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Trivia test


1. GEOGRAPHY: On which continent would you find the Cape of Good Hope? 2. LITERATURE: Who wrote the novel “Beloved”? 3. ANATOMY: Which organ in the human body produces insulin? 4. MUSIC: Which Disney movie featured the song “A Whole New World”? 5. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What kind of scissors make zig-zag patterns on fabric? 6. ADVERTISING SLOGANS: Which company used […]

Bible trivia


1. Is the book of Ezra in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Proverbs 29, “But whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be …”? Made whole, Blessed, Safe, Wise 3. What’s known as the first book of the kings? Judges, 1 Kings, 1 Samuel, 1 Chronicles 4. Upon which mountain did Balaam build seven altars? […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 1909 “According to the latest dispatches, there seems to be no doubt that Harlan County will have a railroad in the course of a year of so,” The Mountain Eagle reports this week. “Prospects are also bright for a railroad through the southern part of Letcher County to connect with the Harlan” tracks. . Predicting that a […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: AUGUST 19 – AUGUST 23 GENERAL HOSPITAL — Jason went to see Franco. Drew and Curtis headed to Elizabeth’s. Lulu invited Robert and Olivia to join her at Sonny’s. Julian attempted to reconcile with Sam. Alexis reminisced. Shiloh proposed an exchange. Kim had a heart to heart with Monica. Obrecht asked Maxie for help. Peter received a disconcerting call. […]

Moments in Time

• On Aug. 25, 1835, the start of a six-part series announcing the discovery of life on the moon appears in the New York Sun newspaper. Sales of the paper soared as readers believed the tales about unicorns, two-legged beavers and furry, winged humanoids. Even Yale University scientists were fooled. • On Aug. 24, 1873, William Henry Jackson takes the […]

When we don’t want to cook


Now and then we just don’t want to cook as much as we normally do. Maybe it’s the heat of summer that keeps us from wanting to get in the kitchen or trek to the grocery store. If it’s winter, maybe there is a layer of snow on everything outside. If we don’t qualify for Meals on Wheels or any […]

Strange But True


• It’s often been said that necessity is the mother of invention — and for good reason. Here’s an example: The idea for the original pull-top can originated when the inventor was at a picnic; he had forgotten to bring a can opener, so he had to use a car bumper. • If you live in Georgia, you need to […]

Now Here’s a Tip!

• “If you have to put a lid over something that is likely to stick to it, try giving the inside of the lid a very light coating of vegetable oil. I do this when I am transporting dip to a potluck. Vegetable oil has no flavor, really, and it’s just enough to let the lid come off without taking […]

Growing up on a 100-acre farm


All the stories I’ve written, my kids love them. They want me to write about my farm life as a young kid. The older ones have been to my parents’ farm, but never had to do any work. I recall the first few days — it was so exciting. Then, as the oldest of three boys, I found I had […]

Highlights of Fleming-Neon H.S.

By BENNETT WELCH 1952 Fleming-Neon girls plan for May Day The girls’ physical education classes of the Fleming- Neon High School will present a May Day festival at the football field Saturday, May 10, festival director Reeda Reasor announced early this week. The festival, which will include floats, dances, music, singing and the coronation of a May Queen and Princess, […]


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