Momma Said 6-22-22

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate I passed a garden plot the other day that had a potato patch to die for, it was beautiful. Yes you should know by now that I am a little out there in left field. Things like that bring back so many memories that...

Momma Said 6-15-22

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate Oops, I’ve done it again.  I went through the trials and tribulation of Amber/AKA/ Mud Puppy and the antics of Gracie now I have a new puppy.  Her name is Ripley Brooke and she is a black German Shepherd.  Amber is an English Shepherd...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editors,   As property owners in Douglas, WV, we are extremely concerned about the proposed section of Corridor H that would bisect Davis and Thomas, crossing the Blackwater Canyon and Douglas Road. This proposal is very likely to damage the natural environment, the charm of the small towns of...

Momma Said 6-8-22

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate I know the world is coming to an end when a 10 year old child is arrested for texting of a school shooting.  This is insane to think a child of this age sits around and thinks of such things.  Where are his parents...

Momma Said 6-1-24

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate My heart goes out to the folks in Texas after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.  The senseless loss of life is a tragedy that nobody should have to endure.  And of course, the first words out of the government’s mouths are for...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: We are truly blessed to live in this beautiful state of West Virginia and Tucker County.  It is truly ALMOST HEAVEN. Many people from surrounding states visit to enjoy the mountains, streams and wildlife with us.  Unfortunately, we have a growing problem.   The litter along our rural areas...

Momma Said 5-25 22

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate Some of my latest creations include making an over the door spice rack out of a bunk bed ladder and candle sticks from the legs of an old coffee table.  I just love to find things and imagining them as something else.  Momma Said,...

Momma Said 5-11-22

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate This past weekend I went to see my niece receive her white coat and begin her last year in college to become a veterinarian. I am very proud of her for following her dreams.  She had said when she was five years old that...

Celebrate Parsons: Letter to the Editor

Editor,   This year marks our sixth year hosting Celebrate Parsons, an event to recognize our local citizens, community leaders and businesses, as well as, share our, PRO ON TRAC's, accomplishments from the last two years.    This year's celebration and dinner is being catered by the Tuscan Grille, will be...

Letter to the Editor

I am reacting to the Letter from Ms. Deborah McHenry in the April 27th issue of the Advocate.   First I appreciate bringing the issue to the fore as we citizens who are affected and interested need to be involved and aware.  Your letter comes across as one of highly responsible...

Momma Said 5-4-22

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate I have been so busy these past few weeks I don’t know if I am coming or going.  I went to my first craft show of the year this past weekend and it was fun.  I love to show my masterpieces to people and...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,   The hard-working women and men of the EMS, our Emergency Ambulance Service, are an essential service and they deserve our thanks - but they also need our support.    The County Commission has put on the ballot on May 10th a levy to provide extra tax dollars...

Momma Said 4-27-22

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate We had a beautiful Easter Sunday here in Central West Virginia.  Gran always said the weather on Easter Sunday would predict the weather for the next seven Sundays and I am happy to say that we had a sunny one.  I know this time...

Letter to the Editor

Editor,   Now is the time for Tucker Countians to protect our home and influence the route Corridor H will travel from Parsons to Davis.  The project is on an accelerated fast-track and there is no time to spare if the community is to exercise self-determination, protect its character, and...

Parsons High School Band and Glee Club

Parsons High School Band and Glee Club

This is from the Annual Spring Concert presented by Parsons High School Band and Glee Club held Friday May 1, 1953. The Director was J. E. Breen. It was a full program featuring a variety of music.  The information for this week is the Band and next week will be...

Momma Said 4-20-22

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate I cannot walk out in the yard without seeing the little purple violets everywhere.  We used to call them Johnny-Jump-Ups, when in fact that is a small pansy.  But we used to pick them by the handful and take them into mom.  She had...

Child Abuse Prevention Month: Letter to the Editor

Editor,   April Is National Child Abuse PREVENTION Month   Did you know that one out of seven children in our country has experienced physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse?    Tucker County's Local Advocate- Kimberly Shaffer with Centers Against Violance (CAV) in partnership with PRO ON TRAC Americorps Member in Service...

Letter to the Editor

Editor,   The health and well-being of Tucker County children, family, friends and visitors is a public safety priority.  The primary mission of Tucker County EMS is to provide emergency care to those who need it, when they need it.    The upcoming election is critically important to the residents...

Momma Said 4-13-22

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate The state of the world is going down the toilet fast.  When the Ukrainian troops took back Kyiv it was like walking into a horror story.  It has been reported that over 5,000 civilians were basically slaughtered, and this apparently happened after the Russians...

Momma Said 4-6-22

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate I don’t know about other states but West Virginia seems to have a lot of everyday “sayings” that sometimes I wonder about.  The most popular seems to be “As the crow flies”.  If you ever observe a crow flying it always seems to fly...

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