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Commentary: MIKE MASTERSON: Meaningful change

posted: 12/06/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The headline topping a small story in the back of a recent paper surely was intriguing enough to attract lots of readers. "Arkansas man steals six beers, tries to give back four."

Many questions, no answers

posted: 12/04/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

It's taken months for the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (cough) to finally announce to the public that the suspicious large plume and suspected fracture cited beneath the corner of a massive hog waste lagoon at C&H Hog Farms apparently contains nothing overly foul.

Bullies' parents will pay

posted: 12/03/2016 2:33 a.m. Discuss

I don't know a reasonable person across our state who condones children bullying others for whatever reason.

Commentary: MIKE MASTERSON: Keeping it together

posted: 11/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 6

What we've made of our country during my generation gives me grave concern.

A player's arrest

posted: 11/27/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

I'm trying very hard this morning to resist comparing Centerton's Police Department with the fictitious town of Mayberry, N.C., and its bumbling yet lovable cartoonish Deputy Barney Fife.

Postscript to Trump

posted: 11/26/2016 3:08 a.m. Comments 7

My open letter to President-Elect Donald J. Trump the other day offered congratulations for his victory along with hopes for him and his administration.

Commentary: MIKE MASTERSON: The nature of gratitude

posted: 11/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Editor's note: The original version of this column was published Nov. 23, 2008, yet its message remains as valid today as it was then.

Death sentence for evil

posted: 11/20/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

If evil walks among us, ever alert for the slightest door to a soul left ajar, Mauricio Torres is the best example I can imagine.

After Hacksaw Ridge

posted: 11/19/2016 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Refillable popcorn securely in lap, we settled into those cushy rocking-chair seats at Branson's IMAX theater to absorb the true life war film I've anticipated for weeks.

Commentary: MIKE MASTERSON: Three grandmas persevere

posted: 11/15/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

More than 100 showed up at the Don Nelms fine art gallery in Jasper last week to raise funds in support of our Buffalo National River. Some came from families who've lived five generations in the Buffalo watershed.






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