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The Parsons Center celebrated Valentine’s Day on Thursday, February 15, 2024. The program began with a reading by Arlene Ramsey titled “Valentine Glow.” The Goldenaires choir sang “He Loves Me”. Next Linda Bonner read “Artistry”. The choir then sang “Because He Loved Me.”  The February birthdays, Collin Sutton, Jean Morrison,...

DoHS Encourages Female SNAP Recipients to Apply for WV Women Work Manufacturing Program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS), Bureau for Family Assistance (BFA) is encouraging Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and SNAP Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) recipients to apply for the West Virginia Women Work (WVWW) Step Up for Women Advanced Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship program. The program’s Spring 2024 class begins...

Blacklight Antiques Presents a Glowing View of Local History

Blacklight Antiques Presents a Glowing View of Local History

David E. Stemple, Jr. of Parsons demonstrates how Cadmium Glass glows under a black light at his shop, Blacklight Antiques, located on First Street in Parsons. Blacklight Antiques offer a variety of items from a local history perspective including a selection of large photographs from Tucker County's past. By: Lydia...

Specialty Services at Cortland Acres Outpatient Physical Therapy

Cortland Acres Outpatient Rehabilitation offers advanced physical therapy treatments available at their facility located at Cortland Acres in Thomas, WV.   The Cortland Rehab center serves the entire Tucker County community and surrounding counties. Their team of highly skilled Physical Therapists can provide an array of treatment options for a...

WVDEP now accepting applications for 2024 Make It Shine Spring Cleanup

Application deadline is March 8th CHARLESTON, WV – Applications are now available for the 2024 West Virginia Make It Shine Statewide Spring Cleanup. This annual event is sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) Program. This year's cleanup will be held during the...

Emergency Management Reports Busy Season

Emergency Management Reports Busy Season

Kevin White updates the Tucker County Commission on the efforts Emergency Management has undertaken in the past couple of weeks.  The update came as part of the Commission's meeting. By: Lydia Crawley The Parsons Advocate   It’s been a busy few weeks for Tucker County Emergency Management.  Tucker County Emergency...

Mon Forest Town Partnership Addresses Parsons Council

Mon Forest Town Partnership Addresses Parsons Council

Josh Nease, pictured, addressed the Parsons City Council on behalf of the Mon Forest Towns Partnership.  Nease outlined what the organization has been doing over the past few years and extended an invitation to the City to attend the organization's meetings. By: Lydia Crawley The Parsons Advocate Executive Director for...

911 Center Completes Certifications

911 Center Completes Certifications

911 Director Michael Simmons updates the Tucker County Commission of February 14th.  Simmons provided information on the latest developments at the 911 Center, including the expected completion of the Center's required training and certifications. By: Lydia Crawley The Parsons Advocate   911 Director Michael Simmons updated the Tucker County Commission...

Civic Water Projects

By: Lydia Crawley The Parsons Advocate City Recorder Tim Auvil, on behalf of Mayor Bruce Kolsun and the Parsons City Council, outlined a number of improvements to the water system of the City of Parsons.  According to Auvil, it has taken the City over 30 years to recover from the...

Five Rivers Public Library Newsletter

Fall & Winter Hours, Sept. - May Monday ……………. 8:30 a - 6:30 p Tuesday – Friday…8:30 a - 5:00 p Saturday …………….9:00 a - Noon Closed all Legal Holidays ************************************ February Happenings 12 – Movie Day Monday, showing The Old Way, Two showings, 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. 14...

Potholes Can Be a Black Hole for Your Wallet

Pothole damage repair costs Americans billions each year **B-Roll footage of pothole damage available for broadcast: https://vimeo.com/788046889  While tire-hungry potholes are typically a sign of spring, this winter’s frequent temperature swings and bitter cold snaps have taken an early toll on the nation’s roadways. AAA East Central advises motorists to take...

Senior News

The Parsons Senior Center hosted the monthly outpost on February 6, 2024.  Linda Bonner welcomed everyone, led the Lord’s Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance and the group sang “God Bless America.” Everyone sang “Happy Birthday’ to Collin Sutton. Sharon Daniels recognized National Flannel Day coming on February 10 with pictures...

Davis Health System Scholarships Open to Applicants

Applications for Davis Health System Foundation scholarships for high school students are now open! The scholarship program at Davis Health System was inspired by Dr. Mason Todd Corder’s care for his patients and passion for helping others enter the medical field. The DHS Foundation scholarships recognize and support students who...

Parsons Shop ‘n Save Victim of Cooler Fire

Parsons Shop ‘n Save Victim of Cooler Fire

The Shop 'n Save in Parsons suffered a fire.  According to Store Manager Greg Burner, the fire was contained to a produce cooler on the sales floor.  No official cause of the fire has been released and the investigation is ongoing.  The store currently remains closed. By: Lydia Crawley The...

2024 Canaan Valley Master Naturalist Classes

Canaan Valley Master Naturalist classes will begin in May.  Prospective students are encouraged to attend the Wild Yards program on March 16 listed above. To become a certified WV Master Naturalist, you must complete 62 hours of instruction and 30 hours of approved nature related volunteer work. Class topics include:...

Landfill Plans for Storm Water Pond Development

By: Lydia Crawley The Parsons Advocate   Tucker County Solid Waste Authority Presiding Chair Mark Holstine updated the members of the Board on the status of various engineering projects at the landfill.  According to Holstine, both he and Jody Alderman had been in contact with an engineering firm regarding several...

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