Community calendar

July 1 —Bluegrass Circle will play at the Country Cabin in Norton, Va.; from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old. For more information, call 276-679-3541. . July 7 — The Letcher County Health Center will sponsor a rabies clinic at the festival site in the city park in […]

Services set for Hardin

James G. Hardin, 70, of Mayking, died June 26 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. A son of the late Gilbert Ray Hardin and Lavada Sturgill Pennell, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Georgia Niece and Sally Stamper, and a brother, Finest Hardin. Surviving are his wife, Denise Mazza Hardin; a son , James Grayson Hardin and […]

He has hay fever so bad only a paint mask helps

I once had a doctor tell me that there was no such thing as hay “fever,” or at least no “fever” that had anything to do with hay. He claimed that many people were “allergic” to the pollens and molds that get in the air when hay is being baled, but a bad case of sniffles and sneezing were the […]

Service held for Darlene Spears

A memorial service for Darlene Collins Bernard Spears, 65, was held June 24 at Cram Creek Pentecostal Church. Born in Seco to the late Robert B. and Gene C. Collins, she died April 24. The widow of William B. Spears, she was a psychologist. Surviving are her sons, Jon-Brent and Jordan Bernard; a sister, Denise Collins Hughes; two granddaughters, Katherine […]

Highlights of Fleming-Neon High School days

1956 Fleming-Neon Pirates down Kingdom Come to open tournament The Pirates from Fleming Neon ousted the Wildcats from Kingdom Come in the opening round of the 53rd District play at Whitesburg, Wednesday night by a score of 80-57. Long of Kingdom Come opened the ball game by hitting a hook shot to send his team into the lead 2-0. Johnson […]

Rites held for Millard Bates, Jr.

Millard Bates, Jr., 72, of Lexington, died June 22 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Born in Jackhorn to the late Millard and Corsie Sexton Bates, he was the widower of Virginia Bates, and later married Becky Eastridge Bates, who survives him. He was pastor of the Hemphill Freewill Baptist Church for more than 20 years, and […]

Pennington named SKCTC nursing program coordinator

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College President Vic Adams has appointed Joy Pennington to serve as the nursing program coordinator. Pennington will follow Kathy Guyn, who will retire at the end of June. “I am humbled and honored to be able to continue to serve our students and our communities in my new position, “said Pennington. “I am very proud […]

Roger Blair dies at 72

Funeral services for Roger Delane Blair, 72, of Whitesburg, were held June 25 at the First Baptist Church in Whitesburg. Born in Whitesburg to the late Estill and Golda Addington Blair, he died June 10 at the Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard. He was a brother-in-law of the late Michah W. Hays. He was a member of […]

Cornhole tourney

The Letcher County Central High School cheerleaders will host a cornhole tournament starting at 6 p.m., July 4, at Riverside Park in Whitesburg. The cost is $10 a team, and there will be a food booth for beverages and food. For more information, call 606-821-5802.

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 It’s Saturday night and I just ate three hot dogs and I am about to bust. . I’m just wondering why people in […]