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This is a photo of Ted Dove (standing) and Arthur (Oss) Cooper (sitting). Ted Dove was the son of Abraham Lincoln and Virginia Thompson Dove. The Dove family was featured in another article. Arthur Cooper was married to Ted’s sister May and he was the son of Asa and Gettie Lee McDonald Cooper. Oss as he was referred to was the President of The Stockman’s More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
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Momma Said

When did I become the lady with my rear in the air? I am talking about working outside. I used to see the “older” woman out working, bent at the waist with her bum in the air, toiling away with all the blood More...

By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
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Editor: I was somewhat surprised and quite amused at the creative nature of the language used by our local politicians (Page 7 – Parsons Advocate – July 6, 2016 – ATTENTION TUCKER COUNTY RESIDENTS) More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
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Turner’s Tidbits

This is a picture of a train on the Coketon rails around 1900. The train was built in 1889 by Baldwin Locomotive Works. It was in a classification known as Consolidation because of the wheel arrangement. The train More...

By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
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Fishing a Brand New River

I always like fishing a creek or river for the first time. There’s the challenge of figuring out what is the best section to fish and where the fish are hiding. Usually any of the bigger holes especially those More...

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

If you have never caught a jar full of lightning bugs, you have not lived. I was raised a country girl and in the summer I would stay with my grandparents on the farm. On a warm summer night, the lightning bugs More...

By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
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Momma Said

The southern part of West Virginia was hit by massive flooding this past week. Our prayers go out to everyone in those areas and hope that things dry out quickly. We, in the Tucker County area, know what devastation More...

By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
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Summer Break

I’m not sure where spring went but summer time is here. School’s out and the pools are filled with happy kids. Anywhere close to water is the place to be when the heat and humidity returns.I have fond memories More...