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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...

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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...

Momma Said

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate Do you ever think if deer wonder why there isn’t any “People Crossing” signs posted?  I wonder if that would make a difference.  I think about things like this a lot.  Does that make me a crazy person?  It doesn’t matter either way because...

Momma Said

Momma Said

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate I would like to introduce you to my three little nuggets that survived the summer.  This is Harry (for obvious reasons), Bob and Juliette.  I had seven little gems to start with but for reasons due to weather and bugs they did not survive. ...

LADY MT. LIONS VOLLEYBALL FALLS TO UNION AT HOME 3-2

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of Homer Yokum and Ethel Wolford Long Judy. Homer was the son of Jasper and Ida Susan Cooper Yokum. He was married to Freda Cooper, and they had two children John and Hazel Ann. Both Homer and Freda were teachers in Tucker County Schools. Ethel was...

Peace Down by the Riverside

Turner’s Tidbits

This photo depicts an evening get together to play music and visit. Identified in the photo are: (women sitting on steps) (first step) Eva Wymer Rice, (second step) Mary Harman Judy, (man sitting on step) Zebulon “Zeb” Judy, (Left to right, man standing by porch column) Taft Rice, Cora Judy...

Momma Said

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate I do believe my clock is a vampire in disguise because it sucks the life out of batteries.  It seems I am changing batteries out every two weeks.  But I guess they are like everything else, they don’t make them like they used to. ...

Peace Down by the Riverside

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a group of four cousins, friends, and classmates. They are identified as: Twila Harper Stemple, Dove Harman Roy, Joy Lou Harman Hedrick, Holly Cooper Huffman. Some folks will remember being students in the classroom of Twila Harper Stemple. I have heard former students recall Twila was a good...

Letter to Tucker County Residents:

Letter to Tucker County Residents: EMS presence in Canaan Valley is very important to the Tucker County Ambulance Authority, its citizens and visitors. On July 27, 2021, Tucker EMS received correspondence from the Canaan Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. requesting EMS vacate the leased space known as Station III in Canaan...

Increased alcohol consumption

Dear Editor, Over the last year there has been an increase in alcohol consumption amongst many of those stuck in lockdowns or working from home. Over 100 million people have been affected by substance abuse this year – and even more have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. Help point...

Momma Said

By Teri Cayton Two more additions to the Jeep, I got the rear wiper motor replaced and the front park light finally went together. I just keep finding things to do to it. I still haven’t figured out the air conditioning leaking inside. It really puzzles me because the garage...

Momma Said

By Teri Cayton As the seas get warmer, the storms start earlier each year. It was the norm for hurricane and tropical storm season to start in September. But here it is the middle of August and we are already battling storms the length of the Atlantic Seaboard. The western...

Momma Said

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate Well Friends, the Jeep now has another front fender, three doors and new headlights all installed by yours truly.  After installing the new lights, which were harder than putting on the doors, I go out the next morning when it was still dark, turned...

Turner’s Tidbits

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of the Jerry Yokum and Violet Cooper Wolford Family. Those identified in the photo are: (back, left to right) Violet Ruby ‘Chip” Cooper Wolford (1913-1998), Larry Wolford married Wanda Williams, Linda Wolford married Phil Waybright (deceased) (front, left to right) Randy Wolford married Mary Wick, Tony...

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