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February 20th, 2014
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” Arkansas lawmakers are to try again with legislation to keep the state's compromise Medicaid expansion alive, despite previous defeats in the state House.
The Senate and House are expected to vote Thursday on identical measures funding the "private option" that was approved last year as an alternative to the Medicaid expansion under the federal health law. Through the private option, Arkansas is using federal Medicaid money to purchase private insurance for low-income residents.
With the approach of spring practice for college football teams, the Saline County Razorback Club has announced that Bret Bielema, Arkansas Razorback head football coach, will be the guest speaker for theÂ annual Saline County Razorback ClubÂ Fish Fry next month.
"We are certainly excited to welcome Coach Bielema backÂ to Saline County for this year's fish fry," said Phillip Montalvo, president of the Saline County Razorback Club.
The Saline Courier and the Saline County Striders have teamed up to bring news and information related to running each Monday to the newspaper.
Running is a growing activity in the county and interest in how to get started or finding others who run has increased.
Chris Hall, chairman of the Striders, and Jonathan Young will be coordinate articles about recent races, the benefits of running and other information related to the sport. Photographs and race times of participants will also be part of the project.