July 4th Celebration

By Emma Brown

BRIGHTON — The Brighton community began its 4th of July celebration with the kids fishing tournament held on July 1.

Kids ranging from ages 5–17 gathered at the trading post campground to try their luck at fishing in the pound located behind the store. There were kids fishing on every side of the pond despite the blanket of lily pads that covered most of it. They were trying their luck with worms, crickets, bread, and shiners with which a large bass was caught by William Bearden. (continue...)


IHS Recognizes Chairman, Whidden

Submitted by Seminole Health Department

NASHVILLE, TN — Chairman Mitchell Cypress and Health Director Connie Whidden have made a tremendous impact on community health and it has not gone unnoticed. On June 27, the Indian Health Service (IHS) recognized both of these outstanding individuals for their health promotion and disease prevention efforts at the Nashville Area 2006 Health Summit. (continue...)


Osceola Competes in State Finals

Qualifies for National Finals

By Tabitha Osceola

KISSIMMEE, FL — The Florida High School Rodeo Association State Finals were held in Kissimmee from June 8–11. The top 15 contestants in the state competed for a position to go to the National High School Rodeo Association Finals in Springfield, Ill. (continue...)


Tommie Goes Back to School

Begins classes for MBA in the fall.

By Susan Etxebarria

No matter your age, whether you have already raised a family or not, Danny Tommie proves anyone can go back to school and get their college degree. Tommie received his bachelor of art’s degree from Florida Atlantic University in the field of marketing and management in December 2005. On Aug. 28 he will begin studies at Barry University for his master’s in business administration. (continue...)


Weeklong WPBA Billiards Charity Event

By Chris Jenkins

HOLLYWOOD — June 28–July 2 offered a five day opportunity to enjoy the best of the Women’s Professional Billiards Association (WPBA). The Seminole Tribe of Florida, Seminole Sports Management (SSM) and the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino presented three first-rate events: the Second Annual Celebrity Pro-Am Tournament and silent auction and the Third Annual Cuetec Cues Florida Classic Tournament. (continue...)


Board Makes History

Signs Subway® Franchise Agreement

By Lila Osceola

HOLLYWOOD — Lots of hard work, phone calls made and e-mails read; its all in a hard day’s work. That hard work paid off for The Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. on June 27 when the board teamed up with nationwide restaurant chain, Subway®. (continue...)