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Rostad on Religion: Loneys' book tells story of life at religious retreat
When Bob and Christy Loney got a job caretaking the Shrine of St. Theresa by the Lynn Canal near Juneau, Christie saw the opportunity as a gift from God. Soon after they settled in, she saw material for a book. Loney, who authored Journey to Holiness, recounted the Loneys’ eight-year caretaking e...
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Tapestry: Kodiak seiner makes long migration for Calif. squid
Longtime Kodiak fisherman Phil Fogle could be the poster boy for his trade. To him, fishing is more than a job; it’s an adventure. Fogle has been fishing since he was in elementary school. He bought his first boat when he was 18. “I always wanted to be a fisherman,” Fogle beamed. “I still love it...
Jul 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Tapestry: 12-year-old heads to DC for conference
Twelve-year-old Izetria (Izzy) Grace-Lind didn’t see herself as a leader, but her teacher begged to differ. The teacher, Balika Haakanson, nominated Izzy as a candidate for the Junior National Youth Leadership Conference, to be held in Washington, D.C., July 21-26. Haakanson cited Izzy’s scholast...
Jun 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Tapestry: Young fisherman pays homage to a great father
Children and spouses are told to show their appreciation for Dad by doing something nice for him on Father’s Day. Buy him a book, take him to dinner, give that gadget that will put a smile on his face, let him have the day off. And, no matter how macho he is, give him a hug. On our island there a...
Jun 15, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Tapestry: Doctors come and go, but nurse Aida Llave is still here
Hospital patients can get pretty impatient at times. The food isn’t to their liking. The television’s not set right. The nurses don’t respond quickly enough. Yes, it’s the nurses who often get the brunt of the complaints and praises. But they realize that dealing with disgruntled patients is part...
Jun 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rostad on Religion: Son of first St. Herman's Seminary graduate attends school
Cyril Williams bears the distinction of being the only Tlingit Indian attending St. Herman’s Seminary. He is not the first. The late Father Michael Williams, the seminary’s first graduate, was Tlingit as well. He also was Cyril’s father. Cyril admits he’s not sure why he’s there. Because of his m...
May 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Tapestry: Recalling Kodiak's original library namesake
Buildings are named after people for a purpose. The A. Holmes Johnson Library obviously has something to do with Mr. Johnson, who was not a librarian, but a doctor. Plans are under way to build a new city library this spring. It will be near the old barn on Borough Hill. A site celebration will t...
May 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rostad on Religion: Kodiak Island Outreach employs ‘servant evangelism’
Under the umbrella of Kodiak Island Outreach, churches of Kodiak Island are working together to bring the love of Christ to neighbors far and wide through servant evangelism. Serving in Jesus’ name sometimes opens the door to sharing the Gospel, said Gary Elmore, pastor of Frontier Baptist Church...
May 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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