Now here’s a tip

• Remove mineral deposits from shower fixtures by removing them and boiling them in straight white vinegar for 15 minutes. Allow it to cool and then scrub with a brush. Rinse and reattach. • Make a paste of cream of tartar and hydrogen peroxide to remove rust stains from sinks or bathtubs. • “ To keep my preschooler organized when […]

Travel takes pretty out of snow

Do any of you Mountain Eagle readers out there feel as if you didn’t get your fair share of snow? If so, I would gladly share with you if it were possible. But since it isn’t, I will just have to keep it, I guess. It sure is mighty pretty and makes everything look nice and clean, but I sure […]

Struttin’ Time

Questions answered, mind changed

Isn’t this great? We’re just getting started in the new year and I’ve already received more questions than I can answer all year. I love it! One of my first questions comes from one of my all time favorite people, who never misses an issue of Struttin’ Time. She asks, “Steve, will you please explain just what you mean when […]

Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis are related

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My 28-year-old daughter, who has been healthy all her life, was recently diagnosed with lupus. Will she be able to live a full life, including having children. Is there a cure? How about exercise and diet? — R.K. ANSWER: In the 1950s, a diagnosis of lupus carried only a 50 percent chance of living for five more […]

SRS alumni looking for classmate

Northeast Ohio

Howdy and I hope you have all had a good start in the new year. So far ours has been pretty good. Our grandson David was home and he, his mom, Valerie, and Catharine spent quite a few hours with us. David even brought dinner, chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy and coleslaw, and we cooked a pot of green beans. We […]

Katherine Marcum buried at Cowan

Funeral services for Katherine Marcum, 48, of Litt Carr, were held January 6 at King’s Chapel Church at Whitco. She died January 3. She was buried in Dinah Blair Cemetery at Cowan. Born in Letcher County to Clayford and Dorothy Slone Baker, she was a sister of the late Andrew Baker. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Marcum; two […]

Speak Your Piece

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 Ten reasons why some people from Letcher County are the worst drivers in the world: 1. They are either too stupid to read […]

A ‘new’ Daytona awaits

Chances are if you have ever been to Daytona International Speedway then you know that it is the one track that may have the strongest history of resistance to change. Over the last couple of years, International Speedway Corporation, the owner of the track, has spent some money in upgrades for the infield and a new coat of paint here […]

Flu season here, shot urged

WASHINGTON Flu season’s arrived with lots of coughing and fever in the South and New York City, and it’s sure to spread to the rest of the country. The good news: There’s still plenty of vaccine for procrastinators. But don’t wait much longer — it takes about two weeks for the vaccine’s protection to kick in. “Take the opportunity while […]