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Religion: Indian pastor visits Kodiak
In the past, Christian ambassadors from Europe and the United States evangelized the people of India. Today, Indian missionaries and evangelists are returning the favor by bringing the Gospel to an increasingly secular West. One of the Indian emissaries, Arun Michael Lall, recently spoke at Kodiak churches. Lall said that while people in Alaska generally seem to be hungry for God, many in the Lower 48 communities ...
Aug 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Betty (Betz) Lukin was ready for her earthly farewell, but her loved ones weren’t
“I’m ready!” goes a line of an old Gospel tune. Betty (Betz) Lukin loved that song and sang it with certainty. She really was ready to leave this world, just as joyously as she had lived in it. This spring Betz made that final journey, leaving behind friends and family who wished that she could have stayed longer. Betz, who was being treated for a heart condition, died unexpectedly while undergoing surgery in Anch...
Aug 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Burnetts fondly recall Uganda trip
Rafting the Nile River was the perfect father-and-son field trip for John and Caleb Burnett. They had been volunteering in Jinja, Uganda, where John’s brother-in-law heads the Global Theological Seminary and now they were enjoying the challenges of paddling the longest river in the world. But the adventure delivered more than it promised. Swirling rapids in The Bad Place threw the rafters and their guide into the ...
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Laktonen’s Compass Rose will inspire library patrons
Kodiak-born artist Jerry Laktonen got a lot of help installing his work, Compass Rose, on the wall of the new Kodiak public library. Laktonen, who now lives in Granite Falls, Wash., drew from his seafaring experience as well as that of his Alutiiq ancestors in creating his own interpretation of the traditional compass figure that appears on maps and nautical charts. The art piece consists of three-dimensional obje...
Aug 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Religion: New Berean pastor is ‘people’ person
Kodiak’s “heat wave” was a refreshing relief for Paul Winegeart. Winegeart, his wife Melanie and their four children moved from sweltering110-degree weather in Texas to the island early this summer where Paul will serve Berean Baptist Church as senior pastor. “It’s absolutely gorgeous here,” said Winegeart. “I love the outdoors." He looks forward to learning the seasons, fishing, hunting and driving his Jeep in ou...
Aug 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 parents, the late Bob and Helen Hall. Hornor couldn’t be in Kodiak for the event because of a recent cardiac procedure. Her t...
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 or Chancellor, a title given to a top administrator in the Orthodox Church in America. He wears his cross, so that when ...
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 community to the 50th anniversary of their business at an open house Saturday at Ardinger’s Fine Furnishings, 1710 Mill B...
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, left Kodiak for Kenai, an area that is known for its breathtaking scenery, they will miss the beauty of Kodiak Island. Ar...
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 director of the Alutiiq Museum, has led the way to make it one of the finest museums in the country. Haakanson is leaving...
Jun 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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