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Seminole Scenes: February 2019

WELL-DESERVED BREAK: Paul Bowers Sr. and Marty Johns relax before the PRCA rodeo begins Feb. 15 at the Fred Smith Rodeo Arena in Brighton. Retired Marine Colonel Bowers was honored for his service in Vietnam before the rodeo began. (Photo Beverly Bidney)
WINNING SHAKE: After his team won a first round district playoff game Feb. 4 in Boca Raton, Ahfachkee School girls basketball coach Greg Stephens, left, is congratulated by Big Cypress Councilman Mondo Tiger. Ahfachkee defeated Glades Day. (Photo Kevin Johnson)
WINNER, WINNER: Team Hollywood/Fort Pierce/Trail with Hollywood Councilman Chris Osceola celebrate winning the champions trophy at Rez Rally on Jan. 26 in Immokalee. (Photo Robert Kippenberger)
WINNER, WINNER: Team Immokalee/Naples, including Timesia Jimmie, Juanita Martinez, Amy Yzaguirre, Cecilia Garcia, Marylou Alvarado and Raymond Garza Sr. celebrate winning the highest Tribal participation percentage award. (Photo Robert Kippenberger)
VITALE FOR V FOUNDATION: Longtime ESPN college basketball commentator Dick Vitale is the center of attention during a fundraiser for The V Foundation for Cancer Research on Feb. 19 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. The event included dinner at The Rez Grill. (Dick Vitale/Facebook)
WAITING GAME: This male red shouldered hawk bided his time in a tree behind the Immokalee administration building Feb. 13. It was a day before Valentine’s Day and the breeding season, so he made his intentions known with a few screeches to attract a potential mate. (Photo Beverly Bidney)
COOL VIEW: Construction continues on the massive expansion project, including the guitar-shaped hotel, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. Here’s how it looked Feb. 8. (Photo Beverly Bidney)
SPECIAL VISIT: 2017 MTV Video Music Award winners Spencer and Zack “Doc” Battiest visit American Heritage School-Plantation’s acappella and band classes in January. The brothers from the Hollywood Reservation are scheduled to perform with Heritage students in a fundraising concert to benefit the Lighthouse of Broward for the blind on April 27 in the school’s main theater. (American Heritage/Facebook)