Walking is medicine? It helps high-risk seniors stay mobile

WASHINGTON It’s not too late to get moving: Simple physical activity — mostly walking — helped high-risk seniors stay mobile after disability inducing ailments even if, at 70 and beyond, they’d long been couch potatoes. One health policy specialist said the study released this week suggests prescribing exercise may be just as important as prescribing medications. “Once you lose that […]

Jenkins board OK’s use of anti-OD drug

At its September meeting, the Jenkins Independent Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to allow school nurse Lisa Collins to keep and use the anti-overdose drug Naloxone (pharmaceutical brand name Narcan) in case of an opioid overdose at the schools. Collins told the board she, along with representatives of 150 other school districts, had recently attended a seminar on the […]

Sorority calls for ‘Pink Out’ in W’burg

It’s time to Wipe Out Whitesburg with Pink! Beta Sigma Phi-Zeta Zeta chapter invites businesses in the Whitesburg city limits to participate in the Annual Wipe Out Whitesburg by showing their support to spread breast cancer awareness. This year there will not be a registration fee. T-shirts are now available for purchase. Judging will take place on October 14.Contact Danielle […]

Hammock dies

Don L. Hammock, 85, of Broken Arrow, Okla., died September 21 at Clarehouse in Tulsa, Okla. Born in Whitesburg, he was a son of the late Lester and Effie Hammock. He was preceded in death by his sister, Ella Kaye Collins, and daughter-in-law, Kathy Hammock . Funeral services were held September 26 at First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow. Surviving […]

A fall flower garden that worked

I never have much success trying to grow stuff from those “four for a dollar” seed packets at the Dollar Stores and other deep discount places, but I usually purchase a bunch anyway and then cry over my spilt milk. Points East This year, for example, I planted four packs of Detroit Red beets in one 20 foot-long row from […]

Speak Your Piece

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 Here it is again with hands up, don’t shoot. Now they’re saying this thing that happened in Charlotte was to a man who was reading a book in his car. That’s a different […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, September 30, 1926 Under a front page headline, “Surrenders The Eagle,” founding editor and publisher Nehemiah M. Webb pens a goodbye letter to readers of The Mountain Eagle in which he says this is his last issue at the paper he founded 19 years ago. “I love the […]

Salome’s Stars

Your 7-day horoscope for week of October 3 ARIES (March 21 to April19) Cosmic changes create apotential for disruptions in yourtravel plans. In the meantime,you might want to considershifting your focus to anotherarea of your life that needs attention. TAURUS (April 20 to May20) It’s a good time for beautyloving Bovines to enjoy something special for the senses. Itwill restore […]

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McRoberts native, 71, worked for D.C. firm

Loretta Anderson, 71, of Capon Bridge, W.Va., died September 18 at the Winchester Medical Center in Virginia. Born in McRoberts to the late Brit and Gladys Looney Potter, she was the widow of Richard H. Anderson. She was a sister of the late Benjamin Potter. Mrs. Anderson had worked as the vice president of Summer Tariff Service in Washington, D.C., […]