The Parsons Advocate

Page 2 – The Parsons Advocate - December 30, 2020 From the Mountains to the Valleys Your Hometown or your Second Home We bring you news from Tucker County every week. Fill out this coupon to subscribe today or visit us online at NAME: ADDRESS: PHONE NUMBER: SEND CHECKS TO THE PARSONS ADVOCATE P.O. BOX 345 PARSONS, WV 26287 In-State $37/Year In-State Print & Web $51.50/Year Out-of-State Print & Web $56.50/Year Out-of-State $42/Year Web Only $29/Year Circle One Editor and Publisher Michael Showell Associate Publisher Mikie Dumire Office Manager Teri Cayton Production Layout Amanda Workman The Parsons Advocate (422-420) is published weekly at 219 Central Ave Parsons, WV 26287. Phone 304-478-3533. Fax 304-478-1086.; email subscrip- tion rates : $30 annually in West Virginia; $35 annually outside West Virginia.Periodical postage paid at Parsons, WV. 26287. Established Nov. 27, 1896. Member: West Virginia Press Asso- ciation and National Newspaper Association. 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This included an invoice to be paid towards the Water Improve- ment Project for a total of $654,203.40 Tomson made a motion to pay the invoice with a second from Councilman Terry Helmick with all in favor. The 202 LWCF Resolution was reviewed and a motion made from Councilwoman Jeanette Ware to submit the resolution with a second from Councilman John Felton with all in agreement. A list of the jobs associated with streets, alleys, and water works completed from November 6 through Decem- ber 5 were discussed. The contract with Dave Smigal was needed to be reviewed to correct the amount dated for January 13, 2020. The council voted to enter into an executive session and upon return, it was announced no decisions had been made. Town Employee J.D. Kennard passed his water certifi - cation test and it was proposed that he would be offered a pay raise. A motion was made by Tomson with a second from Helmick before brief discussion commenced. When Martin asked for all in favor, those raising their hand included Helmick, Ware, Tomson, and Councilwoman Cindy Robeson. Those opposed were Felton and Recorder Andy Snyder, and the motion passed four to two. The Boulder Park will become the responsibility of the Town of Davis after January 1, 2021 per a motion made by Tomson and a second from Helmick. Two individuals were recommended to serve on the Davis Planning Com- mission, which were Charlotte Wales and Samanta Grav- ell. Tomson moved to approve the two appointees with a second from Helmick and all in favor. The Davis Medical Center is seeking a location to pro- vide a medical clinic at the town of Davis. It has been requested to utilize space within Shop N’ Save to facilitate this community need. Communication between the par- ties is ongoing. Ware met with the Friends of Blackwater where she dis- cussed using photographs of old buildings throughout the town and placing signs to share the history with guests. It was requested that prior to any printing or installation, that the ideas be brought to the council for their approval. Martin will be checking with the Department of High- ways to question whether a piece of land beside Shop N’ Save and The Eagles Club could be used to install the Mon Forest Towns Initiative sign. A proposal was made to purchase a new water billing software program that will not only benefit the town of Davis with their record keeping, it will offer other avenues for customers to track and pay their utility bills. Tom- son made a motion to purchase the new software and to include the billing technical support for $1,000 and Robe- son offered a second. All members voted in favor. There were no correspondences therefore Tomson made a motion to pay the bills with Ware making a second. This concluded the business for the Town of Davis who will meet again on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at the Davis Town Hall. The Rehab and Fitness Center at Cortland remains open Thomas, WV – I think everyone will agree that the COVID pandemic has caused routine activities to take a back seat. Between local outbreaks, crowd restrictions, and those pesky masks, navigating daily life has changed. Yet life has a way of marching on. The Rehab & Fitness Center at Cortland con- tinues to operate at full capacity within an aux- iliary location on the Cortland campus, even though the nursing home is operating in Phase Red. “We’ve taken extra mea- sures to ensure the health and safety of our outpa- tient clients by tempo- rarily moving our entire operations to another loca- tion within the Cortland campus,” explains rehab director Alisha McCune. “Even with all of the infection control protocols in place, we decided to add another layer of protection by physically moving our offices and treatment areas to another part of the cam- pus entirely.” The temporary offices allow the Rehab staff of highly skilled local profes- sionals to continue to pro- vide advanced treatment options for a wide range of conditions and post-surgi- cal issues. An important, safe, and effective treatment of chronic pain conditions resulting in the reduced need for opioids, physical therapy has been shown to improve mobility and routine movement and help recovery from injury, trauma, stroke, or paraly- sis. It can also improve balance, help prevent falls, and manage age-related medical problems. “Physical therapy is not something we typically think about until we find ourselves in pain, states McCune. “While our bodies have an amazing capacity to heal, physi- cal therapy helps the body recover and return to nor- mal function. So, while COVID has managed to eliminate many activi- ties, everyone here at the Rehab and Fitness Center is committed to maintain- ing a healthy environment so you can concentrate on getting better.” Rehab and Fitness Cen- ter at Cortland treats an array of conditions includ- ing, but certainly not lim- ited to, spinal conditions, arthritis, balance deficits, sports-injuries, and post- surgical rehabilitation. Individuals are evaluated, and customized programs are developed that are tai- lored to individual condi- tions. An array of treat- ments are used to address deficits, such as individual exercise programs and manual techniques such as cup therapy and Astym Therapy. Recently, Rehab and Fitness Center at Cor- tland was also certified to provide LSVT Big and Loud - a specialized treat- ment specifically for Par - kinson’s Disease. “Most of our clients come to us for post-sur- gical rehab and improved mobility,” explains McCune. “When you fac- tor in things such as suc- cess rate, convenience and therapist skill levels, the Rehab & Fitness Center at Cortland remains a top provider. So, make sure to consider which rehab facility is the best fit for you. We’re always happy to take your call and answer any questions you may have about our cus- tomized programs.” The Rehab and Fitness Center at Cortland is a state-of-the-art outpatient physical therapy reha- bilitation facility located within Cortland Acres and serving the entire Tucker County community. The Rehab and Fitness Center at Cortland can coordi- nate care with a variety of health insurance plans. For more information, call 304-463-4191 or visit . Christmas Tree recycling events canceled State agencies plan to bring tree collection back for the 2021 holidays CHARLESTON, WV – The West Virginia Department of Environmen- tal Protection (WVDEP) will not be conducting its annual Christmas tree recycling events in January 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Sponsored by the WVDEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP), in conjunction with the state Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR), the tree recycling event has been a mainstay at Charleston’s Capitol Market for many years and offers residents an environmentally friendly way to dispose of their live Christmas trees. Last year, a second collection site was added in Bridge- port. Because of safety concerns amid the pandemic, neither location will operate next month. Typically, hundreds of Christmas trees are collected and repurposed as fish habitat in lakes around West Vir - ginia. WVDNR officials placed trees in Cheat, Tygart, Stonewall Jackson, Stonecoal, Burnsville, Sutton, Sum- mersville, Big Ditch, Sherwood, R.D. Bailey, Beech Fork and East Lynn lakes last season. The Apple Grove Hatchery in Mason County also received trees. REAP is hopeful the tree recy- cling event will return for the 2021 holidays. In the meantime, green alternatives such as composting and mulching, rather than landfilling, are recommended for those searching for a sustainable use of their Christmas tree once the holidays have ended. REAP, whose new motto is ‘Keep- ing WV Clean and Green,’ was cre- ated in 2005 and strives to clean up West Virginia and rid the state of lit- ter. The program empowers citizens to take ownership of their communi- ties by providing technical, financial, and resource assistance in cleanup and recycling efforts. More informa - tion is available on the REAP web- page: mental-advocate/reap/Pages/default. aspx. The dedicated staff of the Rehab & Fitness Center at Cortland includes (L to R) Teresa Lycliter, Mike Delaney, Stephanie Summerfield, and Alisha McCune. To advertise in the Mountain Messenger call 304-647-5724 or email