Car Talk

Is dream car from high school a good idea today?

Dear Tom and Ray: I graduated from high school in 1963, and my dream car was the 1963 Studebaker Avanti. Well, life got in the way, and I never realized my dream of owning an Avanti. I recently have been going on eBay to find Avantis that have survived these past 47 years. I have located several that are rated […]

A case of ‘wonderitis’

Sometimes we get to wondering about this or that, and before you know it, we come down with a case of ‘wondering-itis.’ When we get that we are in for a bumpy ride for a spell as we wonder through life. We get to the point where we start to wonder about things that are irrelevant to survival, such as […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

August 11, 1960 The Mountain Eagle is now a “tabloid size” newspaper, which means the page size will be about half what it used to be. The paper is also printed by a new process. During the past week, a Harris LTG off set press has been installed.  N.L. Combs of Daniels Branch reported a very unusual sight on […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A relaxed mood early in the week could give way to high-temperature disputes. The Aries Lamb should resist being pulled into heated quarrels that could really singe your wool. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Satisfy that practical obligation first, then you can feel free to indulge in your creative endeavors. Also, check for […]

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. Our address is: Mother-in-laws are like Adolf Hitler; they are not to be trusted.  There is a video out this week that should be of […]

Strange But True

• It was American drama critic and author John Mason Brown who made the following sage observation: “Reasoning with a child is fine if you can reach the child’s reason without destroying your own.” • The first Wal-Mart was located in the town of Rogers, Ark. When it opened in 1962, it had a total of 16,000 square feet of […]

Appealing SSI

Question: My application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) was recently denied. Can I appeal the decision? Answer: If you disagree with a decision made on your claim, you can appeal it. The steps you can take are explained in our online publication, Your Right To Question A Decision Made On Your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Claim, available at www.socialsecurity. gov/pubs/11008. […]

Coming events

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. Always check with the venues listed before traveling long distances. LETCHER CO. ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN EDGEHILL AVENUE; Sat., Aug. 14 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 […]


Advertisers being asked to boycott CBS’s (bleep)

NEW YORK William Shatner, of all people, stands at the center of television’s latest moral battleground. He’s the cantankerous lead character in a new CBS sitcom, “(Bleep) My Dad Says,” that is scheduled to air on Thursday nights. Rather than “bleep,” the title uses a series of symbols that suggest the expletive included in the book title on which the […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

Governor Combs crowns prom king and queen – 1963 Crowned by the Governor of Kentucky Bert C. Combs at the Junior-Senior Prom were Joyce Carol Davidson and James Craft, setting a precedent to top all precedents. One of the best and most colorful and romantic proms with the theme “Southern Serenade,” carried out by the junior class in most unusual […]

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