She took on the bully, and she beat him at polls

Last January, John Carman returned from Donald Trump’s inauguration apparently so puffed up that he decided to make fun of the much larger crowd at the Women’s March the next day. This, in itself, is not news. There are plenty of men in America who would rather mock women than try to understand them. Carman, however, is one of nine […]

Food pantry is seeking donations

The Letcher County Food Pantry is seeking Christmas donations from county organizations, churches, businesses and individuals. Among the items needed are shampoo, deodorant, soap, conditioner, razors, toothpaste and toothbrushes. Donations can be taken to the food pantry at 204 Madison Avenue in Whitesburg from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Tax receipts are available on request. For […]

Time for Tree of Hope

This year marks the 22nd anniversary of Letcher Manor’s Tree of Hope. Each year, the tree is filled with residents’ names in hopes that volunteers and members of the community will sponsor a resident. A $10 to $15 gift is purchased for that resident. The gifts are to be returned to the Activity Department at Letcher Manor Nursing Home no […]

Make Thanksgiving ‘Christmasy’ this year

We need to have a talk. You may need to sit down. I know Halloween was two weeks ago, but it’s OK if you put up your Christmas tree — no matter what your neighbors or kids say. Go ahead and wrap lights all over your porch and light ’em up every night. It may inspire others to take the […]

Moments in Time

• On Nov. 19, 1824, a flood on the Neva River near St. Petersburg, Russia, claims an estimated 10,000 lives after an ice jam broke apart and the water overwhelmed the city’s dam. The surge was so powerful that several ships were thrown into the city’s marketplace. • On Nov. 15, 1956, the movie “Love Me Tender,” featuring Elvis Presley […]

Bible trivia

1. Which book of the Bible (KJV) mentions the word “thanksgiving” the most times at eight? Genesis, Nehemiah, Psalms, Isaiah 2. From Leviticus 22, a sacrifice of thanksgiving is most meaningful when it is … ? Sincere, Often, At your own will, Extravagant 3. What items of food and drink did Jesus give thanks for at the Last Supper? Figs/ […]

Oil has price. Wildlife? Priceless

The Bible tells how Esau sold his birthright for a “mess of pottage.” It is a lesson on the foolishness of choosing immediate gratification over something of far more value but in the future. Esau, in sum, traded his right to be recognized as the firstborn son — with all the advantages his society attached to that status — for […]

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 We hear about neighbors helping neighbors, but never about the neighbors who never help their neighbors unless it’s to make themselves look good. […]

Diana Nicholas dies at 49

Diana Denise Nicholas, 49, of Isom, died November 6 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A daughter of the late Thurman Sr. and Clara Kathy Potter, she was the mother of the late Kayla Diane Nicholas. Surviving are her companion, Jeffery Profitt ; three sons, Michael Nicholas of Kingsport, Tenn., Keith Nicholas of Odessa, Tex., and Blake Nicholas of Elkhorn; a […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, November 17, 1927 A motorcade including Kentucky Governor William J. Fields, Governor-elect Flem Sampson, current Virginia Governor Harry F. Byrd, and former Governor Elbert Lee Trinkle is scheduled to leave Norton, Virginia for Jenkins at 11 a.m. Saturday to kick off a celebration marking the opening of the […]