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The day John Lennon died

For those who were listening to the radio on the evening of December 8, 1980, the news was probably broken by a disc jockey reading from the sketchy initial bulletin that came over the Associated Press newswire shortly after 11:25 p.m., Eastern Standard Time: “There’s a report that John Lennon has been shot. It happened in New York. On the […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS DEEMBER 3 – 7 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Brooke is shocked to learn from Hope that Taylor is responsible for Bill’s shooting. Worried that Taylor is back in town, Liam visits Bill to tell him that he feels Taylor is still a danger to their family. Bill makes an admission to Liam about his hope for the […]

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 […]

Moments in Time

• On Dec. 8, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln offers his conciliatory plan for reunification of the United States with his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction. It allowed for a full pardon for and restoration of property to all engaged in the rebellion with the exception of the highest Confederate officials and military leaders. . • On Dec. 6, 1933, a […]

One-finger driving leaves you vulnerable to the unexpected


Dear Car Talk: This is not a car question as much as it is a husband question. My husband insists that it’s safe to drive, even on highways at highway speed, with just one index finger curled around the steering wheel. Driving with him can be positively scary. Can you please set him straight? Thank you! — Annie (P.S. Please […]

Moments and Memories of WHS


1942 Gems of thought from the Baccalaureate sermon An address which will be an inspiration for higher living in the minds of the eighty-five young boys and girls of the Whitesburg High School Graduation Class was the Baccalaureate delivered by Rev. W. H. Poore, of the Methodist Church on Sunday evening. He chose for his subject “Thou Hast Given Him […]

Salome’s Stars

For week of December 10 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your Arian penchant for impatience shows, as you consider passing a problem-prone project on to someone else. Best advice: Stay with it and work out those snarls yourself. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Even patient Bovines can be frustrated when carefully made plans go awry. But crank up […]

Moments in Time

• On Nov. 26, 1872, the Great Diamond Hoax, one of the most notorious mining swindles of the time, is exposed. Two Kentucky cousins had salted a mine with a few diamonds, and bank financiers rushed to invest. Some of the supposed raw diamonds actually had jewelers’ cut marks. • On Nov. 28, 1914, the New York Stock Exchange reopens […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: NOV. 26 – 30 GENERAL HOSPITAL — Ned was uneasy about Julian being at Thanksgiving. Kim was disappointed. Monica took precautions. Sonny and Carly opened their home. Laura was crushed to learn about Ava’s relationship with “Kevin.” Nina had her hands full. Laura confided in Lulu. Maxie and Peter shared a moment. Alexis was proud of Oscar. Griffin Ana […]

Moments and Memories of WHS


(1981) Senior class history -Part I We entered Whitesburg High School in the fall of 1977, excited at being in a new environment and being called “greenhorns.” Our class officers were: President-Erbie Pratt, Vice President-Tammy Creech, Secretary-Baron Mullins, and Treasurer-Sheila Boggs. The freshman representative in the homecoming was Sarah Frazier. A lot of the class participated in sports. There were […]


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