August 15, 2007 RSS feed / Families & Friends

Bluegrass festival planned at Eolia Community Park

Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Psalm 68:19 It's been mighty quiet at the center. More...

Former Stuart Robinson students meet at car show

William "Dee-Dee" Stamper, son Jr. and grandbaby, all of Michigan, spent more than a week visiting with Arnetta Mae Slone. They had other family and kinfolk stop in to visit and play cards with them at Mae's while they were here. More...

THREE MONTHS OLD

Elijah Trey Bentley was born May 4 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He is the son of Nickey and Nikki Bentley of Sevierville, Tenn., formerly of Jenkins. More...

Comas Hammonds buried in Alabama

Funeral services for Comas Wilbert Hammonds, 68, were held July 12 in Fayette, Ala. Burial was in the Boone Cemetery. A son of the late William Joseph and Cordelia Cuzzart Hammonds and a longtime resident of Millstone, he died July 10. More...

Letcher schools to host three informal meetings on student achievement

The Letcher County Board of Education will hold three informal discussions with community members on "Improving Student Achievement - Strategic Thinking". More...

PAGEANT WINNER

Sydney Carmony of Richmond, Va., holds the title of Little Miss Virginia. She will go to Disney World in November to compete for Little Miss America. More...

BROTHERS

Phoenix Scott was four years old July 25. His brother, Kayden Andrew Scott, was born June 5. Their parents are Eric and Erica Scott of Defeated Creek. More...

Van problems keeping seniors at home

Cowan

Congratulations to Randy Brown for being the top salesman for the Kentucky Lottery. Friday night, several from Cowan attended the union meeting at Coyle's Branch where Glen Cornett is pastor. More...

ONE YEAR OLD

Aiden J. Barton Lucas, son of Melinda and Jonathon Lucas of Kingsport, celebrated his first birthday with a John Deere party at his home. Attending were Dona, Katelyn and Dennis Jr. More...

ACHIEVER

Vickie Caudill, probation and parole administrative specialist II, received the 2007 Achievement Award for her district at the annual Kentucky Correctional Crime and Delinquency Conference in Louisville July 16. More...

Girl, 4, competes in modeling event

Baylee Nicole Hatton, the four-year-old daughter of Jim and Wendy Hatton of Richmond, has returned from the International Modeling & Talent Association (IMTA) convention in New York City. More...

Bluegrass group to perform at Norton

Appalachian Strings will perform at 8 p.m., August 18, at The Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The new facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1 1/2 miles west of Norton. More...

FOURTH BIRTHDAY

Toby Shane Meade turned four years old August 10. He is the son of Travis and Hilary Meade of Millstone. His grandparents are Betty Meade of Sergent, Sheila Swisher of Whitesburg, and John Swisher of Smoot Creek. More...

Pageants set

The Letcher County Mountain Heritage Baby, Master, Wee Miss, Tiny Miss and Little Miss pageants will be held at the Jenkins High School gymnasium at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 10. The Baby pageant is open to ages from birth to four years old. More...

Sergent, Engle families gather for reunion

Northeast Ohio

Hey, y'all, hope all are well and having a great day. Our Engle-Sergent picnic is now in the past and I must say it was a good un, even though it rained about all day and attendance was down somewhat. More...

FIRST DAY

Enjoying their first day of kindergarten at West Whitesburg Elementary School are (left to right) Creed Warf, Sam Mullins, Zack Hensley, Kane Wampler, and Parker Williams. More...

Clyde Hatton has good days, bad days

Whitesburg

Hello, again. It's time for our visit again. It was a good week. I think we should think of all our blessings and be content and not complain when things aren't perfect, and we could enjoy life more. More...

MARCH BABY

Elijah Conner Pease was born March 17 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital to Jason Pease and Kelli Lucas. He has two older brothers, Zachary Pease, 9, and Layton Pease, 1. More...

MOTHER AND SONS

Wendy Hatton Day is pictured with her two sons, Larry and Rocky Day. More...

WHS graduate is CEO of high tech company

Former Letcher County resident Bill Eversole is the chief executive officer of Bandspeed Inc., which sells technology for managing Wi-Finetworks. More...

Association to meet

The 62th session of the Thornton Union Association of Old Regular Baptists of Jesus Christ will convene at the Thornton Church at Mayking on Friday, August 17, and continue the two following days. Dinner will be served all three days. More...

Craig Abbinanti wins motorcycle in drawing

Blackey

My husband, Lee Roy, and I went to the Sapphire Coal Company picnic on Saturday at Isom. They gave away a new Harley motorcycle and Craig Abbinanti, my great-niece Ava Golden's dad of Carcassonne, won it. I think he was shocked for awhile. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Mary and Eugene Shepherd of Partridge, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at a reception hosted by their family at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park in Jamestown. More...

In Memory of Glenna June Halcomb

We Thought of You Today We thought of you today, But that is nothing new We thought of you yesterday And will tomorrow, too. We think of you in silence And make no outward show. For what it meant to lose you Only those who love you know. More...

SEVENTH BIRTHDAY

Makenna Lynn Adkins will turn seven years old on Sept. 2. More...

Blood drive set

A blood drive will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., August 22, at Jenkins Community Hospital. The drive is co-sponsored by the Central Kentucky Blood Center. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good general health. More...

Election scheduled

The Letcher Little League will hold election of officers at the Isom/Jeremiah Community Park on August 22. The election will begin at 6 p.m., according to Rick Meade, president of the Letcher Little League. More...

Buttermilk Days festival set for Aug. 23-26

Bardstown

Not only are smoking and chocolate preventative in some medical conditions, but now coffee has been found to slow the memory loss of women. More...

Jenkins plans city cleanup

A city cleanup will be held from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, August 18, in Jenkins. Volunteers will meet at the Jenkins City Park at 7 a.m. Gloves and supplies will be provided. More...

BIRTHDAY

Pfc. Fred M. Holbrook III turned 22 years old July 25. He is stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, with his wife, Debra Adams Holbrook, and son Gabe. He will deploy to Iraq in September with the 601st ABS 1st Infantry Division. More...

TO BE WED

Erin Morgan Eversole, daughter of Freddie Eversole of Clincho, Va., and Doris Collins of Little Cowan, and Byron Eldridge, son of Benny and Barbara Eldridge of Kingscreek, will be married at 6 p.m., September 21, at the Little Cowan Primitive Bapt More...

Gospel singing set

A free gospel singing will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, August 18, at the Campbell's Branch/ Linefork Community Center. The singing will feature Free Indeed, Mike Eldridge, and James Caudill. For more information, call 632-1001. More...

YOUNG ACTRESS

McKenzie Callahan just completed a summer of musical theater in Advance, N.C., at the Advance Dance Co., where she acted and sang in the play "Annie." She is the granddaughter of Linda and Don Lucas of Cowan. More...

Reunions • Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle's weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. More...

Vinegar and soda does trick

Points East

I learned long ago that the best way unstop a clogged-up kitchen sink does not involve a commode plunger. More...

'Space station' camp was a blast

Imagine a building about the size of a football field in width and length. Now imagine such a building being built approximately 199 miles to 215 miles above the earth's surface. That building is the International Space Station (ISS). More...

Waterpark provides kids with relief from heat

Southern Ohio

Hello again, everyone! My computer is still down so once again I am at my friend, Linda Hollan's. My computer guy is supposed to have mine fixed; so far he hasn't got it done. More...

Football alumni to be honored

All football alumni of Fleming-Neon, Letcher, Whitesburg, and Letcher County Central high schools are invited to the Letcher County Central High School Cougars' 2007 football season kick-off with the Hazard Bulldogs at 7:30 p.m., August 24. More...

FAMILY

Pauline Cantrell of Haymond, is pictured with her greatgranddaughter, Sydney Carmony of Richmond, Va. Sydney is the granddaughter of Regina Cantrell Carmony. More...

'The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly'

Whitesburg attorney and Mountain Comprehensive Health Corp. CEO L.M. "Mike" Caudill was using the title of a popular Hollywood movie on Monday to describe his adventures while riding trails on an ATV the day before. More...

Photo contest set

An amateur photography contest will be included in events at the 2007 Mountain Heritage Festival. Photos must be taken to the Mountain Heritage Festival Village booth on Sept. 19 and 20 between 3 and 6 p.m. Judging will take place Sept. 21. More...

AARP to meet

The Letcher County AARP Chapter will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, August 16, at the Blackey Senior Citizens Center. Dinner will be potluck. State Representative Ancil Smith will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

COUSINS

Pictured are Gavin Campbell, Grayson Campbell, Ada Campbell, Jadeyn Conn, and Lincoln Conn. They are the grandchildren of Henrietta and Larry Wright. The children live in Biloxi, Miss., and Tennessee. More...

PARTY GUESTS

Chris Hatton and wife Sara pose for a picture at Clyde Hatton's 84th birthday party. More...

AT THE PARTY

Enjoying Clyde Hatton's birthday are Astor, Rob, Jump and Jamie Hatton, and Angie (Hatton) Mullins. More...

Extension board meeting planned

The Letcher County Extension District Board will meet at the Letcher County Extension Office on Monday, August 20. The meeting will begin at noon. More...

Lady Dawgs to hold car wash, yard sale

The Cowan Elementary School Lady Dawgs basketball team will hold a car wash and yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, August 18. For more information, call Pam at 633- 7898. More...

MARRIED

Jessica Slone and Jason Caudill exchanged wedding vows June 2 at Calvary Campus at Letcher. She is the daughter of Michael and Connie Slone of Jeremiah, and is a student at Hazard Community College where she plans to go into the nursing program. More...

Card of Thanks

Perhaps you sent a lovely card, Or sat quietly in a chair. Perhaps you sent us flowers, If so, we saw them there. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words, As any friend could say; Perhaps you were not there at all, Just thought of us that day. More...

Support group to meet

The Letcher County Diabetes Support Group will meet at 1:30 p.m., Friday, August 17, at the Letcher County Extension Office. The meeting is free and open to anyone interested in learning about diabetes. More...