2018-11-28

It’s time to shed what’s not working


The wind is howling its way around our house, an invisible beast shaking all but the most stubborn autumn leaves to the ground, which has a slight dusting of snow. The end of my favorite time of year is coming to a close, and I am lucky to resist the attendant call of melancholy. “You were born happy,” my mother […]

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 I have a cousin who is an Old Regular Baptist preacher. He has a person on his Facebook pages who is the biggest liar and the biggest user. This person tells lies on […]

Bible trivia


1. Is the book of Jeremiah in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. The villains Sanballat and Geshem are mentioned only in which book (KJV)? 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, 2 John 3. From Ephesians 5, what did Paul recommend as a substitute for wine? Water, Laughter, Love, Holy Spirit 4. Who condemns drinkers who start early in the […]

Services held for Linda Cammuse

Graveside services were held at the Maggard family cemetery in Whitesburg recently for Linda S. Cammuse, 70, of Hatton in Shelby County. A former resident of Whitesburg, Mrs. Cammuse died November 8. She was retired after 44 years from the Crestview Healthcare. Mrs. Cammuse was a daughter of the late Willard and Dorthy Maggard, and the widow of Lee R. […]

Political Cartoon

Time is flying by for Neon Community Lions Club members


Time sure has a way of slipping by. It seems like only yesterday that the club was involved in summer activities of Neon Days and Blackey Days. Now it seems that we just blinked our eyes and we were all talking turkey for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving has passed and we are now running full steam toward Christmas. The Neon Community Lions […]

Moments and Memories of WHS


(1981) Senior class history -Part I We entered Whitesburg High School in the fall of 1977, excited at being in a new environment and being called “greenhorns.” Our class officers were: President-Erbie Pratt, Vice President-Tammy Creech, Secretary-Baron Mullins, and Treasurer-Sheila Boggs. The freshman representative in the homecoming was Sarah Frazier. A lot of the class participated in sports. There were […]

Margaret Jane Bentley buried in Clintwood

Funeral services for Margaret Jane Bentley, 72, of Jenkins, were held November 20 at the Polly & Craft Funeral Home in Jenkins. Burial was in Eagle Rock Cemetery in Clintwood, Virginia. Born in Clintwood, Virginia to the late Hubert and Gertrude Mullins, she died November 15 at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was a member of the People’s Fundamental […]

The year of the woman?


“Lock her up” was the rallying cry a year ago, led by the newly elected president. “Lock her up,” Democrats are saying now that senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump has committed the same (noncardinal) prayer, having also used a private email server to maintain some small chance of privacy and security. Note: Which men are we threatening to “lock […]

Rites held here for Pauline Standifer

Funeral services for Pauline Campbell Standifer, 82, were held Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Whitesburg. Mrs. Standifer, the widow of Herbert Hoover Standifer, died November 24 at her home at Whitco. She was born at Benham in Harlan County to the late Riley and Stella Mae Cook Campbell. She enjoyed reading and working with arts and crafts. Surviving […]