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Turners Tidbits for October 2, 2013

Turners Tidbits for October 2, 2013

This is a photo of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South and the Central School Building in Thomas. According to Nutter, The first organized church work ever done in Thomas was under the ministry of Rev. E. B. Jones. He took the steps to collect money to build the church but...

September 25, 2013

A reader sent a note last week letting me know she takes The Advocate with her for friends to read.  I am glad to hear we have avid readers everywhere.  This lady is from Ohio and a friend of hers asked why I never have anything in my articles about...

Turner’s Tidbits for September 25, 2013

Turner’s Tidbits for September 25, 2013

This photo is of the Jenningston School, Jenningston WV.  To the left of the school can be seen the bathroom facilities and to the right is the little coal/wood house. There appears to be some wind as the flag is blowing and it is early spring day. The school was...

Tucker County FFA to Travel to National Convention

The Tucker County Chapter of FFA recently participated in the State Convention at Cedar Lakes. Lindsey Knotts competed in teh freshman creed contest, Andrew Hauser competed in the extemporaneous public speaking competition and Tyler Hebb attended as a delegate from Tucker County. Although Tucker County did not place at states,...

Fishing the New River

Fishing the New River

There’s no doubt that the mighty New River is one of the best smallmouth fisheries in the country and it only takes one time fishing it to see why. However, it’s fished a little different this year due to all of the rain and high water we experienced this summer....

Turner’s Tidbits for September 18, 2013

Turner’s Tidbits for September 18, 2013

This photo is a street scene of Parsons possible 1963 or 1964.  On the right is B.F. Long & Co. Store, (?) Lambert's Stores, Hill's Restaurant.  Not sure of the other stores, perhaps a reader can fill us in on the stores on Main Street. On the left is Crosten's...

Turner’s Tidbits for September 11, 2013

Turner’s Tidbits for September 11, 2013

This photo is of the Western Maryland Rail Road Station in Hendricks. The men are loading or unloading the wagon and the horse appears to be patient. The name “Hendricks” is written on a board in the center of the station. A train is parked by the station. The photo...

The Beaverhead, Madison and Gallatin Rivers

The Beaverhead, Madison and Gallatin Rivers

Last week we were roaming around the Rocky Mountains near Dillon, Montana.  We spent two days floating the Beaverhead River which can best be described as non-stop big fish catching action.  Tara and I have grown to love the ‘Beav’ as it’s full of big brown and rainbow trout. The...

Momma Said For September 11, 2013

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate Can you take a joke?  Is it better to be on the giving end or the receiving end of a joke?  I guess it depends on the nature of the joke and the parties involved.  I love playing jokes and getting the best of...

Momma Said for September 4, 2013

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate I remember a time when we had doctors that actually knew a person by name.  Yes, I said it, a doctor that knew you by name.  When my sisters, brother and I were small children our doctor was a man by the name of...

Wednesday, August 28 2013

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate Sometimes when you get mixed up on what day of the week it is everything is out of whack.  You know how you feel when you “lose” a day somewhere then you feel like there are two Wednesdays in the week?  I seem to...

Momma Said for August 22, 2013

By Teri Cayton         The Parsons Advocate Have you ever wondered about how people get nicknames?  I have heard a few doozies in my day, but around Partsons it seems everyone has a nickname of some sort.  A few I have heard are:  Froggy, Strike, Stumpy, Fuzz, Peanut, Spike, Pork Chop,...

Letter to the editor for August 21, 2013

Dear Editor, Several years ago, the Tucker County Historical Society started a new project.  Locating and restoring old abandoned cemeteries in Tucker County. We were successful in restoring the Long family cemetery in Holly Meadows, which is owned by the late David E. Long.  Mr. Long financed and invested money...

Letter to the editor for August 21, 2013

Dear Editor, Both Timberline and Canaan Valley Ski Resorts share a common problem --  one that should be easy to fix.   Both areas force customers to stand outdoors in severe winter weather to buy lift tickets.  This is worst when there are long lines of people each morning during ski...

Big Sky, Montana

Turners Tidbits for August 21, 2013

This photo is of the Black Fork River Basin which would be where the Blackwater and Dryfork combine.  On the left hand side of the river can be seen stacks of lumber from the mill. On the right hand side you can see the railroad tracks which run from Parsons...

Big Sky, Montana

Big Sky, Montana

  Trout caught in Bitterroot River, Montana The west has a certain draw to me where I yearn to get back to the Rocky Mountains year after year. The cool running mountain rivers are thriving with healthy wild trout populations which make the urge even stronger....

August, 15 2013

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate Some say that a good friend is worth their weight in gold.  Well, I can tell you, that is an understatement.  If you are lucky enough these days to have a TRUE FRIEND you are lucky indeed.  It seems they are a dying breed,...

August 15, 2013

August 15, 2013

Carl's Motel This photo is of Carl's Hotel and Restaurant.  Carl E. Nestor was the owner and boasted: air conditioning, TV, Beauty Rest Mattresses, for sleeping comfort and Fine Foods.  The name of the business has undergone several changes. It may be of interest to the...

August 15, 2013

Whatever happened to the lazy days of summer!  With school just around the corner, the Foundation is gearing up for a busy fall season. The 2013 Grant Cycle is officially open.  If your organization needs grant support for projects and programs, download the 2013 grant application from our website at...

Bucks in Velvet

It’s hard to believe that another hunting season begins the end of next month.  Summer is a good time to get out and observe wildlife especially the little ones.  It’s also a good time to see what kind of bucks might be running around come fall. I like to wait...

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