Best present was call from old friends

Points East

Late in the evening on Christmas Eve I was in bed enjoying this year’s entries to my pal, Fred Beste’s, most recent publication of his tome called “The Wonderful Book of Wonderful Letter s, Volume 22 ” wherein a hundred or so “writers” from across the country contribute essays about whatever is on their mind and, also, wherein, we having […]


Maddox Ryan Dawayne Adams was born December 4 at the Whitesburg hospital. He is the son of Hali Sturgill and Matthew Adams, both of Isom. His grandparents are Paula and Dawayne Sturgill, also of Isom, and Dwight Adams of Richmond.


Brylee Laurel Wall was born December 22 to Rachel and Clay Wall of Meridian, Miss. She is the granddaughter of Ray and Angie Jensen of Payne Gap, and Bruce and Jill Wall of Jackson, Miss. She is the great-granddaughter of Irmgard Rose of Payne Gap.

Freddie Maggard speaks to ABE students


Greeting from the hills and valleys of Eolia and the Eolia Christian Community Outreach. But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 The folks at ECCO are receiving a well-deserved Christmas break for a […]

2008 brought changes for better or worse

Southern Ohio

Happy New Year, everyone! Christmas will only be a memory by the time The Mountain Eagle is published again. To me, a new year is sometimes the continuation of the old. I make plans to change things, and the more I try to change the more they stay the same. Like the old saying, “The faster I go the be-hinder […]

Santa has gone back to the North Pole


I guess old Santa has gone back to the North Pole with his “ho-ho-ho’s.” The weather is so nice, it surely doesn’t feel too Christmas y so far. We have been blessed with nice weather. Not too many frosty mornings. We were saddened by the death of Harding Ison. He came by often and now we will miss his visits. […]

Santa Train visits children on Cowan

Big Cowan

Ina Vae Fields, the widow of Dan Fields, died Dec. 22 at 3:30 a.m. at home. She is survived by a son, Danny Keith, and a daughter, Wanda Jane Stamper, a grandson, Jarrod Stamper, a son-in-law, Mark Stamper, a brother, Parnell Fields, and two sisters, Marsha Fields and Rena Vae Callahan. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Madonna […]

Cat bite sends Oma Hatton to the hospital

Whitesburg By OMA HATTON

Whitesburg By OMA HATTON Hello, everyone. Hope you are all doing well and hope you have had a merry Christmas with all your family. I have had five Christmas dinners, all delicious. Our Christmas for Clyde at the Veterans Center went really well. Everyone was so helpful. A few of the family couldn’t make it on account of their jobs […]

Holiday Barbie is annual Christmas present

Northeast Ohio

‘Tis Christmas day and I do hope everyone is having a great day. I’m sure all the little ones are busy playing with their toys from Santa and moms are busy preparing a delicious dinner. Red and I are just having a lazy day, as we had our family here on Sunday, Dec. 21. All were here except grandson David, […]

Childen keeping busy with Christmas gifts


Hello from Bardstown. This has been an activity-filled time. Several tourists have flocked to the area to see the town decorated for Christmas and shop the historic downtown Third Street stores. My mom Judy Branham my grandma Inez Hampton and stepdad Rick Branham came to Bardstown to have Christmas with the kids and spend the night with us. They left […]

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