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Christmas brings list of 10 wishes

Christmas. What would be your ultimate joy? To be Santa Claus for 24 hours? Own a mystical and bottomless sack of feel goods? Be a bearer of good tidings, raised hopes and sparkles unburdened by bail-out blues and the rest? Maybe a one night fly-over, leaving gifts practical and not, pricey and not, but most of all, dream fillers under […]

Champion Lady Cougars to hit road



Letcher County Central rolled to the championship of its own fourth annual Lady Cougars Christmas Tournament last weekend in Ermine with victories over Jenkins, Hazard and June Buchanan. The Lady Cougars are now 7- 1 overall with their one loss coming two weeks ago at home to two-time defending regional champion Breathitt County. The Lady Cougars will be on the […]

Drivers, owners need Santa’s help



Hard to believe another year has gone by and it’s time to get out some paper and pen and jot down a few request for the ol’ Racing Santa. This will be the 12th edition of what has become one of my holiday traditions, and it seems this year there are more drivers, owners and crew members that could use […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Smallmouth bass put up good fight during winter

It’s the time of season many smallmouth bass fisherman look forward to each year — the time when the air temperatures are cold and water temperatures reach the magical 48- to 53-degree range. This may sound like a cold time of the year — and it is — but to a smallmouth bass angler it means that some of the […]

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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: mteagle@tgtel.com To the person who responded to my request for gingerbread biscuits: Thank you so very much for taking the time to find this recipe for me. I tried the recipe and it tastes […]

10 ways to avoid holiday arguments



A woman threw a cookbook at her sister-in-law and screamed, “Maybe now you can cook a holiday dinner for us sometime.” “People become stressed during the holidays, so they’re more likely to be bothered or blow up at another person’s behavior,” says business etiquette expert Barbara Pachter. “Plus, we tend to have the same conflicts year after year that don’t […]

Got the flu? Tamiflu may not help much



ATLANTA The medical arsenal against the flu just got weaker. Government health officials said a leading flu medicine, Tamiflu, might not work against all cases of the flu this year. The most common flu bug right now is overwhelmingly resistant to Tamiflu, they said. The alert is “an early headsup” for doctors. If current trends continue, they may need to […]

All fibroids don’t need treatment



DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 37, have two children and also have fibroids. My periods are quite heavy. My doctor says that removal of the uterus is the best way to end my problem. My husband and I would like to have more children. What other options do I have? —P.S. ANSWER: The uterus is a large, hollow muscle with […]

Combo treatment cuts prostate cancer deaths



LONDON Treating advanced prostate cancer with radiation and hormone blocking drugs cut the death rate in half in a study of Scandinavian men, researchers report. In the United States, the combination has been standard care since the 1990s. But in Europe, many doctors have avoided the combo treatment and used hormone drugs alone, thinking the pair would be too harsh […]

Knowing Your Blood Pressure



You may know that high blood pressure puts you at risk for many serious complications with diabetes. You’ve probably been told repeatedly to work at keeping your blood pressure at a reasonable level. You’ve learned how to eat healthy, exercise and lower your blood pressure, but many people still do not understand what all those numbers in a blood pressure […]


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