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Cherokee Chatter - Cherokee Water Company
LEASE RENEWAL REMINDER
Payment was due April 1st for those shareholders that took advantage of the split
payment option for the 2015-2016 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 31,
2015, another late fee of $100 will be due.
Memorial Day
The Cherokee Water Company offices will
be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. We will resume
normal office hours on Tuesday, May 31st.
photo submitted by Kristina Ritter
Brothers- Jeramey Elliott and Beau Hicks,
sons of James Elliott, SJ23.
Keepin’ it Real is a new article you will find monthly
in the Chatter.
It’s a Balancing Act!
Every year I make a New Year’s resolution to balance my life, you know, not work so
much and enjoy the things I like to do more—
and every year this doesn’t happen. Well, here
it is Spring 2016 already, and I am no closer
to that balance than in any other year. So I
thought if took a few minutes to think about
it, I could force myself take the leap and put a
check-mark by that New Year’s resolution.
Cherokee Water Co.
NK20 Lake Cherokee
Longview, TX 75603
Have a great Memorial Day
weekend Lake Cherokee!
I like to read—along with a lot of other
things—and reading would be enjoyable and
balance things a little. Picture it: sitting out
by the lake reading a good book, what could
be more relaxing? So, reading it is! Reading
should be easy to add that daily balance—right?
It’s so simple! Pick a book, open the book, and
there you are, reading the book. Sounds so easy.
Now I’ll confess that I’ve had this as one
of my New Year’s resolutions in the past, just
because it sounds so easy to accomplish. Sometimes it appears on the list masquerading as a
self-help book to refine healthy eating habits
or enhance barbequing skills, sometimes as a
gardening book to get a little exercise and sun,
and sometimes reading a best-seller or a current
non-fiction so I have something to talk about at
reunions or gatherings. Then I discover that I
have no idea about what to pick. There lies my
problem: how do I pick a book to read that will
be relaxing, and help me balance and de-stress?
There was a time when I would just see a
The
May 2016
Cherokee Chatter
Published by the Cherokee Water Co. • NK20 Lake Cherokee • Longview, TX 75603
Keepin’ it Real
Board Meeting Minutes
Shopper’s Corner
Bulletin Board
Cherokee Fishing Club
Spring Bass Tournament
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book, get the book, and read the book, but
because I grew up with the idea that if you
start something, you’d better finish it, this
method probably caused me more unbalance
and stress than just not reading would have
caused. I often ended up reading entire books
that I really didn’t like at all! Then I began to
realize if it wasn’t good, I should cut my losses
and quit where I was. Some books I stopped
reading mid-way, mid-chapter, and even midsentence!
To hedge my bet for finding a good book
to read, my next method of book selection was
to check out several books at the library and
sample a few pages of each, then decide which
one I would finish. However, this often left me
with several good books to finish in a short
two to three week time span. Once again, very
unbalancing and now I’ve added the stress of a
deadline for returning unread books!
I tried several other methods for book
selection that were just as defeating; reading
First Friends
LARC Ladies Bridge
Knife, Fork & Trowel
News from the 19th Hole
Preservation Club
Calendar
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from the monthly best seller, asking a friend’s
opinion, selecting from a list of books I had
created, or going to a bookstore and reading
the comments on the back “This book will
having you rolling in the aisles.” It didn’t.
“Lots of adventure in this one.” Beginning
was slow, so I quit reading. “A good love story.
. .” A bit mushy and sad. “This one will keep
you riveted to the end.” Not really, again I quit
reading, page 20. All these reading attempts
did cause me to self-reflect on my mood and
the books I liked to read—which was a little
unbalancing and way too intense as a homework for balancing life and relaxing.
Lately I’ve been browsing websites with
reviews, previews, and recommendations.
Some sites, like Amazon.com, will let you
sample a chapter or two of the book—what
a great idea, right? But reading the sample
makes me want to read the whole book, but
Keepin’ it Real continued on page 6
PRESORTED
STANDARD
U.S. POSTAGE PAID
LONGVIEW, TX
PERMIT NO. 390
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Managers Memo Report by Vicki Faulkner:
We’ve hired the 3 seasonal patrol officers.
Brenda Jackson comes to us from the Tatum Police Department and has completed her training
to obtain her Commissioned Security license.
Michael Little is currently a Commissioned
Security officer for Federal Courthouses and
working in Ft. Worth. He and Brenda began
water safety patrol April 16th. Trey Adams will
The CWC Board Of Directors meets the be rejoining our force also for the summer.
3rd Thursday of the month at 6 p.m.
Jerry and Erin will be attending OSSF training
on May 20th in Tyler - the program recomALL SHAREHOLDERS ARE WELCOME. mended for homeowners that wish to maintain
their own systems. I’m looking forward to
MINUTES OF THE BOARD
them bringing back information and forms to
OF DIRECTORS
aid in our implementation of the new OSSF
program for CWC.
CHEROKEE WATER COMPANY
April 21, 2016
A meeting of the Board of Directors for
Cherokee Water Company was held at 6:00
pm on Thursday, April 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
Bill Adler
Wade Johnson
Steve Lobue
Gary Mapes
Justin Smith
George Strunk
Larry Wayt
Also present was Rick Faulkner
President Darrell Wolven called the meeting
to order.
Lynda Whalen, Secretary, pronounced a quorum.
A MOTION was made by Gary Mapes and
seconded by Randall Latch to approve the
Minutes of the March 17, 2016 Board of Directors meeting. The motion passed.
Mike Lee presented the Treasurer’s Report.
The financial statements for March, 2016
were reviewed in detail at the committee meetings on Monday. The CWC is six
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 falling below the budget for the year
and we’re expecting it to come in around
$220,000 - $240,000 short.
A MOTION was made by Mike Lee and
seconded by Lynda Whalen to approve the
financial statement and certify bills paid for
the period ending March 31, 2016. The motion passed.
There are 3 unpaid leases at this time in legal
collection.
The Spring Cleanup will be held April 22 - 24
(Friday-Sunday) this year. The same services
offered last fall will be available.
George Strunk, Chair of the Property and Rules
Committee, reported that the Committee did
meet. There was one item for committee approval and four requests for variances reviewed.
A MOTION was made by George Strunk and
seconded by Mike Lee that the Board approves
the recommendation of the committee for the
following:
the request FOR VARIANCE from Drew Matthews, NH-12, to construct a boathouse that
will be further than 50’ from shoreline. The
Committee recommends denial of the request
as applied for but recommends approval for the
boathouse to extend no further than a string-line
between the adjoining lots existing boathouses;
the request FOR VARIANCE from Richard
Tyler, NI-07, to construct a new carport/shop/
breezeway that will be closer than 50’ from the
roadway;
the request FOR VARIANCE from Wayne
Morgan, SK-26, to allow his son and family to
reside in and maintain his home for up to six
months while he and his wife travel;
and the request FOR VARIANCE from Mike
Wilcox, SR-07, to construct a boathouse that
will be further than 50’ from shoreline. The
Committee recommends denial of the request
as applied for but recommends approval for the
boathouse to extend no further than 85’. Additionally, the freestanding swim deck/dock is
to be removed.
The motion passed.
The Committee recommends the rule regarding
concealed and open carry of handguns on CWC
properties be changed to bring consistency in
the Rules and Regulations to comply with the
Texas statues and signage.
A MOTION was made by George Strunk
and seconded by Gary Mapes that the Board
approves the recommendation of the committee for the following change in the Rules and
Regulations:
CURRENT WORDING:
II. SHAREHOLDER OBLIGATIONS
SHAREHOLDER CONDUCT
2. Pursuant to Penal Code Section 30.06, handguns are prohibited at the CWC administrative
offices at NK20 and NK21, CWC maintenance
buildings, Firecracker Park and Bikini Island.
CWC administrators, CWC security personnel
and law enforcement are exempt from this rule.
PROPOSED WORDING:
II. SHAREHOLDER OBLIGATIONS
A. SHAREHOLDER CONDUCT
2. Pursuant to Section 30.06, Penal Code
(trespass by holder of license to carry a concealed handgun), a person licensed
under
Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code
(concealed handgun law), may not enter the
CWC library, maintenance, fuel center, or patrol buildings, Firecracker Park or Bikini Island
with a concealed handgun.
Pursuant to Section 30.07, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with an openly carried
handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter
H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun
licensing law), may not enter the CWC administrative offices at NK-20, CWC library,
maintenance, fuel center or patrol buildings,
Firecracker Park or Bikini Island with a handgun that is carried openly.
CWC administrators, CWC security personnel and law enforcement are exempt from this
rule.
John Morgan, NH 10,
named the reestablished trail in the
NH section “Veterans Nature Trail”
Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:20 pm.
ATTEST:
______________________
Lynda Whalen, Secretary
The motion passed.
Randall Latch, 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. He reported that the
trail in the NH Section had been reestablished
and a contest held to Name That Trail. Eleven
suggested names were submitted and the Building and Grounds Committee selected the winner
on Monday. The trail will be named Veterans
Nature Trail and was submitted by shareholder
John Morgan. He was presented with a basket
of CWC logo items as winner of the contest.
Mike Lee, Chair of the Natural Resources Committee, reported that the Committee did meet
this month and no action items to bring before
the Board.
Darrell Wolven, in the absence of 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, presented that the Committee
did meet this month and had no action items to
bring before the Board.
Mike Pemberton
July 4, 1947-April 18, 2016
Mike passed away on April 18th in
Longview after a short battle with
cancer. Mike is survived by his
spouse, Jeannie, and his son and
daughter-in-law, Brent and Sarah
Pemberton, of Fort Worth, and grandson, William. In 1974, Mike and
Jeannie moved to Longview, and in
1975 he began employment at Louis
Morgan #1, which he later owned and
operated. Mike served as Secretary of
the Cherokee Water Company Board
of Directors.
Memorials can be made to: Trinity
School of Texas, The Boys and Girls
Club, Gregg County Historical Museum, or a charity of your choice.
National Safe Boating Week:
May 21-27, 2016
·
For hunting and cold weather: Full coats
and suits are available in camouflage colors for
waterfowl hunting and for those who boat when
air and water temperatures are cool.
·
For paddling: Special life jackets are
designed with large openings for arms to allow
ease of movement.
·
For children: Virtually all styles available
are sized especially for children – some with
cartoon characters, straps for pulling children
from the water and high-visibility schemes.
·
For pets: Life jackets are even available for our four-legged friends. It’s helpful to
purchase one with a handle on top to easily pull
your pet out of the water, if needed.
Recreational Boating Safety Facts
All figures are from the U.S. Coast Guard’s 2014 Recreational Boating Safety Statistics, the latest official
record of reported recreational boating accidents.
·
Drowning was reported as the cause of death in three-fourths of all fatalities.
·
Approximately 84 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets.
·
In 2014, the Coast Guard counted 4,064 accidents that involved 610 deaths, 2,678 injuries and approximately $39 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents.
·
The fatality rate was 5.2 deaths per 100,000 registered recreational vessels. This rate represents a 10.6%
increase from last year’s fatality rate of 4.7 deaths per 100,000 registered recreational vessels.
·
About 12 percent of deaths occurred on boats where the operator had received boating safety instruction.
·
Operator inattention, improper lookout, operator inexperience, excessive speed and alcohol rank as the
top 5 primary contributing factors in accidents.
·
Where the primary cause was known, alcohol was listed as the leading factor in 21% of deaths.
·
Twelve children under age thirteen lost their lives while boating in 2014. Seven children, or approximately 58% of the children who died in 2014 died from drowning. (Four children or 57% of those who
drowned were wearing a life jacket; two were not required to by state law.)
·
The most common types of vessels involved in reported accidents were open motorboats (47%),
personal watercraft (17%) and cabin motorboats (15%).
National Recreational Boating Statistics
·
Fatalities: 548
·
Drownings: 418
·
Injuries (requiring medical treatment beyond first aid): 2,678
·
Boating Accidents: 4,064
·
Property Damage: $38,874,380
·
Number of registered recreational boats in the U.S.: 11,804,002
Life Jacket Facts:
Style, Variety
and Comfort
Most boaters know they’re
required to have a U.S. Coast
Guard-approved wearable life
jacket on board for every person
on their boat. Boating safety
advocates recommend that all
boaters and passengers not only
have a life jacket, but ‘Wear It!’ at all times
while boating.
Accidents on the water can happen much too
fast to reach and put on a stowed life jacket.
Drowning is the reported cause of death in
three-fourths of all boating fatalities – and 84
percent of drowning victims in recreational
boating accidents were not wearing a life jacket
in 2014.
The good news is that today’s life jackets are
much more comfortable, lightweight and stylish
than the bulky orange style most boaters know.
No matter what the activity or style chosen, the
most important thing is this: Remember to grab
a life jacket and ‘Wear It!’
General Boating Safety Tips
1. No matter what activity you have planned
– boating, fishing, paddling and more – always
remember to wear a life jacket every time you
are on the water. Accidents on the water can
happen much too fast to reach and put on a
stowed life jacket.
2.
Make sure your life jacket is U.S. Coast
Guard approved, appropriate for your water
activity, and that it fits properly. A life jacket
that is too large or too small can cause different
situational problems. All persons should always
wear a life jacket.
3. Know your state’s boating laws before you
get out on the water. Rules and laws can differ
from state to state and violations can result in
ticketing, fines or jail time.
Life jackets that use inflatable
technologies are cool and comfortable. They may resemble
a pair of suspenders or a belt
pack. Many inflate automatically when immersed in water.
There are life jacket styles
available for almost any boating
activity.
·
For cruising in an open motorboat: Comfort is key – choose a life jacket you’ll want
to wear. For ages 16 and older, inflatable life
jackets are a great option.
·
For fishing: Vest-style life jackets come
with features such as pockets and clips to replace the fishing vest and keep the angler safe.
·
For personal watercraft and water sports:
Inherently buoyant lighter-weight life jackets
are rugged, with multiple buckles and clasps to
keep them secure after impact with the water.
4. Take a boating safety course. Learn valuable tips that can help save your life in unexpected situations.
5.
Make sure your boat is as prepared as
you are. There are many items that need to be
checked and re-checked on any boat.
Top-Ranking States for
Reported Boating Deaths
Source:U.S. Coast Guard 2014 Recreational Boating Safety Statistics
Rank
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
State
Total Deaths
Florida
70
Texas
39
California
38
New York
27
North Carolina
26
Illinois/Ohio/Washington (tie) 22
Pennsylvania
21
Michigan
19
Louisiana
18
Virginia
17
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6.
Boat capacity. Be sure to know your
boat’s capacity. If you have more on your
boat than it was designed to handle, the boat
may become unstable and capsize.
7. Check the weather, including the water
temperature.
8.
Dress properly. Always dress for the
weather, wearing layers if cooler weather,
and bring an extra set of clothes in case you
get wet.
9. Always file a float plan. File a float plan
with someone you trust that includes details
about the trip, boat, persons, towing or trailer
vehicle, communication equipment, and
emergency contacts.
10. Always follow navigation rules. Know
the ‘Rules of the Road’ such as operator’s
responsibility, maintaining a proper lookout,
safe speed, crossing, meeting head-on and
overtaking situations.
11.
Don’t drink while you boat. Where
the primary cause was known, alcohol was
listed as the leading factor in 21% of deaths
in 2014.
12. Beware of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Gasoline-powered engines on boats, including onboard generators, produce carbon
monoxide (CO), a colorless and odorless gas
that can poison or kill someone who breathes
too much of it. Be sure to install and maintain
a working CO detector, never block exhaust
outlets, and always dock, beach or anchor at
least 20 feet away from the nearest boat that
is running a generator or engine.
13. Keep in touch. Communication devices
can be the most important piece of emergency equipment on board a vessel, especially
in case of emergency. Cell phones, satellite
phones, emergency position indicating radio
beacons, VHF radios and personal locator
beacons can all contribute in an emergency
situation.
Top-Ranking States for
Reported Boating Accidents
Source: U.S. Coast Guard 2014 Recreational Boating Safety Statistics
Rank
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
State
Total Accidents
Florida
581
California
379
New York
175
Texas
167
Missouri
142
Maryland
130
N. Carolina/S. Carolina (tie) 124
Washington
122
Louisiana
113
New Jersey/Tennessee (tie) 111
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Who needs the Boater Education Card?
It’s the Law!
Operators must meet the age and boater education requirements
shown below in order to operate any of the following vessels
legally in Texas:
·
A powerboat powered by a motor of more than
15 horsepower or…
·
A personal watercraft or…
·
A windblown vessel over 14 feet in length.
The Boater Education
Course has been set for
Saturday,
June 4, at
CWC, NK 20.
A person less than 13 years of age may operate only if he or
she is supervised by a person who:
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·
·
That’s me!
“Lake Cherokee is my home,
let me help make it yours!”
Kim Hicks-Graham
Vice President and Branch Manager
Longview
NMLS #: 491196
(903) 643-9151 Ext. 4503
FDIC

A person at least 13 years of age and born on or after September 1, 1993, may operate without supervision only if he or
she has passed a boater education course that is accepted by
Texas Parks and Wildlife.
CNB?
Member

Is 18 years of age or older and…
Can lawfully operate the watercraft and…
Is on board when the vessel is underway.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Boater Education Pre-registration
Last Name:_________________________
First Name:_________________________
MI:_____
M/F:_____
DOB:____________________
Phone Number:______________________
Mailing Address:_________________________________________________________
City:____________________
State:_____
Zip:______________
County:___________
SS #:_______________________ Email address:_____________________________________
CK #/Cash:_________
This form must be completed in full.
Please send payment ($20.00) and registration form to:
Cherokee Water Company NK-20 Lake Cherokee Longview, TX 75603
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Don’t miss the Annual
“Out of School Bash”
 Hosted by: The Church at Lake Cherokee
 When: May 25, 2016
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 Where: The Church at Lake Cherokee
11968 FM 2011 East Henderson, TX 75652
 What’s Happening?
Food (Hot Dogs, Chips, Snacks)
Games (Sand Volleyball, Basketball, Waterslide,
Horseshoes, Slip
Slip--n-Slide and more)
Fellowship, Friends, Music, Food
and a GREAT time!
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LAKE CHEROKEE
SECURITY REPORT
MARCH 2016
FACILITY CHECK: REMOVE DEAD
ANIMAL: 1
1,834
EXTRA PATROL
FACILITY: 26
EXTRA PATROL
SHAREHOLDER:
210
IMPOUND
DOMESTIC
ANIMAL: 3
CLEAR ROADWAY
OF TREES/
WELFARE CHECK: DEBRIS: 10
DISTURBANCE: 3
3
OPEN DOOR: 10
SUSPICIOUS
VEHICLE/
PERSON: 20
MAINTENANCE
NEEDED: 9
ISSUE PERMIT:
16
BURGLARY/
THEFT: 0
ALARMS: 11
WATER RESCUE/
DROWNING: 4
VEHICLE/BOAT
ACCIDENT: 0
CODE
SET OUT/PICK UP VIOLATIONS: 1
TRAP: 10
ASSIST AGENCY:
REMOVE ANIMAL 9
FROM TRAP/LOT:
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Welcome to
Lake Cherokee
March 2016 Transfers– 16
Shopper’s Corner
FOR SALE:
FOR SALE: Two Honda jetskis (seat
three people) with double trailer. Never
been off this lake with less than 100
hours each. Trailered each winter, with
custom covers and stored under carport
at lakehouse. Purchased new, used by
family and friends for five summers,
three of which the water was low and
they were out of the water in July.
Usual wear and serviced each spring.
$10,000.00 for both and the trailer.
Each jetski was $12,000 new and the
trailer was $2500 new. All the paperwork, books, etc ... A GREAT deal for
someone. 903-780-1694
FOR SALE: 2011 pontoon boat or
party barge that has never been off this
lake. Serviced each spring and the only
fuel in motor was purchased at the island pumps. Many extras including
fuel filter, large fuel tank, cover, changing stall. Bought at Tracker on Eastman
RD, and serviced each year before storage, also. Removed from water with
custom cover, then covered with tarp
each winter. Like new ... $17,500.00
903-780-1694
FOR SALE: 6 month set of Maytag
front load, stackable washer and dryer,
industrial duty. Paid $900 each, will
sell for 600 each. Contact Libbie at
320-496-5588.
FOR SALE: Antique wooden icebox,
excellent condition. $325 903.643.2079
FOR SALE: 2011 Chaparral 186,
190hp inboard/outboard with 122
hours. Can be seen at SQ18, No trailer.
$19,900. Call 903-736-6268.
FOR SALE: Undeveloped lot – SJ 46
Make offer
(903) 987-4671 or [email protected]
FOR SALE: Unimproved Lot, NQ 10
Share of stock in Lake Cherokee
$40,000 (will finance)
Carolyn Matter (903) 643-3969 or
(903) 720-7700 cell
FOR SALE: RV: 2008 Aspen Frontier
in excellent condition. King size bed
and shower in master. 2 big slides.
Original cost $47,000 selling for
$21,000. 903.643.2079
FOR SALE: New Tackle Box with
6 new Lures, assorted boppers and
weights, new jigheads,new 3-pack of
Ball bearing swivel snaps, panfish creatures. 25 Dollars.
FOR SALE: Assorted Rifle and Handgun Ammo, To much to list, must come
and see Ron. SG-40 Lake Cherokee.
903 918-8712
FOR SALE: Some Things Have GOT
to Go! Complete backpacking outfit.
Includes frame, tent, sleeping bag and
pad, cooking supplies and much more.
Gently used. If interested, call 903643-3200.
FOR SALE: Frigidaire 17 cu ft stainless steel refrigerator, less than 5 years
old. $300 903.643.0334
FREE
1 yr old border collie mix. Very sweet,
but shy. She is house
trained and fixed,
and needs a retired,
or semi retired person to spend more
time with her. Please
contact Libbie at
320-496-5588.
WILL BUY:
Will buy your unwanted boat, barge,
jet ski, ATV/UTV, golf cart, RV or
trailer and pay you cash. Please call
903-658-2994. If no answer please
leave a message. Thank You.
Wanted: Used propane
tank 903.315.0535
FOR SALE: 1997 VIP 202 model boat.
400 hours. $9,000. (903) 445-3640
FOR SALE: 2013 G25 Super Air Nautique. 103 hours. Custom wet sound
stereo system and custom triple axle
trailer. $106,900. (903) 445-3640
Keepin’ it Real continued from page 1
sometimes the sample is the high point! This puts me back in the quit reading cycle.
Enter websites like Whichbook (http://www.openingthebook.com/whichbook/),Wikihow
(http://www.whatshouldireadnext.com/), GoodReads (http://www.goodreads.
com/), Library Things (https://www.librarything.com/), GNooks (http://www.gnooks.
com/), and The Staff Recommends (http://www.thestaffrecommends.com/).
Not only do some of these sites have a good selection of books that you can read for free,
most also help you pick a good book—one that will fit your mood. This has helped me learn that
my mood often calls for some humor (When the Sun Shines by John Harding), or some thinking with a good mystery, and a little food thrown in doesn’t hurt (Death by Chocolate by Sally
Berneathy). Of course anything by John Grisham or Janet Evanovich would suit my mood this
summer—entertainment at the lake.
If you have any questions regarding
a property or stock transfer,
please feel free to contact
Erin Summerlin at
(903) 643-3933
or [email protected]
photo by Jane Wolven
So back to my dilemma, I still haven’t picked that special book I will be reading. The only
thing I’ve decided is that next year I will not be adding “reading a book” to my New Year’s resolutions. Picking the book is just too much stress and a bit unbalancing!
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Watercraft Decals
The watercraft decals are green this year.
All boats operated on Lake Cherokee must be
registered in the name of a leaseholder or leaseholder’s spouse; have the owner’s lot number
affixed on each side of the watercraft, preferably
half-way between the bow and stern and must be
at least 3 inches in height and one half inches in
width contrasting with the background color of
the boat; and have the current green decals affixed
on each side close to the lot number.
Charlie Boucher
Owner
10709 Hwy. 149 Longview, TX 75603
(903) 452-5481
Fines for an unauthorized boat or expired decals
start at $100.00.
Hill Top Marine
Boat & Jet Ski service & repair • All makes & models
EASON IRRIGATION
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Cherokee
Fishing
Club News
By Bo Besharse
We had eighty-three members and Guests for
the April meeting. The guests included John
Hacker, Shawn Besharse, Brant Besharse,
Michelle Jeffcoat, Ken Kennedy, and Louis
Kennedy. New members included Edward
Buckner and Jason Pratt and we thank our
guest and new members for joining us at the
April meeting. Our “Cookie People” made
sure we had plenty of food that included
sandwiches, smoked sausage, a whole pan of
fresh fried crappie and an abundance of desserts, The “Cookie People” were Carol Staiti,
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Joe Travis advised the group that our Coppernose, Red Ear Bream and Catfish would be delivered within the week and at the time of this
article; all fish are now in the hatchery ponds.
Hopefully, we will have a very good season
for growing out the fish that will be released
in October.
Charley Haynes gave the treasurers report and
reported that our Benevolent Fund has grown
pretty well, as a result of the raffle for the AR
15 rifle. For those that may not be aware, our
winner was John T. Smith.
Vern Brown reported on the entries for the
spring tournament to date and that we should
have a good turnout. The day of the tournament, our fishermen had to contend with some
high winds but a large number of fish was
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brought to the weigh-in. At the time of this article, we did have a very good tournament and
our fishermen brought in over 280 pounds of
bass to the weigh-in. The results of the tournament have been placed into a separate article.
Bob Tippit reported that more fish habitats have
been placed into the lake and had the GPS information. Bob also advised that he has a word
document that list the physical locations of the
habitats and will provide them to any member
that needs this information.
Bob also conducted a program on fishing for
crappie, using jigs. Bob displayed the type
crappie pole he utilizes for jigging and also
the type rod and reel, he feels is best suited
for crappie fishing. He said he normally uses
four pound line and a 32nd oz. jig. Also, he
indicated that from April to October the crappie
are suspended at 8’-10’ on the habitats. Bob
reported that he fishes with a crappie jig all of
the time. For those of you that may fish with
minnows, we will have a program that will fo-
cus on techniques being used to catch crappie
with minnows. We appreciate Bob’s information on Jig Fishing and hope everyone will try
out his suggestions. Bob advised that he may
be able to give personal tips with members, by
showing them the art of jig fishing.
As usual, we had five items that were raffled off
at the end of the meeting. The winners and the
items they won are; Wayne Wolven, a rod and a
set of rain gear; Bob O’Brien, Gift bag of baits;
Jeff Sutton, gift bag of baits; Jaxon Evans,
Lew’s Reel and Craig Randolph won a fire extinguisher and a tournament weigh bag.
Our next CFC meeting will be May 9, at 7:00
p.m. the meeting location is the Cherokee
Water Company Office, in the downstairs area,
located at NK 20 Lake Cherokee. If you have
not visited a club meeting, we encourage you to
come join us in May. Next month, I would like
to see if members would be interested in having
other fishing tournaments for other species of
fish on Lake Cherokee.
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings
Ingredients
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1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
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1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon hickory liquid smoke, optional
1/2 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 12 crackers)
4-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
3 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
1/2 pound bulk pork sausage
8 slices pepper jack cheese
8 sesame seed hamburger buns, split
Lettuce leaves and tomato slices
Toppings of your choice
Directions
1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble
beef and sausage over mixture and mix well. Shape into eight patties.
2. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side
or until no longer pink. Top with cheese. Grill 1 minute longer or
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3. Grill buns, cut side down, for 1-2 minutes or until toasted.
Serve burgers on buns with lettuce, tomato and toppings.
CFC Open Spring
Bass Tournament
By Bo Besharse
In almost every competitive contest, the winners are recognized by names and position of
their win. However, a fishing tournament is
quite different. Yes, some are recognized with
the prizes, trophies, ribbons, or money they received but all persons in a fishing tournament
are winners too! Individuals come together in
teams to brave the elements, find the fish that
they had spotted in pre-fishing, and endure
nine and one-half hours casting for fish. They
are winners in my books. I will be listing those
that received “prizes” but every person listed
here is a winner and we would like to thank
them for taking part in the 2016 Spring Open
Bass Tournament. Tommy Hooten, George
Steele, Reagan Wyche, Clyde Potter, Shorty
Harris, Richard Arden, Joe Rogers, Bob Tippit, Larry Lacewell, Ted Robins, Jarrod ward,
Clay Hinson, Mike White, McKinnon White,
Bobby Petit, Josie Petit, Buddy Box, John
Bagley, rob Lucas, Kirk Hutchens, Mart Freeman, Neal Owen, Viki Faulkner, Mark Hickman, Robert Michlewicz, Ryan Michelwicz,
Jeramy Elliott, Megan Elliott, James Elliott,
Michelle Jeffcoat, Leonard Martin, Mark
Perry, Drew Doerge, Hunter Daughtry, terry
Ford, Matt Ashby, Earnum Rinkle, Jim McCain, Joey Pipkin, Shawn Besharse, Rachael
Hacker, Heidi Lutz, Willard Jordan, Danny
rust, Tim Anderson, Steve O’Brian, Joey and
Jill Gardner, Steve Lattery, Sheldon Lattery,
Kenny Hinson, Jordyn Hinson, Randy Neeley,
David Wilson,Mark Wiggins, Bruce Brown,
Robin Palmer, Chase Palmer, David Perez,
Jim Reynolds, Taylor Corley, Austin Daughtry, Mason white, Authur Johnson, Randy war-
nix, and Beau Hicks. A great group of folks! If
I happen to have missed someone’s name that
fished, let me know.
The prize winners are designated by the heaviest stringer, largest and second largest bass in
the men’s and a Ladies big bass, along with a
youth big bass.1st Place Willard Jordan/Danny
Rust with 20.02 pounds and Willard weighed
in a 7.75 pound pass to take large bass; 2nd
Shawn Besharse/Joey Pipkin; 3rd Tommy
Hooten/George Steele; 4th Matt Freeman/
Neal Owen; 5th James Elliott/Michelle Jeffcoat and Michelle had the Ladies big bass with
a 4.72 lb. 6th; Kenny Hinson/Jordan Hinson;
7th Leonard Martin/Mark Perry; 8th Joe rogers/Bob Tippit; 9th Jarrod Ward/Clay Hinson,
Clay won 2nd large bass; 10th Shorty Harris/
Richard Arden. Rob Lucas won the youth big
bass with 2.90 lb.
Genia Holland and Brenda Wyche did an
outstanding job in gathering door prizes for
the fishermen and collected close to $3,000
in merchandise that was given out to every
fisherman in the tournament that attended the
weigh-in. Pete and Carol Staiti fed the entire
group some chicken nuggets, beans and Genia made some potato salad. Our “Cookie
People” brought some outstanding desserts
for the group. In next month’s article, all of
the vendors that contributed merchandise for
the tournament will be listed and we hope that
everyone will support them, the way they supported us!
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by Jeanne Collins
This month’s third Thursday meeting of the First Friends group was held
on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 12 noon
in the Fellowship Room of the Longview
Christian Church at 2400 McCann Road in
Longview.
Our hostess this month was Gail Fowler. Her theme was for an “English Tea”,
and she had real china plates, cups & saucers on the lace covered tables along with
lovely decorations of fresh roses & greenery. Gail served a delightful lunch of finger
sandwiches, veggies, fruits, and Scones.
Gail’s friend from England, Sally
Van Sandt, showed us the proper way to
participate in “Tea Time”, from the correct
method of brewing, to the correct methods
of serving and drinking.
Mrs. Van
Sandt related some funny stories and was
a delightful speaker. Some of our members wore fancy hats and dressy attire to
complement the atmosphere of fun and
fellowship, and it was noted that today
was Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday!
The Door Prizes were won by Debbie Hopson and Carol Ehl.
Next month’s meeting will be on
Thursday, May 19 at NH-10, the home
of Judi Morgan. Judi and Betty Heim
will be the co-hostesses for a Salad Luncheon.
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 information.
Guest Speaker, Sally Van Sandt,
and Hostess, Gail Fowler
Gail Fowler, Hostess, at the beautifully
presented food table
Several of the ladies wore hats for the Tea - L-R - Gail
Fowler, Jeanne Collins, Judi Morgan, Marilyn Moulds,
Carol Staiti (her pillbox hat matched her dress)
English
Tea
Door Prize Winners,
Debbie Hopson and Carol Ehl.
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that serves the homeless and working poor in
Longview and surrounding areas. We are open 365
days, and our work is guided by our belief in Jesus’s
command: Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one
of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you
did for me (Matthew 25:40 NIV). We strive to be a
beacon of light for those who live in a seemingly
hopeless world, and our purpose is to demonstrate God’s love for all of his children
while working daily to inspire hope and transition in our community.
The Bargain Center
We want to make sure that the Lake Cherokee community is aware of the services
we provide, specifically at our Newgate Mission Bargain Center. We are located a
few blocks from downtown Longview, and we pick up donations (and make deliveries) 6 days a week. If you are doing a little spring cleaning or planning a move and
would like to donate furniture, décor, or clothes, please call us, and we will make a
pick up at your home. Please consider shopping with us, too – every dollar spent at
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The meals and services we provide are meant to alleviate and eradicate poverty
in our community. To that end, we serve hot meals seven days a week and hold a
Church service on Sundays. We begin every week day with a volunteer-led morning
devotional, and we distribute hygiene products, offer shower and laundry facilities, and allow people to check their mail and use the computer. Our transportation
van runs three mornings a week, and we assist our community members with job
searches and applications. Currently, Longview’s Bridges out of Poverty group is
facilitating a Getting Ahead class for our people, and we offer volunteer-led grief
support groups and classes in goal setting, financial responsibility, and job preparation.
We rely solely upon the generosity of our donors and volunteers to provide these
daily services to our community, and we always have room for families, groups,
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June- June 6, 2016
July- July 11, 2016
August- August 8, 2016
September- September 5, 2016
October- October 10, 2016
November- November 7, 2016
December- December 5, 2016
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LARCS
Ladies
Bridge
by Bette Slade
Bridge cards were dealt after the Larc’s
group shared the tasty dishes that the twelve
ladies brought to the monthly luncheon on
April 6th. The covered dishes were served
at the Cherokee Water Company’s recreation
room located at NK-20 on Lake Cherokee.
The picture shows the heavily laden buffet
table.
Those attending were Debbie Hobson,
Wanda Wallace, Lynda Suter, Carol Ehl,
Fredna Harris, Linda Latham, Donna Knox,
Jeanne Collins and Bette Slade. Also shown
in the picture and seated were Frances Beavers, Peggy Kernohan and our guest Norvella
Skarda, a recent Newcomer from Albuquerque,
New Mexico.
Coincidcences and “small world” stories
dominated the social hour of chit chat. It
seems we all had a recent happening to tell.
Then the games began.
The Rule of Eight is our informative note
for this write up: Of the 13 tricks in any deal,
from 8 to 81/2 are won by honor tricks so that
the ratio of honor tricks to low card tricks is
about 8 to 5. Each partner may estimate the
combined honor trick holding of the partnership by adding his own honor tricks to the
honor trick partner has guaranteed by his bids.
Mull that one over and “digest it” (no pun intended).
Our hostess with the mostest, Mary Nowak
and her chef husband, James, have invited the
members to their home for the next luncheon
date of May 4th...mark your calendars. The
next play dates will be the Wednedays of April
at noon. It is open play time...so come!
One picture here shows Bette Slade and Fredna
Harris calling YOU to come play with us! Why
don’t you do just that by calling Debbie Hobson or Carol Ehl, our current co-chairmen...and
show up!
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The April meeting of KFT was a
great success. We enjoyed pork
loin prepared by Danny and Barbara Coates and Charley and Bonnie
Haynes. It was delicious.
Lori Tyson wooed us with her singing...”another man done
gone!” We sang along and tapped our feet to her wonderful
music.
Next month’s dinner will be at 6 p.m. on May 10 and will be
hosted by Pete and Carol Staiti and Gwen Skinner. Special
entertianment is planned. You will be a detective and friends
will be suspects in a murder. Come and have fun with us as
we solve a murder mystery.
Help!
The Annual Lake Cherokee Fireworks Spectacular has
become a cherished annual family event for the CWC
shareholders and guests. Please consider helping to
fund this event by sending a check made payable to:
CWC
NK 20 Lake Cherokee
Longview, TX 75603
Or you can donate with a credit card by calling in the
number and amount to the office at (903) 643-3933.
All firework donations of any amount
are greatly appreciated!
Sunday, July 3rd at dark (no rain out date)
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Lake Cherokee wedding?
Contact Erin at (903) 643-3933 or [email protected]
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It’s time again to visit with
kinfolks and friends at church
and dinner on the grounds
ELDERVILLE CEMETERY
ANNUAL HOMECOMING
Sunday, June 5, 2016
CENTRE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Organized 1889 in Elderville Community,
Hwy. 322 & FM 2011
11:00 am Worship Service
Rev. John M. Woodard
Favorite Old Hymns led by
Centre Presbyterian Choir
and Cindy Tugwell
12:00 Noon Covered Dish
Lunch in the Pavillion
Thank you “Cherokee Chatter” for letting me tell everyone how much I love living on Lake Cherokee. I am so excited about our early spring weather and I’m
looking forward to another wonderful summer spent on the Lake Cherokee.
You all have been so kind to me since I moved here and I really appreciate the
friendly waves you give me every day. I’m telling family secrets, but I don’t
care, you know my parents thought you were waving at them but now they
realize I’m the object of your affection. Thank You.
Another big reason I’m excited about this year is my sister, Tutu, will be spending the summer with me. We both worked at Neman Marcus for years until
we were retired to make room for the younger generation! So please come by
and give her a wave. I am telling secrets again but she has a very shy personality and it’s hard for her to reciprocate with a wave. She told me to let you
know she does appreciate your attention. She has also confided in me that she
particularly likes it when the waves are from a boatload of good looking men!
Now, unlike my sister, I love it most when the children come by to say hello.
As you know, some times I move around and try to hide from them but they
almost always find me somewhere. Make sure they give Tutu a wave also
because she does love the children.
Finally, my most favorite activity is to take a boat ride!! It’s not often but I do
get around on this lake. In fact, a couple of years ago, on the 4th of July, I was
allowed to ride on swim deck of the boat! That really was dangerous because I
can’t swim! We were near the island when the Lake Patrol pulled us over and
told us I had to be inside the boat. I really love the Lake Patrol because they are
always looking after our safety! Thank you Lake Patrol for your great work.
You really do keep us safe and sound!!
Mannie Kirkland
photos courtesy of John E. Petty Photography
An Open Letter from “Mannie” to Lake Cherokee Residents,
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INVASIVE SPECIES HIDE HERE.
TRANSPORTING ZEBRA MUSSELS IS ILLEGAL
Possession or transportation of zebra mussels in Texas is a
Class C misdemeanor for the first offense, punishable by a
fine of up to $500. Repeat offenses can be elevated to a Class
B misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $2,000, jail time
up to 180 days, or both.
In addition, the TPW commission has approved expanding
from 47 counties to statewide, the rule requiring boaters to
drain all water from their vessel, including live wells, bilges,
motors and any other receptacles, before approaching or
leaving a water body. This applies to all types and sizes of
boats used on fresh waters, effective July 1.
GIANT SALVINIA. What is it?
An invasive, free-floating aquatic fern that can
double in size in a few days and form a mat
three feet thick, taking over lakes and other
Water bodies. It is in many lakes already.
Why should I care? It prevents light from
entering the water, stopping growth of tiny
organisms that form the base of the food chain
and choking out all life below. It can damage
ecosystems and make fishing, boating and
other water recreation impossible.
What to do? CLEAN, DRAIN AND DRY.
Remove all plants from your boat and trailer and
discard them in the trash.
ZEBRA MUSSELS. What are they?
Small, freshwater mussels-the larvae are
microscopic and adults are usually less than
1 1/2 inches long. They’re already in Lake
Texoma and are spread from lake to lake by
unsuspecting boaters.
Why should I care? They cling to boat hulls
and plug your motor’s cooling system. They
hinder water recreation, destroy aquatic
ecosystems, ruin beaches, and damage
municipal water supplies and intake structures.
What to do? CLEAN, DRAIN AND DRY.
Remove all debris from the boat and trailer.
Drain all water from the boat, engine and bait
bucket. Then let the boat dry for at least a week
or wash it with high-pressure, hot, soapy water
before boating on another water body.
CLEAN YOUR BOAT.
SAVE YOUR LAKE.
CLEAN, DRAIN AND DRY YOUR
BOAT, TRAILER AND GEAR.
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by Celia Taylor
The Committees were formed at the last board of Directors meeting and the tournaments
have been set:
1) April 30th – 4 Person Scramble – 9:00 am Chili Will Be Served
2) May 28th – String Tournament – 4 Person Scramble – 9:00 am – Chicken Spaghetti
Will Be Served
3) June 25th – Annual Fund Raiser for the Course – 9:00 am – 2 Person Scramble –
Sandwiches and Snacks Will Be Served
4) July 16th – Firecracker Tournament – 4 Person Blind Scramble – 9:00 am – Fireworks provided – Hamburgers Will Be Served
5) August 20th – Evening Tournament – 5 pm – 2 Person Best Ball – Pitch & Putt –
Sandwiches and Snacks Will Be Served
6) September 10th – Par 3 Tournament – 4 Person Scramble – 9:00 am – Sloppy Joes
Will Be Served
7) October 22nd – 3 Club Tournament – 4 Person Scramble – 9:00 am – Chili Will Be
Served
8) November 12th – Shamble Tournament – 4 Person – 9:00 am - Lasagna Will Be
Served
Sign-up sheets will be in the Pro Shop at least
3 weeks prior to each tournament and will
be in the monthly Calendar. We encourage
everyone to play – these are a lot of fun tournaments and not only do the winners make
money but the club does too!
The June Benefit Tournament for the Club
– we ask everyone if they have any kind of
donations they would like to give for door
prizes, raffle prizes and blind raffle it sure is
appreciated. All the money from this tournament goes straight to the club for maintenance, repairs, tree cutting and trimming on
the course.
May 10th the Ladies Group is hosting a 2
Person Scramble for the Golf Courses in the
area. The course will be closed until 2:00 pm.
Anyone interested in playing please call the
club house and get the ladies information.
The Ladies Group meets every Tuesday at 9:00
am – the ladies have some new members and
would like some more ladies for the group. On
days that it rains the ladies still meet and play
cards and usually go to eat lunch.
The Saturday Fun Bunch plays every Saturday (except on Tournament Days) at 9:00 am.
Everyone is invited to come and play in this
scramble. Lots of fun
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We have had lots of rain again since the last
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Straight!
Free Golf in May
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.
NT-30 SB-16 NP-48
SF-12 SP-12
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7th Annual
Easter Egg Hunt
Sing along to this
tune and drift away.
“End of the spring
and here she comes
back
Hi, hi, hi, hi, there
Them summer days,
those summer days
That’s when I had most of my fun
back
High, high, high, high there
Them summer days, those
summer days”
Hot Fun in the Summertime, Sly and the
Family Stone
The 7th annual Easter Egg Hunt was a
smashing success. This year our chairperson was Janie Pope, our new bunny in
charge. She had the help of multitudes,
with essential muscle from Clayton Evans,
who handled the site prep, set up, and mc’d
the event, and Karen Nimmo, whose expertise from years past was invaluable. We
had 124 registered egg hunters and gatherers. More than 2500 eggs were hidden,
tribute for the service and other invaluable
contributions goes out to Vicki and Rick
Faulkner, Judy and Wiley Thomas, Lorin
Boyd, Larry Wayt, Angela Wayt, John
McGowan, April McGowan and friends,
Wayne Wolven, Carla Stinger, Kenneth
Pope, and Tressie Grant. Brandyce Smythe
was the scintillating little rabbit hugging
kids and hopping around, couldn’t miss
her! Kudos to the team of face painters,
Libby Stokke, Sue Wilson, Tucker Dudley,
and Pam Gosschalk. The games were facilitated by Tressie Grant, April McGowan
and friends, Kenneth Pope, Darrell Wolven,
Don Nimmo, and Nancy Nunez and friend.
Karen and Don Nimmo, and Kenneth Pope
worked hazardous duty with the piñata.
Judy Owens promoted creativity with the
calendar drawing contest. Our lovely photog, Donna Reader chronicled the event. All
the assistance is much appreciated, it would
be impossible without the support of the
lake community.
Speaking of hunting and gathering, the Wet
and Wild Boat Rally will be Saturday, June
11th and we are looking for sponsors for the
boathouses. It is a delightful way to meet
your neighbors on the lake. Last year we
had more than 300 contestants, the rally gets
bigger every year. Get some friends together and host a boathouse! If you would like
to participate, please contact Bart Owens or
Jane Wolven. We accept donations for this
event, the money goes to projects around
the lake such as the navigation lights along
the boat rows. There will be prizes for our
winners and a raffle for all the contestants.
The boathouses will be open from 1:00 to
4:30pm, winners announced on Firecracker
Park at the end of the rally. It’s a blast, be
there!
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. Judy Owens is in charge
of the calendar project. Keep your cameras
clicking!
If you would like to know more or join us in
the fun, contact Jane Wolven at [email protected]
sbcglobal.net
Happy boating to one and all,
Jan Pelton, Secretary
WRIGHT CONTRACTORS
Serving East Texas Ranches,
Rustic Cabins & Water Structures
Craig Wright, NI 31
Builder
(903) 424-9379
• Custom Boathouses
• Retaining Walls
• Houses
• Wood Shops
• AddAdd-ons
• Metal Shops
• Remodels
• Decks
sponsored by the
Lake Cherokee Preservation Club
Sunday
May 2016
Monday
Tuesday
1
Wednesday
2
3
Law Day
Loyalty Day
Thursday
4
Ladies Bridge Luncheon
8
9
Fishing Club 7pm
Deadline to Submit
Variances and Requests
for Outbuildings
Mother’s Day
15
10
KF&T 6pm
17
Pentecost
18
National Safe
Boating Week
23
National Safe
Boating Week
29
24
CWC Board
Meeting 6pm
25
National Missing
Children’s Day
Ladies Bridge
National Safe
Boating Week
30
National Safe
Boating Week
7
13
14
National Nurses Day
NEW MOON
12
19
Preservation Club
First Friends @ Noon
Chatter Deadline
22
Cinco De Mayo
National Day of Prayer
Ascension Day
6
Golf Course
Board Meeting 6pm
Ladies Bridge
Peace Officers
Memorial Day
Saturday
5
11
Ladies Bridge
16
Friday
20
National Safe
Boating Week
21
Armed Forces Day
Wear Your Lifejacket
to Work Day
26
National Safe
Boating Week
FULL MOON
27
28
National Safe
Boating Week
31
CWC Office Closed
Memorial Day
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
June 2016
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
1
2
Saturday
3
4
Boater Education Course
Ladies Bridge Luncheon
5
Deadline to Submit 6
Variances and Requests
for Outbuildings
7
D-Day
12
Fishing Club 7pm
19
First Day of Summer20
Father’s Day
American Eagle Day
Emancipation Day
FULL MOON
26
8
Flag Day
14
9
15
16
CWC Board Meeting
No KF&T
Ladies Bridge
Preservation Club
U.S. Army Birthday
Chatter Deadline
First Friends @ Noon
21
22
23
29
30
Ladies Bridge
27
28
Ladies Bridge
10
Golf Course
Board Meeting 6pm
Ladies Bridge
13
NEW MOON
11
Wet N Wild Boat Rally
17
18
24
25
23
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Pending
Lake Cherokee Annual Boat Parade
Sponsored by:
Pending
List/Sold
The Lake Cherokee Annual Boat Parade
will be held on Saturday, July 2nd at 10:00 am.
So be thinking about what you want your boat or
barge decoration theme to be.
No registration is required.
All you have to do is show up in the area east of the
island at 10:00 am and join the procession in front of
the judges’ stand at the CWC office pier.
You can follow the traditional Patriotic Theme
or let your imagination carry you into the
Open Theme category.
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#1 Top Listing. Selling & Producing agency on Lake Cherokee (903) 643-2828
•
www.LAKECHEROKEE.com
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
Creek Grocery & Cherokee Country Golf. Weigh-in receipts MUST be
turned in at the Cherokee Water Company, NK 20 with the date, fish,
weight, name, lot and number.
Winners will be listed in the Chatter monthly.
In case of a tie, the 1st entry weighed is the prize winner.
NP 38 $385,000
SN 10 $345,000
3 br/3 ba • Clean & Neat • Boathouse
Call Paul
2 br/3 ba • Cozy w/ fp • 1,080 sq ft shop
Call Alice
NS 10 $550,000
ND 13 $169,000
Stop by for more information
4009 Gardiner Mitchell Pkwy. Longview, TX 75603
3 br/3 ba • Cajun Style • Great Location
Call Patty
SL 36 $229,000
2 br/2 ba • Cute & Furnished • 2 BH’s
Call Carolyn
Telephone answered 24 hours
Carol Coolidge
Broker
Kristina Coolidge
(903) 720-4838
Alice Berryhill
(903) 643-3207
Patty Clark
(903) 643-2833
Frances Everett
(903) 738-2078
Carolyn James
(903) 238-3404
Rick James
(903) 445-3541
Paul Oberthier
(903) 746-3314
2 br/2 ba • Lake cottage • Outdoor space
Call Rick
NK 07 $1,295,000
3 bd/3 ba • Contemporary • Ski water
Call Paul

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