Friday, October 31, 2014


The annual Halloween Hayride/Trick or Treat was cancelled today due to severe weather conditions. Hard to believe there were water skiers on the lakes earlier in the week. It was snowin' and blowin' today! The Trick or Treating was done at the Cordry Sweetwater Fire Department building. Scores of children and their parents strolled from table to table filling up their sacks with candy and treats. Sweetwater Realty staff dressed up and manned one of the tables.

Monday, October 27, 2014


Just finished painting the south water tower at an expense of $159,000 and just look who's hanging out there! The turkey vultures used to congregate at the Sipe's property at the bottom of Church Hill. I'm not sure where their home base is now. They will soon disappear and migrate south.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


The CSCD October 21st meeting covered several interesting topics: Stacey Wethington was announced/hired as the new Conservancy Manager. A lengthy discussion about boat wakes and wake surfing resulted in a 9 month moratorium for allowing any more rear-engine inboard boats to be allowed on the lakes. Numerous building permits were passed by the board. The white water tower painting (inside and out) has been completed at a cost of $159,750. A second reading of the proposed budget was held. Pictured is Stacey Wethington and office girls Mary and Judy.


The annual Halloween Hay Ride Trick or Treat event will be held on Halloween Night, Friday, October 31st. The wagons gather and load up at the Church of the Lakes after the church sponsored Glow Party event and they head out to different "stops" around the lakes for trick or treating. Fun event for both children and adults.

Sunday, October 19, 2014


The annual CORDRY SWEETWATER FIRE DEPARTMENT HAUNTED TRAIL is coming next weekend on Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th. Usually beginning at dark and continuing to 11:00 PM on both nights. Refreshments and fun on the hayride to the Haunted Trail is a volunteer effort by fire department members and community volunteers.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


The jury is still out but.....with all the wet August weather, experts are predicting exceptional fall foliage colors to appear. Some of the Maples are just turning "gold" this week.

Friday, October 10, 2014


There were high winds last week as the good September weather was replaced by cooler October days. The pictured portable lift was on floats and tied to a neighbor's dock to make room for dredging in a narrow cove on Sweetwater. The winds got ahold of the top and tilted the lift over. I think/hope no real damage was done to the lift.


For all the facebook fans out there, a new facebook page has appeared. Set up by Josh Hawley, the new page is out there to inform all about activities and information about the Cordry Sweetwater Conservancy District. It's dedicated to professional newsworthy items around the area. Go to.....Cordry-Sweetwater Infrastructure/Maintenance.

Friday, October 3, 2014


The annual Nineveh Heritage Festival will be next Friday and Saturday, October 10th and 11th. Some of the festivities begin on Friday afternoon from 3:00 to 9:00 and other activities are on Saturday during the day. Find all the information at