Daily Advocate- RSS OPINION Feed http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION Sat, 30 May 2015 12:20:02 EST 1800 Duncan visit brings class together http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/153657491/Duncan-visit-brings-class-together Sixteen members of our class showed up when Albert Duncan visited from Colorado last weekend.We gathered at the Ansonia American Legion with a few of Albert's relatives as well as with... Sat, 30 May 2015 04:11:23 EST DCCA News http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/153748741/DCCA-News Darke County Center for the Arts is deeply rooted in the community it serves. Formed by local activists who wanted to promote not only the arts but also the culture which binds together the citizens and the neighborhoods of Darke County and... Fri, 29 May 2015 13:56:22 EST Versailles News http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/153766372/Versailles-News Have you ever engaged in a conversation discussing politics or an issue within the community? There is always an exchange of opinions, reflection of personal experiences, a variety of perspectives, and usually more than one plausible but untested... Fri, 29 May 2015 01:36:21 EST On and ‘Bout Broadway – June http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/153758969/On-and-Bout-Broadway--June June 1- The Greenville High School (GHS) will meet at 11 a.m. at the M and M Diner in the Palace on Fifth Street.June 2 – The GHS Class of 1949 will meet at the Fairlawn at 11:30 a.m. for their monthly lunch. Thu, 28 May 2015 20:01:24 EST Union City News http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/153726259/Union-City-News As the summer approaches and school is out, many opportunities to have fun are being scheduled with the June schedule is very full. First Friday will be held at the Art Depot, June 5 from 5:15 – 7 .m. This is a good time to network and see what... Thu, 28 May 2015 03:26:22 EST Along the Garden Path http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/153678154/Along-the-Garden-Path Graduation time – caps, gowns, and parties! Now one of our junior garden club members is preparing for what comes next in her life. Wed, 27 May 2015 06:11:21 EST Neff Road http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/153700812/Neff-Road Perhaps we don't measure our lives so much in years as we do in numbers, in events. We measure it in generations, in inventions, in medical advances, etc. I can count the years of since my birth, but there is so much more to measure in the... Wed, 27 May 2015 01:26:22 EST Back Around the House II http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/153700578/Back-Around-the-House-II In previous years the annual porch scrubbing was my job. Not one of my favorites, but still my job, alone.This was probably because I have a tendency to over-spray, whether with a hose or a spray paint can. Wed, 27 May 2015 01:11:22 EST New Madison News http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/153700722/New-Madison-News The New Madison United Methodist Church will sponsor its third annual 5K race on June 6. In conjunction with the Darke County Wellness Challenge, the race will benefit local mission needs. Hoping to attract the many Darke County racing participants,... Tue, 26 May 2015 01:21:21 EST Honoring the greatest sacrifice http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/153658781/Honoring-the-greatest-sacrifice Last year at this time, I offered a prayer at a joint session of the Ohio Senate and House of Representatives honoring Ohioans who lost their lives while serving our country. I prayed that we would have no reason to meet again in 2015—that there... Mon, 25 May 2015 00:16:21 EST Arcanum News http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/153647151/Arcanum-News Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer bringing up visions of picnics, barbeques and lazy summer days. The original meaning of the holiday has much the opposite meaning with controversy about the why we celebrate Memorial or Declaration... Thu, 28 May 2015 09:41:22 EST Sweet and sassy http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/153536919/Sweet-and-sassy Son Jamie had the opportunity to go to another Cincinnati Reds game this year. The Ansonia and Greenville American Legion posts made the trip via two buses last Sunday.Unlike last year, the... Sat, 23 May 2015 01:41:21 EST Versailles News http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/153641653/Versailles-News Listening to a recent conversation someone was voicing their frustration regarding another individual not being able to see the whole picture. This comment got me wondering if any of us are really capable of seeing the “whole... Fri, 22 May 2015 03:41:21 EST A salute to military families http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/153617155/A-salute-to-military-families Each May, we take time as a country to celebrate our veterans, lifting them up for all the sacrifices they have made for the freedoms we have. And doing so is the good and right thing. We wouldn't be the country we are without them. Fri, 22 May 2015 02:36:22 EST DCCA News http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/153615364/DCCA-News By introducing the wonder of theatre to young children and their families, Darke County Center for the Arts Family Theatre Series has forever embodied the “Roots and Wings” theme of the just-completed season. With roots in the ancient... Fri, 22 May 2015 01:36:21 EST The Amish Cook http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/153610168/The-Amish-Cook “Grandpa's are coming!” “Grandpa's are coming!” Thu, 21 May 2015 10:26:21 EST Reverse is always backwards http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/153609255/Reverse-is-always-backwards For the last five or six years, network television viewers have been enticed to investigate a financial instrument called a “reverse mortgage.” As Fred Thompson strolls along a busy street or garden path, he tells of a great new option for... Thu, 21 May 2015 09:56:21 EST Dredging in Lake Erie is a growing topic of conversation http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/153609186/Dredging-in-Lake-Erie-is-a-growing-topic-of-conversation Of the five great lakes, Lake Erie is the shallowest. As a result, a large portion of the dredging that happens in the Great Lakes takes place in Lake Erie, our great lake in Ohio. Water quality in Lake Erie has been a major topic throughout this... Thu, 21 May 2015 09:51:22 EST Union City News http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/153615111/Union-City-News Union City has for years held a city wide garage and sidewalk sale. If you are a repurposing kind of person, this may just be the thing for you. Children's clothes, toddler and infant clothes, furniture, household items, collectibles, recreation... Thu, 21 May 2015 01:26:24 EST St. Mary’s news http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/153536475/St.-Marys-news Once again we have come to the end of another school year. As I type this letter, we have 11 school days left. Over the past nine months I have written about holidays, retreats, field trips, Christmas around the World and the Spring Spectacular, and... Wed, 20 May 2015 22:01:21 EST