MAY 2014 - Cherokee Water Company
Published by the Cherokee Water Company
NK 20 Lake Cherokee Longview, TX 75603
Payment was due April 1st for
those shareholders that took
advantage of the split payment
option for the 2013-2014 lease
renewal. A $100 late fee was
added May 1st to the amount due
but unpaid. If not received in the
CWC office by May 31st, another
late fee of $100 will be due.
The President’s Perspective
In this Issue . . .
Board Meeting Minutes
Boater Ed. Registration
LARC Ladies Bridge
News From the 19th Hole
Cherokee Fishing Club
Knife, Fork & Trowel
Calendar Cherokee Water Co.
NK20 Lake Cherokee
Longview, TX 75603
I hope shareholders have had a chance to see
how beautiful Lake Cherokee looks from the water.
The azaleas and dogwoods have been spectacular the
last few weeks. Lake Cherokee is truly a unique and
wonderful place to live.
At the last CWC committee meetings held
April 14, the CWC Board heard from Encore media
concerning our upcoming launch of our new web
page. Our new web page is on schedule to be up and
running by July 4th. Thanks to the Long Range Planning committee for all their work.
CWC management informed the board that
the spring cleanup was a success. If a shareholder
has a suggestion on how CWC could improve the
next clean up, please contact the CWC office with
your suggestions or comments.
CWC has signed a contract with Miller Construction to begin the upgrade all of the CWC roads.
The construction is to begin sometime in May and
if all goes as planned, all of the CWC roads will be
repaired during 2014. The Building and Grounds
committee have been working on this project for
over a year. Thanks to all on the committee for their
There have been special events held the past
two weekends at Lake Cherokee. The Fishing Club
held their annual Spring fishing tournament two
weeks ago, and this past weekend, the Preservation
Club held their annual Easter Egg hunt. Both events
were highly successful. For more information on
how to get involved with these two organizations
contact Bo Besharse with the Fishing Club, and Jane
Wolven with the Preservation Club.
I mentioned in a previous President’s article
that I may use this platform to address misinformation concerning CWC and its operations. As I arrived
at the Thursday CWC Board meeting last week, I was
asked by a shareholder if there was any truth to the
rumor that the CWC was planning on building a new
office complex on the property just East of the current CWC office. The shareholder mentioned there
were red stakes on the property. 1) CWC doesn’t
own that property; 2) The red stakes were in place to
mark off the Preservation Club’s Easter egg hunt.
I would encourage any shareholder that has heard
a rumor concerning the operation of the CWC, to
contact the CWC office for the facts.
In my opinion, rumormongers and anonymous newsletters and the like are designed to undermine the CWC and its operations. Those that
publish rumors, half-truths and misrepresentations
feed the chronically uninformed and diminish
good faith efforts to inform shareholders. The
anonymous rumormongers shun public discussion
either because they don’t have the facts to defend
their statements or they simply prefer to dodge accountability. Either way, in a democracy, each may
express an opinion and it is the duty of the rest of
us to judge the value or credibility of the opinion,
if any. But much of the energy wasted on anonymous blogging could be saved by a simple call to
the Lake Manager.
Gary F. Mapes
Cherokee Water Company
U.S. POSTAGE PAID
PERMIT NO. 390
Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting
of the Cherokee Water Company
Draft for Approval
April 17, 2014
THE CWC BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETS THE 3RD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH AT 6 P.M.
ALL SHAREHOLDERS ARE WELCOME. NEXT MEETING: May 15
A meeting of the Board of Directors for
Cherokee Water Company was held at 6:00 pm on
Thursday, April 17, 2014, at NK 20 Lake Cherokee,
Longview Texas 75603 with the following Directors
Gary Mapes, President
Tommy Visage, Vice President
Mike Lee, Treasurer
Mike Pemberton, Secretary
Also present was Ned Muse.
President Gary Mapes called the meeting to order.
Secretary Mike Pemberton pronounced a quorum.
A MOTION was made by Tommy Visage
and seconded by Bill Adler to approve the Minutes of
the March 20, 2014 Board of Directors meeting. The
motion passed unanimously.
Mike Lee presented the Treasurer’s Report.
The financial statements for the six months
ending March 31, 2014, were reviewed in detail at the
committee meeting on Monday, April 14, 2014. The
Balance Sheet continues to remain in very good condition, with cash/cash equivalents being 93% of current
assets and 53% of total assets. The liabilities represent
normal operating expenses with no unusual items.
The operating income is tracking in line
with the budget at 52% for the first six months. Oil &
gas income is 6% over the budget, but is still $26,441
less than last year at this time. All of the expense
categories are within budget or have been previously
explained. The total expenses are 42% of the budget
which is approximately $137,000 under the budgeted
A Budget Committee has been established
and is working to develop the budget for the 2014-
2015 fiscal year. The committee will have a budget
ready for final review and approval at the June 17,
2014, board meeting.
A MOTION was made by Mike Lee and
seconded by Dickens Wilkinson to approve the March
31, 2014 financial reports and certify the bills paid for
the six months ended March 31, 2014. The motion
Ned Muse presented the Manager’s Report
1. We have met with representatives of Samson Lone
Star, LLC, the golf course and the CWC to locate a
site for a water well to serve the golf course and Lake
Cherokee. The well will be drilled on the south side of
the golf course. The well is part of the compensation
being received by the CWC for fracing water for an
off lake gas well. We expect the water well drilling to
begin in the next few weeks and last several days.
2. CWC staff and the Long Range Planning Committee are working with Encore Multimedia on a redesign
of the website. Encore has produced a draft of the
homepage. We expect that the new website will launch
in early July.
3. We have completed the first Lake wide cleanup. Preliminary numbers indicate that we had 169
participants and eliminated 180 yards of debris, not
counting recyclables, from the Lake. We have a little
more than two utility trailers full of TVs, appliances
and other recyclable materials that are not included in
the total. We received numerous positive comments
from shareholders and know of no issues. We would
like to begin planning future similar events.
4. Winn Professional Engineers and Constructors
have completed the required annual inspection of the
dam and spillway. The inspection noted only minor
issues involving erosion, mowing, debris removal
and animal control. These items have already been
scheduled for completion by the CWC or to be dealt
with under the warranty on the recently completed
5. During March the CWC opened 20 files on various
rule violations. We have been forced to send 11 violation letters to shareholders and we continue to work
with the remaining shareholders to obtain voluntary
Sue Wilson, 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. Wilson reported the work on the
new webpage is on schedule and some ideas submitted at the past Town Hall meeting are being worked
through to possibly implement.
Darrell Wolven, Chair of the Property and
Rules Committee, reported that the Committee did
meet. They reviewed 7 variance requests, 4 Committee request, and 7 were approved to bring before the
A MOTION was made by Darrell Wolven
and seconded by Sue Wilson that the Board accept
the recommendation of the committee to approve the
Mike Nimmo, NF-42B, to build a new
home closer than 75’ from the water.
Chad Powell, NP-79, to build a covered
patio/outdoor kitchen addition that will be closer than
75’ from the water.
Kathryn Courville, NP-93, to move a shed
from her lot at SR-34 to her lot at NP-93. It will be
painted to match the home.
Glenn Wallace, NP-99, to renovate and
enlarge and existing boathouse that will extend further
than 50’ from shoreline and encroaches on sideline
Lucretia League (on behalf of her mother
Judith Hiebert) SK-53, seeking approval for Ms.
Hiebert to continue to reside in the home after the
stock is transferred to her daughter for special circumstances.
Jackie Clayton, SQ-41, to add a 22’X14’
single stall boathouse and walkway to an existing boathouse and pier. The existing pier extends more than
50’ from shoreline but it will meet sideline setback
Robert Johnson, ST-67, to renovate
existing boathouse further than 50’ from shoreline.
Adjustments were negotiated from the original application and it is approved with the agreed to modifications.
The motion passed unanimously.
A request was received to purchase CWC
Park lot SL-33. The Committee reviewed the offer
and determined the lot is not for sale.
A revision to the Rules and Regulations is
needed to comply with the Texas Parks and Wildlife
Safety Act. A first reading was done and the second
reading will be done with a request for Board adoption
during the May, 2014 meeting.
Article VI Boating
Section D. 1)
To operate a boat powered by a motor of 15 horsepower or more, wind-blown vessels over 14 feet, and
all personal watercraft (jet-skis) , a Privilege Card
holder must be born before September 1, 1993 unless
the operator is 13 years of age or older and has passed
a boater education course approved by Texas Parks
and Wildlife; or is accompanied by a person onboard
who is at least18 years of age and can lawfully operate
Dickens Wilkinson, Chair of the Natural
Resource Committee, reported that the Committee did
meet and had three action items to bring before the
A MOTION was made by Dickens Wilkinson and
seconded by Darrell Wolven that the Board approve
the April, 2014 amended Water Conservation Plan as
required by the Texas Water Development Board. The
motion passed unanimously.
A MOTION was made by Dickens
Wilkinson and seconded by Tommy Visage that the
Board approve the April, 2014 amended Drought
Contingency Plan as required by the Texas Water Development Board. The motion passed unanimously.
A MOTION was made by Dickens
Wilkinson and seconded by Mike Lee that the Board
adopt the following Resolution: Whereas, the Cherokee Water Company Board
of Directors deems it desirable and in the best
interestsof this corporation to acquire that
certain property described as 16.10 Acres in
the Dinsmore Simpson Survey, A-37, Recorded
in Vol.318, Page 498, County of Rusk County,
State of Texas (the “Property”).
continued from page 2
Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that this
corporation acquire the Property for fifty-eight
thousand five hundred dollars ($58,500.00) and
upon such terms and conditions as the President of this corporation, Gary F. Mapes,may, in
his discretion, deem advisable.
Resolved Further that the President is hereby
authorized, directed and empowered to execute, for and on behalfof this corporation and
in its name, any and all documents required in
connection with the purchase of the Property,
including but not limited to purchase agreements and escrow documents.
Adopted this 17th day of April, 2014 by the
Cherokee Water Company Board of Directors.
The motion passed unanimously.
Tommy Visage, Chair of the Building and
Grounds Committee, reported that the Committee
did meet this month and had no action items to bring
before the Board. Visage reported and thanked the
Committee members, Bill Adler, Mike Lee, Lynda
Whalen, and Darrell Wolven along with Lake Manager
Ned Muse for their work on securing and executing a
final agreement to begin the repairs on the lake roads.
The Annual Lake Cherokee
Fireworks will be held on Friday, July 4th at dark. There will
be no rain out date.
Mike Pemberton, 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.
Mapes reported the Town Hall meeting
April 14th produced some good ideas and comments.
The next scheduled meeting will be July 14th.
Being no further business, the meeting was
adjourned at 6:23 pm.
Mike Pemberton, Secretary
ALL variance requests and
applications for outbuildings
MUST be turned in by 5:00pm
the Monday before the Property Committee meets.
(10 days before the Board meeting)
May- May 5
June- June 9
July- July 7
August- August 11
September- September 8
October- October 6
November- November 10
December- December 8
Donations are still being accepted and appreciated!
4th Annual Lake Cherokee
Summer Classic Car Show
Save the Date – June 28th
The Cherokee Club will host the 4th Annual Lake
Cherokee Summer Classic Car Show at NP 02 on Saturday, June 28th from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. We invite
all vintage, classic and unique current cars and trucks
to participate in the show.
Entry forms can be mailed, faxed or emailed. Please
call (903) 757-5136 or email [email protected]
comfor the forms or pick one up at the Cherokee Water Company (NK 20) or the Cherokee Club (NP 02.)
Trophies will be awarded to the first five places as
voted by the attendants and there will be prizes for
the first fifty entrants so let’s show the cars of Lake
Cherokee and enjoy a Saturday afternoon on the lake!
Boater Education Course
NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK
May 17th-23rd 2014
This year, the Boater Education Course has been set
for Saturday, May 31st at the Cherokee Water Company, NK 20 Lake Cherokee.
As Americans anticipate the warm weather
of the summer months, we look to our Nation’s
abundant outdoors and waterways for relaxation
and recreation. America’s lakes, rivers, and
oceans are enjoyable, but can sometimes pose
dangers to water-goers. National Safe Boating
Week is an opportunity to highlight the importance of safety precautions and sensible behavior when spending time on the water.
The class will run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with a 30
minute break for lunch- hot dogs will be served.
Students may only attend the class if they are at least
12 ½ years old by the date of the class.
Pre-registration is required and will need to be received no later than Friday, May 23rd. Please complete the registration form and mail it, along with
Cherokee Water Company
NK 20 Lake Cherokee
Longview, TX 75603
(All checks must be made payable to Texas Parks
and Wildlife Department.)
If you were born ON or AFTER September 1, 1993,
you MUST complete an approved Boater Education
course to operate a PWC, windblown vessel over 14
feet in length or a boat with more than a 15 horsepower rating unless supervised from someone who
is 18 years of age or older, who can lawfully (born
before September 1, 1993 or completed an approved
Boater Education course) operate the watercraft and
is on board when the vessel is underway.
For questions, please contact Erin at (903) 643-3933
or [email protected]
Safe boating is responsible boating. Individuals can prepare for excursions by taking
boating safety courses and filing float plans with
family members, relatives, or friends. To prevent
accidents and drowning while on the water, boaters should remain aware of weather conditions,
perform vessel safety checks, and ensure each
passenger wears a life jacket and all required
safety equipment is on board. Safe boating is
also sober boating. Alcohol use is a leading factor in fatal boating accidents, so limiting alcohol
use while on or operating a boat can save lives.
Each year for National Safe Boating Week,
the United States Coast Guard partners with
boating organizations to raise awareness on
the importance of taking proper precautions
while boating. By embracing responsible boating practices, Americans can avoid preventable
injuries and enjoy the majesty of our Nation’s
In recognition of the importance of safe
boating practices, the Congress, by joint resolution approved June 4, 1958 (36 U.S.C. 131),
as amended, has authorized and requested the
President to proclaim annually the 7-day period
prior to Memorial Day weekend as “National
Safe Boating Week.”
As residents of Lake Cherokee we are fortunate in that Boating Safety is a priority of CWC
management. Lake Cherokee stands out, not
only for consistently making the Texas Boating Safety class available year after year, but for
presenting one of the best managed and well
attended classes in Texas. Please plan on taking advantage of the opportunity to learn more
about Texas boating laws, local CWC boating
rules, and boating education in general. We will
have a representative from the TPWD Boater
Education department as a guest this year, along
with our local game warden Todd Long, and
several of our local CWC patrol and staff. This
will be a great way to close the week of focus on
National Boating Safety. Please plan on joining us, ….bring your neighbor…………and your
kids…… and your grandkids!
Have a safe Memorial Day!
Texas Boating Safety Instructor
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.
By the time you read this, the
CWC should have signed a road
repair and maintenance agreement for all 49 miles of lake
roads with Miller Construction
from the Judson area. Miller
Manager’s was selected based on their proposal for the work needed on
our roads. They were the lowwith Ned Muse
est price as well as being highly
qualified to do the work.
We expect that work will begin shortly on the
south side of the lake and continue until all of the
roads have received the needed attention. Much of
our road system is in good shape and will only receive a
seal or overlay. Those areas that need additional work
will receive the degree of repairs that are appropriate.
The plan is to have completed all of the maintenance and repairs no later than the summer of 2015
and then transition into a preventive maintenance program to repair and maintain approximately seven miles
of lake roads each year. That should mean that our
roads will last for many more years.
The Building and Grounds Committee has spent
a lot of time selecting this contractor and getting ready
for work to commence, so give Tommy Visage the
committee chairman and the other committee members (Bill Adler, Mike Lee, Lynda Whalen and Darrell
Wolven) a thank you next time you see them.
On another subject, we have just completed our
lake-wide clean up and it was very successful. All of you
that participated give yourselves a pat on the back. During the four days of the cleanup we collected about 180
cubic yards of material from approximately 169 different shareholders! This does not include the recyclables
like old computers, appliances, TVs, etc. that were sent
to an area recycler.
Lake-Wide Spring Clean Up
The staff involved received numerous compliments from participants for the effort and one almost
universal question—“When are you going to do this
again?” Rest assured that we are already making plans
for the next cleanup, but we would like to solicit comments and suggestions from both those who participated in this effort and those who wish they had. If you
have anything you would like to suggest, please send
your suggestions to me by email at [email protected]
com and we will consider them in our planning for the
Finally, you need to keep your eyes open in the
next few months for a new CWC webpage. The Long
Range Planning committee is overseeing a complete
redo of the site. The work is being done by Encore
Multimedia from Longview. Encore presented the staff
and committee with the prototype of the new page during the Committee’s April meeting. When complete, the
Lake Cherokee community will have access to a more
modern functional webpage for CWC and Lake Cherokee. The plan is to have a “soft” launch of the new
website in June with the formal kickoff in time for the
Fourth of July.
A. TEXAS WATER SAFETY ACT:
1. All shareholders are responsible for abiding by the current provisions
of the Texas Water Safety Act concerning all boats, personal watercraft
and other water vessels operated on Lake Cherokee, except as herein
provided by the CWC.
• A complete copy of The Texas Water Safety Act is available at the
B. AUTHORIZED WATERCRAFT:
1. Only boats, personal watercraft and other water vessels registered in
the name of a leaseholder or leaseholder’s spouse are authorized to be
placed on Lake Cherokee
2. A leaseholder may put a boat, personal watercraft or other water vessel on Lake Cherokee for the purpose of trying out the boat before
purchasing same by securing a permit from the Patrol Officer which will
be valid for four (4) hours.
C. LOT NUMBER ON ALL BOATS, PERSONAL WATERCRAFT
AND OTHER WATER VESSELS:
1. The owner of all boats operated on Lake Cherokee is required to affix
such owner’s lot number on which he has a lease, on each side of the
boat, preferably half-way between the bow and stern. All lot numbers,
shall be at least three (3) inches in height and one-half (1/2) inches in
width. The color of the numbers shall contrast with the background
color of the boat. Each boat must be required to have a current identification decal on both sides of the boat.
D. OPERATION OF MOTORBOATS OR PERSONAL WATERCRAFT:
1. If you were born ON or AFTER September 1, 1993, you MUST
complete an approved Boater Education course to operate a PWC,
windblown vessel over 14 feet in length or a boat with more than a
15 horsepower rating unless supervised from someone who is 18 years
of age or older, who can lawfully (born before September 1, 1993 or
completed an approved Boater Education course) operate the watercraft
and is on board when the vessel is underway.
2. No shareholder shall permit any unauthorized watercraft to go on the
waters of Lake Cherokee.
3. Violation of any of the rules pertaining to the operation of personal
watercraft in a manner in which in the opinion of the Lake Patrolman,
CWC Boating Rules
disregards the safety of others will subject that watercraft to be excluded
from operation on Lake Cherokee, in addition to other penalties otherwise
provided. Excluded watercraft will have a red tag affixed to the handle bar
with a 30-day minimum of exclusion. Removal of the red tag before expiration of the exclusion will subject the shareholder/owner of the watercraft
to a fine of $1,000.
4. Subject to appropriate registration and use restrictions as provided in
these Rules and Regulations, a Plug-In Craft (shuttle craft or equivalent)
may be used to pull water skis, surf boards or other similar devices.
5. The operator of a class “A” motorboat (less than sixteen (16) feet in
length) or Class “1” motorboat (more than sixteen (16) feet and less than
twenty-six (26) feet in length) while underway, shall require every passenger
under thirteen (13) years of age to wear U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation device. A life belt or ring buoy does not satisfy this requirement.
6. No child may attend the CWC Safe Boating School unless they are thirteen (13) year of age on June 30 of the year in which they make application
to attend said school.
7. The leaseholder owner of motorboat or personal watercraft shall be
responsible to ensure than any operator of their vessel is a legal operator.
8. One Coast Guard approved personal flotation device in good and serviceable condition must be provided for each person on board.
E. BOATS PROHIBITED ON LAKE CHEROKEE:
1. All boats greater than twenty-eight (28) feet in length.
2. All houseboats.
3. All boats with permanent sleeping facilities.
4. All boats with sanitation pump out facilities.
5. All amphibious aircraft
6. All airboats or swamp boats
F. PROHIBITED WATERCRAFT EQUIPMENT:
1. No motors with open exhaust will be allowed to operate on Lake Cherokee.
2. No sirens except by Lake Cherokee Patrolman and law enforcement
personnel on duty.
G. SPEED LIMITS AND BOAT SAFETY:
1. No boat, jet ski, personal watercraft, or water bike shall be operated at
a speed in excess of forty (40) mph on open or ski waters during daylight
hours and twenty (20) mph during nighttime hours (thirty (30) minutes after
sunset to thirty (30) minutes before sunrise); twenty (20) mph upon named
boat roads; ten (10) mph upon access boat roads and idle speed upon all
other areas of the lake unless otherwise posted.
2. No watercraft shall be operated in the waters of Lake Cherokee in a
careless manner so as to endanger others or their property and shall be
operated in compliance with all posted speed limits
3. When meeting an oncoming watercraft on a boat road, operators must
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.
H. WATER SKIING:
1. Water skiing and other similar activity is restricted to the area marked
by buoys placed by CWC in open water and at a distance no closer than
one hundred and fifty (150) feet from piers and boat houses.
2. Any boat pulling water skis or other similar devices shall have a minimum of two (2) people in the boat so that the driver can keep a proper
lookout and the other person can watch the skier. All skiers are required
to wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation device.
3. It is prohibited for a personal watercraft to pull a person or persons on
water skis, surfboard or similar devices on Lake Cherokee.
I. PROHIBITED BOATING AND FISHING AREAS
1. No boat shall be permitted nearer than one hundred (100) feet of the
2. No boating is allowed in the SWEPCO canal or in the City of
Longview water intake area.
3. Tying boats to buoys is prohibited.
1. Only CWC privilege card holders and their guests are permitted to
swim in Lake Cherokee.
2. Swimming is prohibited from the spillway to Section NB, from the
dam, the valve tower, in the SWEPCO canal, the boat roads, the City
of Longview water intake area, from the Lake Cherokee Community
Activity Complex piers.
3. Swimming outward from shore, a pier, Cherokee Club or a boathouse
further than one hundred (100) feet is prohibited.
K. BIKINI ISLAND AND FIRECRACKER PARK:
1. Overnight camping on Bikini Island or Firecracker Park is prohibited.
Persons using the park areas must keep the areas clean.
Martin A. Pessink
Director of Operations
Negligent and Reckless
Operation of a Vessel
Negligent and reckless operation of a vessel is
illegal in Texas. Negligent and reckless operation of
a vessel is defined as the failure to exercise the care
necessary to prevent the endangerment of life, limb,
or property of any other person. The following are
examples of negligent and reckless operation.
Boating in restricted areas that have been clearly
marked by buoys or in some other manner.
Allowing passengers to ride on the bow, gunwale,
transom, seat backs, seats on raised decks, or any other
place where there may be a chance of falling overboard.
Operating at speeds that are not reasonable and
prudent based on boating traffic, weather conditions,
visibility, or other potential hazards. If no limits are
posted, you should operate a vessel so that it does not
endanger others and so that it can be stopped safely.
Causing damage to a person or property with
a vessel’s wake in posted “No Wake” areas. In these
areas, you should operate a vessel slowly so that it does
not throw a wake. In addition, you should reduce your
speed when passing:
o Near a swimming area
o Close to a shoreline
o Another vessel where people are fishing,
water-skiing, diving, or anchored
Encircling people engaged in water activities. Unless you are retrieving a downed water-skier or person
engaged in a similar activity, do not operate a boat or
PWC in a circular course around:
o Any person swimming
o Any other boat or PWC when the operator or any passenger is fishing, water-skiing, or
participating in a similar activity
As an owner of a vessel, you are liable if you allow others to operate your vessel in a reckless manner.
The watercraft decals are teal this year. ALL boats operated on Lake
Cherokee MUST be registered in the name of the 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 teal decals
affixed on each side close to the lot number.
Fines for an unauthorized boat or expired decals start at $100.
Replacement decals for watercraft are $50 per set.
The Cherokee Water Company offices will be
closed on Monday, May 26th
Memorial Day. We will resume normal office hours on
Tuesday, May 27th. Have a great Memorial Day weekend Lake Cherokee!
in Observance of
for 2015 Lake Cherokee
Preservation Club calendar
I’m sure everyone had an egg-stra special time at
the Easter Egg Hunt! Egg-specially the kids, big and
small. Thanks again to our lovely Karen Nimmo for
all the hard work. We couldn’t do it without her. She
did an egg-cellent job.
Be sure you have Saturday, June 6thon your
calendar, circled in red, with a star on it. That’s right!
It’s time for Wet and Wild! We’re all excited, it should
be fantabulous as usual. Lots of fun and prizes for
everyone. So come on out and play with your friends
and neighbors. Get Wet and Wild!
Don’t forget about photos for the 2015 calendar. Did any of you get some good shots of the pelicans? Photos taken with a camera are much better for
printing than those taken by most phones. So watch
your resolution! All the information is outlined in the
guidelines for entry in this issue, so get ready. We’re
adding a little something different this year. We’re
looking for original artwork from the younger crowd,
below 18, of Lake Cherokee. Send your entries in
before July 31st. Our Sweet Judy Owens is in charge
of the calendar and you will find all the info in the
Have fun and we’ll see you on the lake! Happy
boating to all.
Possible ideas for entries:
Pelicans, Mallards, etc.
Firecracker Island with kids playing in the
sand, volleyball, etc.
Hot air balloon over the lake
Fisherman, kayaker, sailboat, etc - Silhouette with beautiful background
Evening photo of US flag on the island and
All digital images need to be at least 10”
x 7”, 300 dpi, and Horizontal format.
For example, if a photo is scanned from
an original 8x10 at 100% it needs to be
scanned at 300 dpi and saved as a jpeg, tif,
or eps. If the original is a 5x7, it would
need to be scanned at 100% 600 dpi, or
200% 300 dpi. Gif, png, and photos taken
with an iphone do not reproduce well.
Send your awesome pics to Judy Owens:
or SN 30 Lake Cherokee.
Thanks! Be Snap Happy!
Tommy Pelton, Secretary
Enter your drawing of what Lake Cherokee
means to you for a chance to be in the 2015 Lake
Cherokee Preservation Club calendar. Be sure to
include name, age, and title of your drawing.
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Contest is open to anyone under the age of 18
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The LARC Bridge Club held its April luncheon at the CWC building on April 2nd prior to
the Bridge session. An Easter theme was carried
out in the decorations by Mary Novak. Large and
colorful eggs in fushia, blue and yellow nestled in
green grass. An Easter bunny, dressed in “Sunday Best” centered the display. Quarter tables for
egg-themed cups, plates and napkins. The April
menu was topped by beef tips and rice, well pre- Carol Ross, Carol Ehl,
pared by Carol Ehl.
Knox, Frances Beavers
Joan Porter, Mary
Suter and Peggy
Debbie Hobson, who co-chairs the club with Keryl Kalb, presided. The Lord’s Prayer was
offered as the innvocation. Frances Beavers, who has been absent recently, was back again and given
a big welcome. High score at Bridge went to Peggy Kernohan.
LARC Bridge is open to all Lake Cherokee shareholders and their guests. Play begins at Noon
each Wednesday except on the 1st Wednesday of the month when the group meets at 11:00 am for
lunch. For further information on the club, contact Debbie Hobson at (903) 643-9077.
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Black Dog Gallery
On April 17th, First Friends picked up chicken salad box lunches
from Brenda’s Good Eats and headed out to Black Dog Gallery in north
Longview to have lunch in Gary and Carol Jones wonderful art studio.
Carol’s beautiful paintings adorn the walls of a very unique gift store. Carol
and Gary can turn any ordinary cabinet or piece of furniture into a work of
art; they have several furniture pieces displayed for sale, and they do custom
work, as well. They also make, sell, and ship the most delicious cinnamon
pound cake, made from Gary’s grandmother’s secret recipe. A visit to their
studio will earn a sample - well worth the trip! First Friends will vouch for
Next month first Friends will meet on May 15th at 11:30am at the
home of Judi Morgan for a “Potluck” Salad Luncheon. If you have not
joined First Friends for lunch yet but would like to, just call or e-mail me,
Susan Deeds, at 903-643-9499 or”[email protected]”. We’d love to
have you join us!
From top- Susan Deeds,
Stuckey, Carolyn Matter,
Wylene Smith, Peggy Kernohan, Debbie Hobson,
Carol Ehl, Pat Hewitt, and
Door prize winners
Fredna Stuckey, Lynda
Suter, and Judi Morgan
usually entailed the normal men(tality)
of wise-cracking, golf course humor, and
hoorahing at errant golf shots! We had
a fivesome that day which included me,
by Celia Taylor
(Dave Clark), W.C. Rogers, Tim Watson,
Ed Dooley, Wayne Richards, and one red
fox squirrel. Yep-a ball stealing red fox
The 2nd tournament of the year was
a blast. This was the Shamble Tournament.
There were 10 team and everyone had a great
We were playing the #2 hole - W.C. Rogers
time. Chicken Spaghetti was served with a salad and bread. There were lots of desserts teeing off last. As soon as his tee shot settled
& the Board wants to thank everyone who at the base of the large pine tree located at the
brought something. Peggy Kernohan (Glen’s point of the dog-leg fairway leading up to the #
wife - Glen has retired from the board) is still 2 green, a squirrel zipped down that tree, grabbed
coming out to decorate the Club House and W.C.’s ball, and scampered back up the tree claimserve. We really appreciate all Peggy does for ing a spot on a limb about twenty feet off the
the club. Peggy is creative and always has beau- ground!
tiful decorations. There was a tie for 1st Place
Although I had now seen this event take
with -7 (63):
place two different times, W. C. said that the same
The teams consist of: Buzz Everett, Tucy squirrel, same location, had taken off with his ball
Everett, Wayne Hoskins, Jodi Berryhill & other on numerous occasions. I don’t have a clue how
team: Butch McKinley, Robbie Nodine, David the squirrel always selected W.C.’s ball ad ignored
Stokes, Bill Perry. The 2 teams split the prize the others! Maybe-because of the chartreuse colfund of $312.00 getting $156.00 each team. or balls that W.C. played, or maybe because W.C.
Way to go. The next tournament is always a more often than not (not intentionally) drove his
great one and anyone who can needs to sign tee shot through the top of that squirrel’s tree
up and play. This is a string Tournament- Each play ground! In retrospect, I truly believe that
team will get 15 feet of string to use on the vengeance was the motive! Just had to be!
green to save a stroke - be careful with the sting.
W.C. was an avid and passionate golfer, a
Strategy always pays a key part in this. This is good
sport and a lot of fun to share a round of
a 4 Person Scramble. The tournament is May
3rd at 9:00. Hope to see you there. Don’t for- golf with. He was manager of Jim Mankins’s
get the Benefit tournament for the club June Eagle Trucking Co. (oilfield equipment hauling),
6th & 7th. If you can’t play on the original date and in my opinion was a “salty and crusty soul.”
(Saturday) we have opened it on Friday the 6th You can imagine the sight to see and hear as W.C.
at 9:00. If you have donations, give away for tried to coax that squirrel into dropping his ball!
door prizes, sponsor a hole, items for our auc- While W.C. was conversing with the squirrel, the
tion - everything is appreciated. This benefits rest of us were laughing and wise-cracking at W.C.
the club for maintenance for the course. You as we putted out on the #2 hole. Meanwhile,
may drop off items at the club anytime or call back at the tree, the squirrel seemed to ignore
the club or anyone on the board and we will W.C.’s gestures and descriptive phrases! This is
not to say the squirrel didn’t change locations in
the tree when W.C.’s #2 iron went whirling by
within inches of his head.
Dave Clark has given us
another GREAT story:
I did not know there were so many descripTHE VENGEFUL SQUIRREL
tive names (laced with colorful expletives) that
If my memory serves me correctly, it as you could call a squirrel. Tree Hugger, Bushy
a beautiful, sunny, early summer afternoon Tail, Tree Rat, and my favorite - Ball Bearing
at the Cherokee Country Golf Course A Acorn Container, were among the vocal sounds
perfect day for golfing and fellowship which that raced through the air.
To add fuel to the fire, someone in the group
managed with a straight face to explain to W.C.
he would have to re-drive his tee shot and take
a penalty stroke for an unplayable lie. Then another suggested he be penalized another stroke
for slow play! W.C.’s response to this was short
- not too sweet!! I don’t give a flying blanket-blank
what you sorry blankety-blanks do, say, or think!!
Nosiree - not today, not tomorrow, not never, will
I take penalty strokes because of that damn squirrel!
Eyes were brimming over the tears from laughter as the group proceeded to #3 hole. W.C. finally gave up on his conversation with the squirrel and rejoined the group. As he approached
he defiantly told the group scorekeeper to give
him a par on #2 hole! To which the scorekeeper
responded - a par?? You haven’t made a par on
that hole in two weeks of play!! Par my foot!! To
which and to everyone’s amusement and hilarity, W.C. replied, “I know-but this time I would
probably have birdied that hole if the damn
squirrel hadn’t off with my ball! And you know
- he might have!!
Although the squirrel and W.C. are both
long gone, every time I play the #2 hole, I
glance up at the limb where the squirrel sat with
W.C.’s ball in his mouth, and in memory, flash a
grin for appreciated and fun times at Cherokee
Country Golf Club.
Thanks David! That is a great story - I know
I enjoyed it and look for more stories over the
years you can tell us!
Don’t forget Ladies Group plays on Tuesdays at 9:00 am and would love to have more
women to play – come and join the fun.
Also the Saturday Friends group plays a
scramble every Saturday morning – lots of fun
and lots of visiting – Everyone is invited to
come and play – good way to meet new people
and since the weather is finally getting nice good
way to enjoy it and being outdoors.
See you on the course!
The shareholders of the lots listed here are the winners of FREE GOLF at the Cherokee Country Golf
Association Course during the month of May. 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 May.
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Cherokee Fishing Club’s Donors
2014 Spring Bass Tournament
By Bo Besharse
I have written and rewritten this portion of the article
tonight. It is so difficult to put into words what took
place after our meeting. I could not bring myself to
write an article about all of the fun things that happened at our meeting and leave out such a sad and
tragic thing that happened to such a good, caring and
longtime member of the Fishing Club. So, without
giving details of the event, I would like to tell our
members and shareholders, who know and respect
Jim Muirhead, a very short and abbreviated portion
of what transpired on Monday, April 14th, after the
meeting. Jim was discovered, in his vehicle, with a
possible life threatening illness. An emergency call
was made to 911 and Jim was transported by ambulance to the hospital a short time later. At the time of
this article, Jim is in ICU at the hospital. Our prayers
go out to Jim and his family.
The meeting for April was held on Monday,
April 14th and just one full day after the Spring Open
Bass Tournament. We had 46 members in attendance
and 1 guest. Marshall Houghton joined our club last
month but was unable to come to the meeting last
month when his wife Gloria turned in her membership form. He was able to come to the April meeting
and was recognized.
Our Cookie People continue to save the day
for those that do not get a chance to eat before the
meeting. I know that we had 48 hotdogs and 50
chicken salad sandwiches along with chips and an
abundance of tasty desserts. Those saving the day
were Brenda Wyche, Genia Holland, Bob Tippit,
Mayre Drennan, Wylene Smith, Mike Kalb and Bonnie Haynes.
The CFC Spring Open Bass Tournament
took place on Saturday, April 12th. We had a total
of 34 boats and 66 people entered. The wind was
howling and it was a tough day for the fishermen. We
caught a total of 311 lbs. of fish during the tournament and only 2 died. The 2 that did not make it were
not wasted. The fishermen took them home to clean.
We paid 8 places for the heaviest stringer, and 2 places for big bass. The top 4 winning teams for heavy
stringer were; 1st place: Leonard Martin, 2nd place:
Larry Lacewell, 3rd place: Joey Garner, 4th place:
Charles Pinson. Large Bass: Leonard Martin- 7.38
lbs. and 2nd Large Bass: Gary Adams- 6.14 lbs. We
also had places for largest women’s bass and youth
bass but did not have any winners. Of the 34 boats,
all but about 5 teams brought in 5 fish limits. Every
Larry Lacewell 2nd place
heavy stringer with 18.67
pounds of fish.
Leonard Martin, Winner
of the Spring Tournament with big bass and
tournament fisherman that came to heavy
the weigh-in walked away with door 18.92 pounds.
prizes and all prizes awarded were
worth more than what their entry fee cost. We did
have a large number of businesses and individuals that
donated door prizes. We ask that you support them
the way that they have supported the shareholders that
fished in the tournament.
Guest speaker Tommy
Joe Travis, Fisheries Director reported that he
is in the process of filling the catfish ponds and the catfish will be ordered soon. We are waiting to make sure
that the number of cormorants has decreased before
placing the fish in the ponds.
Steve Brown’s fishing table
Tommy Stanley, Reel repair and Custom
Rods, was the speaker for the meeting. Tommy gave
some good tips on how to clean and maintain fishing reels. He has been in the reel repair business for
over 30 years. Tommy also gave some suggestions of
which reels to purchase for your use and suggestions
on which reels you may want to avoid. If you need reel
repair or want to have him make a custom rod, you can
get in touch with him through East Texas Sonar.
Raffle Time! Steve Brown and Genia Holland
were preparing to begin our monthly raffle and we had
some great prizes. One prize was a table, designed and
developed by Steve, that connects to the bottom of
the boat seat. The table is a wonderful step saver and I
will try to get a photo of it in the Chatter next month.
During his description of the uses, Steve pointed out
the measuring stick on the table, the place designed to
hold your drink, and a place to place your dye. When
he started talking about the red dye, he told everyone
about the time I used his boat and accidently spilled
the red dye on his seats and carpet in the boat. The
spill did take place and I was really concerned on how
to get the dye removed. Just after he told everyone
about the dye being “spread all over his boat,” I had to
come up with an explanation of how the dye spill really
happened. I advised the group, “Being an
old Navy man and in keeping with the tradition of christening seagoing vessels, I had
to christen his fishing boat to maintain the
tradition of seafaring sailors.” Steve’s boat
was christened as “Old Red” and, by doing
so, will give him unending luck and happiness. I don’t know if everyone believed me
but it was a good excuse! Our winners in
the raffle were Joe Rogers, Willard Jordan,
Don Anderson, Larry Lacewell, John White,
John T. Smith and Bob Tippit.
Raffle winners (l to r) Joe Rogers, Bob Tippit, Our May meeting will be held on Monday,
John T. Smith, Don Anderson, Larry Lacewell, May 12th and we will have Rick Loomis as
and Willard Jordan
WOOD DUCK HOUSE
our speaker. Rick is a guide on Lake Fork, has appeared
on numerous television fishing programs and has been
a winner in the Skeeter Owners Tournament. I am sure
he will provide some good tips on deep water fishing.
With so many events taking place in our fishing club
and the deadline to submit the article, some photos
and club information will have to be placed into next
month’s Chatter. Please remember Jim Muirhead and
his family, as you offer up your prayers each day.
All of the below individuals or businesses provided donations of Cash, Merchandise, Gift Cards,
and VISA cards to be used as door prizes for the
shareholders of Lake Cherokee who fished in
the Spring Tournament. Their names, business
locations/address, and items they donated will be
placed on the Cherokee Fishing Club’s website for
the remainder of 2014. As you can see, we had
individuals or companies from Tatum, Lakeport,
Longview, Flint, Bullard Kilgore, Gladewater and
Marshall make donations. I hope each of you
that read this list will support those individuals
and businesses, like they have supported our Lake
Cherokee community. The CFC website address
is cherokeefishingclub.com and we hope you visit
the site and see how much support they provided.
Although we try to be perfect in listing all the
donors, someone may have been left off the list.
If you donated, and your name does not appear,
please contact Bo at 903-738-3090 or email [email protected]
Skeeter Boat Company, Kilgore; Front porch
Antiques and Gifts, Longview; Shipp’s Marine,
Gladewater; Boat Hoist USA, Longview; Tracker Boat Center, Longview; Longview Cycle and
Ski, Longview; Pizza King, Longview; Dukes
Fish Shack, Lakeport; Sonic Drive-in, Lakeport; Lively Cadillac-GMC, Longview;
Lawrence Allstate Ins. Co., Longview; Fishermen’s Market, Longview; Café Italia Pasta and
Pizza, Marshall; East Texas Vacuums, Longview;
Citizens National Bank, Lakeport; Spring Hill
State Bank, Longview; Smotherman Scenery,
Longview, Tidwell Tire, Longview; Eagle Nest/
Emerald Glen RV Park, Tatum; Chic-Fil-A,
Longview; H&W Marine, Flint and Bullard; R
& K Distributors, Longview; Cherokee Water
Company, Longview; Butcher Shop, Longview;
Crawfish Cove and Shrimp, Longview; Plano
Marine of East Texas, Longview; Texas Bank
and Trust, Longview; Lee’s Creek Grill, Henderson; Bill’s Closeouts, Longview; Carolyn
Matter, Longview; Cherokee Shores Real Estate,
Longview; Chip and Nancy Peralta, Cherokee
Shores, Longview; Linda Voyles, Cherokee
Shores Realty, Longview; Dianne Swank, Cherokee Shores Realty, Longview, Ronny Boswell,
Cherokee Shores Realty, Longview; Clair Balliett,
Cherokee Shores Realty, Longview; Mickie Klotz,
The Safe Store, Longview; Cody Klotz, The Safe
Store, Longview; Fowler Transportation, Marshall; Patty Clark, Real Estate, Longview; Scott
Mullins, RSM Supply, LLC, Longview; Allstate
Ins, Larry Dodge, Longview; Skinner’s Corner
Store, Lakeport; Nichols Marine, Longview; Sisk
Buick, Longview; East Texas Sonar, Longview;
Southland Feed, Richard Massingill, Longview;
Ellis Pottery, Longview; Hayes RV Center,
Longview; Jake’s Feed, Longview; Brown Duck,
Longview; McAlister’s Deli, Longview; Pegues
Hurst Ford, Longview; Automotive Supercenter,
Longview; H2O Hand Carwash, Longview; Milano’s Pizza, Tatum; Tatum Hardware, Tatum;
K&L Lube, Tatum; West Drum, Longview; Tri
State Battery, Longview; The Home and Garden
Center, Longview; NAPA Auto Center, Tatum;
Toot Toot’s Sassafras Boutique, Longview; Bodacious BBQ, Tatum; Bodacious BBQ, Longview;
Bodacious BBQ, Kilgore; Golden Flake Bakery, Longview; Buffalo Wild Wings, Longview;
Gandy Branch Boutique, Tatum; Wal-Mart, Henderson; Texas Roadhouse, Longview; Dr. Megan
Hamner, DDS, Kilgore
by Susan Deeds
Knife, Fork and Trowel members met April 8th
for our first spring dinner of the year. We couldn’t
have asked for a more beautiful evening - perfect
weather that made our lake sparkle! Our hosts and
hostesses for the dinner were Barbara and Danny
Coats, Bonnie and Charlie Haynes, Pat and James
Hewitt, and Carol Ehl. Debbie Hobson worked her
decorating magic to create a fresh and festive atmosphere! The dinner entree, smoked pork loin, was
paired with Carol Ehl’s special potatoes - yummy!
Everyone else supplied a potluck vegetable, salad, or
dessert to create bountiful banquet.
Charles and Lydia Martin were our guests for
the night. Charles makes beautiful, unique custom
knives and knife holsters and brought several with
him to show the group, both service knives and show
knives. He answered questions from the group about
his craft and his collection. Charles will make knives
or holsters by order for gifts or for personal collec-
Guests, Charles and Lydia
tion. He and Lydia live here in Elderville; we are
lucky to have such a fine, local craftsman. Charles offered one of his knives for a door prize, which David
Next month KFT will meet on Tuesday, May
13th, downstairs at the CWC office at 6:00pm. Hosts
and hostesses will be Pete and Carol Staiti, Wendy
and Eddie Gomez, Bo and Gena Beshare, and Elton
and Gwen Brock;they will prepare chicken parmigiana with pena pasta and everyone else will supply
bread, salads, or desserts. If you have not attended
any of our dinners yet, this would be a great first one!
Just give me a call, Susan Deeds at 903-643-9499, or
e-mail at “[email protected]”; I’ll be happy to
give you any information that you may need. Feel free
to bring a guest (or guests); just let us know so that
our hosts will have an accurate count. We like to have
plenty of food! I hope to see you there!
Host and Hostess Danny
and Barbara Coats with
Decorator, Debbie Hobson
Emcee for the
Charles Martin displays some of his
custom knives and holsters.
prize winner, David Dunlap, with
one of his knife
Hosts and hostesses Pat Hewitt,
Bonnie and Charlie Haynes, Carol Ehl, and James Hewitt
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ANNUAL FISHING CONTEST
April 1st - September 30th
$50 prize monthly for: Bream / Catfish / any kind of Bass / Crappie
One Prize awarded each month to each entrant.
ALL FISH MUST BE CAUGHT IN LAKE CHEROKEE BY LAKE CHEROKEE SHAREHOLDERS!!
WHEN? The 30th day of each month: April-Sept. The monthly contests close at 6 p.m. the 29th of each month and a new contest
begins at 5 p.m. the 30th of each month.
WHO? Lake Cherokee Stockholders and eligible privilege card holders.
CONTEST RULES: All contestants must abide by the current Rules and Regulations of Lake Cherokee and of the Texas Game & Fish
Commission. All fish must be caught in Lake Cherokee. All fish must be weighed in alive. Please practice catch and release good
sportsmanship rule and return fish to the lake after weigh in, if possible. Weigh in stations are: Skinners at Lakeport, Lee’s Creek
Grocery, & Cherokee Golf Club. Weigh in receipts must be turned into Cherokee Water Company, NK20 with date, name and number.
Winners will be listed in the Cherokee Chatter monthly. In case of a tie, the first entry weighed is the prize winner.
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