City of Parsons Mayor Proclaims April National Donate Life Month 

By: Jennifer Britt The Parsons Advocate   To raise awareness about organ donating City of Parsons Mayor Dorothy Judy signed a proclamation declaring April as National Life Month. The proclamation celebrates the generosity of those who have saved lives by becoming organ, eye, tissue, marrow, and blood donors and hopes...

April is Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness

April is Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness

Parsons Mayor, recently signed the proclamation for both Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness at the City Hall building. As a community we must embrace our voices and be agents for change and continue to work together, support victims and increase participation in efforts to prevent Sexual Assault and Child...

Springtime Rail Trail Clean Up set for Earth Day

A spring cleanup event is planned on the Allegheny Highlands Trail April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.    Hosted by the Highlands Trail Foundation.  Groups and individuals are invited to participate in the cleanup event.  Supplies, including bags, gloves, and "pickers," will be provided.    To sign up,...

REVISED ARTICLE – Voting Precincts Relocated in Tucker County

4/19/2022 Correction An election update was given by Sherry Simmons. Simmons explained how precinct location issues for individuals with disabilities have been resolved by working with the West Virginias Disabilities Rights Organization. Simmons stated that; “Voting is one of our nations most fundamental acts. It is a right. Yet, for...

MGC Easter Display Winners

MGC Easter Display Winners

1st Place Basket by Faith! The results are in and the Mountaineer Garden Club Easter Display.  The theme this year was A Tisket  A Tasket, an Easter Basket.  Members of the garden club presented some amazing entries. Honorable mention was awarded to Sharon Kidwell for her basket of artfully arranged Tulips,...

PSC to Increase Work Zone Safety Enforcement

CHARLESTON, WV – The Public Service Commission of West Virginia, along with the West Virginia Department of Transportation and officials from other law enforcement agencies around the state today gathered to recognize National Work Zone Awareness Week.  The group collectively announced a statewide joint effort to increase patrols and enforcement...

Seneca Rocks Discovery Center Issues Call for Appalachian Artists and Artisans

Seneca Rocks, W.Va.,– The Seneca Rocks Discovery Center, in cooperation with the Eastern National Forest Interpretive Association, seeks artists and artisans to demonstrate their traditional Appalachian crafts or contemporary works related to Monongahela National Forest during the 2022 season. Two tables will be available for exhibitors Saturdays and Sundays beginning...

Beware of a Shoe Shaped Meth Pill

Beware of a Shoe Shaped Meth Pill

By: Jennifer Britt The Parsons Advocate Parsons City Chief of Police, Keven Keplinger ,recently received an anonymous phone call about a particular pill. At first Keplinger thought the pill, in the shape of a shoe, may have been MDA or ecstasy. After further testing the candy like pill tested as...

Congratulations Gidley

Congratulations Gidley

Mr. and Mrs. Larry and Emma Stemple would like to announce the graduation of their grandson, Brent Matthew Gidley, from the 188th Basic Officer Class of the West Virginia State Police Academy on April 1, 2022. Gidley is currently employed at the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department in Grafton, as a...

Garrett County native joins Cortland Acres Rehabilitation Center

Garrett County native joins Cortland Acres Rehabilitation Center

Physical therapist David “DJ” Ritchie joined the Cortland Acres Rehabilitation Center in the fall. He is standing next to a new Nu-step the center purchased with the help of a grant from Hope, Love, and Charity. Cortland Acres Rehabilitation Center is expanding its commitment to the outpatient therapy needs of...

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

AAA reminds motorists: “Don’t Drive Intoxicated. Don’t Drive Intexticated.”   Distracted driving continues to be a danger to everyone on the nation’s roads. In 2020, 3,138 people died in distracted driving crashes in America, according to the latest data from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). AAA East Central reminds...

Gas Prices Mostly Stable Despite Decrease in Demand

The average price for gasoline across Northern West Virginia is three cents lower at $4.048 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.  This week’s average prices: Northern WV Average                        $4.048 Average price during the week of March 21, 2022                           $4.070 Average...

Don’t Let “E” for Empty Turn Into “E” for Expensive

Running on empty poses risks to motorists and vehicles As Americans continue to pay higher fuel prices, AAA East Central is seeing an uptick in the number of people who are running out of gas. In March alone, roadside assistance representatives responded to more than 1,000 out of gas calls. AAA...

Simply Natural, LLC Herdsharing Program Seeking New Members 

Simply Natural, LLC Herdsharing Program Seeking New Members 

Jenningston, WV - Kendra Waybright has been an entrepreneur from a very early age. As a homeschooled teenager, West Virginia native, and country girl, Kendra has been milking and tending to goats and cows since she was four years old. She has always loved making all-natural products, cultured food, herbal...

2022 Garden Program 

North Central WV Community Action Association, Inc. will be taking applications for the 2022 Garden Program beginning April 5, 2022. The Garden Program was designed to help families supplement their food supply. Participants will receive a voucher to purchase vegetables or fruit plants and seeds. Qualifying applicants must be at...

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