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The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn SEPTEMBER 4 17, 2009 2009, Snook Publications P O Box 617, Everglades City, FL 34139 Volume III Issue #89 BUDGET AT COUNCIL MEETING The City budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010 will have its first reading at the Council meeting on Tuesday, September 8, and then will be formally accepted at the special Council meeting on Wednesday, September 16. The millage will also be presented. It is given as 2.5385, a rate set by the Florida Department of Revenue See the budget summary on page 10. Drug Free Workshop Report by Patricia Huff "Reducing Underage Drinking" was the theme of the Monday night meeting at the Everglades Community Church Annex which was sponsored by the Church, the City of Everglades City, the Everglades Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Col lier County Sheriff's Office Safety Team. Lisa Marteeny, the Safet y Team Representative, welcomed approximately 30 Everglades area residents who came t o participate in the Drug Free Collier Workshop. Lt. Mark Milligan introd uced members of the Sheriff's office followed by Gene Wooten of the Everglades Ar ea Chamber of Commerce endorsing the Chamber's support of the program. Refre shments were graciously provided by the Seafood Depot Restaurant. Dr. Maria Victoria Delgado, Executive Director of the non-profit Drug Free Collier program presented a film about underage drinking. She provided statistics about the youth in Collier County: the average age that kids sta rt drinking is 11.9 years; 45% of high school students have been drinking in the last 30 days; 68% of teenagers try drinking before the legal age of 21. Drug Free Collier's mission is "To strengthen our community' s resolve to decrease juvenile substance abuse through education and prevention. It is a "coalition, a collaboration of sectors of a community w orking together toward the common goal of building a drug-free community." According to Dr. Delgado, this year will be the first time that every Collier Coun ty school will participate in a "Positive Peer Campaign." If you are interested in participating in and supporting this program, please call (239) 377-0535 or email UPCOMING EVENTS September 9 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm: Annual Kick-Off and Volunteer Recognition Meeting, MLK School Administration Bldg, Room 1-105, 5775 Osceola Trail, Naples. September 28 : National Family Day October 21 31 : Red Ribbon Week Activities November 14 from 10 am to 2 pm: Operation Medicine Cabinet Visit for more information. TIDE TABLES RESTAURANTS If you have news, photos, announcements, or articles ... email or phone 695-2397. CONTENTS nrrnrnrnnrnn !n"rn#$%&n'(n#" n)) *+", n n)


The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn September 4, 2009 email: PAGE 2 Oct 4: Pet Vet Oct 10-17: 10K Island Refuge Week Nov 6-8: Old Florida Festival Nov 14: Medicine Cab inet Nov 14/15: Pet Vet Nov 24: Election Day Dec 1: Bi gC ORVs Dec 5: Art-in-the-Glades THRIFT SHOP: Thurs, Fri, Sat; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm SKATING RINK: Fri & Sat; 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. MUSEUM: Tues-Fri; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sat; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm SMALLWOOD STORE: Daily; 11:00 am to 5:00 pm FOOD PANTRY: Sat; 8:30 to 10:30 am, Community Churc h ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Sat; noon, Community Chur ch SHAMROCK BANK: Tues; 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. L ITTLE GATOR CLINIC: closed for the summer SHERIFF AT CITY HALL: Thurs, 9/3 (9-10 am) Wed, 9/ 16 (10-11 am) Thurs, 9/17 (4-5 pm) Fri, 9/18 (9-10 am) SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT 30 Mobile Pet Vet 31 Hour of Prayer Everglades Community Church 7 pm Under-Age Alcohol SEPT 1 Snook Season Opens 2 Ladies Coffee Backcountry Cafe 8 am FME mtg Museum, 9 am 3 Lions Club Depot, 5:30 pm see p.3 full moon 4 RAPPER 5 Butcher Weekend see p.3 Museum Reception see p .9 6 Butcher Weekend see p.3 Labor Day 7 Hour of Prayer Copeland Baptist Church, 7 pm Butcher Weekend see p.3 8 Congressional Visit 3 pm, see p.3 Coletta Visit 3 pm,. see p.3 City Council 5:30 pm, see p.1 9 Ladies Coffee Backcountry Cafe 8 am 10 School Open House 6:30 pm see p.3 11 12 SCV Depot, 6 pm 13 14 Hour of Prayer Chokoloskee Church of God 7 pm OFCD Bd Fire Sta, 6 pm 15 Reach Out mtg City Hall, 8:30 am see p.3 BigC ORVs CANCELLED see p.3 16 Ladies Coffee Backcountry Cafe 8 am School Early Dismissal City Council 5:30 pm, see p.1 17 SAC School, 3 pm Lions Club Depot, 5:30 pm see p.3 Copeland Civic 7 pm new moon 18 RAPPER Anglers’ Cup see p.8 19 Anglers’ Cup see p.8 20 21 Hour of Prayer Holy Family Catholic Church 7 pm 22 23 Ladies Coffee Backcountry Cafe 8 am 24 25 26 27 28 Hour of Prayer Everglades Community Church 7 pm 29 30 Ladies Coffee Backcountry Cafe 8 am BigC Comments Due see p.8 OCT 1 Great Gators School, 9:30 am RAPPER 2 RedSnook Tournament see p.8 3 RedSnook Tournament see p.8 Mobile Pet Vet see p.3 Museum Reception SEPTEMBER 2009


The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn September 4, 2009 email: PAGE 3 CONGRESSIONAL VISIT Monica Aranegui, the new District Representative in Collier County at the office of Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, will meet with constituents in City Hall on Tuesday, September 8 at 3:00 p.m. For info, phone 348-1620. COLETTA VISIT Collier County Commissioner Jim Coletta will be in ECity on Tuesday, September 8, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. to meet with constituents at City Hall For info, phone 252-8097. OPEN HOUSE Everyone is invited to the Open House at the School to meet the teachers and staff on Thursday, September 10, at 6:30 p.m. For info, phone 695-2561. FLY THE FLAG Householders and business are reminded to fly an American flag on Friday, September 11, to honor those who died in 2001. REACH OUT MEETS Our neighborhood charity will meet again after the summer break on Tuesday, September 15, at 8:30 a.m. in the old chamber room in City Hall. Clyde Butcher’s new calendar featuring the Big Cypress will be available for sale at the Open House at the Gallery in Ochopee over Labor Day Weekend each day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Most of the swamp walks are booked out. For info, phone 695-2428 or see BigC ORVs CANCELLED The Big Cypress National Preserve ORV Advisory Committee due to meet on Tuesday, September 15 has been cancelled. LIONS CLUB AT DEPOT The Lions Club will meet on Thursday, September 3 and September 17, at 5:30 p.m. at the Seafood Depot. For info, phone Elaine at 695-2695. OCHOPEE FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT 08/21/09: Vehicle Accident, 53mm on I-75 08/21/09: Medical Call Box Activation, 66mm on I-75 08/23/09: Vehicle Accident, 73mm on I-75 08/24/09: Airplane Accident, 78mm on I-75 08/25/09: Assault, Copeland 08/27/09: Emergency Medical, 63mm on I-75 08/27/09: Vehicle Accident, 72mm on I-75 08/27/09: Possible Fire Hazard, Plantation Island 08/29/09: Emergency Medical, Tamiami Trail & Union Road 08/30/09: Vehicle Accident, 63mm on I-75 09/01/09: Vehicle Accident, US-41 & Turner River Rd 09/01/09: Vehicle Accident, 67mm on I-75 MOBILE PET VET Dr Baker will be here on Saturday, October 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in McLeod Park, ECity, and from 2 to 4 p.m. in Copeland. She will also be here for surgery on Sunday, October 4 by previous appointment only. You can phone her at 777-PETS (7387). For more info, see NEW BANK HOURS Shamrock Bank in City Hall will be open two days a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning on September 15 Business hours are 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. TIDES FOR BARRON RIVER INFORMATION FROM http://TIDESANDCURRENTS.NOAA.GOV 09/04/2009 Fri 03:11AM 2.7 H 10:11AM 0.5 L 03:0 9PM 3.2 H 10:41PM 0.2 L 09/05/2009 Sat 03:35AM 2.8 H 10:46AM 0.4 L 03:4 3PM 3.1 H 11:09PM 0.3 L 09/06/2009 Sun 03:56AM 2.9 H 11:21AM 0.3 L 04:1 9PM 3.0 H 11:37PM 0.4 L 09/07/2009 Mon 04:14AM 2.9 H 11:59AM 0.2 L 05:0 0PM 2.8 H 09/08/2009 Tue 12:03AM 0.6 L 04:31AM 3.0 H 12:4 1PM 0.2 L 05:50PM 2.6 H 09/09/2009 Wed 12:28AM 0.7 L 04:55AM 3.0 H 01:3 1PM 0.2 L 06:54PM 2.5 H 09/10/2009 Thu 12:53AM 0.8 L 05:28AM 3.0 H 02:3 2PM 0.2 L 08:17PM 2.3 H 09/11/2009 Fri 01:18AM 0.9 L 06:14AM 3.0 H 03:4 6PM 0.2 L 09:54PM 2.2 H 09/12/2009 Sat 01:52AM 1.0 L 07:23AM 2.9 H 05:0 5PM 0.2 L 11:44PM 2.2 H 09/13/2009 Sun 04:43AM 1.1 L 09:25AM 2.9 H 06:1 5PM 0.1 L 09/14/2009 Mon 12:49AM 2.4 H 06:13AM 1.0 L 11:1 0AM 3.0 H 07:15PM 0.0 L 09/15/2009 Tue 01:20AM 2.5 H 07:17AM 0.8 L 12:2 3PM 3.2 H 08:08PM 0.0 L 09/16/2009 Wed 01:47AM 2.6 H 08:11AM 0.6 L 01:2 1PM 3.4 H 08:55PM 0.1 L 09/17/2009 Thu 02:13AM 2.7 H 09:01AM 0.4 L 02:1 2PM 3.5 H 09:39PM 0.1 L 09/18/2009 Fri 02:38AM 2.9 H 09:49AM 0.2 L 03:0 0PM 3.4 H 10:19PM 0.3 L MORE News & E vents on page 11


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The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn September 4, 2009 email: PAGE 5 Everglades City School phone: 377-9800 or 69 5-2561 website: From Savannah’s Eyes Yeah! Monday afternoon the JV Volleyball team won a volleyball game against Gateway Charter! It was our first game of the season and we won it! It w as so exciting to be back on the volleyball court against other people. All of the summer practicing really paid off. I was really nervous at first, but now I am really pumped for our next game on Thursday; we are going to play Oasis Charter then. The first week of school was fun because I get to switch classes, and also it is really fun being with the 8th g raders sometimes. And, we also get to eat outside at lunch on picnic tables. I just love to be a seventh grader but I just wish that there were no mosquitoes because they are reall y annoying when you are trying to eat your lunch. Hope the mosquitoes go away soon! But, all in all, everything is going great! Wish us luck on our next game! With love, Savannah, #5 Savannah Oglesby is in the 7th grade at Everglades City School and is a regular contributor to this paper. Support our volleyball teams at their home games! See this month’s schedule in IMPORTANT DATES above. Thanks to Sue Gentry and Connie Ledbetter who broug ht school bags stuffed with paper, pens, and other sup plies from the Police Activities League for everyone. Thanks to Trina Mitchell for photos. WELCOME TO NEW OFFICE MANAGER Maureen Abele is the new office manager now that Mrs. Potter has become the guidance counselor. Mrs. Abele grew up in West Chester, PA, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After living in various places, she moved to Naples in 1998. She has two children and two grandchildren with another due soon. She enjoys all types of sports and some might recognize her from officiating volleyball, basketball, and baseball games here at Everglades City School. She also officiate softball and football. Bicycling, baking, crafts, and traveling are al so some of her hobbies Get to School Safely! Wait until the bus stops completely and look both ways for traffic before you try to get onto it. Wear a helmet when you ride your bike. Obey all traffic laws. Lock your bike when you're not riding it. If you walk to school, be aware of your surroundings and walk in groups. If a stranger approaches you scream, run, and tell an adult what happened. Drivers should slow down when a school bus flashes yellow lights and stop, on both sides of the road, when the red lights flash (the fine for not stopping is $188). IMPORTANT DATES Fri, Sept 4: Volleyball, HOME, 4:30 p.m. Mon, Sept 7: Labor Day, no school Tues, Sept 8: Volleyball, HOME, 4:00 p.m. Thurs, Sept 10: Open House, 6:30 p.m. Fri, Sept 11: Volleyball, HOME, 4:30 p.m. Tues, Sept 15: Volleyball, HOME, 4:00 p.m. Wed, Sept 16: Early Dismissal (12 noon) Thurs, Sept 17 : SAC meeting, 3:00 p.m.


The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn September 4, 2009 email: PAGE 6 nr Sales Service Maintenance CALL ANYTIME 239-253-2882 239-253-4860 Licensed CAC 1815185


The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn September 4, 2009 email: PAGE 7 Paws to Reflect by a Squeedilifferous Pusslet If the weather were any lovelier in Connecticut, we shouldn’t ever need any doors or windows. It’s been in the seventies every day and in the fifties at night. I curl up on Dad’s bed and wrap my fluffy tail around my toes. At six o’clock, he gets up and gives us breakfast. Then we go out to terrorize the neighborhood. Someone has to keep those rabbits in line. The other day, Dad made candied ginger pear preserve. I climbed the seckle pear tree and threw down the pears. Then he took them into the house and peeled and cut them up. When they’re under ripe they tend to stay a bit firmer as you cook them. Then he sliced up some lemons and crystallized ginger. Here are the proportions to yield a dozen cups: 7 cups cut up pears 4 cups sugar 4 cups lemon slices 4 cups chopped crystallized ginger 2 packets of pectin as little water as necessary to dissolve the sugar and pectin Boil until the fruit has softened and most of the excess water has boiled away – don’t stop stirring! Pack in sterilized jars. Climb inside the pot and lick it clean. Then spend the afternoon licking all of that yummy syrup from in between your toes. Ginger Pear can be used with roast pork or instead of cranberry sauce with turkey. It can also be scooped over vanilla ice cream. Pusslet is assisted by “Constant Waterman” whose book about boating is available for sale around town. n n n n If you’re tired of throwing out the catalogs that you receive in the post and never read, try the free opt-out service at rr rr rr rr Snook Sauted in White Wine Sauce by Patricia Huff 4 Snook fillets Key Lime juice Olive oil spray Paul Prudhomme seafood seasoning dry white wine (optional) Prepare fillets by rinsing and patting dry with paper tower. Squeeze Key lime juice on both sides of each fillet. Heat skillet and spra y with olive oil. Add fillets to hot skillet, two at a time. Add wine to keep liquid in pan Sprinkle with seafood seasoning, turning once. Sprinkle other side with seafo od seasoning. Continue adding wine, Key lime juice and seasoning to tast e. Do not overcook. Fish will be ready when fork passes easily through fill et. Remove fillets and place on serving dish. Pour remaining liquid over fillets as a sauce. Tea Time Etiquette by Marya Repko I heard on public radio that, yes, it is acceptable to hold your little finger out when drinking tea. British royal protocol explains that one does no t put one’s fingers through the handle of the fine bone china cup so the pinky hel ps with balance (like a cat’s tail). I also learnt that scones, those lovely baking-powder biscuits with raisins, should be buttered as they are eaten – never serve them with the butter already on or butter both halves at the same time. By the way, the milk goes into the cup first, then the tea is poured. That prevents delicate china from cracking. I think it tastes bet ter that way because the milk is slightly scalded and infuses into the tea. It al so prevents staining. However, “milk first” is a popular controversial topic of conve rsation in Britain and traditions vary in regional areas. nr The Reach Out website is one year old! It went live last year, thanks partly to local businesses. Sponsors are listed on the Contacts page with a link to their own website or to a PDF of their menu. Now it is time to renew. The annual donation of $50 is good advertising as well as a way to help our neighborhood charity. You can download a form on the website or pick one up in City Hall. For info, phone Elaine at 695-2695. FUNDRAISING FOR CHARITIES How can you use Facebook, Twitter and other social networkin g tools to raise money? What are the hottest, freshest Live Auction items? What should you know about Online Auctions, and how do you choose a provider? Are you breaking the law with your volunteer auctioneer? The Community Foundation of Collier County is offering a fundraising course on Thursday, September 4 It is one of several lectures they sponsor for non-profits. To register or for more info, see their website


The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn September 4, 2009 email: PAGE 8 Fishing Report by Capt. Bill Lindsay Snook season opens marking the end of the spawning period. Water, temperatures remain warm so fish early and late, and in deep passes with lots of current. When fishing in shallow water, cast into shady areas created by overhead branches Redfish feed well all day long at this time of year. A shr imp under a popping cork is hard to beat. Tarpon fishing has been pretty good for me this summer. I've found most of them rolling in deep passes early in the morning. Permit fishing has been good, but you need calm weather and live crabs to tilt things in your favor. On my last trip we caugh t two nice redfish, several snook on plug tackle and hooked a nice tarpon on fly tackle. If all else fails, try drifting the flats for trout. It's a great time of year to fish because b oat traffic is light, and the fishing is good. Capt. Bill Lindsay lives in Chokoloskee and has been fishing in the Everglades National Park for 29 years In 1992 he was Master Angler of the MET Tournament. Fishing Tournaments The Anglers’ Cup Big Snook Challenge September 17-19 Registration until: August 31 Website: Conservancy RedSnook Catch & Release October 2-4 Registration until: September 11 website: by Patricia Huff Key Lime Tree ( citrus aurantifolia) Many people assume that the Key Lime Tree is native to South Florida, primarily the Florida Keys. However, it is actually native to Southeast Asia and is believed to have traveled to the Middle East, North Africa, Sicily and Andalusia before being introduced to the West Indies and the Florida Keys b y the Spanish explorers. The 1926 Miami hurricane destroyed the bulk of the citrus aurantifolia but it survived in the Keys where it was grown commercially. The tree flowers year-round but primarily May through September. It bears a small green fruit which is not ripe until it turns yellow and has a wonderfully strong aroma and high acidity. The Key limes have a unique flavor being more tart and bitter th an the average lime. Wonderful recipes are published in Reach Out’s local cookbook which is available for sale around town. SNOOK RULES 1. slot limit 28 to 33 inches 2. one fish per person per day 3. valid fishing license with current Snook stamp FWC NEWS Captive gators have been reclassified as Class II (potential threat to public safety if not kept in suitable conditions). For information about the documentation and caging requirements and emergency preparations, phone 850-488-6253 or see and click on Rules/Regulations. Deer hunters are asked to fill in a survey about when buck s rut so FWC will have better information when deciding on the hunting season. For info, phone 850-488-7867 or see\deer Reminder: to report a boating or wildlife violation, phone 888-404-FWCC (3922). Park Twitters Everglades National Park is now on Twitter where it has posted the latest park news. See Plans for ENP Marine Areas After the meetings last spring, the Park Service received almost 600 written comments about the four alternatives proposed for use of waterways in Everglades National Park. Some of the suggestions were: better navigational aids, more education, limit motor boats, alternative wildernes s waterway, and more campsites. However, some of the comments found these same items undesirable. For more info, see and follow the links to Management, Planning, GMP, and scroll to the bottom of the page. The telephone contact is Fred Herling, Park Planner, at 305-242-7704. The Park Service is now working on the final draft which will be included in the General Management Plan and be ready for discussion in early 2011. BigC Comments Written comments about the proposed plans for the Addition Lands are due by September 30. They can be submitted either online or by post. You can see the documentation at or request a copy by phoning 695-1168.


The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn September 4, 2009 email: PAGE 9 n These wonderful old postcards were found by Virginia Klotz who runs the Sea Gull Studios gift shop. She was kind enough to donate them to the Everglades Society for Historic Preservation where they will be scanned and filed for posterity. Notice how sparsely settled the island was! What was the building to the right of the Smallwood Store? LOST DAD Do you remember Ricky Brumett who was lost at sea on December 29, 1987, when he was only 24 years old? His daughter Jessica would like to know more about him. If you can help, please contact us or email her directly at HISTORY ON RADIO Southwest Florida historian Vernon Peeples gives a short talk each Monday at 8:35 a.m. on WGCU-FM (90.1). You can also listen online at MUSEUM NEWS The new exhibit is up and interesting. Edwin Villasmil and Elba Martinez focus on the environment, often humorously. This Venezuelan couple live in Miami and have been shown there at the public library and Biscayne Nature Center. Everyone is invited to a reception to meet them on Saturday, September 5, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. followed by a guided Walking Tour of Histo ric Buildings. The exhibit runs for the month of September. Members of the public can visit the Museum on Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is no admission charge but donations are welcome. For info, phone 695-0008. Edison & Ford at Home in Florida by Marya Repko I got side-tracked in my research about the history of the Fakahatchee because Henry Ford offered to donate the area to the State for a park and even took an option from the lumber companies who owned it. The State refused, claimin g it did not have the resources to operate and maintain a park. That led me to The Last Billionaire; Henry Ford by William C. Richards, Uncommon Friends by James Newton, and The Edisons of Fort Myers by Tom Smoot. The first two authors personally knew their subjects so they give extra insight into their stories. The third, Tom Smoot, was chairman of the Edison Winter H ome board and had access to family papers. What I found interesting is that Edison, Ford, and their f amilies made camping trips into the Big Cypress area where they collected plants, observed birds, and hunted. Ford, apparently, was a crack shot and could place his bullet in t he eye of a snake every time. Of course, camping in the early part of the 1900s was quite elaborate and photos portray the men in full suits with vests and ties, the women in their long frocks. There were few roads and other pictures show Model-T cars plowing throug h water. All three books are available through the library on reque st from the Naples branch. nrr nrr nrr nrr by Patricia Huff The end of summer is here and September 1 is the start of Snook Season. The weekend before the season opened my husband asked if I'd like to go fishing after lunch. Normally, at the end of August we can expec t very hot still days with late afternoon thunderstorms so I brought my sunscreen and rain coat. It just so happened that there was a very nice breeze that Saturday an d some cloud cover but no rain. The hurricanes have passed us by so far this ye ar and we haven't had as much of the needed rain that we usually get. It's been som e time since I've been out fishing so it was really a treat to have anything pull on the end of my line. I caught a wide variety of fish, including a flounder, a jack, a ladyfish but most exciting of course was my 12 lb snook. This summer whil e traveling out West we floated down the Snake river and caught several trout but there is nothing like the pull and the jump of our snook. To me, nothing be ats it when they are jumping in the air and then race out away from t he boat as you try to reel them in. Another beautiful afternoon out in the water. We a lso saw loggerhead turtles swimming by the boat, stingrays jumping, roseate s poonbills flying overhead and the cry of the osprey. The end of summer and it 's still beautiful. My husband mentioned that he did catch a nice catfish for his contribution to the day.




The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn September 4, 2009 email: PAGE 11 RESTAURANT NEWS Backcountry Cafe (695-2552): 6:00 am 3:00 pm.; daily Camellia Street Grill (695-2003): Opening October 1 City Seafood (695-4700): 11:00 am 6:00 pm; daily Fish market also open Everglades Scoop (695-0375): 11:00 am – 5:00 pm; Mon Sat Gator Express (695-3937): 7:00 am 9:00 pm; Sun – Thurs except closing 8:00 pm Tues 7:00 am 10:00 pm; Fri, Sat Glades Haven Deli (695-2746): 6:00 am 6:00 pm; Sun – Thurs 6:00 am – 9:00 pm; Fri, Sat Food service stops 1 hr before close Grimm’s Stone Crab (695-3222): 8:00 am – 3:00 pm; Mon Sat Fish market (grouper/pompano) Havana Cafe (695-2214): Opening October 1 Ivey House (695-3299): 6:30 – 9:30 am; daily Cold breakfast buffet Joanie’s Blue Crab Cafe (695-2682): 11:00 am 5:00 pm; Thurs Sun Open Labor Day Monday JT’s Cafe & Gallery (695-2630): 1:00 – 5:00 pm; Sat Gallery & Gift Shop also open Leebo’s Rock-Bottom Bar: 3:00 pm; Mon Sat noon; Sunday Oyster House Restaurant (695-2073): Closed for summer Port of the Islands (239-394-3101): 7:00 – 10:00 am; Mon-Sat 7:00 – 11:00 am; Sun Hot and cold breakfast menu Right Choice Pizzeria (695-3663): 5:00 9:00 pm; Thurs-Sun (takeout) Rod & Gun (695-2101): 7:00 10 am Breakfast; daily 11:30 am 9:00 pm; daily Seafood Depot (695-0075): 10:30 am 9:00 pm; daily Cabana Bash: 4 7 pm, Sat Susie’s Station: 11:00 am 5:00 pm; daily Triad Seafood (695-0722): Opening October 1 For a list of church services and park openings, see our website or phone us. There will be a preview of two PBS films at the new Big Cypress Visitor Center in Ochopee every day during the week of September 20-27 at 11:00 a.m. Free Driving Course CCSO is offering a “Teen Driving Challenge” to help young drivers. The skills taught are the same techniques used by driving professionals, including NASCAR. The course is held on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. at Barron Collier High School in North Naples. Participants should already have a license and bring their own car. The dates are: 9/10-9/12, 10/1-10/2, 11/511/7, and 12/3-12/5 Applications are available online at FREE CONCERTS The Miccosukee Resort on Krome Avenue is holding two free concerts. On Tuesday, September 15, the tribe celebrates its Anniversary and on Friday, September 25, there will also be Native American dancers and storytelling in honor of Native American Day. Hours for both events are from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. For info, phone (305) 222-4600 or see Sign Up Now! The next session of CCSO Citizens’ Academy starts on September 21 and offers an up-close look at the inner-workings in different areas of the agency such as crime, safety, traffic. Classes take place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. each Monday. For info, phone (239) 793-9145 or see and click on “Sign Up Now”. Application forms are also available in City Hall. OBITUARIES Our sympathies to Chris Ammerman whose mother, Margaret Babinec passed away suddenly at age 84 on August 23 in Lake City. She had moved there from Ft. Lauderdale about 25 years ago after retirement to be near some of her family. Survivors include four daughters, three sons, five step-sons, one step-daughter, 41 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her two husbands. Chris told the Rapper that her mother loved travelling and had recently come back from a 6-week visit with family in California. She was packed again and ready to leave for a trip to Michigan on the morning she passed away peacefully in bed. Most of the family had spoken with her in the last days to wish her well on her voyage, one for which the priest said “she would not need her suitcases”. Barry Birdwell husband of Karen Brown of Chokoloskee, passed away suddenly. Details in our next issue. Events at Leebo’s There will be live music every Saturday at 8:00 p.m. at Leebo’s Rock Bottom Bar which is next to Glades Haven Marina opposite the National Park. Leebo himself told the Rapper the bands he has lined up are all great. He is also planning a fish fry for Halloween with a costume party to follow. Start planning your outfit because there will be prizes – the theme? Halloween, of course. Collier County Heritage Trail Naples Backyard History is promoting a heritage trail along US-41 and SR-29. The aim is to have signs at important sites such as Weaver’s Station, Deep Lake, and Monroe Station. There will be a meeting on Wednesday, September 9, to discuss the plan at 8:30 a.m. at Rookery Bay. The group also operates the interesting Mini-Museum at 1300 Third Street South in Naples. For info, phone 777-2281. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Greet Visitors in the Museum Meet people from around the corner or around the world! Phone Martha 695 0008.


The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn September 4, 2009 email: PAGE 12 Have you lost a cat? This friendly feline is wandering around the VR Corp and acts like it must have been someone’s pet. If it’s yours, phone (954) 648-1795. Burmese pythons may now be killed in the Big Cypress National Preserve under new and complicated rules. Before you hunt for one, contact the Preserve at 695-1107 or visit the wildlife check center or Oasis Ranger Station. Nancy is already thinking about winter and has some comfy knit-wear projects lined up for her courses in September and October. Phone her at 793-8141 or drop into the store at 3804 Tamiami Trail East for a schedule. ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS date _______________________ Please make check payable to “Snook Publications” and send to Snook Publications, P O Box 617, Everglades City, FL, 3 4139 ___ The MULLET RAPPER by post ($38) ___ The MULLET RAPPER by email ($10) NAME ___________________________________________ EMAIL _____________________________________________ __ STREET / P.O.BOX: ALTERNATE ADDRESS _________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___ CITY ____________________________________________ CITY _____________________________________________ ____ STATE ________ ZIP ____________________________ S TATE _________ ZIP ________________________________ MONTHS AT ALTERNATE ADDRESS __JAN __FEB __MAR __APR __MAY __JUN __JUL __AUG __SEP __OCT __NOV __DEC 9/4/09 ----------------------------------------------------Put your job ad in the Rapper. No charge – phone 69 5 2397 The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn PUBLISHER Patricia A. Huff, Snook Publications P O Box 617, Everglades City, FL, 34139 (239) 695-2397, EDITORS Patty Huff & Marya Repko CONTRIBUTORS Helen Bryan, Barbara Daniels, Bill Lindsay Lisa Marteeny, Shirley Leonard, Savannah Oglesby Mike Klein, Phill Lawry, Trina Mitchell, Sunny Burk e PRODUCTION layout: Marya Repko, printing: Snook Publications PUBLISHER’S STATEMENT We aim to provide local news of interest to the ext ended community of Everglades City, Chokoloskee, Plantation Island, Lee Cypress, Copeland, Jerome, and Ochopee. We strive to present the facts accurately without political bias or personal opinion. The views expressed in signed articles are not nece ssarily those of the editors or publisher. SUBSCRIPTION RATES 25¢ per issue or $38 per year by US Post .--/0' 1rrn nnnr nnnnr n n n n ----------------------------------------------------FOR SALE: House and Barn on 1.02 Acres. Zoned (A). Sale price $139,000 ($59,000 below appraised value) or for rent at $900/mon. For more info, call 321-439-7635. ----------------------------------------------------FOR SALE BY OWNER: 3 lots in Chokoloskee, 2 on Calusa Dr, Lot M-4 $105,000, Lot M-5 (filled) $135,000, Lot by cemetery $79,000. Phone owner at (419) 441-2068 or (740) 864-2179. ----------------------------------------------------FOR SALE: Lot on Plantation Island with Boat Ramp and Dock, $75,000. Phone 239-825-4502. ----------------------------------------------------FOR RENT: Mobile Home on Canal, 29 Plantation Drive, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, unfurnished, $500 per month or $600 per month with lawn maintenance. Call 239-250-0668 ----------------------------------------------------FOR SALE: Deeded waterfront home on a quiet canal; 2 kitchens, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, remodeled, furnished, new A/C, new dock. $525,000 (owner licensed realtor). Call 239-860-6369 ----------------------------------------------------HOUSE NEED CLEANING? Cheryl's Cleaning Business is the helping hand you need. Call Cheryl at 239-745-6291. ----------------------------------------------------Snook Classified is $10 per issue. Phone 695-2397 or email us. r r r r rrrr rrrr rrrr rrrr phone 695-2397 or email EVERGLADES LIONS CLUB Serving our community with eye and hearing assistance since the 1950's. Call us with your needs. New members welcome. Come join our unique organization. Phone Elaine at 695-2695 or email