Daily Advocate- RSS OPINION Feed http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:52:43 EST 1800 Scrap + arts + music = fun http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/152064686/Scrap-+-arts-+-music-=-fun The musicians of Scrap Arts Music are highly skilled, and incredibly enthusiastic about what they do—which is to entertain mightily while creatively fulfilling their aspirations to achieve new artistic heights. Scrap Arts Music is a... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:36:21 EST On and ‘Bout Broadway – March http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/152064638/On-and-Bout-Broadway--March March 1 – The Darke County Center for the Arts (DCCA) Family Theatre presenting “Schoolhouse Rock Line!” at 2 p.m. The award-winning 1970's cartoon series with clever music and lyrics to teach history, math, grammar, science... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:26:21 EST Versatility of coconut oil http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151990096/Versatility-of-coconut-oil Have you noticed the recent outbreak of coconut oil as the latest wonder? It's interesting to note that coconut oil was popular in the United States until the 1970s when the corn and soy oil industries, with the aid of a few biased scientist,... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:11:22 EST Numbers lie http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/152047663/Numbers-lie Sports equates to competition. Sportsmanship is the heart of a game, be it good or bad. I liked sports as a teen and I still do. I am competitive. And I am a fan. I am part of Patriot Nation. I attended the game that was quoted in the opinion article,... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:06:27 EST Church goes hog wild http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/152005671/Church-goes-hog-wild Hello to all! Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:51:22 EST It takes a licking and keeps on ticking http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/151990053/It-takes-a-licking-and-keeps-on-ticking Wristlets were delicate watches for women. Real men carried a pocket watch. Small watches hung on a fine change were created for women. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:01:25 EST Codebreakers, part 1 http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/152006330/Codebreakers-part-1 Fridays can get a little dicey for the Swensen clan this time of year. Krista and I both work outside the home on Fridays; I depart a little after 7 and Krista heads to her office at around 9. Usually this schedule presents no problem as I ensure Abby... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:26:21 EST Looking to spring! http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151981618/Looking-to-spring Spring will surely come, it always does but in the meantime we continue to daily watch the weather reports and local news to dress appropriately, find out when we can and cannot make all our schedules. How many days? According to the Farmer's... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 03:51:21 EST Sometimes you get a pit http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151932416/Sometimes-you-get-a-pit Have you ever been enjoying a nice piece of cherry pie and suddenly come across a cherry pit (seed)? I have, on several occasions in my life. Pits are unexpected and sometimes painful; at the very least they are a nuisance. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 16:16:26 EST Developing that relationship http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151928916/Developing-that-relationship Flip open your Bible to the New Testament book of 1 John and read the words in chapter 5, verse 14 … “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” Sat, 21 Feb 2015 14:41:22 EST The Ukraine http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151940644/The-Ukraine The war drums are beating again through Eastern Europe. The drums are beating so much so, the European Union Times posted a report on Feb. 4 that claims Russia will simultaneously attack Norway and Saudi Arabia sometime in early March (that article... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:31:22 EST Scooter prize in fundraiser http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151826188/Scooter-prize-in-fundraiser Three hundred tickets are being sold in a raffle to benefit Darla Bowman, in memory of husband Ben Bowman, who recently died following complications of a lung transplant. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 01:11:21 EST Schoolhouse Rock rocks on http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151929114/Schoolhouse-Rock-rocks-on If you are of a certain age, you not only fondly remember the Schoolhouse Rock series of animated cartoons, you also still recall the informative words and infectious music that taught math, grammar, history and more to a generation of students Those... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 02:46:21 EST A lesson learned in sports http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/151948506/A-lesson-learned-in-sports A local high school basketball game last weekend ended with a score of 137-47. This is an unbelievable lack of class by the winning coach. There are strategies to prevent lopsided scores. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 02:01:22 EST Subconscious threats http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151943446/Subconscious-threats Matthew Kelly said “Our lives change when our habits change.” I agree with his observation. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 01:11:22 EST Getting children immunized http://dailyadvocate.com/news/letters/151901016/Getting-children-immunized Editor: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:26:21 EST February a busy month http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151866089/February-a-busy-month Last Thursday my first-graders were really excited. We finally got to put up a snowy tag on the weather graph during math meeting time. The snow never seemed to be falling at the time we did the weather graph, which is pretty frustrating for... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:06:21 EST Pets are family http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151893804/Pets-are-family I'm a country girl. I was born in West Union, Ohio, and raised in Hartford City, Indiana, until we moved to Pennsylvania when I was a teenager. Later, I moved to Union City, Indiana, in 2005. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 04:01:22 EST Out of the mouths of 4-year-olds http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151865965/Out-of-the-mouths-of-4-year-olds Have you ever looked at a 4-year-old and wondered what she was thinking? Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:26:21 EST What we’ve done http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151879797/What-weve-done I've always had mixed feelings about Valentine's Day. As a kid I welcomed the party at school and got a small kick out of decorating an old shoe box to serve as the depository for the cards my classmates would slip me. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 13:41:23 EST