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Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. E-m@il address In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net Mother-in-laws are like Adolf Hitler; they are not to be trusted.  There is a video out this week that should be of […]

Classmates are sought

The Whitesburg High School Class of 1990 will hold its 20-year reunion Sept. 3 and 4. Classmates that have not been contacted are Terry Hammonds, Missy Narramore, Dougie Moncrief, and Sharon Hatfi eld. Those with information about these people or who would like more information on the reunion should contact Yolanda Creech Miranda at 633- 0107.

Big moms put children at risk of being heavy

Women who gain too much weight during pregnancy have big babies, putting their children at risk of becoming heavy later on, a new study says. American researchers followed all births in Michigan and New Jersey between 1989 and 2003. They then focused on women who had more than one child, to exclude the possibility that women who were genetically predisposed […]

Services are held for Faith Hazuka

Faith Ann Elkins Hazuka, 74, of Seco, died August 3, at Parkview Nursing Home in Pikeville. Born in Wise County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Emory and Dessie Hall Elkins. She was the widow of Andrew Hazuka, and the mother of the late Gloria Jean Hall, Bernice Vanover, Jeff ery Hall, Luther Hall, and Carvis Ray Mullins. […]

I’m tired

On Sept. 3, I will be 73 years old. I’ve had many friends and family die over the years, many younger than I am. Why God has allowed me to live this long is beyond my knowledge. I’ve had many close calls. I’ve been shot and very nearly killed. I’ve been in a car wreck where the car rolled three […]

Strange But True

• It was American drama critic and author John Mason Brown who made the following sage observation: “Reasoning with a child is fine if you can reach the child’s reason without destroying your own.” • The first Wal-Mart was located in the town of Rogers, Ark. When it opened in 1962, it had a total of 16,000 square feet of […]

Zumba blow out

Letcher Area Family Resource Center will sponsor a Zumba fitness ‘Big Blow Out’ at Letcher School, starting Aug 18. Two classes are off ered at $3 each, at 3:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. Angie Smith will be the instructor. Call her at 606- 634-0732. For more information, call Martha Watts, 633-3146.

Eaten alive:

5-year battle with flesh-eating germ

BALTIMORE Waking from a fog of anesthesia, Sandy Wilson found she was a patient in one of the hospitals where she worked as a nurse. She remembered having a baby, and being told she had gotten an infection. But nothing could prepare her for what lurked beneath the sheets. Flesh-eating bacteria were eating her alive. “When I looked down at […]

Cantrell rites held

William Randy Cantrell, 54, died August 5 at his home at Neon. A son of Bessie Cantrell of Neon and the late Woodrow Cantrell, he was a brother of the late Margaret Ann Kincer, Mabel Delores Kincer, Audrey Jean Franklin, Robert Larry Cantrell and Ernie Cantrell. He was a former manager of Heritage Chair in Whitesburg and taught in a […]

Reader supports Rand Paul

To the Editor: The recent attack propaganda by the liberal (or if you prefer to label it ‘progressive’) news media and the Democratic candidate against pro-constitutional Senate candidate, Republican Rand Paul reminds students of history of the tactics employed by the primary socialist of the World War II era. His most famous quote was, “If you tell a lie often […]