Speak Your Piece

Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. 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 Mr. Trump, God bless you and your family. I think you are a great president. About your daily press briefings: Cut them out. […]

Cemetery donations being sought

Donations are needed to help maintain the Blair Cemetery at the mouth of Cowan on Hwy. 931. The cemetery is just beyond the recycling center. Donations may be sent to Letcher Halcomb, 256 Texas Ave., Whitesburg, Ky. 41858, who will be cutting grass at the cemetery this year. Without donations, people will have to maintain their family members’ graves next […]

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Rites held for Betty Sturgill

Betty G. Sturgill, 71, of Whitco, died May 14 at Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Annville. A daughter of the late Edward and Yvonne Halcomb Conn, she was the widow of Raymond Sturgill. She was a sister of the late Joe Daniel Conn and Arnold Conn. Surviving are two sons, Eddie Ray Sturgill of Rogersville, Tenn., and Willie D. Sturgill […]

American Legion plan Memorial Day services

Memorial Day observances will be held Sunday, May28, by members of the Whitesburg American Legion Post158 at 39 cemeteries in Letcher County. The schedule is:7:25 a.m. Edd Sexton cemetery at Sandlick7:35 Tobe Richardson cemetery at Sandlick7:45 Charley Sexton cemetery at Little Colley7:55 B.F. Collins cemetery at Little Colley8:05 Hoover Collins cemetery at Little Colley8:15 Letcher Collins cemetery at Little Colley8:35 […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1954 Some of the members of the senior class are Charles Back b. 4-6-36: Extracurricular activities, Wood Working Club; Most influential teacher, John Preston; Most memorable classmate, Bobby Adams; Prettiest girl, Betty Francis Webb; Most memorable event, Senior trip; Favorite song, Blue Suede Shoes. Amelia Ison Bone: b. 7-26-37: Most influential teacher, Miss Dugan; Most memorable classmate, Nadine Banks; Most […]

After pitching only two years, LCC star lands scholarship at Union

Rachel Mae Spangler, a student at Letcher County Central High School, has signed a letter of intent to play softball with Union College. With her were her parents, Mark and Debbie Spangler; pitching coach Dennis Thacker; head coach Jay Perkins; assistant coach Larry Maggard; and athletic director Mike Melton. Spangler has been pitching less than two years. This year she […]

Salome’s Stars

Your 7-day horoscope for week of May 29 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might have to turn your Arian charm up a few degrees if you hope to persuade that persistent pessimist to see the possibilities in your project. Whatever you do, don’t give up. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A “tip” about a co-worker’s “betrayal” might […]

Let’s remember the true meaning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day, was borne out of the Civil War and desire to honor our dead. It was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11. “The 30th of May 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing […]

Touring Air Force One

In early 1960 I got a phone call from the Travis Air Force flight line, one of Air Force One’s crew I had trained at the NCO Academy at McCoy Air Base in Orlando, Fla. He asked me to come to the flight line for a tour of Air Force One. It was only a short walk there. I found […]