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How to Behave in a Cave: David

BY AL EARLEY Columnist I love to take my scout troop on caving expeditions.  The journeys underground with only a helmet, helmet light, and small ... Read more

3 hours ago by Advocate-Messenger.

Dear Abby: Wife devastated to learn of husband’s prior conquests

DEAR ABBY: I met my husband on the job when we were one year out of school. We are both 36. We dated for three ... Read more

19 hours ago by Advocate-Messenger.

Hints from Heloise: Trust your instincts

Dear Heloise: A man approached me at the park and wanted to take a picture of my dog. I thought that was weird, and I ... Read more

20 hours ago by Advocate-Messenger.

To Your Good Health: Find the right med and dosage to treat protein S deficiency

DEAR DR. ROACH: My father was diagnosed with protein S deficiency, but there isn’t much information on it. I’m unable to find a doctor who ... Read more

21 hours ago by Advocate-Messenger.

Cooper’s collection

Al Cooper, grand marshal of this year’s Great American Brass Band Festival parade, shows off his collection of pins, featuring one from every year of ... Read more

1 day ago by Jeff Moreland.

Pet of the week: Sadie

BY KARI KAH DBCHS Our featured pet of the week is Sadie, a gorgeous 8-month-old spaniel mix with a zest for life! The first thing ... Read more

1 day ago by Advocate-Messenger.

GABBF marches past rain and the pandemic

The 31st Annual Great American Brass Band Festival returned to Danville this past Saturday. Even though it was a “scaled-down” version of its former glory ... Read more

2 days ago by Robin Hart.

Dear Abby: Friend prefers telling tall tales over the truth

DEAR ABBY: Twenty years ago, I reconnected with a childhood friend. When we were in high school together, she used to love telling stories, not ... Read more

3 days ago by Advocate-Messenger.

Brass Band Festival: Remembering Jim Rankin’s dedication, service

This article focusing on longtime Brass Band Festival volunteer Jim Rankin was published in the Advocate-Messenger in 2009. Rankin died Dec. 13, 2020. Advocate-Messenger Archive ... Read more

4 days ago by Advocate-Messenger.

The grass is always greener until you learn it’s full of thistles

It’s that time of year again. High schools all over the area are holding their annual graduations. As I was reading about these graduations and ... Read more

5 days ago by Advocate-Messenger.

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