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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...

07-31-13

07-31-13

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate It is The Dog Days of Summer and my dog is not fairing so well.  She got into it with a skunk the other night.  Trying to de-skunk a 90 pound Golden Retriever is not an easy task.  All the products I have found...

July 24th, 2013

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate When God said, “Go forth and multiply”, I don’t think he was talking to the lowly zucchini, but that is exactly what this vegetable does.  And it amazes me at how fast it grows.  I think if you had the time, you could actually...

More Rain, Muddy Water and Big Brown Trout

It’s been a wet, rainy summer so far in the West Virginia mountains.  The forecast for this week is calling for a drying period with the heat and humidity finally making an appearance.  On the news the weatherman said that until now we had a 3 week stretch where there...

July in West Virginia

It’s July in the West Virginia Mountains which brings vibrant orange tiger lilies, blooming rhododendron, and of course fireworks.  Usually the heat and humidity is in full force, but so far the weather has been nice.  The creeks and rivers have plenty of water in them from the recent rainfalls...

Sewer Problem

By Dale Pase I went to the Thomas council meeting several nights ago.  I told them of my problem, they listened and said that not much could be done about my complaint. I sat and observed the rest of the meeting because I had never seen local government at work....

Turners Tidbits

Turners Tidbits

This photo is a view of Jenningston, WV dated July 26, 1910 and stamped 6 p.m. Jenningston is one of those towns that sprang up around the timber industry and when the timber was gone the town dried up as well. This view shows the homes of the day, two...

Momma Said

Ah, the Good Ole’ Days, where have they gone? The closest we came to the “Social Media” was the party line on the telephone. You could find out just about anything, about anyone, at anytime.{{more}} We didn’t have to pay extra, didn’t have to have a password and didn’t have...

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