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Margie Sue Adams

April 15, 2013

Margie Sue Adams, 78, of Benton passed away April 14, 2013, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant. She was born Dec. 1, 1934, in California.
Margie was a retired cook from Benton Services Center and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Margie Foshee; her husband, Henry Adams; a son, Ronnie Adams; and a daughter, Phyllis Adams.

Henry "Hank" Norris Giles

April 15, 2013

Henry "Hank" Norris Giles, 86, died peacefully in his home in Las Vegas, Nev., on March 23, 2013. Family and friends were with him.
He is survived by his daughter, Dargey, and her husband and their two sons; several great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; several nieces and nephews; grand and great-grand-nieces and nephews.

Julian G. 'Bo' Taggart

April 15, 2013

Julian G. “Bo” Taggart was born Jan. 5, 1923, in Little Rock to F.N. and Willie Taggart.
He died peacefully April 11, 2013, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.
Bo was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Maxine Lively Taggart; a daughter, Glenda Sue Taggart Mesa; two sisters, Katherine Borghetti and Clara Mains; and two brothers, Beyrl and Tom Taggart.
He is survived by three sons, Frank Taggart and wife Iris of Benton, Jim Taggart and wife Robin of Perryville and Dan Taggart of Gainesville, Fla.

Georgia King Fulmer

April 15, 2013

Georgia King Fuller, 85, died Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the Searcy Healthcare Center in Searcy.  Georgia was born November 14, 1927 in Heber Springs to Shelby and Maggie Osburn Warren.  She was a homemaker and attended Sugar Loaf Baptist Church while living in Heber Springs. 
In addition to her parents, Georgia was preceded in death by her husbands, Roy L. King and Otis Fulmer; and a sister, Alma Marks.

Melba Munnerlyn

April 15, 2013

Melba Munnerlyn, 87, of North Little Rock died Wednesday, April 10, 2013. She was born Nov. 23, 1925 in Georgiana, Ala., to the late Emmett and Estelle McClure Byrd, as one of eight children.
She attended school in Little Rock and graduated from Little Rock High School. Melba married Prather Eugene “Rip” Munnerlyn on Aug. 4, 1946.

Saline County resident finishes Boston Marathon before explosions

April 15, 2013

Alexander resident Nate Smith, director of public health programs and state epidemiologist at the Arkansas Department of Health, participated in the Boston Marathon today. The Boston Marathon website shows he finished the race at about 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, just moments before two explosions went off near the finish line, killing two people and injuring 23.

HB 1219 fails to pass house vote

April 15, 2013

House Bill 1219 failed in the Arkansas House of Representatives to gain the 75 votes needed for passage. The bill, which allocates funds to the Department of Human Services and includes the Medicaid expansion funding, was rejected by a vote of 69 against, 28 for, 2 non-votes and 1 member voting 'present.'
Saline County legislators were divided in their vote. Rep. Mayberry and Rep. Davis voted for the bill. Rep. Hammer voted against. Rep. Clemmer was a non-vote.

Boston Marathon: Bombs caused pair of explosions

April 15, 2013

The Boston Marathon says that bombs caused the two explosions heard at the finish line and that organizers were working with authorities to determine what happened.
Organizers made the announcement on the groups' Facebook page on Monday.
Authorities have headed onto the course to carry away the injured while stragglers in the 26.2-mile race were rerouted away from the site.

UPDATE: Medicaid expansion Town Hall meeting tonight

April 15, 2013

Town Hall Meeting Tonight
Saline Memorial Hospital Classroom 1
7:00pm

State Representatives Ann Clemmer and Kim Hammer invite you to a public forum tonight to provide information about the Medicaid expansion and the private option. Special guests include John Selig, Director of Department of Human Services, Andy Allison, Director of Medicaid and other experts.

The meeting is open to the public and attendance is encouraged.

Operation Medicine Cabinet set for April 27

April 15, 2013

Operation Medicine Cabinet VII is set for Saturday, April 27.
Old or used medications may be turned in — no questions asked — to police officers at Ferguson's Furniture parking lot on Military Road, Saline Memorial Hospital parking lot, or Target parking lot.

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