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For those who wonder, wooly worm forecast still weeks away

By Mountain Eagle Staff | October 09, 2019

Several people have been inquiring over the last 10 days as to when the wooly worm weather forecast will be coming. Points East The National Association of Wooly Worm Winter Weather Watchers (NAWWWWW) does not normally make its annual prognostication until it has weathered at least a couple or three killing frosts. We have made the prediction prematurely a few […]

The Way We Were

By Mountain Eagle Staff | October 09, 2019

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1929 A fight over a dinner bucket resulted in a mine foreman being shot and critically wounded at the Roxana Coal Company mining operation at Kingscreek. Mine foreman Stephen G. Raleigh, 45, was shot in the stomach area by Launsford Fields, a much younger man, after […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

By Mountain Eagle Staff | October 09, 2019

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Brooke and Shauna continued to fight over Ridge. Flo arrived on the scene and fueled the fire. Brooke called Flo a criminal, which caused Shauna to tell a lie about Ridge. Thomas shared his glee with Vinny over his first victory in breaking up Ridge and Brooke. Ridge attempted to convince Steffy that Thomas […]

You need a second pneumonia vaccine

By Mountain Eagle Staff | October 09, 2019

Have you had your second pneumonia shot? Some of us either don’t know the vaccine comes in two parts, or we forget to ask for it a year later when we need the second dose. The two vaccines are called PCV13 (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) and PPSV23 (pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The numbers […]

Moments in time

By Mountain Eagle Staff | October 09, 2019

• On Oct. 9, 1635, religious dissident Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony by the General Court of Massachusetts. Williams had spoken out against the right of civil authorities to punish religious dissension. • On Oct. 13, 1775, the Continental Congress authorizes construction and administration of the first American naval force, the precursor to the United States […]

Now here’s a tip!

By Mountain Eagle Staff | October 09, 2019

• Geometric patterns painted on walls are hot right now, and they can add interest to a room for a small price tag. One place where you don’t want to skimp, though, is on your low-tack masking tape. Buy a good-quality painter’s tape that will give a really clean line. Take the time to press it down so that no […]

Bible trivia

By Mountain Eagle Staff | October 09, 2019

1. Is the book of Lamentations in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Protestant tradition holds that there are how many different women named “Mary” in the New Testament? 2, 4, 6, 8 3. Who said, “Thou are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church”? Jesus, Aaron, Reuben, Joseph 4. Which mount was a contest […]

Calihan family suffers loss of son

By Mountain Eagle Staff | October 09, 2019

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is doing alright during this long stretch of hot weather we are having. Yes, I am loving it as I’ve made no secret I don’t like cold weather. If I could get by without it, I wouldn’t have air conditioning. I have window air and it is set on 74, plus I keep an electric […]

Funeral services held are for Gerald Robert Smith

By Mountain Eagle Staff | October 09, 2019

Gerald Robert Smith, 59, of Whitesburg, died October 3 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. A son of Jenny Helton Smith and the late Gerald Bruce Smith, he was the son-in-law of Jr. Jarrell and the late Rosa Lee Jarrell. Surviving in addition to his mother and his fatherin law, are his wife, Rita Jarrell […]

Douglas Hayes dies at 68

By Mountain Eagle Staff | October 09, 2019

Douglas Hayes, 68, died October 3, at his home at Payne Gap. Born in Hemphill to the late Conley Hayes and Loretta Miller Hayes, he was the father of the late Jamie Douglas Hayes. Mr. Hayes was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul Hayes. He worked 24 years as an underground coal miner, the majority with Southeast Coal […]