October 27, 2010 RSS feed / Families & Friends

ATV ride set

An all-terrain vehicle ride will be held at 10 a.m., Oct. 30, sponsored by the Nolen Masonic Lodge. Registration will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Nolen Lodge off Hwy. 510 at Bledsoe. The cost is $10 for one rider and $15 for two riders. More...

Jackson weather office to mark 30 years of forecasts

The NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Office in Jackson will celebrate its 30th anniversary and Cooperative Observer Appreciation Day at an offi ce open house, Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1329 Airport Road.   More...

Line dance set

Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., will have a County Line Dance & Two-Step Night on Thursday, Nov. 4, from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $3, and a line dance routine will be taught during intermission. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. More...

Autumn in Appalachia photo contest

Hazard Community and Technical College will hold its third annual Autumn in Appalachia photography contest. Top prize is $25 and the winning photograph will be the cover for the 2011 Kudzu, HCTC’s literary magazine. More...

Group to meet

The Pine Mountain Regional Industrial Development Authority will meet at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4. The meeting will take place in the boardroom of Pineville Hospital. More...

YOUNG ANGLERS

YOUNG ANGLERS — Madison and Brett Bradford caught these fish in their grandfather’s pond while they were visiting during summer vacation. They live in Ripley, Ohio. More...

TOP STUDENTS

TOP STUDENTS — Four valedictorians and a salutatorian were named in the Letcher County Central High School Class of 2010. The valedictorians were Chase Adams, Johnny Johnson, Whitney Smith and Michael Watts. Cole Cornett was the salutatorian. More...

TURNING SIX

TURNING SIX — Kaiden Milam will celebrate his sixth birthday on Oct. 30. More...

EXERCISING FOR A CURE

EXERCISING FOR A CURE — Staff members of East Kentucky Physical Therapy and Sports Clinic wore pink in an ‘80s theme on Oct. 22 to promote a cure for breast cancer. More...

BIRTHDAY

BIRTHDAY — Kenley Danielle Green, daughter of Kent and Dana Mullins Green of Johnson City, Tenn., celebrated her fifth birthday on Oct. 6. More...

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY — Stanley and Martha Hughes celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 5 at their home in Deane. He is a retired coal miner and she is a homemaker. More...

Trick-or-treating set for Oct. 30; other events set across the county

Trick-or-treating in Letcher County will be observed from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30.   Several Halloween Safe Nights are planned throughout the county.   More...

Pridemores have a very successful fishing trip

Jeremiah

I hope everyone is enjoying our nice fall weather and the beautiful colors on our surrounding mountains. More...

Ohio trees are beautiful sight

Northeast Ohio

Hi to all, and how was your week? I guess the little ones are anxiously awaiting ‘trick-or-treat’ time, something unheard of in our community.   More...

Moments and Memories of Whitesburg High School

One of Letcher County’s well known and interesting families is that of Nola B. Combs. Her children were graduates of Whitesburg High School before moving to other parts of the country to pursue their varied interests and careers. More...

THIRD BIRTHDAY

THIRD BIRTHDAY — Nicklas Reed Champion turned three years old on Aug. 10. He celebrated his birthday at home with a Toy Story party. His parents are Rick and Dianna Champion of Burdine. More...

Ovenfork seniors working on pretty Log Cabin quilt

A big hello from the seniors at Ovenfork Center.   God has sure been busy coloring in His coloring book this week. The leaves are beautiful. Have you taken time to look?   It won’t be long until the snow flies, so enjoy this. More...

The guilty dog

All In Fun

My wife and I recently spent a week in the Smoky Mountains. While there, we went to Cades Cove and Gatlinburg and all the shops.   While in Gatlinburg, we went to the craftsmen’s fair in the convention center. More...

THE CHURCH BY GOD’S DESIGN

October 28, 2010

Can you honestly say with a pure heart, without telling just a little white lie, that your baptism in the Father, Son and Holy Ghost was taken from the law of faith? Or, do you even know that there is such a thing as a law of faith? More...

BABY KATE

BABY KATE is the daughter of Andrea and Dr. Jonathan ‘Jump’ Hatton. More...

MARLOWE GIRL

MARLOWE GIRL — Ruth Brown, daughter of the late Martha and Dewey Brown, grew up in Marlowe. Her sister is Roberta Willie of Roanoke, Va. More...

DONATIONS

DONATIONS — Kentucky River Properties LLC presented annual donations recently to nursing homes in Letcher, Knott and Perry Counties and to fire departments in Letcher and other eastern Kentucky More...

REUNION

REUNION — Calvary College alumni and former professors met for a reunion Oct. 1-2 on the grounds of Calvary Campus. More...

Hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather we are having

Southern Ohio

Happy Halloween once again!   How is everything in your corner of the world? Are you enjoying this beautiful weather we are having?   As I was starting on a journey, I found I had a heavy frost on my windshield. More...

DRUG FREE

DRUG FREE — Students at Beckham Bates Elementary School are participating in a program celebrating freedom from drugs. More...

Monroeville will play at Clintwood

Monroeville featuring Daniel Salyers, a bluegrass band, will perform at the Jettie Baker Center in Clintwood, Va., at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27. For ticket information, call (276) 926- 8694. More...

BIRTHDAYS

Big Cowan

Hello everyone. I hope all had a good week.   I wanted to say hello to Creda Isaacs and Oma Hatton. They are also correspondents of The Mountain Eagle and seem to be real nice ladies.   More...

SKCTC to celebrate 50th birthday

A kickoff of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 3 in the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center located on the Cumberland campus.   More...

Bazaar Nov. 13

Letcher County Extension Homemakers will be sponsoring a “Holiday Bazaar” on from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the County Extension Office at 478 Extension Drive in Whitesburg. Attendance is free to the public.   More...

Thula Ison of Blackey is hospitalized

Big Cowan

Hello everyone. I hope all had a good week. I wanted to say hello to Creda Isaacs and Oma Hatton. They are also corre-spondents of the Mountain Eagle and seem to be real nice ladies. More...

Blood drive set

The Kentucky Blood Center Bloodmobile will be in the Whitesburg Plaza from noon to 7 p.m., Oct. 28. The drive is sponsored by the Whitesburg Walmart. Blood donors must be at least 17 years old, and weigh at least 110 pounds. More...

Old man winter is on his way

I hope everyone is making preparations for winter because it will be here before you know it.   The squirrels and other critters have sure been busy of late, gathering whatever they can and stashing it for the long, cold winter ahead. More...

Jenkins schools to host open houses

Jenkins Independent schools will host a community gathering on Friday, November 12, at the Jenkins Middle High School Campus at 5:30 p.m. More...

New pastor named

The Rev. Jeff Foster, originally of east Tennessee, is the new pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist Church at Jenkins after having served as the pastor of churches throughout east Tennessee and southeastern Kentucky.   More...

Halloween treats

The Letcher Manor Nursing Home staff and residents will hand out Halloween treats on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the front lobby. More...

Pledges bring new stove to ECCO

Eolia

Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.   “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33 NKJV   More...

Christmas bazaar set for Nov. 6

The Letcher County Central High School baseball team will sponsor a Christmas bazaar Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Mayking Fire De- partment from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a $20 fee to sell items. For more information, call 634-3421 or 634-8846. More...

LCCHS book drive

The Student Government at Letcher County Central High School is hosting a book drive called “Pages for Patriots” for soldiers stationed in Afghanistan.   More...

Big potato

Maxine Quillen, of Whitesburg, recently dug this 7 ¼-pound sweet potato out of her flowerbed. “We just put some Miracle-Gro in there and left it alone,” said Quillen. More...

MINE FOREMAN

MINE FOREMAN — Benjamin W. Meade Sr., formerly of Whitaker now of Wise, Va., has been named general mine foreman for the owl shift at Sigmon Coal Company, Lee County, Va. More...

Blackey Day was a winner

Blackey Day 2010 is just a memory now, but I believe the Blackey Improvement Committee is well pleased with how it turned out. It was a winner.   More...

Seniors go to health fair, arts & crafts show

Oh! Happy day to all you senior citizens out there. I hope you’re all enjoying these frosty mornings.   I finally got my banana trees taken up and put under the basement. I have about 30 of them. Three had bananas on them this year. More...

ANNIVERSARY

ANNIVERSARY — Charles and Lea Pack of Cowan celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on Oct. 21 by renewing their vows at Calvary Temple Church. More...

Safe Night set

Campbell’s Branch Community Center will sponsor a ‘Safe Night’ Friday, Oct. 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The event will include hayrides, pony rides, hot chocolate, and trick-or treating. For more information, call 632-1001. More...

BROTHER AND SISTER

BROTHER AND SISTER — Keegan Jones celebrated his third birthday in May with a Thomas the Train party. His sister, Cecilia Evalou Jones, (below) was born Sept. More...

Howard reunion draws a big crowd

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well. I hope you missed my news last week. I didn’t have time to write.   More...

MAY BABY

MAY BABY — Damon Howard was born May 26. He is the son of Caleb and Erica Howard. He is pictured with his sister, Brooklyn Howard, 2. More...

NINTH BIRTHDAY

NINTH BIRTHDAY — John Rayburn turned nine years old on Oct. 21. He is the son of Lorie Rayburn of Bardstown, and Kevin Rayburn, also of Bardstown. More...

CLASS OF 1960

CLASS OF 1960 — The Letcher High School Class of 1960 recently held its 50-year reunion. Pictured are (front row, kneeling) Jean Hensley Bennett, Anna J. More...

Survivors attend breakfast

Breast cancer survivors attended a breakfast in the office of Dr. David Narramore on Oct. 22. Dr. Narramore hosted and helped serve the breakfast. More...

Mining class being off ered

Hazard Community and Technical College will off er a surface and underground mining class beginning Monday, Nov. 1 on the Technical Campus on the second floor of the Industrial Ed Building. More...

ROBOT MAKERS

ROBOT MAKERS — Second-grade students at Beckham Bates Elementary School worked on creating robots for a class project. More...