Families and Friends

I visited print shop that I set up in 1955

I and other retired military members were asked if we wanted to tour the base printing department. I had not been there since October 1968. Unknown to the workers there, I set up this base printing department in 1955 during the Korean War when my headquarters at Hickam Field, Hawaii moved to Travis Air Base in California. My headquarters took […]

‘Just leave the rain alone’

We were so tickled with all the warmer weather we had last week. Just wish it was time for it to stay this pretty. But, we know winter isn’t over yet so we will just have to take what we get. Every time someone comments on what the weather is like, it just reminds me of what Daddy used to […]

Cowan area has new correspondent

It’s wonderful when you actually achieve your goals and one of my goals was to write for The Mountain Eagle after retiring and moving to Little Cowan. I am now writing my first column for The Mountain Eagle (after retiring and moving to Little Cowan). I’m proud to follow some strong women in my life who wrote for The Mountain […]

Without a cow here you had no milk

At a recent meeting of the West Letcher Oral History Society in the Blackey Public Library, Elder Elwood Cornett told about the importance of milk and butter in the diet of the early settlers of Letcher County. Milk was the drink served at every meal. No pioneer housewife would even think about fixing breakfast without gravy and biscuits, and milk […]

Rain causes flooding in Ohio

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! “Oh it’s raining, raining here this morning,” as Grandpa Jones says in his song. There’s flooding in some areas. I checked the basement and so far it is all right. The water really got high about five miles down the road from me. The young man that used to cut the grass for me, along with […]

Mrs. Halcomb gave church her last quarter

So much of my weekly news comes from social media. If it weren’t for Facebook there is no way I would be able to know what all is going on in our community. I find myself surfing through Facebook continuously looking for things to put in the column. This was something I found posted and they gave me permission to […]

It was an honor to attend Bridge4Unity

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center , www.facebook.com/Hemphillblacksheep. I was honored to accompany Quintessa Peak of Fleming-Neon, Kimberly Williams of Jenkins, and Ben Fink of Hartford, Conn., to Beaufort S.C. from Thursday to Sunday for a dialogue about racial tensions and prejudice. The project is called Bridge4Unity and is an […]

Board to meet

The Board of the Pine Mountain Regional Industrial Development Authority will meet at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, February 7. The meeting will take place at Pine Mountain Resort Park in Pineville. You are unauthorized to view this page.

Ingram family followed coal


My dear loved ones, friends, and cousins out in the country. I’ve been missing everyone so much in the last few weeks. It has been lonely since the holidays are over, and I was so sick before Christmas that I didn’t even put up a tree. I always look forward to a pretty tree and all the decorations. It is […]

Mountains memories still calling my name

Southern Ohio

Happy Valentine’s Day! How is the weather in your little corner of the world? We have really experienced winter in the Ohio Valley area for several days in January. Again I can say we haven’t had what the other states have, and are still going through. I may complain as I am not a fan of cold weather, however I […]

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