Mary Lou Fields, 81, succumbs

Funeral services for Mary Lou Fields, 81, were held June 18 at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Obey Fields Cemetery at Cowan. A daughter of the late William Grant and Jane Miles Fields, she was a sister of the late Douglas E. Fields, Donald Gay Fields, Fred Fields, Edneil Fields, Hattie Fields, and Helen Fields York, and […]

Reunions • 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. ROARK — The Roark family reunion will be held Sept. 3 at Muddy Branch at Kingscreek. For more information, call (606) 878-0867. BATES — […]

Speak Your Piece

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E-m@il address In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: I think it’s a shame that they call the police on the least little thing that goes on around a certain place. Every dog has its day, so watch out. . You are […]

Strange But True

• It was 19th- century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer who made the following sage observation: “There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.” • Those who study such things […]

Mary Lou Fields will be missed

Hello everyone. I hope all had a good week. Last week it was a sad community, but also a happy one that Mary Lou Fields is no longer in pain and suffering. She went home to be with the Lord on June 16 at her sister Hazel Rayburn’s home, surrounded by family and friends. Mary Lou Fields was born Nov. […]



— Residents of Letcher Manor and their families enjoyed a Father’s Day cookout on Sunday. Gifts were given to the guests and residents, and the group recognized the oldest father, Bill Rose (left), and the youngest father, Bradley Jones (right).

Seniors enjoy prom

Last week was our prom at Boone Fork Center. Everyone looked so pretty in all their nice outfits. Anna Bell was our Queen, and Reed Stewart was our King. The music was great and some did enjoy dancing. Food was delicious. We recently had some visitors from Appalshop. They were real nice, and I hope they enjoyed being at our […]

You can rely on S.S. electronic payments

You probably don’t need a reminder that natural disasters lurk around the corner when we least expect it. Many natural disasters force people to leave their homes. The last thing a person who falls victim to this kind of devastation needs to worry about is how they’re going to get their next Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment. […]

Band to perform

South Mountain Boys will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 25, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. Admission for adults is $5, and $1 for children 2 through 11 years old. For more information, call (276) 679-3541.

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