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Illinois family uses vacation to volunteer at shelter

Marybeth McDonald along with daughters Tess and Nora drove from Illinois to volunteer at the Tucker County Animal Shelter

How many people, do you know, would drive 10 1/2 hours to volunteer at Tucker County Animal Shelter? None you say. Well quite the contrary. Marybeth McDonald along with daughters Tess and Nora drove from Illinois. This isn’t their first time to spend their vacation cleaning the shelter and loving on the dogs and cats. This wonderful family not More...

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New owners, of the Golden Anchor,  Jamie and Daniel Marsh
By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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Golden Anchor Grand Opening

New owners Jamie and Daniel Marsh celebrated the Golden Anchors grand opening, on Friday, Aug. 15, with good food and live music. Although this is the first restaurant they have owned, Mr. and Mrs. Marsh are no More...

Courthouse elevator shaft
By Elizabeth Lancaster On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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Wamsleys speak out on lawsuit

PARSONS – Paul Jr. and Paula Wamsley, the children of Virginia “Skip” Wamsley, contacted the Advocate recently to discuss openly the reasoning behind the lawsuit filed against contractor G.A. Brown and More...

Participants in the VFTE Children's Theater Workshop
By Penny Ellison On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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V.F.T.E. Holds Children’s Theater Workshop

Participants in the VFTE Children’s Theater Workshop THOMAS – Voices From The Earth, Inc. held a week long children’s workshop recently which culminated in the kids showing off their talents in More...

Volunteers work together to unload trucks and place food on the shelves and in the freezers at Helping Hand Food Pantry located on First Street, in Parsons.
By Elizabeth Lancaster On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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Helping Hand Food Pantry a community affair

PARSONS – Helping Hand Food Pantry may be operated by First United Methodist Church of Parsons, but it is a community affair. The food pantry serves individuals and families in Parsons and the surrounding More...

Burke Community Church in Virginia has been returning to Parsons for the past 20 years and to Beverly for the past three to help local residents make needed repairs to their homes. Volunteer David Moore measures and cuts shingles for a roof Wednesday.
By Penny Ellison On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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V.F.T.E. Holds Children’s Theater Workshop

Burke Community Church in Virginia has been returning to Parsons for the past 20 years and to Beverly for the past three to help local residents make needed repairs to their homes. Volunteer David Moore measures More...

bald eagle parsons
By Mikie Dumire On Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
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There’s one… NO, two Bald Eagles

PARSONS – Crystal Nelson couldn’t believe her eyes when she looked out the kitchen window of her Holly Meadows home. Nelson said, ” I looked out the kitchen window like I always do while I get More...

By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
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Parsons City Council changes policy to zero tolerance

PARSONS – City of Parsons employees will now be required to submit to drug and alcohol testing. Parsons City Council members voted unanimously Aug. 5 to contract with Absolute Assurance for the testing, and More...