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Mike Masterson

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Return to the rockers

Subscriber onlyNine years had passed since my daughter, Anna, and I shared rocking chairs on a cabin's deck at Gaston's White River Resort where the setting sun left us peacefully creaking back and forth well into the darkness. Continue reading...

Cheers for Cooper

Subscriber onlyLots of folks across our state have been anxiously following (and cheering for) young Cooper Lair of Little Rock as he's used his considerable intellect to steadily march into the semifinals of the hit TV game show Jeopardy (Teen Tournament version). Continue reading...

A needless law

Subscriber onlyOne might rightly say I write today to discriminate against a proposed anti-discrimination ordinance in the city of Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Vitamins and groundwater

Subscriber onlyDr. John Van Brahana, the widely respected professor emeritus and specialist in hydrology from the University of Arkansas, must be taking mega-vitamins. Continue reading...

A call for talent

To help Arkansas

Subscriber onlyI recently found myself across the table at historic Herman's in Fayetteville sharing lunch with Chamber of Commerce Director Steve Clark. Continue reading...

Eureka needs the deck

Subscriber onlyThe downtown parking problem in touristy Eureka Springs has been like a chronic fever blister that's caused pain in town every now and then for over 40 years. Continue reading...

Leaving memories

Subscriber onlyLives lived well Continue reading...

Don't fear MRAP

Subscriber onlyAn armored Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle that, if a dinosaur would be a cross between a wide-bodied Styracosaurus and a Bradysaurus, is now officially held and nurtured by the Benton County sheriff's office. Continue reading...

Third 'pitch' coming

Subscriber onlyLots of folks across the Ozarks are wondering just why it is, after more than a year of arguing the supposed need for its proposed mega-voltage transmission line, SWEPCO has asked the Arkansas Public Service Commission to suspend its final reconsideration on approval for another six months. Continue reading...

Surviving our gaps

Subscriber onlyWe each share the chaotic gaps in familiarity and security this uncertain world invariably brings us. Continue reading...

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