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25 ¢ The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area JANUARY 3 – 16, 2014 2014, Snook Publications P O Box 617, Everglades City, FL, 34139 Volume VIII Issue #202 We Wish You a HAPPY NEW YEAR PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING MAMIE ST As of Tuesday, December 31, according to the County Attorney’s office, the Public Hearing regarding Mamie Street is still scheduled for Tuesday January 14. The Board of County Commissioners will determine whether to keep that portion of Mamie Street which leads to the historic Smallwood Store public or turn it over to Florida Georgia Grove, LCC. The BCC meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m., and the public will have an opportunity to express their opinion. If you are unable to attend, you may email TimNance@colliergov.net or write to the County Commissioners at 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 303, Naples, FL 34112 or phone (239) 252-8097. Prior to January 14, you may wish to call the County Attorney’s office at 252-8400 to confirm the date of the hearing. LAST CHANCE The deadline is January 16 to order a commemorative brick to be placed in front of City Hall. This is the last time that the campaign will be run so it is your last chance to add your name. See www.evergladeshistorical.org to download a form or pick one up in City Hall. For info, call 695-2905. SEAFOOD FESTIVAL Sponsors for our Annual Seafood Festival on the weekend of February 7, 8 and 9 are still welcome. The Festival is organized by the Betterment Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation so your donation helps the community and is tax-deductible. For information, visit the Festival office behind Island Caf from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. or see the website at www.evergladesseafoodfestival.org to download an application. Plan for an exciting festival this year! New Caf and Gift Shop A new and exciting business is now open in Everglades City. Sweet Mayberry's Caf is located at 207 West Broadway in the Glades Building. The caf features gourmet coffees, organic hot teas, and delicious gelato. In the mornings the caf offers fresh muffins, bagels, and croissants. Sweet Mayberry's is open Monday through Sunday from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. for the season. Be sure to stop by for a cup of coffee or tea and a gelato. The new caf also features handmade art. The owners are looking for artists to feature their art work in the caf. For more information please call Jason Mayberry on their business phone at 695-0092. TIDE TABLE RESTAURANTS CONTENTS Calendar p. 2 Florida Flora p. 8 Events p. 3 Book Review p. 8 School p. 5 Recipe p. 8 Savannah p. 5 Taxing Things p. 8 Fishing p. 7 Museum p. 9 Park News p. 7 Florida Tales p. 9 Gulf Coast p. 7 Glades Daze p. 9 TIDES & RESTAURANTS p.11 CLASSIFIED p.12 FEATURE: Belle Starr, 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 JANUARY 3, 2014 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 2 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com Feb 7-8-9: Seafood Festival, Collier-Seminol e Bluegrass Fest Feb 14: Movie Night Fe b 18: Fak Cruise Feb 18-22: MSD Fest Feb 22: Art-in-the-Glades, Pancake Fly-In, Everglades Ultra Feb 28: ESHP Talk March 1: ORA Bazaar March 8: Walking Tour of Historic Chokoloskee March 14: Movie Night March 19: Fak Cruise April 13: Everglades Bike Ride THRIFT SHOP: Tues, 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 C hurch HIGHWAY CLEAN-UP: Thursday, 8 am AA: Wed, 5:00 pm, Community Church AL-ANON: Thurs, 12 noon, Community Church MUSEUM: Tues-Fri, 9 am to 5 pm; Sat, 9 am to 4 pm NA: Sat, 11:30 am, Comm unity Center (Skating Rink) SMALLWOOD STORE: Daily, 10 am to 4 pm CARNESTOWN Recycle and Trash: 2nd Sat, 9 am to 1 pm SHERIFF AT CITY HALL: See notice on door for January dates. 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 29 30 Hour of Prayer Chokoloskee Church of God 7 pm 31 Church Services JAN 1 new moon Happy New Year Catholic Mass 2 RAPPER 3 Big Cypress Star Viewing see p.7 4 Fakahatchee Swamp Walk see p.3 Museum Reception see p.9 5 6 Hour of Prayer Holy Family Catholic Church 7 pm ESHP Mtg see p.9 7 Congressional Aide Visit City Council see p.3 Kids’ Clinic see p.3 8 Ladies Coffee Island Caf 8 am Students return to School 9 Lion’s Club Island Caf 5:30 pm 10 Movie Night see p.3, 9 11 Garage Sale see p.3 Everglades Arts Reception see p.9 12 13 Hour of Prayer Everglades Community Church 7 pm OFCD Mtg see p.3 Chamber Mtg Collier Seminole Full Moon Trip 14 Mamie Street Public Hearing see p.1 Kids’ Clinic see p.3 Collier Seminole Full Moon Trip see p.7 15 Ladies Coffee City Seafood 8 am full moon 16 Book Club see p.3 Brick Deadline see p.1 SAC Mtg see p.5 RAPPER 17 Lasagna Dinner see p.3 Homecoming Night see p.5 18 Pancake Fly-In Art-in-theGlades see p.3 19 MLK Day 20 Hour of Prayer Copeland Baptist Church 7 pm 21 Reach Out Mtg City Hall, 8:30 am Kids’ Clinic see p.3 22 Ladies Coffee Sweet Mayberry’s Caf 8 am 23 Senior Night for Basketball see p.5 24 25 Festival in the Woods see p.3 26 27 Hour of Prayer Chokoloskee Church of God 7 pm 28 29 Ladies Coffee Havana Caf 8 am new moon 30 RAPPER 31 FEB 1 Chokoloskee Church of God Winter Fest Star Viewing see p.7 JANUARY 2014

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area JANUARY 3, 2014 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 3 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com Fakahatchee Swamp Walks The Friends of Fakahatchee will offer a wilderness adventure on January 4 For reservations visit www.orchidswamp.org CONGRESSIONAL VISIT Monica Maziarz, Aide to Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, will be in City Hall on Tuesday, January 7, at 3:00 p.m. For information, call her at 348-1620 or (305) 470-8555. CITY COUNCIL The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 7, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. Members of the public may speak if they sign up in advance. Garage & Bake Sale 50/50 Raffle Saturday, January 11, 8 am – 2 pm Everglades VR Corp Rec Hall (north end of Buckner Ave) FAKAHATCHEE HISTORY Learn about the island, the logging on the mainland, and the fight to save the unique ecology as a state park at a free illustrated presentation on Wednesday, January 15, at 2:00 p.m. in Collier Seminole State Park. The speaker is local historian and author Marya Repko. For information, call Michelle at (239) 394-3397. EVERGLADES BOOK CLUB Thursday, January 16 9:30 a.m. “The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls Call Sue at 695-9173 for more information LASAGNA DINNER The Ladies Auxiliary of Everglades Community Church is hosting a Lasagna Dinner on Friday, January 17, in the Jinkins Fellowship Hall from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tickets ar e the $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. Tickets are available at the Chok oloskee Post Office. PANCAKE FLY-IN A pancake breakfast hosted by Wings 10,000 Islands Tours will take place at Everglades Airpark on Saturday, January 18, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Everyone is welcome. For info, phone Chuck at 695-3296. HISTORICAL MOVIE NIGHT Join us to watch “Wind Across the Everglades” (with free popcorn & soda!) on Friday, January 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the Jinkins Fellowship Hall at Everglades Community Church, sponsored by ESHP. It is free of charge and open to the public. For info, www.evergladeshistorical.org or phone 695-2905. See article on page 9. ART-IN-THE-GLADES Support local vendors on Saturday, January 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Art-in-the-Glade s in McLeod Park. There will be live music, thanks to Snooker Joe Stem, and food for sale at lunch time. Everyone is welcome to set up a table at no charge so if you want to hold a bake sale or have craft works to sell, phone Marya at 695-2905. Festival in the Woods Saturday, January 25 -10 am to 3pm Picayune Strand State Forest Sabal Palm Hiking Trail Trailhead Guided Hikes Wildlife Presentations Guided Bicycle Tours Kids Activities Local Environmental Exhibitors For additional information, please contact: Heather L. Ferrand, Forester Caloosahatchee Forestry Center (239) 690-3500, Ext. 121 or Heather.Ferrand@FreshFromFlorida.com Postal Rates Increase Rates go up January 26 but the "forever" stamps are still valid. A first-class letter will now cost 49¢ For information, see www.usps.gov. WELCOME MEETINGS The Captain's Table Lodge is hosting Friday afternoon welcome sessions from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. when local businesses will be able to talk with visitors about what there is to do in our area. Everyone is welcome. For info, call 695-4211. OCHOPEE FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT 12/18/13: Emergency Medical, Everglades City 12/19/13: Emergency Med, Port of the Islands 12/22/13: Rescue Call, 52 MM I-75 12/22/13: Emergency Med, Port of the Islands 12/22/13: Emergency Medical, Copeland 12/25/13: Emergency Medical, Chokoloskee 12/25/13: Emergency Medical, 80 MM I-75 12/25/13: Emergency Medical, Copeland 12/25/13: Emergency Medical, Ochopee 12/26/13: Emergency Medical, Lee Cypress 12/27/13: Med. Call, Cancelled in Route I 75 12/27/13: Mutual Aid with Marco, Cancelled 12/27/13: Emergency Med, Port of the Islands 12/29/13: Emergency Medical, Chokoloskee 12/30/13: Emergency Med Port of the Islands The next Ochopee Fire Control District Advisory Committee Meeting will be Monday, January 13, at 4:00 p.m. in the Port of the Islands Realty Office at 24998 Tamiami Trail, East Naples. DOCTOR’S 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 Tuesday, 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. HIGHWAY CLEAN-UP The Ladies Coffee and ESHP have started cleaning up Highway 29 north of the bridge every Thursday at 8:00 am. Come join us. Call 695-4642 for information. Ghost Rider Tram Tours The Ghost Rider Tram Tours are still available for February or March with the Friends of Fakahatchee at their website www.orchidswamp.org. LADIES COFFEE All locals and visitors are invited. See the calendar on page 2 for locations.

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area JANUARY 3, 2014 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 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 mulletmanrech @g mail.com Free A pp raisals Please come to a reception Saturday, January 11, 14 pm Varick Niles Studio 110 Camellia Street “The Everglades” Show dates January 3 25 Fridays & Saturdays, 11:00-4:00 p.m. www.varickniles.com ( 239 ) 261-9592

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area JANUARY 3, 2014 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 5 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com SCHOOL NEWS Everglades City School phone: 377-9800 or 6952561 www.evg.collierschools.com Everglades City Lighting of the Tree with Mayor Hamilton (photo courtesy of Sue Gentry) LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL Dear Parents, Students, and Staff, I would like to wish all of you a very safe and restful holiday. Working at Everglades City School is truly a gift, and I feel fortunate to be a part of the wonderful things that we see happening every day with our students. Enjoy the time with your families and we will see you on January 8. Happy New Year! Mr. Spano Congratulations to the fo llowing students who have earned over 100 Reading Counts points! 1. Candice Ayres – 100 2. River Brown – 107 3. James Collins – 107 4. Alycia Kibodeaux-Aranda 117 5. Emily Ortiz – 124 6. Case Vanleeuwen – 128 7. Revan Cifuentes – 140 8. Corben Freshour – 150 9. John Gilmore – 152 10. Tyler Bruscini – 180 11. Carl Nicholson – 183 12. Ivan Kibodeaux-Aranda – 191 13. Billy Smallwood – 195 14. Stephanie PabloRamirez – 204 15. Brandy Bowen – 232 16. Claybrook Story – 322 17. Aaron Hessler – 350 18. Brady Bowen – 419 From Savannah’s Eyes Imagine, flying on an airplane from sunny Florida to another state up north and looking out the window at the sun shining through the clouds; an hour and a half later you look out the window and see little snowflakes start to appear on the window, and no more sun. This is what I experienced on my trip to Boston, Massachusetts. I went with three other girls, Brittney, Courtney, and Sierra, to participate in the SALSA program. Now, I know what you’re thinking, Savannah knows how to Salsa dance? Actually this is far from dancing; this leadership program is for Students who choose not to use toba cco, alcohol, or other drugs, and SALSA stands for Students Advocating Life without Substance Abuse. It was such an amazing program, and I met so many new friends who are like me and choose to have fun without the need of drugs or alcohol. During the program we participated in many different activities like plays and group talks about the subject. Th e mentors were very informative about the subjects; and most of th em, in the past, have overcome the addiction to drugs and alcohol. This I believe is really helpful for the educational process because it shows students that you can overcome it, and also it’s not good to do drugs or alcohol because it ruins your life. It was great to have examples of the effects it can have on you and your life. Back at the hotel in Boston, my foot prints left indentions in the white, crunchy snow as I ran into the field and collapse to the ground. I grabbed the white ice and begin to form it into a ball, then turned around and threw it at the brick wall separating the hotel from the road. Sierra and I had promised not to throw snowballs at each other (so we wouldn’t get wet). So, my first snowball fight was, indeed, with a wall (did I mention that I won?). This was the second time I’ve ever seen snow, and I fell in love with it all over again. On the free time that we didn’t have the activities, my group and I decided to go to Boston and see the city for the first time, and I felt like I was in a whole different country. Everything there was so different from Florida; the only thing that was the same was they had Dunkin Donuts and Macys. We looked through all the stores and enjoyed the musicians that played on the street; it was such a beautiful, magnificent place! Oh and did I mention quite freezing? I think I had four layers of clothing on and I was still frozen to the bone! We made our way through the park and all of a sudden, we saw an ice skating rink and immediately start running towards it. Brittney and Sierra had been ice-skating before but Courtney and I had never been. I laced up my skates and stood up, almost falling ove r as I try to regain my balance to walk to the ice. My first step was so scary; yet it came almost natural to me, almost like roller blading. Courtney and I were doing great for our first time, while Brittney was flying on her skates ahead of us and spinning backwards and doing turns. I can’t wait to go ice-skating again; I loved it! When we finished, we we nt to the park again and discovered two huge mounds of snow! Well, I’m guessing by now you already know what we did; we ran and had a snowball fight! And this time we were soaked wet. I’ve never had my bottom so cold (the reason it was frozen was because I fell into the snow to make a snow angel). After that we called a taxi to take us back to the hotel. I had so much fun in Boston and participating in the SALSA program. I learned so much and I wish I could go back in time and go again. Thank you to all the people who funded and helped to put this program together, because it’s for a very good cause. Proud to be drug and alcohol free and back in Florida where I am warm, Love, Savannah Savannah Oglesby is a student in the 11th grade at Everglades City School and a regular contributor to this paper. IMPORTANT DATES Wednesday, Jan 8 Students return to School Monday, Jan 13 HOME GAME vs Moore Haven Girls at 4 pm; JV at 5:30; Varsity at 7 pm Thursday, Jan 16 SAC Meeting, 6 pm, Media Center Friday, Jan 17 HOMECOMING vs Oasis, Girls at 5 pm, Varsity at 6:30 pm Monday, Jan 20 N o School, Martin Luther Kin g Da y

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area JANUARY 3, 2014 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 6 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com Driftwood Spa Massage Therapy and Spa Services 239-695-0069 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. Hand made soaps Soy candles Unique Gifts www.driftwoodspa-everglades.com Tri-County Cooling & Refrigeration, Inc. Sales Service Maintenance CALL ANYTIME 239-253-4860 Licensed CAC 1817126 BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area JANUARY 3, 2014 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 7 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com Fishing Report by Captain Bill Lindsay When people ask how the fishing is in January, I always answer the same way: it depends on the weather. The best times are just before a cold front and when we get unusually warm weather. When it’s cold and windy, the Gulf becomes muddy and the lower temperatures in the backcountry make snook sluggish. Most people don’t think of January as a good tarpon month; however, when water gets warm in the backcountry bays, fishing for them can be great. Tripletail are active when the seas are calm. Trout and redfish can be caught in good numbers even when conditions are not perfect. Many of these trout are caught in the rivers and oyster bars in the backcountry. Sheepshead fishing will only get better. Mackerel are in good numbers out in the Gulf. If you find a school, you can often catch all you want. Small bluefish might be mixed in with them. In short, when the weather is nice, take advantage of it. Capt. Bill Lindsay lives in Chokoloskee and has been fishing in the Everglades National Park for over 35 years. In 1992 he was Master. His telephone number is (239) 695-0314. STARRY, STAR RY NIGHTS View one of the darkest night skies by attending ranger-led astronomy programs at Big Cypress National Preserve. For more information, call 695-1107. Next viewing dates are Friday, January 3, and Saturday, February 1, at 7:00 pm. Collier Seminole State Park Canoe Trips Enjoy an Adventure on the Blackwater River! Collier Seminole State Park has Guided Canoe Trips now thru March 31 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays starting 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. No trips February 7 and 8 during the Bluegrass Festival. Limit 16 people per trip. Age requirements: 6 years old and above. Fees: $30 per person (GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE) Guided Full Moon Canoe trips will be offered on January 13 & 14 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Reservations are required: call (239) 394-3397 for more information. Pedro Ramos Selected As Acting Superintendent in Tennessee Pedro Ramos, currently the superintendent at Big Cypress, has been selected as the acting su perintendent of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He will serve for 90 days, beginning on January 12. "I am glad to help the NPS while our leadership searches for a permanent Superint endent for the Smokies and look forward to returning home to south Florida once the temporary assignment is completed,” said Ramos. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Ramos attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1990. He began his federal career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farmers Home Administration, in Vermont. In 2001 Ramos transferred to the National Park Service as administrative offi cer at Big Cypress National Preserve. In 2005 he was named deputy superintendent there and devoted much of his time to establishing strong community relations with the park’s many partners in South Florida. J D Lee, the Preserve's deputy Superintendent, will serve in the acting Superintendent role until Ramos returns home. Living Gulf Coast by Charles Sobczak ( The Living Gulf Coast is available at the Big Cypress Swamp Visitor Center) Crown Conch ( Melongena corona ) Other names: king’s crown / Status: FL=stable, IUCN=NE / Life span: n/a / Length: 1.5-2.5 in. (4-6 cm) / Weight: n/a / Reproduces: in the inshore waters / Found: All Southwest Florida Counties / Common. Next to the oyster, the crown conch, or king’s crown as it is more commonly referred to, is probably the easiest live shellfish to find on Sanibel and Captiva, but it requires patience. Unlike the highly cleaned and polished shells you find in an island shell shop, a wild gastropod is often covered in growth or partially buried in the soft muddy bottom of the mangrove intertidal zone. It looks more like a slow-moving rock than a live animal. In the J.N. “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge the best viewing areas are the mangrove overlook on Wildlife Drive, located just before milepost 1, or the freshwater side of the cross-dike path (in the brackish water on the western side), located 1.85 miles from the entrance. The best way to spot one is to lean over, preferably with polarized sunglasses on, and scan the bottom carefully for two to three minutes. If you don’t see one at the first spot, walk down the cross-dike a bit farther and try another area. The crown conch tends to congregate in small colonies, so once you locate one living specimen you are likely to see more. Just remember that you cannot take one home with you, as the taking of live shells on Sanibel and Captiva is strictly prohibited. With more than half a million visitors driv ing through “Ding” Darling a year, if everyone took just one she ll each, how could they survive? The crown conch is related to the lightning whelk, and like most of the gastropods, is predatory in nature. It is unusual in that it is able to adapt to a wide range of salinity and water temperatures, allowing it to thrive in low-oxygen and high-salinity conditions. Some birds feed on the crown conch, as do any number of competing gastropods. It is sometimes odd to think of the shellfish world as a vicious, predatory bl oodbath, because all of these creatures move at less than one mile per hour and eat only monthly. It is the sedentary nature of their primary prey— immobile (oysters and mussels) or barely mobile (scallops)—that allows for a very slow capture. This article is an excer pt from Living Sanibel-A Nature Guide to Sanibel & Captiva Islands by Charles Sobczak. The book is available at Barnes & Noble, all Island bookstores, Baileys and your favorite online sites. Charles Sobczak lives and writes on Sanibel Island. To find out more about the author and his books, visit www.indigopress.net SHERIFF’S REPORT Should you have any information concerning crimes, please contact the Collier County Sh eriff’s Office at 252-9300. We wish you a very happy and safe New Year!!

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area JANUARY 3, 2014 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 8 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com FLORIDA FLORA Mexican Logwood (Haematoxylum brasiletto) by Patricia Huff This beautiful small tropical hardwood tree is native of Mexico and Guatemala, and its timber is used to make the bows for stringed instruments. We recently planted this one in our yard and were delighted when it bloomed with delicate yellow flowers (now seed pods are forming). Off the Shelf Book Review "The Everglades: Where Wonders Only Whisper" by Bill Lea reviewed by Patricia Huff There are many photography books about our area, but this one really captured my attention. It was on display at the checkout counter at Win-Car (now also available at Wings Aero Tours at the Everglades Airpark, at the Big Swamp Welcome Center and at the Big Cypress Oasis Center). Although Bill Lea lives in North Carolina, his passion for the Everglades is demonstrated throughout this beautiful and informative hardcover book. The colors are vivid (but not photo-enhanced) with the narrative clear and concise. Check it out for yourself; I think you will find that it is well worth the investment. Recipe for Good Eating Monkey Bread submitted by Patricia Huff Ingredients: 2 cans Pillsbury Grands Homemade biscuits, each cut into quarters 1 cup granulated white sugar, mixed together with 1 tsp cinnamon Topping: cup melted butter, 1 cup brown sugar Coat Pillsbury dough in sugar/cinnamon mixture in a large zip lock bag and refrigerate overnight. Remove from refrigerator and preheat oven to 350. Melt butter, add brown sugar and stir until mixed well. Spray Pam into Bundt pan, coating completely. Put dough into pan and cover with topping. Bake for 30 minutes in oven. When done, turn upside down on plate. Serve warm. Enjoy!! My daughter-in-law fixed this easy recipe fo r our family on Christmas morning. If you have decided to lose weight as your New Year’s resolution, Monkey Bread is not for you (but it sure is delicious)! If you have a favorite re cipe to share, please phone or email us. Patty Huff TAXING THINGS by Mike the Tax Guy The Affordable Care Act Penalties and Exemptions The Obama administration has announced that it w ill give Americans who buy health insurance through the new online marketplaces an extra six weeks – till the end of Open enrollment on March 31st, 2014, to purchase coverage before they incur penalties. Americans who had their health plans cancelled by insurance companies will be exempt a ssociated penalties that go into effect on January 1st. These plans were cancelled because they did not meet the minimum plan requirements defined under the affordable care act and the available plans are too expensive. A brief summary for the exemptions currently avai lable (you need to provide proof to claim the exemption in most cases): 1. You were homeless. 2. You were evicted in the past 6 months or were facing eviction or foreclosure 3. You received a shut-off notice from a utility 4. You recently experi enced domestic violence. 5. You recently experienced the death of a close family member. 6. You experienced a fire, flood, or other natura l human-caused disaster th at caused substantial damage to your property. 7. You filed for bankruptcy in the last 6 months. 8. You had medical expenses you c ouldn’t pay in the last 24 months. 9. You experienced unexpected increases in necessary expenses due to caring for an ill, disabled, or aging family member. 10. You expect to claim a child as a tax depe ndent who’s been denied coverage in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and another person is required by court order to give medical support to the child. 11. As a result of an eligibility appeals decision, you’re eligible either for: 1) enrollment in a qualified health plan (QHP) through the Marketplace, 2) lower costs on your monthly premiums, or 3) cost-sharing reductions for a time period when you weren’t enrolled in a QHP through the Marketplace. 12. You were determined ineligible for Medica id because your state didn’t expand eligibility for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. 13. You received a notice saying that your current health insurance plan is being cancelled, and you consider the other plan s available unaffordable. 14. You experienced another hardship in obtaining health insurance. From 2014 (reported in 2015), individuals who did not have insurance would owe $95, or 1 percent of income, whichever is greater. Th e tax penalty is pro-rated, so that a person who is not covered for only a single month would pay 1/12th of th e tax that would be due for the full year. For families the 2014 health insurance non-complianc e penalty is capped at $285 per family, or 1% of income, whichever is greater. Individuals or families who fall below income-t ax filing thresholds would not owe anything or could get subsidies to purchase insurance. Peopl e who are unemployed or cannot find a policy that costs less than 8% of their modified adjusted gros s income would also be ex empt from penalties. To offset the cost of providing insurance to lo w income households, indivi duals making more than $200,000 a year and couples earning above $250,000 w ill get additional health care taxes deducted as payroll taxes. These taxpayers are also subject to a 3.8 percent tax on investment income.

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area JANUARY 3, 2014 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 9 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com local history Hollywood came to Everglades City! In the fall of 1957, producer Budd Schulberg and his crew moved in to film “Wind Across the Everglades” which he wrote after meeting Bud Kirk, a Marco man, and listening to stories about nefarious activities in the Everglades. Stars of the movie were Burl Ives, a young Christopher Plummer, and Gypsy Rose Lee. They bedd ed down in the Rod & Gun, sometimes causing a bit of chaos with their carousing. Local residents were roped into playing bit parts, including Totch Brown. What is now McLeod Park was transformed into an old street with phony store fronts (photo above) and the Depot bore a sign proclaiming it was in Miami. ESHP is showing a copy of the film on Friday, January 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the Jinkins Fellowship Hall behind Everglades Community Church. The event is free and everyone is welcome. ESHP News The next meeting of the Everglades Society for Historic Preservation will be on Monday, January 6, at 8:30 a.m. in City Hall. High on the agenda are plans for the Walking Tour of Historic Chokoloskee in March. We are waiting to hear back from the owners of historic public buildings so that we can order the signs to place at their premises like the one in front of City Hall. Please call Marya at 695-2905 for information. Please come to a reception Saturday, January 11 1:00-4:00 Everglades Arts Varick Niles Studio 110 Camellia Street, Everglades City “The Everglades” Varick’s recent paintings Show dates January 3 – January 25 Studio open Fridays & Saturdays 11:00 am 4:00 pm, November – April www.varickniles.com (239) 261-9592MUSEUM of the Everglades Pauline Reeves Gallery “The Wild Blue Ocean” by Artist Carey Chen During the month of January, Carey Chen will be exhibiting his marine art at the Museum of the Everglades. A genuine master of his craft, Carey is gaining worldwide attention for his unparalleled portraits of life at sea. Chen’s fascinating use of colors and his knack for capturing detail has catapul ted him to the forefront of the marine art industry. To learn more about this remark able artist and view his other works, including clothing and je welry, please visit www.careychen.com. Everyone is invited to a reception to meet the artist on Saturday, January 4, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. WHO KILLED BELLE STARR – WAS IT EDGAR A. WATSON? by Charles Raney First – Who was Belle Starr? Bell e Starr was born Myra Maybelle Shirley, February 8, 1848, on her fathe r’s farm near Carthage, Missouri. She was known as May to her family. May Shirley received a classical education and learned piano while graduating from Missouri’s Carthage Female Academy. After the Union attack on Carthage in 1864, th e Shirleys moved to Seyene, Texas. Here she became associated with a number of Missouri-born criminals, including Jesse James and the Youngers. She grew up with them in Missouri. After the war, May Shirley married Jim Reed in 1866. She gave birth to a daughter, Rosie Lee (nicknamed Pearl) and a son, Eddie Reed. Belle had a strong sense of style which later fed into her legend. She was a crack shot, rode side saddle and dressed in a black velvet riding habit with plum ed hat. Belle carried two pistol s with a cartridge belt across her hips. The two pistols she called “her babies”. Belle’s husband Jim Reed was killed in Paris, Texas, in 1874. In 1880, Belle married a Cherokee man named Sam Starr and settled with the Starr fami ly in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). It was there Belle learned ways for orga nizing, planning, and fencing fo r rustlers, horse thieves, and bootleggers, as well as harboring them from the law. In 1883, Belle and Sam Starr were tried before “The Hanging Judge” Judge Isaac Parker in the Fede ral Western District of Arkansas, Fort Smith, Arkansas. Both were found guilty of stealing horse s and spent nine months of a twelve month sentence in a Federal Prison in Detroit, MI. In 1886, Belle escaped conviction on another theft charge. On December 17, 1886, her husband Sam Sta rr was involved in a gunfight at a Christmas dance with Deputy U.S. Marshal Fr ank West. They had a history togeth er as well as Belle Starr, so when they saw each other, both guns were quickly drawn, and both men fell dead. Sam’s death had a major impact on Belle and she was then determined to live a peaceful life; all of the outlaw friends were no longer wanted at her home stead. They just drew the atten tion of deputy marshals and Belle wanted no more of that life. Belle’s life as an outlaw queen abruptly ended w ith her husband’s death. Belle actually tried to just ride out her remaining time at Younger’s Bend, her home, and to do so honestly. For the last two years of her life, gossip and scandal sheets linked Belle to a series of men, but only Indians could own land in Indian Territory, so Belle married a re lative of Sam Starr, Jim July Starr, who was 15 years her junior and she continued living at Younger’s Bend until her death in 1889. Over 100 books, pamphlets, novels and articles have been written about Belle Starr. So much that has been written has been based on rumors, hearsay an d just pure fiction. Belle was an obscure figure outside Texas throughout most of he r life. After her murder, Belle’s story was picked up by a 25 cent novel and the National Police Gazette, Richard Fox, publisher. F ox made her name famous with the novel, Bella Starr, the Bandit Queen or the Female Jesse James, published in 1889 right after Belle was killed. The novel is still cited as a historical re ference, but it is full of stories that today are known to be pure fiction. On February 3, 1889, two days before Belle’s 41st birthday, she was killed. She was ambushed and felled by a shotgun blast of buckshot. Seeing she was still alive, Belle wa s shot again with the second barrel which was loaded with turkey shot There were no witnesses and no one was ever convicted of the murder. For nearly 125 years now, the murder of Belle Starr has been researched. Publication and circumstance of her murder have been constantly analyzed. Her murderer will NEVER be 100% identified. Several men have been suspected or even publically identified as the killer. All are opinions however. Not enough proof (Article to be continued in next issue) Chuck Raney is Past President of the Fort Smith His torical Society, retired military, local historian and researcher. He has done exte nsive research on Belle Starr and Edgar Watson connection and gives talks and tours of Younger’s Bend, Belle St arr’s old homestead and where she is buried in Oklahoma.

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area JANUARY 3, 2014 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 10 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com Florida Tales “Like a Knot on a Log” by Chester Keene My first day in school back in the day, my sisters and I walked to the bus stop on the dirt road. It was at the intersection of Carlstrom Field Rd. and old 31 now in Arcadia, FL. My two older sisters were already in elementary school so Mom didn't walk with us to the bus stop. I had my lunch in a brown paper sack which was a peanut butter and guava jelly sandwich; milk was three cents for a half pint at school, which supplied it. We got off the bus and lined up by grades and directed to our classrooms. I had a note pinned on my homemade flour sack shirt in case I got lost with my name on it. I went barefooted along with most of the other kids, shoes were for "Sunday go to meeting". I never wore shoes except for special occasions. I got to my ro om, found my seat and set there till the bell rang to start the class. It was a bell in the hallway by the principal’s office and had a rope that you pulled. It was one like at a boxing ring the teacher or principal pulled it to ring. The bell rang, we went outside for recess, the bell rang we came back in. The bell rang, we went to lunch. The bell rang, we went back to class. The bell rang, class wa s dismissed and we got back on the bus to go home. My mother met us at the bus stop to walk us home and find out what went on, when she got around to ask me how was my first day went, I told her this. "Mom, my class might as well stayed at home". Why she asked? I said" we couldn't write, we couldn't read or spell or color and the teacher said we couldn't even talk, I felt like a knot on a log". Chester Keene is a retired law enforcement officer and Florida native. He retains the copyright to this article. Congratulations, Chris Curry For the past 20 years Jeff Lytle’s column in the Naples Daily News has honored a Person of the Year with recipients tending to be those who labor at tasks most of us would not or could not handle, and succeed against all odds. This year, Jeff’s column was proud to name Chris Curry former Executive Director of the Airport Authority, as NDN’s Person of the Year. Mike Klein, former Chairman of the Collier County Airport Authority and Everglades City resident, added these comments: “The FAA had improvements at the Everglades Airport on a low priority basis until Chris Curry pointed out to them the economic value and practical considerations. The airport contributes significantly to the approximately half million dollars that the city sends to the county in tourism taxes and brings a lot of business to the community in terms of restaurant, airboat, lodging, fishing, and stone crab sales. In realistic and practical terms, Chris emphasized that Everglades City is vulnerable to limited access in emergency situations; there is only one road in and out and the airport serves as a portal for relief supplies, medevac, communication, and search and rescue operations. Because of his efforts Chris obtained funding grants from the FAA for taxiway improvements, runway upgrades, video security, weather monitoring, and numerous other computer and oper ation enhancements. The FAA Safety Team utilizes our airport on a regular basis to host flight safety seminars which are widely attended by pilots from almost all of the mid to south Florida region.” GLADES DAZE by Jodi Eller On December 17, 2013, I set out to finish my last section of the Florida Circumnavigation Saltwater Paddling Trail. This last section would be the most primitive, remote and rewarding stretch of untouched shoreline in Florida. I slipped in my kayak shortly after sunrise that day and left behind the bright pink Flamingo visitor center in Everglades National Park. Immediately after passing the park campground, the mangroves filled in and I was surrounded with clear blue water on my left and a sloped b each that increasingly expanded with the draining tide. Sharks swam beside my boat searching for the fish escaping to deeper water, not at all interested in my long sweeping strokes. Thirty minutes into my first day and it suddenly hit me that I was alone. It would be three days before I would see another person, except for the occas ional fleeting boat far off in the distance. I have kayaked around the entire state of Florida and never experienced the serenity, th e beauty, and the abundance of wildlife that revealed itself during this last section of the state. Warm weather and a strong tail wind guided me across the water and I was able to get to my designated campsites early enough in the day to soak in the sun and swim in the cool salty waters. My miles of paddling were filled with brown and white pelicans, sharks, sea turtles, ibis, egrets, herons, osprey and bald eagles. My nights of camping were spent at east and northwest Cape Sable, Graveyard and Mormon Key campsites, swatting away no-see-ums and mosquitoes while hearing dolphins pursue fish in the shallows outside my tent. On my fourth night I caught a glimpse of a screech owl perche d on a red mangrove prop root above my tent; it was my first encounter of one in the wild. Each day my thoughts grew quieter as the wildlife surrounding me grew louder. Each day I was filled with the lasting impression that humans here were just passive visitors and that this entire place functioned entirely without human intrusion, an idea that seemed unimaginable given Florida’s crowded coastlines and increased development. My dread towards leaving this magical place grew. It was with a heavy heart that I paddled my last mile of the Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail, entering into Everglades City on December 21 to become the first female to have completed all 1,515 miles. My thoughts were simple as I pulled my boat out of the water that day: I was overly thankful to have had my finale be paddling 74 miles in the waters along Florida Bay and in the 10,000 islands. A more impressive ending couldn’t have been found. For more information about the Circumnavigational Trail visit http://www.dep.state.fl.us/gwt/paddling/saltwater.htm

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area JANUARY 3, 2014 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 11 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com 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; Mon thru Wed 6:00 am – 10 pm: Thurs thru Sun 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): 7:00 am to 3:00 pm; Sun thru Thurs 7:00 am to 8:00 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 Joanie’s Blue Crab Caf (695-2682): 11:00 am – 5:00 pm; Wed thru Mon Oyster House Restaurant (695-2073): 11:00 am – 9 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 Susie’s Station (695-2273): Call for hours Sweet Mayberry’s Caf (695-0092): 8:00 am – 10:00 pm; daily Triad Seafood (695-2662): 10:30 am – 5 pm; Sun thru Thurs 10:30 am – 7:00 pm; Fri, Sat Right Choice Supermarket (695-4535): 9:00 am – 7:00 pm; daily Grimm’s Stone Crab (695-3222): 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Mon-Sat Loco’s 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 Worship Everglades First Baptist Church 9:45 am School, 11 am Sunday Worship Holy Family Catholic Church 10:30 am Mass The median on Broadway was landscaped with new trees and grass just before Christmas. OBITUARY Anthony Ranni of Plantation passed away at 2:30 a.m. on Friday, December 20. He is survived by his wife, Dilcia, of 7 years, a native of Honduras who became a US citizen in November 2012, and two grown children in New England. Tony and Dilcia sang in the Holy Family choir. Funeral services were held in Maine. There will be a memorial service in Everglades City at Holy Family in the future. AMIkids Big Cypress worked during the holidays in Santa’s secret swamp Bike Shop getting 25 bikes ready for all of the good boys and girls from Everglades City. They were picked up by Steve Huff and Mike McComas, residents of Everglades City. (Mike is a board member of AMIkids Big Cypress.) The bikes were donate d from Wal-Mart to Bikes for Tykes of which AMIkids Big Cypress is a member. The students from AMIkids Big Cypress made repairs on the bikes and checked each one to ensure that the brakes worked and that they were safe and ready to ride. TIDES FOR BARRON RIVER Lat: 25.87N Long: 81.37W http://TIDESANDCURRENTS.NOAA.GOV 01/03 Fri 02:51am 3.2 H 01/03 Fri 11:02am -0.6 L 01/03 Fri 04:36pm 2.5 H 01/03 Fri 11:09pm 0.4 L 01/04 Sat 03:45am 3.0 H 01/04 Sat 11:47am -0.4 L 01/04 Sat 05:21pm 2.5 H 01/05 Sun 12:03am 0.4 L 01/05 Sun 04:48am 2.7 H 01/05 Sun 12:34pm -0.2 L 01/05 Sun 06:06pm 2.5 H 01/06 Mon 01:02am 0.3 L 01/06 Mon 05:58am 2.4 H 01/06 Mon 01:23pm 0.0 L 01/06 Mon 06:52pm 2.5 H 01/07 Tue 02:09am 0.3 L 01/07 Tue 07:13am 2.1 H 01/07 Tue 02:17pm 0.3 L 01/07 Tue 07:41pm 2.5 H 01/08 Wed 03:22am 0.2 L 01/08 Wed 08:35am 1.8 H 01/08 Wed 03:18pm 0.5 L 01/08 Wed 08:34pm 2.5 H 01/09 Thu 04:34am 0.1 L 01/09 Thu 10:14am 1.7 H 01/09 Thu 04:24pm 0.6 L 01/09 Thu 09:30pm 2.5 H 01/10 Fri 05:37am 0.0 L 01/10 Fri 12:26pm 1.8 H 01/10 Fri 05:28pm 0.7 L 01/10 Fri 10:27pm 2.6 H 01/11 Sat 06:33am -0.1 L 01/11 Sat 01:29pm 1.9 H 01/11 Sat 06:26pm 0.7 L 01/11 Sat 11:19pm 2.6 H 01/12 Sun 07:21am -0.2 L 01/12 Sun 01:59pm 1.9 H 01/12 Sun 07:17pm 0.7 L 01/13 Mon 12:05am 2.7 H 01/13 Mon 08:04am -0.2 L 01/13 Mon 02:08pm 2.0 H 01/13 Mon 08:03pm 0.7 L 01/14 Tue 12:44am 2.7 H 01/14 Tue 08:44am -0.3 L 01/14 Tue 02:23pm 2.0 H 01/14 Tue 08:43pm 0.7 L 01/15 Wed 01:20am 2.8 H 01/15 Wed 09:20am -0.3 L 01/15 Wed 02:46pm 2.1 H 01/15 Wed 09:20pm 0.6 L 01/16 Thu 01:54am 2.8 H 01/16 Thu 09:55am -0.3 L 01/16 Thu 03:15pm 2.2 H 01/16 Thu 09:55pm 0.5 L NOW SERVING EVERGLADES CITY S.W. FLA’s Pest Authority since 1990 CALL 239-455-4300 DRYWOOD TERMITE Spot Treatments C ollierPest C ontrol.com 3899 MannixDr #412

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area JANUARY 3, 2014 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 to this Issue Helen Bryan, Jodi Eller, Chester Keene, Mike Klein, Capt. Bill Lindsay, Elaine Middelstaedt, Savannah Oglesby, Chuck Raney, Charles Sboczak 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 2014, Snook Publications. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without prior permission. www.evergladesmulletrapper.com SNOOK CLASSIFIEDS -----------------------------------------------------------FOR SALE : 2008 Nissan van, 109k miles, loaded, 28 mpg, very good condition $7900 (228) 596-4043. -----------------------------------------------------FOR SALE Manufactured Home, 3/2 on waterfront in Plantation Island: walkway / mooring to water. Pr ice $114,500. Call Pat (239) 352-7328. -----------------------------------------------------WANTED: All Motor Homes, 5th wheels and travel trailers. Any condition. Cash paid on the spot. Call Paul at (941) 347-7171. -----------------------------------------------------FOR RENT: 10 x 10 Storage units at 103 S. Storter, $60 a month. Call Deb at 695-9267. -----------------------------------------------------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 captfrankadams@aol.com ---------------------------------------------SNOOK CLASSIFIEDS only $10/issue phone 695-2397 or email 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 r85@gmail.com. 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. Call Justin at 695-5930. -------------------------------------------------WANTED : Automotive Window Tinter Certain Requirements Apply. Call 695-3667. -------------------------------------------------WANTED : Cashier, full-time, Gator Express. Call 695-3937. Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival February 18 22 Museum of the Everglades Call Martha at 695-0008 for reservations Everglades Area Hot Lines Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 313-530-3395 AlAnon 239-263-5907 Narcotics Anonymous (NA) 239-776-1525 12-Step Meeting Schedules are available in City Hall and Chokoloskee Post Office 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 1/3/14 PET PICS Barbara Kearney's rescue dog Oliver stayed close to her at the December Art-in-theGlades at McLeod Park in Everglades City. Send us your Pet Pics by post or email. See the Rapper in full color! Visit our website.