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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 | 48 48 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 | 45 45 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 | 46 46 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 | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: St. Herman’s Seminary graduates five
“Alaska really is different than any other state in the union, because somehow, some way we all get interconnected,” noted Bishop David Mahaffey of the Orthodox Church in America Alaska Diocese, in his opening remarks at the St. Herman’s Seminary graduation ceremony in the Afognak Native Corp. bu...
May 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Flinders finds niche as skipper of tender
From Fish and Game biologist to fisherman and tender operator, Val Flinders has experienced the gamut of the Alaska fisheries. Currently Flinders is gearing up for tender stints in Bristol Bay and Southeast. Flinders came to Kodiak in 1973 as a biologist with the International Pacific Halibut Com...
May 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Churches see Visitor from another time
What would it look like if an original Christian from 2,000 years ago suddenly walked into our church today?” asks the pastor at the beginning of a sermon that will soon take an unexpected turn. Within moments, a starkly dressed man enters the church. He is obviously from another era. At first he...
May 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Mothers Day also day for grandmothers
Mothers Day should also be designated as Grandmothers Day. After all, they’re the women who brought the mothers into the world, and when their daughters had families, they once again took on the role of nurturer, teacher, disciplinarian, cook, care giver, storyteller, babysitter. In some cases, g...
Apr 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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