Cherokee Chatter - Cherokee Water Company
Published by the Cherokee Water Co. • NK20 Lake Cherokee • Longview, TX 75603
Board Meeting Minutes
News from the 19th Hole
Cherokee Flag Travels
LARC Ladies Bridge
Cherokee Fishing Club
Keepin’ it Real
Board Election Process
To Begin Soon
This year the applications for Board of Directors candidacy will be accepted in the CWC
office from Friday, September 16, until no later
than 5 p.m., Friday, September 30. Application forms are available in the CWC offices
after September 1 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
Any shareholder or shareholder’s spouse
who is in good standing may run for election as
a Director on the Board if they are certified by
the Special Election Commission. Examples
of issues which may interfere with certification
are such things as fines or assessments that
have not been paid.
Cherokee Water Co.
NK20 Lake Cherokee
Longview, TX 75603
A Personal Watercraft (PWC) is defined as a type of motorboat
which is specifically designed to be operated by a person or persons
sitting, standing, or kneeling ON the vessel rather than INSIDE the
vessel. Includes jet skis, wet bikes, wave runners, etc. All equipment
requirements for regular motorboats also apply to PWC.In addition to
Each occupant must wear a life jacket.
If the PWC is equipped with a cut-off or kill switch, it must be
attached to the operator or operator’s clothing.
Inflatable life jackets are NOT approved for use on PWC.
Operation of Your Personal Watercraft
Open Theme 1st place Mike Lee, NO 23
NOTE: Children under 13 are specifically prohibited from operating a PWC unless accompanied on board by a person at least 18
years of age who can lawfully operate the PWC.
All operational rules for regular motorboats also apply to PWC.
In addition to those requirements, it is unlawful for any person to:
Four people will be elected to the Board. This year, the three-year term expires for Bill
Adler, Randall Latch, George Strunk, and Lynda Whalen who are eligible to seek re-election
to a second three year term.
Eight incumbent Board members who do
not come up for election this year are: Wade
Johnson, Mike Lee, Steve Lobue, Gary
Mapes, Justin Smith, Larry Wayt, Sue Wilson
and Darrell Wolven.
Patriotic Theme 1st Place
Michael Hendrick, SC 03 & Richard Bedford, SH 24
operate PWC at night (sunset until sunrise);
operate PWC within 50 feet of another PWC, motorboat, vessel, platform, person, object, or shore except
at headway speed (Headway speed-Slow, idle speed, or
speed only fast enough to maintain steerage) without
creating a swell or wake; and
3. operate a PWC and jump the wake of another vessel
recklessly or unnecessarily close.
**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.
U.S. POSTAGE PAID
PERMIT NO. 390
ALL variance requests and applications for outbuildings MUST be turned
in by 5:00pm the Monday before the
Property Committee meets.
017 are set at $1,000.0
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(10 days before the Board meeting)
The CWC Board Of Directors meets the
3rd Thursday of the month at 6 p.m.
August- August 8, 2016
September- September 5, 2016
October- October 10, 2016
November- November 7, 2016
December- December 5, 2016
ALL SHAREHOLDERS ARE WELCOME.
MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CHEROKEE WATER COMPANY
July 21, 2016
A meeting of the Board of Directors for
Cherokee Water Company was held at 6:00
pm on Thursday, July 21, 2016, at NK 20 Lake
Cherokee, Longview Texas 75603 with the following Directors present:
Darrell Wolven, President
Randall Latch, Vice President
Lynda Whalen, Secretary
Mike Lee, Treasurer
Also present was Rick Faulkner
President Darrell Wolven called the meeting
Lynda Whalen, Secretary, pronounced a
Misty Conway with Republic Waste, sponsor
of the Annual Independence Day Boat Parade,
presented trophies and cash awards to the 1st
and 2nd place winners in each of the two divisions.
statement and certify bills paid for the period ending June 30, 2016.
The motion passed.
Lee reported the 2016-2017 Budget was presented by the Budget
Committee to the full Board of Directors on Monday. A MOTION
was made by Mike Lee and seconded by Lynda Whalen to approve the
CWC Operating and Capital Budget for the Fiscal Year 2016-2017.
The motion passed.
Lee explained he would make a motion to bring the CWC and Board
in compliance with the CWC By-Laws, Article V, Directors, Sec. 17,
“The Board of Directors shall annually review the financial condition of the Corporation and set the leaseholders’ dues in an
amount sufficient to meet operating expenses of the Corporation for
the next fiscal year and to maintain adequate reserves for long-term
development, maintenance and improvements to the Corporation’s
infrastructure and assets”.
The Board has determined that the leaseholders’ dues required to be in compliance with the By-Laws is $1,225, which would
be a $300 increase for the Fiscal Year 2016-2017. The board also
determined that this increase is too great to place on the leaseholders’
for the next fiscal year with such short notice, so the current Board
has agreed to take the responsibility to comply with the By-Laws over
the next four years. A $75 increase to each shareholder’s dues will be
made for the next four fiscal years, including the current year 20162017.
A MOTION was made by Mike Lee and seconded by Wade Johnson
to increase the Leaseholders’ dues $75 per year for the next four fiscal
years as follows:
A MOTION was made by Sue Wilson and
seconded by Randall Latch to approve the
Minutes of the June 16, 2016 Board of Directors meeting. The motion passed.
Mike Lee presented the Treasurer’s Report.
The financial statements for June, 2016 were
reviewed in detail at the committee meetings
on Monday. The CWC is nine months into its
budget year and continues to maintain a good
cash position on the Balance Sheet. Operating Income and Expenses were in line with
the budget. Oil and gas income is below the
budget for the year.
A MOTION was made by Mike Lee and seconded by Sue Wilson to approve the financial
The motion passed.
Managers Memo - Report by Vicki Faulkner:
The OSSF Class sponsored by Lake Cherokee was held July 9th
and attended by 30 shareholders. Because of its success, arrangements were made for the class to be offered again on August 20th
with pre-registration required.
July 4th - There were 7 entries in the annual boat parade. There
was a large audience by boats in the water and on-shore at the
office. The fireworks were a success - on-time; no mishaps; no
complaints and lots of compliments! Preparations for next year’s
show have begun and will be held Monday night, July 3rd.
The contractor started installing the boat road markers in the deep
area by the dam.
George Strunk, Chair of the Property and Rules Committee, reported
that the Committee did meet. There were three items for committee
approval and two requests for variances reviewed.
A MOTION was made by George Strunk and seconded by Mike Lee
that the Board approve the recommendation of the committee for the
the request FOR VARIANCE from Joe Gable, ST-111, to allow
his daughter-in-law to reside in his home. The situation is to be
monitored for updates annually at time of lease renewal.
The motion passed.
A MOTION was made by George Strunk and seconded by Steve
Lobue that the Board approve the recommendation of the committee
for the following:
the request FOR VARIANCE from; Paul Blalock, NK-03, to
construct an in-ground swimming pool that will be closer than 75’
The motion passed.
Randall Latch, Chair of the Building and Grounds Committee, reported
that the Committee did not meet this month and had no action items to
bring before the Board.
Mike Lee, Chair of the Natural Resources Committee, reported that the
Committee did meet this month and had no action items to bring before
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.
Lynda Whalen, Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee, reported
that the Committee did not meet this month and had no action items to
bring before the Board.
Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:12 pm.
Lynda Whalen, Secretary
OSSF MAINTENANCE COURSE
CHEROKEE WATER COMPANY APPROVED
ADDITIONAL CLASS BEING OFFERED!
AUGUST 20, 2016
Last year the Board of Directors approved new rules related to on-site sewage facility (OSSF)
systems on Lake Cherokee leased lots. The changes were designed to protect our property
values and the quality of the Lake’s water resources. One rule that requires attention within
the next few months is:
III. ON-SITE SEWAGE FACILITIES
E. After October 1, 2016, all OSSF -- other than existing conventional septic
systems and holding tank systems--that have been installed in accordance with these
permitting procedures and applicable local or State rules and regulations,
must be covered by an annual maintenance agreement
with a maintenance company licensed by the state.
1. If allowed by the State of Texas and the local permitting authority, a qualified
leaseholder may inspect or maintain the OSSF located on the leased lot.
2. Qualification requires the completion of a Basic OSSF Maintenance Course
or other training approved by the State of Texas or the local permitting authority.
Please understand that if you elect to take this class, it is an option to satisfy the requirement by Lake Cherokee in lieu of proof of the annual maintenance agreement. This class
WILL NOT satisfy additional inspection requirements that may be imposed by state or local
governing entities. As an example, Gregg County currently requires additional certifications or licenses for a homeowner to inspect their OSSF. Lake Cherokee recognizes a course offered by Environmental Training Systems as an
approved course that can be taken by a shareholder if they wish to inspect or maintain
the OSSF located on their leased lot. The name of the 8 hour course is Troubleshooting &
Repair of Aerobic Treatment Units, Electrical Controls, Spray or Drip Disposal. This course
is offered periodically throughout the year and in different locations around the state. We
had such an overwhelming response to the July class, we’ve arranged for this class once
again to be taught at the CWC for the convenience of our shareholders. This class will be
held on Saturday August 20th from 8:00 - 5:00 and the cost is $189 per person. This is
the cost of the course and all monies go to their company. At this time, there are no plans
for any future classes to be offered on site. If you would like to attend, please make your
payment to Environment Training Systems and send to the Lake Cherokee office: NK 20
Lake Cherokee Longview, TX 75603. Make sure to specify the name of the person you are
making the reservation for.
Remember, beginning this year in order to get your lease renewed (due by October 1st),
we will have to have a copy of your current annual maintenance agreement on file (unless
you have a conventional septic or holding tank system) or a certificate showing that you
have taken a CWC approved class and are qualified under Section III.E. to inspect your own
FACILITY CHECK: REMOVE DEAD
June 2016 Transfers– 12
WELFARE CHECK: DEBRIS: 17
OPEN DOOR: 3
SET OUT/PICK UP VIOLATIONS: 3
REMOVE ANIMAL 11
If you have any questions regarding
a property or stock transfer,
please feel free to contact
Erin Summerlin at
or [email protected]
Lake Cherokee Family Fun Fest
September 3rd 2016 11:00 a.m.
Firecracker Park (The Island)
The Lake Cherokee Preservation Club welcomes
for hot dogs, cold drinks, snow cones and more.
There will be waterslides, games and activities
for the kiddos.
There will also be an art contest
for the Preservation Club calendar.
Bring your kids, grandkids, great grandkids, etc.
All are welcome!
If interested in volunteering please call
903-643-8003 or 903-643-0004
Randy’s Mobile Power Wash
House Boathouse Maintenance Repair
Low Cost Spay/Neuter & Pet Wellness Clinic
Date: Sunday, August 7, 2016
Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Benefitting the Elderville-Lakeport VFD
Location: Elderville-Lakeport VFD
8875 FM 2011 • Longview, TX 75603
Offering vaccines, heartworm tests/prevention,
flea/tick products, microchipping and more!
- - Surgery is by appointment only - -
For more information:
Dangerous Tree Removal
Proper Tree Pruning
Tony Cevik • (903) 926-4707 • [email protected]
WE SAVE SICK TREES
State Licensed Arborist & ISA Certified Arborist
“There is a difference”
‘Official’ Lake Cherokee Merchandise
Gas Grill or Kitchen
available at Cherokee Water Company, NK 20
Outdoor entertaining is so much easier
with an outdoor kitchen. Whether you
envision a complete kitchen with all the
appliances and accessories, or just a really
great grill, we can help get you set up to
entertain the style you want.
Dual or Single Burners
Visit our Showroom & see all our grills & kitchens.
$5.50 or 4 for $20.00
Sealed card holder:
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
“Lake Cherokee is my home,
let me help make it yours!”
Vice President and Branch Manager
NMLS #: 491196
(903) 643-9151 Ext. 4503
Bank is honored
to be named
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Dreaming of a
Lake Cherokee wedding?
Maintenance Contracts Available
Refer a Friend, get $25 off your Contract & Theirs!
Contact Erin at (903) 643-3933 or [email protected]
by Celia Taylor
As of today we have gotten 2 tournaments
in: The Club benefit which was June 28th and
the Firecracker Tournament which was July 16th.
Whoo Hoo! The next Tournament – the Evening
Tournament is August 20th at 5:30 pm it is a Pitch &
Putt – 2 Person Best Ball Tournament. Sandwiches
and snacks will be provided. Sign Up Sheets will
be in the Pro Shop.
Robert Mitchell, Southern Hills Golf Course, Alpine
Golf Course, Wayne Hoskins, Carol Grimes, Paul
Goettle, Sun Belt Supply, Mosby Mechanical, Terry
Gebhardt, Hudson Printing, Fritz Restaurant, Glen
& Peggy Kernonhan, Dan & Sharyn Rust, Kevin &
Carol Payne, Marje Theiman, Jaye & Pat Hermann,
Toni Erickson. Again a big thank you The Club could
not have done this without everyone. I apologize if I
missed anyone. If I did please let me know so we can
The Ladies Group plays every Tuesday and will
Tee off at 8:00 am. All ladies invited to play and join
Anyone who is in the military, police or Sheriff’s officers, Firemen please come out and play and
the Course will give you a 10% discount.
The Club Benefit had a great turn out. There
were 21 teams! The weather was nice and the play
moved at a great pace. Everyone had a great time
and the Club would like the thank everyone who
I have sent pictures from the Benefit tournament and
will be inserting some each month. All pictures can
be viewed on our facebook page – Cherokee Country
participated and the club earned a little over $3,000
to help in course maintenance and repairs. The Club
would like to give Special Thanks to the following people or companies for their donations being
either in sponsoring holes, donating gifts, suppling
food, or money and playing in the tournament:
Glenneth Jordan, Buzz & Tucy Everett, David &
Terri Stokes, Celia & Mark Taylor, Tammie Spicer,
Please visit our website: www.cherokeecountrygolf.com and our facebook page Cherokee Country
The Firecracker Tournament had 7 teams. This
was a fun tournament – each team got to shoot fireworks for birdies, eagles and just for the fun of it!
1st Place team was: Steve Roberts, Terry Gebhardt,
Mike Clark and Glen Davis, 2nd Place team was: Earl
Griffin, Jason Jamison, Glen Kernonhan, and Mandy
The Club is putting in a Rule a Month in
the Chatter and Newsletter just for reminders:
PRIVATE CARTS: Rule #2. The member, spouse, or
designee can invite someone else to ride with him/her
without extra charge. If a person who is not paying
monthly trail fees uses a member’s cart in his absence
to play the course, he/she must pay the normal trail
Quotes: “I’m hitting the woods just great, but
I’m having a terrible time getting out of them.”
“For most amateurs, the best wood in the bag is the
The shareholders of the lots
listed here are the winners
of FREE GOLF at the Cherokee Country Golf Association
Course during the month of
August. 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 August.
SJ-27 NP-58 NK-37
The Saturday Group plays every Saturday
morning and Tee off is 8:00 am unless there is a tournament scheduled. It is a lot of fun.
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Tom Visage, SH 10
5 lb. 13 oz. catfish
Buster McCord, SB 53
1 lb. 15.2 oz. crappie
Lee Scott, NB 08
13 oz. bream
Happy 4th of July! Levi Sutphen, 10
month old grandson of Patti and Mark
Wiggins, SB10 residents.
Ready for some swimming at the Island!
Ben Preston, SK 50A
6 lb. 13 oz. bass
Auuuss “SSSll”! WW llll
SB44 - 4/3.5 $830’s
pdaaee accccc isssngg
SD13 - 5/3.5 $790’s
SN31 - 3/3 $690’s
SS17 - 3/2.5 $595’s
Ni9 - 4/3.5 $670’s
NS12 3/2 $650’s
ST75 4/3 $550’s
SN55A 3/3 540’s
Ng25 - 3/2.5 550’s
ST83 - 3/3 - 390’s
SB58-3/2 + 1/1 $399’S
SG37A - 2/2 $250’s
SS22B - 4/2.5 $420’S
Sb42 1/1 $280
SH33 - 2/1 $260’s
Si1 - 3/3 - $270’s
SH44 3/2.5 $395
Ni8 1/1 $270
SA8 - 3/2 - $180’s
Si14 3/2 $260’s
SA8 - 3/2 - $180’s
Si20 - 3/2 $150’s
ND2 2/2 $220’s
Sg14 1/1 $100’s
Ella and Logan Tippit grandchildren of Bob Tippit SH-31. Enjoying 4th 11
of July at the Lake.
After spending time in the regions
of Tuscany and Umbria in Italy,
Allan and Karen Franklin ended
their vacation in Rome.
by Bette Slade
The Larc’s Bridge Luncheon is usually
held the first Wednesday of the month, however the busy schedules of our members called
for a change of date to July 13th. Games were
played in the recreation room of the Cherokee Water Company with Joan Porter, Donna
Knox, Lynda Suter, Carol Ehl, Bette Slade,
Susan Deeds and Peggy Kernohan present.
The buffet table was laden with summertime recipes as shown in the picture. Pimento
cheese sandwiches, dips, cucumber mix, orange congealed salad, fruit salad and bright
red watermelon made for a delicious meal.
Bridge hands were played with a rotating
dummy. Donna Knox was our high winner
followed up by Susan Deeds.
You could be a winner too if you would come
play with us on any Wednesday no matter
what your skills are! Donna has perfected a
game sheet that is easy to follow for learning
the game. One minor basic rule is for “ a deal
“Only four hands are dealt at each table, one
for each player. If a deal is passed (all 4 players pass) - the deal passes to the left and both
sides score a zero for that deal”
We are happy to teach you the game - just give
us the chance to make your life a bit more fun!
Don’t pass up this deal.
J and Penni Mitchell NR2
Cheryl Bolt Parker NK25
Patriotic Theme 1st Place
Michael Hendrick, SC 03
& Richard Bedford, SH 24
Open Theme 1st place Mike Lee, NO 23
Patriotic Theme 2nd place
Jeffery Hargis, NH 20
Open Theme 2nd place
Bryan Sorrels, NQ 16
Megan Hamner, NG 34
John Wilcox, ST 25
Maria Mills, NC 04
Boat Parade Judges
Ronny Boswell- Suzanne Cook &
Company, Clair Balliett- Suzanne
Cook & Company, Linda VoylesSuzanne Cook & Company, Carolyn
James- Carol Coolidge Real Estate,
Kristina Coolidge- Carol Coolidge
Real Estate and Jeanne CollinsHead Judge
And the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’
And the cotton is high
If you haven’t been out gamboling and
frolicking on the lake….what are you waiting
on? There’s a myriad of happenings in the
summer around our lake community, possibilities….breakfast at Firecracker Park, meeting
friends and neighbors at Sandy Point on the
weekend, boat rides at night in the moonlight,
fishing in the early morning, golfing before it
gets too hot to swing, celebrating the magnificent sunsets, playing with the kids, games on
the beach on a Saturday afternoon, grilling in
the back yard…..the list is long and so much
fun! Life on the water, just delightful.
Hope everyone enjoyed the fourth with
their family and friends. The weather was
beautiful and the fireworks spectacular! We
salute the CWC for the amazing display.
Thank you Chuck Conrad for providing the
musical accompaniment. Kudos to everyone
involved for making it the event of the season.
Put a star on your calendar, the Preservation Club is preparing for the Family Fun Fest
during our next big holiday on Labor Day
weekend. It will be Saturday, September 3rd
from 11am to 4pm at Firecracker Park. Clayton Evans is the chairman of the event. If you
would like to volunteer to assist in the fun,
please call 903-643-8003 or 903-643-0004.
Your daddy’s rich
And your mamma’s good lookin’
So hush little baby
Don’t you cry
There will be water slides, games, prizes, face
painting, and other activities for the kids. Hot
dogs, snow cones, and more for everyone.
There will be an art contest for the Preservation
Club calendar. This is free to all shareholders
and their family and friends. It is our way of
giving back to the lake, we want to express our
gratitude for the community support that we receive throughout the year. So come on out and
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
Summer is here and the time is right…..
Happy boating to all,
Jan Pelton, Secretary
2017 Preservation Club Calendar
Photos of our beautiful lake needed!
DEADLINE: August 31
SIZE: Set your camera or smartphone to its HIGHEST RESOLUTION.
MOST smartphone photos do not reproduce well. The photos will be reproduced at an 8.5 x 11 size . The final image must be 300 dpi +
FORMAT: JPEG, TIFF
LANDSCAPE for calendar format!
If possible, submitting your photo on a thumbdrive is best!
Please send to: Judy Owens, SN 30 Lake Cherokee, Henderson 75652
Questions? Contact Judy at [email protected] or 903-445-0047.
ALL are welcome!
Saturday, September 3rd
11am to 4pm
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Lic # 16660
Specializing in pumps & sprinkler repairs,
updates & installations
Boathouses, Retaining Walls, Decks,
Weddings • Reunions • Parties • Milestone Events
1997 FM 2011 Rd.
Longview, TX 75603
by Jeanne Collins
The July meeting of our First Friends group was on
Thursday, July 21 at 11:30 am. at the Bistro restaurant
on E. Tyler Street, in downtown Longview. Our hostesses were Marilyn Moulds and Bette Slade. Their program was on photography and was presented by Aaron
Aaron showed us many wonderful photographs
he has taken all over the United States, and several
night-time photos taken on beautiful Lake Cherokee.
Through 30 second progression pictures, he has developed a technique of showing the movement of stars
across the night sky, and it makes very unusual and captivating pictures. He also gave us some tips to improve
our own amateur photography efforts.
Sitting, left to right - Marilyn Moulds, Holly Treadway, Sharyn
Rust, Sonya Vaughn Standing, left to right - Jeanne Collins,
Bette Slade, Debbie Hobson, Aaron May, Doris Cummings,
Charlotte Kennedy, Susan Deeds, Karen Franklin
Special guests were Charlotte Kennedy, guest of
Doris Cummings and Holly Treadway, guest of Karen
Franklin. The Door Prize was won by Sharyn Rust.
Next month’s meeting will be on Thursday, August
18, at 11:30 am at the Jalapeno Tree, located on Eastman
Road near Hwy. 80. The agenda will include information about a new program which helps our Military Veterans with home repairs, coordinated through Habitat
We would love for you to join us – please call me
at 903-643-7200 to get on our email list, or to get more
Jeanne Collins, Coordinator
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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
BOAT /WATERCRAFT MAINTENANCE
CHEROKEE BOAT MAINTENANCE
WINTERIZE EARLY! 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 Maintenance & Repair. Have a certified
Sea-Doo Technician come and prepare your water
craft for summer fun. $50 per ski pick-up available for
in shop repairs. Call Trey or Joseph at Longview Cycle
& Ski (903) 236-8865 Today!
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
LAWN AND TREE CARE
POWER WASHING & DETAILING
AMERICAN MOBILE DETAILING
Need your car, boat, RV etc. detailed? Call today for
an appointment. We come to you. 903-235-3914
Jose and Vicente
Mowing, trimming, raking. Limb and tree removal.
Free estimates. (903) 917-4495 or (903) 917-4794
Kitchens, baths, room additions, gutter screens &
cleaning, tree service. .Free estimates. Any home
repair or improvement. Call Rick Warner @ 903/7207540.
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 Sullivan- 903/790-2229.
No place to haul your limbs, leaves, etc.? Call 903/2352433 for monthly service.
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
Angie’s Muddy Paws
Grooming and pet sitting services. for the Lake Cherokee area. 903-746-7013
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.
Gonzalez Tree Service
Insured & free estimates. Call 903/ 424-8840 or (903)
Keyboard, Yamaha portable grand piano DGX500.
$400.00 V Bottom heavy duty boat 400.00, Go
devil motor 9 hp. 500.00 Call 9032414066.
ft perception eclipse sit in
kayak has rudder , paddle and
skirt blue and white good condition
sea worthy. $550.00 903 539 0818
2011 Chaparral 186, 190 HP Volvo inboard/outboard with
122 hours, 4 speaker stereo, bimini, cover, depth finder.
Call 903-736-6268. Boat has been exclusively on
Lake Cherokee. Can be seen at Plano Marine.
Mosaic glass work supplies – saw
$150 and glass pieces $2-$3 each
2011 Sun Tracker 21 ft party barge. 903-7801694 It’s uncovered, cleaned & serviced. Lake ready
pontoon boat with custom cover purchased from Bass
Tracker on Eastman Rd. Extra upgrades on boat, 90
HP Mercury motor & trailer. Low hours, only fueled
& used on Lake Cherokee. Removed from water &
covered every winter. A deal for someone wanting a
boat, like new boat minus the depreciation. $15,000
24’ Aloha Barge, 90 hp engine, good shape $3,700
02’ Sun Tracker 25’ Regency Edition, 90Hp
Tracker. Great Shape. $8000
SJ 35B Robert 903.738-0333
March-April & October
Sea Foam $11.00
Credit Card ONLY
available at NK 20
16’ Whirlpool freeze or fridge. Can choose which.
Replaced for a larger freezer. $100.00. Great
for boathouse or whatever. (903) 643-2765
Iron spiral staircase, 140” tall, 5’ wide, 13
spiral steps. Great condition! $1,500 (318)
218-4949 Bennie or (318) 218-3376
ESTATE MERCHANDISE FOR SALE – Craftsman 7 hp
Rear Tine Tiller w/ dual rotating tines and large wheels
(used one time) $495.00 (cost: $850.00), Craftsman
mini tiller/cultivator w/gas engine $95.00 (cost $299.00),
Craftsman Clean and Carry power washer $165.00
(cost $299.00), Troy Bilt 7800 watt generator w/new
battery $500.00 (cost $950.00), Hobart Stickmate LX
welder w/ leads $375.00 (cost $550.00), Craftsman
free standing high speed drill press $125.00, table top drill
press $50.00, tripod mounted large telescope $75.00,
Margaritaville Margarita Machine $125.00, antique mantel
clock $50.00, Cajun Injector stand up electric smoker
(used 1 time) $145.00 (cost $225.00), 4 passenger paddle
boat $100.00, assorted cast iron skillets and cookware
(some Wagner), boxes of new sockets, assorted sizes.
You pick 50 cents each.
SW6 Call 903-424-5517
Classic Skeeter Starfire 160 Fish & Ski, One
owner, 150HP Evinrude, Factory trailer, 12-24 Eagle
Trolling motor, 2 depth finders, stainless prop,
several extras. $3,950.00. (903) 643-9541
For sale by owner: 2007 Nissan Murano SL, pearl white
in color, tan leather interior, sunroof, backup camera,
2nd owner. My wife has driven it and it has been
garage kept. It has been fully detailed for new owner.
Small scratch on passenger door from parking lot at
Wal-Mart. 65,000 miles. $11,750.00. Like new tires,
all services up-to-date. Please call 903-646-0572.
2004 Bennington Deck Boat. 21’ with slimming platform and Bimini top. 5.0 MercCruiser engine with
very low hours (estimated at 135 hours). Snap
in carpet and silent exhaust option. $15,000.
Location-SN53. Contact Will @ 972-762-7650
Solid pecan dining room set. 6 foot table with 2 leafs
extending it to 10 feet, 8 chairs and a hunt board. Excellent
condition. $1,500. Call (903) 738-3852 or (903) 738-4266
For Sale: ND 10
2/1 House with all new appliances, One bay Boathouse with
Pier. 903.663.6836 903.736.8384 $130,000
FOR SALE NH 23 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath 2,000 sq. ft.
All new appliances, floors, carpet, 2 stall boathouse
1,200 sq. ft. deck, +1 acre lot Priced to sell! (903) 738-5557
individual seeking good, clean, used 3/4 ton or 1 ton
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By Bo Besharse
The October meeting had 54 members in attendance and one guest, for the July meeting. The July
meeting speaker was Mike Gilbert and a lot of members thought that Mike was one of the best programs
we have had at the meetings.
The Cookie People for the July meeting were
Mayre Drennan, Carol Staiti, Bonnie Haynes, Brenda
Reagan, Bob Tippit, Wylie Thomas, and Genia Holland. The food was outstanding, as usual, and nothing but crumbs were found at the end of the meeting.
Good job Cookie People! We did have a supply of
new CFC caps and they went pretty fast. We have
ordered an additional supply of fishing club caps and
hope to receive them by the next meeting.
Bob Tippit advised the group that Crappie are
being caught on, almost all, the habitats that have
been placed into the lake and the bites are coming
very early in the mornings.
Mike Gilbert was the program speaker at the
July meeting. Mike has been the Superintendent
of White Oak ISD for ten years and has been in the
teaching profession for thirty-five years. He has
served in the Elite Series Bass Tournaments as a Marshall and Tournament Judge for the Toyota Classic
Bass Classic. Mike said he uses Proverbs 27:17 as
his guide to improve himself through life and Bass
fishing. The verse, “Iron sharpens iron, so one man
sharpens another.” Whether fishing on working he
tries to find someone smarter or sharper than himself,
so he can be sharpened in his life. Mike started out in
media events, Bass and FLW, in 2007 and fished as
a co-angler pro in 2009. He has been in many bass
tournaments and has been with some well-known
names of Pro Bass Fishermen. Some of the fishermen
he was in the boat with were Mike Iconelli, Stetson
Blalock, Edwin Evers, Aaron Martins, Kevin VanDam
and thirty-four other professional stars. He provided
some funny stories on several of the fishermen he was
in the boat with during the tournaments. We certainly
appreciated Mike for his time and information that he
It was time for our monthly raffle and what a
raffle it was for July. We had twelve items for our
winning ticket holders. The winners were Yvonna
Pinson, gift bag; Anna O’Brien, gift bag; Robin Palmer, Lew’s rod and reel combo; Melvin Jordan, gas can;
Royce Palmer, small gun safe; Rebekah McClenny,
gallon of boat motor oil; Don Ehl, life vest; Mark
Eubanks, life vest; John Hall, life vest; Mike Jordan,
life vest; Craig Randolph, Ice Chest; Bob Tippit, cap.
Fishing Reports at the time of this article;
Bass are very good early mornings and late in afternoon from 7:00 p.m. until dark on top-water, weightless flukes. 10.5” plastics along with Texas rigged
Sweet beaver, craws and baby brush-hogs.
Crappie are good during early morning on minnows and jigs, with some reporting minnows have
been better for them. Please remember that the length
limit is ten (10) inches for crappie and bag limit is 25
Catfish fair, mostly shallow water and some in
deeper water using chum. No reports on trot lines.
Bream good with some being caught on habitat
areas. Meal worms and crickets have been the bait of
Monday, August 8 at 7:00 p.m. is the next
Cherokee Fishing Club meeting and is held at NK 20,
downstairs of the CWC office building.
LEASE RENEWAL REMINDER
The annual lease renewal is coming up. Payment is due on the first day of October,
and is considered a late payment on the first day of November, and incurs a $100 late fee. An additional $100 will be charged for each month thereafter.
If the Split Payment Option is chosen, the first half is due on October 1st and will
not be accepted after October 31st. After November 1st, the Split Payment Option is no
longer available. The second half of the split payment is due on the first day of April,
2017 and is considered late on the first day of May.
Neither the lease application nor the annual lease payment can be accepted or processed by the staff until all of your fines, fees and penalties are satisfied. For late payment
penalty purposes, the application or payment is not considered submitted until the day
that the fines, fees and penalties are paid.
“You grow it, we’ll mow it!”
Guest Speaker Mike Gilbert
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Raffle winners John Hall, Rebeka McClenny, Don Ehl,
Yvonna Pinson, Melvin Jordan, Robin Palmer, Anna O’Brien,
Mike Jordan, Craig Randolph, and Royce Palmer.
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guess was there’s just nothing
happening or that has happened in August that would
warrant a holiday, or maybe—
it’s oversight? They—whoever they are—just forgot to
add a holiday.
Ready for that August Holiday?
Holidays are important, fun, exciting,
and wonderful things! They’re a bonus
day off, an extra day to visit family, more
time to eat too much, have a long weekend,
maybe relax a little, do a few extra errands,
get rid of a little stress, add a little exercise,
and get excited because the work week is
just 4 days instead of 5. All play! All fun!
On a sad note—and certainly bringing
my excitement down a few notches—did
you noticed that August doesn’t have a
holiday? No extra day off—nada… zilch!
Lately lots of people have noticed that
August doesn’t have a single holiday, and
they don’t like it either.
No August holiday just seems wrong
to me. So I went down the months checking to make sure I had a clear picture of
what we were facing. January has two
holidays, February has one, March and
April usually have three or four between
them—not national holidays but good
ones anyway. May has one, June has one,
July has one—now this sort of puts a person in the mood for a holiday in August!
September has one, October has two, and
of course, November and December with
the big ones, but nothing in August. After
our larger than life 4th of July celebration,
August is a little disappointing.
I had to ask the big question—why
not? Why not an August holiday? My
When I discovered that
August was the only month
that didn’t have a holiday, I
took to the internet. Turns
out I was wrong. August does
have a lot going on that would make good
holidays. The Internet is full of all kinds
of August events, and I just kept finding
things that happened in August. So maybe
it’s murky indecision—we just can’t decide
which holiday to celebrate. I did notice
that some of the holidays listed might not
be considered, well, good enough to be call
holidays, but still we have options. In my
book a holiday is a holiday and we should
all celebrate! Well, ok then! It’s just... we
haven’t decided to go with any of them on a
One website suggests that we make up
our own. I’m all for that, but it might be
difficult to get family members and friends
excited about a holiday for my cat. Another
website listed all the great historical things
that happened in August and suggested that
we pick two or three and go with those. The
third site listed birthdays—lots and lots of famous people have birthdays in August. The
fourth site I ran across listed—well, as the
website described—fun and wacky holidays.
Still—reading down the list—a few popped
out at me as really good ideas for a holiday
celebration—Ice Cream Sandwich Day, Watermelon Day, Work Like a Dog Day, Roller
Coaster Day, Chocolate Pecan Pie Day, Lazy
Day, Creamsicle Day, Happiness Happens
Day, Dog Appreciation Day! I couldn’t help
thinking that these are my kind of holidays.
The site did note that I missed Ice Cream for
Breakfast Day back in February. Hmmm. I
should mark that holiday on my calendar. I
don’t want to forget that one next February!
On August 1 , Anne Frank wrote the
last entry in her diary, and Francis Scott Key
(author of the Star Spangle Banner), and
Herman Melville (author of Moby Dick)
have birthdays. On August 3rd, Christopher
Columbus set sail on his famous trip to find
us. More August birthdays on the 4th: Louis
Armstrong the great jazz trumpet player. On
August 6, Penicillin was discovered. Annie
Oakley’s and Alfred Hitchcock’s birthdays
fall on August 13th. This is just the tip of
the iceburg for celebrations that we could
choose from for August.
May and June each have Mother’s Day
and then Father’s Day, but August has Girlfriend Day, Sister’s Day, Daughter or Son
Day, Brother’s Day, Aunt and Uncle Day—
Ok, you say, but we want more patriotic
holidays—how about U.S Air Force Day on
August 1st, or Coast Guard Day on the 4th ,
Purple Heart Day on the 7th, National Heroes
Day on August 25th, or even Pony Express
Day on August 28th,, just to name a few! I
could go on—and on.
You get the picture, though… right?
There’s no lack of reasons to celebrate in
August. So now I know it’s just simple
oversight. Someone just forgot to men-
tion we could have a number of holidays in
August. Just think, we could be celebrating
While we wait for someone to remember and add a holiday in August, we can just
choose one from all of these and go with it!
For me, I think I’ll take Lighthouse Day on
August 7th, I’ve never celebrated Lighthouse
Day and I think I could really get behind this
with a few decorations and some seafood!
Or maybe, Prairie Day on August 28th, or
Just Because Day on August 27th—I admit I
say that a lot—just because!
I can’t decide. You decide—here are even
more historic events, birthdays, silly and fun
things to celebrate in August! What will it
august.html, fun, wacky or trivial holidays—
or famous Americans—http://www.legendsofamerica.com/ah-august.html
But if we keep it real for a minute—at
this point in the summer, what most of us are
so looking forward to is... National Back to
School day! Am I right? I know! Let’s just
decide to move that one to August right now!
Let the celebrations begin!
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Purple Heart Day
Fishing Club 7pm
Deadline to Submit
Variances and Requests
No K, F & T
First Day of School
Senior Citizens Day
CWC Board Meeting
First Friends @ Noon
Board Meeting 6pm
U.S. Coast Guard
National Aviation Day
Women’s Equality Day
Lyndon B Johnson Day
Family Fun Fest
CWC Board Meeting
CWC Candidate Filing
for Board of Director
CWC Office Closed
Ladies Bridge Luncheon
Deadline to Submit
Variances and Requests
Knife, Fork and Trowel
Fishing Club 7pm
Golf Course Board
Air Force Birthday
Kids’ Annual Catfish
First Day of Autumn
Constitution Day and
CWC Candidate Filing
Period Ends 5pm
Sunset photos submitted by Bob Tippit
Fred Brink, SO 15,catching a catfish at sunset on Lake
Cherokee . Photo subimitted by Courtney Brink
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ANNUAL FISHING CONTEST April 1-September 30
$50 prize monthly for: BASS/BREAM/CATFISH/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 cards 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
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