Often you don’t need a doctor

You want a routine checkup. Or your throat is sore. It’s probably nothing, but you’re concerned. Do you need a full-fledged MD with all those certificates and perhaps a God complex? Even if you want to see a physician, there’s a shortage of family doctors these days. And it will only get worse as the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) brings […]

High-tech spying on your children

Talk; don’t stalk. That’s the advice I’ve started giving when parents wonder whether they should secretly monitor their kids on social media. Worried that their children are being cyber-bullied/seduced/ corrupted/everything-bad-a-parent can-imagine (including cyberencouraged to send cyber-sexy photos), they seem rather open to advertisements such as this: “With sexting, cyberstalking, cyberbullying and internet predators in abundance, parents need to closely monitor […]

The Way We Were

Winning a battle in the War on Poverty

Mabel Kiser’s Millstone Sewing Center changed lives for the better An excerpt from a 40-year-old Mabel Kiser column that ran in The Mountain Eagle’s “Way We Were” section triggered memories. Like other regular Eagle correspondents such as Siller Brown and Sara Ison, Mabel combined deep insights with graceful wording, shifting easily from redbud winter and woolly worms to family reunions […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Rumors of a change in the workplace could make you a mite uneasy about going ahead with implementing your ideas. Best advice: Ignore the talk and proceed as planned. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Everyone has an opinion on how to handle a recent business suggestion. Thank them for their advice. Then go […]


RECAPS – 3/25-29

THE BOLD AND THE BEAU. TIFUL . Katie was less than thrilled by the compromising position in which she found Brooke and Bill. Even with her mind on Rick, Maya agreed to go on a date with a very persistent Carter. Hope advised an extremely confused Rick to be honest with Caroline about his feelings for Maya. Dayzee became upset […]

Judy, Astor Fields to mark 41st anniversary

Big Cowan

Hello everyone! Hope all are feeling well. This virus has really been something else . My son Chad and his family came in for the weekend from Greensburg, Ind. So glad to see them and hated for them to leave. Miss them and love them. Birthdays next week are Joann Fields, Eugene Peters and the late Ed Pack, all on […]

Snowy weather is no big surprise


Hope everyone has been staying warm and dry. I remember so many snows in April that I’m not surprised by the weather. The thing is I can’t take the cold weather as well as I used to. Give me a temperature of at least 70 and I’m a happy camper. Oh well, we will be happy to see warmer temperatures […]

Thomas Jordan succumbs at 54

Thomas Ranson Jordan, 54, of Jenkins, died March 21. Born in Eden, Okla., he was the son of Mary Lynn Jordan. He was a former auto mechanic and employee of Red Onion State Prison. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Vanessa Jordan; a son, Thomas Jordan; and a daughter, Jada Lynn Jordan. Memorial services will be held […]

Dennis Cove Band to perform

The Dennis Cove Band will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, March 30. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old.


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