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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

Fort Lauderdale honors ‘Seminole Girl’ sculptor

Nilda Comas’s creation of a Seminole scene was unveiled two years ago on Fort Lauderdale’s Stranahan Landing, but the 8-foot-tall sculpture continues to receive accolades. In front of family and friends who helped the project on its journey, Comas was recognized for her work Feb. 7 during a ceremony at the

Ahfachkee’s track and field team is up and running

BIG CYPRESS — Good starts for runners are critical in races, and it’s no different for first-year track and field programs that are trying to get out of the starter’s block and form a firm foundation. In just a matter of a few months, Ahfachkee School’s new athletics director Matthew Beckham

Seminoles wrap up basketball season at Okeechobee High

FORT LAUDERDALE — Despite being ousted in the first game of the regional playoffs, Okeechobee High’s basketball future looks bright thanks in part to two Seminoles. Silas Madrigal and Sean Osceola spent most of the season on the junior varsity squad, which went 15-5, before they were promoted to varsity after

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