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Momma Said

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate I bought an everyday driver this past spring and I am slowly fixing it up so I don’t put so many miles on my pickup.  I have never done anything like this before but I am finding it is kind of fun.  I am...

Senior News

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of the Carl and Hollie Cooper Huffman Family. Carl was supervisor for the State Road Garage at Harman and the family also worked a farm. Carl (1919-1985) was married to Hollie Virginia Cooper (1919-1988) on April 13, 1940. Hollie was a daughter of Arthur and May...

Momma Said

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate I hope everyone had a great and safe Independence Day.  I stayed home and had to keep the dog babies safe from the big bad fireworks.  They are scared to death of the noise and I don’t feel I can go out and watch...

Ward Sponaugle

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of Ona Hovatter and sons. Those pictured (left to right) are: John, Kenneth (Digger), Carlton, and Ona.  Ona was married to Mary Hovatter. Ona’s parents were Ira Walter and Mary Olive Nestor Hovatter. Ona had served as treasurer of the First Baptist Church and his wife...

Momma Said 

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate I don’t usually get too much into politics but this is very much in the forefront today.  President Biden has meeting with Vladimir Putin of Russia and I have some observations that I would like to share.  Putin is the leader of a very...

Momma Said

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate I know I get my empathy for people from Mom and Gran.  They were the type of people who would do anything for anyone.  If it was in their power to get something done, it was done with gusto.  I try to do that...

Turner’s Tidbits

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of John Wesley and Mary Cooper Snyder. John Wesley was the son of Captain Sampson and Elizabeth Bonner Snyder, and his grandfather was John Snyder, who is buried on the Lanesville Road in a small cemetery. Mary was the daughter of Elijah and Hannah Bible Cooper....

Letter to the Editor

Citizens of Davis, I am grateful to be elected as your next mayor. I am humbled and it is an honor and a privilege. I will serve you to the best of my abilities. I would like to share a little about myself. I was not born in West Virginia;...

Response to letter by Mimi Kibler

Dear Editor, I would like to respond to the recent letter by Mimi Kibler. Too many people are getting their news from the likes of MSNBC and CNN, especially on their evening programs. They have innumerable guests to come on and do their lying for them so they don’t have...

Bolstering West Virginia’s Infrastructure 

As Congress is working to strengthen our nation’s infrastructure, we have a unique opportunity right now for West Virginia. The Build America’s Libraries Act would allocate $5 billion for the construction and renovation of libraries nationwide, with an estimated $32.2 million for the Mountain State. Federal library construction funding ended in 1997....

Momma Said

Everything is in bloom and this area is absolutely beautiful. I like to go around and see how many species I can identify. I used to work in the landscaping and floral business and I just love flowers. They just make you feel happy to look at them. There are...

Turner’s Tidbits

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of children of Jonas and Martha “Mattie” Blizzard Harman. They are: (left to right) Eva Harman Cooper, Warren Harman, Ruthaleen Harman Edwards. They had two siblings who passed in infancy: Ardith K. Harman (1920) and Justin S. Harman (1912-1913). Eva boarded with her cousins, Omer and...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The American Rescue Plan became law in March, with only 50 votes in the United States Senate. Not one of the 50 Republican Senators voted for it. That didn’t stop elected Republicans all over the country from claiming credit for the $1,400 direct payment checks, and extra help...

Momma Said

The world is full of fakes. There I said it and I mean it. From our highest ranking officials all the way down to the guy standing by the side of the road holding the sign that says I can’t feed my kids. All the while standing there smoking a...

Momma Said

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate Usually when there is a lunar event it is cloudy and I don’t get to see it, but this past week I did get to view the pink super moon.  You had to look hard to see it was pink but there it was. ...

Walking-biking trails

Letter to the Editor: The two walking-biking trails are in bad shape.  The trail in Parsons, leading to Porterwood, after you get past the flood wall, needs paved from there to Porterwood.  The City of Parsons uses this trail and they should use some of the Harman money to pave...

Turner’s Tidbits

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of Iola Boggs Simmons. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Boggs of Braxton County. She was married to Abraham Simmons. They had ten children: James Perry, Ernest, Edward, Darl, Neil, David, Martin, Eva, Bertha, Rose. She had 22 grandchildren in the armed forces...

Momma Said

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate Mom would be so excited with the warm weather we have been having because that would make the ramps grow so fast.  She would be old enough now that she may not have made it to the woods but I am sure she would...

Momma Said

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate Well the old adage of March coming in like a lamb and going out like a lion still stands for 2021.  March 1, 2021 it was 58 degrees and fair weather.  March 31 it was raining snowing and blowing.  Momma Said, “The old timers knew...

Phillips joins Cortland Acres as Director of Maintenance 

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of Sarah Ellen “Ella” Orr Rightmire. Ella was from Kingwood; she was the daughter of Ami and Alice McKinney Orr.  She married Warren Harvey Rightmire of Parsons. They were married in Oakland, MD on March 28, 1904. They had at least the following children: Pauline married...

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