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March 10th, 2014

'Steel Magnolias' running at Royal Theatre

March 10, 2014

"Steel Magnolias," the popular play by Robert Harling, will open Friday night, March 7, at the historic Royal Theatre in Downtown Benton.
Performances will continue Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, March 8 and 9, and be repeated the following weekend, March 14-16.
Everett Buick GMC is sponsoring the show, which is being directed by Gina Welch and produced by Lisa Goodrich.
The entire play is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, La., where all the ladies "who are anybody" come to have their hair done.

March 5th

City mourns the passing of Mrs. Florrie Lyle, age 100

March 5, 2014

Florrie Deen Wakenight Lyle saw a century of change in her full life.
The retired Benton teacher, who was in her 101st year, died Tuesday, March 4, at Saline Memorial Hospital.
Lynda Hollenbeck has a tribute to Mrs. Lyle in the March 5 edition of The Saline Courier.

March 4th

AP: Arkansas compromise Medicaid expansion stays alive

March 4, 2014

Arkansas compromise Medicaid expansion stays alive
ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' first-in-the-nation plan that uses Medicaid funds to buy private insurance for the poor survived an effort to defund it Tuesday, as lawmakers gave final approval to continue a program that has extended health coverage to nearly 94,000 people.

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