Daughters bring beautiful flowers for my birthday

Hello everyone! Oh what a beautiful morning in the Ohio Valley area. I wish you were here with me to enjoy the beauty of a low hanging fall off in the distance as I took a few minutes to sit on the porch swing to enjoy the coolness of the air. As a matter of fact the mornings and evenings […]

Services held for Dr. Jack Cope

Dr. Jack Winfield Cope, 68, of Baxter, died May 18 at Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Benham to the late James and Beatrice Cope, he was a physician, a world traveler, and pianist. Dr. Cope spoke eight languages and enjoyed hiking, fishing and golfing. He was graduated from Lynch High School as […]


Yontses celebrate 39th anniversary

Thirty-nine years ago on May 25, my husband and I were married. We met that same year on March 8 and got engaged in April. I was 22 and he was 20 Both of us had time off from work because of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, so within about 10 days my sister Charlene made all the arrangements. We […]

Faye Seals buried at Mayking

Faye Irene Sparks Seals, 74, of McRoberts, died May 24 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. A daughter of the late Orville and Goldie Jane Belcher Sparks, she was also preceded in death by three brothers, Wendell, Jimmy, and Paul, and two sisters, Mary Gonzales and Jenny Sergent. Surviving are Harlan “Tootie” Seals and their children, Tim Seals and wife […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

It’s time for smaller lures, lighter tackle

Rising water temperatures always make fish like bass and crappie move from shoreline cover and scatter out to a little deeper water. At this time they will not move very far from shallow areas, but just to where deeper water can be close by. Now is the time bass and crappie move from shoreline cover known as primary cover out […]

Community calendar

June 1 — Karaoke will take place at the American Legion Post on Pine Mountain every Friday beginning at 9 p.m. Attendees must be 21 years old or older. For more information, call 633-2834. June 9 — Carcassonne Community Center will host its June square dance on from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission $5 adults, $3 students 6-18 years, children […]

Now Here’s a Tip

• Sunburn relief: Take two nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories right away (aspirin, ibuprofen) and soak a cloth in cold milk. Drape over the burn until it warms to room temperature. Repeat if necessary and apply a light moisturizer. • “When purchasing clothes for a loved one in a care facility, look for garments that are comfortable and stylish, but double-check that they […]

Struttin’ Time:

Season was like a T-baller in MLB

Turkey season is over and I ended up looking like a T-ball player trying to play in the Major Leagues. My second trip to Little Creek Ranch was as big a bust as my first. I have hunted with Bill Anderson, the owner of 6,600 acres, since 1994, and I have never hunted more than two days without tagging out. […]


To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, P.O. Box 808, Whitesburg, KY 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue. FIELDS — The Willie and Susan Fields family reunion will be held in the upper shelter at Kingdom Come State Park […]