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Seminole Scenes October 2018

FUTURE ATHLETE: Ramona Baker holds her grandson Zhailenn Delacruz, 11 months, during the Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School junior varsity volleyball game versus Osceola Middle School on Sept. 25. They were watching Zhailenn’s aunt Preslynn Baker play. (Photo Beverly Bidney)
READY TO TAKE THE FLOOR: Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School’s newly-elected Chairwoman Winnie Gopher, right, talks to some friends before the start of her volleyball game against Osceola Middle School on Sept. 25. (Photo Beverly Bidney)
TAMPA EXPANSION: Here’s a look in mid-August at part of the $700 million expansion project underway at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. The expanded casino will offer guests approximately 200,000 square feet of entertainment and gaming with the centerpiece being a new 15-story hotel tower bringing an additional 564 hotel rooms and suites. (Photo Martin Ebenhack)
NUZZLIN’ TIME: With Justin Hipp on her back, Dolly did what she was meant to do; calm the nerves of wild mustangs as they were guided into their new unfamiliar world in Brighton as part of a Seminole 4-H program. (Photo Beverly Bidney)
ROCKIN’ HISTORY: The Tampa Bay History Center was the charity of the month in August for the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. The Hard Rock Girls were part of a check presentation at the center. (Photo Hard Rock Tampa/Facebook)
9/11 TRIBUTE: U.S. flags, including this one at the Classic Gym in Hollywood, are lowered to half-staff on Seminole Tribe reservations Sept. 11 in remembrance of Patriot Day. (Photo Derrick Tiger)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Award-winning British pop star Jessie J, second from left, helped Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen, on the southeast coast of China, celebrate its one-year anniversary Sept. 12. The event featured a guitar smash. Hard Rock International was the title sponsor for Jessie J’s concert at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center. (Courtesy Hard Rock)
BELOVED BURT: Popular actor Burt Reynolds, shown here attending the opening of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood on Nov. 3, 2017, died Sept. 6 at 82 in Jupiter. He received a lifetime achievement award at last year’s festival. Before his acting career blossomed, Reynolds was a Florida State University Seminole who played for the football team. (Photo Kevin Johnson)
OUT TO LUNCH: This pair of Sandhill cranes enjoy a hearty meal in Brighton in late August as they seek and find plenty of insects to consume. (Photo Beverly Bidney)