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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...

Momma Said

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate Growing old is inevitable but growing up is something totally different.  Mom had that attitude and I think that was what kept her going.  I just wish she had longer with the part of growing old.  Sixty seven is just too young to lose...

Equal Pay Day

Editor Imagine what equal pay for equal work would look like. Last week, March 24th, was Equal Pay Day which recognizes the pay gap between working men and women. March 24th is the day into the year in which it takes women on average to earn what men did in 2020. This day...

The Sheriff’s Soap Box

This section of the Newspaper is brought to you by Sheriff “Jake” Kopec as to raise awareness of the West Virginia State Law and to educate the public in laws that are set forth by legislation. This month I would like to discuss “underage possession of tobacco”. It is important...

Kenneth Lee Phillips, Sr.

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of the Noah Stump Family. Noah Stump (1875-1946) was a son of Henry and Eliza Frances Basham Stump. He married in 1900 to Victoria Moses (1881-1957). Victoria was a daughter of John and Mary Jane Frances Ridinger Moses. The family in the photo is identified as:...

Separate Entrance Needed 

Editor,    I applaud efforts to increase health care access to rural locations, especially for evenings and weekends when most physician offices are closed. Thus, I wish Davis Medical Center and the Davis ShopNSave all the best in their new joint venture. I must protest, however, their current plan as...

Momma Said

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate Spring has sprung and a lot of the country is seeing devastating weather.  Severe winds, tornadoes and snow are occurring in the middle of our country.  This is not what we need on top of everything else that has happened this past year.  I...

Momma Said

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate This is the time of year when Mom would be outside cleaning up winter debris.  She would have the mower fired up and pulling the lawn roller behind her going full out.  She absolutely loved being outside, it was as hard for her to...

Turner’s Tidbits

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of Aurelius “A.D.” “Snap” and Virginia Stump Pittman. Snap was the son of Charles and Ida Pittman. Virginia was the daughter of Noah and Victoria Stump. Snap and Virginia had the following children: Frank, Kenneth, and Betty Pittman Blanks. From last week: Alwin was married to...

Good things, and not so good things.

Editor,  Things really changed when President Biden was elected. Immediately, he acknowledged the seriousness of the pandemic, and took steps to control it. The vaccines are being delivered faster than expected. The new pandemic relief bill, the American Rescue Plan, was signed. It will provide a big boost for the...

Momma Said

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate Momma Said, “Don’t forget to Spring Forward on March 14” and then the countdown to spring is just days away.  My favorite time of year is here at last.  I can’t say our area had a bad winter but I am just done with it.  I...

Lady Mt. Lions Start Season with Busy 3 Game Week

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of the Charles and Ida Kee Pittman Family. Those in the picture are: Back-Charles and Ida, middle- Aurelius “A.D.” “Snap” and Elvira, Front-Mary and Alwin. Charles (1878-1943) married Ida (1879-1965) and they lived in Parsons. In addition to the children in the photo there was a...

Momma Said

Countdown is on, less than a month until spring is here. I saw my first flock of robins last week and I was so happy. I know we usually get a few more snows after the robins arrive but I can’t wait for it to warm up and everything comes...

Turner’s Tidbits

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of Susie Alderton and her mother, Mrs. Worrel. Together they operated a restaurant on Second Street in Parsons. She has a son Earl (Squirrelly). The restaurant stood where John Cooper had his law office. Ideas, comments, suggestions or photos to share contact Tim Turner (304) 478-3389.

Momma Said

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate We have all heard the old adage, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, well what if it is broke and we CAN’T fix it?  I think our poor country is about to break down the middle.  The government is being torn in two...

Turner’s Tidbits

Turner’s Tidbits

This is an identified photo as (front row, left to right) Nell Long, Lena Wamsley, Lenore Hickman, Irene Lentz (back row, left to right) Lillia Long, Ida Harman, Harvey Auvil, Missouri Murphy. I believe the unidentified person is Ella Wolf but I don’t know if she is the fourth or...

Momma Said

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate Almost Heaven West Virginia!  That is what the skiers are saying after this week’s winter storms.  We have had more snow this month than we have had in the last three winters combined.  I had a customer tell me that there was two feet...

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