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He?s looking over a record 111,060 four-leaf clovers

Ed Martin Sr. Cooper Landing resident Ed Martin Sr. is not one to shrink from a challenge, even when it comes to clovers. So when someone told him he should try for the world record in 1999, he really got serious. ?How lucky can a guy get...
Reader appreciates values shared in letter

I appreciate the common sense values shared by Mr. (Ed) Martin in his letter to the editor (Clarion, Feb. 27), ?Something to think about.? While Mr. Martin did not direct his comments...
Cleaning House and Senate

...only the women's touch can direct and put them on a good track. What is necessary? We all are so lucky to have her to clean House and Senate, if necessary. Bet you know who she is? We are so fortunate. Ed Martin Sr. Cooper Landing
Something to think about

...s not the size or the distance of their challenges but the belief in themselves, the truth and their attitude that made them winners. By that example, we can all learn how to win. That is the truth. Ed Martin Sr. Cooper Landing
Borough reviews term-limit ballot issue signatures

...very supportive of term limits. It was not uncommon for people to come looking for us wanting to sign the petitions." Ed Martin, of Cooper Landing, also a petition sponsor, noted that term limits had been law after 1992 and 1993, but subsequent...
Most voters choose Republican ballot in hotly contested races

...all three incumbent Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, Demo-crat Deb Germano, and Alaska Independence Party candidate Ed Martin Jr. to the November ballot, where they will all face Independent Mike Heimbuch of Homer. The turnout was small, only...
Borough streams ordinance breaches constitutional rights

Sovereign Power: the Rule of Man vs. the Rule of Law -- that seems to be our nemesis. In times past, King John of England faced that nemesis and relented, signing the Magna Carta. The first Rule of Law that gave freedom to the common man granting those "Inherent Rights" (exercising inherent and divine choice) which are what maintains a balance. Have we forgotten, as civilized people, our past struggles to maintain balance? We question this power balance again. From the top down, those in power try to exert their will. But where does this power really flow from?
Open meeting violations need closer scrutiny

Since the recent passing of my father, the quotes he often made have more meaning to me. This one makes great sense now "Is that a reason or an excuse for what you did?" One is the truth and the other is well ... an excuse. I question our current KPB Assembly. An old adage states ignorance of the law is no excuse, but should the KPB Assembly get off with "we didn't know?" Since the first of the year 2013, we the people, have witnessed 5 Assembly members breaking the Open Meetings Act Law. Yes, that's the majority of our local governing body.
Seniors have advice for Class of 2012

...central Kenai Peninsula residents who have some words of wisdom for them. "You always leave a memory no matter what," Ed Martin, 80, said. "Now the question is what type of memory do you want to leave? Do you want to leave a good memory or a...


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