Daily Advocate- RSS Feed http://dailyadvocate.com/ http://dailyadvocate.com/ Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:07:51 EST 1800 Black Friday sales expected to grow http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/150613893/Black-Friday-sales-expected-to-grow GREENVILLE - After the Thanksgiving dishes are cleaned up and put away, shoppers may start gathering outside of stores hoping to snatch up marked-down gift items for the upcoming Christmas season. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:05:05 EST Stores compete for revenue on ‘Gray Thursday’ http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/150612910/Stores-compete-for-revenue-on-Gray-Thursday GREENVILLE - In a recent national trend during the holiday shopping season, many retailers are attempting to one-up the next in an aggressive Thanksgiving Day battle for spending dollars. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:23:09 EST Republican landslide and the Bible http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150595734/Republican-landslide-and-the-Bible If you decided to read this column because of the title expecting a chapter and verse relating to our nation's recent Election Day; you won't find it. What you will find here is what the Bible says about the future, America's role in... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:18:11 EST Thanksgiving — He keeps blessing us http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150576357/Thanksgiving--He-keeps-blessing-us It had been a hard winter in the Appalachian area. The snow had piled up deeper and deeper, the mercury dropped, rivers froze, people suffered. The Red Cross used helicopters to fly in supplies. One crew had been working day after day — long... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:48:10 EST Thanksgiving spelled out http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150594359/Thanksgiving-spelled-out The celebration of Thanksgiving is upon us. Thanksgiving is absolutely one of my favorite days … this special time set aside to give thanks to our God for His marvelous blessings and to relax & enjoy a wonderful meal with family and... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:16:09 EST 5 GWOC, MAC teams advance to state semifinals http://dailyadvocate.com/news/sports/150639296/5-GWOC-MAC-teams-advance-to-state-semifinals COLUMBUS — Three Midwest Athletic Conference teams and two Greater Western Ohio Conference teams reached the state semifinals of the Ohio High School Athletic Association football playoffs with wins on Friday and Saturday. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:58:05 EST Ohio State clinches Big Ten East championship http://dailyadvocate.com/news/sports/150639266/Ohio-State-clinches-Big-Ten-East-championship COLUMBUS — Ohio State distanced itself from the rest of the Big Ten's East Division with a 42-27 win over Indiana on Saturday that clinched the division title and a second straight trip to the Big Ten championship game. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:43:04 EST Bradford expects strong season http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-sports/150628891/Bradford-expects-strong-season BRADFORD — Coming off the most successful Lady Railroader varsity basketball season in school history, sporting a 20-win season and a sectional championship, coach Patrick McKee does not look at the new season as a rebuilding year even though... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:47:07 EST Versailles looks to fill voids http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-sports/150629874/Versailles-looks-to-fill-voids VERSAILLES — Versailles has a lot of spots to fill for the 2014-15 girls basketball season as the Lady Tigers lost nine players to graduation from last season's Division III state runner up squad. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:46:06 EST Appreciating life, all it has to offer http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150533506/Appreciating-life-all-it-has-to-offer We should express our appreciation every day for all the blessings we have received. On the front page today, I went through Facebook to get comments from friends on what they are most thankful for, and I got lots of... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:46:13 EST King, Robison named MVPs http://dailyadvocate.com/news/sports/150604557/King-Robison-named-MVPs DARKE COUNTY — Both of The Daily Advocate's 2014 soccer MVPs had great senior seasons even though they both played through injuries. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:01:04 EST FM builds with young roster http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-sports/150629857/FM-builds-with-young-roster PITSBURG — With nine freshmen on its varsity roster, the Franklin Monroe girls basketball team enters the 2014-15 season with an extremely young roster. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:47:10 EST Boehner: ‘We will not stand idle’ on immigration http://dailyadvocate.com/news/politics/150630271/Boehner:-We-will-not-stand-idle-on-immigration WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Speaker John Boehner declared Friday that President Barack Obama was “damaging the presidency” with his unilateral action on immigration. He said the Republican-run House will not stand by, but gave no hint of what... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:39:06 EST Free Thanksgiving dinner shared http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news/150499902/Free-Thanksgiving-dinner-shared PITSBURG — Family gatherings for Thanksgiving dinners are being planned, but there are some people with no plans. The reasons may vary — some travel to visit family for the day, and others may just not have the means for which to prepare a... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:32:07 EST Bradford gets glimpse of its potential http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-sports/150628597/Bradford-gets-glimpse-of-its-potential BRADFORD — The Bradford Lady Railroaders and the visiting Troy Christian Eagles each won two of the four quarters played, but it was the Railroaders winning the combined four quarters 38-27 Thursday night. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:28:13 EST Winterizing you, your car http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150610261/Winterizing-you-your-car Old man winter gave us a taste of his abilities, which has been a good reality check of what is coming. Listen to winter forecasts and most are saying 2-1 it will be a harsh winter, regardless of who is right we now know it's time to get ready... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:28:08 EST Let the good times roll http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150611530/Let-the-good-times-roll Darke County Center for the Arts' mission to culturally enrich our community through the arts is achieved with each and every Arts In Education program it presents to local students. Many lofty goals are reached through taking artists to the... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:39:03 EST Judge Julie presiding http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/150613128/Judge-Julie-presiding GREENVILLE — Darke County Municipal Court Judge Julie L. Monnin is the county's first female judge. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:25:07 EST The quiet is so loud http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150519842/The-quiet-is-so-loud Have you ever been alone in a house or even a room? Have you ever been alone with no children, or people, with no TV, or radio? The quiet can become so loud that you can actually hear the quiet. You can hear it in the walls and everything around you. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:19:13 EST Lady Patriots have a lot to prove http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-sports/150614703/Lady-Patriots-have-a-lot-to-prove NEW MADISON — Other than injury concerns that have kept some players out of preseason activities, Tri-Village girls basketball coach Brad Gray is happy with the team he has for the 2014-15 season. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:18:08 EST