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9 February, 2018 THE QUODDYTIDES Page 17 by Eileen Clark Tel. 454-8825 BAPTIST CHURCH The missionary of the week in North America is Jessie Lofton, who is the Child Evangelism Fellowship Eastern Maine di- rector. Two totes have been placed at the back of the church in which to place items that can be used to fill shoe boxes for the Sa- maritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child in 2018. One box is being used each month for a specific item or items. The other tote is being used for miscellaneous items. February's special tote items are winter items like hats, gloves, mittens or scarves. Non-perishable food items are being collected in a tote in the foyer at the church each week for the Calais food pan- try. Sunday school is held each Sunday at 9:45 a.m and the morning worship ser- vice starts at 11 a.m. FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT Training was held at the station on Jan- uary 27. The morning session was medi- cal training for everyone in the department. The afternoon session was training for EMTs. Jeff Brown was paid to perform the training. Fire Chief Dana Hatton and Lt. Jeff Or- chard traveled to Vestal, N.Y on January 28 and 29 to buy a 1988 Volvo pumper/ tanker, which will replace the tanker that had to be retired. The truck comes with a 35-foot extension ladder, 16-foot roof lad- der, 3,000-gallon dump tank with hydrau- lic lift, a deck gun and some large four-inch diameter hose. CVF&R AUXILIARY Members will be having a fundraising planning meeting in March. Everyone should be prepared to come with sugges- tions to raise additional funds for the fire and rescue department. Dates will be set for the suppers in July, August and Sep- tember. A yard/food sale will be dis- cussed, as well as a place to hold it so it won't disrupt the fire and rescue station for several days. An election of officers will be held at the meeting. Come pre- pared to pay your 2018 dues. HISTORICAL SOCIETY Eileen Clark has been researching the Archer family in Charlotte for the histori- cal society library, and she is grateful to Gerry Green of Trescott for contacting her about the family. Mrs. Green is a descen- dant of the first family of Archers that settled in Plantation #3. She has gracious- ly sent information to be added to the re- search. Dues are now payable for 2018 and can be sent to Eileen Clark, Treasurer, 9 An- nas Drive, Charlotte, ME 04666. Dues are $10 for a single membership and $15 for a joint membership. Membership includes all newsletters that are published during the year. Membership is on a yearly basis from January 1 to December 31. Eileen Clark and Sandra Sawyer, edi- tors of the Charolotte Historical Society's newsletter, The Loon II, are still interest- ed in hearing from anyone who would be willing to share family stories about hunt- ing, fishing, camping or life in general in Charlotte. Even if you did not live in Char- lotte but had a relative or friend who has told stories about Charlotte, we would love to hear them. CHS would also be interested in adding to the collection of historical items at the museum at the town hall. The next CHS meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 21. Election of of- ricers will be held at this meeting. AROUND AND ABOUT Get-well wishes go out to Felicia Mo- holland, daughter of Janet and Rob Mo- holland, who attends the College of New Rochelle in New York. She will be miss- ing classes for a week due to the flu. She had a flu shot but apparently the shot did not contain the type of flu that she got. She is very ill but is worried about miss- ing classes. Get-well wishes are extended to Bob Moholland, father of Rob Moholland, who had the misfortune to fall on the ice and break his leg and ankle in six places. He has been operated on and has had to have 17 pins and a plate inserted. Lora Ireland, granddaughter of David James, had the misfortune to slip on the ice, falling down eight steps and receiving a very bad concussion. She was unable to attend her college classes for several days. Eileen and Herbie Clark and Janet and Rob Moholland traveled to Carrabassett Valley on Sunday, January 28, to attend the 2018 Special Olympics Winter Games, which were held at Sugarloaf. Coach Mina Bowen traveled with Bobby Moholland, who participated in the games on January 28 to the 30. They all returned home on the evening of JanuaDj 30. They traveled part of the way in a snowstorm and saw many cars and trucks stuck on the hills on Route 9. MACHIAS SAVINGS BANK recently donated $10,000 to Healthy Acadia. Pictured are (left to right) Shoshona Smith, Healthy Acadia development coordinator; Bobbi-Jo Thornton, vice president for business banking at Machias Savings Bank and Healthy Acadia board treasurer; and Vincent Messer, Healthy Acadia board member. (Tracey Carlson photo) Bank donation to aid Healthy Acadia is honored to announce a $10,000 donation from Machias Sav- ings Bank to build and sustain critical community health services across Wash- ington and Hancock counties. The gift will enable Healthy Acadia to strengthen ser- vices in and around eight towns served by Machias Savings Bank branches, includ- ing Baileyville, Bar Harbor, Calais, Co- lumbia, Danforth, Ellsworth, Machias and Princeton. "Our goals align with Machias Savings Bank's community giving priorities around health and wellness as well as some economic priorities," shares Shos- hona Smith, Healthy Acadia's develop- ment coordinator. "We know that community members suppored by a sys- tem of community health resources are less burdened by healthcare costs, which means that they are more able to join and strengthen the workforce and help their communities move up the economic lad- der." According to the American Public Health Association, every dollar spent on prevention saves $5.60 in health spend- ing. Machias Savings Bank's donation will be used primarily for prevention ser- vices, including substance prevention and treatment access, tai chi, cancer patient navigation, youth engagement, early childhood development, diabetes preven- prevention services tion and healthy food access. To learn more about Machias Sayings Bank's work in the community, visit . To learn more about Healthy Acadia, visit . For more information or to volunteer or donate, contact Smith at 667-7171 or . caucus set for February 24 Republican town committees for East Machias, Eastport, Edmunds, Lubec, Ma- chias, Machiasport, Trescott and Whiting will caucus on Saturday, February 24, at 2 p:m. at the Elm Street School in East Ma- chias. The purpose of the caucus is to elect delegates and alternates to the state con- vention, elect members to the Municipal Republican Committee and organize for the upcoming elections. Enrolled Repub- licans in these municipalities are invited to attend this event. The state convention will be held on May 4 and 5 at the Augus- ta Civic Center. Please bring photo ID for verifying vot- er enrollment. Questions may be ad- dressed to Joyce Simpson, Washington County Republican secretary, at 259- 3473. Republicans set to meet February 17 On Saturday, February 17, at 10 a.m. the Washington County Republicans will meet at the Elm Street School in East Ma- chias. Senator Garrett Mason will speak as candidate for governor. A seventh-gen- eration Mainer running a family-owned excavation business, he is serving his sec- ond term as Senate majority leader. Fol- lowing a question-and-answer session, there will be a business meeting. 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