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25 ¢ The MULLET RAPPER Whats Happening in the Everglades City Area DECEMBER 6 19, 2013 2013, Snook Publications P O Box 617, Everglades City, FL, 34139 Volume VII Issue #200 PUBLIC HEARING ON VACATING MAMIE STREET DELAYED The Public Hearing that was rescheduled for Tuesday, December 10, has now been postponed to Tuesday January 14, 2014, by request of counsel for the Ted Smallwoods Store since settlement agreements among the parties located on that por tion of Mamie Street are still being negotiated. According to the Collier County Attorneys office, It is our full intention to allow the public to weigh in on the discussion as is required by statute when the parties wish for this to come forward; it was decided not to bring it forward until all of the parties to that settlement are ready. S S E E A A F F O O O O D D F F E E S S T T I I V V A A L L Vendor applications for our Annual Seafood Festival on February 7/8/9 should be submitted by Monday, December 16. For info, visit the Festival office behind Island Caf from 1 4 p.m. To download an application and for more information, visit website www.evergladesseaf oodfestival.com. Holiday Shopping Every year we encourage our readers to shop locally. Many shops (and restaurants) offer unique gifts (and gift certificates!). Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center: books, t-shirts, pins, cards, souvenirs Captain Dougs: souvenirs, t-shirts. Chamber Welcome Center: books City Seafood: gift shop, jewelry Clyde Butcher Gallery : books, prints, calendars, tree ornaments, t-shirts Driftwood Spa : hand-made soaps, body lotions, soy candles, gift certificates Everglades Arts Studio: jewelry, prints Everglades Bait & Tackle: tackle Everglades Island Boat Tours: souvenirs Everglades National Park: books, video Everglades Natl Park Boat Tours: books, t-shirts, souvenirs Gator Express: souvenirs, t-shirts Glades Haven: fishing, wines, spices & hot sauces Havana Caf: art. cards, prints, jewelry Indian Store Fakahatchee Boardwalk: Indian crafts, clothing, cards Ivey House: books, art, t-shirts JTs: books, cards, prints, gifts Jungle Ervs Boardwalk: souvenirs Museum of the Everglades: books, prints, cards, t-shirts, memorabilia Oasis Visitor Center: books, t-shirts, pins, cards, souvenirs ORA: fishing, books Parkway: fishing Shealys Campground: souvenirs Smallwood Store: Indian crafts, books Thrift Shop: clothes, toys, books Win-Car Hardware: fishing, clothing, books, t-shirts, household goods Wootens: books, toys, souvenirs SATURDAY December 14 ART-IN-THE-GLADES Have fun doing your holiday shopping and support local vendors at Art-in-theGlades from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in McLeod Park. To set up a table, phone Marya at 695-2905. There will be live music and food for sale at lunch time. TREE LIGHTING Join the kiddies at 5:30 p.m. in front of City Hall to decorate the tree before the Mayor switches on the lights. LIGHT PARADE The annual Booster Club Light Parade will begin at 7:00 p.m. so get your floats ready and meet at 6:30 p.m. behind WinCar. To enter, phone Carol Foss at 695-2277 or pick up a form at Island Caf. There will also be a 5k glow walk / run at 7:30 p.m. following the parade. CITY COUNCIL REPORT by Marya Repko Mayor Sammy Hamilton opened the meeting by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. He said that "although we had a good year, next year we'll do even better." Recentlyelected councilors Ho wie Grimm, Elaine Middelstaedt, and Johnnie Potter took the oath of office Lt. Mark Milligan with the Collier County Sheriff's Office said that the 2013 hurricane season is over with no incidents, and he wished everyone a safe and happy holiday season. He also encouraged us to always phone the CCSO if we see anything suspicious. The next meeting is on Tuesday, January 7 2014. TIDE TABLE RESTAURANTS CONTENTS Calendar p. 2 Gulf Coast p. 8 Events p. 3 Local History p. 9 School p. 5 Museum News p. 9 Recipe p. 7 Everglades Arts p. 9 Health p. 7 Florida Tales p.10 ORV p. 8 Savannah p.10 FWC p. 8 Sheriffs Report p.10 TIDES & RESTAURANTS p.11 CLASSIFIED p.12 FEATURE: Karisa Brown p.7 If you have news, photos, announcements, or articles ... email mulletra pp er @g mail.com or phone 695-2397.
The MULLET RAPPER Whats Happening in the Everglades City Area DECEMBER 6, 2013 email: email@example.com PAGE 2 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com Jan 8: Florida Enchantments Talk Jan 10: ESHP Movies Jan 14: Mamie Street Public Hearing Jan 18: Art-in-the-Glades Feb 1: Church of God Winterfest Feb 7-8-9: Se afood Festival, Collier-Seminole Bluegrass Festival Feb 14: ESHP Movies Feb 18: Fak Cruise Feb 22: Everglades Ultra Feb 18-22: MSD Fest Feb 28: ESHP Talk THRIFT SHOP: Thurs, Sat, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm SKATING RINK: Fri, Sat, 7-10 pm DR DEMARTINO: Fri, 1:30 to 4:30 pm LITTLE GATOR CLINIC: Tues, Jan 7, 14, 21, 5 to 7 pm FOOD PANTRY: Sat, 8:30 to 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, 10 am to 4 pm CARNESTOWN Recycle and Trash: 2nd Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm SHERIFF AT CITY HALL: Mon (12/9) 9-10 am; Wed (12/18) 9-10 am; Mon (12/30) 9-10 am _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ POST OFFICE HOURS: Everglades City 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4:30 p.m.; Sat: outside pick-up 3:30 p.m. ; Chokoloskee 9 a.m. to 12 noon; 1 to 3 p.m. Sat: outside pick-up 3:30 pm; Ochopee 8 to 10 a.m.; 12 noon to 4 p.m. Sat: Open for service 10 to 11:30 a.m. SHERIFF: 252-9300 CITY HALL: 695-3781 PUBLIC LIBRARY: 695-2511 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 695-3941 AIRPORT: 695-2778 FAKAHATCHEE: 695-4593 BIG CYPRESS: 695-2000 EVG NATIONAL PARK: 695-3311 CURBSIDE TRASH PICKUP (FRIDGES, WASHING MACHINES, TVS): 252-2380 COLLIER COUNTY: 252-8999 SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT DEC 1 2 Hour of Prayer Chokoloskee Church of God 7 pm ESHP Mtg FME Luncheon new moon 3 Congressional Aide Visit City Council 4 Ladies Coffee City Seafood 8 am 5 RAPPER 6 Everglades Community Church BBQ Pork Dinner see p.3 7 Yard Sale Swamp Festival see p.3 Museum Reception Everglades Arts Reception see p.9 8 Yard Sale see p.3 9 Hour of Prayer Holy Family Catholic Church, 7 pm OFCD Mtg see p.3 Chamber Mtg 10 Fakahatchee Tram Tour see p.3 11 Ladies Coffee Havana Caf 8 am Collier Seminole Talk see p.3 12 Lions Club Island Caf 5:30 pm 13 14 Art-in-Glades Tree Lighting Light Parade see p. 1 15 Holy Family Catholic Church Pot-Luck see p.11 16 Hour of Prayer Everglades Community Church 7 pm Bricks Deadline see p.9 full moon 17 Reach Out Mtg City Hall, 8:30 am 18 Ladies Coffee Jan Brocks Home 8 am Butcher Photography see p.3 19 Everglades Book Club see p.3 Fak Cruise see p.3 SAC Mtg see p.5 RAPPER 20 Santa Visit see p.3 21 Pancake Fly-In Boat Parade see p.3 Driftwood Spa Cookies & Cocktails see p.3 22 Everglades First Baptist Church see p.11 23 Hour of Prayer Copeland Baptist Church 7 pm 24 25 Merry Christmas 26 27 28 29 30 Hour of Prayer Chokoloskee Church of God 7 pm 31 JAN 1 new moon Happy New Year 2 RAPPER 3 4 DECEMBER 2013
The MULLET RAPPER Whats Happening in the Everglades City Area DECEMBER 6, 2013 email: firstname.lastname@example.org PAGE 3 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com Everglades Community Church The church is kicking off this season with their very popular annual BBQ dinner Friday, December 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Jinkins Hall; tickets available at the door ($10 adults; $5 children). Delicious bar-bque, baked beans, slaw, garlic toast, dessert and drink will be served. Good country music will be provided. Take-outs are available. YARD SALE 29 Plantation Pkwy, Everglades City Vintage and modern rods & reels, nets, old lures, flies, tools, nautical, dishes, cut glass, bikes, old pictures, art, furniture and more. Saturday Sunday, December 7 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone 695-4288 Swamp Heritage Festival Bring the whole family to Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center in Ochopee on Saturday, December 7, for an all-day event beginning at 9:45 a.m. with entertainment, music, food, fascinating fireside talks, and 25 exhibitor booths until 4 p.m. At 7 p.m. enjoy an evening under the stars. For more info, visit site: nps.gov/bicy/swampheritagefestival.htm Fakahatchee Swamp Walks The Friends of Fakahatchee will offer wilderness adventures on Dec. 7 and 23; advance reservations are required. For reservations, visit www.orchidswamp.org Ghost Rider Tram Tours The first Ghost Rider Tram Tour of the season is Tuesday, December 10, and every Tuesday thereafter, plus the first Saturday in the month. This is a great way to see the Fakahatchee without getting your feet wet. Tours last 2 hours and the tram can accommodate wheelchairs. Make reservations at www.orchidswamp.org. Collier-Seminole Talk 1974 was a turning point in Everglades history. Both the Fakahatchee and Big Cypress were saved from development. However, the fight to restore traditional water flow to the Everglades continues. Local author Marya Repko will give a free illustrated presentation about the Everglades and the efforts torestore what remains of this unique ecology on Wednesday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Collier Seminole State Park. CHRISTMAS PLAY The First Baptist kiddies' Christmas Play will be held on Sunday, December 15 at 6 p.m., followed by fellowship. Clyde Butcher Photography Swamp Walks December 18 www.clydebutcher.com or call 695-2428 EVERGLADES BOOK CLUB Thursday, December 19, 9:30 a.m. Sue Rogers Home at 618 Collier Avenue The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey" by Candice Millard Call Sue at 695-9173 for more info Fak Christmas Cruise Start celebrating the holiday season on Thursday, December 19, with a Coastal Cruise to historic Fakahatchee Island. Festive refreshments will be served during the return boat journe y. Places are limited; visit www.orchidswamp.org to book. SANTA VISIT Santa will deliver gifts on Friday, December 20, at the Community Center (skating rink) from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. PANCAKE FLY-IN A pancake breakfast hosted by Wings 10,000 Islands Tours will take place at Everglades Airpark on Saturday, December 21, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Everyone is welcome. For info, phone Chuck at 695-3296. Cookies & Cocktails at Driftwood Spa New Location: Everglades Isle Saturday, December 21, 6 to 8 pm Boat Parade The 6th Annual Everglades City Holiday Boat Parade will be held on Saturday, December 21. All boats are welcome to participate and to meet on the Barron River at 6:00 p.m. in front of Outward Bound. The parade will begin at dark and go up the river under the bridge, ending at Glades Haven Marina and Oyster House Restaurant. Viewing party starts at 6 p.m. Food, drinks and a DJ until 11 p.m. OCHOPEE FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT 11/19/13: Emergency Med, Port of the Islands 11/19/13: Emergency Medical, Copeland 11/20/13: Vehicle Accident, 80 MM I-75 11/20/13: Emergency Med, Port of the Islands 11/20/13: Grass Fire, 53 Mile Marker I-75 11/21/13: Emergency Medical, Everglades City 11/21/13: Emergency Medical, Everglades City 11/24/13: Emergency Medical, Copeland 11/24/13: Vehicle Accident, 67 MM I-75 11/25/13: Vehicle Accident, 54 MM I-75 11/25/13: Blown Transformer, Everglades City 11/26/13: Public Assist, Port of the Islands 11/26/13: Mutual Aid, Marco Island 11/26/13: Emergency Med, Port of the Islands 11/26/13: Public Assist, Everglades City 11/26/13: Emergency Medical, Ochopee 11/27/13: Emergency Medical, Ochopee 11/27/13: Structure Fire, Chokoloskee Islands 11/27/13: Vehicle Accident, 67 MM I-75 11/27/13: Vehicle Accident, 67 MM I-75 11/27/13: Vehicle Accident, 67 MM I-75 11/28/13: Emergency Med, 80 MM I-75 11/28/13: Public Assist, 62 Mile Marker I-75 11/28/13: Vehicle Accident, 68 MM I-75 11/29/13: Vehicle Accident, 76 MM I-75 11/20/13: Emergency Medical, Everglades City 11/29/13: Emergency Med, Port of the Islands 11/29/13: Emergency Med, Port of the Islands 11/30/13: Emergency Med, 64 MM I-75 11/30/13: Emergency Medical, Ochopee 11/30/13: Vehicle Accident, SR 29 and I-75 12/01/13: Emergency Med, Port of the Island 12/01/13: Emergency Med, US 41 and SR 29 12/02/13: Vehicle Accident, 60 MM I-75 12/02/13: Emergency Medical, Everglades City 12/02/13: Emergency Medical, Ochopee 12/02/13: Emergency Medical, Chokoloskee The next Ochopee Fire Control District Advisory Committee Meeting will be Monday, December 9, at 4:00 p.m. in the Port of the Islands Realty Office at 24998 Tamiami Trail, East Naples. DOCTORS CLINIC Dr. Kirk DeMartino will see patients in Everglades City every Friday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the office behind the Fire Station. If you have any questions, call (239) 642-5552. Little Gator Clinic The free walk-in clinic behind the youngsters will be open Tuesday, January 7, 14, and 21 from 5 to 7 pm when Dr. Barnard and Kathy will see patients aged 18 and under. There are no drugs on the property but Dr. Barnard can write prescriptions. THRIFT SHOP HOURS The Thrift Shop is open every week on Thursday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you would like to volunteer, stop in or phone 695-3298.
The MULLET RAPPER Whats Happening in the Everglades City Area DECEMBER 6, 2013 email: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org Triad Seafood Market & Caf 10:30 am 5:00 pm; Sun thru Thurs 10:30 am 7:00 pm; Fri, Sat 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 WANT ED CASH REWARD Antique & Used Fishing Tackle Buy & Sell Reels, Wood Rods, Lures, Fish Mounts, Tackle Boxes, Fly Rods & Reels, Gaffs, Fighting Chairs, Nets, Nautical Items Old Rod & Reel Collector 239.695.4288 email@example.com Free Appraisals December Show For the Birds Everglades Arts Varick Niles Studio 110 Camellia St. Open every Fri. & Sat. 11:00-4:00 p.m. RECEPTION Sat, December 7, 1-4 p.m.
The MULLET RAPPER Whats Happening in the Everglades City Area DECEMBER 6, 2013 email: firstname.lastname@example.org PAGE 5 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com SCHOOL NEWS Everglades City School phone: 377-9800 or 6952561 www.evg.collierschools.com TAYLORS CORNER Because of her grandmothers unfortunate passing, Taylors article will be in the next issue of The Mullet Rapper. We extend our condolences to the Dahlke family, Taylor Dahlke is 9 years old and in the 4th grade at Everglades City School. She is our reporter for the elementary school. LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL Dear Parents, Students and Staff, We are quickly approaching th e Holiday season and we want to wish you and your families the very best. We are hopeful you will find time to relax and enjoy your families. We are very excited about some things that are happening in our school. Students and parents are taking advantage of our after school program as we have over 75% of our elementary students currently enrolled. Extending the student day for 1 hour computes to about 3 full weeks of school for the students. This will have positive results in student academic gains and will get us closer to obtaining the state grade that we know we can earn. Our dual enrollment students ar e about to complete their first semester of college. What a fantastic opportunity for them to be able to be in high school and ear n college credits at no cost to them. We are proud of the effo rt and time these students are putting in to this. Basketball has started and we are thrilled to be able to compete in the State Play-off tour nament this year. We wish our boys and girls programs the very best. I know they have been working hard and will compete well in our new district. As always, please feel free to call us or stop by with any questions you may have. Gratefully yours, Bob Spano, Principal WINNER for the Pennies for Pasta Third grade is the overall winner with Mrs. Parsons students raising the most $$$$ for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Overall Grand Total of $518.84 CONGRATULATIONS! READERS ARE LEADERS EVG Reading Counts Program numbers have DOUBLED since this time last year December Class Totals: Kindergarten 1 point 1st Grade 131 points Class point leader Chyann Nicholson 2nd Grade 629 points Class point leader Corben Freshour 3rd Grade 1,499 points Class point leader Billy Smallwood 4th Grade 1,756 points Class point leader Aaron Hessler 5th Grade 187 points Class point leader Lexi Hendrickson 6th Grade 193 points Class point leader Brandy Bowen 7th Grade 507 points Class point leader Claybrook Story 8th Grade 78 points Class point leader Haleigh Levingston H.S. 42 points Class point leader Brandon Bruscini Leading Reader Student: Brady Bowen: 356 points. K 2 Leader Corben Freshour: 143 points 3 5 Leader Brady Bowen: 356 points Middle School Leader: Claybrook Story: 264 points November Students of the Month (Theme Compassion) Pre-K Ava Potter, Wilson Matias, Helson Alvarado, Norra Potter First Waylon Demere and Emersyn Brown Second Marlee Bennett and Gabe Herrin Third Carl Nicholson Fourth Jayden Billie Fifth Jaya Osceola Sixth Brandy Bowen Seventh Natalie Thompson Eighth Haleigh Levingston Ninth Sindy Cifuentes Tenth Lilian Pablo-Jeronimo Eleventh Ana Roldan an d Trevyr Dane Daniels Twelfth Kendell Wooten Ready For Spring T-BALL! For your 4 -6 year old Registration is OPEN ONLINE for Spring 2014 Season: www.gulfcoastll.com T-Ball: $75 Minor, Majors & 50/70 Baseball: $100 Softball: $100 Juniors Baseball: $175 Paypal is available for credit card payments; checks and cash in person during registration. Once registered online, you must attend one Registration Day at the field in Naples and bring a completed Medical Release and Photo Release (available online), proof of residence and a birth certificate. Payment is due prior to Evaluations during the week of January 13 18. Registrations Options: Sat., December 14, at 9 am; Tuesday, January 7, at 6 pm 8 pm; T hursday, January 9, 6 pm-8 pm Contact the Snyder Family or Lee Family for further information regarding T-Ball at 695-8462 or 334-734-4525. Tuesday, Dec. 10 Boys Varsity Basketball, 5:30 pm Saturday, Dec. 14 Booster Clubs Light Parade Tuesday, Dec. 17 Winter Sports Photos Wednesday, Dec. 18 Math Night Thursday, Dec. 19 Girls Varsity Basketball, 5 pm Boys Jr. Varsity, 6 pm SAC Meeting, 6 pm, Media Center Friday, Dec. 20 Early Release Dec. 21 Jan 7 N o School ( Winter B r eak )
The MULLET RAPPER Whats Happening in the Everglades City Area DECEMBER 6, 2013 email: email@example.com PAGE 6 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com Massage Therapy and Spa Services WE HAVE MOVED...... To a fabulous new location! Please come and see us at our new location inside Everglades Isle Motorcoach Retreat, just South of the Bridge coming into Everglades City, across from Jungle Erv's Airboat Tours. Driftwood Spa and Wellness offers Massage Therapy and spa services for both men and women. We use only all natural and organic products and can customize our service for each individual client. Nail services now Available!! Handmade soaps Soy candles Unique Gifts Organic skin care Products Gift certificates available 239-695-0069 www.driftwoodspa-Everglades.com Tri-County Cooling & Refrigeration, Inc. Sales Service Maintenance CALL ANYTIME 239-253-4860 Licensed CAC 1817126
The MULLET RAPPER Whats Happening in the Everglades City Area DECEMBER 6, 2013 email: firstname.lastname@example.org PAGE 7 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com HOLIDAY MAIL POSTING DATES : Military Dec. 10: Priority and First Class Dec. 17: Express International Europe Dec. 10: First Class Dec. 13: Priority Domestic Dec 14: Parcel Post Dec 20: First Class Dec 21: Priorit y Dec 22: Ex p ress Interview with Karisa by Patricia Huff Karisa Brown is well-known in this area since her family has lived in Chokoloskee for generations, but many do not realize that Karisa has been accepted into several medical schools (Nova in Ft. Lauderdale and Campbell in North Carolina) and is interviewing at FSU in Tallahassee. She will be starting her journey to become a physician next year. Karisa gradua ted from Everglades City School in 2009 and was the Class Salutatorian. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences (with a minor in Business) at Florida International University in Miami, graduating with cum laude honors. She volunteered in Dr. Barnards Little Kids Clinic here in Everglades City, in Jackson Memorial Hospitals Emergency Room and at the Miami Childrens Hospital as a bedside buddy. This is where Karisa found her true vocation; she loves working with the children. Her ultimate plans, when she finishes, is to complete three years of pediatric residency and two years in a pediatric cardiology fellowship program. These are admirable goals for any young girl, and from talking to Karisa, I know she will finish anything she starts. The most impressive attribute that I found in Karisa is her desire to be an example, and a mentor, to students graduating from Everglades City School. Everyone has the potential to pursue any career they wish, and Karisa is an inspiration to all young members of our community. Recipe for Good Eating SIMPLE HOT FRUIT CASSEROLE by Patricia Huff This is a recipe from my past. When I was 19 and graduated from a junior college in Virginia, I returned home to Nashville and started working as a medical secretary in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt. Our Division of Endocrinology had a diverse group of employees: teaching professo rs, residents, interns, medi cal students and laboratory technicians as well as a full-time research st aff. We were always having luncheons for one reason or another with everyone bringing th eir own special dish. One recipe I remember was made by one of our older technicians (at least I thought she was older since I was still a teenager). Her name was Lula and this is her recipe. Easy to make and delicious during the holidays. Ingredients: Fresh Fruit (or medium size canned fruit if you want): Pineapple slices, apple rings, peach ha lves, pear halves, ap ricot halves (peeled) 2 TBS Flour cup Brown Sugar 1 Stick of Butter 1 Cup Sherry Optional: tsp cloves, ginger, cinnamon Combine flour, sugar, butter and sherry and cook over medium heat until sugar melts and ingredients are blended. Layer fruit in a tw o-quart casserole and pour sauce on top. Refrigerate at least one day. Remove from refrigerator and cook for 20-25 minutes in 350 before serving (preferably on a cold winter day). If you have a favorite re cipe to share, please phone or email us. Patty Huff Health, Wellness, and Green Living by Shannon Snyder Don't Forget to Drink Your Water A plain glass of water... I agree it is not the most exciting thing to drink, but it is the best thing for you. If water is not your drink of choice, or you drink a lot of water but want to jazz it up a bit, here a few ideas to make your plain glass of water your new go to drink. Add Fruit: restaurants will often serve your complime ntary glass of water with a slice of lemon, but don't stop there. Take a pitcher you can keep in the refrigerator and fill it with water. Then add slices of lemons, oranges, limes, or grapefruit. You could even add them all together and it looks really beautiful. The c itrus will marinate in the water and give you a refreshing flavor. Adding berries to your water is also a delicious way to brighten up your water. Raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries are my favorite. Add herbs: nothing goes better with those lemons and limes than a big handful or two of mint. Just add the mint to the container with your sliced citrus fruit and and water for an even greater flavor. Basil is also a wonderful herb to add to water and pairs well with cucumber. Again, just add slices of cucumber, (usually 1 whole cucumber will do) and a handful of basil to a pitcher of fresh water an d let sit for a few minutes to let the flavors come together. Don't forget to add the mint or basil to your berry infused water too!! I serve these infused waters to my clients at my Spa and they alwa ys love them. I keep them on hand at home as well and even my kids will drink them. They are great chilled, over ice, or even at room temperature. You may never drink plain water again! Enjoy. DID YOU KNOW? This year, December has 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays and 5 Mondays. This only happens once every 824 years. The Chinese call it the Money Bag
The MULLET RAPPER Whats Happening in the Everglades City Area DECEMBER 6, 2013 email: email@example.com PAGE 8 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com 2014 ORV Permits on Sale On Friday, December 13 the 2014 ORV permits for Big Cypress National Preserve will be on sale at the ORV Office in the Oasis Visitor Center. Permits are valid from January 1, 2014 through January 31, 2015 A total of 2000 permits will be available for purchase throughout the permit period. For fees and more information, go to http://www.nps.gov/bicy/planyourvisit/orvuse.htm. You may also contact the ORV office at 239-695-1205. BACKCOUNTRY ACCESS PLAN The National Park Service plans to prepare an environmental impact statement in associati on with the preparation of a backcountry access plan for Big Cy press National Preserve. The comment period is open for 45 days from November 19, 2013, through January 2, 2014 The purpose of the plan will be to provide off-road vehi cle secondary trails, non-motorized trails, and a camping management approach that protects the Preserves natural and cultural resources while providing for public enjoyment. It will also establish a permanent route for the Florida National Scenic Trail and other hiking opportunities. Submit your comments online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=49334 or mail to Superintendent, Big Cypress National Preserve, 33100 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, FL 34141-1000. If you have questions, please contact Bob DeGross, 239-6951107, firstname.lastname@example.org. LICENSE-FREE DAY December 28 will be the last freshwater license-free fishing day for 2013. FWC News Everglades restoration a high priority for FWC The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), at its meeting November 20 in Weston, presented a position paper designed to help guide Everglades restoration. The position paper provides guidance on how to resolve habitat and wildlife issues as the FWC and partners work together on Everglades-restoration efforts. This document is an important tool for managing the habitats and species in this complex ecosystem. To learn more about the FWCs major wildlife management area in this ecosystem, the Everglades and Fr ancis S. Taylor WMA, visit MyFWC.com/Viewing and select Wildlife Management Areas then Explore by Name. The second phase of waterfow l and coot season comes in statewide December 7 and runs through January 26 In addition to the usual hunting license and permit requirements, duck hunters also must have a Florida waterfowl permit ($5) and a federal duck stamp ($15). The daily bag limit on ducks is six, but you need to know your ducks before you pull the trigger, because there are different daily limits for each speci es. For instance, within the sixbird limit there may be only one black duck, one mottled duck and one fulvous whistling-duck. Questions about hunting should be emailed to Tony.Young@MyFWC.com. For wildlife info and regulations, see www.myfwc.com Wildlife Alert Hotline: 888-404-FWCC (3922) Angler Tag Return: 800-367-4461Living Gulf Coast by Charles Sobczak ( The Living Gulf Coast is available at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center) Koreshan State Historic Site 3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero, FL 33928 / Phone: 239-992-0311 Website: www. floridastateparks. org/koreshan Admission charged. Without question, the most unique of all the destinations found in The Living Gulf Coast is the Koreshan State Historic Site. In fact, it is considered so strange that it is featured in the classic book Weird Florida as a place you have to see to believe. Founded by a charismatic leader named Dr. Cyrus R. Teed in 1894, this cult-like community was carved out of the south Florida wilderness by more than 200 dedicated followers of a new religion called Koreshanity. Teed was born in Trout Creek, New York, in 1839, and as a young physician became interested in unc onventional beliefs such as alchemy and the newfound science of high-voltage electricity. During an experiment in 1869 Teed was badly s hocked. When he came to, he stated that he was visited by a divine spir it during his unconsciousness, and that the spirit had told him he was the ne w messiah. Teed then vowed to apply his scientific knowledge toward re deeming humanity and changed his name to Koresh, the Hebrew word for Cyrus. After his electrified rebirth as Koresh, Teeds ideas became increasingly odd. Many now believe the shock he received may have damaged his brain. He began preaching about a unique view of the earth called cellular cosmogony, wherein the earth was located inside a giant sphere, the sun was a battery-operated contraption, and the stars were refracti ons of its light. As if that werent enough, he also advocated reinca rnation, immortality, celibacy, communism, and a host of other alte rnative ideas. When his radical concepts got him chased out of the state of New York, then Chicago, he and his group of followers uprooted and moved to Estero to create his New Jerusalem. While many of his concepts and beliefs can be dismissed as bizarre, some of his ideas were nothing short of brilliant. During the golden age of the Koreshan community, Teed and his followers had a bakery, printing house, general store, concrete works, and a power plant that supplied electricity to the region decades before it was available anywhere else in Southwest Florida. He steadfastly believed in the equality of women during a time when they did not even have the right to vote in America. He impor ted scores of exotic trees and vegetation, hoping to find good uses for them in his new utopia. Thomas Edison visited Teed several times in the early 1900s because of their mutual interest in exotic plants and electricity. His eccentric ideas often got Teed into trouble with the locals. It was just such a dispute that tragically led to his death in 1908 at the age of 69, two years after he was severely pi stol whipped by a Ft. Myers town marshal. Convinced that Koresh wa s going to rise from the dead, his followers put his body in a bathtub and began an around-the-clock vigil, but after several days, local health officials stepped in and forced the burial of his remains. The Koreshan Unity faith Teed founded continued for decades, but by 1961, when the Koreshan property was deeded over to the state of Florida, only four followers of Koreshanity remained alive. Today the Koreshan State Historic Si te is one of the most fascinating 100 acres in Florida. The structures left standing include the generating plant, lecture hall, general store, and workshops, and there are displays showcasing some of this lost religi ons beliefs. A video about the history of Koreshanity plays continuously in the Founders Residence building. Of particular note is the massi ve monkey-puzzle tr ee growing near the Estero River in the sunken gardens section of the park. Originating from southern Chile, this towering tree can grow to more than 130 feet and produces ponderous, edible seed co nes that can weigh up to five pounds. Charles Sobczak lives and writes on Sanibel Island. To find out more about the author and his books, visit www.indigopress.net
The MULLET RAPPER Whats Happening in the Everglades City Area DECEMBER 6, 2013 email: email@example.com PAGE 9 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com local history by Patricia Huff This week The Mullet Rapper is celebrating its 200th issue! Many people ask why I started publishing our local newspaper. My background professions included an administrator at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a financial advisor for Raymond James & Associates in Marathon, Florida. When I retired and moved to Everglades City, I saw the need to provide more information to the local community about events and activities. On February 1, 2001, I published the first one-page Whats Happening around Town newsletter. In addition to a calendar, I highlighted a new business: JTs in Chokoloskee which had just re-opened by Norm and Avery. By April 2001 the paper was a two-page front-and-back paper and highlighted the Everglades City Trolley Tours (remember that!). By November 2002 the monthly paper had grown in size to five pages and included ads for the first time (still a Free Copy). In January 2007, the official 1st Issue (and still monthly publication) included contributors Captain Bill Lindsay, Avery Sumner, Adela Padron-Butler and Savannah Oglesby (only 9 years old!). The Mullet Rapper title was added on April 6, 2007, when the Free Copy was changed to 25¢ and Marya Repko joined the staff as co-editor and designed the new layout (THANKS!). So, 200 issues later we continue at 25¢ and publish bi-monthly. We wish to thank the community and our advertisers for all your support throughout the years! WALKING TOUR OF HISTORIC CHOKOLOSKEE ESHP has changed its annual Tour this year. Instead of visiting private homes, it will conduct a Historical Walking Tour of Chokoloskee on Saturday, March 8 Among the properties on the route are the Church of God, several cemeteries, JTs old store, and the Smallwood Store. CITY HALL BRICKS Its time again to put your order in for new bricks to be added to the walkway in front of City Hall. The deadline is January 16 for you to order a commemorative brick. Call Marya at 695-2905 for more information or visit website www.evergladeshistori cal.org to complete a form. Everglades So ciety for Historic Preservation sponsors this project. MUSEUM of the Everglades Pauline Reeves Gallery December Artist "Greetings from Florida" Oil Paintings by Myra Roberts The reception to meet Myra Roberts is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Museum of the Everglades. Everyone is welcome to attend and see this wonderful exhibit. To learn more about Myra Roberts and her art, visit website www.myraroberts.com. The Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is no admission fee but donations are welcome. The December 2 Annual Meeting and Luncheon of the Friends of the Muse um of the Everglades was held at Everglades Isle. Congratulations to Gus and Mary Morris who won the raffle prize of a beautiful photograph by Dennis Goodman, valued at $150.00. The following FME members were elected to the Board of Directors for 2104: Helen Bryan, Tina Collins, Georgia Garrett, Patty Huff, Renee Rau, Linda Walfield and Vicky Wells. Officers will be elected at the January meeting. If you want to join the Friends, contact Helen at 695-3298 or see our website www.evergladesmuseum.org to download a form to send with your check. All FME members are invited to attend the monthly meetings; call 695-2397 for details. Collier County Museum December Exhibits / Programs www.colliermuseums.com Marco Island Historical Museum: Hannah Ineson Exhibit through December: The Everglades Art of Hannah Ineson December 12 at 1 p.m.: Gallery Talk with Hannah Ineson Collier County Museum: Exhibit: Cuba, the Natural Beauty: The Expedition of Clyde Butcher Immokalee Pioneer Museum: Five Centuries of Tradition: Florida Cattle Ranching Naples Depot Museum : Exhibit: Naples Lasting Legacy: the Art of Jerry Vallez through January 6, 2014 EVERGLADES ARTS Varick Niless Studio Everglades Arts will feature For the Birds during the month of December. This exhibit will feature local artists with a reception to be held at 110 Camellia Street, located across from the Ivey House, on Saturday, December 7, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome! Everglades Arts is open every Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the season November through April. The Studio also has gift items for sale. For more information, visit website www.varickniles.com or call (239) 261-9592.
The MULLET RAPPER Whats Happening in the Everglades City Area DECEMBER 6, 2013 email: firstname.lastname@example.org PAGE 10 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com Florida Tales Airfields of Days Gone By by Chester Keene Driving by the old abandoned and once very active Flying Schools of Carlstrom and Dorr Fields of DeSoto County, FL, are still visible remains of their great service they once gave. This is where the Cadets honed their basic flying skills; later they will move on to advanced trainers for service to their countries. First, in the early part of WWII, we were not yet at war and British cadets were sent here to tr ain to fly. England was at war and the Brits wanted to get a crack at "Jerry," the slang name for Germans. They were sent here by the hundreds to train. Carlstrom Field was famous for a few things beside citrus and cattle. The open prairies were ideal places for pilot training airfields, the weather was great compared to England's bad weather most of the time, and being bombed by German aircraft. One of the persons sent here to train cadets in WW II was Col. Horace Hickam, holder of the Silver Star. He was sent to Carlstrom Field as a Major to train as an instructor in aerial gunnery. When finished with that phase, he was promoted to Colonel to assume full command of the two airfields. His name was honored and used to name the airfield at Hawaii, which was late r attacked by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. Col James Doolittle was also here as an observer for the first "Cruise Missile". When WWII was declared, the British Cadets were sent to Riddle Field in Clewiston, FL. There is a plot of ground that honors the British Cadets that lost their life while training in SW FL. The plot is in the Oakridge Cemetery in Arcadia, FL. The painting hangs in City hall there. Chester Keene is a retired law enforcement officer and Florida native. He retains the copyright to this article. From Savannahs Eyes The crowd screaming, with their hands up in the air. Cheerleaders yelling, jumping, and chanting on the sidelines. Boys dripping sweat as shoes squeaked from one end of the court to the other, passing the ball back and forth before making the winning shot. Referees blowing their whistles for foul balls or out of bounds. The coaches shouting names and plays while pointing in different directions. This is what occurs at our bo ys basketball games this year. The past two games they've won, heading into districts with 2-0 wins! The Cheerleaders were chanting to the top of our lungs, as glitter covered the floor and pom-poms shook round and round. The boys stealing the ball repetitively from the opposing team and making shot after shot. As the clock runs down 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, and the buzzer goes off, the crowd ju mps up and the cheerleaders race to the basketball court chanting "W e are proud of you, say we are proud of you!" The boys just smile, try to catch their breath, and take in all the applause as they exchange hugs with each other. The other team walking away in disappointment, trying to come up with a strategy to beat us next time. This past home game was against Seacrest in which the boys dominated against. The girls basketball team didn't win against the girls team but they will definitely get them next time! An earlier boys game before was against Ahfachkee at their school and we also won in a great game! The next home game for the boys varsity will be December 10 so mark your calenda rs and come support our boys basketball team! Can't wait to cheer for the boys winning streak some more! Go, Fight, Win, Savannah Savannah Oglesby is a student in the 11th grade at Everglades City School and a regular contributor to this paper. SHERIFFS REPORT On Sunday, November 24, between 12:15 and 12:55 p.m. a vehicle was reported burglarized while parked at 892 Dupont St. Forced entry was gained and property was taken. A resident on Rewis Dr in Chokoloskee reported theft of a 9.9 HP Johnson outboard motor and 5 gallon gas can removed from their boat stored on a trailer at their property. Should you have any information concerning these incidents, please contact the Collier County Sheriffs Office at 252-9300. Help us by remembering to always secure your vehicles and in addition items of value should not be left in plain view. CCSO also offers free boat secu rity surveys to boat owners at your location. After the survey is completed the boat owner is provided with crime prevention tips regarding their particular boat. If you are interested, call Deputy Sue Gentry at 252-0708. NEW BREEDER REGULATIONS As of November 1, 2013, anyone selling puppies or kittens in Collier County must be registered with Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) as a breeder. A new Breeder Regulation Class was held on Decem ber 4. For more information on future classes, call Daniel Christenbury Public Information Specialist, at 252-6956 or 252-PETS.
The MULLET RAPPER Whats Happening in the Everglades City Area DECEMBER 6, 2013 email: email@example.com PAGE 11 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com 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): 11:00 am 7:00 pm; Mon thru Sat Camellia Street Grill (695-2003): 12 noon 9:00 pm; daily 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 Deli closes one hour earlier daily Havana Caf (695-2214): 7:00 am to 3:00 pm; Sun thru Thurs 7:00 am to 9:00 pm; Fri-Sat 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 Joanies Blue Crab Caf (695-2682): 11:00 am 5:00 pm; Wed 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 Susies Station (695-2273): 11:00 am 5:00 pm; daily Triad Seafood (695-2662): 10:30 am 5:00 pm; Sun thru Thurs 10:30 am 7:00 pm; Fri, Sat Right Choice Supermarket (695-4535): 9:00 am 7:00 pm, Mon-Fri Grimms Stone Crab (695-3222): 8:00 am 6:00 pm, Mon-Sat Locos Fresh Produce (239-462-7050): ECity Post Office parking lot 7 am 4 pm; Thurs-Fri-Sat 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 9:45 am Adult Sun. School 11 am Sunday Worship Everglades First Baptist Church 9:45 am School, 11 am Sunday Worship Holy Family Catholic Church 10:30 am Sunday Mass The AMI-Kids Big Cypress Swamp Boys, who earn points for progress, visit senior citizen centers during the holidays. Restaurant News City Seafood is now serving dinner every Thursday through Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Breakfast is served from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and lunch from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day of the week. Glades Haven is now serving sausage, gravy and biscuits as well as meatball subs in addition to their regular menu. The Deli is open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily. Havana Caf is now open for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights until 9:00 p.m. Breakfast and lunch are served daily from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Triad Seafood is open until 7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights; it is open daily for lunch from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Church News Chokoloskee Church of God Pastor Morris Dantins recorded music is being revised after 50 yrs. His CD is available for sale at $10.00. At Everglades Community Church (on the circle) the annual Advent Studies will be the first four Sunday morn ings in December at 9:45 a.m. in Jinkins Hall at the church prior to the Worship Service at 11:00 a.m. Everglades First Baptist Church will hold a candlelight service on Sunday, December 22 at 6:00 p.m. Holy Family Catholic Church will hold its first pot luck on Sunday, December 15 following the 10:30 a.m. Mass. TIDES FOR BARRON RIVER Lat: 25.87N Long: 81.37W http://TIDESANDCURRENTS.NOAA.GOV 12/06 Fri 03:39am 3.2 H 12/06 Fri 12:07pm -0.4 L 12/06 Fri 05:54pm 2.6 H 12/07 Sat 12:15am 0.7 L 12/07 Sat 04:47am 2.9 H 12/07 Sat 12:58pm -0.2 L 12/07 Sat 06:45pm 2.6 H 12/08 Sun 01:20am 0.6 L 12/08 Sun 06:10am 2.6 H 12/08 Sun 01:54pm 0.1 L 12/08 Sun 07:35pm 2.6 H 12/09 Mon 02:35am 0.6 L 12/09 Mon 07:35am 2.4 H 12/09 Mon 02:54pm 0.3 L 12/09 Mon 08:26pm 2.6 H 12/10 Tue 03:51am 0.4 L 12/10 Tue 09:03am 2.2 H 12/10 Tue 03:57pm 0.5 L 12/10 Tue 09:17pm 2.7 H 12/11 Wed 05:00am 0.3 L 12/11 Wed 10:35am 2.1 H 12/11 Wed 04:58pm 0.6 L 12/11 Wed 10:07pm 2.7 H 12/12 Thu 06:00am 0.1 L 12/12 Thu 12:04pm 2.1 H 12/12 Thu 05:55pm 0.7 L 12/12 Thu 10:55pm 2.8 H 12/13 Fri 06:52am -0.1 L 12/13 Fri 01:09pm 2.2 H 12/13 Fri 06:47pm 0.8 L 12/13 Fri 11:38pm 2.9 H 12/14 Sat 07:38am -0.2 L 12/14 Sat 01:50pm 2.2 H 12/14 Sat 07:35pm 0.8 L 12/15 Sun 12:17am 3.0 H 12/15 Sun 08:21am -0.2 L 12/15 Sun 02:17pm 2.2 H 12/15 Sun 08:19pm 0.8 L 12/16 Mon 12:53am 3.0 H 12/16 Mon 09:01am -0.3 L 12/16 Mon 02:41pm 2.3 H 12/16 Mon 09:00pm 0.8 L 12/17 Tue 01:27am 3.0 H 12/17 Tue 09:39am -0.3 L 12/17 Tue 03:09pm 2.3 H 12/17 Tue 09:37pm 0.8 L 12/18 Wed 02:00am 3.0 H 12/18 Wed 10:15am -0.3 L 12/18 Wed 03:41pm 2.3 H 12/18 Wed 10:13pm 0.7 L 12/19 Thu 02:32am 2.9 H 12/19 Thu 10:51am -0.2 L 12/19 Thu 04:18pm 2.3 H 12/19 Thu 10:48pm 0.7 L NOW SERVING EVERGLADES CITY S.W. FLAs Pest Authority since 1990 CALL 239-455-4300 ANTS CollierPestControl.com 3899 Mannix Dr #412
The MULLET RAPPER Whats Happening in the Everglades City Area DECEMBER 6, 2013 email: firstname.lastname@example.org PAGE 12 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com The MULLET RAPPER Whats Happening in the Everglades City Area PUBLISHER Patricia A. Huff, Snook Publications P O Box 617, Everglades City, FL, 34139 (239) 695-2397, email@example.com EDITORS Patty Huff & Marya Repko CONTRIBUTORS to this Issue Helen Bryan, Chester Keene, Elaine Middelstaedt, Savannah Oglesby, Charles Sboczak, Shannon Synder PRODUCTION layout: Marya Repko, printing: Hinson Studios PUBLISHERS 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 -----------------------------------------------------------FOR SALE : Manufactured Home, 3/2 on waterfront: walkway / mooring to water. Price $114,500. Call Pat (239) 352-7328. -----------------------------------------------------FOR SALE : 8HP Craftsman Chipper / Shredder @ $60.00, 2400 PSI (5 HP) Excell Pressure Washer, 2 hoses & wand @ $60.00. Both for $100.00. Call (239) 695-2645. -----------------------------------------------------FOR RENT: 10 x 10 Storage units at 103 S. Storter, $60 a month. Call Deb at 695-9267. -----------------------------------------------------FOR RENT: Studio Apartment, full size stove & refrigerator, private courtyard. $600/month includes wate r/sewer/electricity, 5x10 storage unit. 1-yr lease. 239-340-4770. ----------------------------------------------------FOR SALE OR RENT TO OWN: House & Barn on 1.02 Acres in Fakahatchee Strand State Park, $139,000 purchase or $1200 monthly Rent to Own. Call Don at 321-439-7635. See more info & pictures at www.DonsHouse.com. ------------------------------------------------FOR SALE Last of the old Chokoloskee Cruisers Albatross II For details: (239) 455-1567 or firstname.lastname@example.org ------------------------------------------------Call 695-2397 to place your ad JOBS & SERVICES -----------------------------------------------Music Lessons and Tutoring for students: violin, piano, voice, history, English, writing, science, 5th grade subjects, 3rd grade subjects and "much more" Call Danielle Swis her at 280-8971 or email dmswishe email@example.com. YearRound Jobs: Camp Staff in nearby Ochopee. Drug/Background screens/H.S. or GED required. Send re sumes to firstname.lastname@example.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. Call Justin at 695-5930. -------------------------------------------------WANTED : Automotive Window Tinter Certain Requirements Apply. Call 695-3667. -------------------------------------------------WANTED : Cashier, full-time, Gator Express. Call 695-3937. 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 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Greet Visitors in the Museum Meet people from around the corner or around the world! Phone 695-0008. 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 12/6/13 PET PICS Amy Fouchea sent this adorable photo of Marlee and Butch enjoying a holiday rest together. Send us your Pet Pics by post or email. See the Rapper in full color! Visit our website.