The Christmas lights are beautiful this year in downtown Cherokee, thanks to all of the volunteers. Tommy Morrison and Danny Duggan spent many hours last week hanging the lights. L. D., Bob and crew did a great job placing the Christmas trees .
The first week of deer season, Chip Krieger, one of Lisa Sloan’s partners in the Llano County Sheriff’s Department, came to Cherokee for his first Texas deer hunt. Chip is from Delaware. He was joined by his girlfriend, Julie, and her daughter Breezy. The hunt was guided by Burnam and it turned out to be a very successful hunt. Chip killed a nice 6 point buck, his first Texas deer. Damon field-dressed the deer and D&B Taxidermy is processing and doing an European mount for Chip. After the hunt, Chip, Julie and Breezy joined the Sloans in San Saba for dinner. They also toured the San Saba County jail. Chip was very impressed that it was the oldest working jail in the nation. A couple of weeks later, Chip was not so lucky when it came to killing a deer. He was traveling to Kingsland in his patrol car when a really nice 8 point buck ran out and hit his car. There was a little damage to the car but unfortunately it killed the buck. We are glad that Chip was not hurt.
Dale,DiAnne, and Joseph Scott spent Thanksgiving Day with Dale’s family at his parents' home in Round Mountain. There were 28 in attendence. Nazanin, Victor, Carter, and Hunter Wisdom traveled to Waco to Roger’s sister, Sissies', for Thanksgiving.
Robert, Sue, Al and Colt Broyles spent Thanksgiving day with Robbie, Paulie, Skye and Trevor Broyles at Spring Branch.
Les, Mandy and Katherine, along with Mandy’s parents, Bob and Ann Lloyd, and brother, John, came from New Braunfels. Swanie and Deloris Swanson of Cherokee, also attended, as well as their daughter and granddaughter, Lori and Jessica, of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Sammy, Cody and Addison Swanson of Austin, were also in the group, as well as friends and neighbors of Spring Branch.
Andy and Susan Broyles are still in Sugar Land getting to know their new granddaughter. Morgan Rhanee Hardman was born Monday, November 19, 2007. She weighed 6 lb. 10 oz and, 19 inches long. She is the daughter of Jacob and Lacy Broyles Hardman.
Mark Gray from Lousiana spent Thanksgiving with the Grays and the McCartys.
Alex, Zach and Landry Poss from San Antonio spent Thanksgiving with their grandparents, Avery and Maurine Johnson. Cousins, Kendall and Brady Johnson, enjoyed their visit.
Hode Freeland from Houston visited family and friends in Cherokee and San Saba during Thanksgiving holidays.
Kevin, Mary and Jaze Randolph of Commanche visited Richard and Jerry Randolph Saturday night.
Rick and Wiliece Hoffman of Plano hosted an early Thanksgiving get together and lunch at the Kuykendall place on Saturday, Nov. 17. Those attending were Berniece Kuykendall of Care Inn in Llano; and her brothers, Tilmon Harlow and his wife, Sylvia, of Lone Grove, and Carlos Harlow and his wife, Shirle, of Colorado Springs, Co. Also attending were
Berniece’s nieces, Patsy Ward of Kerrville, Rhonda Hawkins of Burnet, and Nola Jolly of Austin, as well as Sandra and Franklin Crain of Cherokee. It is reported a lot of eating was done, but even more talking and reminiscing was happening.
While visiting here, Wiliece, attended the Cherokee Children’s Home Thanksgiving luncheon with her mother, Berniece Kuykendall. Later, Wiliece and Rick attended the Care Inn Harvest Dinner with Berniece in Llano, which was also attended by Carlos and Shirle Harlow.
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Rhoades and Trevor spent Thanksgiving with Dusty and MaryDell Rhoades. This was Trevor’s first visit to Cherokee.
Kelly, Sandy, Collin and Caroline Oestreich visited Richard and Jerry Randolph last Saturday night.
The CIA of the Baptist Church will have their annual silent auction Saturday and Sunday. The church will be open from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and on Sunday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. The bidding will be over at 12:30 p.m. The money will be used to send the kids to camp.
Doug and Cyndi Suggs spent Thanksgiving in LaPort with their children.
David and Sabra Roberts spent the holidays with her parents, Wardell and Jane Randolph.
Everyone in town is invited to a Christmas Open House at the home of Doug and Cyndi Suggs, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007 from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm. Stop by and visit. It is a good way to start the holiday season.
On Saturday, December 1, 2007, it will get a little noisy in Cherokee. It is the day the Hill CountryToy Run Motor Cycle group will be heading out to Cherokee Home for Children for their annual Christmas Party. The motorcycles usually stop downtown and wait for each other and then go out to the Children’s Home together. It is a neat sight to see.
Recently Doug Suggs and other preachers from the area went on a preacher’s hunt in Sonora, Texas. This hunt is hosted every year by the Carta family, Kandis Dobbs' family. Wayland and Trey Dobbs went to help host the three day event.
Mr. and Mrs. Roman Maddox and boys spent the holiday with Roddy and Barbara Maddox.
Dr. Jennifer Swindall Azen of Seattle, Washington spent last Wednesday with her grandmother, Flora Bowden.