Mike Masterson

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Enforcing eggcellence

The crackdown

Subscriber onlyThe stranger wore a deadpan expression as he strolled into Harrison's popular Townhouse Cafe a while back. It became clear, as he glanced at diners enjoying their breakfasts, that he had something specific on his mind. It wasn't grits or pancakes. Continue reading...

Masterson online: Where’s our SRT?

Subscriber onlyI’ve been waiting for a couple of years now for some enterprising Arkansas physician who believes in simple and painless technology over painful and often radical surgery to hear my plea on behalf of Arkansans beset by non-melanoma skin cancers. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Our Razorbacks

Woe, pig sooie

Subscriber onlyThe Bret Bielema record after almost five years and 61 games at Arkansas: 29 wins and 32 losses, last place SEC West. And now we learn a Razorback quarterback has been arrested on a DUI charge. Oy vey! Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Elvis lives

Whole lotta shakin'

Subscriber onlyTo many at the Halloween party in Harrison, the tall, slender young man with dark hair, brown eyes and a wide, handsome face was another busy helper among others arranging decorations for maximum "boo effect." Continue reading...

MASTERSON ONLINE: Not hog-wild on the river

Subscriber onlyOwners of C&H Hog Farms with the Brazilian meat processor JBS are hoping our state’s Department of Environmental Quality (wheeze) will approve their request for yet another factory permit. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Why we’re free

Subscriber onlyBetween living in a household commanded by an World War II/Korea-hardened Army lieutenant colonel until I was 19 and my 1960s stint in the Coast Guard, the die for my lifelong respect for our military was cast early on. Continue reading...

Science and creation

Our universe

Subscriber onlyI've read that scientists supposedly are baffled over how our known universe can possibly exist. The deeper explanation of their confusion is a bit tedious. It boils down to the vastness of what we know of the expanding universe being filled with both matter and antimatter, which oppose and cancel out as they interact. Continue reading...

MASTERSON ONLINE: Where is truth?

This is quite an untenable predicament we’ve allowed ourselves to be steadily dragged into over the past three decades. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Odds and ends

In right direction

Subscriber onlyLeave it to the Walton Foundation to step up with a contribution toward helping resolve the controversial plan for what to do with the failed Bella Vista Lake dam. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Months of delay

Hog factory permit

Subscriber onlyCall me cynical, skeptical, realistic or an unapologetic voice for the welfare and preservation of the only Buffalo National River we have. Continue reading...

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