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MASTERSON ONLINE: Witty Will Rogers

Subscriber onlyIn reflecting on exceptional wits of our time, I immediately picture Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) of Missouri and William “Will” Penn Adair Rogers from Oklahoma. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Sky full of drones?

Flying high

Subscriber onlyThose unmanned aerial vehicles we call drones began appearing in our skies a decade ago to a drizzle of public interest that has built into a thunderstorm. Continue reading...

Exploring the inexplicable

Life’s mysteries

Subscriber onlyI’m not alone when it comes to experiencing the inexplicable mysteries of life. Thought I’d share a few today. Continue reading...

MASTERSON ONLINE: Media and Mr. President

Subscriber onlyI have a question today, valued readers. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Facing consequences

Smoke, then fire

Subscriber onlyDid you notice those flickerings from a smoldering city hall in Cave Springs? When Benton County Prosecutor Nathan Smith formally requests an Arkansas State Police investigation into the town's apparent financial misdealings, all the smoke from there for months apparently is becoming a blaze. Continue reading...

Mystery at the park

Biggest attraction

Subscriber onlyThere's a mystery of sorts unfolding amid the hills that embrace Silver Dollar City at Branson. I've learned the world-class theme park is on the verge of announcing its "biggest guest attraction ever." Continue reading...

MASTERSON ONLINE: Ignoring Big Creek

Subscriber onlyYou’d think our state Department of Environmental Quality (wheeze) eventually would overcome the need to play politics when it comes to the controversial hog factory it quickly and quietly allowed into the Buffalo National River watershed four years ago. Continue reading...

Time flies

Life in a blur

Subscriber onlyAsk anyone older than 50 how rapidly they believe the days, weeks, months and years are passing, and I believe most will tell you faster than they can keep up with. Continue reading...

Conviction void

Oh, those tickets

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson wisely avoided comment on the DWI conviction dismissed against his 41-year-old son the other day as much of the state was chattering like a house of feathery martins about the weirdness surrounding that case. Continue reading...

MASTERSON ONLINE: A dam compromise?

Subscriber onlyCould it be the folks in Bentonville are about the break the logjam of continual hissy-fittin' over the Bella Vista Dam that has dragged on for so many months? Continue reading...

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