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Appreciation shown for PECS staff

BRIGHTON — Borrowing from an old proverb, it takes a village to educate a child. At Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School in Brighton, that village was recognized for the work it does all year long. Classroom teachers, culture employees and non-instructional staff each had their moment in the spotlight May 9

Historical figures re-imagined as author visits Ahfachkee

BIG CYPRESS – Ahfachkee students had a rare insider’s view of what it takes to write and illustrate books when children’s book author Andrew Toffoli spent the day April 20 demonstrating the process. Toffoli specializes in histories told through characters that slightly resemble the authentic figures, but in the guise of

Immokalee Boys & Girls Club welcomes Native Pride Dancers

IMMOKALEE — The Immokalee Boys & Girls Club welcomed the Native Pride Dancers to the Immokalee reservation April 18 where founder and artistic director Larry Yazzie shared his talent, skills and enthusiasm for dance with the kids. After a day of programs at Immokalee High School and the Boy & Girls

Seniors take the field for Earth Day

BIG CYPRESS — It was billed as the annual Senior Earth Day Field Day, but cut-throat competition was nowhere to be found April 18. Instead, about 30 seniors relished the camaraderie, fellowship and fun of a day filled with activities and laughter at the Junior Cypress rodeo grounds in Big

Ahfachkee competes at SECME Olympiad

BIG CYPRESS — Ahfachkee students have been expanding their horizons this year by exploring new ways to learn through hands-on fun, yet educational, competitions. The South Florida FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics League competitions ended in January, so a group of fourth, fifth and sixth graders competed in the SECME-STEM Olympiad April

EE-TO-LEET-KE Grill reopens in Immokalee

IMMOKALEE — Movers and shakers in Immokalee, including Tribal members and Chamber of Commerce executives, attended the grand reopening reception of the EE-TO-LEET-KE Grill on March 30 at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. The complete renovation of the 202-seat casual dining restaurant took about six months, during which time it was transformed

Alex Johns to lead Florida Cattlemen’s Association

After more than a dozen years serving in leadership positions at the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, Alex Johns is primed to take over as president at the organization’s annual convention in June in Orlando. Johns, who runs the Tribe’s cattle program, will preside over the nearly 5,000 member organization made up of

Students fill Ahfachkee after-school clubs

BIG CYPRESS — The hours after school are a prime time for Ahfachkee students to explore the world of creativity and knowledge through fun activities that have nothing to do with every day classroom work. Once homework help is finished at 3:15 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, students flock to after school