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25 ¢ The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area AUGUST 30 – SEPT 12, 2013 2013, Snook Publications P O Box 617, Everglades City, FL, 34139 Volume VII Issue #193 BACK2SCHOOL BASH On Sunday afternoon, August 18, a giant Water Slide plus Cookout was enjoyed by the Area Youth at the Chokoloskee Church of God, headed up by Assoc. Pastor Lynnette Morris, assisted by Hazel Mitchell & Owen Mitchell. Jeff Lewis, Wesley Mitchell & Jearl Brown cooked up the food on the grill. It was a great ‘Sun and Fun’ day with 50 people in attendance. CONGRATULATIONS Diana Curry and Helen Bryan were both honored on August 21 at the Everglades Seafood Depot in celebration of their 80th birthdays. They were also presented with plaques and recognized for their many contributions to the community. Diana and Helen have been active members of the Everglades area for many, many years. Diana was acknowledged as our “community nurse” for 20 years (her first medical challenge was helping a young man with a fish hook in his eyebrow), and Helen has been one of our most active “community leaders” for 22 years. The honor bestowed upon them was definitely fitting and representative of the appreciation the community has for these two lovely ladies. Thanks to Chris Ammerman, Annie Mitchell, and Virginia Kanning for organizing this nice event. Amy Fouchea has embarked on a new adventure. She has just opened the Angel Fish Caf located behind Right Choice Supermarket at 102 Buckner Avenue. Fresh fruit kabobs, mango bruschetta, soups, tropical tuna salad, roast beef with organic cheddar wraps, smoothies and milkshakes are just a few of the items on the menu (I tried the Waldorf chicken salad wrap with grapes, hand-spiced pecans, and sun dried cranberries which was very tasty!). Amy is offering free delivery, a 10% discount to locals and 10 cents on each order will be donated to a local mission. The take-out caf is open Monday through Saturday (closed Sunday) from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; telephone number (239) 331-9624. Stop by or call Amy and give it a try. TIDE TABLE RESTAURANTS CONTENTS Calendar p. 2 Health, Wellness p. 7 Events p. 3 Fishing p. 8 School p. 5 FWC News p. 8 Sawfish p. 7 Gulf Coast p. 8 Museum p. 7 Florida Tales p.10 Storter p. 7 Savannah p.10 TIDES & RESTAURANTS p.11 CLASSIFIED p.12 FEATURE: BUDGET SUMMARY p.9 If you have news, photos, announcements, or articles ... email mulletra pp er @g mail.com or phone 695-2397.

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area AUGUST 30, 2013 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 2 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com Nov 5: BigC ORVs Nov 22: Nostalgia Night “JFK 50th: Where Were You?” Nov 26: Election Day Dec 7: Swamp Heritage Festival Dec 14: Art-in-the-Glades THRIFT SHOP: Closed until September 19 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: 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 25 26 Hour of Prayer Everglades Community Church 7 pm 27 28 Ladies Coffee Island Caf 8 am BigC ORVs 29 Southwest Florida Conservancy Weekend see p.3 RAPPER 30 Conservancy Weekend see p.3 31 Butcher Open House see p.3 Conservancy Weekend see p.3 SEPT 1 Snook Season Opens Butcher Open House see p.3 Labor Day 2 Hour of Prayer Copeland Baptist Church 7 pm Butcher Open House see p.3 Conservancy Weekend see p.3 3 Congressional Aide Visit City Council Meeting see p.3 4 Ladies Coffee City Seafood 8 am new moon 5 6 Reception for Storter Traveling Exhibit in Orlando see p.7 7 8 9 Hour of Prayer Chokoloskee Church of God 7 pm OFCD Mtg Chamber Mtg see p.3 Booster Club see p.5 10 11 Ladies Coffee Island Caf 8 am City Council Budget Mtg see p.3 12 Lions Club see p.3 SAC Mtg see p.5 RAPPER 13 14 Mobile Pet Vet see p.3 15 16 Hour of Prayer Holy Family Catholic Church 7 pm School Town Hall Meeting see p.5 17 18 Ladies Coffee City Seafood 8 am full moon 19 Thrift Shop reopens see p.3 20 21 22 23 Hour of Prayer Everglades Community Church 7 pm 24 25 Ladies Coffee Island Caf 8 am 26 RAPPER 27 28 Blessing of the Crab Fleet AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2013

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area AUGUST 30, 2013 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 3 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com SNOOK SEASON Recreational harvest of snook runs September 1 through November 30. The bag limit is one fish per person per day, and the size between 28” and 33” total length. A special snook permit, a well as a recreational fishing li cense, is required. 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, September 3 at 3:00 p.m. For information, phone 348-1620. CITY COUNCIL The next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 3, at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall and will include the First Reading of the Budget. If you would like to speak during Public Comments, you can sign up before the meeting starts. The Second Reading of the Budget will be on Wednesday, September 11, at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall. You can see a Summary of the Budget on page 9. Chamber of Commerce Our local chamber operates the Welcome Center in Carnestown (the A-shaped building on the corner of US41 and SR29) which attracts visitors wanting to learn about what to do in the area. Some tourists are not even aware that we have a vibrant little town down the road which offers boat tours, hotels, and restaurants. The Chamber meets on the second Monday of each month, and new members are welcome to attend. The next gathering will be at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, September 9, in the Seafood Depot. For information, call Elaine at 695-2695. LIONS CLUB The Everglades Lions Club, a 60-year old affiliate of Lions Clubs International, the world's largest service organization, dedicated to eyesight, hearing, and diabetes problems, as well as other local concerns, meets at the Everglades Seafood Depot on the second Thursday each month at 5:30 p.m. The next meeting after the summer recess is on Thursday, September 12. For info about what this group does to help the local community, phone Elaine at 695-2695. Clyde and Niki Butcher BIG CYPRESS GALLERY Annual Labor Day Weekend Open House August 31September 2, 2013 Attend Lecture in Back Pond Theater Saturday & Sunday: 10 am & 1 pm Monday (Labor Day): 11 am $50 charge per seat; fee includes: snacks, book of photographic stories plus a $25 gallery credit. For reservations, call 695-2428 or visit www.clydebutchersbigcypressgallery.com LABOR DAY AT THE CONSERVANCY Conservancy of SW Florida Nature Center is offering free admission on Labor Day Weekend ( Aug. 29, 30, 31, and Sept. 2 ) to active and retired EMT’s, firefighters and police. Business ID card is required. Regular admission prices apply to all guests. The Conservancy is located at 1495 Smith Preserve Way, just south of the Naples Zoo off Goodlette-Frank Road. Conservancy Nature Center is open 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday– Saturday and closed on Sundays. Adult admission is $12.95. Admission for children ages 312 is $8.95. Admission for members and children under the age of three is free. More information is available at www.conservancy.org or at 262-0304. FLORIDA BAY PLAN Everglades National Park is seeking public comment on its Draft Seagrass Habitat Restoration Management Plan for Florida Bay. Comments will be accepted through Friday, October 4 A public meeting will be held on September 16 in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. To view and comment on the plan, visit the park’s website: www.nps.gov/ever. Paper copies are also available u pon request (305-2427700). Written comments should be mailed to: Everglades National Park, Attn: Florida Bay Seagrass Plan – Fred Herling, 40001 State Rd 9336, Homestead, FL 33034. OCHOPEE FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT 08/15/13: Vehicle Accident, 78 MM I-75 08/15/13: Emergency Medical, Ochopee 08/15/13: Vehicle Fire, SR 29 and US 41 08/16/13: Emergency Med, Port of the Islands 08/17/13: Brush Fire, 66 Mile Marker I-75 08/19/13: Emergency Medical, Everglades City 08/20/13: Vehicle Accident, Ochopee 08/21/13: Vehicle Accident, 77 Mile Marker I-75 08/22/13: Mutual Aid, Marco Island 08/23/13: Emergency Medical, Copeland 08/26/13: Emergency Medical, Port of Islands 08/26/13: Emergency Medical, Carnestown Ochopee Fire Control District Advisory Board will meet Monday, September 9, at 4:00 p.m. at the Everglades City Fire Station. For information, call 695-4114. 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 for an appointment. MOBILE PET VET Dr. Lopez will be visiting Everglades City on Saturday, September 14 For more information, telephone 777-7387 or visit website www.naplesmobilepetvet.com. Little Gator Clinic The free walk-in clinic for youngsters is closed for the summer. THRIFT SHOP HOURS The Thrift Shop, behind the Fire Station, operated by our neighborhood charity Reach Out, will re-open two days a week beginning Thursday, September 19 The scheduled days for September are Thursday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you would like to volunteer stop in or call 695-3298. PLEASE do not leave donations on the porch when the shop is closed! SEAFOOD FESTIVAL Plan ahead for a great Festival on February 7-8-9, 2014. Visit website: www.evergladesseaf oodfestival.com or call (239) 695-2277 See the Rapper in full color! Visit our website.

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area AUGUST 30, 2013 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 4 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com 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 riverwilderness@localline2.com Triad Seafood Market & Caf Closed for the Summer. Thank you for your business. See you in October. Orlo & Pam Hilton (239) 695-2662 “On the River behind the School” O p en 6 am 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 emiddel@aol.com Volunteers are Needed The Museum of the Everglades is seeking volunteers to greet visitors at the front desk. Meet people from around the world. For more information, stop by the Museum at 105 West Broadway or call Martha at 695-0008.

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area AUGUST 30, 2013 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 5 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com SCHOOL NEWS Everglades City School phone: 377-9800 or 695-2561 website: ww w.evg.collierschools.com School Advisory Council The next meeting of your School Advisory Council is scheduled for Thursday, September 12, at 6:00 p.m. in the Media Center. All parents, students, business leaders, and community members are invited to attend. It’s back to school with 178 students enrolled Pre-K through 12th Grade !! Kindergarten students find the Gingerbread Man hiding in Mr. Ragusa’s office on August 23 Mr. Tribble welcomes art students back to his classroom Second grade students board the bus home after the 1st week of school Eighth grade students work in the Media Center WELCOME NEW TEACHERS / STAFF Joan Brendle – Pre-K Assistant John Gilmore – Head Custodian Tanya Lyristakis – General Assistant Dale Patt Facilities Manager Shana Secory – Middle School Language Arts Teacher SAC Members Bob Spano, Administrator Paul Tribble, Teacher (2012-2014) Anna Yacono, Teacher (2013-2015) John Gilmore, Parent (2012-2014) Rudy Oglesby, Parent (2012-2014) Tina Collins, Parent (2012-2014) Vicky Wells, Parent (2012-2014) H. C. Rackley, Community/Business (2013-2015) Candi Hendrickson, Non-instructional (2013-2015) Mandi O’Connell (2013-2015) Parker Oglesby (2013-2015) Brittany Smallwood (2013-2015) Donna Pace (2013-2015) BOOSTER CLUB MEETING The first meeting of the school year for the Booster Club will be held on Monday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Culinary Room. New members are welcome and encouraged to attend this important meeting. SPORTS HOME SCHEDULE Visit website www.evg.collierschools.com/sports for complete schedule and for Boys’ CrossCountry Girls’ Varsity Volleyball Monday, Sept. 9, vs Ahfachkee School at 5:00 pm Tuesday, Sept. 17, vs Marco Island Academy at 5:00 pm Girls’ JV Volleyball Tuesday, Sept. 3, vs Ahfachkee School at 5:00 pm REGISTER NOW The North Collier Regional Park and Sabal Palm Elementary One Touch Soccer Leagues and the North Collier Regional Park Youth Basketball League are now accepting registrations before September 30 in person or online at www.collierparks.com. One Touch Soccer is for children ages 5 to 13 and the Basketball for ages 5 to 15. The leagues will play at the North Collier Regional Park Soccer Complex in Naples. The cost of each program is $45 per participant. For more information regarding the soccer league, contact John Palnicheck at 252-4079 or 252-4084; for the basketball league, contact Bob DeCamp or Jean Benoit at 252-4065 or 2524069 or visit www.collierparks.com. IMPORTANT DATES Mon, Sept. 2 Labor Day – No School Mon, Sept. 9 Booster Club, 6:30 pm Wed, Sept. 11 Edison State College Visit, 10 am Thurs, Sept. 12 SAC Meeting, 6 pm, Media Center Mon, Sept. 16 Superintendent’s Town Hall Mtg in Everglades City from 6 – 7 pm

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area AUGUST 30, 2013 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 7 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com SAWFISH REPORT Sawfish Abundance Survey by Dana M. Bethea NOAA Fisheries Panama City Laboratory Panama City, FL As in years past, several recaptures of previously tagged small, immature animals occurred on the August expedition. The highlight of the trip happened when we captured and tagged two new young-of-theyear (102 and 113 cm STL) at Mud Bay in Everglades National Park This is one of the first times animals this small have been captured in the backcountry this late in the season. We were surprised because water in the backcountry was very fresh (salinity 5.0-7.1). We were joined on August 11 by Sonja Fordham from Shark Advocates International. Unfortunately, she did not see an immature smalltooth sawfish with our team, but she was able to see two adult males in Florida Bay on the previous day with Dr. R. Dean Grubbs and his field crew from the Florida State University Marine and Coastal Laboratory. The Smalltooth Sawfish Abundance Survey research team will be back in Everglades City October 13-19, 2013. 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. Input and cooperation from the public is greatly valued. If you see or encounter a smalltooth sawfish, please contact the International Sawfish Encounter Database at (352) 392-2360. Please exercise caution when untangling a sawfish from fishing line and never remove the saw. Research follows permits EVER-2013-SCI0008 and ESA-13330. Funding is provided through the NOAA Fisheries Service Southeast Regional Office in St. Petersburg, FL. Photo caption: Interns, Shannon Dunniga n and Grace Casselberry (in water), field party chief, Dana M. Bethea, and biological technician, Kelcee Smith (on boat) measure a young-of-the-year smalltooth sawfish at Faka Union Bay in the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Photo credit: John K. Carlson, NOAA Fisheries Panama City Laboratory MUSEUM of the Everglades In the Pauline Reev es Gallery at the Museum of the Ever glades, photographer Caroline Davis’ exhibit The Waves of the Gulf of Mexico is now on display through September 28. The Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no admission fee but donations are welcome. The Museum encourages locals to become involved and invites volunteers to greet visitors at the front desk. For more information, call Martha at 695-0008. Anyone interested in joining the Friends of the Museum of the Everglades, please contact Helen Bryan at 695-3298. For a brochure listing the exhibits, events, and programs now being offered at all five Collier County Museums, pick up a copy of the at the Museum at 105 West Broadway. =============================================================== Rob Storter Traveling Exhibit An opening reception for the Rob Storter Traveling Exhibit “Never No More: Storter’s Southwest Florida” at the Mennello Museum in Orlando has been scheduled for Friday, September 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. A group trip is being organized so if you are interested in attending, call Patty Huff at 695-2397. Health, Wellness, and Green Living by Shannon Snyder The Undeniable Health Benefits of Massage Therapy There's no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen. I see clients on a regular basis who all complain of similar symptoms. These include sore and / or stiff neck, headaches, pain in their shoulder blade area, low back pain, and sciatic pain. So many of these symptoms are aches and pains caused from the everyday tasks we call life: driving, sitting at our desk, lifting heavy objects, and standing for long periods of time. Many of these aches and pains are from repetitive movements and over use. We tend to do the same types of things every day or on a regular basis, and it can catch up with you in the form of sore, tight muscles. Stress is also a common factor in the way we feel and takes a toll on us mentally and physically. Experts estimate that upwards of ni nety percent of disease is stress related. Stress can wear your system down and effects of stress can appear again with symptoms of headaches, muscle aches and body soreness. Massage therapy can be used to treat these symptoms caused by stress and overworked muscles. It is a great tool to add to your health regimen. Think of it like going to the dentist, or going for your annual check-up. It is maintenance for your body, mind, and soul!! Shannon Snyder lives in Everglades City with her husband Billy, their two sons and their dog Ruby. She is the owner of Driftwood Spa offering massage therapy and spa services (closed for the summer).

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area AUGUST 30, 2013 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 8 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com Fishing Report by Captain Bill Lindsay Snook season opens and fishermen are ready to try to catch one in the slot and take it home for dinner. The water remains warm this month and fishing should be good. Fish early, late and deep for the best results. Fish points, look for oyster bars and irregula r places on beaches where there is current, especially around river mouths. It has been difficult for most of us to find large tarpon; however, small ones can be found in remote areas. Look for moving water and you could be rewarded with some Snook as well. Redfishing action has been average for this time of year. Mo st fish are being taken on the incoming tide on the outside points. For those of us who sight fish, the best fishing takes place on the lower tide phases. Offshore fishing should only improve during the month of September. Grouper fishing around rock piles remains productive and you always have a chance at catching Tripletail, Cobia, Mackerel and Permit. Capt. Bill Lindsay lives in Chokoloskee and has been fishing in the Everglades National Park for over 34 years. In 1992 he was Master Angler of the MET Tournament. Capt. Lindsay’s telephone number is (239) 695-0314. FWC News Tarpon, Bonefish become catch-and-release Two premier recreational fisheries will soon have new protections in place, a measure aimed at ensu ring that tarpon and bonefish’s economic and fishing value remain for generations to come. The following changes will go into effect September 1 in state and federal waters off Florida: All harvest of tarpon will be eliminated, with the exception of the harvest or possession of a single tarpon when in pursuit of an International Game Fish Association record and in conjunction with a tarpon tag. Tarpon tags will be limited to one per person, per year except for properly licensed charter bo at captains and fishing guides. Transport or shipment of tarpon becomes limited to one fish per person. There will be a one-fish-per-vessel limit for tarpon. Gear used for tarpon will be limited to hook-and-line only. Multiple hooks in conjunction with live or dead natural bait cannot be used to target or harvest tarpon, or to target bonefish. People will be allowed to temporarily possess a tarpon for photography, measurement of length and girth and scientific sampling, with the stipulation that tarpon more than 40 inches must remain in the water. Tarpon regulations will extend into federal waters. The bonefish tournament exempti on permit is eliminated. This exemption allowed tournament anglers with the proper permit to temporarily possess bonefish for transport to a tournament scale. To learn more about tarpon and bonefish, visit website: MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on “Saltwater” and “Recreational Regulations.” -----------------------------------------------------------------------------For wildlife info and regulations, see www.myfwc.com. Wildlife Alert Hotline: 888-404-FWCC (3922). An gler Tag Return: 800-367-4461. 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) Cane Toad ( Rhinella marina formerly Bufo marinus ) INVASIVE! Nick names: marine toad, giant toad, sea toad / Status: FL=invasive, population increasing, IUCN = LC (L east Concern) / Weight: 1-5 lb. (.45-2.2 kg) / Life span: to 15 years / Reproduces: lays between 8,000 to 25,000 eggs during the rainy seaon / Found: Collier and Lee Counties, coastal and inland / Months found: JFMAmjjasOND (lower case indicates breeding season). On July 17, during its monthly frog call survey, the field biology staff of J.N. “Ding” Darling Na tional Wildlife Refuge and SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) heard an unusual frog call. Investigating the call they discovered a population of giant toads, commonly referred to as cane toads, living in temporary wetlands near the intersection of Middle Gulf Drive and Fulgar Street on the eastern end of the is land. The staff surmised that the toads had hitchhiked to Sanibel, either as tadpoles surviving in standing water from a plant tarp or container, or as adults hiding in mulch, sod or ornamental plants. However they arrived, the news that Sanibel is now a potential home to cane toads was not something these field biologists were thrilled about. Cane toads are serious trouble and prolific breeders. Nowhere on earth is the scourge of these invasive toads more of a problem than in Australia, where the cane toad has now spread across a fifth of the contin ent. The average cane toad in Australia weighs in at an unbelievable four pounds and one specimen tipped the scales at 5.8 pounds with a body length of 15 inches, not including its legs. The toads, lacking any viable predators and having defensive poisonous glands located right behind its eyes, have decimated regional populations of Northern Quoll (a rat-sized native marsup ial) and place more than 75 indigenous reptiles and amphibians at risk. Ironically, cane toads were introduced to northeastern Australia in 1935 from Hawaii to help eradicate cane beetles which, after further research, they have had no impact on. Estimates put the number of cane toads in Australia at 200 million and, because of their huge size, they are increasing their range outward at a speed of 25 miles per year. ( To be continued in the next issue ) Charles Sobczak lives and writes on Sanibel Island. To find out more about the author and his books, visit www.indigopress.net.

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area AUGUST 30, 2013 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 10 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com Florida Tales “Strong Man of Welcome, FL” by Chester Keene P.W. Keen was said to be the strongest and largest man in the small town of Welcome, located about thirteen miles south of Plant City, FL. He weighed about 220 pounds and was 6 ft.2 inches tall. P.W. got married in 1895 when he was 18 years old. While he was still 18, he fell from a large orange tree and landed on a fence post, puncturing the lining of his stomach. P.W. must have had his mother’s disposition; both were have said to be quiet and easy to get along with. P.W. was a man of many talents it ran in the Keen family when it came to music; he played the fiddle for the square dances. He ran the grist mill, operated the saw mill, built coffins for the dead and built houses for the living. He also served as the village blacksmith in Welcome. He was also called to subdue the drunks of the small town because of hi s great strength. He was also a Church going man. In 1907 P.W. moved his family to Sanibel Island, southwest of Ft. Myers. Sanibel was said to be a beautiful island with a Tshaped island next to it. It was said that a number of families were living on Sanibel Island at this time. His wife had two brothers living there. P.W. built a palmetto house for his family to live in. He led a fisherman’s life with his two brothers-in-law for about 4 years, but he tired of this life and returned to Welcome in 1911. In the latter part of 1916, he moved his family to Tampa and became a ship fitter in a shipyard and worked there for about 12 years. P.W. and his wife had 8 children, all born in Welcome. Even in Tampa, he was known for his size and strength and called upon by some of the doctors in the sanitarium where he was a carpenter to subdue drunks once again. Some of the same doctors encouraged him to have his hernia repaired which was the result of the fall in his younger days. He would not consent to an operation. By this time the depression of the 30s was on, but P.W. continued to work as long as he could as a carpenter and painter. His reputation for good work was well known by the Tampa contractors. In 1953 he was stricken and taken to the hospital for emergency surgery for his hernia He came through the surgery but his kidneys failed before he left the hospital. He was 76 years old when he died there. Chester Keene is a retired law enforcement officer and Florida native. He retains the copyright to this article. From Savannah’s Eyes This past week has been a whirlwind for me. I started back to school for my junior year, and also my 16th birthday was the day after school started! Since I am a junior now and have over a 3.0 GPA, I qualified for Dual Enrollment at Edison State College part-time in Naples. My first day at Edison was Thursday, August 22, and it wa s such a different feeling than high school. The teachers don’t gi ve you work daily; they give you a syllabus that tells you everything you have to do and when it needs to be turned in. Before I went to Edison, I always thought that the teachers were going to be mean and scary like how the stereotypes were when I was younger. But the teachers were nice and witty! The only thing that they want is the same as what the teachers in high school want: that your work is to be turned in or no credit; cell phones must be turned off; and you need to pay attention. After my first class, I had no fear anymore of college and I am ready for next week so I can go again! On August 20 I officially turned 16 years old! It has been an amazing 16 years for me, and I am so excited for the years coming. Since I am 16 now, I have always wanted a Sweet 16 party (which almost every girl wants), and I actually had one on last Saturday, August 24. It was celebrated in the back of Island Caf, and I was so excited! I will tell you all about it in my next article! Happy 16th birthday to me! Love, Savannah P.S. A special thanks to everyone who reads and likes my articles! I love and enjoy writing them. Thank you all. Savannah Oglesby is a student in the 11th grade at Everglades City School and a regular contributor to this paper. SHERIFF’S REPORT On August 19 Deputies took two separate theft reports from two businesses located off of Dupont Street. In one case a business stated that their pickup truck was taken some time since the previous Tuesday. The pickup truck was found abandoned behind the Chokoloskee Post Office. In a separate incident another business located off Dupont Street reported that a large br ass boat prop was removed from their property during the previous weekend. Investigators are looking into both of these reported thefts. Should you have any information on either of these cases, please contact the Collier Sheriff’s Office. Please remember to not leave unattended fishing equipment in boats. This type of property is an easy target for would-be thieves. Don’t let yourself become an easy victim – always remember to lock your doors. Also, remember to help us keep our neighborhoods safe by reporting any suspicious activity immediate to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 252-9300 or in emergencies by dialing 911.

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area AUGUST 30, 2013 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 11 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com 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 Chokoloskee Post Office EVERGLADES CITY Lat: 25.87N Long: 81.37W see www.weather.gov for weather and www.nhc.noaa. g o v for storms RESTAURANTS Angel Fish Caf (331-9624): 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Camellia Street Grill (695-2003): Re-opening October 15 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 – 6:00 pm; Sun thru Thurs 6:00 am – 9:00 pm; Friday-Saturday Deli closes one hour earlier daily Havana Caf (695-2214): Re-opening October 15 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): 11:00 am – 5:00 pm; Thurs thru Mon 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 Triad Seafood (695-2662): Re-opening October 1 Right Choice Supermarket (695-4535): 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, Sat-Sun Grimm’s Stone Crab (695-3222): Re-opening October 15 Loco’s Fresh Produce (239-462-7050): ECity Post Office parking lot 7:00 am 4:00 pm; Friday SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICES Chokoloskee Church of God 10 am Sunday School, 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 Violet Mae Story born July 30, 2013 7 lbs. 12 oz., 20.5 in. long Congratulations to proud parents Casey Henry and Clay Story, grandparents Rocky and Candi Hendrickson & Sue and Paul Story, and siblings Kaylee Henry, Claybrook and Alyssa Story. Congratulations to Dana Mitchell who was installed as the Estero Postmaster on Wednesday, August 21. Pictured above is Dana with her parents Danny and Hazel Mitchell and Dennis Watson and again accepting her certifi cate from LeRoy Middleton and Randy Stines during the Oath of Office Ceremony. Great fresh produce available every Friday from 7 am to 4 pm at Loco’s in the Circle K parking lot. Stop by and purchase all your fruits and vegetables. TIDES FOR BARRON RIVER Lat: 25.87N Long: 81.37W http://TIDESANDCURRENTS.NOAA.GOV 08/30 Fri 01:29am 2.1 H 08/30 Fri 05:58am 1.0 L 08/30 Fri 10:54am 2.7 H 08/30 Fri 06:53pm 0.4 L 08/31 Sat 01:12am 2.2 H 08/31 Sat 06:59am 1.0 L 08/31 Sat 11:56am 2.8 H 08/31 Sat 07:43pm 0.3 L 09/01 Sun 01:28am 2.3 H 09/01 Sun 07:47am 0.9 L 09/01 Sun 12:47pm 3.0 H 09/01 Sun 08:26pm 0.2 L 09/02 Mon 01:52am 2.4 H 09/02 Mon 08:28am 0.8 L 09/02 Mon 01:30pm 3.1 H 09/02 Mon 09:05pm 0.2 L 09/03 Tue 02:19am 2.6 H 09/03 Tue 09:05am 0.7 L 09/03 Tue 02:08pm 3.2 H 09/03 Tue 09:40pm 0.2 L 09/04 Wed 02:47am 2.7 H 09/04 Wed 09:42am 0.5 L 09/04 Wed 02:43pm 3.2 H 09/04 Wed 10:13pm 0.2 L 09/05 Thu 03:14am 2.8 H 09/05 Thu 10:17am 0.4 L 09/05 Thu 03:18pm 3.2 H 09/05 Thu 10:45pm 0.3 L 09/06 Fri 03:40am 2.9 H 09/06 Fri 10:54am 0.3 L 09/06 Fri 03:53pm 3.2 H 09/06 Fri 11:17pm 0.3 L 09/07 Sat 04:05am 3.0 H 09/07 Sat 11:33am 0.2 L 09/07 Sat 04:31pm 3.1 H 09/07 Sat 11:49pm 0.4 L 09/08 Sun 04:28am 3.1 H 09/08 Sun 12:14pm 0.2 L 09/08 Sun 05:15pm 2.9 H 09/09 Mon 12:21am 0.6 L 09/09 Mon 04:52am 3.1 H 09/09 Mon 01:00pm 0.2 L 09/09 Mon 06:10pm 2.7 H 09/10 Tue 12:54am 0.7 L 09/10 Tue 05:25am 3.1 H 09/10 Tue 01:54pm 0.2 L 09/10 Tue 07:19pm 2.5 H 09/11 Wed 01:33am 0.9 L 09/11 Wed 06:09am 3.1 H 09/11 Wed 02:59pm 0.2 L 09/11 Wed 08:39pm 2.3 H 09/12 Thu 02:28am 1.0 L 09/12 Thu 07:12am 3.0 H 09/12 Thu 04:14pm 0.2 L 09/12 T hu 1 0:06 pm 2 .3 H

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area AUGUST 30, 2013 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 12 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com 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, mulletrapper@gmail.com EDITORS Patty Huff & Marya Repko CONTRIBUTORS Dana Bethea, Helen Bryan, Chester Keene Bill Lindsay, Elaine Middelstaedt, Savannah Oglesby, Charles Sboczak, Shannon Snyder 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. www.evergladesmulletrapper.com 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. $1,100,000. ------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 : Double-wide, 3/2 on waterfront: walkway / mooring to water. Price $122,500.00. Call Pat (239)352-7328 FOR RENT: 10 x 10 Storage units at 103 S. Storter, $60 a month. Call Deb at 695-9267. ============================================= FABULOUS HOME ONE OF A KIND Beech Mountain, NC (239) 695 2645 JOBS & SERVICES -------------------------------------------------Year-Round Full Time Sales Associate positions available i mmediately for local non-profit. Call Jim at 305-247-1216. ------------------------------------------------Year–Round Jobs: Camp Staff in nearby Ochopee. Drug/Background screens/H.S. or GED required. Send re sumes to bigcypressbm@amikids.org 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. Callt 695-5930. -------------------------------------------------WANTED : Automotive Window Tinter Certain Requirements Apply. Call Justin at 695-3667. -------------------------------------------------PUT YOUR JOB ADS IN THE RAPPER no charge! phone us at 695-2905 SNOOK CLASSIFIEDS -----------------------------------------------------------For Sale Last of the old Chokoloskee Cruisers Albatross II For details: (239) 455-1567 or ca p tfrankadams @ aol.com 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 8/30/13 PET PICS Kellie, Zach and Steve, grandchildren of Patty & Steve Huff, enjoy the last days of summer in Ft. Myers with their new Labrador puppy “Taz” Send us your Pet Pics by email or post.