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GUITAR WINNER: Joey Micco looks right at home with the guitar he won in the raffle at the Brighton Christmas celebration Dec. 13. The guitar was donated by country music star John Michael Montgomery, who performed at the event. (Photo Kevin Johnson)

 

RED RIBBON WRAP UP: Above, the tribalwide Red Ribbon Week anti-drug events wrapped up Oct. 30 as Hollywood Preschool students led a march around the reservation. (Photo Kevin Johnson)

 

HISTORICAL REENACTMENT: Kevin Holata channels Chief Osceola as he prepares a meal and some holiday treats during a Dec. 5 cooking class in Immokalee. Although Osceola’s knife held more important significance to the Tribe, Holata’s knife helped to whip up a delicious meal. (Photo Beverly Bidney)

 

From left, Sgt. Thomas Edler, Officer Christina O’Shields and Officer Ryan Carr get ready to join the procession. (Photo Kevin Johnson)

 

‘TIS THE SEASON: An ornament featuring the Seminole Tribe of Florida hangs from the Brighton Reservation’s community Christmas tree during a ceremony Nov. 30. (Photo Damon Scott)

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS: A note from Wanda Bowers: I’m so proud to have had so many of my family from the Brighton and Hollywood reservations to have been at the Senior Christmas Party this year to have a Christmas family photo. From my family to yours we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, 2019. Back row: Eugene Bowers, Christine McCall, Norman (Skeeter) Bowers, Santa Claus, Richard Bowers, Edna Bowers. Second row: Wanda Bowers, Nancy Shore, Bobbie L. Billie, Nancy Willie, Martha Jones, Andrew Bowers Jr. Front row: Elsie Lara, Elsie Jean Bowers, Molly Jolly. (Courtesy photo)

 

ROCKIN’ ALONG: Construction of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood’s guitar hotel continues to progress toward completion. Here’s the view on Dec. 21. (Photo Kevin Johnson)

 

FORMER FSU PRESIDENT PASSES: T.K. Wetherell, who served as Florida State University president from 2003-2010, died Dec. 16 at 72 following a lengthy battle against cancer. During the Seminole Tribe’s Sports Hall of Fame ceremony on Feb. 7, 2006, President Moses Osceola, left, was joined by FSU football coach Bobby Bowden and Wetherell. Forging a stronger bond between FSU and the Seminole Tribe was one of Wetherell’s lasting accomplishments, which was highlighted in an article on FSU’s website. “…. as president, he advocated a closer relationship with the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The university created a Seminole history course, began a new tradition of tribe members participating in every commencement ceremony and unveiled a bronze statue at the University Center depicting a Seminole family during the wars of the 1830s. In 2005, the Seminole Tribe of Florida approved a historic resolution supporting the university’s use of the Seminole name and honored Wetherell with an invitation to the Big Cypress Reservation.” (Tribune file photo)

 

FROG FINDING: Ahfachkee student Eli Hall may not have found any artifacts from 1855, but he found this cool frog and grub while looking for said artifacts during a THPO archaeological dig in Big Cypress. (Photo Beverly Bidney)
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