January 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

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Breakfast to honor Martin Luther King

Letcher Countians will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a colorless society at the annual MLK Day Breakfast on Monday. The breakfast will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. More...

Students participate in ceremony

Falon Louise King and Joshua Smallwood, first-year students at the University of Appalachia College of Pharmacy in Buchanan County, Va. More...

Larry Cordle to perform at WMMT's Bluegrass Express

Award-winning singersongwriter Larry Cordle and his band, Lonesome Standard Time, will perform in concert at WMMT's "Bluegrass Express Live", Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Appalshop Theater in Whitesburg. More...

Columns

Car talk

Shop supplies are legitimate charges

Dear Tom and Ray: What are shop supplies? I always thought it was old rags and sprays to clean or lube. My recent visit to a dealer's garage cost me $22.56 for shop supplies. My total bill was $297.81. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years January 16, 1958 The Letcher County Public Library may have to close its doors soon because of a lack of operating funds. More...

Now here's a tip

• Have allergy troubles? One thing you can do is to wash your sheets in hot water. If you have restricted the temperature on your water heater for safety and economy (good for you!), turn it back up once a week to wash your bed linens. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what's on your mind. No need to give your name. 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. More...

Health

Around the world, people use food to soothe a cold

Feeling achy and feverish? Have a bowl of Mom's tom yum soup. Or maybe some warm milk with melted lamb fat. More...

Japan's cure for the cold

This traditional Japanese cold remedy is almost always eaten from a bowl with chopsticks. Outside Japan it often is referred to as "sake-nog" due to its resemblance to the classic holiday drink. More...

Garlic soup beats back the sniffles

Next time you have a cold, beat back the sniffles with this Cuban take on soup for what ails you. When whisking in the eggs at the end be sure to use a rapid motion to prevent the eggs from cooking into one thick chunk. More...

Patchwork

Entertainment

This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. More...

'Hannah' body double creates flap

NEW YORK The body double was only on stage for a few seconds, and the switcheroo was relatively innocuous. More...

Coal mining songs on tap at Letcher Central

Area residents will have the rare opportunity to hear songs about coal mining from two different regions of North America when performers from central Appalachia and the Atlantic Coast of Canada take the stage at Letcher County Central High School More...

Man sentenced here to 22 years for his role in murder by torture

A Floyd County man has been formally sentenced in Letcher Circuit Court after pleading guilty to torturing and murdering a friend of his late daughter. More...

Grand jury indicts 29

Twenty-four people are named in 29 indictments returned last week by the Letcher Grand Jury. More...

Opinions

Don't botch it

The casual way in which Senate President David Williams dismisses the prospect of ending the Bucks for Brains program is sad to see and to hear. Sen. More...

Political Cartoon

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Women fight back

You could feel the swell of female angst. It wasn't even about Hillary Clinton. It was about what she was put through. It was about running while female. More...

Sports

June Buchanan, Hazard appear to be best in 14th Region

Even though it seems like we just started the 2007-08 high school basketball season here in the mountains, we actually passed the midway point last week when the WYMT Mountain Classic crowned its 21st champion in June Buchanan of the 14th Region. More...

Cougars' roll continues as they top short-handed Cavs

The Letcher Central Cougars boys' team is on a roll. After losing to June Buchanan in a heartbreaker at Pippa Passes, they lost again to a good Cordia team, also on the road. More...

NASCAR testing begins

With the first round of winter testing now over at Daytona International Speedway, it is safe to say that the 2008 Sprint Cup Season is in full swing. More...

Families & Friends

The seasons go by pretty fast as you get older

Cowan

Our winter season is going by fast and still no really bad weather. All our seasons go by pretty fast, especially as you get older. Several attended church at Little Cowan on Sunday. Elder Brad Dutton and his wife came from Louisa. More...

Seed company catalog arrived right on cue

Eolia

Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. More...

Photo

WITH SANTA - Lourill Wood is pictured with Santa Claus at the Boone Fork Senior Citizens Center. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Roy Sturgill II

Funeral services for Roy "Bo" Sturgill II of Mayking, were held January 11 at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking. More...

George Wyatt dies

George Edward Wyatt, 53, of Danville, W.Va., formerly of Jenkins, died Jan. 5 He was a son of the late George Wyatt Jr. and Anna Tompkins Wyatt of Jenkins. More...

Services held for Reubena Rains, 96

Reubena Elizabeth Burns Rains died January 4 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was 96 years old. Born at Beattyville, she was a daughter of the late John and Ethel Brown Burns and was married to the late Victor Rains. More...