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4-H’ers take on wild mustangs

BRIGHTON — The image of wild mustangs roaming free on the open plains out west is a romantic notion cemented in the American psyche by western movies, television shows and books. But over the years, the number of these horses has exceeded the land’s capacity. Thanks to the Bureau of Land

Seminoles join other Natives at rally for Leonard Peltier

SUMTERVILLE, Fla. — A group of determined Leonard Peltier supporters left Mankato, Minnesota, on horseback July 28. They rode 1,500 miles to the Coleman Federal Correctional Institution in Sumterville, Florida, for a Sept. 22 rally which included some members of the Seminole Tribe. The rally’s goal was to raise awareness

PECS students hear from leaders before Student Council election

BRIGHTON — The entire Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School student body listened intently Sept. 6 as Chairman Marcellus W. Osceola Jr., Brighton Councilman Andrew J. Bowers Jr., Brighton Board Rep. Larry Howard and Big Cypress Councilman Mondo Tiger shared their experiences as elected officials. The event was held a couple weeks prior

Heifers change hands at Brighton sale

BRIGHTON — For the third consecutive year, ranchers traveled from throughout the Southeast on Aug. 30 to buy and sell heifers at the Cattle Country Replacement Sale in Brighton. Before the auction action began, cattlemen and cattlewomen took a close look at the 948 bred (pregnant) and open (not yet bred)

So far, so good in battle against mycotoxins

As one of Florida’s top cow/calf operations, the Seminole cattle program relies on consistently high pregnancy and birth rates to thrive. So when those rates fell in 2014, Natural Resource Director Alex Johns decided to investigate. 2014 was a mild winter but the cows were in worse body condition than the