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Parsons Christmas Parade

Parsons Christmas Parade

Photos by Beth Christian Broschart‘Let Freedom Ring with the Bells of Christmas’ is the theme for the Parsons Christmas Parade Saturday. The more than 76 parade entries made this one of the biggest Christmas Parades in quite a few years. People of all...

Parsons hosts ‘Forum on the Future’

Parsons hosts ‘Forum on the Future’

By Beth Christian BroschartThe Parsons AdvocatePARSONS – The process to work up a strategic plan for the town of Parsons began in February 2015 when members of the City Council met with the Parsons Revitalization Organization to discuss various planning options.Michael Dougherty, WVU Extension Service specialist presented all of the...

Parsons Motel remodeled and reopening

Parsons Motel remodeled and reopening

By Beth Christian BroschartThe Parsons AdvocatePARSONS – After sitting empty for a few years, local residents Holly Ferguson and husband Tim have remodeled the Parsons Motel, and on Friday, they officially opened for business. Ferguson said the former restaurant will offer a cozy place to come and have some coffee...

Family Traditions and Memories of the Season

By Dan GeohaganThe Parsons AdvocateTucker County, WV - The holiday season is bustling with sounds and lights. It is a time in which we often reflect on some special memory with the family or tradition with friends. I went out to the community to find some of our people who...

Front Street Grocers & Kitchen is open

Front Street Grocers & Kitchen is open

The first grocery store to operate in Thomas, West Virginia in over 50 years has opened, debuting over 100 fresh vegetables and fruits, bulk grains, pantry staples, home essentials, beer, wine and house-made snacks and beverages. Open seven days a week, with kitchen service on Saturdays.First...

The Churches of Tucker County

By Dan GeohaganThe Parsons AdvocateParsons, WV - There are over 30 churches in Tucker County of all different denominations. Yet we often times don’t know what the difference between all of them are. For the next several weeks I will be sharing the differences and histories of all the church...

Tucker County Commission addresses many issues in July 13 meeting

Tucker County Commission addresses many issues in July 13 meeting

By Beth Christian BroschartThe Parsons Advocate Photo by Beth Christian BroschartDan Minkel with the Tucker County Development Authority asks Tucker County Commission to sign a Flex-E-Grant that will provide funds for the City of Davis. Also during Wednesday’s meeting, Commissions approved putting Senate Bill 298 on the...

Kids’ Theater Workshop Announced

Kids’ Theater Workshop Announced

Theater workshop students experimenting with shapes. Students pictured are (l-r), Lindsey Hull, Neveah Nichols, Elora Mowery, Recie Anderson, Mikayla and Adrienne Cartwright.Looking for something creative for your sixth - ninth grader this summer? Have children visiting? Need something special? A theater workshop for middle- and high-school...

JR Helmick leaves Tucker County High School

JR Helmick leaves Tucker County High School

By Beth Christian BroschartThe Parsons Advocate Photo Beth Christian BroschartHelmick leaving as assistant principal/CTE director at Tucker County High School.PARSONS – A longtime instructor/administrator at Tucker County High School announced he would be leaving his position. J.R. Helmick, former collision repair instructor and Tucker County High School...

Cosner new Assistant Principal/CTE Director at TCHS

Cosner new Assistant Principal/CTE Director at TCHS

Photo by Beth Christian Broschart TCHS Principal Jay Hamric welcomes Stephen Cosner, who was hired as the TCHS Assistant Principal by the Tucker County BOE July 5.By Beth Christian BroschartThe Parsons AdvocatePARSONS – The new assistant principal at TCHS will have some big shoes to fill,...

Tucker County Extension Office welcomes Harsh

Tucker County Extension Office welcomes Harsh

Photo by Beth Christian Broschart Cindy Harsh is the new secretary for the Tucker County Extension ServiceBy Beth Christian BroschartThe Parsons AdvocatePARSONS – Those visiting or phoning the Tucker County Extension Office will be greeted with a smiling helpful face – that of Cindy Harsh. She...

Mountain Hospice Office Opens in Parsons

Mountain Hospice Office Opens in Parsons

By Justin SuderThe Parsons AdvocateAt the beginning of this year, Mountain Hospice moved the Tucker County office from Thomas to Parsons. The opportunity arose to purchase a building in Tucker County where Mountain Hospice could call home.According to the Director of Marketing and Public Education, Michael “Mike” Elza, there are...

Tucker County Community Corrections receives grant

Tucker County Community Corrections receives grant

Photo by Beth Christian BroschartThe Tucker County Commission receives funding for the continued operation of the Tucker County Community Corrections Program in Charleston Wednesday. Accepting the grant are, from left, Tucker County Community Corrections Director Dustin Luzier, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, Tucker County Community Corrections DRC...

Tucker County Clerk receives grant to enhance access to public records

Tucker County Clerk receives grant to enhance access to public records

Tucker County Clerk Sherry Simmons is commended for her efforts to enhance access to Tucker County’s public records, these improvements will provide better government service to constituents interested in the business and historical transactions of county government.The Records Management and Preservation Board announced a grant award of $11,136.00 to Sherry...

School-based center offering dental services at TVEMS

By Beth Christian BroschartThe Parsons AdvocateHAMBLETON – St. George Clinic CEO Paul Wamsley said the school-based health center, located at Tucker Valley Elementary/Middle School is offering a new service. He said the center is offering dental services and will soon offer those services at St. George Medical Clinic’s main office.“When...

All the buzz about Mountain State Honey Company

All the buzz about Mountain State Honey Company

Photo by Beth Christian BroschartNatalie Dennis works to extract honey Friday at Mountain State Honey Company, located in Parsons.By Beth Christian BroschartThe Parsons AdvocatePARSONS – The workers were busy as bees on Friday at Mountain State Honey Company, extracting honey and getting it ready to package...

Citizens Bank of WV Collecting Flood Relief Items

With floodwaters causing devastation in several areas of the state, a network of West Virginia banks is banding together to offer a helping hand. Citizens Bank of West Virginia is accepting donations at all of their locations and will be transporting the items to communities who have lost so much...

Stewards of Shavers Fork debuts on PBS, watch parties scheduled

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Stewards of Shavers Fork, which premieres at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 10 on the West Virginia Public Broadcasting Channel (PBS), is the story about how one of West Virginia’s most iconic rivers and watersheds came back to life.Lead by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources with...

Golden Horseshoe Winner

Golden Horseshoe Winner

Taylor McKinnie was recently knighted as a lady of the Golden Horseshoe for eighth grade students from each county who accomplish the top scores in knowledge of the state of West Virginia. Those receiving the honor from Randolph County were Miss McKinnie, Isabella Karlyn from Elkins Middle School and Natalie...

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