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The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10, 1949 Republican G. Bennett Adams has been elected county judge. Hassel Stamper, a Democrat, is the new sheriff. Harold “Straight Hair” Davis became the first elected mayor of Jenkins. Jenkins has had an acting mayor, but Mr. Davis is the first one to elected. . The Supreme Court has upheld contempt fines of $1,420,000 imposed on the […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS NOV. 4 – 8

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Hope’s plan spun out of control when Thomas made an indecent proposal. Liam hesitated when he discovered that Steffy has begun dating again. Liam was thrown when Bill invited him back to the family and Spencer Publications. Hoping to garner his attention, Zoe seized the moment and kissed Thomas. Steffy did her best to […]

If Social Security calls … hang up!


Thieves are continuing to target seniors where we’re most vulnerable. Most common is the Social Security scam. Annoyingly enough, I received one of these calls today on my cellphone. I didn’t answer, of course, so they left a voice message. My Social Security number had been associated with crime, they said. If I didn’t call them back immediately, they would […]

Moments in time

• On Nov. 6, 1528, the Spanish conquistador Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca is shipwrecked on a low sandy island off the coast of Texas. Starving, dehydrated and desperate, he is the first European to set foot on the soil of the future Lone Star state. • On Nov. 10, 1775, a resolution, drafted by future U.S. president John Adams, […]

Now here’s a tip!

• Here’s another item to add to your environmentally friendly choices list: If you’re not going to eat takeout food in the car, just say no to plastic utensils. They are usually packaged in a plastic bag with a napkin, so there’s even more you could be saving in waste. • Make your own whipped butter for dinner rolls. Simply […]

Bible trivia


1. Is the book of Daniel in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Whose first verse is “The elder unto the well-beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth”? 1 Samuel, 1 Chronicles, 2 Peter, 3 John 3. From Exodus 25, what pure gold cover was placed on the Ark of the Covenant? Mercy seat, Mordecai lid, Mina […]

The Newsday Crossword

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They just don’t build cars like this anymore

Car Talk

Dear Car Talk: I have a 1951 Chevy, straight-6, 3-on-the-tree, with 31,000 actual miles. Nice car. If I coast downhill in gear (it doesn’t happen in neutral or if the clutch is disengaged), when accelerating after the downhill run, it will briefly (for perhaps 100 feet or so), put out a puff of smoke. What gives? — John That’s the […]

My duties as a printer


After my flying duties for the Air Force, I learned to repair offset printing equipment in our shop when we had trouble finding someone to repair that equipment. After years of this extra work I did, I got pretty good at it. The General sent me to the Pentagon to repair some equipment. I did such a good job, he […]

Trivia test


1. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What color is aubergine? 2. MEDICAL: What is a more common name for a rhytidectomy? 3. LANGUAGE: What does the Latin phrase “lex loci” mean? 4. MOVIES: Who played Yogurt in the parody comedy film “Spaceballs”? 5. HISTORY: In which war did England and France fight the Battle of Agincourt? 6. GEOGRAPHY: Which country is home of […]


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