Now here’s a tip

• Need a quick batch of cookies? Keep a box mix of cake on hand. Instead of the listed ingredients, add two eggs and a half-cup of oil to the mix. Mix and shape, then bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes. They are really good, and you can get pretty creative. • Inexpensive gift idea: cute holiday coffee […]


Wrestling tourney

The Letcher County Central High School wrestling team will host the second annual Ben Fisher Memorial Wrestling Tournament at the old Whitesburg High School at 10 a.m., Dec. 8. For more information, call 606-875-1452.

The Medicare age is still 65

If you’re in your sixties, you probably know that the age to receive full retirement benefits has changed. But it’s important to remember that the age to begin receiving Medicare has not — it is still 65. Even if you have decided to wait until after you are age 65 to apply for retirement benefits, most people should start getting […]

Santa to appear

Letcher Fire and Rescue will host Santa Claus at the Blackey Senior Citizens Center on Dec. 14. Santa will begin handing out presents and treats at 6 p.m. to all community children.

The Tree of Hope needs your help

Help is still needed with the Tree of Hope program in Letcher County. “I need any and all help, even if someone could buy just one item or if a group of people could go in and buy gifts for a child,” said Tiffanie Combs Brewer, who is organizing the program. Brewer said presents are still needed for at least […]

Speak Your Piece

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Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. 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’m still missing my black Chihuahua with a white chest. He answers to Kibbles. He went missing September 10. I have a $200 reward for […]

Services held for James Combs

James Earl ‘Jud’ Combs, 69, died November 14 at his home in Thomastown, Ga. Born at Millstone to the late Rheuda and Stella Reynolds Combs, he worked as a hairdresser for most of his life. He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters Fred, Carlie, Mildred, Marie, Rowena and Alberta. Surviving are a son, Stephen Combs and wife Ruthie […]

Jesse Ray Fox buried at Ermine

Jesse Ray Fox, 54, of Haymond, died November 20 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Jenkins to the late Alvin Leon and Dixie Howard Fox, he was a grandfather of the late Kamryn Reece Fox. He was a U.S Army veteran Surviving are his wife, Patricia Fox; four sons, Johnathan Fox and wife Andrea of Whitesburg, Jesse Ray Fox […]

Retired teachers to meet Dec. 14

There will be a meeting of the Letcher County Retired Teachers at noon on Friday, Dec. 14, at Parkway Restaurant. For more information, call 633-3449.

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