Beauty Pageant set at Jenkins

The Miss and Mr. Riverside Days Pageant will be held at 6 p.m., August 4, at the Jenkins High School gymnasium. Registration will be from 5 to 5:45 p.m. entrants will be judged in eight age categories, with a king and queen selected in each age group. For more information, call 832-0090.

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E-mail stirs memories of baseball's better days

‘Time may heal all wounds. But time will steal you blind. Time the wheel, time the conqueror.’ — Jackson Browne “… have you noticed lately how time flies?” If you nodded yes, this space is for you. And Ted. And for friends with whom you’ve lost touch since, say, Muhammad Ali was Cassius Clay, or the Cuban Missile Crisis. Jackson […]

Charles and Faye Banks have Ohio visitors


We are still having nice weather. Not many coming or going, as I have said before. I would also like to say they are truly missed. They visited more often when their parents were living. Several attended church at Little Cowan this past Sunday. We seem to be having a good season so far. Our niece, Thelma Grace, her son […]

Strings to perform at Country Cabin

Appalachian Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m., July 18, at The Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1 1/2 miles west of Norton. Admission for adults is $5, and $1 for children 2 through 11 years old. For more information, call (276) 679-3541.

Community meeting planned for July 16

There will be a community meeting at the McRoberts Community Center at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 16. The agenda includes the McRoberts Reunion Days Festival, new business and old business. All residents are invited to attend. For more information, call 832-9165 or 832- 4789 between 1 and 4 p.m .

Sotomayor’s critics are the radicals

WASHINGTON This week’s hearings on Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court represent the opening skirmish in a long-term struggle to challenge the escalating activism of an increasingly conservative judiciary. The Senate’s Republican minority does not expect to derail Sotomayor, who would be the first Hispanic and only the third woman to serve on the court, and they realize […]

It’s that time of the year

Michael Waltrip Racing finally made it official last week when it held a news conference to introduce Martin Truex Jr. as the driver to take over the wheel of Michael Waltrip’s Camry next season. Truex Jr. will now slide behind one of the most highly recognized rides in the sport as Waltrip and his sponsor NAPA have had a long […]

Juanita Fields celebrates her birthday

Big Cowan

Belated happy birthday to Joe Bates on July 3, and also to Hager and Margaret Trent’s granddaughter, Amber, on July 4. She stated they went to their pond and celebrated. I’m glad she had a good one. A happy birthday to Juanita Fields on July 12. She was 38 years old. I’m sure she celebrated with her children, Emily McIntosh […]

Coming events

This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. Always check with the venues listed before traveling long distances. ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN In Whitesburg CAROL ANN AMES; Thu., July 16 in Whitesburg at Summit City […]