The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

December 3, 1959 Letcher County is preparing to open, dedicate and occupy over the holidays “the finest school plant in this part of the state.” The new Letcher High and Grade School is nearing completion on Rockhouse Creek near Jeremiah, and it inspired Kern Whitaker, member of the Letcher County Board of Education, to call it a model school building. […]


ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Make your holiday preparations one step at a time in order to avoid being overwhelmed and leaving things undone. That confusing family situation continues to work itself out. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Ease this year’s holiday money pressures by letting your thrifty side guide you as you look for those perfect gifts […]


RECAPS – 11/30-12/4

ALL MY CHILDREN — Zach told Jesse he was through with Kendall. Kat spun a story for Zach about Aidan and Kendall’s love affair. Zach kissed Liza. Opal talked some sense into Zach. Jake threatened to leave Pine Valley because he can’t stand Amanda being with David. David told Amanda he only had six months to live in order to […]

Now here’s a tip

• “When cutting Christmas wrapping paper, I open my adjustable dining-room table just a crack so a paring knife fits in. Then lay the paper flat, and by following the crack, you can cut a straight line, and it is so quick to do.” — H.H. in Minnesota • “To substitute for sprinkles on cupcakes at Christmastime, we freeze gumdrops […]

Celebrate the Season With Starters & Sides

Whether entertaining a large group, or hosting a small gathering, holiday cooks can showcase their culinary flair with a sumptuous spread of starters and sides. And, with timesaving ingre dients, such as cream soups, storebought mashed potatoes and prepared pastry sheets, it’s a cinch to complement the main dish with appetizers and side dishes that look and taste elegant. Using […]

Winter salad provides beautiful addition to your holiday table

This recipe for Good Housekeeping provides a beautiful addition to your holiday table — the combination of green and red lends a festive touch. Winter Salad with Ripe Pear and Toasted Pecans 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1/3 cup olive oil 3 medium ripe pears, peeled, cored […]

Seasonal margaritas

Lower the bill at your holiday party by offering one sensational, seasonal drink: Rudolph-red pomegranate margaritas, premixed by the pitcherful. This recipe comes to us from Good Housekeeping magazine. Pomegranate Margaritas 1 can (12-ounce) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed 2 cups water 3-1/2 cups gold tequila 2 cups pomegranate juice 1 cup triple sec 5 limes Ice cubes for serving 1 […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

Whitesburg High School DECA students attend National Career Development Conference Two students from Whitesburg High School attended the 1984 Career Development Conference of the Distributive Education Clubs of America May 16- 20. The national conference was held in Kansas City, Mo., with over 6,000 students, advisors and guests in attendance. Frank Maggard represented Whitesburg High School and Kentucky DECA in […]

2009-12-02 E-Edition

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