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Moments in Time

• On Sept. 30, 1889, the Wyoming state convention approves a constitution that includes granting women the right to vote. Admitted into the union the following year, Wyoming became the first state to allow its female citizens to vote. • On Sept. 29, 1907, Gene Autry, perhaps the greatest singing cowboy of all time, is born in Tioga, Texas. While […]

Strange But True


• It was Democratic governor and presidential hopeful Adlai Stevenson who made the following sage observation: “A free society is a place where it’s safe to be unpopular.” • Statistics show that for every 71,000 skydiving jumps made, there is only one fatality. That might not seem surprising until you put it in context: You have a one in 20,000 […]

Moments and Memories of WHS


1983 Four going to clinic Four talented students from Whitesburg High School have been selected to participate in the All- Festival Band Clinic at Cumberland College in Williamsburg. They are Betsy Adams and Marsha Baily, who play the clarinet, and Ricky Sparks and Jeff Maggard, who play the trumpet. To be selected for this honor, it was first necessary to […]

Moments in Time

• On Sept. 20, 1565, Spanish forces capture the French Huguenot settlement of Fort Caroline, near present-day Jacksonville, Florida. The French lost 135 men in the first instance of colonial warfare between European powers in America. • On Sept. 23, 1846, at the Berlin Observatory, German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovers the planet Neptune. The blue gas giant has eight […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1928 A modern laundry will be installed in the Turner Building in Whitesburg. Reports say the laundry will be operated by T.N. Carter of Norton, Virginia, who has leased the location. The new plant will be thoroughly equipped to do all kinds of laundry and dry […]

Now Here’s a Tip

• Add these to the list of items to eliminate the odor of cooking cabbage: a heel of bread, a whole walnut or a pinch of baking soda. • “When nailing into wood, drag your nail through some soap (bar soap is fine) before striking, and it will keep the wood from splitting. The soap helps the nail drive into […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: SEPT. 17 – 21 GENERAL HOSPITAL — Robin put things in perspective. Franco had an interesting encounter. Cameron lied to Liz. Kim made a deal with Drew. Josslyn apologized. Nina and Anna came full circle. Lucy got a surprise invitation. Maxie was confused. Liz demanded Cameron apologize. Kim kept things light with Julian. Carly was desperate to help Michael. […]

Today’s cars don’t need highway miles to survive


Dear Car Talk: I’m retired, and at age 70, I hit my midlife crisis and bought my first Mercedes (new). But being retired and living downtown in the city where I can walk to most things, I find myself doing city driving almost all the time. So is it necessary to get on the freeway once in a while to […]

Strange But True


• It was 19th-century English naturalist and biologist Charles Darwin who made the following sage observation: “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” • In Nazi Germany it was illegal to name a horse Adolph. • If you grew up with the Girl Scouts decades ago […]

Salome’s Stars

Your 7-day horoscope for week of September 24 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The changing season brings new experiences as well as challenges for the ever-adventurous Aries. Your social life expands, as do the opportunities at your workplace. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) That recent period of uncertainty has passed. You now can now feel more confident about […]


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