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Fox Alley Bakery Specializes in Sourdough

By Cassady Rosenblum The Parsons Advocate During the pandemic last year, many home-bound Americans decided to try their hand at baking. One popular choice? Sourdough bread. “Uh oh,” thought Kristy Blackburn, a Davis baker who was just planning to start selling her own sourdough. “I’ve got competition!” But Blackburn’s loaves...

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Tucker County 4-H Day Camp Series

Submitted by Cindy Harsh 4-H Program Assistant It was great to be back at Camp Kidd and see all the smiling faces of our 4-Hers’ and volunteers. We held a series of day camps running several days in the month of June 2021. Monday June 7 , Agricultural day got...

Road Closure Alert

The Division of Highways announces the temporary closure of traffic along County Rt. 14, also known as Lime Hollow and County Rt. 14/3, also known as Kight Rd in Tucker County, beginning Tuesday, July 13 through Monday, July 19 from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for paving. Work will begin...

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Grand opening event hosted by Davis Health System

Representatives of the community and Davis Health System celebrated the grand opening of a new healthcare clinic and pharmacy in Davis, WV with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. DAVIS, WV -- Davis Health System hosted a grand opening on Thursday for its newly constructed walk-in clinic and pharmacy...

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Hydrangea

Savor the bigger-than-life beauty of hydrangea flowers by adding one of these shrubs to your yard. Hydrangea bushes are not difficult to grow. Different types of hydrangea bushes benefit from specific growing conditions, but as long as you cover the basics, you’ll be rewarded with gaudy blossoms that linger long after the buds...

The Tucker Community Foundation Makes Clarification

Tucker Community Foundation’s 31st annual Uncle Sam’s Birthday Party was held July 2, 2021 at the Bear Paw Lodge of Canaan Valley State Park. Unfortunately, one of the Grand Prize winners was left out of the newspaper article last week.  The Tucker Community Foundation would like to recognize Tom Kalog,...

New Grant Programs Available for Artists, Arts Organizations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History and the West Virginia Commission the Arts are pleased to announce the creation of eight new grant programs, as well as second-round funding and rolling deadline funding for nine currently established grant programs. These grant programs are currently...

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Canaan Valley Hosts World’s Longest Slip-N-Slide

By: Cassady Rosenblum   Leigh Rich from Long Beach Island, New York, shattered a Guinness World Record July 1 when she flung herself down a 2,021 foot water slide erected at Canaan Valley Ski Resort.  Rich, a slight woman who stood shivering in a wetsuit after her run, said she...

Guinness World Records Began With A Hunting Argument

By Cassady Rosenblum   Natural Light Beer achieved a Guinness World Record for the world’s longest slip-n-slide, stretching 2,021 feet down a hill at Canaan Valley Resort. While many readers will recall Guinness World Records from the popular children's book–and its harrowing images such as world’s longest fingernails–they may be...

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Mountaineer Days 2021 Thomas, WV

By: Jennifer Dearborn Mountaineer Days was hosted in Thomas, WV Saturday July 3, 2021. Although some of the traditions, such as the parade, block party, and fireman's water battle did not occur this year, Mountaineer Days 2021 was one full of family, friends, food, fireworks, and laughter. Saturday morning started...

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Davis Council Swears In New Members in Special Meeting

By: Jennifer  Dearborn   The Davis City Council met, for a special meeting, under the leadership of new mayor elect Al Tomson.  Jeanette Paugh and Jenny Helmick were not present. John Felton participated by phone. Tomson swore in new council members Kevnin Flanagan, Charlotte Wales, and Ron Hollis.   The...

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Tucker County Residents Reflect On America’s Future

By Cassady Rosenblum   On Sunday, the United States of America turned 245 years old. To commemorate the holiday, The Parsons Advocate asked ten residents from Tucker County what they think about America’s future.   Heidi Snyder, a mother of four who was cooling off with her children in Otter...

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