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Momma Said

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate I think I have seen it all now.  I am aware of all the burger joints selling plant based sandwiches but now The Colonel has joined the bandwagon.  Plant based chicken at KFC is just not right.  We are not grazers we are meat...

Momma Said

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate How do producers of TV shows expect us to watch their productions and not get irritated?  How do they expect us to believe that people are traveling down the highway at excess speeds and the star turns to the passenger and carries on a...

Tucker County 4-H Annual Achievement Day Awards

Ernest “Ernie” Parsons

This is a photo of Ernest “Ernie” Parsons (1939-2013). He was the son of Junior and Ruth Hedrick Parsons. On April 9, 1960, he married Peggy Hardin. They had two daughters: Peggy Sue (William) Kumpf and Rebecca (Henry) Polomski. He had three brothers: Jerry (Yvonne), James D. (Bonnie), and Roger...

The Winter Solstice has come and gone

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate The Winter Solstice has come and gone and Christmas is upon us.  All the festivities and beautiful decorations, it makes everything look so lively.  Unless things change drastically we will not be having a white Christmas, but that is ok with me.  Momma Said,...

What happened to winter?

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate We have had such weird weather here this month it has gone from freezing weather one day to highs in the 60’s the next.  What happened to winter?  The only saving grace is that on Dec. 21 it is the winter solstice.  That means...

Solon Harman Roy

This is a photo of Solon Harman Roy (1878-1951). Solon was the son of Anderson and Mary Cooper Roy. He was married to Olivia Davis. At some time, they operated a store in Hambleton. Solon had a brother Sam and a sister Carrie. He and Olivia did not have children....

MOMMA SAID

By Teri Cayton The Parsons advocate Here we go again, another variant of COVID-19, when is it going to stop?  This virus just keeps outsmarting us at every turn.  How many strains are we going to have to deal with?  We are going to look like pin cushions when they...

Turner’s Tidbits

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of Norman Barney Argil Turner (11/14/1943 – 11/3/2021). He was the son of Conley and Texie Pennington Turner. He was one of five children, siblings include: Howard Turner, Tommy Turner, Nina Turner Carr, Twila Turner Smith. He retired as a plant manager from Royal Appliance Company...

Momma Said

Momma Said 12-1-21

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is almost here.  Five weeks until another year is under our belts.  It is hard to believe that it is going to be the year 2022, never thought I would live to see it. I am still waiting to...

Momma Said

  By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate Halloween is just around the corner and it was an exciting time for us when we were kids.  Back then we did not have to worry about getting candy with razor blades in it.  We didn’t have to wait until we got home...

Momma Said

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate In a few weeks I am going to be going on my first deer hunt in a long time.  My nephew has invited me down to hunt with him and I think it is about time I got back out in the woods.  My...

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church

This is a photo of the First Baptist Church from 1956. Lightning struck and damaged this steeple once during a storm. The steeple was rebuilt by Willard Stevens of Stevens Construction Company. The bell was given to the church by John D Rockefeller in 1906. The belfry was repaired by...

Turner’s Tidbits

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of the interior of The Tucker County Bank. The photo carries a date of September 29, 1920. The gentleman on the right-hand side of the photo is Arthur Strickler. The Tucker County Bank was moved down the street to a new building. The bank eventually became...

Momma Said

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate I think the next Stimulus Package should include stimulating people to get off their butts and go out and get a job.  You cannot walk into any business in our area that does not have a Help Wanted sign in the window.  The unemployment...

Momma Said

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate Time is too precious to waste make every minute of every day count for something.  You can never get time back that is one thing that is when it is gone, it is gone.  I really can’t think of a time when Mom wasn’t...

WVDOT Invites Public to Review STIP Amendments

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of Adam and Rebecca Mouse Yokum. Adam Yokum (1841-1926) was 1SGT Company 1, 7th Regiment WV VOL Infantry during the Civil War. His wife, Rebecca (1840-1918) Mouse was the daughter of Michael and Phoebe Harman Mouse. Ideas, comments, suggestions or photos to share contact Tim Turner...

AREA SCHEDULE

Turner’s Tidbits

This photo is labeled as planting cauliflower in Canaan Valley at the Harr Place. The only person identified is the older gentlemen to the left. He is identified as Mortimer Johnston (1886-1978) was married to Artie Thompson Johnston (1890-1974). Canaan offered the perfect weather for cauliflower, it was grown and...

Momma Said

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate I remember as a child playing games playing games that kids today would probably laugh at.  How many of you out there remember playing with jacks, tiddly winks, pick-up sticks, barrel of monkeys, Lincoln logs, paddle ball?  We had an erector set, lawn darts...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, It was a normal rainy day on September 3rd of 2020.  Two high school friends, now adults  and the boys of one of the friends, went to Douglas Falls.  They wanted to take pictures from the top of the falls not knowing that by the end of the...

Anna (Carr) Sutton-Wilson

Turner’s Tidbits

This photo was taken in 1956 in front of the Baptist Church in Parsons. The occasion was the 50th Anniversary (Golden Jubilee). (first row, left to right) Ruth Nazlerod, Ella Rightmire, Alice Carter, Mrs. Zillah Withers, Rella Lambert, Lucy Long, Ethel Wolfe, Martha Lewis (second row, left to right) Ida...

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