Moments In Time

• On Nov. 1, 1512, the ceiling of Rome’s Sistine Chapel, one of Italian artist Michelangelo’s finest works, is exhibited to the public for the first time. The most famous panel is The Creation of Adam, a painting in which the arms of God and Adam are stretching toward each other. • On Nov. 4, 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter […]

Alpha Natural Resources recently donated $10,000

We are fortunate people to live here


Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center: “And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.” — Mark 11:25, 26. What a lovely view […]

Chest presses first, then breaths

DALLAS New guidelines out this week switch up the steps for CPR, telling rescuers to start with hard, fast chest presses before giving mouth-to-mouth. The change puts “the simplest step first” for traditional CPR, said Dr. Michael Sayre, co-author of the guidelines issued by the American Heart Association. In recent years, CPR guidance has been revised to put more emphasis […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Bass are becoming very active

The early fall air is cool and crisp and the days are mild and not too hot. This is one of my favorite times of the year to be outside and fishing. There is something for everybody this time of year outdoors, and the bass fishing has already started getting better. On most area lakes, the surface water temperatures are […]

Broadway’s greatest composers focus of free concert here Oct. 25; performance band’s first in Ky.

The Highland Winds and The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Jazz Ensemble will present the annual fall concert on Monday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Letcher County Central High School in Whitesburg. The concert is free and open to the public. The Highland Winds are under the direction of Richard Galyean. The Jazz Ensemble is under the direction […]


To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue. WHS CLASS OF ’70 — The Whitesburg High School Class of 1970 will hold a reunion Oct. 23 at Highland Winery at Seco from […]

Scholarhsips being off ered

The Mountain Heritage Festival Committee is taking applications for scholarships for the 2011 spring semester. The amount of each scholarship awarded is $250. Applications are available at the Harry M. Caudill Library in downtown Whitesburg, and at the Pine Mountain Grill. Applications must be returned by Nov. 30. Applicants must hold an academic standing of 2.5 or above and show […]

Services held for Norma Mayfield

Funeral services were held at the Neon Church of Christ on Tuesday for Norma Lee Meade Mayfield, 77, of Smyrna, Tennessee. Mrs. Mayfield, a member of the Church of Christ for much of her life, died October 16 at the Whitesburg hospital. She was a daughter of the late Elijah Willis and Allie Mae Collier Baker, and the widow of […]

McMurray points toward 2011

Making the Chase in the Sprint Cup Series is a sure way of saying that a driver and his team have put together a successful year, but success in the sport is not limited to the 12 drivers and teams that make it into the final round. After his third win of the season at Charlotte on Saturday night, Jamie […]