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The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn JULY 20 AUGUST 2, 2012 2012, Snook Publications P O Box 617, Everglades City, FL, 34139 Volume VI Issue #164 FAREWELL TO ALICE On Thursday, July 12, Alice Morrow was honored with a beautiful memorial service held at the Smallwood Store & Museum. Many of her friends were there to express their condolences. Lynn McMillin hosted a wonderful service with Pastor Morris Dantin officiating. The wind blew gently and was cool under the shade of the historic building where Alice worked for over 15 years. Shown above is her husband Myron and son Mike with his wife Kim. If you would like to post your wishes and comments on Alice’s online guest book, please visit to the following website before August 3: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/buffalo news/guestbook.aspx?n=alicemorrow&pid=158370527&page=2 Thirty-one children participated in various programs during the “Amazing Wonders Aviation” project at the First Baptist Vacation Bible School during the week of July 9. First Baptist Church also sponsored the Youth Program “A Race around the World to see some of God’s Amazing Wonders” during the evening of the same week. Photos thanks to Helen Bryan Principal Bob Spano Everglades City School has a new principal! Robert (Bob) Spano has over 20 years of experience as principal of various Collier County Schools: East Naples Middle, Tommie Barfield Elementary, Sea Gate Elementary, Vineyards Elementary, Golden Gate High, and Mike Davis Elementary. This background has prepared him for his new role as Principal of our local school which includes Pre-K through High School. Originally from Struthers, Ohio, where he began his teaching career, Mr. Spano moved to Collier County in the late 1970’s. He comes from a family of teachers, including one sister who teaches 1 st grade, two brothers (one retired), two nieces, one nephew and his wife Darlene who is a Kindergarten teacher at Osceola Elementary. Mr. Spano’s hobbies are hunting and fishing with his three sons: Bobby, age 32, who owns a commercial fishing business in Key West; son Jimmy, age 30, supervisor of National Landscaping Company in Estero; and son Michael, age 21, who is a student at Florida Atlantic University. Mr. Spano also enjoys jogging and is making plans to start a cross-country team for the boys and a basketball team for the girls. We welcome Mr. Spano to our school and our community. TIDE TABLE RESTAURANTS If you have news, photos, announcements, or articles ... email mulletrapper@gmail.com or phone 695-2905. CONTENTS nrrnnnn n!"rn#r n!$n#%&'(n!)*n#+r,n-.)rn#r/"n-.+0'(n+r+n-.,12",$3"$',n-$1+1n45)1,3$"67 n

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The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn JULY 20, 2012 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 2 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com Aug 20: Back to School Aug 30: BigC ORVs Sept 1-3: Butcher Muck-About Sept 11: Pet Vet THRIFT SHOP: Closed for July and August SKATING RINK: Closed in July DR DEMARTINO: By appointment only, call office LITTLE GAT OR CLINIC: Closed for the Summer FOOD PANTRY: Sat, 8:30-10:30 am, Community Church AA: Wed, 5:00 pm, Community Church AL-ANON: Thurs, 12 noon, Community Church N A: Sat, 11:30 am, Community Center (Skating Rink) MUSEUM: Tues-Fri; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sat; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm SMALLWOOD STORE: Daily; 10 am to 4 pm SHERIFF AT CITY HALL: see the notice outside the office or phone the Carn estown substation at 695-2007. SHERIFF: 695-2007 CITY HALL: 695-3781 PUBLIC LI BRARY: 695-2511 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 695-3941 AIRPORT: 695-2778 FAKAHATCHEE: 695-4593 BIG CYP RESS: 695-2000 NATIONAL PARK: 695-3311 CURBSIDE TRASH PICKUP (FRIDGES, WASHING MACHINES, T VS): 252-2380 COLLIER COUNTY: 252-8999 SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT 15 16 Hour of Prayer Chokokoloskee Church of God 7 pm Build-a-Chair 17 18 Ladies Coffee Island Caf 8 am new moon 19 Food Bank McLeod Park 11 am – 1 pm RAPPER 20 Hot Summer Nights see p.3 21 22 23 Hour of Prayer Holy Family Catholic Church 7 pm Summer Camp see p.3 TDC Meeting see p.3 24 25 Ladies Coffee City Seafood 8 am 26 27 28 29 30 Hour of Prayer Everglades Community Church 7 pm Summer Camp see p.3 Early Voting Starts see p.3 31 AUGUST 1 Ladies Coffee Island Caf 8 am full moon 2 RAPPER 3 Sales Tax Holiday see p.3 4 Sales Tax Holiday see p.3 5 Sales Tax Holiday see p.3 6 Hour of Prayer Copeland Baptist Church 7 pm Tennis Camp see p.3 7 Congressional Visit Coletta Visit City Council see p.3 Natl Night Out 8 Ladies Coffee City Seafood 8 am Absentee Ballots see p.3 9 Food Bank McLeod Park 11 am – 1 pm 10 11 Early Voting Ends see p.3 12 13 Hour of Prayer Chokokoloskee Church of God 7 pm 14 Primary Election see p.3 15 Ladies Coffee Island Caf 8 am 16 new moon 17 RAPPER 18 JULY / AUGUST 2012

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The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn JULY 20, 2012 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 3 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com Families, especially kids, are invited to McLeod Park on Friday, July 20, for this annual event sponsored by CCSO. There will be a rock-climbing wall, games for all ages, and free food. It starts at 6:00 p.m. The next session begins Monday, July 23 and ends on Thursday, August 2 Summer Camp is sponsored by Reach Out, our neighborhood charity, for kids aged 4 through 11. It meets at the Community Center (behind the fire station) on Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If you would like to help with the expenses for this free camp for local youngsters, please send a check to Reach Out, P O Box 894, Chokoloskee, FL, 34138. See more kids’ activities on page 5. TDC MEETING The Tourist Development Council will meet on Monday, July 23, at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commissioners’ chambers at Government Center, Naples. Members of the public may speak for 3 minutes if they register in advance. For info, phone Jack Wert at 252-2384. PRIMARY VOTING Early voting takes place from Monday, July 30, through Saturday, August 11, in City Hall. The hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Bring a picture ID such as a driver’s license. You may also vote in Naples; see the sample ballot sent by post which you may also bring with you to the polls. If you do not vote early, the deadline for requesting an absentee ballot through the mail is Wednesday, August 8. After that, you must pick one up at from the Supervisor of Elections in Naples. The official date of the primary is Tuesday, August 14. For info, see www.colliervotes.com or call 252.8450. Jack Wert, director of the Collier County tourism department, spoke on July 9 in Oyster House Restaurant to members of the public about TDC funding at a meeting organized by the Chamber of Commerce. Local youngsters can be proud of their work during Build-a-Chair held this week, thanks to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. SALES TAX HOLIDAY The annual sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, August 3, though Sunday, August 5 During this period, no Florida sales tax or local-option tax will be collected on sales of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories costing $75 or less per item nor on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item. See www.myflorida.com/dor TENNIS CAMP For the 4 th straight year, our youth are being offered free tennis lessons at McLeod Park in ECity, thanks to Dennis Rager of the Players’ Club & Spa at Lely Resorts. Tennis Camp starts Monday August 6 for ages 6 to 15. Registration ended June 25. For info, contact Helen at 695-2398. OCHOPEE FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT 07/03/12: Brush Fire, Ochopee 07/03/12: Emergency Medical, Copeland 07/04/12: Emergency Medical, Everglades City 07/04/12: Emergency Medical, Everglades City 07/04/12: Vehicle Fire, 55 MM I-75 07/06/12: Emergency Medical, 63 MM I-75 07/06/12: Emergency Medical, Everglades City 07/06/12: Emergency Medical, Copeland 07/07/12: Vehicle Accident, 58 MM I-75 07/08/12: Vehicle Fire, Everglades City 07/10/12: Brush Fire, 63 MM I-75 07/10/12: Emergency Medical, Everglades Fire Station 07/10/12: Unknown Alarm, Everglades City 07/12/12: Emergency Medical, Ochopee 07/13/12: Vehicle Accident, 55 MM I-75 07/14/12: Emergency Medical, Plantation Is. 07/15/12: Vehicle Accident, 75 MM I-75 Ochopee Fire Control District Advisory Board will meet Monday, August 13, at Port of the Islands at 4:00 p.m. DOCTOR’S CLINIC Dr. Kirk DeMartino of Marco Island will see patients on Fridays by appointment only. You can contact him at (239) 642-5552. MOBILE PET VET Dr. Lopez will not be visiting in August but will return on September 11 Residents may take their pets to his office in Naples. For more information and appointments, please phone him at 777-PETS (7387) or visit www.naplesmobilepetvet.com. CONGRESSIONAL VISIT Monica Aranegui, the District Representative in Collier County at the office of Congressman David Riviera, will meet with constituents in City Hall on Tuesday, August 7, at 3:00 p.m. For info, phone 348-1620. COLETTA VISIT Collier County Commissioner Jim Coletta will be in Everglades City on Tuesday, August 7, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., to meet with constituents at City Hall. He will attend the City Council meeting and then have dinner at the Seafood Depot. To make an appointment, phone 2528097. CITY COUNCIL The first meeting after the summer break will be on Tuesday, August 7, in City Hall at 5:30 p.m.

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The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn JULY 20, 2012 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 4 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com Daily Weekly Monthly Rentals n 0$,"+"5',81$ +"019+19"'&5"%9$'5 011'&559)5$,"$&95:953,55"));-.r$nr<=+>-! !9?!9>>!! riverwilderness@localline2.com ANTS-ROACHES TERMITES BED BUGS FLEAS-TICKS SPIDERS RODENTS n n n n r r r r phone 695-2397 or email mulletrapper@gmail.com EVERGLADES LIONS CLUB Serving our community with eye and hearing assistance since the 1950's. Call us with your needs. New members welcome. Come join our unique organization. Phone Elaine 695-2695 or email emiddel@aol.com

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The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn JULY 20, 2012 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 5 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com nr Everglades City School phone: 377-9800 or 695 -2561 website: www.collierschools.com/evg From Savannah’s Eyes I can't believe how quickly this summer is going by. It seems like yesterday when school was out, and now it's almost August which is when school starts. I'm having so much fun recently. I went to see my family in Steinahatchee, and we went scalloping which is so excitin g! You have to dive for the scallops that are hidden in the seawe ed or in the sand. It's one of my favorite hobbies! Speaking of hobbies, volleyball conditioning has start ed and we are preparing for this coming volleyball season. So we decided to condition early so we won't be tired and sore for t he games. I'm so happy we have started volleyball again because I've mi ssed it; and when I took out my kneepads the other day, I said to t hem "It's great to have you back." Volleyball is my favorit e sport, and I'm excited for this year's season! Hope everyone's having an awesome summer so far! Love, Savannah Savannah Oglesby is entering the 10 th grade at Everglades City School and is a regular contributor to this paper. Message from Superintendent Dr. Kamela Patton They say that the most important 20 minutes each day for any mom, dad, or guardian is the 20 minutes spent reading to the ir child. Some three weeks into summer break, I wish to rem ind you that reading to your child or with your child should be a daily summertime activity. Having your child read to you is just as important. In case you are wondering what to read, click o n the “Everything Summer” at collierschools.com our 2012 Summer Information page. It is full of useful information includin g summer reading lists. You will find our Collier County P ublic Schools “Splash into Summer” recreational reading lis ts for Kindergarten through grade five, a Just Read, Florida! summ er reading list provided by the Florida Department of Educatio n, and a “Teachers’ Choice” summer reading list. Scrolling down t he page, you will also find a cute icon link to our “School i s closed – now what?” Summer Boredom Busters. These are ideas you ca n use to help keep children focused on reading, writing, and math while school is out. Research shows that the average lo ss of knowledge for a student during summer break is 18 to 22% and possibly as much as 30% for our English Language Learners. With your help, we can minimize the loss. Reading to yo ur child and having your child read to you will make a difference. I f you are unable to read to your child, Storytime, the TV r ead aloud show, will. Watch at 7 pm seven days a week on The Educa tion Channel, Comcast cable 99, and online at www.collierschools.com Please enjoy the rest of your summer! Pee-Wee Basketball is keeping kids fit and happy this summer thanks to the wonderful volunteers who are teaching our youngsters basketball and cheerleading techniques. BUSY SUMMER! There’s plenty for youngsters to do during the school re cess: July 20: Hot Summer Nights July 23-26: Summer Camp (ages 4-11) July 25: Naples Zoo (CCSO outing) July 30 – Aug 2: Summer Camp (ages 4-11) Aug 6-9: Tennis Camp (ages 6-15) Summer Tutoring Classes Offered Tutoring Subjects: music theory, music history, world and America n history, anthropology, geography, government, Spanish, French, English, writing, biology, chemistry, Algebra I, Arithmetic. Musi c Lessons: violin, voice coaching, master classes. College counse ling: undergraduate and graduate level application process, specialization/major consulting, application essay editing. Lesso ns are private and will be customized to the needs of each client Also looking to perform as violinist, composer and vocalist for hire. For information and fees, e-mail Danielle Swisher at dmswisher85@gmail.com or call (239) 280-8971. Visit www.collierschools.com/evg for school information. IMPORTANT DATES Wed, July 25 Individual student FCAT scores may be picked up at school

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The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn JULY 20, 2012 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 7 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com Angel of the Swamp We have so many wonderful volunteers in this small community and so many parents who help out with the kids in town. One person who continues to give her all, despite owning and operating two businesses, is Carol Foss. She is a full time loving mother of three sons, devoted wife of Jeff, owns Everglades Island Properties Real Estate and the popular local restaurant Island Caf. Carol has been president of Reach Out for many years and has spent many hours every year working on the Seafood Festival and the 4 th of July festivities. If that is not enough, Carol has worked diligently with other parents on sporting activities for students, including the softball teams and pee-wee basketball this summer. Carol also makes sure that the summer campers are adequately fed, as well as the kids and staff of Build-A-Boat and Build-A-Chair. Thank you, Carol, for all the work you do in the community! BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT Everglades Seafood Depot Billy and Crystal Potter have been operating the Everglades Seafood Depot in the historic railroad station since 1997. It is the scene of many banquets, receptions and family events. Fodor’s has this review: “Count on affordable meals in a scenic setting at this storied 1928 Spanish-style stucco structure fronting Lake Placid. Beginning life as the original Everglades train depot, the building later was deeded to the University of Miami for marine research, and appeared in scenes from the film “Wind across the Everglades”, before becoming a haven over the years for assorted restaurants. Well-prepared seafood including shrimp, frogs' legs, and alligator – much from local boats – dominates the menu .. There's also an allyou-can-eat salad bar. Save room for coconut guava cake or key lime pie…” Chicken & Rice Casserole by Denise Johnson 1 can condensed cream of chicken soup plus 1/2 can of water or chicken broth 1 cup mayo 2 tsp lemon juice 2 cups cooked chicken 2 cups cooked white rice 1 cup cooked chopped broccoli salt, pepper, garlic powder and Everglades Seasoning to ta ste Heat oven to 350. Spray 13x9 casserole dish with PAM. Mix s oup, mayo, lemon juice and water/broth in bowl till soupy Mix in other ingred ients till combined. Spread in dish and bake till hot and bubbly about 45 minutes. Add shredded cheese or crushed cornflakes (mixed with a little melted butter) on top the last 15 min of cooking. Serve with garlic bread. Tastes even better the second day. T his recipe is best because I use all leftovers so the cost of making it is minimal. Recipe ma y be cut in half or doubled easily. If you have a favorite recipe to share, please phon e or email us. Patty Huff Off the Shelf – Book Review "Florida Heat Wave" edited by Michael Lister reviewed by Marya Repko I like collections of short stories because I can sam ple works by authors I haven’t read before and then borrow full-length books from the librar y. This one, published in 2010, also includes some old favorites like James W. Hall and T om Corcoran. All the stories are set in Florida, mostly in city areas, but one is in the Everglades: “Low-Budget Monster Flick” by Mary Anna Evans – I won’t s poil the ending for you but alligators play a role. As an author myself, I got a kick out of “Personal Experi ence” by Carolina GarciaAguilera about writer’s block when trying to describe a m urder scene realistically. Alex Kava and Patricia A. Bremmer collaborated to produc e “A Breath of Hot Air” featuring detective Maggie O’Dell in an episode set in Pensac ola Beach with a large hurricane looming. These are not all detective stories but death or crime or suspense seems to be included in most – light reading for the summer that you can dip i nto at the pool. 1. You can flip a toaster on its side and grill cheese in it 2. The color on the bread tab indicates how fresh the b read is, and those colors are in alphabetical order: blue, green, red, white, yellow. 3. Marshmallows can cure a sore throat. Perfect for kids who don't like medicine. 4. Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster. 5. Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It wi ll stay fresh much longer and not mold! (But you can scrape off any mold and still e at the cheese without changes in flavor! 6. Dried grits (uncooked grits) may be used to get rid of thos e pesky ants around your home. Just sprinkle some around the affected area insi de or outside your home. NATIVE PLANT RECIPES WANTED A friend is preparing a book about Florida native plants and w ould like to include recipes. If you have any (eg, sea grape jam), please let us know by email or post.

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The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn JULY 20, 2012 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 8 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com FWC News Red snapper recreational harvest season closed on July 17. If you go saltwater fishing in this state, FWC researc hers want to learn about your experiences and opinions through the new o nline Florida Saltwater Fishing Panel. You can sign up at www.fwcsaltwaterfishingpanel.com New editions of manatee and sea turtle decals are avail able at local tax collectors’ offices. Anyone donating $5 will r eceive a decal. Donations support manatee and sea turtle research rehabilitation and educational programs, as well as FWC conservation efforts. If you catch a tagged fish, report it to 800-367-4461. For wildlife info and regulations, see www.myfwc.com Wildlife Alert Hotline: 888-404-FWCC (3922) ! ! by the ENP Gulf Coast Park Rangers The Great Egret A common resident of the Everglades is the Great Egret. Seen year-round stalking its prey in shallow wetlands, it has long legs built for wading and a sharp yellow bill built for spearing. A dramatically long s-shaped neck accents its elegant white body. The s-shaped neck is cha racteristic of those who belong to the same taxonomic family as th e Great Egret. This family includes herons, such as the toweri ng Great Blue Heron, as well as the less obvious bitterns, such as the American Bittern. Members of this family have displayed more than 30 differ ent feeding behaviors. The Reddish Egret appears to do a littl e dance with outstretched flapping wings. The Snowy Egret at time s uses its famous “golden slippers” to stir up the water. The G reen Heron “baits” fish by placing insects, flowers, twigs, o r other items at the water’s surface to attract fish. Perhaps the most common display is one that is often demonstrated by the G reat Egret, standing completely still, eyes focused on the wat er, waiting for its prey. All of these techniques end in a lightning speed stabbing motion of the neck and head and, ideally, the bird’s next meal. Taking a closer look at the neck reveals a number of remarkable adaptations that assist in successful foraging. Beneath feathers and skin, the bones are placed in a much more exaggerated s-shape than what we see, allowing the bird to s trike with incredible speed. Also, the esophagus and the trache a run in front of the vertebrae in the upper neck and then actuall y cross over and continue behind the vertebrae in the lower part of the neck. This essentially creates a shorter distance fo r the food to travel as well as provides important protection in cas e the strong yet slender neck were to hit something while the bird is striking. The next time you stop to observe the Great Egret, consi der just a few of the adaptations that help it and other memb ers of this family thrive while hunting and living in the Everglades. nr by Charles Sobczak (Excerpt from The Living Gulf Coast available at the Chamber Welcome Center and the Big Cypress Swamp Visitor Center) Killdeer ( Charadrius vociferus ) Other names: kildee, meadow plover / Status: FL=thriving because of its ability to a dapt to urban environments, IUCN=LC / Life span: to 11 years / Len gth: 8-11 in. (20-28 cm) / Wingspan: 18-19 in. (46-48 cm) / Weight: 3.2 oz (90 g) / Nests: throughout SW Florida / Found: All Counties, coastal, near coast, mainland / Months found: JFmamjjASOND Photo by Judd Patterson Perhaps most famous for its loud, familiar call, killdeeahdeedee, the killdeer’s scientific name aptly describes its behavior: vociferous meaning loud and vocal. Often found in pastures and open fields, the killdeer is a fairly large plover that frequents uplands, as well as beaches. Larger than the Wilson’s plover, the killdeer is most easily recognized by its double-banded neck and its distinctive call. One of the most successful of all plovers, the killdeer is an example of an animal that not only has learned to adapt to the ways of man, but also flourishes in any number of urban o r suburban environments. It nests in baseball fields, gravel rooftops, railroad yards, and scores of similarly unlikely locations. Because of this adaptation, the killdeer is pron e to pesticide poisoning, and traffic and window collisions, among a host of other metropolitan dangers. Despite some losses, the killdeer population continues to expand its range, reaching al l the way from the northern fringe of Chile to British Columbia. The killdeer’s diet consists almost entirely of insec ts, but it will also take small crustaceans and an occasional se ed. It is a solitary nester and will feign a broken wing if you approach too near to its nesting locale. Its tiny chicks rely compl etely on camouflage to survive to adulthood. Charles Sobczak lives and writes on Sanibel Island. To fin d out more about the author and his books, visit www.indigop ress.net

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The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn JULY 20, 2012 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 9 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com OBITUARY Clara Smallwood aged 95, passed away on July 1 in Sparta, NC, where she was living. The daughter of pioneering Thompson and Hamilton families, she grew up in Chokoloskee and married Ted Smallwood, son of C.S. (Ted) & Mamie who owned the Smallwood Store. She leave behind 2 daughters and 1 son plus numerous relatives. Her husband Ted pre-deceased her and her elder son Ted R. suffered from a fatal accident. Ted and Clara operated the Small Boat Dock and Western Gateway Motor Court & Trailer Park which is now the site of the Everglades Isle Motor Coach Resort on the Barron River with its landmark lighthouse. Clara was known for her fly-fishing ties. Mayor Sammy Hamilton said he remembers her when he was growing up in Chokoloskee and that she was a wonderful person, very kind. She and Ted helped him with his first little boat when he was a youngster. They were “good people”. Classical Music Radio by Marya Repko My cousin in West Palm Beach introduced me to Classical South Florida radio several years ago and I could sometimes get it in my car here in ECity but it was fading by the time I reached Port of the Islands. I’m delighted now that they have started broadcasting as WNPS for our area on 88.7 or 89.7 FM which I can tune into at home as well as in the car. This is a user-supported service and you can become a founding member of WNPS at www.classicalsouthflorida.com The new station does not really compete with our local public radio on WGCU and WMKO – they focus on news or talk shows so both have reserved spots on my radio dials. ESHP News The Everglades Society for Historic Preservation is planning events for the coming winter season and would like to hear from you. Do you want more Movie Nights? Which movies with an Everglades interest would you like us to show? Or, would you like talks about historic subjects? preserving old buildings? Please email ESHP@hotmail.com or phone Marya at 695-2905 with ideas so she can organize the calendar. nnrn The art work by the Everglades City School students contin ues to receive enthusiastic comments by locals and visitors. Ev eryone is impressed with the professionalism and creativity of t hese young individuals in our community. Stop by and visit this exhib it through August. Sketch on the left by student artist Michael Doster, 7 th grade. The Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is no admission charge but donations are welcome. For informat ion, phone 695-0008. n by Darcie Guerin, CFP Raymond James & Associates, Inc. “It is not our job to protect people from the consequences of their political choices.” Chief Justice Roberts The Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act of 2010, a .k.a. Obamacare. The court said the law, which requires most Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, was authorized by Congress’s power to levy taxes. It’s hard to predict how the legislation will affect t he federal budget, and ultimately your finances. Despite the uncertainty, individuals’ tax burde ns are almost certain to increase. Boom The U.S. Census Bureau states that over the next forty years the number of Americans age 65 or older will more than double. As a result, the hea lth-care industry will face new challenges. At the same time, new opportunities will be created. Demand for health-care services is high and will likely increase in the future. If history is our guide, the health-care industry will continue to innov ate and meet these demands through medical advancement. Tax laws revisions will be phased in over the next few years. Financial markets and regulatory environments are always changing, and in uncert ain times like these, it’s important to keep a long-term view and not panic over shortterm headline news. Stay focused and invest accordingly. This information is not meant as tax or legal advic e. Please consult with the appropriate tax or legal professional regarding your particular circumstance s before making any investment decisions. Investing involves risk, and investors may incur a profit or a loss.Some of the material herein was created by Raymond James for use by its financial a dvisors. nnrnnnn nnr r! "nn#$r%n $&nn'(n(( # )nn$$n*( 'nnn$nnn (n))n$nn nrnn nn !" #nn$%&'()n(*+n ,)-.-* $)/.0n 123/0/4$)n56378397:0./0 n$ ;<$n => &&&$<$n,n $ ART WALK Visit twelve artists in three galleries on Wednesday, July 25, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.at the Esplanade on Marco Island, 760 N. Co llier Blvd, for music, snacks & beverages, plus the chance to cha t with the artists. This event takes place on the last Wednesday of every month so mark it on your calendar.

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The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn JULY 20, 2012 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 10 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com n n n n “A Long Trip South” by Chester Keene Here is a story of how a Pioneer family moved to South Florida. I got the letter from a kinfolk, and I will quote. "We mo ved from S.C. to Fl.in 1888,I was 6 years old. All our earthly be longings was loaded into 2 one horse drawn wagons. There was not e nough room for me to ride, so I walked most of the way. On th e journey here to my Grandparents Homestead in South Florida where we moved. It took us about a month to make the trip, we camped, fished and hunted along the way. My Father did a few jobs on the way down in exchange for salt, coffee and what we were short of. When we moved into the home it had one big room, a fireplace in one end and three beds in the other end. On the north side of the l og cabin was a board room for the kitchen and dining room. The four boys slept in the loft in the barn. It had about 15 acres of farm la nd and citrus trees. Rough Lemon, Sweet Oranges also Sour Oranges and Grapefruit. A few Chickens were in the yard along with a Hog and Cow. About 1900 we built a Double Pen Log House that had a separate kitchen. The one room Single Pen Cracker Ho use become a Double Pen or Saddlebag House by adding another room and another Fireplace with a breezeway or dog tro t. I had a good Father and he raised Sugar Cane along with the othe r fruit and vegetables we grew. We would sell the Cane Syrup we ma de and sell it in town. Momma would buy feed from the store for the chickens. When the clerk saw her headed his way he knew he would be moving a lot of sacks around for her to find the right pattern for our clothes that she made us. It was a hard l ife I was told later on in life. We all had the same kind of life but it didn't matter, we were raised Country and we had love of Famil y". Chester Keene is a retired law enforcement officer and Florida native. He retains the copyright to this article SHERIFF’S REPORT On July 4 a 27-year-old male from Everglades City was arr ested outside the immediate area and charged with driving while li cense is suspended or revoked, robbery with a firearm, and aggra vated assault. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is currently inv estigating the theft of a boat and trailer that occurred sometime betw een July 7 and July 8. They belonged to Everglades National Park Bo at Tours and were taken from Copeland Ave South. The boat was a 2002 23-foot Carolina Skiff with a 115 hp Yamaha outboard motor attached. Should you have any information concerni ng this theft please notify the Collier County Sheriff’s Offic e immediately at 252-9300. New 911 Emergency Program “Smart 911”Help us to protect you. Create your safety Pr ofile for your household that includes vital personal and medical information you would want first responders to know in th e event of an emergency. Under Smart 911 when you dial “911” your profile is immediately available to call takers and em ergency responders to assist you faster and more effectively. I t’s “Private and Secure” and it could save your life or someone you love. Go to www.smart911.com to create your safety profile today. If you have any information concerning criminal or suspicio us activity please notify the Collier County Sheriff’s Offi ce immediately at 252-9300 non-emergency or “911” for emergencies. Acacia (Acacia auriculiformis) by Patricia Huff Because it is a fast growing attractive tree that tole rates our climate and soil, the Acacia is a favorite of many la nd owners and developers. It enjoys full sun and grows up to 40 ft. A native of Australia, it does well in South Florida. The bark is brittle, leaves bright green, 4 to 6 inches, and has beautiful yellow blooms. Nice shade tree for your yard.

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The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn JULY 20, 2012 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 11 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com RESTAURANT NEWS Camellia Street Grill (695-2003): Closed for the summer City Seafood (695-4700): 6:00 am – 6:00 pm; daily Fish Market also open Everglades Seafood Depot (695-0075): 10:30 am 10:00 pm; daily Everglades Scoop (695-0375): Closed for the summer Gator Express (695-3937): 7:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sun Thurs 7:00 am – 7:00 pm; Fri, Sat Subway closed for summer. Glades Haven Deli (695-2091): 6:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sun Thurs 6:00 am – 9:00 pm; Fri, Sat 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 Continental breakfast, box lunches Joanie’s Blue Crab Caf (695-2682): 11:00 am – 4:00 pm; Thurs thru Mon Oyster House Restaurant (695-2073): 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sun thru Thurs 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Fri, Sat 4:30 -6:30 pm – Early Bird Specials Right Choice Pizzeria (695-3663): 5:00 – 8:30 pm; ThursSun (takeout) Rod & Gun (695-2101): 7:00 – 10:00 am Breakfast; daily 11:30 am 9:00 pm; daily Susie’s Station (719-0190): 11:00 am 5:00 pm; daily Triad Seafood (695-0722 or 695-2662): Closed for the summer Right Choice Supermarket (695-4535) 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, Mon-Sat 10:00 am – 6:30 pm, Sun Grimm’s Stone Crab (695-3222) Closed for the summer Loco’s Produce Frank’s cell phone (239) 462-7050 7:00 am 4:00 pm; Saturday ECity Post Office “ Flight of the Heron ,” a recent photo taken by Alan Philliskirk visiting from Weipa, Australia, while out fishing for tarpon in the Everglades with friend Steve Huff. Butcher “Muck-About” Clyde and Niki Butcher will be available to meet guests attending the 19 th Annual Open House and “Muck-About” Swamp Walks over Labor Day Weekend at the Big Cypress Gallery in Ochopee. Reserve your space early for the swamp walks! See their website www.clydebutcher.com or call 695-2428. The Gallery also has Clyde’s 2013 calendar ready and is offering a special deal – buy 4 of them for $20 each and get an extra one free. You can do your holiday shopping early by going to the website. WinCar Hardware Vacation WinCar will be closed for the month of August while Jim, Carolyn, and staff take a well-earned break so make sure you stock up for those summer household projects. ,1+5")$""5'"18" Lat: 25.87N Long: 81.37W nrnrr 07/20 Fri 04:38am 2.5 H 07/20 Fri 11:05am 0.7 L 07/20 Fri 03:43pm 3.2 H 07/20 Fri 11:48pm -0.2 L 07/21 Sat 05:12am 2.6 H 07/21 Sat 11:45am 0.6 L 07/21 Sat 04:20pm 3.1 H 07/22 Sun 12:23am -0.1 L 07/22 Sun 05:46am 2.6 H 07/22 Sun 12:29pm 0.5 L 07/22 Sun 05:04pm 2.9 H 07/23 Mon 12:59am 0.1 L 07/23 Mon 06:20am 2.7 H 07/23 Mon 01:19pm 0.4 L 07/23 Mon 05:58pm 2.7 H 07/24 Tue 01:36am 0.3 L 07/24 Tue 06:55am 2.8 H 07/24 Tue 02:17pm 0.4 L 07/24 Tue 07:07pm 2.4 H 07/25 Wed 02:17am 0.5 L 07/25 Wed 07:33am 2.8 H 07/25 Wed 03:25pm 0.3 L 07/25 Wed 08:30pm 2.2 H 07/26 Thu 03:07am 0.7 L 07/26 Thu 08:21am 2.9 H 07/26 Thu 04:39pm 0.2 L 07/26 Thu 10:04pm 2.0 H 07/27 Fri 04:14am 0.8 L 07/27 Fri 09:22am 2.9 H 07/27 Fri 05:51pm 0.1 L 07/27 Fri 11:45pm 2.0 H 07/28 Sat 05:31am 0.9 L 07/28 Sat 10:34am 3.0 H 07/28 Sat 06:56pm -0.1 L 07/29 Sun 01:13am 2.1 H 07/29 Sun 06:42am 0.9 L 07/29 Sun 11:45am 3.2 H 07/29 Sun 07:55pm -0.2 L 07/30 Mon 02:08am 2.3 H 07/30 Mon 07:44am 0.9 L 07/30 Mon 12:46pm 3.3 H 07/30 Mon 08:48pm -0.3 L 07/31 Tue 02:45am 2.4 H 07/31 Tue 08:40am 0.8 L 07/31 Tue 01:39pm 3.5 H 07/31 Tue 09:37pm -0.3 L 08/01 Wed 03:17am 2.4 H 08/01 Wed 09:31am 0.7 L 08/01 Wed 02:27pm 3.5 H 08/01 Wed 10:22pm -0.3 L 08/02 Thu 03:47am 2.5 H 08/02 Thu 10:19am 0.6 L 08/02 Thu 03:12pm 3.5 H 08/02 Thu 11:04pm -0.2 L EVERGLADES CITY Lat: 25.87N Long: 81.37W see www.weather.gov for weather and www.nhc.noaa.gov for storms Eve rglades Area Hot Lines 'r$< @'$A!9-?9-. $r$< @$$A-9.9! 0 @'$9$$A!9?!9...#!9#9>!! 12-Step Meeting Schedules are available in City Hall

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The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn JULY 20, 2012 email: mulletrapper@gmail.com PAGE 12 www.evergladesmulletrapper.com 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 7/20/12 The MULLET RAPPER nrnnrnn 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 Helen Bryan, Linda Friar, Darcie Guerin, Chester Ke ene, Bill Lindsay, Savannah Oglesby, Charles Sboczak PRODUCTION layout: Marya Repko, printing: Hinson Studios 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 $38 per year by US Post B.-=*&Crrn r !"#$ %! "& $# www.evergladesmulletrapper.com Thanks to Renee Rau for sending this photo of her cat Ophelia with doggie Stella resting in the background. Send us your Pet Pics by email or post. rn --------------------------------------------------PUT YOUR JOB ADS IN THE RAPPER no charge! phone us at 695-2905 n n n n ----------------------------------------------------FOR SALE: SAROCA 16 ft. Boat$250.00 Sail-Row-or-Canoeing. All accessories. Also 2002 Nissan (2 cycle) 3.5 hp outboard. Excellent condition. $350.00 FIRM. Tel. 239-695-3298. --------------------------------------------------RENT TO OWN : House at 5% interest rate. $1025 a month for 30 Years & you own it. House & Barn on 1.02 Acres in Fakahatchee Strand State Park. Call Don at 321-439-7635. See more info & pictures at www.DonsHouse.com ----------------------------------------------------FOR SALE BY OWNER: Lot on Chokoloskee; on canal behind Post Office. Call (561) 622-6011 or email: marysue2006@bellsouth.net. ------------------------------------------------FOR SALE BY OWNER: 3 lots in Chokoloskee, 2 on Calusa Dr, Lot M-4; Lot M-5 (filled); Lot by cemetery. Call (419) 441-2068 or (740) 864-2179. --------------------------------------------------FOR RENT: Studio apartment for rent. $600 a month or 1200 sq ft commercial space with office & handicapped-accessible bath w/shower plus apartment for $1000 a month. Call 239-340-4770. --------------------------------------------------FOR SALE: If you're into fishing, this is the place for you! Lovely duplex with each unit having 2 bedrooms & 2 baths. Lower level completely redone. Located in Chokoloskee on a canal, deeded waterfront, with dock & lift. Reduced to $350,000. Call Bonnie Woodward, Keller Williams Realty, (239) 860-6369. --------------------------------------------------FOR SALE : 14” Wood Cutting Band Saw, good condition. Call 695-0243 ------------------------------------------------CLASSIFIEDS only $10/issue phone 695-2905 or email us Paid political advertisement approved by Larry Ray VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Greet Visitors in the Museum Meet people from around the corner or around the world! Phone Martha 695-0008.