August 3, 2011 RSS feed / Families & Friends

Hattons back from Tennessee vacation

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well and keeping cool. It has been so hot I’ve mostly stayed inside.  I am so sorry for all of the deaths we have been having. Our sympathy goes out to the family of Ben Fisher, only 21 years old. More...

TWO YEARS OLD —

Reese Dailyn Caudill celebrated her second birthday May 5. She is the daughter of Melanie and Roger Dale Caudill Jr. of Pine Mountain. More...

McRoberts festival set

The McRoberts Reunion Days Festival will take place from 4 to 10 p.m., August 5, and from noon to 10 p.m. August 6, at the McRoberts Elementary School campus. More...

Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue.  More...

Cub Scout signups set across county

Registration for boys to join the Cub Scouts will take place in Letcher County next week. It will be held at Cowan Elementary School and West Whitesburg Elementary on Tuesday, Aug. More...

Elsie Boggs marks 93rd birthday

Cowan

John and Faye Campbell, Little Cowan; Mike and Martha Wenning, Dayton, Ohio; Greg Wenning, Michelle Alexander and Alex, Dayton, Ohio; and Mark and Heather Wenning, Monroe, Ohio, had a fun camping, canoeing and fishing weekend at Powell River in Harro More...

Help for veterans

A veterans benefits field representative will be at the Letcher County Courthouse in Whitesburg on Friday, August 19, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to assist veterans and their dependents in filing for federal and state veterans benefits. More...

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Martin County Fair at Inez at 8 p.m. They will play Friday, Aug. 5, at Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The group will also perform Saturday, Aug. More...

Osborne Brothers Hometown Festival planned for Aug. 4-6

The 18th annual Osborne Brothers Hometown Festival is set for Aug. More...

Class reunion

The Jenkins High School Class of ’71 will hold a 40- year reunion on Oct. 14 and 15 in Jenkins. Members of the JHS Class of ’70 and Class of ’72 are invited to join the reunion.  More...

Chill out with cool watermelon treats

There’s nothing quite like juicy, fresh watermelon to cool you off on a hot summer day.  Whether you want to give the kids a refreshing, healthy snack or wow guests with a watermelon showpiece at a backyard barbecue, these recipes serve up More...

ENGAGED

— Chester and Ernestine Flint of Jenkins, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Flint Littrell, to Martin Hogan, son of William and Joan Hogan of Trumansburg, N.Y. More...

Program promotes reading

The Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library in Whitesburg has received a Kentucky Humanities Council grant to promote reading in families.  More...

Growing up in the beautiful mountains of Letcher County

Growing up as a small boy in Cane Branch, my younger brothers Roger and Dickie and I had a special place we went to when we had a little time off from farming. We had a tree house in the hills above our house.  More...

Blackey Day approaching

Blackey Day, Oct. 15, is fast approaching and the Blackey Improvement Committee is quite busy getting ready for the big event. More...

Doyle and Betty Ison visit Bessie Shepherd

Southern Ohio

Hello again everyone! Do you think it will snow? I may as well joke as there’s nothing I can do! No amount of griping or complaining is going to change the weather. More...

GRADUATES

Aundrea Hensley Raleigh recently completed her master of science degree in nursing, family nurse practitioner from Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing and is board certified with the Amer More...

Ice cream social planned Aug. 6

The Letcher County Central High School band will host an ice cream social from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on August 6 at the high school. More...

GED GRADUATES

— Letcher County GED graduates celebrated at a graduation ceremony held recently on the Whitesburg Campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. More...

Pageant planned

The Miss & Mr. Riverside Days pageant, sponsored by the Jenkins Festival Committee, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the Jenkins High School gymnasium. For more information, call 832-0090 or Tan-A-Rama, 832-4331.   More...

BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH

— The Letcher County Kids Day Back-to-School Bash, funded by local businesses, organizations and personal donations, was held July 29. More...

GRADUATE

— Holly Marie Childers, daughter of Jackie and Carolene Childers, is a graduate of Mountain State University in Beckley, W.Va., where she earned an associate’s degree in diagnostic medica More...

SCHOLARSHIP

— Sarah Elizabeth Corbett, a 2011 graduate of Jenkins High School, has received a $10,000 scholarship from KSA Events. More...

Kids’ Day held here

Alex Whitaker, 9, of Blair Branch, jumped back when Archie, a four-month-old camel calf, leaned toward him at the Letcher County Kids’ Day Back to School Bash at River Park in Whitesburg on Jul More...

Two families welcome new babies

Big Cowan

Hello everyone. I hope all had a good week. I am sitting here watching it rain. Directv is out. My husband and dog are sleeping. Hopefully the rain will cool it down a bit and it will not be so hot and humid.  More...

Preparations made for family reunion

Northeast Ohio

Just a short, short column this week. I heard that! A collective sigh of relief. Really don’t blame you as I am not a writer and make no claims as such, but I do love to write letters and I enjoy keeping in touch with family and friends.  More...

AWARD WINNER

— Lindsay Rebecca Proffitt, an 11-year-old fifth grader at West Whitesburg Elementary School, received the 2011 Wendy’s Superstar Character Award. More...