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25 ¢ The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area JUNE 6 19, 2014 2014, Snook Publications P O Box 617, Everglades City, FL, 34139 Volume VIII Issue #212 HURRICANE SEASON On Wednesday, June 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. the Museum of the Everglades will host a presentation entitled “Hurricane Preparedness.” Guest speakers will be Bryan Fluech and Robert Halman from the UF/IFAS Collier County Extension Services. Everyone is invited to learn more about how to prepare your plants and yard for the hurricane season. The Museum is located at 105 West Broadway. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. THANKS TO OUR CRABBERS by Patty Huff Stone crab season has ended and for ma ny of us living here we’ll miss the wonderful crab claws that we have enjoyed over the past six months. October 15 won’t come too soon for us, and we have all of our local “crabbers” to thank for supplying our town, as well as the rest of the country, with this delicacy. Not everyone realizes what a grueling pr ofession it is to bring the stone crabs to market. We are so fortunate that Everglades City is known as the “Stone Crab Capital of the World” and we are proud of it. This c ity has been, and still is, first and foremost a fishing village, one of the primary reasons so many people move to this southwest paradise or vi sit the area. Before the National Parks were here and attracted tourists from around the world, Everglades City was a commerc ial fishing town. It’s part of our heritage, our culture, even for those of us who were not born and raised here. We appreciate our history a nd the fishermen who get up every morning before dawn and navigate thei r vessels into the Gulf outside the park boundaries to pull the traps and bring back their catch. Like other coastal towns in America, our ha rd-working fishermen depend upon this endeavor. We live on the Barron River and, ev er since we move d here 20 years ago, we have always enjoyed listening to the murmur of the crab boats that head out every morning around 4:00 a. m. We like to sleep with our windows open from October to May and it’ s just a part of the music of the Everglades, along with the chirping ospr ey and purple martins at first light. It’s our life style; part of our Everglades experience. The Mullet Rapper thanks all the crabbers and their families; we’re happy you’re here! We know there is stil l a lot of work to do in the off season, but we hope you enjoy some time off this summer. TIDE TABLE RESTAURANTS CONTENTS Calendar p. 2 Sawfish Report p. 8 Events p. 3 Gulf Coast p. 8 School p. 5 Florida Tales p. 9 Savannah p. 7 Museum p. 9 Recipe p. 7 Book Report p. 9 Taxing p. 7 Glades Daze p.10 Fishing p. 8 Slice of Paradise p.10 TIDES & RESTAURANTS p.11 CLASSIFIED p.12 FEATURE: Obituary, p. 11 If you have news, photos, announcements, or articles ... email mulletra pp er @g mail.com or phone 695-2397. HURRICANE INFORMATION EVERGLADES CITY Lat: 25.87N Long: 81.37W see www.weather.gov for weather and www.nhc.noaa.gov for storms

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area June 6, 2014 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 2 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com July 16 – July 18: Build-a-Chair July 16: Matinee Movies at the Museum July 18: Hot Summer Nights _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ THRIFT SHOP: Tuesday and Sat, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm SKATING RINK: Fri, Sat, 7-10 pm DR DEMARTINO: Closed for the summer LITTLE GATOR CLINIC: Closed until October 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: Mon – Fri, 9 am to 5 pm; Sat, 9 am to 4 pm SMALLWOOD STORE: Daily, 11 am to 4 pm VA SUPPORT: Fri, June 6 & 20, 10 am WEIGHT LOSS: Tues, 5 to 6 pm, Community Church CARNESTOWN Recycle and Trash: 2nd Sat, 9 am to 1 pm SHERIFF AT CITY HALL: Tuesday 6/10, 6/17, 6/23, 6/30 (10-11 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 JUNE 1 2 Sales Tax Holiday Hour of Prayer Everglades Com. Church, 7 pm 3 Sales Tax Holiday Museum Reception 4 Sales Tax Holiday Ladies Coffee City Seafood 8 am 5 Sales Tax Holiday RAPPER 6 Sales Tax Holiday see p.3 VA Support see p.3 7 Sales Tax Holiday see p.3 National Trails Day see p.3 8 Sales Tax Holiday see p.3 9 OFCD Mtg see p.3 Hour of Prayer Copeland Baptist Church 7 pm 10 11 Ladies Coffee Island Caf 8 am 12 full moon 13 14 15 Happy Father’s Day 16 Summer Camp Begins Smallwood Mtg see p.3 Hour of Prayer Chokoloskee Church of God, 7 pm 17 18 Ladies Coffee City Seafood 8 am An Evening at the Museum see p.1 19 RAPPER 20 VA Support see p.3 21 22 23 Build-a-Boat see p.5 Hour of Prayer Holy Family Catholic Church 7 pm 24 Build-a-Boat see p.5 25 Ladies Coffee Island Caf 8 am Build-a-Boat see p.5 26 Build-a-Boat see p.5 new moon 27Build-a-Boat see p.5 28 Independence Day Celebration Art-in-Glades see p.3 29 30 Summer Camp (2nd Session) Hour of Prayer Everglades Com. Church, 7 pm JULY 1 2 Ladies Coffee City Seafood 8 am 3 RAPPER 4 VA Support 5 JUNE 2014

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area June 6, 2014 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 3 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com Big Cypress Zone 4 Closure Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve was closed due to low water conditions. This area re-opens for airboat access on June 6, pending water levels. Volunteer Opportunity for National Trails Day Saturday, June 7, 9 am – 2 pm at Shark Valley Visitor Center National Trails Day encourages all Americans to get outs ide to experience, appreciate, and celebrate the natural places where we can find spectacular scenery, peace of mind, and recreation. On this day, volunteers will help remove graffiti from the popular Bobcat boardwalk and trash from the L67 canal in the Shark Valley District. For more information, visit park website at http://www.nps.gov/ever or call (305) 242-7700. SALES TAX HOLIDAY Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday began on May 31 and will end at midnight June 8 Qualifying items related to hurricane preparedness are exempt from sales tax. Visit website: http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/taxes/pdf/h urricanelist.pdf for qualified items. Become an Artist in Residence in the Everglades The Artist in Residence in the Everglades (AIRIE) program at Everglades National Park is accepting applications of artists for twelve spots for 2015. AIRIE is a volunteer program that brings artists to the park for a month where they live and work immersed in the ecological and cultural resources of the River of Grass. Applications must be postmarked by June 15 For more information on the AIRIE program call 305-242-7752, or visit http://www.nps.gov/ev er/supportyourpar k/everartistinresidence.htm. The application can be accessed at the "How to Apply to AIRIE" link. SMALLWOOD STORE The next meeting of the Smallwood Fundraising Committee will be held on Monday, June 16 at 9:30 a.m. in the ESHP office (2nd Floor) in City Hall. TROPHY FOR FIREWORKS! Collection boxes for the Fireworks Fund are located at Right Choice Supermarket, Island Caf, Mayberry's Caf, Seafood Depot, and the Bait Shop. Help your favorite win the huge trophy by dropping in all your change (and notes!). If you are out of the area, send your check to "Everglades Fireworks Fund" at P. O. Box 110, Everglades City, FL, 34139. We want to make sure we have the best pyrotechnic display! Independence Day Celebration takes place on Saturday, June 28 starting with the parade. There are also prizes for the best floats. For info, call 695-2695. Reach Out Summer Camp (preK – going into 5th grade) June 16 – 19 & June 30 July 2 Camp starts at 9 am and ends at 2 pm (lunch only). Call Carol for forms and information at (239) 825-5762. Big Cypress Preserve 2014 Annual ORV Closure The 60-day ORV closure for management units within the Preserve that allow for wheeled ORV access will be lifted on Friday, August 1. This plan allows for a period free from resource pressures related to ORV use. The ORV closure within Big Cypress was first instituted in 2002. Landowners, and their guests, that hold special use permits to access private proper ties within the Preserve will retain continued access along approved routes. Art of the Swamp Big Cypress Visitor Centers The Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center and the Oasis Visitor Center will exhibit “Voices of Big Cypress” which is a collection of captivating art from a variety of former Artists -In-Residence. Both centers are open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information on the exhibit, please use the following link: http://www.nps.gov/bicy/planyourvisit/ar t-exhibits.htm. For information on the Artist-In-Residence program at Big Cypress National Preserve go to http://www.nps.gov/bicy/supportyourpar k/artist-in-residen ce-program.htm. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ OCHOPEE FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT 05/20/14: Emergenc y Medical, Ochopee 05/20/14: Emergenc y Medical, Ochopee 05/20/14: Vehicle Accident, 59 MM I-75 05/22/14: Vehicle Accident, 55 MM I-75 05/23/14: Vehicle Accident, 80 MM I-75 05/23/14: Emergency Med, Port of Islands 05/23/14: Vehicle Accident, 51 MM I-75 05/24/14: Emergency Medical, Copeland 05/24/14: Emergency Med, Everglades City 05/25/14: Emergency Medical, Copeland 05/25/14: Plane Down, 67 Mile Marker I-75 05/26/14: Brush Fire, 57 Mile Marker I-75 05/26/14: Vehicle Fire, 87 Mile Marker I-75 05/26/14: Emergenc y Medical, Chokoloskee 05/26/14: Vehicle Accident, Ochopee 05/26/14: Vehicle Accident, 70 MM I-75 05/26/14: Vehicl e Accident, Ochopee 05/27/14: Vehicle Accident, Carnestown 05/27/14: Vehicle Accident, 54 MM I-75 05/28/14: Vehicle Accident, 57 MM I-75 05/28/14: Mutual Aid, Marco Island 05/28/14: Mutual Aid, Marco Island 05/29/14: Emergency Med, Everglades City 05/29/14: Emergency Med, Port of Islands 05/30/14: Emergency Med, Port of Islands 05/30/14: Emergency Med, Everglades City 05/31/14: Emergency Med (Mutual Aid), Marco Island 05/31/14: Emergenc y Medical, Ochopee 06/01/14: Emergency Med, Port of Islands 06/01/14: Emergency Medical, Copeland 06/02/14: Emergency Med, Everglades City The next OFCD Advisory Committee Meeting is Monday, June 9, at 4 pm in the new Port of the Islands Fire Station at 525 New Port Drive #C in Naples. DOCTOR’S CLINIC Dr. Kirk DeMartino’s clinic in Everglades City is closed for the summer. For appointments in his Marco Island office, call (239) 642-5552. THRIFT SHOP HOURS The Thrift Shop, located behind the Fire Station, is open every Tuesday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. THE SHELTER FOR ABUSED WOMEN & CHILDREN If you are in an abusive relationship, call the 24-hr crisis line: 775-1101/TTY or (239) 775-4265; the Shelter provides all services free of charge. Visit www.naplesshelter.org for more info. Veterans Support Group Meetings are held every other Friday: June 6 & 20 at 10 a.m. in the Jinkins Fellowship Hall at the Everglades Community Church.

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area June 6, 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; daily 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 1 0:00 AM – 5:00 PM THANK YOU for your support! See you in October! Sweet Mayberry’s Caf & Gelato (with WiFi) 207 West Broadway Special Coffee, Organic Teas, Belgium Waffles, Cakes, and more 239-695-0092 Hardware Unusual Gifts Marine Supplies T Shirts Knives – Apparel Tackle Caps WIN-CAR, INC. TrueValue. 209 N. Collier Ave. Carolyn Thompson and Suzan Griffis Post Office Box 247 (239) 695 3201 Everglades City, FL 34139 Fax: (239) 659 3344 Email: wincar209@gmail.com MUSEUM OF THE EVERGLADES 105 West Broadway, Everglades City OPEN: Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm (239) 695-0008 www.evergladesmuseum.org

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area June 6, 2014 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 5 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com SCHOOL NEWS Everglades City School phone: 377-9800 www.evg.collierschools.com The Wild Everglades: Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Claybrook Story The Eastern diamondback ( Crotalus adamanteus ) is a venomous pit viper found in the southeastern United States. It is the heaviest (though not longest) venomous snake in the Americas and the largest rattlesnake. It was featured prominently in the American Revolution. No subspecies are currently recognized. It is found in the southeastern United States from southeastern North Carolina, south along the coastal plain through peninsular Florida to the Florida Keys, and west along the Gulf Coast through southern Alabama and Mississippi to southeastern Louisiana. This rattlesnake inhabits upland dry pine forest, pine and palmetto flatwoods, sand hills, coastal maritime hammocks, longleaf pine/turkey oak habitats, grass-sedge marshes and swamp forest, cypress swamps, mesic hammocks, sandy mixed woodlands, xeric hammocks, and salt marshes, as well as wet prairies during dry pe riods. In many areas, they seem to use burrows made by gopher tortoises and gophers during the summer and winter. These snakes forage actively or lie in ambush for small mammals, especially rabbits and rats. Their diets also include birds. Prey is struck an d released, after which the snake follows the scent trail left by the dying prey. Claybrook Story is 13 years old and has completed the 7th grade at Everglades City School. Herbie 2014 Congratulations brother You've made it pretty far Life has a lot to throw at you And you're off to a great start Have fun going to college Make sure you work hard Do your best at what you choose Because you can be a star Even though you already are We miss you here But it's okay Enjoy your life Enjoy every single day I don't really say this But I love you Congratulations brother We all miss you LeAnne Bedford is 16 yrs old and has completed the 10th grade at Everglades City School.LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL Dear Parents, Students and Community, I want to thank each and every one of you for all of the support, cooperation, and effort you put forth to make this a successful school year. I have en joyed my second year here even more than the first. It is truly a unique situation to be in a K – 12 building and be able to see our high school students interact in a positive way with our little ones. We wish our seniors the very best and look forward to seeing our underclassman return in August. Have a relaxing and enjoyable summer. Bob Spano, Principal 2014 SUMMERFEST PROGRAMS Collier County Sheriff’s Office June 13 – Hot Summer Nights, Sun-N-Fun Lagoon, 6 to 9 pm June 23 – 27 – Build-a-Boat, Everglades Com. Ctr, 8 am – 4 pm July 16 – 18 – Build-a-Chair, Everglades Com. Ctr., 8 am – 2 pm July 18 – Hot Summer Nights, McLeod Park, 6 to 9 pm FIELD TRIPS SCHEDULE Everglades Community Center 8:30 am – 3:00 pm Thursday, June 19 – Naples Zoo (wear Deputy Club T-shirt & backpack, sneakers, sunscreen; bring money if needed for souvenirs or extra snacks) Thursday, June 26 – Sun-N-Fun Lagoon (wear Deputy Club Tshirt & backpack, towel, flip flops, swim suit / shorts, sunscreen, extra change of clothes) Thursday, July 3 – Chuck E Cheese’s (wear Deputy Club Tshirt, backpack, sneakers, sunscreen; bring money if needed for souvenirs and extra snacks) FREE SUMMER MOVIE DAYS June 17 – July 31 – All Ages Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Hollywood 20 Theater, 9 am – noon Thursdays, Paragon (Pavilion) Theater, 9 am – noon For more information, visit CCSO website, Click on “Kids Zone” http://www.colliersheriff.org/index.aspx?page=2784 or Call the Youth Relations Office at 252-0144 *Any youth planning on attending any of the CCSO Summer Field Trips must pre-register through ReachOut Everglades and COPS Inc. Summer Camp. Permission slips for these field trips will be available for pick up at Summer Camp at Everglades Community Center on June 16 Permission slips need to be signed by a parent or guardian and returned back to Summer Camp by Wednesday June 18 for participation in any scheduled field trip. *Any youth interested in attending either “Build a Chair” or the “Build a Boat” Sheriff’s Office sponsored programs must preregister through Youth Relations Deputy Jimmy Quintana at Everglades City School. Cpl. Quintana has the permission slips for the parents or guardians to complete. Again this program is pre-registration only. IMPORTANT DATES Monday, June 16 Summer School begins June 16 – 19 and ReachOut Summer Camp (preK 5th) June 30 – July 2 9 am – 2 pm (no charge, lunch served) June – July Summer Programs (see column right) Friday, June 27 Jr. Archaeology Day, 10 am Collier County Museum (252-8242)

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area June 6, 2014 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 6 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER Richard A. Mills, III Attorney-at-Law Free Initial Consultations: Business formation and sales, contract drafting; residential and commercial real estate, wills, trusts, probate administration, asset protection planning; elder law, establishing Florida domicile; all types of personal injury. (239) 298-8390 cell (239) 227-4149 email: rmills@swflalaw.com Tri-County Cooling & Refrigeration, Inc. Sales Service Maintenance CALL ANYTIME 239-253-4860 Licensed CAC 1817126

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area June 6, 2014 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 7 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com From Savannah’s Eyes Summer is just around the corner and I can’t wait to go on vacation to relax with my friends and family. Don’t get me wrong, I love sc hool but it’s that time when I need a break from studying and unwind so I’ll be ready for next year! Florida has some of the most beautiful sunsets! I’ve been to a lot of states and none of them compare. The other day my parents and I were driving home from Boca Raton as the sun was starting to set. I was sitting in the back seat with my headphones on listening to music, scrolling through my songs when all of a sudden something told me to stop everything and look out the window. I turned and to my amazement I saw the most amazing sunset. I snat ched the headphones off and said (quite louder than I expected) “Look at the sunset!” My parents both jumped out of their seats and looked out their windows and their mouths dropped open. My mom quickly grabbed her phone and took pictures. The sunset started as light blue clouds with an orange-yellow aurora underneath, as far as the eye could see. Eventually, it faded to a dark purple cloud that blended with a peach and yellow stratus cloud. The ball of fire in the distance turned to a red glow that seemed attached to the baby blue sky as if it was still holding on, wanting to still be daylight. Next is when the magic happened! I thought it was going to end but the sunset faded into a dark blue, orange, and purple. The baby blue sky turned aquamarine-green and in the middle was the red glow from the ball of fire that now stretched horizontally. Finally, the masterpiece was complete as the dark blue and purple clouds swallowed the green sky and red glow. I was still in awe as the sky turned dark and the stars came out. I’ve never seen anything like that ever; it was definitely a once in a lifetime thing that God had made for his children to see: to show that life is a beautiful thing and that if you don’t stop and take it slow, you’ll miss all the amazing and beautiful things that go with it. I actually feel that it was He who told me to look out that window so I, too, could see the beauty of our world. Needless to say, after seeing this sunset I am officially obsessed with nature. So if one day you’re having a bad day, or even a good one, just go outside when the time is right, sit in a field or go on the beach, even take a walk; just make sure you watch the sunset. It makes you realize that even when something ends (such as the day) something beautiful is on its way. Can’t wait to watch all the sunsets in summer! Love, Savannah Savannah Oglesby is 16 yrs old and has completed the 11th grade at Everglades City School. Recipe for Good Eating WATERMELON SALAD submitted by Patricia Huff It’s summertime and the living is easy. My neig hbor has a truck load of watermelon that he sells and it reminds me of this wonderful summer salad that I had years ago at a Miami restaurant. Refreshing and delicious this time of year! Great to serve when a friend comes to visit (made for two so you can add or reduce amount of ingredients). Ingredients: 2 cups one-inch cut cubed chilled watermelon cup crumbled feta cheese red onion, thinly sliced 1 TBS balsamic vinegar salt and pepper to taste Combine above ingredients in a large bowl and mix gently; serve immediately. If you have a favorite recipe to share, please email us at mulletrappe r@gmail.com. TAXING THINGS by Mike the Tax Guy INCOME TAX? REALLY?? Nobody likes paying income tax; but we have the right and more importantly the responsibility for deciding through our voting power on how our tax dollars are used in the national economy and in the protection of our freedom. So, as we take our places in the larger societ y, let's be sure to keep our eye on where we each hope to be in a half century from now and years beyond for our children. Many students take a job in the summer after school lets out. If it’s your first job it gives you a chance to learn abou t the working world. That includes taxes we pay to support the place where we live, our state and our nati on. Here are eight thi ngs that students who take a summer job should know about taxes: 1. Don’t be surprised when your employer withholds taxes from your paychecks. That’s how you pay your taxes when you’re an employee. If you’re self-employed, you may have to pay estimated taxes directly to the IRS on certain dates during the year. This is how our pay-as-you-go tax system works. 2. As a new employee, you’ll need to fill out a Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate. Your employer will use it to figure how much federal income tax to withhold from your pay. The IRS Withholding Calculator tool on IRS.gov can help you fill out the form. 3. Keep in mind that all tip income is taxable. If you get tips, you must keep a daily log so you can report them. You must report $20 or more in cash tips in any one month to your employer. And you must report all of your yearly tips on your tax return. 4. Money you earn doing work for others is taxable. Some work you do may count as self-employment. This can include jobs like baby-sitting and lawn mowing. Keep good records of expenses related to your work. You may be able to deduct (subtract) those costs from your income on your tax return. A deduction may help lower your taxes. 5. If you’re in ROTC, your active duty pay, such as pay you get for summer camp, is taxable. A subsistence allowance you get wh ile in advanced training isn’t taxable. 6. You may not earn enough from your summer job to owe income tax. But your employer usually must withhold Social Security and Medicare taxes from your pay. If you’re self-employed, you may have to pay them yourself. They count toward your coverage under the Social Security system. 7. If you’re a newspaper carrier or distributor, special rules apply. If you meet certain conditions, you’re considered self-employed. If you don’t meet those conditions and are under age 18, you are usually exempt from Social Security and Medicare taxes. 8. You may not earn enough money from your summer job to be required to file a tax return. Even if that’s true, you may still want to file. For example, if your employer withheld income tax from your pay, you’ll have to file a return to get your taxes refunded. Mike, The Tax Guy, provides income tax services. His phone number is 695-0595.

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area June 6, 2014 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 8 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com Fishing Report by Captain Bill Lindsay Most of our winter residents have returned home so on many days fishermen can have the whole area to themselves. Tarpon fishing, however, has been difficult this year because of strong winds and muddy water. The fish that normally migrate up the coast have stayed out in deep water. Snook fishing on the other hand has improved and most anglers report an increase of small fish since the freeze a few years ago. Redfis hing has remained productive. These fish are both in the backc ountry and in the coves along the Gulf. As summer heats up the water, it’s important to get out early or fish late. Trout fishing has also improved and some large fish have been brought in. These fish can be caught in the backcountry or out on the grass flats out front. Offshore, grouper fishing has improved and when the wind stays down, it is well worth a trip out to the rock piles and the shallow wrecks. Capt. Bill Lindsay lives in Chokoloskee and has been fishing in the Everglades National Park for over 35 years. In 1992 he was Master Angler of the MET Tournament. Capt. Lindsay’s number is 695-0314. SAWFISH REPORTS May Smalltooth Sawfish Abundance Survey by: Dana M. Bethea NOAA Fisheries Pa nama City Laboratory Panama City, FL In May in Everglades National Park, one newborn (82 cm STL) was captured and tagged on the mud flat on the west side of the mangrove island in Mud Bay and seven newborns (70-77.5 cm STL) and one larger young-of-the-year (148 cm STL) were captured and tagged on the west-side of Chokoloskee Island. A short video detailing smalltooth sawfish research is now available online at the NOAA Fisheries YouTube page. Additionally, researchers will be featured in Episode 604 of Changing Seas that will air in July on WPBT2 in Miami. The Smalltooth Sawfish Abundance Survey field team will be back in Everglades C ity July 16-23, 2014. Smalltooth sawfish were listed as endangered in 2003 under Section 9 of the Endangered Species Act. Remember, it is illegal to “take” (harass, harm, pursue, target, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap or capture) this animal. The current core population is limited to waters off the coast of southwest Florida and incidental encounters between smalltooth sawfish and fishermen do occur. If you incidentally hook or net a smalltooth sawfish, do not remove the animal from the water, cut th e line or gear as close to the animal as possible, and release the animal immediately. Please exercise caution and never remove the saw. If you see or encounter a smalltooth sawfish, please contact the International Sawfish Encounter Database at (352) 392-2360. All input and cooperation from the public is greatly valued. This research follows permits EVER-2014-SCI-0009 and ESA-17787. Funding is provided through the NOAA Fisheries Service Southeast Regional Office in St. Petersburg, FL. Photo caption: Interns, Grace Casselberry and Cosette Larash, and biologist, Kelcee Smith, pose for a quick photo before releasing a newborn young-ofthe-year smalltooth sawfish at Mud Bay Everglades National Park on May 8, 2014. Photo credit: Dana M. Bethea, NOAA Fisheries Panama City Laboratory If you see a sawfish, please report it to: Online at: www.flmnh.ufl. edu/fish/sharks/sawfish By phone: (352) 392-2360 or (352) 871-8230 By e-mail: sawfish@flmnh.ufl.edu Living Gulf Coast by Charles Sobczak Common Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor ) Other names: bull bat / St atus: FL=stable, IUCN=LC / Life span: to 9 years / Length: 8.7-9.4 in. (22-24 cm) / Wingspan: 20.9-22.4 in. (53-57 cm) / Weight: 2.3-3.5 oz (65-98 g) / Nests: on island during the summer / Found: Throughout coastal and interior Southwest Florida. Known for its incessant frog-like call beant while flying high above the canopy at dusk, the common nighthawk is a more common summer visitor than it is during the cooler and far less insect-rich months of the year. When the light is still sufficiently bright to watch this bird, it can be readily identified by the two distinctive white markings on the underside of both wings. The nighthawk, just like the chuck-will’s-widow and the whip-poor-will, is almost exclusively an insect eater. Its mouth opens extraordinarily wide during feeding, and its aerial acrobatics are designed to glean ins ects continually from the air. It dines on beetles, flies, moths, dragonflies, and a host of other airborne bugs. Another fascinating behavior of this insectivore occurs during late May and early June over the islands when the male begins its courtship behavior. It flies several hundred yards into the air, then commences a steep dive. Just six or seven feet from the ground the bird pulls out of the dive and as he flexes his wings downward, the air rushing through his wingtips makes a deep whirring noise, similar to the sound of a large rubber band being plucked. These dives are directed primarily at the female, but the male nighthawk has also been known to direct his dive at young nighthawks, intruders, and even people. The common nighthawk is experiencing a decline in population throughout parts of its range, while adapting to outside lighting and using flat, gravel-topped roofs in other parts. It is not a threatened or endangered species however, and the IUCN has it as a species of least concern. It is a solitary nester and generally monogamous. Photo by Judd Patterson This article is an edited excerpt from Living Sanibel-A Nature Guide to Sanibel & Captiva Is lands. Charles Sobczak lives and writes on Sanibel Island. Visit www.indigopress.net for more information. FWC research biologist to receive prestigious award Biologist Ron Taylor of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute will receive the 2014 American Fisheries Society William E. Ricker Resource Conservation Award. The reception will take place at the AFS Annual Conference in Quebec City in Canada. SHERIFF’S REPORT A resident located on Chokoloskee Drive East discovered that their residence had been burglarized sometime during the last 4 weeks. A television and DVD player were taken. Please help us by reporting any suspicious activity or persons to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office immediately at 252-9300.

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area June 6, 2014 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 9 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com Florida Tales by Chester Keene “Growing Up” In our house we have a measure board. Every time the grandchildren came over they would want to see how much they have grown. From the time they could walk or be held up to it to be marked with their name and date they were measured. This went on till some of them got too old or moved somewhere else but we kept the measure board. I remember each summer on vacation I always wanted to see if I had outgrown my cousins. My grandmother kept one on my dad and his brothers and sisters. The board never got painted over when the house or room was repainted. It was always the same saying, "look at you how much you have grown, you’re almost as tall as your cousin William". There was no cheating and it had to be marked with your shoes off and hair pulled back. We did get a reward for being the tallest, like a choice piece of fried chicken that was only for the grownups. I didn't know a chicken had a breast or pork and beans was not a dessert until I was about eleven years old. I wonder if measuring boards are still used today? I still have this one left in my house. Chester Keene is a retired law enforcement officer and Florida native. He retains the copyright to this article. Guide to Historic Sites An updated and expanded version of the “Guide to Historic Sites in Collier County” is now available in printed form, through the generous support of the Collier County Museums and the Tourist Development Council. This booklet was developed by the County’s Historic & Archaeological Preservation Board and is also accessible online at the county’s website www.colliergov.net, ESHP’s website www.evergladeshistorical.org and www.evergladesmulletrapper.com. It is being distributed throughout the State of Florida. If you would like to have a copy, you may pick one up at City Hall or at any of the county museums. MUSEUM of the Everglades Pauline Reeves Gallery Summer Exhibit The Art of the Everglades City School Students is the featured exhibit for the summer months. The students, as well as their art teacher Mr. Tribble, were honored with a reception on Thursday, June 3. Mayor Sammy Hamilton presented “Trib” with a plaque for his many years of service to our students. Mr. Tribble will be on leave the first semester of next school year. Beginning July 16 the Museum of the Everglades will feature Movie Matinees every Wednesday at 1 pm, starting with the 1951 f eature film “Distant Drums.” For a complete list of movies, visit website www.evergladesmuseum.org. During the High School Awards ceremony on May 20 at the Everglades Seafood Depot, Dairean Williams was awarded the Carol Moseman Education and Service Scholarship by the Friends of the Museum of the Everglades. Dairean will be attending Full Sail University in Orlando to study com puter graphics. Congratulations, Dairean! “The Greatest Manhunt Ever Seen in Florida” by Robert A. Waters and Zack C. Waters The May 28, 1938, kidnapping of five-year-old James Bailey Cash, Jr. (called “Skeegie”) not only caused a sensation in South Florida, but also nationally. The FBI had budget woes, and J. Edgar Hoover believed that the abduction of the blond-haired child provided an opportunity to garner some positive publicity for his agency. On the night of May 31, James Bailey Cash, Sr. paid the $10,000 ransom, but by June 2 the child had not been returned. The citizens of South Florida ba nded together to hunt for the “lost child” in what has been described as “the Great est Manhunt Ever Seen in Florida.” The posse reflected a fair cross-section of South Florida society. Citizens of Princeton (where the Cash family owned a filling stati on and boarding house), hunters, fishermen, trappers, and agricultural workers formed the backbone of the search parties. Military veterans from organizations such as Veterans of the Spanish-American War, the American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars were well represented, and the Red Cross established medical facilities and a field kitchen. Organizations as diverse as the Isaac Walton League, Boy Scouts, WPA workers, and City of Miami employees also joined in the search. Dade County Sheriff D. C. Colema n, who eventually solved the case, provided nine “radio” cruisers. Newspapers reported Seminole tribal leader, Henry Cypress, as saying: “We search all sections of Everglad es where automobiles go. Lazy white men not carry boy far from automobile. Him to heavy.” Other groups provided specialized services in the hunt for Skeegie. A squadron of “bombing planes” from the Opa Locka Naval Ba se, and private crop dusters, conducted aerial searches, and a fleet of seventy-five boats covered 175 miles of Biscayne Bay shoreline and 250 miles of Everglade canals. Local divers, including a couple of women, hunted water-filled limestone quarries. Fritz Gordon, widely hailed as “one of Miami’s best lawyers” directed operations from Princeton, assisted by FBI Special Agent E. J. Connelley. Gordon to ld searchers: “Wear heavy boots or shoes and old clothing. The territory which must be searched is probably the roughest and wildest in the whole United States Much of it is covered with rank palmetto thickets, underbrush and scrub pine. Some of it is rocky and a large portion of it borders the Everglades, where there are swamps and sinkholes. There is much danger from rattlesnakes. This is no job for weaklings.” For two days over 5,000 men hunted the Glades in a pouring rain. The search teams did not find Skeegie’s body, but they did a remarkable job. They covered 75 miles of territory and divers explored every rock pit and quarry in the area. One of the original suspects lived at Cape Sable and at least three expe ditions covered that remote region. On the evening of June 3, J. Edgar Hoover called off the search. Skeegie’s body would eventually be found, but only after the kidna pper led the Feds to the carefully hidden corpse. Robert A. Waters’ and Zack C. Waters’ book entitled “The Kidnapping and Murder of Little Skeegie Cash, J. Edgar Hoover and Florida’s Lindberg Case” is available at www.amazon.com and local bookstores.

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area June 6, 2014 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 10 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com GLADES DAZE by Patty Huff During the month of May we witnessed many changes in the Everglades. We had cooler weather and more wind than usual but also more “summer-like” down-pours of rain. In our own backyard every y ear, we watch the osprey nest atop the telephone pole. It is always encouraging to see the young osprey learn to fly and eventually leave their home. What happened late one afternoon in May amazed both my husband and me. As Steve was working in his garage, he heard a lot of commotion on the top of the roof which is directly under the osprey’s nest. He looked around and found a young osprey just standing near the corner of the garage. He walked directly up to him, presented him with a stick onto which he walked and allowed Steve to take him around the back of the garage and place him gently on a Royal Poinciana tree branch. Steve biked over to Gator Express and purchased two frozen mullet; I ran hot water over them to defrost quickly, then Steve placed a mullet next to the osprey. He immediately devoured the whole fish and seemed pleasantly full. We checked on him occasionally before darkness set in and he continued to stay in the tree. The next morning he was gone. We have recently noticed an adult osprey spending time in one of our Royal Palm trees, and we assumed it was one of the parents who had left the nest to let the young birds learn to fly and eat on their own. We surmise that the one we found was either not well or was kicked out of the nest (this happens when there are more than two to feed). In any case the only thing we heard after providing dinner to our adoptive osprey was that someone saw one later that evening in the middle of our street. It was most likely the same bird; we would have been happy to feed him again but he would not have made it if he’s unable to fly or too ill. We may have given him his last supper. My Little Slice of Paradise by Kathy Brock “Picking the Right Plants for our Area” When I first bought my home in Everglades City back in 1993, there wasn’t much in my yard. Being a south Florida native (and quite young!), and having a generally green thumb and know-it-all attitude, I “knew” what would and would not grow. So, off to the nurseries I went buying all of the things I was used to growing at my home in Hollywood. My first such planting was the “ceremonial” oak I insisted on planting on the very day we closed on our dream home (not so dreamy back then). There is Tim in the back yard, standing in 6 inches of standing water, swatting mosquitoes…forcing the shovel into the clay at my insistence. I can still remember the slurping noise it made, almost like a suction cup. When we came back the next weekend we had another ceremony, the one for the dead oak tree. What I failed to consider back then is that Hollywood is situated on the Pine Island Ridge; 15 feet above sea level with dry, sandy soil; not the description I would use for Everglades City conditions. Much to my chagrin, one by one my new plantings that summer stopped thriving, and slowly but surely, died. Unconvinced, I bought another round of new starts, saplings and flowers…and the same thing happened again! This time, I hit the internet and read a few good books ( Florida My Eden is one) to find out what was really happening, surely it could not be me! Yes…knowledge is power. It was only then that I started to understand the relevance of salt tolerance and how different our muck and marl soil is…and yes, we added fill to the lot, lots of it over the years! Throughout the summer months, our soil here rarely dries out. Unless planted in a raised, well drained bed, many flowers (impatiens for one), vegetables and shrubs will either suffocate or succumb to various types of fungi. What’s more, we have high salt levels in our soil and our air, so our plants need to be tolerant of some salt spray from the air, and infiltration from the soil. The surest route is to choose plants native to our area. Florida royal palms thrive in our wet soils, so do cabbage palms and coconut palms. Palms from arid climates, like the Canary Island Date, will not. They might survive and limp along, but they will not thrive. Cocoplum is a native shrub that is hardy and easy to grow. Ixora is another tropical shrub that will do well here. Today, with the availability of information on the internet, it is far easier to research before you buy. Just remember that just because a plant is from the tropics, it still may not be suitable for our conditions. Our soil conditions are difficult for many plants, and we are salty, so choose plants that can tolerate marl and salt, and those that can withstand saturation for long periods…or go the raised bed route, that simplifies things quite a bit. Also consider how large your plant will get when you choose the location. The small 6 inch start could turn out to be a 20 foot monster at maturity. Lastly, March, June, October, these are good months to fertilize with a good organic mix…and then watch your garden grow and grow! Next time in My Little Slice of Paradise – Nature on DisplayWithout Even Leaving EC Kathy Brock and her husband Tim have been spending weekends in their Everglades City home for over 20 years.

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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area June 6, 2014 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 11 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com RESTAURANTS Camellia Street Grill (695-2003): 4 pm – 9:00 pm; Tues Sat City Seafood (695-4700): 6:00 am – 6:00 pm; daily Everglades Seafood Depot (695-0075): 10:30 am 9:00 pm; daily Glades Haven Deli (695-2091): 6:00 am – 9:00 pm; daily (MarinaFri-Sat-Sun 6 am 12 noon) Havana Caf (695-2214): Closed for the summer Island Caf (695-0003): 6:00 am – 9:00 pm; daily Ivey House (695-3299): 6:30 – 9:30 am; daily Joanie’s Blue Crab Caf (695-2682): 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; closed Wed 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 Sweet Mayberry’s Caf (695-0092): 8:00 am – 4:00 pm; Sun, Mon, Thurs 8:00 am 8:00 pm; Fri-Sat; Wifi Closed Tuesday Wednesday The New Angler’s Cove, Port of the Islands (757374-3194): 2 – 9 pm; Tues thru Fri 11:30 am – 9 pm; Sat and Sun Triad Seafood (695-2662): 10:30 am – 4 pm; daily Right Choice Supermarket (695-4535): 9:00 am – 7:00 pm; daily Grimm’s Stone Crab (695-3222): Closed until October 15 Loco’s Fresh Produce (239-462-7050): ECity Post Office parking lot 7 am – 5 pm; Friday only SUNDAY CHURC H SERVICES Chokoloskee Church of God 10 am Sunday School, 11 am Sunday Worship Copeland Baptist Church 10 am Sunday School, 11 am Sunday Worship Everglades Community Church 11 am Sunday Worship Everglades First Baptist Church 9:45 am Sunday School, 11 am Worship St. Finbarr Catholic Church 8 am (Spanish) and 10 am Mass San Marco Catholic Church 8 am and 10:30 am, 6 pm Sunday Mass Beatrice (Aunt Bea) Rogers, a resident of Chokoloskee and Everglades City for 82 years, celebrated her 95th birthday with family on May 31. Born in Punta Rassa in 1919, she moved to this area in 1932, married Walter Brown in 1934 and together raised six children. Aunt Bea was employed with the Collier County School Board 19 years as secretary at Everglades City School and loved by all. OBITUARY Frank Clarke Garrett, age 74, of Plantation Island died May 18 at Avow Hospice in Naples. He was born in Richmond, Virginia, August 6, 1939, son of the late Thomas Clarke and Mary Carolyn Garrett. He was preceded in death by his brother Tom. Frank spent many years in the banking business in Ft. Myers before moving to the Everglades where he owned and operated Majestic Everglades Excursions with his wife Georgia until his retirement. He served as a Trustee on the LCEC Board and on the Board of Seminole Electric. He was Vice President of the Plantation Island Home Owners Assn. Frank was a graduate of the University of Richmond. He often said his most memorable moments were spent with his dogs, bird hunting. He was an avid fisherman who loved the Everglades 10,000 Islands, had a passion for baseball and was a devoted Atlanta Braves fan. Surviving are his wife Georgia, son Clarke (Jackie) Garrett of Albertville, Alabama, daughter Suzanne (Robert) Ryder of Alfred, Maine, stepson Nick Kelly of Punta Gorda, and seven grandchildren. A memorial service was held on May 31 at Avow Hospice in Naples. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Special Olympics, 1133 19th St. NW, Washington DC 20036 or Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Ln, Naples, FL 34105. Our condolences to the Perraud family on the passing of ECity visitor George Perraud, age 90. See our next issue for more details. 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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area June 6, 2014 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 12 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com SNOOK CLASSIFIEDS FOR SALE : Chicks & Chickens (assortment of breeds) and farm fresh eggs. Bedford Farms, call 695-0500. -----------------------------------------------------FOR SALE: Lot #26 in Fisherman’s Cove; dock included. $38,000. Call (239) 300-7077 or (239) 682-6025. ----------------------------------------------------FOR SALE: 2013 Suzuki Outboard 4 hp Motor, like new and used 6 hours. $850. Phone (306) 531-4430 Ochopee after 7 pm. -----------------------------------------------------FOR SALE: Deeded dock at Captain's Table (#10). Great location, use of pool & boat ramp. $21,500. Call (954) 662-7003. -----------------------------------------------------FOR SALE : 1995 Suzuki 25 hp, long shaft, tiller, runs great. $500. Call (239) 695-2791. -----------------------------------------------------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. ----------------------------------------------------WANTED: All Motor Homes, 5th wheels and travel trailers. Any condition. Cash paid on the spot. Call Paul at (941) 347-7171. ------------------------------------------------FOR SALE Last of the old Chokoloskee Cruisers ALBATROSS II (239) 455-1567 or captfrankadams@aol.com JOBS & SERVICES -----------------------------------------------Income Tax Service Mike, The Tax Guy 695-0595 ------------------------------------------Port of the Islands: Room Attendant full or part time. Flexible schedule to include days, evenings, weekends and holidays is required. Apply online at http://www.sunstream.com. Also, openings for wait staff and bartenders. Contact Naomi Stephens at (757) 374-3194. --------------------------------------------------Music Lessons and Tutoring for students: violin, pi ano, voice, history, English, writing, science, 3rd & 5th gr subjects and more Call Danielle Swis her at 280-8971 or Email: dmswishe r85@gmail.com. -----------------------------------------------Notary Public Services: Denise Johnson, By Appointment, 239-465-1580 -----------------------------------------------Job Wanted: Pressure cleaning homes, boats, RV, store fronts. Call Justin 695-0500. -------------------------------------------------WANTED : Automotive Window Tinter Certain Requirements Apply. Call 695-3667. 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 LeAnne Bedford, Dana Bethea, Kathy Brock, Helen Bryan, Chester Keene, Bill Lindsay, Elaine Middelstaedt, Savannah Oglesby, Melissa Owen, Charles Sobczak, Bob Spano, Claybrook Story 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 $40 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 Everglades Area Hot Lines Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 313-530-3395 AlAnon 239-263-5907 Narcotics Anonymous (NA) 239-776-1525 12-Step Meeting Schedule in City Hall andChokoloskee Post Offic e Missie (Marya’s cat) enjoying the comforts of being inside during the summer. PET PICS Send us your Pet Pics by post or email. 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I have an aggressive common sense agenda that will cut administrative costs and funnel savings to the front line students and teachers. We can cut tax payer levies. I need your financial support to fight for our children and bring common sense back to our School District. My deadline is too soon (June 15). Please support my candidacy and send any contributions by check to: Tom Andler, P.O. Box 216 Chokoloskee, FL 34138 Please include your phone # and occupation. Thank you so much. Dr. Tom Andler tomandler@gmail.com; (561) 309-9463