Holiday recipes through the eyes of children

Angie Bentley’s class at West Whitesburg Elementary School put together some recipes for Thanksgiving. Here are their instructions: Pumpkin pie by Andrew Sexton Buy a pumpkin. Make it into a jack-o-lantern. Take out the seeds. Make it in the oven for 40 minutes. Take it out. Let it cool. Mustard greens by Ethen Tackett Pick some mustard greens from the […]


Earl Gibson, formerly of Rock House now of Naples, Fla., celebrated his 61st birthday early at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the Ford 400 championship weekend Nov. 16 and 17. He and his wife, Linda, have two daughters, Regina and Brenda.

Directions to cooking a Thanksgiving turkey

Bill Stanley’s kindergarten class at Fleming-Neon Elementary School put together directions for cooking a turkey. Here are their instructions: Ingredients: turkey, salt water, cooking oil, timer, melted butter. Directions: I will buy my turkey at Food City. I will take it home. I will put it in a pan to cook. I will cook the turkey for 8-10 minutes at […]

Homemakers enjoy Thanksgiving dinner together


It seems our weather has turned into January weather instead of November’s milder temperatures. Our Letcher Area Homemakers Thanksgiving dinner was held recently at the home of Virginia Caudill at Carcassone. We all brought a covered dish and ended up with a big feast and it was all delicious. Our club has gotten quite large but we all found a […]

Sometimes we forget to count our blessings


I was sorry to hear about the death of Mr. Tom Gish, who had been the editor of The Mountain Eagle for many years, as many already know. He and Mrs. Gish have been very kind and respectful to me during the many years I have had my little news column in The Mountain Eagle. I am sure there were […]

Mountain families are especially close


Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and the Eolia Christian Community Outreach. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good. His mercy is everlasting, and his truth endures to all generations. Psalm 100:4-5 Last week was so busy and has passed […]

Ermine seniors learn about nutrition

This news from the Ermine Senior Citizens Center: Last week we had Ashley Bentley from PACs Now Program in Jeff, to visit with us. She goes to the community centers and senior citizen centers, and teaches nutritional health and physical activity. We played Bingo and the cards were fruits and vegetables, and she gave us some very nice gifts. Nov. […]

Breakfast with Santa

An old-fashioned country breakfast with Santa will be held from 8 a.m. till noon, Dec. 13, at the Hemphill Community Center. Pictures will be taken with Santa. The breakfast will be gravy, biscuits, sausage, bacon, eggs, fried apples, chocolate syrup, and drinks.

The traditional turkey

Here it is, the traditional Thanksgiving centerpiece. Traditional Roast Turkey With Pan Gravy 1 (14-pound) fresh or frozen (thawed) turkey 1 medium onion, cut into 1- inch chunks 2 stalks celery, cut into 1-inch chunks 1/2 bunches fresh parsley 1 bunch fresh sage 1 bunch fresh thyme 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper Pan Gravy 1. Preheat […]

Ethnic flavors spice up leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner

To the victor go the spoils; to the host go the leftovers. One of the great rewards of preparing a Thanksgiving feast is getting first dibs on the leftovers. But guests don’t have to resort to sneaking potatoes into their purses to extend the feast beyond the main meal. Etiquette expert Lizzie Post says those who dine away from home […]

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