Daily Advocate- RSS OPINION Feed http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION Wed, 27 May 2015 03:33:51 EST 1800 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... Sun, 24 May 2015 04:01:21 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 Neff Road http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/153577110/Neff-Road Up at five in the morning. I wrapped my hair on big rollers then placed the cap of my portable hairdryer over them. Wed, 20 May 2015 01:51:21 EST Back around the house http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/153556419/Back-around-the-house It was time for Bill to attack his first real summertime project—painting the front porch. Wed, 20 May 2015 01:26:22 EST Virtue and mischief http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/153564755/Virtue-and-mischief It could happen anywhere and at any time—at the dinner table over a meal, on the driveway while we're shooting hoops, on a car ride to who-knows-where, in the boys' room during our bedtime routine. The amigos let me know, with as... Tue, 19 May 2015 14:26:25 EST New Madison news http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/153536298/New-Madison-news School is winding down and it is a sure bet that students have two dates on the refrigerator, on the bedroom wall or just in their hearts! Graduation for seniors is approaching. The ceremony will be held May 30 at 6 p.m. However for all underclassmen,... Tue, 19 May 2015 02:51:21 EST (No heading) http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/153536017/ The Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society will begin their summer hours on June 6 through Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. The society is located at 123 W. George St. in Arcanum. Mon, 18 May 2015 02:36:21 EST Sweet and sassy http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/153409436/Sweet-and-sassy Monday will mark the 25th year of the passing of Ansonia Police Chief and Fire Department Capt. Kris Brown.Brown, who was born Oct. 30, 1955, died May 18, 1990, while working for the village... Sat, 16 May 2015 04:11:21 EST