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Chatter - Cherokee Water Company
The
Cherokee
Chatter
Published by the Cherokee Water Company
NK 20 Lake Cherokee Longview, TX 75603
www.cherokeewatercompany.com
July 2015
Board Meeting Minutes
Flag Travels
Manager’s Report
Cherokee Fishing Club
First Friends
News from the 19th Hole
Free Golf in July
Bulletin Board
LARC Ladies Bridge
Shopper’s Corner
Preservation Club
Calendar
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PRESIDENT’S NOTE
I am writing to inform the shareholders that the Board of Directors has decided not
to re-new the contract for Lake Manager Ned Muse. Ned has served as our manager for nearly three years and has been an asset to our community. The Board felt
that it was time to take a new approach and direction in this position. Please join
me in thanking Ned for his service to the Board and the entire CWC community
and in wishing him the very best. For the time being, Martin Pessink will be the
interim lake manager. Please welcome Martin to that role as well. To each of you,
thank you for your support of the Board and for supporting Lake Cherokee.
Tommy Visage, President
July 4th Boat Parade
Sponsored by Allied Waste/Republic Services
The Lake Cherokee Annual Boat Parade will be held on Friday July 3rd
at 10:00 am. So be thinking about what you want your boat or barge
decoration theme to be.
No registration is required. All you have to do is show up in the area east
of the island at 10:00 am and join the procession in front of the judges’
stand at the CWC office pier. You can follow the traditional patriotic
theme or let your imagination carry you into the open theme category.
Cherokee Water Co.
NK20 Lake Cherokee
Longview, TX 75603
Preservation Club Wet and Wild
Rally pictures on page 21.
The Annual Lake Cherokee Fireworks
will be held on Friday July 3rd at dark.
There will be no rain out date.
IMPORTANT REMINDER TO ALL SHAREHOLDERS:
On the night of Friday July 3rd, before The Annual Lake Cherokee Fireworks Display,
the afterhours Patrol line (903-643-7321) MUST be kept free for emergencies ONLY!
We receive numerous calls on this line from shareholders requesting the start time.
Please tune in to QXFM 100.3. If there are any long delays, the radio station will
notify the listeners. Thank you for your consideration.
PRESORTED
STANDARD
U.S. POSTAGE PAID
LONGVIEW, TX
PERMIT NO. 390
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Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting
of the Cherokee Water Company
June 18, 2015
The CWC Board Of Directors meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 p.m.
ALL SHAREHOLDERS ARE WELCOME.
failures were discovered with
some culverts due to the flooding.
The maintenance department was
able to repair a couple and patch
others until they could be rebuilt
by the construction contractors.
A meeting of the Board of Directors for
Cherokee Water Company was held at 6:00
pm on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at NK 20
Lake Cherokee, Longview Texas 75603 with
the following Directors present:
Tommy Visage, President
Darrell Wolven, Vice President
Dickens Wilkinson, Treasurer
Mike Pemberton, Secretary
Bill Adler
Wade Johnson
Randall Latch
Steve Lobue
George Strunk
Lynda Whalen
Sue Wilson
Also present was Ned Muse and Rick
Faulkner
President Tommy Visage called the meeting
to order.
Mike Pemberton, Secretary pronounced a
quorum.
A MOTION was made by Sue Wilson and
seconded by Dickens Wilkinson to approve
the Minutes of the May 21, 2015 Board of
Directors meetings. The motion passed.
Dickins Wilkinson presented the Treasurer’s
Report. Wilkinson first expressed appreciation to the Budget Committee comprised of
Bill Adler, Lynda Whalen, Darrell Wolven
and staff for the work done to formulate
the 2015-2016 budget. He also reminded
everyone that the fireworks show has been
increased this year and challenged the other
Directors to make additional contributions to
the fireworks fund. The financial statements
for the eight months ending May 31, 2015,
were reviewed in detail at the committee
meeting on Monday, June 15, 2015. The
extreme rains and flooding have delayed the
road repairs so payment of those budgeted
expenses will be coming. Expenses and income line items had nothing unusual to note.
A MOTION was made by Mike Pemberton
and seconded by Steve Lobue to approve the
financial statement and certify the bills paid
for the period ending May 31, 2015. The
motion passed.
Ned Muse presented the Manager’s Report
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Miller Construction has been able
to get back on paving projects that
had been scheduled. Additional
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The contract with Champion EMS
is in review with the attorneys
but should be ready for signatures
soon.
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Nominees to serve as members
of the 2015 Election Commission have been received and are
presented for confirmation:
Nominee:
Tommy Pelton
Lot #:
NE-14
Mark Camp
SP-31
Judy Trickey Timpton
SD-05
Edward Harbour
SJ-11
Mike Lee
NO-23
John Morgan
NH-10
Bill McCranie
SL-15
Tressie Grant
ST-34
Mike Toon
NJ-15
David Funderburk
ST-68
Steve Ramsey
ST-04
James Wilson
SS-13
No objection was made for any Nominee
and they were confirmed unanimously.
Mike Pemberton, Chair of the Property and
Rules Committee, reported that the Committee did meet. They reviewed 1appeal for
dismissal of a fine, 3 variance requests, and
2 requests for committee approval of out
buildings. They have two were approved to
bring before the Board.
A MOTION was made by Mike Pemberton
and seconded by Bill Adler that the Board
approve the recommendations of the committee to approve the following:
1) Consider the Committee recommendation regarding the request
from Matt Russell, NP-48, to
install an aerobic system that will
have the spray heads installed on
an adjacent lot NP-47, subject to
the transfer of NP-47 to his name.
2) Consider the Committee recommendation regarding the request
from Patrick Owens, SL-07, to al-
YOU ARE INVITED
TO THE NEXT CHEROKEE WATER COMPANY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
July 16, 2015
Shareholders are welcome and invited to
attend the monthly business meeting of
the Board of Directors. The first part of
each meeting will be devoted to shareholder questions, comments or concerns.
For the shareholders that want to speak,
please complete the speaker card prior
to the meeting. The speaker cards are
located on a table in the entryway to the
board room. Please complete the card in
its entirety, including contact information.
Each speaker may speak up to
four minutes. The Board and/or Lake
Management will try to address any
questions or concerns raised; although
research may be required resulting in
the response being provided later when
the research is completed. Following
the shareholder comment portion of the
meeting, the Directors will begin their
business meeting. During the business
meeting, the directors will discuss the
company’s business among themselves,
and they will not engage the audience
during those discussions.
If a question or issue comes to a shareholder’s
mind during the business meeting, the
Directors and Lake Manager will welcome discussing it after the meeting
is adjourned. The Board will give its
respectful attention to each speaker and,
in return, the Board asks that the audience respect the Directors’ meeting and
refrain from questions and comments
until after the meeting.
RULES REMINDER:
I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
A. FINES AND PENALTIES
6. Any shareholder whose family member or guest is adjudged in violation of a CWC
rule is responsible for paying any fine and/or upholding any punitive action.
BOTTOM LINE You are responsible for your guests behavior!
Citations will be issued to the shareholder- not the guests.
low her married adult
daughter and her family to reside at
that home until the home they
have under contract is closed
Darrell Wolven, Chair of the Building and
Grounds Committee, reported that the
Committee did meet this month and has
one action item to bring before the Board.
Discussion was held within the committee
regarding the erosion at Firecracker Park
and possible remedies. Management is to
research some options. Also the committee received, evaluated and negotiated
an offer from Vic and Barbara Nyvall to
purchase lease lot NT-13. This lot is above
Silvy Bridge on Beaver Run and one of the
undeveloped lots that have been for sale
for over four years. This particular lot has
a petroleum line running through it.
A MOTION was made by Darrell Wolven
and seconded by Mike Pemberton to accept the offer from Vic and Barbara Nyvall
to purchase lease lot NT-13 for $68,200.
The motion passed.
Sue Wilson, Chair of the Policy and Conduct Committee, reported that the Committee did not meet this month and had no action items to bring before the Board.
Bill Adler, Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee, presented that the Committee did meet this month and had no action items to bring before the Board.
George Strunk, Chair of the On Site Sewage Committee, reported that the Committee did meet this month.
Strunk presented the draft of the On-Site
Sewer Rules and Regulations for Board
and Shareholder review. The reasons for
the establishment of this committee were
explained and the purposes and importance
of the Rules and Regulations that the Committee and Board have been working on.
Visage added that the water is the Lakes’
biggest asset and the Board has been
unanimous on working through the process
and related issues. Copies of the drafted
rules and regulations were available for
the shareholders. It was noted that copies
are available for shareholders at the office
and also on the CWC website under the
Forms and Rules tab. The plan is for the
Board and shareholders to review and
make comments and the committee will
make any agreed revisions to bring back
for the Board to vote for approval at the
July meeting.
Being no further business, the meeting was
adjourned at 6:30 pm.
ATTEST:
______________________
Mike Pemberton, Secretary
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Notice - Island Closure
For safety reasons, Firecracker Park will close, Friday July 3rd when the fireworks
trailer arrives and begins setting up. This usually happens mid afternoon and it
will remain closed until after the fireworks show that evening. Please keep this
closure in mind when scheduling any plans you have at the island that day.
HELP!
As of 6/22/15, donations have been received for only
61% of the cost for the fireworks display this year.
DONATIONS This has become a cherished annual family event for the
NEEDED
CWC shareholders and guests.
Please consider helping to fund this display by sending
a check made payable to:
Cherokee Water Company
NK 20 Lake Cherokee
Longview, TX 75603
or you can donate with a credit card by calling in the
number and amount to the office at (903) 643.3933.
All fireworks donations of any
amount are greatly appreciated!
WATERCRAFT DECALS
The watercraft decals are orange this year. All boats
operated on Lake Cherokee must be registered in the
name of a leaseholder or leaseholder’s spouse; have
the owner’s lot number affixed on each side of the
watercraft, preferably half-way between the bow and
stern and must be at least 3 inches in height and one
half inches in width contrasting with the background
color of the boat; and have the current yellow decals
affixed on each side close to the lot number.
Fines for an unauthorized boat or expired decals start at $100.00.
Replacement decals for watercraft are $50.00 per set.
Fireworks
Broadcasts Live
on QX-FM, 100.3
Just after sunset on Friday July 3rd, we will be
treated to the annual Lake
Cherokee Fireworks celebration. The soundtrack
will be broadcast live
on QX-FM, 100.3 FM,
which is easy to receive
anywhere on Lake Cherokee.
This is a great opportunity to put your speakers
out on your deck or on
the dock and crank up the
volume while we observe
this year’s celebration
of our nation’s independence. It is the one time
when your neighbors really won’t mind hearing
your music.
The music played in the
radio broadcast will be
synchronized with the
fireworks, which always
makes for some enjoy-
able viewing. This year’s
show will run approximately twenty minutes
and should be spectacular.
Look for it to start sometime around 9:30 p.m.
Chuck Conrad, general
manager of QX-FM and a
Lake Cherokee shareholder, is planning to bring the
radio station’s portable
sound system to the CWC
Lake Office grounds so
people who want a great
view can enjoy the show
with full audio accompaniment. All that’s required
on your part is to bring
your own lawn chair or
blanket.
Allied
Waste/Republic
Services are underwriting
this year’s radio broadcast. We appreciate the
services they provide the
lake and the investment of
community support they
show year after year.
Playing
“America’s
Original Classics,” QXFM is locally owned and
programmed. Everything
originates on the station’s
studios in Chalk Hill.
There isn’t another station
quite like it anywhere else
on earth, but thousands of
people from every corner
of the world tune in every
month via the internet to
listen. It is truly something quite unique to our
community. Your friends
and relatives can listen
too: just visit www.qxfm.com. When you visit
www.qx-fm.com, click on
the picture of the old microphone or follow one of
the links provided on the
home page and you’ll be
listening in no time.
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Boater Education Course
Receives an A+
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Depart-
ment, Boater Education Program sponsored
by Cherokee Water Company was taught at
the ELVFD on Saturday, June 13th. A VERY
big ‘thank you’ goes to instructors Mike
Brady, Vicki Faulkner, Erin Layman and
Robert Dunn for presenting the course. This
year it was attended by 32 students, ranging
from ages 13 to 47. The course curriculum
involves instruction, video segments, and
demonstrations designed to affect and edu-
cate boaters so that they act safely, responsibly
a new Sea Doo to display and use as a tre-
and knowledgeably. Door prizes and gifts are
mendous teaching aid. CWC Sergeant Rob-
given for active participation and achieve-
ert Dunn discussed the Lake Cherokee rules
ment. Another VERY big ‘thank you’ to Plano
and regulations that are dissimilar and stricter
Marine, Nichols Marine and Pink Cadillac for
than those of the Texas Water Safety Act.
donating some AWESOME prizes! This year,
Champion EMS provided an ambulance and
H&W Marine very generously loaned the class
tour, along with stories of accident victims
they have dealt with. Martin Pessink offered
up his culinary skills and cooked over 60
hot dogs for the students, allowing the class
to continue learning while they were fed.
Other CWC security officers on duty that
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Sales Manager
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day stopped in to introduce themselves. This
allows, especially some younger students, to
become familiar with the officers and understand their roles to enforce rules and laws for
the protection of boaters and property and
also to help with any problems that they may
encounter, making it a safer place for enjoying all aspects of Lake Cherokee.
Lake
Cherokee
Listings
NP-88 | 4br/4ba | $899,500
Bud Summers
Broker
(903)240-0095
NI-17 | 4br/3ba |$499,500
Bud Summers
(903)240-0095
NP-71 |6br 7.5ba| $3,000,000
Bud Summers
(903)240-0095
SG-45 |1.04 ac Lot |$164,500
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(903)240-0095
ST-54 | 4br 3ba | $789,500
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BAHAMAS
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Next
Chatter
Deadline
Wednesday, July
NGG-2 | 2br/2ba | $695,000
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Realtor
(903)736-5744
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Submit photos and articles of
interest to
[email protected]
Zach Tippit, NE-45 with 8lb 6oz bass
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The continued rain has played havoc
with the lake roads. There has been
widespread damage to the roads in the
form of potholes and base failures. In
addition, at least 6 culverts on lake roads
have seen various degrees of damage.
Both Lake Cherokee and contractor
crews have begun addressing these
issues. In some cases CWC crews are
making temporary repairs designed to
keep the roads open until more permanent repairs can be made. The weather
and the need to address the damage have
caused continuing delays in the ongoing road maintenance effort in addition
to adding to the list of needed repairs.
The CWC contractor continues to work
on the planned maintenance, but the
weather will result in delays in completing this phase of the project.
It really does not seem possible, but Memorial Day is over and it is almost the
Fourth of July. As in the past, the Lake
will be a busy place for the weekend of
the Fourth. We will start things off with
fireworks on the Lake the night of July
3. The fireworks will be provided by a
new contractor this year and the Board
of Directors has authorized additional
Welcome to
Lake Cherokee
May 2015 Transfers– 13
funds for them. We have
had a number of very generous contributions to the
fireworks, but additional
support is always appreciated. Please contact Vicki
if you can help.
The Boat Parade is scheduled for Friday, July 3.
Manager’s Report
This event always brings
with Ned Muse
Your responses to the Onout the best in the shareSite Sewer Inventory have
holders creativity and is
great fun to watch or participate in. This been great. As of the date of writing
this, we have received over nine hundred
year’s event is scheduled to begin at 10
responses. We really appreciate this efAM. Judging will take place from the
fort, but we still have about five hundred
pier at the Lake Office with awards to be
presented later in the day. Please contact shareholders who have not responded.
We will shortly begin contacting those
the office for more details.
who have not responded or who have
The Lake Office will be open with
asked for a little help in completing the
reduced staff on July 3 as most of the
inventory.
staff will be involved in getting ready for
The Lake Cherokee Board of Directors
the fireworks and other activities. The
has been working on revising the rules
office will be closed on Monday, July 6
relating to On-Site Sewer facilities on
so that the staff can spend some quality
time with their families. Security will be the Lake. The changes that are being
considered will have little direct impact
fully staffed on both days.
on the large majority of Lake Cherokee
The CWC has completed negotiations
leaseholders. The proposed changes are
with Champion EMS to allow them to
LAKE CHEROKEE
SECURITY REPORT
MAY 2015
FACILITY CHECK: REMOVE DEAD
ANIMAL: 8
2,654
EXTRA PATROL
FACILITY: 37
EXTRA PATROL
SHAREHOLDER:
555
IMPOUND
DOMESTIC
ANIMAL: 5
CLEAR ROADWAY
OF TREES/
WELFARE CHECK: DEBRIS: 35
DISTURBANCE:
4
10
OPEN DOOR: 7
If you have any questions regarding
a property or stock transfer,
please feel free to contact
Erin Layman at (903) 643-3933
or [email protected]
convert the old fire station on SWEPCO lane to
an EMS station to serve
Lake Cherokee and the
surrounding area. The
company does not expect
any issues and hope that
we will see Champion
break ground in the near
future.
SUSPICIOUS
VEHICLE/
PERSON: 14
BURGLARY/
THEFT: 1
MAINTENANCE
NEEDED: 11
WATER RESCUE/
DROWNING: 8
ISSUE PERMIT:
26
VEHICLE/BOAT
ACCIDENT: 2
ALARMS: 10
SET OUT/PICK UP CODE
TRAP: 17
VIOLATIONS: 31
REMOVE ANIMAL
FROM TRAP/LOT:
17
ASSIST AGENCY:
11
Fuel Center
Hours
Ethanol-Free
May-September
Tuesday-Friday 2:00-6:00
Saturday 8:00-6:00
Sunday 12:00-6:00
November-February
Closed
March-April & October
Tuesday 1:00-5:00
Saturday 1:00-5:00
Oil
$3.25
Sea Foam $11.00
Credit Card ONLY
Gift Certificates
available at NK 20
designed to protect our property values
and the quality of the Lake’s water
resources.
One area that will change if the proposed
rules are adopted involves the very
small number of leaseholders who use
unleased CWC land for wastewater
disposal. The proposed rules allow those
the affected shareholders to continue to
do so without any charge until the share
is transferred to someone other than a
spouse. After that time, annual charges
will be made if the leaseholder continues
to utilize unleased property for sewer
waste disposal. No permit fee will be
charged in those grandfathered cases.
The proposed rules discourage any additional use of unleased CWC property for
disposal by providing that new permits
will only be issued in those cases where
the shareholder can demonstrate that
there is no other available alternative. In
those cases, an initial fee and annual fees
will be charged.
The proposed rules can be read online at
our website (www.cherokeewatercompany.com), or you may request a copy by
calling or coming by the Lake Office.
Lake Cherokee Library
The library was established for the
benefit of all Lake Cherokee
shareholders and the volunteers
welcome everyone to stop by and
visit. You may be surprised at the
selection of material that has been
donated to the library since its
inception.
Our bookshelves are overflowing
with fiction and non-fiction books,
including biographies, history,
science, religion, health, audio
books, movies and children’s books.
Many VHS movie tapes have been
donated if anyone is interested in
this medium. No library card is
required, nor is there a limit on
number of selections borrowed.
You may return the selections at
your convenience, retain them or
share with others.
In the event no volunteer is present,
you can borrow a key from the
Cherokee Water Company office
Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-5:00
pm. Whenever you visit, please sign
the Visitor Register and thanks for
coming.
NK 21 Lake Cherokee
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Longview, TX
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We hope everyone is having a great is on individual lots. Please read the
summer!
related article in this month’s Chatter for tips in combating mosquitoes.
All of the rain this year has created
ideal situations for mosquito breed- The CWC began spraying for mosing (along with other issues). We quitoes in May and hope to be able
have seen water standing in areas to continue doing so all summer
that have traditionally been dry by long. Any time you start applying
summer, containers that may have pesticides it creates a concern and
dried out from summer temperatures rightfully so. The CWC uses a safe
are still holding water, and the grass, product called Vector Ban Plus
weeds, and undergrowth make good which contains Permethrin as its achiding places for these pests. We are tive ingredient. This product is used
trying to address these areas as best in warehouses, homes, livestock
we can but the more important role housing facilities, milking parlors,
poultry houses and residential yards. repairs on culverts. If not, please be
It is not only effective for mosqui- patient, to fix them right it needs to
toes but spiders, roaches, and other have dried out.
pests.
The Independence Day celebrations
We try to come onto individual lots on the lake are always a high point of
to spray. If you DO NOT want us the summer and we believe it will be
spraying on your lot please call the even better this year. We are still accepting donations to help defray the
office and let us know.
cost of the fireworks program if you
The flash floods have created a lot of would like to help out.
repair issues while I write this it is
still pouring down, I hope by publi- Please remember that Firecracker
cation time it has dried out enough Park and Bikini Island will close
for us to make some substantial early this year because we have a
bigger show and it will take more
prep time. These areas will be off
limits during the show. Additionally,
there is a 560 foot safety zone that
will be off limits to all boat traffic
during the show.(basically a circle
the distance of the swim area to the
far side of Bikini Island). We will
not be able to begin the show until
the area is free of boats.
Martin A. Pessink
Director of Operations,
Cherokee Water Company
Residents can help control, protect
themselves from mosquitoes
Original article Texas A&M AgriLife Extension by Paul Schattenberg and Steve Byrns,
Texas A&M AgriLife Communication
Anticipating a significant increase in the
state’s mosquito population, Texas A&M
AgriLife Extension Service entomologists
are offering tips on how Texans can help slow
mosquito breeding in backyards and protect
from being bitten.
“Mosquito populations are booming throughout the state and will likely not go away
anytime soon after all our rains and flooding,”
said Dr. Mike Merchant, AgriLife Extension
urban entomologist in
Dallas. “Not all of the
mosquitoes
swarming us right now are
likely to carry disease,
but West Nile virusinfected
mosquitoes
are beginning to show
up in traps.”
Extension livestock/veterinary entomologist
in Stephenville.
According to Swiger, an infected mosquito
can pass tiny heartworm parasites on to any
uninfected dog it bites. Heartworm causes
lasting damage to heart, lungs and arteries,
and can affect the dog’s quality and length of
life.
The entomologists referred to what they
called “the four D’s” as a general means for
people to help manage mosquitoes and protect against bites. These are:
— Dusk/Dawn – Avoid
being outside when mosquitoes are searching for
a blood meal, which is
usually in the early morning hours and just before
the sun goes down. While
some species are daytime
biters, most prefer to feed
at dusk and dawn.
The Asian tiger mos— Drain – Empty standquito shown here is
ing water from “containone of the two mosers” around your home
quito species known
and work areas, such as
to commonly transmit (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by buckets, wheelbarrows,
Dr. Mike Merchant)
the chikungunya virus.
kiddie pools, toys, dog
The other is the closely related yellow fever bowls, water troughs, tires, bottles, etc. Make
mosquito. Both species are found in Texas. improvements that allow standing water to
(Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service run off following rains.
photo by Dr. Mike Merchant)
For more information about where mosquitoes can breed, and how to identify Aedes and
other mosquitoes, Merchant suggested going
to AgriLife Extension’s Mosquito Safari website, http://mosquitosafari.tamu.edu.
Humans are not the only ones to suffer from
mosquito-borne diseases, AgriLife Extension
experts noted.
“Mosquitoes can also be vectors for dog
heartworm,” said Dr. Sonja Swiger, AgriLife
— Dress – If out during mosquito feeding
hours, wear long sleeves and pants in plain
colors. Avoid attracting them by wearing excessive amounts of perform or aftershave.
— Defend – Any time you go outside for an extended period of time, wear an insect repellent.
The entomologists agreed that repellents with
DEET remain the gold standard for protection.
Dr. Charles Allen, AgriLife Extension entomology program leader in San Angelo, said
mowing tall weeds and grass can help eliminate some mosquito resting areas.
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CWC Boat Lanes
Special considerations
regarding rules,
etiquette, and safety
Navigating on Lake Cherokee has been
made easy and convenient with the creation
of numerous boat lanes, boat roads, and
channels. Each channel and boat road has
been given a unique name and is clearly indicated on the lake map. The main channels
run the distance of the wooded portions of
the lake, on both the North and South sides. They have been cleared to a width of 75 feet
and have white and red lateral markers that
indicate the edge of the safe, navigable water. In addition, these lateral markers have
red and green lights for navigation at night. (Thanks to the Preservation club) However,
all boaters should bear in mind that sometimes these markers can shift due to changes
in water depth, incidental movement from
storms or high winds etc. For this reason it
is always best to stay in the middle of the
channel unless passing or over-taking. Remember that the maximum speed in the main
channels is 20 mph.
There are numerous smaller boat roads that
crisscross the lake and intersect the main channels. These named boat roads can be navigated by locating the pair of pilings on each
side of the boat road, and passing between
them, keeping the piling with a green sign on
your port (left) side and the piling with the red
sign on your starboard (right) side . These
named boat roads also have a maximum speed
of 20 mph. Un-named access lanes have a
maximum speed of 10 mph. All other areas on
the lake are to be navigated at idle speed unless
otherwise posted.
Passing: On-coming boats: The most common complaint regarding traffic in the boat
channels is being swamped by the wake of an
on-coming boat that has not reduced speed, or
has not slowed adequately to avoid creating a
hazardous wake. CWC rules for passing in the
boat roads and channels are strictly enforced,
so all boaters should be familiar with the following procedure:
1. Slow to headway speed (idle speed) when
you are within 50’ of the bow of the on-coming
boat. 2. Pass the other boat, to the right, as you
would in a vehicle on the roadway.
3. Maintain headway speed (only) until the
stern of each vessel passes the other. Once the
stern of each vessel crosses the other you can
regain your previous speed.
Passing slower boats: (Over taking): Over taking other boats in the boat channel is normally discouraged as it has several inherent safety
hazards. Extra caution is necessary. First,
over-taking slower boats requires more time
and distance vs. passing oncoming boats, thus
exposing both vessels to increased danger
from navigational hazards (such as stumps). Secondly, the vessel being over-taken must be
alerted so that it may respond and take appropriate action to be overtaken safely. When it
becomes necessary to over-take a slower boat
in the boat channel the following procedure
should be followed:
1. Once you are within 50’ of the stern of the
slower vessel, sound 2 short blasts (toots) on
your horn to get the attention of the other vessel.
2. Wait to receive acknowledgement from the
boat in front (ahead). Proper protocol would
be for the boat ahead to repeat the 2 short
blasts (or toots). However, it could also be in
the form of hand signals from the other boat
motioning you to proceed. Dustin Sullivan
903-790-2229
[email protected]
www.insight-remodeling.com
3. The boat being overtaken should slow to
headway speed and bear to starboard (right), as
close to the right side of the channel as safety
and prudence permits. 4. Providing that there are no other on-coming
boats, the overtaking boat can then proceed,
passing the boat ahead to the left, slowly, taking care not to create an unnecessary wake. Remember, you should never overtake a boat
in front of you without making your intent
clear, and then proceed only after the boat
ahead has acknowledged your intent and has
taken appropriate action to be passed. Never
overtake the boat ahead of you until you are
granted permission from the operator of the
boat in front.
Navigating and passing in the boat roads with
the above considerations will help assure the
safety of those in your boat, the safety of others on the lake, and avoid costly damage to
your hull or power unit. Of course, there is
no substitute for good-ole fashioned common
sense, consideration, and courtesy! Fortunately most CWC boaters have an abundance
of all of these traits. Oh, …….and remember
to wave as you go by!
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June
We had a total of 67 people sign
in for the June meeting and we
had three new members and four guests. Our new
members were Ben Preston III, Dillon Taylor and
Maria Mills. Our guests included Riley Pond, De
Ann Elliott, Brent Abernathy and Jimmy Burgess.
Jeff Keaton has been a member but this was his first
time attending a CFC meeting. With the addition
of three members at the meeting, our total membership is now 160. Our “Cookie People,” consisting
of Brenda Wyche, Mayre Drennan, Genia Holland, Bonnie
Haynes, Carol Staiti, Mike Collier, Karen Loper, Mary Ann
Harris, Bob Tippit and James Hewitt, supplied all the good
food for the meeting. If you brought food to the meeting and
we did not list you, please let me know. Speaking of food,
next month we will be having hamburgers for the main dish,
so come early and be sure to get your hamburger.
Joe Travis, VP and Fisheries Improvement Director, advised
the group that all the fish for 2015 have been placed into our
hatchery ponds. We have Catfish, Coppernose Bream, Crappie, Bass, and Tilapia. We will feed the fish until October
and they will be released in mid-October. Last month, Joe
also advised everyone that when the fish release begins, we
will transport fish to various parts of Lake Cherokee to be
released.
Steve Brown advised the group that name badges have been
made and he will bring them to our next meeting. After the
list was supplied to Steve, several new members’ names were
not in the first list and we will get those names to Steve. Steve
introduced the speaker for the night. Brent Abernathy is the
sales manager at Shipp’s Marine. Brent has been interested
in boats and boating for years and at one time, raced boats.
The Phoenix Boat came into the market during 2009 and he
brought a new Phoenix boat for our members to see. Sales
for the Phoenix have increased drastically since 2009 and
believe the Phoenix will soon be in the top three boats being
sold, according to Brent. Brent took a lot of questions and
then met members outside to get a look at the boat.
Our monthly raffle winners and their winning items were;
Leonard Martin, “Speed fill” gas can and $15.00 cash; Guest
Riley Pond, Cyber WP; Larry Lacewell, Fish scales; Regan
Wyche, Cooler and Stump Grabber; Wiley Thomas, $40.00
Cabela’s Gift Card; John White $45.00 Academy Gift Card;
Bill Drennan, Stump Grabber, Buff and shirt; Bob Tippit,
Shirt and Stump Grabber; Nancy Landham, 3 bank battery
charger; and Bob Tippit, free oil change.
June 13 was the date set for Lone Star Warriors Outdoors to
attend the “Day on Lake Cherokee.” A total of thirty-nine
veterans and some family members were due to participate.
However, many of them were getting concerned about the
weather on the 12th of June. We had passed the point of no
return on having the event because of the fresh foods had
been purchased and ready to go. As it turned out 4 guys from
the Outdoor Warrior group attended. We had a group of 9
Veteran shareholders that also came out for the day.
It was surprising to see so many people coming to support
the event. The Preservation Club provided breakfast, the PA
system and a host of people ready to provide a great day for
our country’s military veterans. The Cherokee Fishing club
provided hamburgers, drinks, and boats, as well. Our guests
included Felix Zerilla and Jesus Reyes, driving all the way
here from Fort Worth. Brandon Gibson came in from McK-
Cherokee
Fishing
Club News
By Bo Besharse
inney, Texas and Steve Graff
from Longview. Even though
weather played a big role in
decisions made by those that
did not attend. these four guys
went out with our fishermen
and had their day on the lake
and a good portion of that day
was fishing in the rain. The
guys from Fort Worth wanted
to continue fishing in the rain
but because of lightning and
thunder, we contacted those
still on the lake and advised
them to come back to Firecracker Park.
Brent Abernathy, Guest Speaker
Maria Mills, New Member
Jeff Keaton
There always seems to be a New Member/ first meeting
lot of good, when plans do
not go right on events like this. During the day, club members from both clubs had the opportunity to meet, carry on Ben Preston SK-50A
Crappie 1.69lbs
conversations and get to know each other a little better. We
had outstanding support from our Lake Cherokee Community and neighbors. Those donating merchandise were Harley’s on Estes Parkway; Wal-Mart on Estes Parkway; Sam’s Club, Longview; Wal
Mart Store, 4th Street, Longview; Brookshire’s, Gilmer, Texas; R&K Distributors,
Longview; Kroger Store, Longview; Wal Mart Store, Gilmer, Texas; Bob Tippit provided drinking water and the Cherokee Water Company provided support and gas.
Citizens State Bank, Cherokee Shores Real Estate, Dirk Lee, Willard Jordan, and the
Cherokee Fishing Club provide cash donations to help pay for expenses of holding
the event. I want to make sure we thank the Cherokee Water Company Lake Patrol
for their assistance and all those businesses that supported this event. Please support
them, the way they support us. We had so many members of the Cherokee Fishing
Club and the Preservation Club providing much needed support, time and efforts and
every one of you deserve our thanks and gratitude for your support.
Dillon Taylor
New Member
Maggie Hamlin SK-12A
Crappie 1.87 lbs
On Saturday, May 30, the second round of Concealed Handgun License course was
held at the Cherokee Water Company office and we had 12 shareholders complete
the requirements for concealed handgun license. We do not intend to offer another
course in the near future, unless we have more shareholders that desire to take the
CHL class.
For the next meeting on Monday, July 13, our program speaker will be H.R. Tarpley,
sponsored by Santone Lures. H. R. is a tournament fisherman and his topic will be
on Bass fishing. Come join us for that meeting and don’t forget that we will be having hamburgers at the July meeting. We will also be having pulled pork sandwiches
at the Monday, August 10th meeting, so be sure to note that date on your calendar.
We would like for all of you to consider joining our fishing club, if you are not a
member. Membership forms can be downloaded from the CFC website at www.
cherokeefishingclub.com or may be picked up at any of our monthly meetings which
are held on the second Monday of each month.
WHEN MEETING AN ONCOMING WATERCRAFT ON A BOAT ROAD, OPERATORS MUST
REDUCE THEIR WATERCRAFT SPEED TO HEADWAY SPEED (IDLE SPEED, NO WAKE SPEED)
FROM THE POINT THE TWO WATERCRAFT ARE WITHIN FIFTY FEET OF ONE ANOTHER,
UNTIL THE TWO WATERCRAFTS’ STERNS HAVE PASSED EACH OTHER.
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Steve Graff, LSWO Guest
and Bo Besharse
Felix Zerella and Jesus Reyes
LSWO Guests
Brandon Gibson, LSWO Guest,
and George Steele
EASON IRRIGATION
B.K. (Kim) Eason
Cory Eason
903-238-7926
Casey Eason
903-235-9072
Lic # 16660
Prev. #3181
903-431-3900
Specializing in pumps & sprinkler repairs,
updates & installations
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June
Dallas Summer Musicals
Cinderella
First Friends is taking to the Highway for a few road trips this summer. Jeanne
Collins organized our June 18th trip to Dallas Summer Musicals to see Cinderella!
We had lunch on the way at Appleby’s in Terrell, then on to Fair Park. You would
think there could be no new surprises for us in this classic, but there were! The
music, singing, dancing, and cast were wonderful! They threw in a bit of magic that
we tried to figure out the whole way home!
July’s plans are still in the works, so details will go out by e-mail. If you are
not on our e-mail list but would like to be, please write me at “[email protected]
com” or call me at 903-643-9499. We would love to have you join us!
$649,500.00
*3/4 bedroom 2.5 baths custom brick.
*landscaped yard
*Pool
*Tiki bar with all amenities
* 2 boat & 2 jet ski lift in boat house
*garage/man cave with 1/2 bath
*Beautiful mural paintings
throughout the home
*Chef’s kitchen w/ granite,
double ovens, pantry
fireplace *study *security *large utility
CWC maintenance department
spot treats top-water vegetation,
as time and manpower allows.
Some residents, for varied reasons,
prefer and enjoy the vegetation in
front of their lots. Residents who
do NOT want the water vegetation
sprayed, should notify the CWC
office and request to be placed on
a “no spray” list. For those identified lots, the maintenance department will not apply herbicide.
LAWN MASTERS
“You grow it, we’ll mow it!”
New fences
Repairs
Leaf Cleaning
Mowing
Edging
Trimming
903-235-2433
Call Linda at 903-983-9218 today for your appointment!
Mobbs Real Estate Group
1101 E. Lantrip St. Kilgore, TX 75662
903-986-1857
ATTENTION:
WEED LOVERS
Top row: Pam Kutzer , Bobbie McKnight,
Jeanne Collins, Susan Deeds
Front Row: Sharon Fussell , Mary Hale, Gwen
Skinner, Delores Toon, and Jean McLaurin
Free estimates on all fence and lawn work!
VARIANCE REQUESTS
ALL variance requests and
applications for outbuildings
MUST be turned in by 5:00 p.m.
the Monday before the Property
Committee meets.
(10 days before the Board meeting)
July- July 6
August- August 10
September- Sept. 7
October- October 5
November- Nov. 9
December- Dec. 7
BRUCE BUSSEY’S BALLOON OVER FIRECRACKER PARK
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Carol Coolidge Real Estate
Annual Fishing Contest
MAY WINNERS:
Bass
Don Anderson, NF-57 8.64 lbs.
Bream
Mike Weed. NT-21 1.19 lbs.
Catfish
Don Anderson, NF-57 36.1 lbs.
Crappie
Maggie Hamlin, SK-12A 1.87 lbs.
NEED DIRT?
CALL
903-576-0113
401 N. Martin • Kilgore • 984-2525
Toll Free 1-800-283-0332
Kilgore Family Owned & Operated Since 1938
For Area Obituary Notices: www.raderfuneralhome.com
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June is starting off to still be a wet one. I haven’t received any new news so this is just some information
and pictures. (don’t have a lot of pictures yet either)
by Celia Taylor
The firecracker tournament is June 27th – come
out and be patriotic and have a good time with the
fireworks provided and have fun with all the golfers.
The Annual Fund Raiser tournament is just around the corner – July 25th. If you haven’t signed up the
sign-up sheets are in the pro shop. We are looking for donations, raffle donations silent auction donations. This is a 2 person scramble. ALL proceeds go to the club. There are a lot of projects coming up
this year in maintenance on and around the course. This is what the money goes to every year. Anyone
wanting to provide snacks during the tournament are appreciated. Everything is appreciated even if you
just want to help set up or help during the day – take water around to the players or take pictures. The
club thanks you in advance. If you are not sure what to do call the golf course or any board member.
The club would like to thank Dan & Sharyn Rust and Pat Hermann for all the hard work they have put in
on painting the trim on the building and planting plants. Also the board would like to thank Glen Davis
for a donation for purchasing the plants. Thanks to Carol Grimes for purchasing the side tables in the
lounge. The club also would like to thank The Ladies Group for donating the money for the painting of
the trim. There has been so much done in the last couple of months to make our club house and grounds
look nice. A big Thanks to all!!!!!
Please turn in any news you might have pertaining to golf or any other news you might have for anything.
Have a safe and great 4th!
See you on the course!
shareholders of
Free Golf The
the lots listed here are
the winners of FREE
in July GOLF at the Cherokee
NO-13
ST-34
NC-06
SR-29
SD-22
Country Golf Association Course during the
month of July. Any
member of the shareholder’s family should
present the shareholder’s card for one FREE
round of golf, including
the use of a cart, during the month of July.
The Cherokee
CHATTER
All Shareholders are urged to
contribute articles, event news,
photos, inquiries and information
of interest to residents of Lake
Cherokee for publications in The
Chatter. Advertising rates can be
obtained by calling the Cherokee Water Company at 903-6433933; fax 903-643-2717, or office
e-mail at [email protected]
com. The Cherokee Chatter is
published by the Cherokee Water
Company and is printed by the
printing division of the Longview
News-Journal. The Chatter does
not endorse or accept any liability for any advertisements contained within the publication.
Watercraft Rules Unique to Lake Cherokee
This month we’re going to address some boating rules on Lake Cherokee that may differ from those that might
be encountered on other Texas lakes. The rules of the Texas Water Safety Act apply to all lakes in Texas, including Lake Cherokee. However, in some cases, Lake Cherokee has adopted rules more stringent than provided
for in the Water Safety Act. The first one that comes to mind relates to Personal Watercraft. The Water Safety
Act allows PWC’s to tow water skis, an aquaplane, a surfboard, a tube, or any other similar device so long as the
PWC is one designed to carry on board a minimum of two persons. BUT, CWC Rules and Regulations are more
stringent and prohibit any PWC from towing water skis, a surfboard, or other similar devices. Another difference
is the Water Safety Act requires vessels towing water skis or a similar device to have an observer, other than the
vessel operator, 13 years of age or older on board or a rearview mirror no less than four inches square to give
the operator a full, complete view beyond the rear of the vessel at all times. BUT, CWC Rules and Regulations
require there to be a minimum of two people in the boat so that the driver can keep a proper lookout and the
other person can watch the skier. A lone driver using a rearview mirror is not permitted on Lake Cherokee. Also,
please remember, it is illegal by Water Safety Act standards and CWC Rules for a boat to tow a person on water
skis, or other devices between one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise. The last difference I’ll
point out relates to speed limits on the water. The Water Safety Act dictates that operating at a speed that is not
reasonable and prudent based on boating traffic, weather conditions, visibility, or other hazards is negligent and
reckless operation and, therefore, illegal. BUT, CWC Rules and Regulations set actual speed limits. In addition
to operating at reasonable and prudent speeds based on conditions, remember that on open or ski water during
daylight hours the maximum speed limit is forty mph and twenty mph during nighttime hours (30 minutes after
sunset and 30 minutes before sunrise); twenty mph upon named boat roads; ten mph upon access boat roads; and
idle speed upon all other areas of the lake, unless otherwise posted.
It’s always important as you travel to other lakes around Texas to recognize that the governing board of any lake
may make more restrictive rules and regulations than The Water Safety Act requires, especially if it results in
increased public safety. So, if you trailer your vessel to other lakes, please make it a practice to research that possibility before you launch your watercraft.
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(903) 947-2216
Serving Tatum, Beckville
and Lake Cherokee
* * Flowers for all occasions * *
170 E. Johnson/Hwy. 43
Tatum, TX 75691
Michael Walker – Owner
Jan Daniels – Manager/Designer
Sheldon Lattery Photography
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Reunions
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Milestone Events
1997 FM 2011 Rd.
Longview, TX 75603
www.MissMarysPlace.com
903-918-6034
903-720-7347
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Contact Erin at (903) 643-3933 or [email protected]
$499,000
NE-19 3/3 Home & Boat House
OR $749,000 with NE-18 Adjoining Park Like Lot
*Will pay Broker’s Buyer Commission*
For property details see:
www.yourlakehouse.blogspot.com
Call: (817) 773-2083
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AIR, HEAT &
PLUMBING
SERVICES
S&H
CONTRACTORS
Heating and Air Conditioning.
Sales and Service. Call 903-6439690. License #TACLA 021018C
WATSON
REFRIGERATION
Air conditioning & Heating service.
Call 903-758-9840
AFFORDABLE
PLUMBING
Why waste your money?
SENIOR DISCOUNTS.
All plumbing, new construction, remodel & repairs (no job too small.)
Repipe, slab leak repair, water
heaters, drain & rooter service,
electronic leak detection. FREE
ESTIMATES. (903) 643-9277 Michael Evans Lic. #M39951
BOAT /
WATERCRAFT
MAINTENANCE
CHEROKEE BOAT
MAINTENANCE
SUMMERIZE!!! Boat and watercraft maintenance and minor repairs. Oil changes, batteries and
general up-keep. David Wilson
NP35 903/235-6458
Longview
Cycle & Ski
SEA-DOO SUMMERIZING
Have a certified Sea-Doo technician come and summerize your
machine. $50 per ski pick-up available for in shop repairs.
Call Longview Cycle & Ski @ (903)
236-8865.
CLEANING
DECKS CLEAN &
TREATED
with product of your choice. Transparent, semitransparent or solid
body. Call Mike at (903) 987-0592.
OLGA AT YOUR
SERVICE
House cleaning, short or long term
property management. Lake references available. 903-297-1766
home 903-746-5179 cell.
LAWN AND TREE
CARE
Jose and Vicente
Mowing, trimming, raking
Limb and tree removal
Free estimates
(903) 917-4794
(903) 917-4495
(903) 736-9835
ON THE LAKE,
LAWN CARE
Family owned & operated. Free
estimates. Clockwork schedules.
Contact Eric Jacobs, SH-04 @
903/353-5093
LIMB PICK-UP
LAWN MASTERS
No place to haul your limbs, leaves,
etc.?
Call 903/235-2433 for monthly service.
MISC
NEED A HAND?
I CAN HELP! with almost anything.
House sitting, checking mail, Watering plants (inside and out), pet
setting, pet walking, running errands for elderly or sick. Moving in?
I can unpack for you. Moving Out? I
can clean for you.
Call Selena 903-263-1059
(19-yr Lake Cherokee resident).
Angie’s Muddy
Paws
Grooming and pet sitting services.
for the Lake Cherokee area.
903-746-7013
LAKE WEED
REMOVAL
PRESSURE WASHING
STAINING
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Call Chad @ (903) 746-4854
PAINTING
BATES PAINTING
Residential & Commercial
903/931-1283
Blakely Bates Owner/Operator
5410 Curtis Black Rd.
Hallsville, TX 75650
PAINTING BY MIKE
Custom painting, carpentry, pressure washing and general handyman. Over 25 years experience.
10 year Lake Cherokee resident.
Call Mike at (903) 987-0592.
POWER
WASHING
& DETAILING
AMERICAN
MOBILE
DETAILING
Need your car, boat, RV etc. detailed? Call today for an appointment. We come to you.
903235-3914
REMODELING
REMODELING:
Kitchens, baths, room additions,
gutter screens & cleaning, tree
service. .Free estimates.
Any
home repair or improvement. Call
Rick Warner @ 903/720-7540.
INSIGHT
REMODELING
Insight provides home owners with
quality home remodeling services
at affordable prices. We provide
a full range of home improvement
services. Utilizing a design/build
approach helps your project run
smoothly, and more efficiently.
From design to completion, we can
provide you with everything you
need to make your home renovation dreams a reality. Call today for
a FREE estimate. Dustin Sullivan903/790-2229.
TREE SERVICES
Gonzalez
Tree Service
Insured & free estimates.
Call 903/ 424-8840
or (903) 424-8267.
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LARCS
LadiesBridge
by Bette Slade
It was a “blue” June 3rd when the Ladies Larc
Bridge group met for the bridge luncheon date.
for all attndees had on blue except one! That
was just a happenstance!
It was a delightful afternoon of bridge hands.
Lucky one for me was after the bidding and
ready to play, I could see that the only trick I
would lose would be the ace of spades. Once
in a lifetime? Mary Nowak won overall high
for the day and Carol Ehl took home the traveling deuce prize.
Wanda Wallace, Bette Slade,
Carol Ehl and Peggy Kernohan
We usually discuss business at these luncheon
meetings and it was brought up that we had
enough money that we did not have to collect
dues this June.
We met at 11am and had a delicious lay out on
the buffet table. Our bunch can bring some of
the best dishes and the conversation just flows.
Lake shareholders are invited to play with us
on any Wednesday. Check your chatter calendar for times! No reservations are required
Donna Knox, Debbie Hobson, Lynda
Suter, Joan Porter and Mary Nowak
Shoppers’ Corner
FOR SALE: Complete dive equipment with 2 tanks. $2,000 (903) 331-7640
FOR SALE: 21’ 2011 Sun Tracker Party Barge for sale. 60hp 4stroke Mercury Big foot motor. Motor
doesn’t even have break in hours on it yet. Cover and life jackets included but no trailer.$16k call or text
903-235-2616. Can send pictures
1990 Galaxie 18 foot Ski Boat with trailer, 6 cylinder I/O with SS power prop, runs good. $3,000.00.
903-646-7696.
FOR SALE: Bought NEW July, 2014. G3 V20C Sun Catcher party barge with Yamaha 70 hp 4 stroke motor. Mooring Cover. PiranhaMAX Fish Finder. Stereo w/Bluetooth. Under Shield. Much more. Original
Owner. Approx. 15 hrs on water. Has never left Lake Cherokee. Housed in boat house. $17,500. No
trailer. Call 903-643-8399 (can leave message) or 903-431-4205.
Moose Lodge Decorations. Bears, Deer. Mirrors, light plate cover, basket, rug. A bargain box FULL!
$50.00 (903) 643-7292
12ft aluminum V bottom boat with small trailer. Boat is in good condition & does Not leak. Has 2.5
hp motor that did run but plastic gas tank has small leak. No title but I have bill of sale. $250 for all.
903-646-2639
Peddle boat $75. 903-646-2639
FOR SALE: 2000 21 ft. Suntracker Party Barge, 2 hours since new motor top, motor converted to premix
fuel/oil, seats and top in great condition, includes full cover, $3,900.00. Can be seen at NG-02, call Pat
Cannon (214) 649-2286.
2000 Sport Nautique for sale without trailer. The boat is located on Lake Cherokee and has been serviced by the Correct Craft dealer since it was purchased. Open bow and tower. Asking below market
value at $9,000.00. For additional details please call 214.490.4243.
will buy you unwanted boat, trailer, barge, jet ski, ATV, UTV or RV and pay cash. Call 903-658-2994. If
no answer please leave a message. Thank You.
Aqua Toy Paddle Boat for sale. Needs rudder. $300 903.220.9177
Dylan Crawford (bottom right) is the great grandson of Carolyn Matter. He is
the catcher and Mick Doggett is the coach of the Wildwings in Center, TX. The
East Texas Wildwings are Texas 8U AAA state champions. They competed in
a 16 team bracket of the highest level of 8U baseball to capture the title. The
Wildwings boast a record of 34 wins and 4 losses to earn the top rank in Texas
baseball. The team is #1 in power rating in Texas and #12 in the nation. They
are competing in the world series in Destin, Florida on July 4th weekend.
WET AND WILD BOAT RALLY
DONORS!
Nichols Marine
Carol Coolidge Real Estate
Cherokee Shores Real Estate
R & K Distributing
Will & Leighann Abernathy
Lorin Boyd
Cherokee Water Company
Clayton’s Mini Mart Inc.
Denny’s Restaurant
Tina Eustace
Vicki & Rick Faulkner
Finally Here Boutique
Susan Gage
Giglio Distributing
Pam & Bobby Gosschalk
H & W Marine
Harley’s Liquor Stores
Home & Garden Center
Just The Right Thing
Kilgore Eye care
Lee’s Creek Grocery
Louis Morgan Drugs #1
Mabe Welding
Danny Maherne
Jan & Tommy Pelton
Plano Marine of East Texas
QXFM Radio
Steve & Linny Ramsey
Mike & Donna Reader
Rose Retirement
Shipp’s Marine
Bruce & Dianne Swank
T Blancos
Texas Pest
Toot Toots Boutique
Tucker and Mo Dudley
West Loop Animal Hospital
Lynda & Charley Whalen
White Lights Salon
Jim & Sue Wilson
Jane & Darrell Wolven
Also thanks CWC
and Lake Patrol
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The Wet and Wild Boat Rally was another fabulous day of fun and
sun for our Lake Cherokee community. The weather came in as
ordered, sunshine no rain! Yipppeee!! The boat houses and hosts
were simply phenomenal. It was a first for many people who were
very impressed with how hospitable and entertaining our community can be. A special thanks goes out to our President, Jane
Wolven, and the co-chairs for this event, Bart Owens and Darrell
Wolven.
The Preservation Club is grateful for the generosity of our boat
house hosts and their crew. You make this a remarkable event.
SL 49, Sharon and Randy Graves, Key West Party
NP 20, Connie Bechtold, Cherokee Beach Party
NP 84, Karen and Don Nimmo, Swim on In
NP 93, Katheryn Courville, Cuba Libre
SN 18, Lorin Boyd, Major League
Thanks to our many sponsors for their generosity providing prizes
for the raffle and the contest. The money that is raised goes to support our many events such as the Easter Egg Hunt and Family Fun
Fest. We have recently completed the Navigational light project
making the lake safer for all. The Preservation Club spent an
estimated $26,500 for the green/red lights that mark the boat roads
aiding our travel across our water.
Our fabulous photographers Jim Wilson and Cindy Dragisac
helped to save this event for posterity. We love the photo evidence
of the celebration at Wet and Wild! Thanks to everyone behind the
scenes who helped to make the day so successful
The Fishing Club hosted the first Lone Star Warrior Event fishing
with Vets. The Preservation Club supported them in this endeavor.
There was a generous outpouring of boats and people to entertain
the veterans that arrived on Saturday, June 13th. Thanks to Bo
Besharse and Genia Holland for initiating a new and worthwhile
event, it was an awesome day.
We will be celebrating Labor Day again this year with the Family Fun Fest at
Firecracker Park. It’s a great opportunity to share this time with our children and extended families. We’ll have water slides, games, face painting,
hot dogs, etc. Lots of fun for the kids and adults, too. Clayton Evans will
chair this event. He did a most excellent job last year, so we twisted his arm
again! Thank you Clayton. And we’ve begun preparation for the Chili Fest
in November.
Don’t forget artwork for entries in the Kid’s Art Contest and Photos for the
Lake Cherokee calendar. We will be accepting entries until August 31st.
Please send your entries to Judy Owens at [email protected] Or mail
them to the address on the announcement in the Chatter. Keep your cameras
ready and clicking!
Fourth of July is upon us, can’t wait for the fireworks! Everything should be
bigger and better this year. Get set to be dazzled!
Come join us in the fun, get involved with your neighbors, submerse yourself
in the camaraderie and the beauty that is Lake Cherokee.
Happy boating to all,
Jan Pelton, Secretary
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Flag Day
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Fireworks @ dark
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Parents’ Day
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Golf Course
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First Friends @ Noon
Chatter Ad Deadline
CWC Board Mtg
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Preservation Club
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Independence Day
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Bridge Club
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Boat Parade 10am
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First Friends @ Noon
National Aviation Day
CWC Board Mtg
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Chatter Ad Deadline
Preservation Club
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Bridge Club
Women’s Equality Day
NEW MOON
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Senior Citizens Day
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Lyndon Baines
Johnson Day
FULL MOON
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ANNUAL FISHING CONTEST
April 1-September 30
$50 prize monthly for: BREAM/CATFISH/BASS/CRAPPIE
All fish MUST be caught on Lake Cherokee by
Lake Cherokee shareholders.
When? The 30th day of each month. April-September
The monthly contest closes at 6:00 on the 29th of each month and a
new contest begins at 5:00 the 30th of each month.
Who? Lake Cherokee shareholders and eligible privilege card holders.
Contest Rules: All contestants MUST abide by the current CWC Rules
& Regulations and of the Texas Parks & Wildlife. All fish MUST be
weighed in alive. Please practice catch and release.
Weigh-in stations: Bo Besharse SD 14, Skinners in Lakeport, Lee’s
Creek Grocery & Cherokee Country Golf. Weigh-in receipts MUST be
turned in at the Cherokee Water Company, NK 20 with the date, fish,
weight, name, lot and number.
Winners will be listed in the Chatter monthly.
In case of a tie, the 1st entry weighed is the prize winner.
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