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4-H wraps up successful year at annual banquet

BRIGHTON — The 134-member Seminole Indian 4-H club celebrated another year of accomplishments at its annual awards banquet June 4 at the Fred Smith Rodeo Arena in Brighton. Youth participants, adult volunteers and cattle owners were recognized for their work and commitment to the program. “What we take away from this

Vickey Huff retires as elder services director

BIG CYPRESS — After spending the better part of 30 years making sure Seminole seniors had all their needs met, Director of Elder Services Vickey Huff has retired. Now she intends to pay a little more attention to herself, her family and her interests. Her journey began with a retirement party

Maddux Motlow honored for fundraising efforts

It only takes one person to make a large difference. At only 10 years old, Maddux Motlow fundraised $700 for the American Heart Association for their ongoing research and community involvement. The fifth-grader raised the money through a fundraiser at Driftwood Elementary School in April. He raised more money than the

Lacrosse: Native sport, Native life

Memorial Day weekend is a hallowed holiday in which we remember and honor our military personnel who died or were wounded in battle. It is a great tradition that many in Indian Country know well as we often have a relative who served or is serving in the armed forces.

Tribes unite for grants management training

HOLLYWOOD — From May 2 to 3, more than 50 people representing tribes throughout the U.S. visited the Native Learning Center in Hollywood for free grants management training. The training, formally called “Grant Management with the New Uniform Guidance 2 CFR Part 200,” focused on how tribes and their employees can

Work and home get together for Take Your Child to Work Day

HOLLYWOOD — Maintaining a positive work and life balance takes practice, especially for full-time workers. For Tribal employees, the work load of the balance was lightened April 26 as the Tribe hosted its annual Take Your Child to Work Day. “Family is everything and the Tribe is definitely an entity that