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Herman Bates succumbs at 90

Herman Bates, 90, died June 27 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born at Pine Top to the late Henry and Arminta Tolliver Bates, he was the father of the late Mike Bates and a brother of the late Donald Bates and Bert Bates. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Veterans […]

3 battles top halfway point

When NASCAR announced before the start of the season that it was changing the way it crowned its champions in the Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series, it was in an effort to ensure that all three would have a very close and competitive points chase to the end of the season. At this, the midpoint […]

Kristi Dixon wins award

The American Speech- Language-Hearing Association ( ASHA) recently notified speech-language pathologist Kristi Dixon of Letcher that she is the recipient of an award for continuing education (ACE). Speech-language pathologists and audiologists may meet the requirements of the ACE by earning seven ASHA continuing education units in a 36-month period. In 1993, Dixon was graduated summa cum laude from Eastern Kentucky […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

Editorial staff for commencement edition of the Black Kat-May 1928 Taft Spradlin: He’s the guy who likes to speak, anywhere, seven days a week. Honors: editor in chief of the Black Kat, Hiking Club, Glee Club, debate team, Pep Club, Literary Club, editor-in-chief of the commencement edition of the Black Kat, delegate of K.H.S.P.A. convention. Beulah Fields: Here’s a girl […]

If only poverty made good TV

The FBI reports that 1,494 people younger than 18 were murdered in America in 2008. Of those children, 221 died before their first birthday; 338 of them were killed between the ages of 1 and 4. Most of us know the name of only one of those victims, Caylee Anthony. The temptation is to use the next 600 words to […]

Speak Your Piece

E-m@il address In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net To a certain person: Bad luck has fallen on you. Have all the fun you can. Just remember, you are not 18 anymore. . They threw me a party. . Congratulations to Brother […]

Struttin’ Time

Working from an office with no walls

I get many messages from Struttin’ Time readers. Most make me laugh, some make me roll on the floor, none so far has made me mad. Our intent, my friend Ben Gish and myself, is to give you a break from the real world, if just for a minute. It is working, it seems. The Felber story, as some wrote […]

Monique and Harley Sexton welcome baby boy


July is moving right along, and the hot and rainy weather just keeps hitting us every day. Larry, Sandy and Misha Hall recently spent a week at Myrtle Beach, S.C., and reported having a good time. Also, David and Denise Mullins, Mike and Verlene Eldridge spent a week vacationing at Myrtle Beach. Mike and Verlene’s daughter, Monique, and her husband, […]

Catherine Newman dies at 50

Catherine ‘Cat’ Fields Newman, 50, died June 30 at her home at Thornton. She was born in Lynch to the late Roy and Vendetta Lowe Fields. Surviving are her companion, Clifford Gales, Jenkins; a daughter, Donna Brashears and husband Edly, Columbia; four brothers, Roy Wayne Fields, Somerset, Stephen Henry Fields, Cedar City, Utah, Audie Fields, Whitesburg, and Paul Richard Fields, […]