Daily Advocate- RSS OPINION Feed http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:14:58 EST 1800 I saw it in the funnies http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151516523/I-saw-it-in-the-funnies Sunday newspaper arrives. The battle ensues. “Where are the funnies?!” I usually screamed. “Mom, June won't share the funnies!”Yes, the funny papers had arrived. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:21:21 EST Books fit the child’s name http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151488534/Books-fit-the-childs-name It was bedtime.I had just finished the hundred and sumth reading of “Too Many Names,” a little book John got for Christmas. I knew it was John's book because it's all about a boy named John. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:16:21 EST A 10-year-old glimpses death http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151499447/A-10-year-old-glimpses-death The youngest amigo, Luke, turned 10 years old this past October. He doesn't remember his maternal grandfather very well, which makes sense because he was only 3 when “paw-paw” passed away from complications related to stage-4... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:01:21 EST Programs at Arcanum Public Library http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151460475/Programs-at-Arcanum-Public-Library The Arcanum Public Library invites you to join in their programs scheduled for January. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:31:21 EST Staying warm and safe http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151425525/Staying-warm-and-safe Now that winter is here in Ohio, power outages and weather-related hazards are likely to occur.Try these tips for staying safe and warm during winter storms: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:41:24 EST Life after death http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151392193/Life-after-death Everyone, deep down in their soul will ask the question; some will state the question verbally while others will quietly ponder, “Is there life after death?” Is there a heaven, a hell, will I be reincarnated, or is this life all there is?... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:31:21 EST Enough is enough http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/151425937/Enough-is-enough We report facts and pursue the truth.We do things for the betterment of the community.We were subject of another unwarranted attack from The Early Bird.We're tired of it.Enough is enough. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:26:23 EST What kind of friend are you? http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151401121/What-kind-of-friend-are-you Have you ever heard the story of the boiling frog? It is said that if you place a frog in a pot of boiling water - he'll jump out immediately. But, if you place a frog in a pot of cold water and gradually heat the water to boiling, the frog will... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:31:22 EST Thought-provoking posts revealed http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151337005/Thought-provoking-posts-revealed I really couldn't come up with a real good introductory piece here, so I decided to show readers some of the posts I find and share on Facebook, a part of social media I enjoy. I know not everyone out there has a computer/laptop, so I will let... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:11:21 EST If marriage weren’t already hard enough http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151403604/If-marriage-werent-already-hard-enough My wife and I went to a restaurant for lunch the other day, not just for the food, but to get away from packing and enjoy a little quiet time together. While we sat there talking with one another I noticed several couples (who looked like husbands and... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:56:22 EST Cost and value in higher education http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/151423275/Cost-and-value-in-higher-education There has been a great deal of attention regarding the cost of higher education and student debt. College debt on the average is over $28,000 for a four-year degree in Ohio's universities. That would not be true of a community college student... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 01:31:21 EST Unity of Community meals http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151440334/Unity-of-Community-meals Versailles's motto is People - Pride and Progress and the Community Meal Program conducted every Wednesday in Trinity Lutheran Church's basement is one of the events that give credence to our village's motto. It seems only proper to... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 01:16:21 EST ‘Killing’ as treatment? http://dailyadvocate.com/news/letters/151425846/Killing-as-treatment Editor:Proponents of assisted suicide often use euphemisms like “death with dignity,” “aid in-dying.” Such was the case in Annie's Mailbox column Jan. 4 in the Advocate. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:56:22 EST He’s got a complex http://dailyadvocate.com/news/letters/151446068/Hes-got-a-complex Editor: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:31:21 EST The affairs of the heart http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151416457/The-affairs-of-the-heart Our heart is a strong but fragile organ. It keeps us alive physically and emotionally. We need our heart to live. We need love to live. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:01:22 EST Busy times at St. Mary’s School http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151392087/Busy-times-at-St.-Marys-School Talk about shades of last winter! After a very restful two-week Christmas break, both teachers and students returned to school ready to go full force. That Monday had to be one of the smoothest and most productive teaching days I have ever had. Then... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:16:21 EST Horseradish 101 http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151393116/Horseradish-101 Horseradish is a pungent, long, tapering root used as a condiment in the kitchen. It possesses strong, hot, and sharp flavor which can only be described after experiencing its unique taste. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:21:21 EST Not fond of cold weather http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151392071/Not-fond-of-cold-weather We've finally had some good, old-fashioned, cold weather!It's not that I'm really all that crazy about sub-zero temperatures. In fact the frigid weather brought a share of aggravation to our house. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:11:23 EST My own Nirvana http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151392044/My-own-Nirvana Did you have a Neff Road? Did you have a childhood where you could run in the fields and play in the woods? Did you ride on a tractor with your Dad and gather eggs for your Mom? Did you hang clothes on the line and use a wringer washer? Did your ride... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:11:22 EST News from Arcanum Alumni Association http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151338169/News-from-Arcanum-Alumni-Association f you haven't done so, mark your calendars for April 18 for the annual Trojan Alumni Homecoming (formerly the Alumni Banquet). 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