Daily Advocate- RSS OPINION Feed http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:53:55 EST 1800 Winterizing you, your car http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150610261/Winterizing-you-your-car Old man winter gave us a taste of his abilities, which has been a good reality check of what is coming. Listen to winter forecasts and most are saying 2-1 it will be a harsh winter, regardless of who is right we now know it's time to get ready... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:28:08 EST Let the good times roll http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150611530/Let-the-good-times-roll Darke County Center for the Arts' mission to culturally enrich our community through the arts is achieved with each and every Arts In Education program it presents to local students. Many lofty goals are reached through taking artists to the... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:39:03 EST The quiet is so loud http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150519842/The-quiet-is-so-loud Have you ever been alone in a house or even a room? Have you ever been alone with no children, or people, with no TV, or radio? The quiet can become so loud that you can actually hear the quiet. You can hear it in the walls and everything around you. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:19:13 EST Just in time for Thanksgiving http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150602376/Just-in-time-for-Thanksgiving Hello everyone from our home to yours! It's a very November-ish day: cool, cloudy and gray. It's a perfect day to stay inside and sip on a cup of coffee as I write. I am Dorcas Raber, mother of Gloria Yoder. I will be filling in for her as... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:50:03 EST My humble roots showed me love http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150559201/My-humble-roots-showed-me-love The holiday season is knocking on the door. Along with the tinsel and wish list comes the recognition that there are many who have very little. It is the season of giving. It is the season of receiving. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:32:05 EST Winter sneaked in http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150559161/Winter-sneaked-in Winter sneaked in last Saturday and caught me with my good intentions down. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:24:10 EST Vocabulary lessons http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150567933/Vocabulary-lessons During my daily commute to work I usually listen to sports radio stations. This habit of mine constitutes the very definition of “mindless”, for I often check out for long stretches at a time and find myself wondering—as I wait for a... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:31:08 EST Community service approaching http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150559176/Community-service-approaching Snowflakes! Ready or not, winter is sending its message — I am on my way! Brisk temperatures make us get those sweaters and scarves ready to wear. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:27:09 EST Thank you for the support http://dailyadvocate.com/news/letters/150499603/Thank-you-for-the-support Editor: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:22:02 EST Kudos to Dick Brown http://dailyadvocate.com/news/letters/150531255/Kudos-to-Dick-Brown Editor: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:02:04 EST Thank you, Arcanum-Butler School community! http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150540382/Thank-you-Arcanum-Butler-School-community The results of Arcanum-Butler School's renewal of the five-year 0.75 percent income tax levy for school district operating expenses passed by a 57 percent margin. The Arcanum-Butler Local School Board of Education, students, and staff of our... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:11:03 EST Thanks to the voters http://dailyadvocate.com/news/letters/150556397/Thanks-to-the-voters Editor: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 14:44:11 EST Workers Compensation refunds to help localities http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/150556377/Workers-Compensation-refunds-to-help-localities A major focus of Ohio lawmakers ever since Governor Kasich took office has been to fight for skinny government. Saving local governments money is part of this fight. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 14:41:10 EST Sweeping language on execution drugs flaunts courts, open records law http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/150556355/Sweeping-language-on-execution-drugs-flaunts-courts-open-records-law The State of Ohio botched its last execution. The convicted killer struggled for nearly 25 minutes before finally succumbing. Officials attributed it to the difficulty in obtaining the drug “cocktail” needed – drugs that apparently... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 14:36:05 EST (No heading) http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150511142/ The news this morning told a coming winter storm approaching the northern United States. The weather lady told of two inches of snow an hour in various areas. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:24:09 EST Stepping up to the challenge http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150511127/Stepping-up-to-the-challenge I'm quite confident that most of us are familiar with the story of Helen Keller. It's an incredible account of a deaf and blind girl who could have grown up severely disadvantaged if it were not for a compassionate woman named Anne... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:21:07 EST Just showing up doesn’t get the job done http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150511106/Just-showing-up-doesnt-get-the-job-done I love the Cowboy Culture of the 1950s and '60s! Of course, like many of you I was raised with cowboys (and cowgirls), being a main influence on television and in the movies. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:16:05 EST Beautiful mission accomplished http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150527167/Beautiful-mission-accomplished As soon as you enter the Anna Bier Gallery, you understand that the artist whose work is currently on display loves color, light, and energy. When you talk with Pamela Newell, you also learn that she loves to paint, and is incredibly enthusiastic... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:04:04 EST The market price of freedom http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150526993/The-market-price-of-freedom The pendulum always swings from left to right, and it always swings too far before it reverses direction. It's painfully obviously that continuity and consistency are not the goals of today's society So much so that our present nature is... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:58:04 EST Family traditions, memories http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150478025/Family-traditions-memories Family traditions are the ritual practices and beliefs of a family that are handed down from one generation to the next. They can enrich families, promote a feeling of closeness and strengthen family bonds. Traditions create emotional safety, security... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:35:06 EST