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Lincoln Town Car can not weather the storms



Dear Car Talk: How can I stop rainwater from getting on the floor behind the front passenger seat of a 2009 Lincoln Town Car? No other place gets wet. Actually, once I found that some water had seeped into the front seat floor after a two-day rainfall, but I think it was overflow from the back seat area. — Margo […]

Trivia test


1. ANATOMY: Which vitamin is necessary for normal blood clotting? 2. GEOGRAPHY: Which state lies directly south of Missouri? 3. PSYCHOLOGY: What fear is represented by the condition called pogonophobia? 4. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the basic currency of the nation of Georgia? 5. FOOD & DRINK: What is a latke? 6. ADVERTISING: Which breakfast cereal features a leprechaun in […]

Highlights of F.N.H.S.


1941 Fleming High news The Girl Reserves had their annual “Mother and Daughter” banquet last Friday evening in the high school library. Of course, it is needless to say that the food was grand and the program was enjoyed by everyone. The toastmaster, for the second successive year, was Miss Lutie W. Adams. The program was as follows: Song, “Put […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907

THURSDAY, JULY 22, 1909 A 14-page edition of The Mountain Eagle, the largest in the paper’s nearly two years of operation, with each of its three sections entitled “Industrial Edition.” Noting that aside from the logging of much of its large virgin poplar and black walnut trees, “little progress” has been made since Letcher County was formed in 1842 from […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: JULY 22 – 26 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Hope contemplates whether or not to go through with her wedding to Thomas after Phoebe’s interruption. Upset, Flo begins to drink. When the ceremony is complete, Thomas tells Liam that he is Hope’s husband now and that there is nothing Liam can do to change that. Liam overhears a […]

Moments in Time

• On July 26, 1775, the U.S. postal system is established by the Second Continental Congress, with Benjamin Franklin as its first postmaster general. Franklin set up more efficient colonial routes and standardized delivery costs based on distance and weight. • On July 22, 1933, American Wiley Post returns to Floyd Bennett Field in New York, becoming the first aviator […]

Strange But True


• It was 19th-century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli who made the following observation: “My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.” • When the movie “Grizzly Adams” was filmed, the grizzly bear that played the title role was paid $9,000 a day, plus an extra $15,000 for performing its own stunts. I wonder if […]

Now Here’s a Tip!

• To test the seals on your refrigerator and freezer, close a piece of paper in the door. If you can pull it out easily, it’s likely that your seal is loose. Clean or replace door gaskets for a better seal. • To clean the microwave, try adding the juice of half a lemon to a cup of water and […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

Some of the members of the senior class were:

1967 Bonnie Blair: Favorite food and drink, spaghetti and R.C.; Favorite singer, Sandy Posey; Secret ambition, Nurse; Pet Peeve, someone call me and not speak; Favorite song, My Cup Runneth Over. Bobbie Blair: Favorite food and drink, pickled bologna and Coke; Favorite Song, California Night; Favorite singer, The Supremes; Secret ambition, can’t tell, it’s a secret, Pet Peeve, none. Velda […]

Highlights of Fleming-Neon H.S.


HARRIET GAIL WEBB 1961 Varsity vs. Senior football game set Friday at Fleming The annual Varsity vs. Senior game, which puts all seniors up against the varsity of next year, will be played Friday afternoon at 3:30, at the Fleming-Neon High School. Jan Anderson, Pug Horton, Doug Johnson, John Little, and Dickie Adams will be the starting line-up for the […]


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