The same old arguments

Sometimes, the Democratic Party amazes me. And not in a good way. Here is a party fresh off a series of big election triumphs all over the country. The nation faces unprecedented challenges while Republicans are pushing through the most reactionary tax bill since the 1920s. And what do leading Washington Democrats want to do? They would have us engage […]

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What the first Thanksgiving dinner actually loooked like

Most Americans probably don’t realize that we have a very limited understanding of the first Thanksgiving, which took place in 1621 in Massachusetts. Indeed, few of our present-day traditions resemble what happened almost 400 years ago, and there’s only one original account of the feast. As an anthropologist who specializes in reconstructing past diets, I can say that even though […]

Is a silent backlash coming?

I don’t want to see the next name in the headlines for sexual misconduct. I know too many of them. I believe the women. Some companies are conducting internal checks, and some are not, because they don’t want to get caught up in all this. And because while it’s true that sexual harassment is a real problem, there are also […]

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The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, November 24, 1927 Women of the Presbyterian Church in Whitesburg are forming an organization to carry out work for the church. The women of the Whitesburg church are organizing with the help of Mrs. J.W. Craft, who has headed a women’s auxiliary at the Hazard Presbyterian Church for […]


RECAPS: NOV. 20 – 24 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Bill was disturbed by a recent revelation about himself that completely goes against his beliefs and family’s creed. Word got out to the other members of the Spencer family that Steffy and Liam have reunited and renewed their vows. Liam confessed to Wyatt that his association with Sally went […]

Now Here’s a Tip

• Run out of wrapping paper? Here are some potential alternatives: plain brown shopping bags, cut open and decorated with stickers or markers; several layers of tissue paper; fabric and a nice bow. Aluminum foil makes a lovely wrapping if you can avoid overhandling it, and handle bags from stores can be converted by gluing or taping the front of […]

Food pantry helping 175 families a month

When David Little started God’s Food Pantry four or five years ago, he began with nothing except faith. He emptied his little 12’x16’ storage building in his yard and installed lighting, heating and shelving. The store is located in No. 3 Hollow in Jenkins. He was never shy about asking for donations and soon the shelves were filled with cans […]

Rites held for Eugene Collins

Funeral services for Eugene Collins, 64, of Whitesburg, were held November 20 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Frazier Cemetery at Premium. A son of the late Patrick and Georgia Frazier Collins, he died November 18 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Surviving are three brothers, Tony Collins of Maynardville, Tenn., Billy Collins of Hindman, and Paul […]

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