December 3, 2008 RSS feed / Columns

Now here's a tip

• This year, some friends and I came up with the brilliant idea of having a Christmas card swap. We all have leftovers from years gone by, but we can't remember whom we sent them to. We got together for coffee and swapped leftover cards. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

December 4, 1958 The Letcher County Board of Education has issued a work order to the contractor directing him to go ahead with construction of the new consolidated high school and grade school building at Letcher. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS - 12/1-12/5

ByB AYL MLISAORNY JA. NWNA LCDOEORPMEARN ALL MY CHILDREN — Taylor gasped at sight of Brot's scars when she saw him for the first time. He tried to push her away, but Jake believed that Brot should give Taylor a chance. More...

Things to know about student loans

One fact of life for most college students is that they will need student loans to help pay for their college education. More...

Some winter weather safety tips

Everyone is potentially at risk during winter storms. Most fatalities are indirectly related to the storm. More...

Moments In Time

• On Dec. 2, 1867, English writer Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States, in a New York City theater. Dickens was a hit with the American public. The line for his first reading was more than a mile long. More...

Car Talk

Studded tires not necessarily safer in winter

Dear Tom and Ray: I have a car question, about which I am sure I'm correct, but I need one of you to point that out to my husband — and if I am by chance wrong, then he never needs to know! More...

Feds offering help to buy converter boxes

Question: I heard that my television may stop working next year when stations switch from analog to digital. Do I have to buy a new TV? Answer: You don't have to upgrade to a new television in order to continue getting broadcast signals. More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Keep your feelings to yourself as you work through an awkward circumstance. Complaining is useless, and also unwise since your words could come back to haunt you. More...

International shipping at the right pace and price

Whether you have one worldtraveling family member or a handful — one international customer or a thousand — the Postal Service can help you reach your overseas destination at the right pace and price. More...

Strange But True

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Working for the railroad

As I wrote in one of my previous articles, I was discharged from the Army on Friday morning, January 6, 1966 and started work for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad (ATSF) on Sunday night of the same week from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. More...