Families and Friends

‘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 […]

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 […]

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.

Tackets add musicians to family tree

We just found out some exciting information about Marshel Tacket’s, my dad’s, ancestors. Daddy and his whole family had always enjoyed listening to the McKameys. They are a gospel-singing group from Caryville Mountain in Campbell County, Tenn., which is where Joe Tackett and his wife Peggy Ward Tackett moved from when Daddy was a young teen. Dad and Mom also […]

Enter our Valentine Contest

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/pages/ Hemphill-Community-Center. On Feb. 6 we will announce the winner of our Valentine Contest. To enter our contest go to: (1) www.facebook.com/ Hemphillblacksheep (2) Scroll down to find the contest (3) Like the post (4) Share with three Facebook friends The winner will enjoy dinner for two. […]

Soup beans and dumplings bring back many memories

Hello again everyone! We’ve had rain again in the Ohio Valley area that I call home. At least it took away most of the snow, that is until I awoke this morning to about an inch of new snow, plus the temperature dropped drastically and lots of freezing on the roads. Oh well, we still have a couple of months […]

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