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Homecoming for OHS softball players in PECS home finale

BRIGHTON — The final home game of the softball season for Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School was a homecoming for the visiting team. Four PECS alumni returned to Brighton with the Okeechobee High junior varsity team. Outfielder Brienna Brockman, catcher Jacee Jumper, pitcher Janessa Nunez and shortstop Julia Smith helped the Brahmans

May serves as awareness month for speech, hearing issues

HOLLYWOOD — May is known for the Kentucky Derby and Mother’s Day, but it’s also a month that calls attention to speech and hearing issues. To coincide with Better Hearing & Speech Month, as designated by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Children’s Center for Diagnostics and Therapy – which is under

Best in taste: Public Works wins drinking water awards

They are separated by more than 100 miles and draw their water from different sources, but the Seminole Tribe’s water treatment plants on the Brighton and Hollywood reservations shared one common attribute in March: champions. Both plants captured regional awards for best tasting drinking water, adding to an ever-growing list of

Performance pays tribute to Betty Mae Jumper

FORT LAUDERDALE — Before Shira Abergel put on a patchwork outfit and paddled across the New River in a canoe, and before she sat barefoot in a tree singing a tribute song that she wrote, the Miami songwriter and actress did her homework. Abergel, 31, wanted to make sure her performance

PECS softball cruises to victory in home opener

  BRIGHTON — After falling behind early, the Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School softball team wasted no time racing past Moore Haven, 18-2, in the Lady Seminoles’ home opener on March 7 at Ollie Jones Memorial Park in Brighton. PECS trailed 1-0 after a half inning, but then scored five times in the

Big Town wins Herman L. Osceola tournament

BIG CYPRESS — Nobody was able to slow down Big Town’s big offense in the 32nd annual Herman L. Osceola Memorial Basketball Tournament on March 25.  Big Town won all three of its games – including a slugfest against Native Soldiers that featured more than 200 points – to claim

PECS students display their track skills

BRIGHTON — Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School figures to be well represented at the Okeechobee County track and field meet in May. In February, PECS held its own meet to determine which students ages 9-14 would represent the school at the county meet. Younger students also participated, but not for qualification.  The

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