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These pictures are of the front and the end of a shuttle. The tips on both ends are covered with metal. This particular shuttle was used in the Woolen Mills in Parsons. A shuttle is a tool designed to carry the thread across the loom weft yarn while weaving. Shuttles are thrown or passed back and forth in order to weave. Shuttles are often made of More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
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Periodical Cicadas

A phenomenon that happens only once every 17 years is about to take place in central and northern West Virginia this spring. The periodical cicada, also known as 17-year locusts, will emerge in mid to late May. More...

By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
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Common Threads

Building best describes the activity at Tucker Community Foundation. Endowments are building; construction is underway at the building across the way; the new Youth Philanthropy Initiative is off the ground; and More...

By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
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Momma Said

The chilly weather is not ready to relinquish its hold just yet. The daffodils are up and I have seen azaleas blooming in some parts of the surrounding counties. Spring will come but it is hard to wait out the dreary More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
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Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of Otmer Adelbert Riley. He was born to a prominent family of Ripley, WV; being the son of W.W. and Laura Armstrong Riley. W.W. Riley was a long time employee at the Bank of Ripley as well as serving More...

By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
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Common Threads

For the past 11 weeks, Common Threads articles have featured endowments that support a variety of community needs. The final article in this series features the Old Ridge Runner Fund, an endowment that supports More...

By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
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Momma Said

I have made some wonderful friends in the time I have spent in Parsons. The people in this town are down to earth and believe in helping each other out. I have seen hands reaching out for help and hands extended More...

By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
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Common Threads

The ninth in our eleven-part series featuring endowed funds, this week’s Common Threads article focuses on community based funds and endowments that support local churches. The Foundation manages more than one More...