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Hollywood clinic offers coffee and conversation

HOLLYWOOD — The Hollywood Health Clinic is offering more than just check-ups this year. Clinic staff members are meeting with community members every month to teach them about maintaining healthy lifestyles. The monthly meetings, called “Coffee and Chat” focus on offering preventative and treatment measures for diabetes. The latest one, held Jan.

Hollywood to host Tribal Fair and Pow Wow

HOLLYWOOD — Hollywood is about to welcome hundreds of Indian Country’s most talented dancers and drummers to the 47th annual Seminole Tribal Fair and Pow Wow. Dressed in their finest regalia, participants will compete for their share of the $150,000 prize purse from Feb. 9 to 11 at Hard Rock

Sunni Bearden rallies Moore Haven to victory

NAPLES — For the past four years Sunni Bearden has been one of the most consistent and reliable players on the Moore Haven High School girls basketball team. From scoring to rebounding to passing, the senior guard from the Brighton Reservation has excelled in just about every department. Yet in the

Women in gaming aim to break glass ceiling

MIAMI — At the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) meeting Jan. 5 in Miami, guests attended a special discussion focused on how more women can break the glass ceiling and what states can do to assist those efforts. Jan Jones Blackhurst, executive vice president of public policy

Nobody wins when the family feuds

Many of the issues prevalent in Native American and African-American communities stem from centuries of psychological trauma and mistreatment, in addition to the fact that beneficial resources are not always readily available. In hip-hop, its origins are a direct result of slavery and its long-lasting effects. Historically, it was the type

PECS girls, boys begin basketball season

BRIGHTON — Just how tough is it to face the ultra-aggressive defense of the Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School girls basketball team? West Glades Middle School found out the hard way that PECS prides itself on the work it does without the ball. The Lady Seminoles used their suffocating defense to build a

Hollywood celebrates Tribal Career Development graduates

HOLLYWOOD — Families and friends gathered Dec. 7 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino to celebrate Andrew Henry and Sheree Sneed graduating from phase one of the Tribal Career Development program. The TCD program was created to get more Tribal members work experience and obtain positions with Seminole casinos.

Seventy years ago President Truman visited FL tribes

December is traditionally known for the holiday season, but this year, the month also carries a historical significance. Dec. 6 marked 70 years since President Harry Truman visited with the Seminole Tribe of Florida. In 1947, President Truman and other members of his administration worked to attract more attention to issues

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