changed to the Everglades Community Church in the Louise Collier Jinkins Fellowship Hall at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 13. Local management will share the results of the survey and answer questions. A final decision about the Everglades City Post Office will be made after this public meeting. This will enable the Postal Service to obtain all community input and opinions, from both the surveys and the meeting. Please plan to attend this important public community meeting. G G R R A A D D U U A A T T I I O O N N I I S S S S U U E E GRADUATION CEREMONY Friday, May 31 School Cafetorium, 7:00 p.m. Everyone is Welcome to Congratulate our Everglades City School Graduates! THEIR FUTURE PLANS ARE: Morgan Daffin plans to attend college to seek a degree in business with an emphasis on photography. Kayla Grala will work in the health field, first attending Edison State College for two years, then she w ill pursue a degree in physical therapy at Florida Gulf Coast University. Tyler Lewis will attend Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology to study marine mechanics. Salem Louwsma and Levi Robbins will work in Miami in an apprentice program for captains and seaman. Reagan Richardson will be attending Edison State College in the health field for respiratory care. Miranda Rincon will be studying pre-law at Southeastern Florida University in Lakeland. Paige Robinson will study cosmetology at the Paul Mitchell Academy. Hector Roldan has plans to study architecture at the Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology. See Photos and Awards on pages 9 and 10 RON SLUTTER MEMORIAL/PRAYER GARDEN by Millie Wallace In case you are wonder ing what is going on with the work at The Everglades Community Church, they have just broken ground for the Ron Slutter Memorial/Prayer Garden. This has been in the planning stages since the death of Ron Slutter a little over a year ago (see Rapper, 5/11/12) At that time memorial funds were given and additional contributions have been made to enable the church to proceed with this project. When it is finished, hopefully by the end of the year, it will be a beautifully landscaped garden on the circle side of the church with a fountain in the center and benches to enable a person to linger for awhile and enjoy. A columbarium is planned as a repository for remains of a loved one. There will also be a scatter garden if a person prefers to scatter the remains in the ground. At the end of the garden, there will be A Tree of Life. A “leaf” (plaque) may be placed there in memory of a loved one. It is hoped a person can enter this quiet place to pray and meditate, leaving with a sense of peace and serenity. TIDE TABLE RESTAURANTS CONTENTS Calendar p. 2 Gulf Coast p. 8 Events p. 3 Sheriff’s Report p. 8 School p. 5 Graduates p. 9 Sawfish p. 7 Awards p.10 Recipe p. 7 Churches p.11 Savannah p. 7 Jobs p.11 FL Tales p. 8 Obituary p.11 TIDES & RESTAURANTS p.11 CLASSIFIED p.12 FEATURE: GRADUATES p.9 If you have news, photos, announcements, or articles ... email mulletra pp er @g or phone 695-2397.


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area MAY 24, 2013 email: PAGE 2 June 29: Independence Day Parade & Celebration July 8, 15: Summer Camp July 19: Hot Summer Nights July 23: Food Bank Aug 6: City Council, National Night Out Aug13: Food Bank Aug 28: BigC ORVs Aug31-Sept 2: Butcher Labor Day Muck-About THRIFT SHOP: Thurs, Sat, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm SKATING RINK: Fri, Sat, 7-10 pm DR DEMARTINO: Closed for summer LITTLE GATOR CLINIC: Closed for summer FOOD PANTRY: Sat, 8:30-10:30 am, Community Church AA: Wed, 5:00 pm, Community Church AL-ANON: Thurs, 12 noon, Community Church NA: Sat, 11:30 am, Community Center (Skating Rink) MUSEUM: Tues-Fri, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sat, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm SMALLWOOD STORE: Daily, 11 am to 5 pm SHERIFF AT CITY HALL: Mon, 5/27 (9-10 am) Wed, 5/29 (9-10 am) OFFICE HOURS POSTED IN CITY HALL SHERIFF: 695-2007 CITY HALL: 695-3781 PUBLIC LIBRARY: 695-2511 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 695-3941 AIRPORT: 695-2778 FAKAHATCHEE: 695-4593 BIG CYPRESS: 695-2000 NATIONAL PARK: 695-3311 CURBSIDE TRASH PICKUP (FRIDGES, WASHING MACHINES, TVS): 252-2380 COLLIER COUNTY: 252-8999 SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT 19 20 Hour of Prayer Chokoloskee Church of God 7 pm 21 Reach Out City Hall, 8:30 am 22 Ladies Coffee Island Caf 8 am 23 Chokoloskee Bridge Public Meeting 5 pm RAPPER 24 Elementary/ Middle School Awards see p.5 full moon 25 Boat Safety Event see p.3 26 27 Memorial Day Hour of Prayer Holy Family Catholic Church 7 pm 28 29 Ladies Coffee City Seafood 8 am BigC ORVs see p.3 30 Post Office Survey Deadline see p.1 31 High School Graduation see p.1 JUNE 1 Hurricane Season Starts Artists Deadline see p.3 2 3 Hour of Prayer Everglades Community Church 7 pm 4 Last Day of School Congressional Visit see p.3 5 Ladies Coffee Island Caf 8 am 6 RAPPER 7 new moon 8 9 10 Hour of Prayer Copeland Baptist Church 7 pm Vacation Bible School see p.3 OFCD Mtg see p.3 Chamber Mtg 11 Harry Chapin Food Bank see p.3 12 Ladies Coffee City Seafood 8 am 13 Post Office Meeting see p.1 Lions Club Depot, 5:30 pm 14 15 16 Fathers’ Day 17 Chokoloskee Church of God 7 pm 18 19 Ladies Coffee Island Caf 8 am 20 RAPPER 21 22 MAY / JUNE 2013


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area MAY 24, 2013 email: PAGE 3 BOATING SAFETY EVENT On Saturday, May 25 the Everglades National Park and U.S. Coast Guard will be conducting complimentary vessel inspections between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm at the Gulf Coast Ranger Station in Everglades City. All are invited to come take advantage of this opportunity. Memorial Day Closings Everglades City School, as well as City Hall, County Library, and the Post Offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, in honor of the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. BigC ORVs Big Cypress National Preserve's Off-road Vehicle Advisory Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 29, from 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center. For details, go to parkmgmt/orvadvisory-committee.htm or call 695-1107. June 1 Deadline for Artists The Everglades National Park Artist in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) is accepting applications until June 1 for month-long residencies in Everglades National Park for visual and performing artists, writers, and composers. More information about the program, including 2013 artists, can be found at or you may email Transit Development Plan The public comment period for the Draft TDP Report (on display at City Hall) will end June 3 Collier Area Transit operates in compliance with FTA requirements and ensures that services are made available and equitably distributed, and provides equal access and mobility to any one without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, gender or age. For more info, call Michelle Edwards-Arnold at 252-5841; CONGRESSIONAL VISIT Karen Harmon, the District Representative in Collier County at the office of Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, will meet with constituents in City Hall on Tuesday, June 4, at 3:00 p.m. For information, phone 348-1620. EMS, Fire, and Sheriff’s Department, as well as the military were honored on May 11 with a Fish Fry and Cake. Hurricane season starts June 1 – don’t forget to: clean out canned or dried food, throw away anything out of date (eat what is almost gone and replace) refresh water containers (throw old water on garden) buy extra toilet paper, candles, matches, lighters, batteries, mosquito coils, BBQ gas/fuel buy extra dog/cat food, animal meds make list of emergency contacts (family, friends) for easy access, make copies of medical prescriptions test simple dial-up phone (assume cell phones out of servi ce, no electricity) VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL First Baptist Church of Everglades City will hold Vacation Bible School for Pre-K through 6th grades on June 10-14 An evening program for older kids may also be offered. Early registration is appreciated. Call 695-3871 or email with name, grade, phone and parent info. There will also be pre-registration at the church. Harry Chapin Food Bank Mobile Pantry 11 am to 1 pm McLeod Park June 11, July 23 and August 13. JOIN THE PARADE The theme for our Independence Day Parade on Saturday, June 29, is “Stars & Stripes” so start thinking about how you are going to decorate your float, golf cart, swamp buggy, bicycle, or other means of transportation (including your feet). There will be prizes for the best floats. To join the parade, call Elaine at 695-2695. OCHOPEE FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT 05/09/13: Structure Fire (Mutual Aid), Marco Is 05/09/13: Brush Fire (Mutual Aid), East Naples 05/09/13: Emergency Medical, Everglades City 05/13/13: Vehicle Fire, 63 MM I-75 05/13/13: Vehicle Accident, Ochopee 05/13/13: Vehicle Accident, 57 MM I-75 05/13/13: Emergency Med, Plantation Island 05/14/13: Emergency Med, Chokoloskee 05/16/13: Emergency Medical, Copeland 05/17/13: Emergency Med, Everglades City 05/17/13: Emergency Med, 63 MM I-75 05/18/13: Emergency Med, 58 MM I-75 05/18/13: Call Box Activation, 77 MM I-75 05/19/13: Emergency Medical, Chokoloskee 05/19/13: Emergency Medical, Ochopee 05/19/13: Vehicle Accident, 66 MM I-75 Ochopee Fire Control District Advisory Board will meet Monday, June 10, at Port of the Islands at 4:00 p.m. DOCTOR’S CLINIC Dr. Kirk DeMartino of Marco Island will return to Everglades City to see patients next season. You can visit him in Marco Island by phoning (239) 642-5552. MOBILE PET VET Dr. Lopez will not be visiting Everglades City until late summer or fall. For more information, phone 777-7387 or see Little Gator Clinic The walk-in clinic for youngsters is closed for the summer. Caf Leads Fireworks Fund! The Island Caf collection box for the Fireworks Fund has brought in over $80 and is leading the race to be the business with the highest donations. Second in the rankings is Gator Express with almost $65 so it's going to be a close contest. The winner will receive a trophy to be proud of for having customers with community spirit. If you would prefer to receive an acknowledgement of your contribution for tax purposes, you can drop off a check or cash to Lisa in City Hall or post a check to Everglades City Fi reworks Fund, P.O. Box 110, Everglades City, FL 34139. BEACH PARKING STICKERS The Everglades City Branch of the Collier County Public Library is now providing beach parking stickers to County residents. Stop by and see Roberta.


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area MAY 24, 2013 email: PAGE 4 Daily Weekly Monthly Rentals River Wilderness WATERFRONT VILLAS FREE WI-FI SCREEN PORCH CANOES SWIMMING POOL BOAT RAMP DOCK OUTDOOR BBQ 210 Collier Ave. Everglades City, FL 34139 239-695-4499 Triad Seafood Market & Caf Daily 10:30 am – until Full Table Service Stone Crabs Shrimp Conch Crab Cakes Homemade Key Lime Pies Orlo & Pam Hilton (239) 695-2662 “On the River behind the School” O p en 6 am Closed for the summer. Thank you for your business S ee y ou in the Fall EVERGLADES LIONS CLUB Serving our community with eye and hearing assistance since the 1950's. Call us with your needs. New members welcome. Come join our unique organization. Phone Elaine 695-2695 or email Temporarily Closed – Call 695-2682 for more information onre openingsometimethissummer


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area MAY 24, 2013 email: PAGE 5 SCHOOL NEWS Everglades City School phone: 377-9800 or 695-2561 website: ww GREAT GATORS for May 1st Grade: Corben Freshour Danny Pablo-Ramirez 2nd Grade: Billy Smallwood, Emily Ortiz, Slade Johnson 3rd Grade: Morgan Herrin 6th Grade: Claybrook Story 7th Grade: Haleigh Levingston 8th Grade: Triston Kibodeaux Message from the Principal “On behalf of the students and staff at Everglades City School, we would like to thank all of the community members who shared and assisted with our success this year. It truly takes a village to raise a child and Everglades City is great place to do this.” Senior Class of 2013 Mr. Chappell’s Physical Science Class built a Roller Coaster Lab ( photo on left ) Savannah Oglesby was recently awarded National American Miss CONGRATULATIONS TO 2013 PROM KING Salem Louwsma and QUEEN Paige Robinson PRE-KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION CLASS – May 24 Congratulations to Mrs. Liza Wells and her graduates: Jessica Cruz-Matias, Trenton Dampier, Gilbert England, Morgan Forbes, Brier Hamblin, Hannah Levingston, Dalton Lucas, Joseph Palacios, Kelly Smallwood, Ch ase Stokes, and Alethia Weeks. Photo Courtesy of Melissa Owen MEMORIAL DAY AT SUN-N-FUN LAGOON MONDAY, MAY 27 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Memorial Day marks the beginning of the summer vacation season and the beginning of Sun-N-Fun Lagoon’s summer hours. Starting May 27, the water park will be open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. In honor of the occasion, admission to Sun-NFun Lagoon will be discounted on Memorial Day $8 for visitors 48 inches and taller; $4.50 for visitors under 48” tall. IMPORTANT DATES Fri, May 24 Elementary/Middle School Awards Mon, May 27 Memorial Day, No School Fri, May 31 Early Dismissal Graduation, 7 p.m., Cafeteria Mon, June 3 Early Dismissal Tues, June 4 Last Day of School, Early Dismissal Mon, June 10 Apply for Teen Academy


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area MAY 24, 2013 email: PAGE 6 Tri-County Cooling & Refrigeration, Inc. Sales Service Maintenance CALL ANYTIME 239-253-4860 Licensed CAC 1817126 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Greet Visitors in the Museum Meet people from around the corner or around the world! Phone Martha 695-0008.


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area MAY 24, 2013 email: PAGE 7 May 2013 Sawfish Abundance Survey by Dana M. Bethea, NOAA Fisheries, Panama City Laboratory, Panama City, FL The May research expedition was successful in sighting and capturing newborns in all three areas where sampling occurs. In Everglades National Park, one young-of-theyear was sighted at Mud Bay. In Goodland, 4 young-of-the-year were captured and tagged. In the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, one young-of-the-year was captured and tagged in Faka Union Bay. All acoustic receiver stations were removed from Everglades National Park on May 6, 2013. The first stage of the acoustic tagging portion of the project is complete and researchers hope to have a peerreviewed publication of the work by year’s end. The Smalltooth Sawfish Abundance Survey field team will be back in Everglades City June 10-16. Smalltooth sawfish were listed as endangered in 2003 under the Endangered Species Act and the current core population is limited to waters off the coast of southwest Florida. It is illegal to target, possess, or injure this animal, but incidental encounters with fishermen do occur. If you see or encounter a smalltooth sawfish, please contact the International Sawfish Encounter Database at (352) 392-2360. Input and cooperation from the public is greatly valued. Please exercise caution when untangling a sawfish from fishing line and never remove the saw. This research follows permits EVER-2013-SCI-0008 and ESA-13330. Funding is provided through the NOAA Fisheries Service Southeast Regional Office in St. Petersburg, FL. Photo caption: Field party chief, Dana M. Bethea, tags a young-of-the-year smalltooth sawfish at Goodland on May 9, 2013, while interns, Ashley Pacicco and Paula Higgingson, hold the animal steady. Photo credit: Dana M. Bethea, NOAA Fisheries Panama City Laborator Recipe for Good Eating BREAKFAST CUPCAKES Submitted by Helen Bryan This is a really easy dish to prepare, and serving is completely self-contained and can just be picked up and popped on a plate. 10 oz shredded hash brown potatoes 1 thick slice of deli ham, chopped 1 large egg, lightly beaten or 1 smoked beef sausage, chopped 2 TBS flour cup mozzarella cheese, grated small sweet onion, coarsely grated 5 eggs, lightly scrambled cup “Four cheeses”, shredded chives for garnish Salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste Preheat the oven to 400 and lightly spray a 6-cup muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. If using fresh potatoes (rather than frozen), be sure to squeeze all liquid out of grated potatoes with paper towel; then mix the first 6 ingredients together in a large bowl. Spoon potato mixture into each prepared muffin cup until about 1/2 full. Gently press the potato mixture down in the middle and up the sides of each cup. Ba ke until golden brown (should be very crispy) about 25-30 minutes. If the nests have puffed up too much in the center, scoop out a little with a teaspoon. Lightly scramble eggs, add salt & pepper to taste, pour over “four cheeses” in a small bowl, and mix until cheese is melted. Spoon a few tablespoons of scrambled eggs into each nest and top with chives. Garnish with chives and serve immediatel y while warm. Great treat! If you have a favorite re cipe to share, please phone or email us. Patty Huff From Savannah’s Eyes This month has been such an amazing month so far! "I had my first prom!” May 11 was my first Prom ever, and it was amazing! I asked all the students and staff about how they liked it and they all said it was the best Prom we've had in a long time. The theme this year was Candy Land and we had it at the Naples Beach Club (which was a gorgeous background for pictures). When you walked, inside the room you went under a huge arch and stepped through candy colored balloons on th e floor. The tables each had the game Candy Land on them which fit the theme (and later on while the girls were dancing on the dance floor all the guys decided to play a game of it which was amusing to watch)! After everyone sat down we had a feast of appetizing food and delicious dessert which of course everyone went back up for seconds and thirds. Then, when the students were finished eating, we all hit the dance floor to dance to the first song "Cha Cha Slide" which of course everyone joined in on it. It was a perfect song to kick off the night. I even got the Principal, Vice Principal and their wives to get up and dance! I danced so much (almost to every song) I had blisters on my feet from dancing so much! I had a blast and can't wait till next year's Prom! Congratulations to all the students graduati ng this year! I hope you all succeed in life and follow your dreams. Stay tuned in for more from Savannah! Savannah Oglesby is a student in the 10th grade at Everglades City School and a regular contributor to this paper. Breathtaking vivid shades of red are covering Everglades City, Chokoloskee and South Florida as the Royal Poinciana trees, air plants and bougainvillea are in full bloom this beautiful spring season.


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area MAY 24, 2013 email: PAGE 8 Florida Tales “ George M. Storter. Part 1 ” by Chester Keene From the daily diary of George M. Storter, 18961984, while he was commercial fishing in south Fl. On Dec. 22, 1970. "On the night of Dec. 22nd. 1970 at about 9:30 while out fishing with Bem my son, it was a cold night. We were running net around a school of fish; I was sitting in an old wooden chair in the boat. I had on heavy rubber boots, a wool sweater and a heavy overcoat. We made a sharp left-hand turn at a high rate of speed, me and the chair and all was thrown over the side of the boat in the channel. It was about 10' of water and I went to the bottom twice, impossible to swim with all the clothes, boots, etc. I was all alone because Bem didn't know I was overboard until several minutes later when he turned on the lights and saw I was not in the boat. He used his spotlight and saw an object floating because I had been down twice. I had swallered a lot of saltwater and was going down for the third time which would have been the finish. But it was not my time to die, because in my scuffle I felt an object floating which was the same old wooden chair that I was sitting in while in the boat. It was sufficient to hold me up and kept my head above water and I could relax and breathe. Bem come to me with the boat, I was so exhausted I couldn't get in the boat." To be continued. Chester Keene is a retired law enforcement officer and Florida native. He retains the copyright to this article. FWC News For wildlife info and regulations, see Wildlife Alert Hotline: 888-404-FWCC (3922) Angler Tag Return Hotline: 800-367-4461 SAWFISH REPORTS If you see a sawfish, please report it to: Online at: By phone: (352) 392-2360 or (352) 871-8230 By e-mail: The smalltooth sawfish is a protected species. Living Gulf Coast by Charles Sobczak (Excerpt from The Living Gulf Coast available at the Chamber Welcome Center and the Big Cypress Swamp Visitor Center) Scarlet Tanager ( Piranga olivacea ) Other names: none / Status: FL = stable, IUCN = LC / Length: 6.3-6.7 in. (16-17 cm) / Wingspan: 9.811.4 in. (25-29 cm) / Weight: 0.8-1.3 oz (23-38 g) / Life span: to 10 years / Nests: in the Eastern U.S. north of the MasonDixon line into southern Canada / Found: All Counties, coastal, near coast, mainland / Months found: jfMAmjjaSOnd (lower case indicates its time spent north or south of Florida). Like the two dozen warblers that pass through Florida every spring and fall, the scarlet tanager is only a seasonal visitor. It nests and summers along the Appalachian mountain range north into Minnesota and the Maritime Provinces and winters in South America from Colombia to Bolivia, in the mountainous regions and the headwaters of the Amazon River. As is the case with almost all birds, only the male is exquisitely painted with its brilliant red body and jet-black wings and tail. The female coloration is a combination of olive green and a pale greenishyellow. Although the tanager has a stable population overall, in certain areas of heavy forest fragmentatio n this bird does not appear to have sufficient foraging habitat, leading to regional declines in its numbers. In larger patches of standing forests the tanager can be quite plentiful. It feeds on bees, wasps, hornets, ants, cicadas, treehoppers, termites, and dragonflies. It is preyed upon by screech, long-eared, and short-eared owls, merlins, and kestrels. Its nests are raided by crows, blue jays, and squirrels. The parasitic cowbird lays its eggs in tanager nests and lets the tanager raise and feed its young. Since the cowbird weighs considerably more than the tanager, the tanager chicks are outcompeted for food, and generally only the cowbird chick survives. This behavior, called brood parasitism, is discussed in detail in the brown-headed cowbird article in the Living Gulf Coast book. Photo by Bob Gress Charles Sobczak lives and writes on Sanibel Island. To find out more about the author and his books, visit SHERIFF’S REPORT Please remember to help us keep our neighborhoods safe by reporting any suspicious activi ty immediately to the Collier County Sheriff’s Offi ce at 252-9300 or in emergencies by dialing 911. Also don’t let yourself become an easy victim – always remember to lock your doors.


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area MAY 24, 2013 email: PAGE 9 .G GR R A A D D U U A A T T E E S S 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 Kayla Grala Morgan Daffin Hector Roldan Salem Louwsma Tyler Lewis Reagan Richardson Miranda Rincon Paige Robinson Levi Robbins


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area MAY 24, 2013 email: PAGE 10 Photos of Academic Awards & Schola rships Night at the Seafood Depot Senior Scholarships Forum Club Gentry Scholarship – Reagan Richardson Marco Island Sunrise Rotary Scholarship – Kayla Grala, Reagan Richardson, Miranda Rincon Pelican Bay Rotary Club/Service above Self Scholarship – Kayla Grala Lorenzo Walter Institute of Technology – Tyler Lewis and Hector Roldan Carol Moseman Scholarship – Paige Robinson-Hilton Reach Out Everglades & C.O.P.S. Scholarship – Kayla Grala, Tyler Lewis, Salem Louwsma, Reagan Richardson, Levi Robbins, Paige Robinson -Hilton, Hector Roldan Everglades Lions Club – Kayla Grala and Reagan Richardson The Winged Foot Scholarship Foundation – Morgan Daffin Wall of Fame Academic Awards 2012 Freshman Award – Lilian Pablo-Jeronimo Sophomore Award – Houston Brown and Savannah Oglesby Junior Award – Kristin McMillin Senior Award – Salem Louwsma Specialty Awards The President’s Education Award – Sierra Duggan, Darien Williams, Coleman Strickland, Morgan Daffin, Levi Robbins Savannah Humphries, Tawny Wood, Lilian Pablo-Jeronimo, Houston Brown, Savannah Oglesby, Ana Roldan, Cris Steffan, T. Daniels, Salem Louwsma, Paige Robinson-Hilton, Reagan Richardson The Harvard Book Award – Cristen Steffan The Sons of the American Revolution Book Award – Paige Robinson-Hilton The Smith Book Award – Kristin McMillin Army Scholar Athlete Award – Salem Louwsma and Reagan Richardson U.S. Achievement Academy – Multiple student certificates Student of the Year Award Andrew Bruscini Student of Distinction Award Miranda Rincon


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area MAY 24, 2013 email: PAGE 11 JOBS & SERVICES -------------------------------------------------Year–Round Jobs: Camp Staff in nearby Ochopee. Drug/Background screens/H.S. or GED required. Send re sumes to or call 695-1001 for info. -----------------------------------------------Notary Public Services Denise Johnson, By Appointment 308 Storter Ave South Everglades City, 239-465-1580 -----------------------------------------------Job Wanted: Pressure cleaning homes, boats, RV, store fronts, etc. Call Justin at 695-5930. ------------------------------------------------WANTED : Automotive Window Tinter Certain Requirement s Apply. Telephone 695-3667. ------------------------------------------------Part-Time Position Port of the Islands Everglades Adventure Resort is looking for a parttime team member for their Guest Services department! Please see website for a full job description. Resumes cannot be substituted for the online application but may be included with completed application. -------------------------------------------------PUT YOUR JOB ADS IN THE RAPPER no charge! phone us at 695-2397 RESTAURANTS Camellia Street Grill (695-2003): Closed for the summer City Seafood (695-4700): 6:00 am – 6:00 pm; daily Fish Market also open Everglades Seafood Depot (695-0075): 10:30 am 9:00 pm; daily Glades Haven Deli (695-2091): 6:00 am – 9:00 pm; daily Havana Caf (695-2214): Closed for the summer Island Caf (695-0003): 6:00 am – 9:00 pm; daily Ivey House (695-3299): 6:30 – 9:30 am; daily Continental breakfast, box lunches Joanie’s Blue Crab Caf (695-2682): Re-opening later in summer Oyster House Restaurant (695-2073): 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sun thru Thurs 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Fri, Sat Rod & Gun (695-2101): 11:30 am 9:00 pm; daily Subway at Gator Express (695-3937): 7:00 am – 7:00 pm; daily $5 specials Susie’s Station (695-2273): 11:00 am 5:00 pm; daily The Catch at Port of the Islands (239-394-3005, ext. 507, 1): Closed for the summer Triad Seafood (695-2662): Closed for the summer Right Choice Supermarket (695-4535): 9:00 am – 7:00 pm Summer hours Grimm’s Stone Crab (695-3222): Closed for the summer Loco’s Fresh Produce (239-462-7050): 7:00 am 4:00 pm; Friday only SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICES Chokoloskee Church of God 10 am Sunday School (all ages) 11 am Sunday Worship Copeland Baptist Church 10 am School, 11 am Sunday Worship Everglades Community Church 11:00 am Sunday Worship Everglades First Baptist Church 9:45 am School, 11 am Sunday Worship Helen Bryan sent in this photo taken in 1923 of the students at Everglades City School ( Courtesy of Florida Archives) There appear to be 30 students. OBITUARY Cathy Ann Fitzgerald passed away May 10, 2013, in Naples, FL. Born in Fort Stuart, GA, Dec. 20, 1976. Cathy was pre-deceased by her Mother Delores & step-father Walter Grimms of Plantation Isles. She leaves her father, Brian Fitzgerald, son Holden, two brothers Brian Fitzgerald, Jr., and Steven Fitzgerald; aunts, nieces, nephews. Services were held at Chokoloskee Church of God May 15, 2013. Burial Arrangements are private. TIDES FOR BARRON RIVER Lat: 25.87N Long: 81.37W http://TIDESANDCURRENTS.NOAA.GOV 05/24 Fri 03:05am 2.5 H 05/24 Fri 09:29am 0.6 L 05/24 Fri 02:08pm 3.4 H 05/24 Fri 10:22pm -0.5 L 05/25 Sat 03:55am 2.6 H 05/25 Sat 10:16am 0.7 L 05/25 Sat 02:46pm 3.5 H 05/25 Sat 11:10pm -0.6 L 05/26 Sun 04:47am 2.5 H 05/26 Sun 11:02am 0.7 L 05/26 Sun 03:28pm 3.5 H 05/26 Sun 11:58pm -0.6 L 05/27 Mon 05:41am 2.5 H 05/27 Mon 11:51am 0.7 L 05/27 Mon 04:17pm 3.4 H 05/28 Tue 12:47am -0.5 L 05/28 Tue 06:36am 2.4 H 05/28 Tue 12:43pm 0.7 L 05/28 Tue 05:15pm 3.2 H 05/29 Wed 01:38am -0.3 L 05/29 Wed 07:30am 2.4 H 05/29 Wed 01:42pm 0.7 L 05/29 Wed 06:27pm 2.9 H 05/30 Thu 02:33am -0.1 L 05/30 Thu 08:23am 2.4 H 05/30 Thu 02:53pm 0.7 L 05/30 Thu 07:47pm 2.6 H 05/31 Fri 03:31am 0.1 L 05/31 Fri 09:15am 2.5 H 05/31 Fri 04:10pm 0.6 L 05/31 Fri 09:07pm 2.4 H 06/01 Sat 04:32am 0.3 L 06/01 Sat 10:06am 2.5 H 06/01 Sat 05:25pm 0.5 L 06/01 Sat 10:30pm 2.2 H 06/02 Sun 05:32am 0.4 L 06/02 Sun 10:56am 2.6 H 06/02 Sun 06:30pm 0.3 L 06/02 Sun 11:55pm 2.1 H 06/03 Mon 06:28am 0.6 L 06/03 Mon 11:42am 2.7 H 06/03 Mon 07:26pm 0.2 L 06/04 Tue 01:10am 2.1 H 06/04 Tue 07:19am 0.7 L 06/04 Tue 12:24pm 2.8 H 06/04 Tue 08:15pm 0.0 L 06/05 Wed 02:05am 2.2 H 06/05 Wed 08:07am 0.7 L 06/05 Wed 01:02pm 2.9 H 06/05 Wed 08:59pm 0.0 L 06/06 Thu 02:43am 2.2 H 06/06 Thu 08:51am 0.8 L 06/06 Thu 01:37pm 3.0 H 06/06 Thu 09:40pm -0.1 L EVERGLADES CITY Lat: 25.87N Long: 81.37W see for weather and for storms Everglades Area Hot Lines Narcotics Anonymous (NA) 239-216-1208 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 313-530-3395 AlAnon 239-263-5907 12-Step Meeting Schedules are available in City Hall and ChokoloskeePostOffice


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area MAY 24, 2013 email: PAGE 12 SNOOK CLASSIFIEDS -----------------------------------------------------------REAL ESTATE FOR SALE ------Panoramic views of Chokoloskee Bay from this 3-bed, 2-bath home. Deeded waterfront, open floor plan, high ceilings, terrific kitchen. 2 storage rooms for fishing/hobby equipment. $799,900. ------Perfect getaway spot in Everglades City. Fish, kayak, bird watch or boat to your heart's content when you buy this great 2-bed, 2-bath condo located on Lake Placid in Everglades City! Beautiful views of the lake. Offered at $179,900. -------Motorhome site for sale in luxurious Outdoor Resorts in Chokoloskee. Deeded dock & lift included. Go rgeous views of Chokoloskee Bay. 40' Tr avel Supreme Fifth Wheel may be purchased separately. Outdoor Resorts has 3 pools & hot tubs, 2 tennis courts, exercise room. Only 30 minutes to Marco Island or Naples. Offered at $280,000. ------Duplex in Chokoloskee rent out one level & use the other yourself. Terrific location, deeded waterfront with dock & boat lift. Lower level has been completely renovated. Each level has 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms. Good rental income and motorhome hook-up, too. Offered at $349,900. For all of the above, call Bonnie Woodward, Keller Williams Realty, 239-860-6369. -----------------------------------------------------------FOR SALE BY OWNER: Lot on canal behind P.O. in Chokoloskee. Call (561) 6226011 or -----------------------------------------------------------DEEDED DOCK FOR SALE Captains Table Dock #11 includes membership to Club, boat ramp, and use of pool. $18,500. For info, call (954) 662-7003. -----------------------------------------------------------SNOOK CLASSIFIEDS only $10/issue phone 695-2397 or email us at FOR SALE Beautiful Computer Cabinet Asking $250.00 Can be seen at: 402 N. Storter Avenue Everglades City Call (239) 695-1559 or Cell: (239) 272-6095 -----------------------------------------------------FABULOUS HOME ONE OF A KIND Beech Mountain, NC 239 695 2645 The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area PUBLISHER Patricia A. Huff, Snook Publications P O Box 617, Everglades City, FL, 34139 (239) 695-2397, EDITORS Patty Huff & Marya Repko CONTRIBUTORS Dana Bethea, Helen Bryan, Chester Keene, Elaine Middelstaedt, Savannah Oglesby, Melissa Owen, Charles Sboczak, Millie Wallace PRODUCTION layout: Marya Repko, printing: Hinson Studios PUBLISHER’S STATEMENT We aim to provide local news of interest to the extended community of Everglades City, Chokoloskee, Plantation Island, Lee Cypress, Copeland, Jerome, and Ochopee. We strive to present the facts accurately with no political bias or personal opinion. The views expressed in signed articles are not necessarily those of the editors or publisher. SUBSCRIPTION RATES 25¢ per issue or $38 per year by US Post 2013, Snook Publications. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without prior permission. SNOOK CLASSIFIEDS -----------------------------------------------------------FOR SALE 2001 16’ SeaFox Center Console Boat with 50 HP Johnson Motor and 2000 Supreme Galvanized Trailer. Also included: New GPS, New VHF Radio, Depth Finder, Push Pole, Blue Canopy, Console Cover, Full Boat Cover, Trailer Wheel Covers. Call (239) 695-0440. $4,000.00. -----------------------------------------------------------FOR RENT: 10 x 10 Storage units at 103 S. Storter, $60 a month. Call Deborah at 695-9267. ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS date _______________________ Please make check payable to “Snook Publications” and send to Snook Publications, P O Box 617, Everglades City, FL, 34139 ___ The MULLET RAPPER by post ($38) ___ The MULLET RAPPER by email ($10) NAME ___________________________________________ EMAIL _______________________________________________ STREET / P.O.BOX: ALTERNATE ADDRESS _________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________________________ CITY _________________________________________________ STATE ________ ZIP ____________________________ STATE _________ ZIP _________________________________ MONTHS AT ALTERNATE ADDRESS __JAN __FEB __MAR __APR __MAY __JUN __JUL __AUG __SEP __OCT __NOV __DEC 5/24/12 PET PICS Jitters is greeted by “Flat Stanley” visiting from California. Send us your Pet Pics by email or post.