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Jade Osceola named Glades County Teacher of Year

BRIGHTON — Jade Osceola just may have been born to teach at Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School. As an elementary school student in the 1990s at Seminole Elementary School in Okeechobee, Osceola was one of the students who participated in the Friday pull-out program. Once a week Tribal students were allowed to

Trail property changes hands

TRAIL — Representing the Seminole Tribe, Trail Council Liaison Norman Huggins proudly handed a property deed and a bouquet of various colored roses to Winter Dawn Billie on Nov. 9. Billie was one of two tribal members who won a lottery for a pair of vacant lots in the Trail

Co-ed teams hit the floor in Brighton tournament

BRIGHTON — The Chairman’s Co-ed 4-on-4 Volleyball Tournament attracted about 20 teams to the Brighton Recreation gymnasium Nov. 16. The floor was divided into two courts so games could take place simultaneously. The youth portion, which had about 16 teams, was held in the afternoon followed by the adults in

Seniors bask in the fun of Trike Fest

Big Cypress team captures championship BIG CYPRESS — Seniors from Big Cypress, Brighton and Hollywood sparred on the tarmac at the Big Cypress aviation hanger Dec. 7 for the 13th annual Trike Fest. The good-natured competition was fierce as seniors vied for position in the drag race, relay race, cone weave,

Speedy PECS teams off to solid starts

BRIGHTON — It’s an annual rite of passage: middle school basketball teams say goodbye to their 8th-graders who move on to high school. The replenishing crop that returns the following year can contain plenty of unknowns, but for this year’s Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School boys and girls teams, two things