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Recent Stories by Mike Masterson

How do flocks know?

posted: 10/23/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Editor's note: The original version of this column was published Nov. 26, 2011.

Where'd the beach go?

posted: 10/22/2016 2:11 a.m. Discuss

You'd think a full-growed man living in the era of GPS and smartphones wouldn't have a problem finding the beach at Orange Beach, Ala.

Deception versus truth

posted: 10/18/2016 3:03 a.m. Comment 1

There stood Billy Edwards before the bright lights, unlit cigar quivering between his fingers, clad in a white linen suit on stage at Harrison's historic Lyric Theater.

Fence fiasco

posted: 10/16/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

It's difficult to believe no lesser a bureaucracy than the National Park Service chose years ago to engage in what's become a needless and sustained conflict with little Newton County over the location of a Civil War-era graveyard along the Buffalo National River at Pruitt.

What is tolerance?

posted: 10/15/2016 3:11 a.m. Comments 13

I'm concerned that my tolerance level of late has become a bit more intolerant in this era of radical extremism and officially sanctioned divisiveness.

Commentary: MIKE MASTERSON: TWA 800 mystery

posted: 10/11/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

Among our nation's most persistent and controversial mysteries is how and why TWA Flight 800, a Boeing 747 bound for Rome with 230 souls aboard, fell from the sky in flaming pieces over New York's East Moriches Inlet on July 17, 1996, about 8:30 p.m. It had departed John F. Kennedy International Airport just 12 minutes earlier.

A 'moooot' point

posted: 10/09/2016 1:47 a.m. Comments 3

My efforts are always to inform and/or amuse readers. File this in the latter category as I struggle to offer a few eye-rolling thoughts about PETA's proposed monument to dead cows in Baxter County.

Cracked in Walnut Ridge

posted: 10/08/2016 2:46 a.m. Discuss

Three women who toiled for a combined century together at First National Bank of Lawrence County in Walnut Ridge could have taught the legendary bank robber Willie Sutton a thing or two when it came to the easiest and most lucrative way to rob one.

Commentary: MIKE MASTERSON: Another committee

posted: 10/04/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

It would be wrong not to commend Gov. Asa Hutchinson for his new plan whereby five state agencies comprising the "Beautiful Buffalo River Action Committee" will create a watershed management plan to help Arkansas secure funding for conservation projects within the environmentally fragile Buffalo National River watershed.

The latest invasion

posted: 10/02/2016 1:45 a.m. Comments 2

I was pleased to see moderator Lester Holt get to the heart of serious national issues during last week's televised presidential debate. There apparently are few things more pressing on the national psyche today than the president's birth certificate and calling a former beauty queen rude names.




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