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Don’t like school? Really?

By Mountain Eagle Staff | August 14, 2019

I don’t have much opportunity to associate with the adolescent and younger community these days, but, of the half dozen or so reluctant scholars I have encountered over the last couple of weeks, the chatter has mostly consisted of grumbling about going back to school. So I’m sitting here remembering my own elementary school days from the fall of 1955 […]

The Way We Were

By Mountain Eagle Staff | August 14, 2019

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 1909 W.E. Wright of Baker reports sowing five bushels of goose wheat seed that will “thrash out” about 50 bushels. “It cost me about seven dollars to get it in shock and I think it is worth $65 now,” Wright says in a letter to The […]

The Way We Were

By Mountain Eagle Staff | August 14, 2019

In the mid 1950’s, the University of Kentucky, through its Cooperative Extension Service, organized a strawberry growing industry in Letcher and other counties of southeastern Kentucky. Local farmers grew strawberry patches, some an acre or more in size. The berries were shipped by truck to markets in large cities. At the advice of Letcher County’s then-UK Extension Agent Bob Fike, […]

Soap Updates

By Mountain Eagle Staff | August 14, 2019

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Brooke and Ridge discussed Thomas’s lies and Steffy’s enormous loss. Wyatt apologized to Sally. Brooke reassured Douglas that he did the right thing by telling the truth. Hope revealed that she never stopped loving Liam. In hiding, Thomas obsessively looked at pictures on his phone. Quinn felt sorry for Flo. Bill and Liam shared […]

Trivia test

By Mountain Eagle Staff | August 14, 2019

1. GEOGRAPHY: Which U.S. state has the most miles of rivers? 2. LITERATURE: Who was the author of “The Hundred and One Dalmatians”? 3. ANATOMY: What is the common term for the axilla? 4. LANGUAGE: What is the international radio code word for the letter “P”? 5. MUSIC: How many symphonies did Beethoven compose? 6. SPORTS: How many players are […]

Social isolation linked to bone loss in women

By Mountain Eagle Staff | August 14, 2019

If you ever wanted a compelling reason to join a group or get out more, here it is: A new study shows that poor social relationships contribute to bone loss in senior women. This wasn’t a small, brief study. In this Women’s Health Initiative, researchers studied the bone health of 11,000 women over six years and included information about social […]

Moments in Time

By Mountain Eagle Staff | August 14, 2019

• On Aug. 17, 1877, though only a teenager, Billy the Kid kills his first victim, an Arizona blacksmith. Just how many men the outlaw killed is uncertain. Billy himself reportedly once claimed he had killed 21 men. • On Aug. 13, 1902, German engineer Felix Wankel, inventor of a rotary engine, is born in Germany. Wankel reportedly came up […]

Now Here’s a Tip!

By Mountain Eagle Staff | August 14, 2019

• “I found some really cool curtain tie-backs on a clearance rack. I bought several and mounted them as hooks (I used an extra anchor), and they work perfectly.” — S.L. in Ohio • Mount a tension bar high up in your closet, and you can use shower hooks to hang pocketbooks and small bags, utilizing the dead space and […]

Bible trivia

By Mountain Eagle Staff | August 14, 2019

1. Is the book of Ephesians in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Which of these was stoned to death for preaching that Jesus was the Savior? Stephen, Joel, Asa, Malachi 3. What village was known as “The City of David”? Nimrod, Antioch, Bethlehem, Babylon 4. How many men did Nebuchadnezzar see walking in the fiery furnace? 2, […]

Shape note singers sound so beautiful

By Mountain Eagle Staff | August 14, 2019

Hello everyone! This morning it almost feels like a fall morning, and there’s a bit of fog hanging over the valley. Mornings like this I wish I didn’t have anything I have to do, as I wouldn’t move from the back deck after my son Keith Ballard leaves for work. I’m almost too tired and hurting too bad to try […]