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The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 1909 Letcher County Sheriff C.C. Crawford has summoned a jury from Ball’s Fork in Knott County to hear testimony in the case of Floyd Frazier, who is charged with the murder of Mrs. Ellen Flanery. Sheriff Crawford has been directed to summon 60 men from Knott […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: APRIL 15 – 19 GENERAL HOSPITAL — Sam manipulated Shiloh. Michael put two and two together. Franco and Cam butted heads. Valentin looked to Nora for help. Spencer’s plan backfired. Jason learned of Brad’s allegiance to Dawn of Day. Sonny disagreed with Margaux. Michael was sympathetic. Finn and Chase came together. Franco burst in on Nina. Sonny cautioned Jason. […]

Moments in Time

• On April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln dies from an assassin’s bullet. Shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington the night before, Lincoln lived for nine hours before succumbing to the severe head wound he sustained. • On April 19, 1876, a Wichita, Kansas, commission votes not to rehire policeman Wyatt Earp after he beats up […]

Now Here’s a Tip!

• To keep bugs off your camp table, bring four tuna- or cat-food cans that are clean. Set each table leg into a can and fill halfway with water. • “It’s about time to store my calf boots, as spring is warming things up. I don’t want them to fall over, causing creases that can stress the fabric and create […]

Know your bible trivia


1. Is the book of Gethsemane in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What’s the only book of the Bible (KJV) that mentions Christ’s tomb being sealed? Matthew, Mark, Luke, John 3. From Matthew 28:2, who rolled back the stone from the door of Jesus’ tomb, and sat upon it? Simon, An angel, Villagers, Disciples 4. When Mary […]

Moments and Memories of WHS


1955Orchestra names The following names have been suggested for Jack Taylor’s Orchestra: Mickey Bowen submitted “Star Dreamers”, Leslie Pennington, “The Hypsters”. Other suggestions are “Jack Taylor and His Easterners”and “Taylor’s Troubadours”, “Kentucky Cardinals and Taylor’s Warblers”. The orchestra will play at the Colonial Club at Hazard Saturday night, April 9, and at the VFW Whitesburg on the 16th, schedule alternating […]

Putting diesel fuel in a gas engine is a real nonstarter



Dear Car Talk: What happens if you put 5 gallons of diesel fuel in a gasoline engine’s fuel tank, but you don’t try to start the vehicle? — Anthony Let me guess, Anthony. Asking for a friend? If you haven’t tried to start the car, you haven’t done any serious damage yet. Once you start the car, the fuel pump […]

Our double shift at the Pentagon


In October 1971, the commander of the Communications Center assigned me to the swing shift as it had the largest workload. I would work from 3 to 11 p.m. at night. Our shift had more work that the other two shifts combined. This one night when we got off work, we had a very heavy rainstorm. One of my men, […]

Highlights of Fleming-Neon H.S.


1946-47 The Hi-Y Clubs are U.S. social clubs for middle school and high school boys that are affiliated with the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA). The purpose of the clubs is “to create, maintain and extend, throughout the home, school, and community, high standards of Christian character.” The well-established YMCA program aimed at school-aged children had its roots in early […]

Trivia test


1. U.S. STATES: Which state is home to the Volcanoes National Park? 2. HISTORY: When did the Deepwater Horizon oil spill occur in the Gulf of Mexico? 3. MOVIES: Who sang “Beauty and the Beast” in the 1991 movie of the same name? 4. GEOGRAPHY: Which one of Japan’s islands is the largest in size? 5. RELIGION: Who was the […]


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