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Kodiak Tapestry: Junior Cross: Always a fisherman at heart
Junior Cross has fished just about every kind there is. As a young man he trolled salmon up and down the coast from Neah Bay, Washington, to San Francisco. He fished Dungeness crab. He dragged for shrimp, purse-seined salmon and herring. He pioneered a Korean joint venture. Junior was the only no...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: David and Lola Davis return to Kodiak command after nine-year departure
Cheerful, enthusiastic, ready to go to work. That’s the attitude expressed by Salvation Army majors Dave and Lola Davis as they begin serving the people of Kodiak for a second term. Nine years ago the husband and wife team left the island to work in Lower 48 ministries. When David first came to K...
Jul 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Tapestry: Madsen travels bumpy road to deaconate
That kid had no business being at the prayer service in the chapel at Monk’s Lagoon on Spruce Island. He was clearly inappropriate, fidgeting with sticks and stones, talking while the overflow on the chapel deck strained to hear what was going on inside. “That kid is always getting into trouble,”...
Jul 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Stefan Quinth is unofficial goodwill ambassador
Much like the hundreds of films that bear his Camera Q logo, Swedish documentary film maker Stefan Quinth’s friendships with Kodiak Islanders come about with no organized agenda; no contrived script; no calculated outcome. Big film projects and long-lasting friendships are often the offshoot of o...
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Nymeyers packing up after 17-year ministry
The Rev. Mark and Susan Nymeyer came to Kodiak 17 years ago with six kids in tow; the youngest snuggling in her daddy’s arms as they posed for a family picture. In late July the couple will leave the island, their 13th grandchild on the way. Five of their kids are married. “Things have changed in...
Jun 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Cracker Jack rings started 50-year marriage
In this unstable era of frequent divorces, casual hook-ups and mass confusion over the roles of husband and wife, 50 years of marriage is an achievement. When they exchanged wedding vows on June 11, 1966, in a small Baptist church in Ballard, Washington, Vern and Betty Wood knew that they were be...
Jun 10, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Mission to serve: Visitor helps houses, hearts
Knowing that he helped needy people in Kodiak put a brighter smile on Xaviar McFall’s radiant face. “I love being able to help out the community,” said McFall, a summer volunteer for the Alaska Mission and Retreat program. A team of 25, led by Alaska Mission and Retreat founder Brenda Crim, came ...
Jun 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Music a fitting gift to celebrate 97th birthday
Margaret Hall is not interested in getting extravagant, expensive gifts for her 97th birthday next month. The gifts she treasures are priceless: a long, fulfilled life, friendship and music. She loves music. Some of Margaret’s favorite tunes will be performed at a celebration in her honor at 4 p....
May 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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