Daily Advocate- RSS OPINION Feed http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:12:28 EST 1800 Parents reach 68-year milestone http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50393886/Parents-reach-68-year-milestone My parents, Lee and Bea Moody, will be observing their 68th wedding anniversary on Friday.They met at the Darke County Fair and that relationship blossomed into what I would call one of the... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:15:07 EST What time is it? http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50413300/What-time-is-it We can always tell when the first snow is coming. We don't know the day or the hour, but as the temperature slowly descends, the leaves fall from the trees, the sun rises later and sets sooner, the afternoon breeze is no longer a comfort from... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:44:05 EST Follow that dream http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50430237/Follow-that-dream Wow! The past days have been so hot and humid for most of us. On these hot and steamy days … the treat of choice for many of us is ICE CREAM!! Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:46:08 EST It’s all connected http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50436606/Its-all-connected When I first heard of the Annie Moses Band, I was excited by the Darke County connection. Well, actually, no real connection exists, but, as most Darke countians are aware, Annie Oakley's real name was Phoebe Ann Moses (or Mosey, or Mozee... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:30:14 EST School days and yesterdays http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50446929/School-days-and-yesterdays Some people believe summer is over when school starts back up, but those words are coming from those who are heading back to school. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:17:06 EST On and About Broadway - September http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50430257/On-and-About-Broadway---September Sept. 1 - Labor Day, the last holiday of the summer. Enjoy the day! Be safe.The Greenville High School (GHS) class of 1953 will not meet this month for their monthly luncheon. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:52:06 EST Gloria serves up tasty carrots http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50435297/Gloria-serves-up-tasty-carrots How swiftly the summer days are passing! School is already starting this week. We enjoy living next door to our little parochial school. This year there will be 22 scholars and 2 teachers. Our 2 1/2-year-old daughter Julia loves to go outside and... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:22:08 EST School is in session; fall is just around corner http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50413128/School-is-in-session;-fall-is-just-around-corner Summer seemed to go more quickly this year, even quicker than most, for some reason. Maybe it seemed that way because the temperature was cooler than usual this year. It almost seems like we didn't have a summer and now Labor Day is upon... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:56:10 EST Lower natural gas prices benefit local governments http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/50435369/Lower-natural-gas-prices-benefit-local-governments The services provided by local governments are very important to our communities and that is why we have spent considerable time in the legislature to reduce their costs of operations and provide them new ways to save tax dollars. In particular, the... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:45:09 EST Fair of 1971 revisited http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50397817/Fair-of-1971-revisited Several years ago we got an aquarium for Christmas. Then a few months later we got another aquarium. Then a few years later we got rid of both of them. I enjoyed having those aquariums, but I enjoyed not having them even more. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:27:08 EST Run, Spot, run http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50397762/Run-Spot-run The fair was over and school close on its heels. A new notebook, a couple of No. 2, yellow pencils, a new pad of lined paper. New, long, white sticks of chalk sat in the tray at the blackboards.We were ready for school, and school was ready for... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:23:20 EST Keeping our children safe http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/50415106/Keeping-our-children-safe The back to school rush is now in full-swing in my home as I'm sure it is in yours as well. It never ceases to surprise me at how quickly this season comes and with how much must be done. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:14:11 EST Good roads?-Of course! Pay for them?-Not! http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/50415162/Good-roads-Of-course-Pay-for-them-Not It is an absolute certainty that working in a public service related to infrastructure is at best challenging, and at worst totally frustrating. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:14:10 EST August is slipping away http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50401829/August-is-slipping-away Time to recover from the fair food and watch August slip away. Another fair has gone into the record books. The new cattle barn is certainly a nice facility. The weather was decent and there were lots of smiles. Nice to see familiar faces in the... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:51:07 EST Life’s three great questions http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50355515/Lifes-three-great-questions There are three questions that every human being, at one time or another, will think about. Some people will give them nothing more than a passing thought during their lifetime while others will think about them constantly. I think most... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:34:09 EST Rejoice in the Lord http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50355165/Rejoice-in-the-Lord In the New Testament book of Acts, chapter 16, we read of a time when Paul and Silas were in prison. They have just cast an evil spirit out of a girl who made quite a bit of money for her owners as a fortune-teller, and her owners were pretty... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:19:11 EST What is your gift? http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50354943/What-is-your-gift The question of personal or spiritual gifts or talents is often confusing. Folks often want to understand more about the gifts they might have and how to use them. Perhaps more important to some is the question of “what will be expected of me if... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:09:05 EST Flower Show at the Great Darke County Fair http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50392862/Flower-Show-at-the-Great-Darke-County-Fair The first flower show at the Great Darke County fair was outstanding! Fair Board Superintendent Dave Niley greeted the judges before the first show and thanked them for coming. They traveled from throughout the state of Ohio, north, south, and east... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 11:46:09 EST Arcanum Farmer’s Market still going strong http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50392852/Arcanum-Farmers-Market-still-going-strong Arcanum Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings at Veteran's Park will continue through yet this weekend. The vendors have had excellent items to choose from and I'm sure you'll want to get some garden goodies and other homemade... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 11:45:04 EST Annual festival comes to an end http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50290306/Annual-festival-comes-to-an-end Hope everybody had a good time at the Great Darke County Fair. I did for the most part, especially when people came up to talk to me and introduce themselves to me if I didn't already know them. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:01:22 EST