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Ballard From page 1 ward for the'center is being able to retrieve medical records electroni- cally. "The new technology is going to continue to evolve and be fun- damental to the hospital going for- ward," Ballard said. As for future work, Ballard said he has no plans, but might take on projects from time to time if they appeal to him. Ballard and his wife, Garla Kay, whom he met in 10th grade, moved to Avalon when he took the position with the medical center in January of 2007. "My wife and I moved from the mainland and have been living here in Avalon the entire time," he said. "It's the greatest community to get involved in. It's a little over- whelming initially to figure out all of the activities to take advaritage of and all the Island has to offer." The Ballards have been famil- BIRTHDAYS JULY 13 Violet Cassano Joe Hernandez JULY 14 Rex Marshall Jason Kordyak Tracia Langowski Nehtia Barrios Carlos Romo Mateo Perez JULY 15 Carmen Flores lan Morison JULY 16 Colleen Machado Andrea Dougherty JULY 17 Sergio Peguero Ruth Martinez JULY 18 Jessica Romo Kyle Palmer Becky Davidson Jay Torres Malaya Barrios JULY 19 Jim Rail Endeya Opah Briana Morones ANNIVERSARIES JULY 15 Brian & Diane'Boultinghouse From page 3 The movie "Ebb Tide" was be- ing filmed on the Island. Sherwood Mertz, Theatre or- ganist, conducted the third annual Community Sings. After performing at the St. Catherine Hotel, the Frank Sorti- no's Orchestra left. St. Aidas's Episcopal Church, Whitney Chapel, Community Church. Starlight Drive, Santa Catalina Island Company tour. Swan Apartments. Mrs. L. C. Brewer, hillside. W. D. Burnham, 330 Whittley. Jack Dowdle, Jr., new was the president of Catalina Swimming Club. George Isaacs was the new 15res- ident of Rotary. Dr. Frederich John Perske, Cata- lina Hospital. Dr. Stratherine, Catalina Hos- pital. iar faces at many social and civic events since they came to the Is- land. They plan to stay in Avalon for at least the next few months. "We still haven't decided where our next home base will be," he said. "We will probably have two bases, one in the Delta area up north and also one in Southern California. We will also have time now to travel and visit the kids and see our grandchildren and have time to volunteer and do some other activities." Ballard said he and Garla Kay enjoy music together and he likes to ride his motorcycle on the main- land. He is also an avid photogra- pher and plans to spend more time in that activity, which has helped him create a record and "a lifetime of memories." "We will come back to the Island from time to time," he said. "Once you've lived here, it becomes a part of you. We have made a lot of friends and we want to keep those relationships alive. The Island has been fantasti to us." To that end, Ballard recently sent out the e-mail blast below to all his Island friends: "You may have heard I'm continuing the celebration of life through retirement--it's true as of now. It has been an incred- ible journey and I've been deeply blessed to have you be ctn impor- tant part of making it so/ I did not want the moment to slip away without you knowing that I've appreciated what it is you've done to help as a friend, a colleague, a business associate (and sometimes all of these and more). With your assistance, we've made a difference with the patients in the communities I've been le'd to serve. Thank you for your comp'anionship and help. "As ever changing as life can Photo be, I didn't want us to lose the (3el te Tow lql l Cluun at DIWSlDLT thread of our electronic connect- ~~!~ edness and so, I am providing my home e-mail address (bballarl@ should there be the opportunity for us to talk again. ,, ' Thank you one and all~ Garla Kay and Bryan Ballard pose for a photo on Wednesday outside the Catalina Islander Newspaper office. Bryan has retired as the chief executive officer for theCatalina Island Medical Center. Call Kelly McCain will be available for hair services every other week on Tues. and Weds. (starting July 17th). for an appointment: 310.510.O15G 205 Crescent Ave, Suite #120A (Located in the Metropole Marketplace) by Dennis Kaiser Since 1929 CALL TODAY AND LET DEWEY PEST. CONTROL TAKE CARE OF YOUR PEST CONTROL NEEDS! Before you go back to the mainland... take a little Catalina with you. Tn6 Subscribe Today. (ltt FlhlI/ l ]SI HI D( B THE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, July 13, 201215