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Wed. January 1, 2014VOL. 50 NO. 20 50 cents Index 2 Sections, 16 Pages Local Weather Viewpoints 2A Around Madison4-5A Lee Spotlight 6A New Year Greetings 7A Classieds/ Legals8A Path of Faith Section B Man And Woman KilledBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. An elderly Madison man and woman were killed when their 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix ran off the road and caught re. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Dorothy Morrison was headed south on County Road 53 when she lost control of the Pontiac. As a result, she ran off the roadway onto the west shoulder, causing the car to collide with several trees, catching re. The car came to a nal rest, facing south on the west shoulder of County Road 53. Both Dorothy Morrison and her passenger, Marcus Morrison, were burnt up in the blaze. The car had apparently been involved in a couple more hit and run accidents before law ofcers found it crashed and in ames. The Madison County Sheriff's Ofce, Madison County EMS, the Lee Volunteer Fire Department and Madison Fire & Rescue assisted Florida Highway Patrol. FHP Trooper D. Bogask was the investigating ofcer. Four Injured As Car FlipsBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Four people were injured in a trafc crash on Martin Luther King Drive, just north of Georgetown, early Christmas morning. According to a Madison Police Department report, Ofcer Joey Smith was dispatched to the crash at approximately 1:42 a.m. When he arrived, he noticed one female passenger being helped away from the vehicle by onlookers and another female climbing from the driver side window. As he approached to assist, Smith realized that one female was injured and that she was not the driver. The Driver was still pinned with his foot on the accelerator. While trying to get the female passenger out of the driver's side window, the 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo caught re. As the female passenger was pulled out and away from the vehicle, Madison Fire & Rescue arrived and put out the re. MFR began to extract the trapped driver. Madison County EMS transported Travis Roshad Humphrey and Reshayla Jackson to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Brianca Swilley and Shayon Straughter, the back seat passengers, were transported to Madison County Memorial Hospital in personal vehicles. According to Smith's account, the Monte Carlo appears to have lost control while traveling southbound at a high rate of speed and traveled across the northbound lane and into the ditch on the east side of MLK South. At this time, the car hit a culvert on the driver's side front corner and ipped end over end, landing on the passenger side, rolling into the ditch and landing upright, facing northbound into the ditch to the east of MLK South. Two Injured In Double RolloverBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Two people were injured as a double rollover occurred on Interstate 10 at the 246 eastbound mile marker on Thursday, Dec. 26, at approximately 10:40 a.m. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Howard Lee Akins, 74, of Ft. Lauderdale, was traveling eastbound in the right travel lane, driving a 2005 Ford F150. At the same time, Tolliny J. Rankins, 45, of Santa Rosa, was traveling eastbound in the left travel lane, driving a 2013 Kia Soul. Akins failed to maintain his lane, causing the pickup to collide with Rankins' Kia's passenger side. Both vehicles then rotated clockwise approximately 90 degrees and traveled off the roadway to the south, overturning an unknown amount of times in the ditch. Akins' pickup came to a nal rest, facing west on its roof in the ditch. Rankins' Kia came to a nal rest, upright facing west in the ditch. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, December 26, 2013Two people were injured as the result of this double rollover on Thursday, Dec. 26. See Two Injured On Page 3AMan Drowns After Being Pinned Under UTVBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Aman was killed when he was trapped beneath a 2013 Polaris Ranger XP ultra terrain vehicle (UTV) on Friday evening, Dec. 27. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the UTV with the driver, Walter G. Porter, 66, of Ft. McCoy, and two other riders, was traveling north on private property, located on SW County Road 14. It overturned into a small canal lled with water, trapping one of the riders, Clyde G. Tuggle, 68, of Tampa, underneath it, submerged in the water. Tuggle was pronounced dead on the scene by Madison County EMS. FHP was assisted by the Madison County Sheriff's Ofce and Madison County EMS. FHP Trooper J.D. Smith was the investigating ofcer. Florida Minimum Wage RisesBy Amber HoustonGreene Publishing, Inc.When the ball drops on New Year's Eve, Florida minimum wage will rise. Up 14 cents from last year, the new minimum wage will be $7.93 an hour. Even tipped jobs, such as waitressing, will benet. Tipped jobs' wages will rise to $4.91 an hour. This raise in wages is the effect of a 2004 decision, which both raised the minimum wage and "indexed" itthat is, set it to rise with ination to keep up with the cost of living. Most sources are divided on the effect this will have on state and local economies. Some do not believe that this increase will be enough and that minimum wage is not a living wage. A current bill, the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013 is under congressional consideration and would raise the Federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hourone that a worker could live on without the need for government assistance. Proponents of this bill also believe that paying workers better should boost the economy. The Economic Policy Institute estimates that economic growth will be boosted by $62.7 million in Florida, thanks to the raise in minimum wage. Others believe that small businesses will feel the effects of this regulation and that they will either have to cut staff or cut staff hours to meet the new minimum requirements. These changes, it is believed, will hurt the economy instead of helping it. So while minimum wage workers rejoice, business owners fret and only time will tell the actual effect this will have on the local economy. Weigh in! Write a letter to the editor or a stinger to weigh in on this important statewide news. Relish Inside!Photo by Russell WilliamsWhat remains in the woods is the 1995 Grand Am, driven by Dorothy Morrison. The “re departments put out the ”ames after the victims were involved in two hit and run accidents moments earlier in Madison and at the I-10 interchange. Photo by Russell WilliamsSheriffs deputies, Madison County EMS and Florida Highway Patrol watch the Lee Volunteer Fire Department put water on the car in the background as it ”ames up.


Irecently saw a video clip on the news of a couple of commercial airliners attempting to land somewhere in England while experiencing severe crosswinds. It’s pretty freaky to look at – the pilot crabbing into the wind trying to touch down as much as 30 degrees off the runway heading without running off the runway. Fortunately, no one crashed but landing in high crosswinds is a scary proposition. The history of aviation is barely a hundred years old. For the rst quarter of that century, the aircraft were light and slow, landing on grass strips – literally farm pastures. A quick look at a wind sock and they would turn to land into the wind, a slower speed and without any crosswind. As aircraft grew larger and faster, airports were built and concrete runways laid out in the direction of the prevailing wind. For example, most runways are laid out running from east to west since prevailing winds are from the west. At Spangdahlem in western Germany, the single 10 thousand foot runway is oriented 2305, roughly from southwest to northeast. Well over 90 percent of the time, aircraft land on runway 23 into the prevailing wind. It was a strange affair on those rare occasions when the wind turned sufciently to reverse the direction of landing. Many of you routinely y into and out of Hartseld in Atlanta. All of those runways are parallel and laid out from east to west. Same thing for LAX. Rarely does the wind come directly down the runway axis. During preight planning, it is a relatively easy geometry problem to take the predicted wind and break it down into headwind and crosswind components. The headwind is helpful to predict takeoff and landing speed. The crosswind component is very useful in deciding whether or not it is safe to land. As I recall, the maximum crosswinds we ew in were 25 knots which rarely occurred. The problem isn’t with takeoff; rather, it is a matter of landing safely. Hint – when your pilot says it isn’t safe to y, don’t argue. I don’t envy Navy pilots landing on a carrier at sea, but they do have one distinct advantage – no crosswinds. Being able to turn your aireld into the wind is a distinct advantage. The carrier always turns into the wind for all takeoffs and landings. A carrier cruising at 25 knots into a 15 knot wind reduces the speed required for takeoff and landing by 40 knots. And because there isn’t any crosswind, they always land wings level … at least in theory. A tricky maneuver for a pilot landing with a crosswind is after touchdown. The aircraft is crabbing into the wind during the landing phase. As soon as the wheels touch down, the pilot has to yaw the nose of the aircraft away from the wind to align it with the runway before braking. It’s a tricky maneuver and requires quite a bit of skill. The B-52 is so difcult to horsearound that the landing gear actually crabs with the aircraft so that upon landing, even though the nose might be pointed off the runway, the landing gear is properly aligned. If the pilot does not crab the aircraft into the crosswind and rather, aligns it with the runway, the wind will blow the aircraft wide of the runway. Landing in the dirt might have been okay for Orville Wright, but we are way beyond those days. The next time you are on a commercial ight and the aircraft is moving laterally and bouncing during nal approach, you can bet the pilot is ghting a crosswind. One last thought about aviation safety: pilots are fond of saying that aviation is inherently safe but terribly unforgiving. As the year comes to an end, we at the Cherry Lake American Legion want to wish everyone a merry Christmas and happy New Year. The Ladies Auxiliary from our Post just sponsored seven families and 21 children for Christmas. If you are thinking about a community service organization and think you might like to be part of a Veterans service group, this might be the place for you. The Sons of the Legion will be selling roast pork dinners, and we will have live music performed by the Down the Middle band. The evening is sure to be an exciting one. For more information please call Dwight Barber at (850) 929-4908 or the Post at (850) 929-2953.Dwight BarberAnother year has come and gone. Time ies so fast. It’s time to take down the Christmas tree and bring in the New Year with a fresh new start. With the ending of another year of our lives, we must not look back at the past, but look forward to a new beginning with 2014. “Bring the past only if you are going to build from it.” ~Domnico Cieri Estrada “What you need to know about the past is that no matter what has happened, it has all worked together to bring you to this very moment. And this is the moment you can choose to make everything new. Right now.” ~Author Unknown. This is also the time of the year that many people make “New Year Resolutions.” However, statistics show that after six months, fewer than half of the people who make New Year’s Resolutions are still upholding them. After one year, that percentage drops to about 10 percent. I gave up New Year’s Resolutions many years ago…I didn’t need statistics to realize that I, personally, didn’t keep them either, in a timely matter. I’ve learned, however, that the secret to New Year’s Resolutions is not to make a promise once a year and try so hard to make it work. The true secret is to slowly make life changing habits that become a part of your life. It doesn’t matter what the “Resolution” is -stop smoking, clean the house, lose weight, exercise more, tithe, or save money -the end result is so much better if you just slowly make life changing adjustments to make it work. Making a promise on Jan. 1 might lead to letdown in a few months. Once the let-down has occurred, the mentality of trying again is broken. Slowly making changes in our lifestyles makes for a longer lasting effect. Instead of making a “New Year’s Resolution” make a “Lifestyle resolution.” “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein I wish all of you a happy and prosperous New Year. Furthermore, always remember to cherish your loved ones; for one day/year they might not be here to show your love to! Until then...see you around the Wednesday, January 1, 2014 2A € Madison County CarrierVIEWPOINTS& OPINIONS National SecurityJoe Boyles Guest Columnist Crosswind Emerald's Gem Box Happy New Year!Emerald Greene Publisher January 16, 2014 5pm … 7pmPearlman Cancer Center* Registration required. *To register, visit or call 229.333.1074Women who have had a Pap Smear within the past three years are not eligible.FREE Cervical Cancer Screening vic Cer cal Cancer Sc FREE eening cr anuary 16, J visit www er r, egist o r *T To e not elig ears ar y e Smear within the past thr omen who ha W Wo d e uir q e n r io t ra t s i eg R *n e C r r e c an C l ar e P5pm … 7pmanuary 16, an m 14 20 ents or call 229.333.1 g/ev .sgmc.or ww w. le ib e not elig ee Smear within the past thr ap e had a P v a av r e t n5pm … 7pm 4 07 74 ents or call 229.333.1eening BAILEY MONUMENT CO 740252 Letter To The Editor American Legion Post 224 Wishes Everyone A Happy New Year 973-4141(Fax) 973-4121P.O. 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By Amber HoustonGreene Publishing, Inc.At roughly the same time that minimum wage is set to rise by 14 cents, the price of a postage stamp will rise by three. On Jan. 26, the cost of a postage stamp will be 49 cents. This decision, however, lacks the permanence that the indexed minimum wage rise has: in fact, this rate hike will only be in effect for two years. The increase is a response to the Postal Services financial struggles, which came from the economic downturn from 2008-2011 called the Great Recession. The Postal Regulatory Commission, which governs the Postal Service, turned down a request for a permanent rate increase, conceding that the Postal Service needed help compensating for the Great Recession. However, the Commission found that the Postal Service alone is responsible for compensating for its loss of customers through private delivery services and electronic mail. The Commission wrote that the economic downturn “does not eliminate the Postal Service’s obligation to respond to revenue losses by reducing costs or improving efficiency.” There is disappointment all around, however commonsense the solution may seem. Newspapers, magazines, and other high-volume postal service customers petitioned strongly against the increase. President of the Association of Magazine Media, Mary Berner, wrote this in an email to the Chicago Tribune: “It will drive more customers away from using the Postal Service and will have ripple effects through our economy hurting consumers, forcing layoffs, and impacting businesses.” Other highvolume mailers included national banks, large power companies, and more. For its part, the Postal Service is displeased that the increase is not permanent. Greene Publishing, Inc. encourages letters to the editor and stingers. Write us and weigh in. Wednesday, January 1, 2014Madison County Carrier € 3AWorld NewsBy Rose Klein Vending Machine Bras Available In Japan In Osaka, Japan, the Une Nana Cool Corporation has made it possible for brassieres to be purchased through a vending machine. The machine was installed in the Tennoji Mio Plaza building as a test to see how women would react to buying a bra from a machine and to create attention to their new easy-t wireless bras. An ofcial spokesman for the corporation said a lot of women have examined the machine but so far only seven bras have been purchased. “It must be something that takes time to get used to, but I would like women to see how it feels to buy a bra from a vending machine,” the ofcial said. Woman Attacks Husband For Not Bringing Beer Home In South Carolina, police were called to the home of Helen Ann Williams, early Christmas morning, for a domestic disturbance. Police found Williams’ 41-year-old husband covered in blood, with facial lacerations and a “large deep” cut across his chest. The man told police he had returned home without any beer, causing his wife to become enraged. She then allegedly hit him over the head and stabbed him with a ceramic squirrel from their home. Mrs. Williams refuted her husband by saying he had cut himself by falling and that the blood she had on her hand and clothes “had been there.” She was taken to the Charleston County Detention Center and her husband was taken to a hospital for treatment. Gypsy Steals Money From Priest In Padua, Italy, a woman was reported to hypnotize a priest in order to steal money. During the Christmas holiday, a 35-year-old woman, described as a gypsy, was said to enter the cloister area of the Padua’s Giustina abbey, an area forbidden to women. The woman allegedly then hypnotized the 71-year-old priest and made off with about $2,700. After the priest came out of the hypnotic trance, he alerted police of the theft. Restaurant Offers New Year’s Day Dinner For $10,000 In New York, a recently opened steakhouse in the city is offering a New Year’s Eve dinner for two that will cost $10,000. The Empire Steak House’s ve-course menu starts with two pounds of Osetra caviar and salad with poached pears, goat cheese and Macadamia nuts. The meal also includes lemon sorbet, Kobe steak and South African lobster tail with black trufe. The dinner nishes with a three-layer chocolate torte that is served with cognac pudding and a 2010 bottle of Chateau Late Rothschild. Jack Sinanaj, owner of the restaurant, said, “The economy is improving, people come ready to spend the money.” AROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Established 1964 A weekly newspaper [USPS 324 800] designed for the express reading pleasure of the people of its circulation area, be they past, present or future residents. Published weekly by Greene Publishing Inc. 1695 South SR 53, Madison, FL 32340. Periodicals postage PAID at the Post Of“ce in Madison, FL 32340. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to MADISON COUNTY CARRIER, P.O. Drawer 772, Madison, FL 32341-0772. This newspaper reserves the right to reject any advertisement, news matter, or subscriptions that, in the opinion of the management, will not be for the best interest of the county and/or the owners of this newspaper, and to investigate any advertisement submitted.All photos given to Greene Publishing Inc. for publication in this newspaper must be picked up no later than 6 months from the date they are dropped off. Greene Publishing, Inc. will not be responsible for photos beyond said deadline. P.O. Drawer 772 Madison, FL 32341 (850) 973-4141 Fax: (850) 973-4121 2013E-mail Information:News news@greenepublishing.comAdvertisement ads@greenepublishing.comClassifieds / Legals classifieds@greenepublishing.comWeb Site: PublisherEmerald GreeneSenior Staff WriterJacob BembryStaff WritersLynette Norris, Rose KleinGraphic DesignersTori SelfAdvertising Sales RepresentativesJeanette Dunn, Shanna SwopeBookkeeping Brooke KinsleyClassified and Legal AdsCheltsie KinsleyDeadline for classi“eds is Monday at 3 p.m.Deadline for legal advertisements is Monday at 5 p.m. There will be a $7 charge for affidavits.Circulation DepartmentSheree MillerSubscription Rates:In-County $35 Out-of-County $45 E-Edition $25 ($5 add on to existing subscription) (State & local taxes included) wens Propane, IncService With A SmileŽ Serving North FloridaMADISON, JEFFERSON, SUWANNEE& HAMILTONCOUNTIES SIMPLY EVERYDAY FAIR PRICING We Are Here To Earn Your Business&K ee p Your Business€FREE TANK SETS € HEATER SERVICE € € NEW HEATERS € TANKLESS WATER HEATERS €€ GAS LOGS € PRICE COMPARISONS € Madison Office137 SW Shelby Avenue  Madison, Florida 32340(850) 253-3761 $3.19 PER GALLON  NO DELIVERY FEES   NO SEASONAL PRICES  NO GIMMICKS  (Ask For Becky) CORRECTIONIn the Friday, Dec. 20 edition of the Madison Enterprise-Recorder page 6, Frances Norris was incorrectly identied as Franee Morris in a photo of the Greenville County Christmas Bake-Off Winners. We regret the error. Marian Akins, 71, of Ft. Lauderdale, a passenger in the pickup, and Rankins both suffered minor injuries. Marian Akins was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Rankins was taken to Madison County Memorial Hospital. As a result of the initial crash, a second crash occurred, involving three vehicles. There was only minor damage to the vehicles and no one was injured. FHP Trooper W. Young was the investigating ofcer. Two Injured Cont. From Page 1A Postal Rates Set to Rise


Patsy Lee Kelley England, age 65, passed away at home on Monday, December 23, 2013. Patsy was born on January 1, 1948 in Madison, the daughter of the late Albert Kelley and Gladys “Pet” Devane Kelley. She graduated from Madison High School in 1965 and North Florida Junior College two years later. She lived in the Orlando area for a number of years before returning to Madison. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church, Madison. She loved to travel, loved Jimmy Buffett, was a “Parrot Head” and an avid Florida Gator fan. Her parents; her husband, John A. England; a daughter, Michelle England; and her sister, Sharron Kelley Edwards, preceded her in death. She is survived by her sister, Gail Kelley Meserve, of Winter Park; a brother, Tony Kelley, and wife, Paige, of Madison; a special nephew and caregiver, Jason Edwards of Madison; nieces, Karol Smith and Heather Bennett; nephews, Daniel Meserve, Josh Kelley and Tyler Kelley; and a number of great nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Jan 4, 2014 at 11 a.m., at Hopewell Baptist Church, Madison. Wednesday, January 1, 2014 4A € Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Obituary January 11 Community Day at Wally Davis’ home, located at 5757 NE Rocky Ford Road, north of Madison. The festivities will begin at 9 a.m. and will be enjoyed throughout the entire day. All activities and lunch, consisting of grilled chicken and ribs and all the sides, will be at no charge. There are events for all ages. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy gospel singing, horse rides with Ricky Lane Horse Ministries, train rides for the kids, horse and buggy rides, and shooting activities after lunch with skeet, archery, B.B. and .22 still targets. All ammo and guns will be provided. A shuttle will be provided from the parking area to the events. Free vegetables and canned goods will be available to be taken home at no charge, compliments of Farm Share in Quincy. Community Calendar Robert Lee Hankins, Sr.Robert Lee Hankins, Sr., born April 25, 1949 in Madison was the seventh child of 14 born to the late Dennis and Alberta (Broadus) Hankins. He served 15 years in the U.S. Marine Corps with three tours in Vietnam. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Robert was married 35 years to Marilee (Eivers) Hankins. In 1999, he was baptized at St. Charles Parish. He is survived by his wife and three sons: Robert Lee, Jr., Austin Edward and Larry Gregory Hankins, as well as his stepson, Paul William Waring. His grandsons, Quinn and Rowan Waring, survive him. He is also survived by brothers, Johnny, Willie and Frederick Hankins and sisters, Martha, Alberta, Dorothy, Gloria Jean, Thelma, Wanda and Marlene; and many nieces and nephews on both sides of the family remember him fondly. Robert will be greatly missed b his faith community at St. Charles Parish and the northeast Portland community. He never met anyone who remained a stranger; everyone was a friend. He was interred at Willamette National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Vincent de Paul Society are encouraged. April 25, 1949-November 15, 2013 Patsy England


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, December 12, 2013Debbie Bass leads her fellow club members in Deck the HallsŽ and Joy to the WorldŽ before their December meeting begins. This was the Womans Clubs “nal meeting for 2013, and it was time to celebrate, winding up a busy calendar year full of community service and charitable projects that included the annual school supply drives for children of low-income families, year-round mentoring and tutoring activities, as well as gifts and personal supplies for the Hacienda Girls Ranch, just to name a few. The Christmas season brought multiple projects of its own, from gathering Christmas toys for needy children to helping decorate Four Freedoms Park downtown. After Christmas, the club will have their annual Arts and Crafts Show during their January meeting, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Public-spirited individuals who like to participate in community service and charitable projects while having fun with groups of friends might be interested in what Womans Club membership has to offer. For more information about joining, ask any member or contact club president Ethel Barefoot. Wednesday, January 1, 2014Madison County Carrier € 5AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Womans Club December Meeting Begins With Carols

PAGE 6 Wednesday, January 1, 2014 6A € Madison County CarrierLEESPOTLIGHT Photo submitted by Misti ArchambaultAmi Stone sits on Santa Claus lap. Santa said she bore a strange resemblance to Mrs. Claus. Photo submitted by Misti ArchambaultJabarious Thornton, Jr. sits on Santas lap, telling him what he wants for Christmas. Photo submitted by Misti ArchambaultMerridy Archambault sits on Santas lap, while big sister Faith Archambault holds Jabarious Thornton, Jr. Photo submitted by Misti ArchambaultMembers of the community enjoy the food prepared by the Lee Volunteer Fire Department. Photo submitted by Misti ArchambaultThe elves at the Lee Volunteer Fire Department were hard at work, preparing the Christmas party for the community. By Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Before Santa gathered up Donner, Dancer, Blitzin and the other reindeer (including Rudolph) for his trip around the world to deliver Christmas presents, he showed up in the little town of Lee a few days early. Santa made his grand entrance on a re truck and brought Christmas presents to the good boys and girls of the community on Saturday evening, Dec. 21. The Lee VFD also held a Christmas party for the community. While children sat on Santa's lap, telling him their heart's desires for Christmas, Terry Putnal (who had been a bad boy quite often this year) sat on his lap and tried to plead his case for Christmas presents. Everyone enjoyed the Christmas party and looks forward to Santa's visit next year. Lee VFD Welcomes Santa To Town For Christmas Party

PAGE 7 Wednesday, January 1, 2014Madison County Carrier € 7ANEWYEARGREETINGS Wishing the Residents of Madison a Safe and Happy New Year! As we gear up for another busy holiday season, wed like to take a moment to thank all of our loyal customers. Its friends like you who make what we do worthwhile. ank you and best wishes for a prosperous New Year!Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. 850-973-2285Owned By Those We Serve Champagne And Black-Eyed PeasBy Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc. Swill the champagne and kiss your sweetie at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve and then whip up that big bowl of black eyed peas for dinner on New Year’s Day, and you’ve got a good running start on a couple of the most popular New Year’s superstitions for this part of the country. The things people do on this day are believed to either set the pattern for the rest of the year, or attract good luck and ward off bad. The loud noise at midnight on New Year’s Eve has its roots in scaring away evil spirits for the coming year. Opening all the doors and windows in the house at midnight lets the old year leave and the new year come in. Some other New Year’s superstitions include: Stocking up: The cupboards must not be bare, lest they continue that way the rest of the year. Paying off bills: The new year must not begin with the household in debt. Breakage: Don’t break anything on New Year’s Day or you’ll be breaking things all year. New clothes: Wear something new Jan. 1 to insure that you’ll get new clothes throughout the year. Meals: Enjoy those black-eyed peas, collard greens and ham hocks, and get ready for a rockin’ 2014.


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NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SILAS GLEE, deceased, whose date of death was October 29, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Madison County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 125 SW Range Avenue, Madison, Florida 32340. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must “le their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must “le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. 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