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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 as County Clerk. Otmer was a musician in the Spanish-American war, worked for the B & O Railroad, worked in a circus, unsuccessful More...

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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...

By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
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Common Threads

Senior citizen services, literacy programs, and access to public libraries and parks contribute significantly to the vitality of communities throughout our region. Tucker Community Foundation manages ten endowments More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of a political watch fob. It advertises the November 1904 presidential campaign of Alton B. Parker, New York and his running mate for vice-president Henry Gassaway Davis, West Virginia. Mr. Parker More...

By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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Momma Said

I think we live in an age of oblivion. Just look around and all you will see are people with their eyes on their phone or other device. Ear plugs in the ears and totally oblivious of their surroundings. Momma Said, More...

By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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Grouse Hunt

  With a break in the weather and all of the snow melted off Sammy and I took the opportunity to finally get in the woods for a grouse hunt before the season ends. The temperatures warmed into the 40’s and More...