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The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1908 A new trial has been granted to Floyd Frazier, who was convicted in Letcher Circuit Court for the murder of Mrs. Ellen Flanary. In granting the new trial, the Kentucky Court of Appeals said the trial judge committed a reversible error when he failed to […]

Nows Here a Tip

• Hairspray spritzed on the end of a thread will stiffen it long enough to get it through a needle head. You also can thread your needle in front of a surface that’s an opposing color (i.e. a white piece of paper while threading a needle with black thread). . • Here’s an interesting tip for getting Christmas tree resin […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: DEC. 10 – 14 GENERAL HOSPITAL — Ava was having a hard time. Julian tried to smooth things over. Carly paid a visit to Morgan’s grave. Drew was in disbelief. Sonny defended his father. Laura brought Sonny up to speed. Nina was disappointed. Anna looked to the future. Chase was misunderstood. Willow was caught off guard. Carly confronted “Kevin.” […]

Strange but True


• It was New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd who made the following sage observation: “ The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.” • A law in Memphis, Tennessee, states that it is illegal for a woman to drive a car unless a man walks in front of it to […]

Moments and Memories of WHS


1972 Some of the members of the senior class were Class History – freshman year We had finally made it, now we were freshmen, 237 strong and proud to be called “Greenhorns.” The election of class offi- cers brought victory to Larry Watts, Terri Cook, Maggie Fields, and Ann Eversole. Maguana Blair was our Homecoming representative . The freshmen class […]

Preventive radiator hose replacement is a thing of the past with newer cars


Dear Car Talk: I bought a Kia Spectra EX new in 2006, and it’s been a highly reliable small sedan. I’ve always driven the car carefully for its 70,000 miles. A couple of years ago, I took it to the local Kia dealership and had them change all of the fluids and belts in order to keep it running well. […]

Monemts in Time

• On Dec. 10, 1915, the one-millionth Model T car rolls off the assembly line at Ford’s River Rouge plant in Detroit. Ford would go on to sell more than 15 million Model Ts, and toward the end of their run in 1927, had cut the price to just $300 (about $3,700 today). • On Dec. 14, 1939, the League […]

Highlights of Fleming-Neon H.S.


1952 Speech Class news The Speech Class of Fleming-Neon High School presented a play “Coming Round The Mountain” Thursday, Jan. 31. It was well presented and was a huge success. The characters were portrayed as follows: Maw Judkins – a typical mountain woman – Sue Collins. Pap Judkins – Her husband – Harold Williams. Daisy Judkins – Their daughter – […]

Salome’s Stars

For week of December 17 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Careful, Lamb. Don’t let your generous nature lead to some serious overspending as you contemplate your holiday gift-giving. Your social life kicks off into high gear by week’s end. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A positive attitude helps you weather annoying but unavoidable changes in holiday plans. Aspects […]

Now Here’s a Tip

• If you are serving hot rolls on a buffet, line the basket with aluminum foil before you line it with a towel. The foil will help reflect heat, keeping the rolls warmer longer. • Metal skewers are great for a barbecue, but the tip also can be used to create fancy designs on an iced cake, just like a […]


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