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Tapestry: Bob and Helen Hall left memorable legacy
Annie (Hall) Hornor remembered the smell of fresh morning coffee and the subdued voices of her father and his friends as they talked in the Hall kitchen on Tagura Road many years ago. “They were young men with wonderful dreams,” Hornor wrote in a tribute for a community potluck honoring her paren...
Jul 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: OCA chancellor returns to island
He could have been any grubby-looking fisherman, this man in ragged jeans, faded suede jacket and neoprene boots, emerging from the coffee shop across from the boat harbor. But John Jillions has a title that doesn’t seem to fit his appearance. He’s known as “Father John” by the Orthodox faithful ...
Jul 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Ardingers in business 50 years
When man and wife reach the 50-year mark, the kids invite family and friends to a big party to honor them. When the married couple stays in business that long, it’s a community celebration Ben and Hazel Ardinger, who celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on June 23, 2007, are inviting the c...
Jul 12, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Departing pastors leave the island with heaps of wisdom
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a two-part series about the changing faces at Kodiak’s churches. The first part of this series was published June 21. Read it online at www.kodiakdailymirror.com. ALAN AND LINDA ROSS — They learned to listen. While Interact missionaries, Alan and Linda Ross, l...
Jul 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Sven Haakanson, Jr. goes to Seattle with Island values
Expected to carry on the fishing tradition that was so important in his Alutiiq/Scandinavian heritage, Sven Haakanson Jr., was nicknamed Fisherman. Instead, he became an anthropologist. Today Dr. Sven Haakanson Jr. has made a name for himself. He holds a doctorate from Harvard and, as executive d...
Jun 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: The changing faces at Kodiak’s churches
Nearly half of Kodiak’s pastors have left or are leaving the island this summer for other fields of service. They share a mutual love for Kodiak Island where the people and natural elements have provided material for many a sermon. FATHER JOE CLASSEN — His own mascot bear Father Joe Classen, who ...
Jun 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Norton was processing ‘laureate’ of the fishing industry
The salmon are in and the fishermen are out. When returning salmon are caught by hard-working gillnetters and seiners, cannery crews are hard at work as well. Even though their jobs don’t seem as robust and invigorating as the fish catchers’, the cannery workers nevertheless live an unpredictable...
Jun 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Hardens see ministry as spiritual parenting
When Rony Harden, Sr., pastor of Abba Father Christian Fellowship, is asked where he met his wife, he gives a simple, startling answer. “In prison.” As the inquirer catches his breath, Harden explains that he and Cynthia, who became Mrs. Harden, were officers for the Department of Corrections in ...
Jun 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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