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Page 20 THE QUODDY TIDES 26 January, 2018 PARTICIPATING in the Walt Disney World 5K recently were Sherry Sivret, Katherine Sivret, Elizabeth Rollins and Mia Rollins. MAGIC MILES Sherry Sivret, along with daughters Katherine Sivret and Elizabeth Rollins and granddaughter Mia Rollins, recently par- ticipated in the Walt Disney World 5K. The race was a fairy tale come true for the family, who dressed as Disney princesses despite the 27-degree weather. The race took them through a course featuring Dis- ney characters, music and lights. Two oth- Residential & Commercial Services Dumpsters 2 yard - 10 yard Rolloffs 20 yard. Call Shane at 726-9581 ohiobrookdisposal.corn by Helen Brooks Tel. 454-7409 er of Sivret's grandchildren ran in the one- mile fun run and were greeted by Mickey Mouse at the finish line. The family de- scribed the experience as "pure magic." NOMINATION PAPERS Nomination papers for town offices are now available. They must be returned by February 6 at 5 p.m. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH The Sewall Memorial Congregational Church will not being having any after- noon services until Palm Sunday, March 25, due to treacherous road conditions. Anyone interested in having the light shine in the beautiful window in honor or memory of a loved one may contact the church at P.O. Box 76, Robbinston, ME 04671. Persistence pays off Sometimes the path to the future people desire is not a straight one, but instead it becomes filled with unexpected opportu- nities and challenges. This was the case for Joe Moses, who would spend seven years acquiring his associate's degree at Washington County Community College (WCCC) - an experience that Moses now credits as being integral to his advance- ment to president of the Down East Credit Union and his ongoing pursuit of a doc- toral degree. Moses grew up in Calais and began his employment career at Clark's Variety Store, working for Eleanor Clark while also working toward his high school di- ploma. "She was like a mother to me, she was just fantastic," Moses says. "But how much can you grow in a little variety store?" He made the decision to move on in 1993, finding a position working for Rick Crowe of the Princeton Food Group. Within a few years he was promoted to store manager of the Woodland Food Mart, a position he would hold for 10 years. Even though he was already working as a store manager, Moses knew he had a lot to learn. "I always wanted to go to college," he recalls. He enrolled at WCCC in the business program in 2000 at the age of 27. His path would not be a direct one, as he struggled to balance the demands of work and family life. He took classes part time, gradually working through the curriculum. The same year he began his studies at WCCC, Moses was invited to participate on the board of Down East Credit Union, then called St. Croix Federal Credit Union. Moses performed the role for four years. Within a year of resigning from the board in 2004, Moses met with the credit union's CEO David Tozier, who offered him the position of executive vice president. The new position was somewhat daunt- ing to Moses, who had yet to complete his for DECU president associate's degree. "Finance wasn't my background," he says. "When I became the director of the credit union, I felt I was way out of my league." The expectations of being an executive vice president increased Moses' desire to obtain his de- gree, even as he continued to find difficulty in fulfilling the re- quirements. "I've always had a hard time learning due to the study and time required," Moses says. He recalls a JOEMOSES pivotal moment when he met with Joe Cassidy - then a teacher in the early childhood development program at WCCC. "He gave me a pep talk," Moses says. "He wasn't my teacher, but I re- member that pep talk well." In 2007, Moses completed his goal of completing a college program. Not only had he completed it, but he had done so with honors. Elbow-deep in his role of executive leadership for a major local company, Moses soon resolved to contin- ue his education. He enrolled in the busi- ness program at the University of Maine at Machias in 2009, finishing it in three years with high honors. In 2011 he took on the position of chief financial officer at the credit union, and he committed to en- rolling in a master's program the follow- ing year. He completed his degree from American Public University in 2015 and enrolled in a doctorate program at Cali- fomia Southern University a year later. In 2017 he was named president of the Down East Credit Union. GREENLAW GATHERING TheGreenlawF lyAssociationgath Six park fellowships offered to teachers ering will be held on September 14 and 15 at the arena in St. Andrews. Volunteers The National Park Service (NPS) is re- cation. They will also create a lesson plan are needed to make it possible. Contact cruiting six Acadia Teacher Fellows to related to Acadia's or St. Croix Island's Dale Greenlaw of Oak Bay, Sharon spend the summer learning about Acadia resources to take back to their classrooms Greenlaw of Grand Manan or Helen National Park's diverse natural and cul- and share with other educators. Acadia Brooks of Robbinston. tural resources and ways to protect them. Teacher Fellows will receive weekly sti- AROUND AND ABOUT Teachers will be selected to work on pends, teaching materials and shared park Sympathy is extended to the family of Mount Desert Island and at Schoodic housing as available. Additional benefits Rebecca Cookson, who passed away on Point. In addition, the NPS w'dl select one include a free class field trip to Acadia or Friday, January 12. teacher to work at St. Croix Island Inter- a national park site near their school. Full- Sympathy is also extended to the fami- national Historic Site in Calais. time, K-12 public classroom school teach- ly of Joan Kelly, who passed away on For six weeks during the summer, ers are invited to apply online by March 1 Tuesday, January 9. She spent her youth teacher fellows will engage in a variety of at . For more information on the program, call 207-288-1312. For St. Croix Island International Historic Site in Calais, call 207-454-3871. Calais 454-2576 Machias 255-3328 Hardware. Lumber Home Decor Cherryfield 546-7384 Feathered Friend Favorite Wild Bird Food 20# Favorite is an economical, all- purpose mixture that is an ideal choice to attract birds. 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