Dealing with own ‘hot flash’

Until very recently, I had never been able to get a woman to tell me what a “hot flash”, supposedly the quintessential symptom of menopause, felt like. Points East I’ve been in meetings, mostly when I was still in my 50s, with women of a certain age when the subject of menopause came up but when I asked what it […]


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. ADAMS/THOMPSON/ BLAIR — A reunion of the Adams, Thompson, and Blair families will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the […]

Services held for D. Ed Collier

Funeral services for D. Ed Collier, 69, were held July 28 in Whitesburg. Burial was in Ballard Collier Cemetery at Eolia. Born in Eolia to the late Lonnie Vincent and Pearl Halcomb Collier, he died July 25 at Missions Hospital in Asheville, N.C. He was a brother of the late Mantie Furnas, Roger Collier, Harold Collier, and Rick Collier. Mr. […]


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Gabby’s fishing fever

When bass go to open waters

Bass are typically fish that hold on some type of cover and wait for prey to come by. But a couple of times a year like spring or early summer and in the fall, bass will move to open water areas and follow large schools of shad. When bass are doing this, they will become very spooked by most sounds […]

Strange but True

• It was poet, philosopher and satirist Horace, who lived in the first century B.C., who made the following sage observation: “He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.” • Legislators in Vermont once found it necessary to outlaw whistling while underwater. • If someone were […]

Danette Valentine dies at 71

Danette Valentine, 71, died July 24 at her home in Talbott, Tenn. She was a daughter of the late Fred and Magnolia Collins Whitaker. Surviving are her husband of 26 years, Larry Valentine; two sons, Anthony Craig Turner of Miamisburg, Oh., and Fred Dewayne Turner of Morristown, Tenn.; two grandsons, Cody Odell Turner and Thomas Shane Turner, both of Miamisburg, […]

Trivia test

1. GEOGRAPHY: Which is the shallowest of the Great Lakes? 2. HISTORY: Which Old West gunslinger was born with the name Henry Mc- Carty? 3. TELEVISION: What was the name of the family car on “The Munsters”? 4. LITERATURE: How long did it take Tolstoy to write his epic novel “War and Peace”? 5. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Where were the first […]

Struttin’ Time:

Cherish time with daughters

Sometimes it is just nice that we can go back in time — back to the time when my youngest daughter hunted and fished with me. Back to the days before other men were important to her, although she still is “Daddy’s Girl”. Although I trusted another man — her husband — with her over 15 years ago, she still […]

Services are held for James M. Caudill, Jr.

Funeral services for Lieutenant Colonel James Monroe Caudill Jr., 87, were conducted July 30 in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Sandlick Cemetery. Born in Neon to the late James M. Caudill Sr., and Atha Bentley Caudill, he died July 28 at his home in Mayking. He was the widower of Betty June Wynkoop Caudill, and the father of the late […]