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I Page 2 POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 6, 2015 I [ bv Prof. Edmund Turiello A weekly column Mghlighting some IIIlllll I by David Trumbull I of the more interesting aspects of our IIIIIIII ancestry.., our lineage.., our roots. Illlllll Massachusetts Republican Assembly Announces Officers for 2015-2016 DEMETER AND CERES Demeter The Greek goddess of agriculture was named Demeter. Her position in the pantheon of deities was equal to that of Poseidon, Hades and Hestia. Her brief union with Zeus produced a beautiful daughter named Persephone. One day Hades came upon the fair Perse- phone as she was picking her daughter Persephone was allowed to spend the major part of each year with mother Demeter. When this was accomplished, Demeter gratefully left the gift of agriculture and a fruitful harvest to mankind. When this was accomplished she retired to the abode of the gods on Mt. Olympus. Ceres was the Roman counterpart to Demeter. Her worship started in Rome about 496 B.C. during a serious drought. The love for this Roman goddess was so greatly influenced by Demeter's veneration that a Greek temple was designed and built by Greek artists for a spot on the Aventine Hill in Rome. When completed, services in the temple were dedicated to Ceres, and performed in the Greek language by Italian women of Greek extraction. The temple was placed under flowers and for him it the protection, of plebian was love at first sight, The guards who controlled the maiden was abductedby corn market and resided that god who attempted to near: the, structure. An -carry her to his underworld` aJanuZi::festlva| celebrated kingdom. The rivers refusedthe reunion,of:Ceres wlth to let him pass through to Prosperirm {mother Demeter the lower world, but the earth opened yielding to his demand. Mother Demeter roamed over the earth for nine years, seeking information about the disappearance of her daughter. Finally, during the tenth year, Demeter learned the truth from the Sun, who of course was all seeing. Her sorrow now turned to anger, and because of her position as the goddess of agricul- ture, she caused the earth to become barren, so that all mortals were threatened with destruction. The fruits of the earth were not per- mitted to flourish again until and daughter Persephone}. Women who participated in the festival fasted for nine days, and then offered the LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 708-5800 Docket No. MI15P0159EA Estate of ROSE MARIE SORTINO Also Known As ROSE M. SORTINO Date of Death October 15, 2014 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Charles J. Sortino of Ayer, MA a Will has been admitted to informal probate. Chades J. Sortino of Ayer, MA has been informally appointed as the Personal Repre- sentative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- bate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 2/6/15 Ceres first fruits of the harvest to Ceres. During this service, they wore pure white gar- ments and a crown of ripe ears of corn. The worship of Ceres in rural areas usually required the .sacrifice of a sow prior to the harvest season, along with a dedica- tion of the first cuttings of corn. The next time you eat corn flakes, try to figure out how the name "cereal" originated. Regarding the abduction of Persephone,! must remind our readers who are also art lovers, about the beautiful Bernlni statues that are now standing in the Borghese Galle j of Rome, and specifi- cally the one entitled "The Rape of Prosperine" (the Roman name for Perse- phone) which shows Pluto (Hades) in the act of abduct- ing the goddess. We should also be reminded that the sculptor, Lorenzo Bernini, was the 14~ architect to be employed during the 200- year construction period of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. He is credited with the design of the entrance plaza, an exterior fountain, the %aldacchino" (canopy) over the High Altar and the black marble twisted col- umns that support that 700 ton canopy. The Rape of Proserpina, Bernini, 1622, Galleria Borghese, Rome. NEXT WEEK: Apollo LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI14D4067DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING FERNANDO S. LIMA VS. PRISClLA M. SILVA To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage. The Complaint is on file at the Court. An Automatic Restraining Order has been entered in this matter preventing you from taking any action which would negatively impact the current financial status of either party. SEE Supplemental Probate Court Rule 41 I. You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon Fernando S. Uma, 16 James Street, Apt. 5, Malden, MA 02148 your answer, if any, on or before March 9, 2015. If you fail to do so, the court will proceed to the hearing and adjudication of this action. You are also required to file a copy of your answer, if any, in the office of the Register of this Court. WITNESS, HON. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., First Justice of this Court. Date: February 4, 2015 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 2/6/15 Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (017) 768-5800 Docket No. MI15P0257EA Estate of SILVIE LEE POWE Date of Death October 9, 2005 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Shawn P. Montgomery of Mobile, AL. Shawn R Montgomery of Mobile, AL has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bend. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- bate Cede without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 2/6/15 Surge in Conservative Massachusetts Candidates Leads to Growth in Republican Assembly; Mary Lou Daxland Elected President at Spirited Convention The Massachusetts Republican Assembly ("The Assem- bly"), the "Republican wing of the Republican Party," has announced the results f~r its biennial elections held at their statewide convention on January 10, 2015. Mary Lou Daxland was elected as president of the growing conservative political organization which recently played a key grass-roots role in the initiative petition process to repeal the automatic gas tax increase law, helping to collect tens of thousands of signatures. "I'm truly honored to be able to work with so many dedi- cated, common-sense activists, from Tea Party members to Second Amendment activists to so many other conser- vative groups in this state, many of whom were represented at our biennial election convention," the newly elected president said, "The Assembly cuts a wide swath through- out the state, bringing together conservatives to hold the Republican party accountable, and to ensure that Massa- chusetts taxpayers and families have a voice, a strong, unwavering voice, that will never, never back down to the aggressive government-fueled extremists," Ms. Daxland added. The new president will be aided by an elected board consisting of long-serving outgoing president David Kopacz, Vice President Mark Bergeron, Secretary Rob Aufiero, Trea- surer Keith Davis, National Committee Woman Marie Bergeron, National Committee Man Brian Kennedy, and Directors at Large Lee Ann Kay. Lonnie Brennan. Bill McCarthy, IRon Beatty arid Alex Veras. " AbouHhe Assembly The late Pre ide PJ nald Reagan called the Republican AssemblteS. "Thel Conscience of .the Republican Party. The Assembly stands for Life, Family, Liberty, Property, Personal Responsibrility and Upward Mobility for everyone who wishes to take advantage of many ,Opportunities our Free Market system offers, They believe in limited govern- ment and local governance in accord with the Constitution and champion the first principles espoused in the Nation's founding documents. All the glory that was Rome ..... 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