Opinions

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...

Turner’s Tidbits

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of James “Sam” Wolf, he was the son of George and Ella Wolf. Sam was married to Arra. They had twin daughters Mary Ellen and Martha Elizabeth; they both passed shortly after birth. Arra was a sister to Mrs. Hugh “Mary” Shiflet. Sam’s mother, Ella was...

Momma Said

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate I have quite enjoyed the snow these past very days because guess what?  Frozen ground does not make mud!!  But the rains cometh and I will be in for a mess because the back yard is nothing but holes and dirt.  I don’t think...

Momma Said

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate I must confess I have put on some unwanted weight during these past few months.  This is something I do not like and action must be taken.  I have not decided said such action yet but I am going to try some new recipes...

Davis Medical Center Welcomes Katherine “Alex” Robbins

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of Joe Grubbs of Parsons. It is believed that he attended Potomac State College in 1906. The photo was found while a History of Potomac State College was being composed. It is hoped that someone would have a connection to the family. Ideas, comments, suggestions, photos...

Turner’s Tidbits

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of Della Jennings. I have limited information on her. I believe her maiden name was Jennings. Della was the aunt of Nella Jennings Pennington who owned Nella’s Nursing Home. Ideas, comments, suggestions or photos to share contact Tim Turner (304) 478-3389.

Momma Said

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate As a child I was always amazed by how large animals could stand out in the snow and their feet not freeze off.  I now know that they have the ability to slow the blood flow to their lower extremities so they don’t get...

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