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Friends enjoy adventurous day

Hello again! My, how time passes when you are having fun! It seems like time is really passing fast as a week is gone in a blink of the eye, so it seems. I hope this beautiful weather lasts a few more weeks, or at least until Blackey Days. This morning I had to follow my son to drop his […]


Jenkins Elementary School recently celebrated Janitor Appreciation Day. Janitors Clarence Gross and Colleen Franklin were given a card from the students and a gift card. They were also treated to a potluck lunch. A JES staff member says the two are very appreciated and loved by all students and staff. You are unauthorized to view this page.

Fall Carnival planned

Jenkins Elementary School will hold its first Fall Carnival, starting at 6 p.m. on Nov. 2 at the school. The event will include games, prizes, vendors, concessions and a live auction. You are unauthorized to view this page.

Child with Letcher ties makes national news

It is so good to have our precious Mommy home. She came home the 29th in case you all missed last week’s Mountain Eagle entry. She is doing amazingly well for an 88-year-young woman. She does seem to be discouraged with herself because she isn’t strong enough to do much without having to rest. We keep telling her it’s going […]

Fall Fling planned

The 40th annual Wise County Famous Fall Fling kicks off in downtown Wise, Va. this Saturday, Oct. 13, and goes from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, and to see a full list of contests, events, and pre-fling happenings, visit wisefallfling.com. You are unauthorized to view this page.

Reduce your risks of food-borne illness

Food-borne illnesses and recalls are constantly in the news. Each year, 48 million Americans get sick from eating contaminated food. While you cannot completely prevent food-borne illnesses from happening, you can reduce your risks by practicing good food safety at home. Improperly stored, prepared and defrosted food can promote the spread of harmful bacteria, which increases your risk of getting […]

Pre-admission conference set

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will hold a joint pre-admission conference from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, on the Whitesburg Campus in the Belinda Mason Auditorium, Room 128. This free information session is required for application to Allied Health programs. For more information, contact Mike Good, 606-248-2122. You are unauthorized to view this page.

ACT workshop planned

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Whitesburg Campus will have a ‘Booster Shot’ workshop from 5 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 17 in the Belinda Mason Building auditorium. The instructors will be Danny Webb, Ariel Dingus, Matt Druen, and Jenny Stewart. During this free fourhour workshop, students will get a quick review of all sections of the ACT along with […]


BEAUTY CAN BE FOUND YEAR-ROUND IN LETCHER COUNTY, but nothing beats the sights associated with autumn. These colorful mushrooms were spotted during a walk around Fishpond Lake at Payne Gap last week. (Photo by L.M. “Mike” Caudill) You are unauthorized to view this page.

Sturgill named to Lions Club office

The Neon Community Lions Club met October 2 for its regularly scheduled bi-monthly meeting. The members enjoyed a soupbean supper with fried potatoes, sauerkraut and wieners, cornbread and apple dumplings or cake, and thanked the women of the Church of God of Neon. After the meal, the meeting was called to order. Twelve members were present, and a number of […]

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