February 20th, 2014
Herschel Dean Yates of Benton passed away on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.
He was born Aug. 13, 1930, in Carterville, Mo., to the late Cecil and Edith Yates.
He was named for Dizzy Dean, the Cardinal baseball player.Â He played semi-pro baseball for a short time.Â He retired from the Arkansas State Police as a sergeant after 25 years of service.Â While working in Hot Springs, he gave future Governor and President Bill Clinton his driver's test when he was 16.Â He was laterÂ head of security at theÂ Governor's Mansion and the state Capitol complexÂ while Mr. Clinton was governor.Â
Stephen Felton Berry, 43, of Bryant went to be with his Lord and Savior on Feb. 16, 2014.Â
He was born July 2, 1970, in Little Rock to Jackie and Toni Green Berry.
Stephen graduated from Bryant High School, was a red shirt freshman for University of Arkansas, then completed his football career at Southern Arkansas University.
Stephen was a member of Bryant First Baptist Church. He loved fishing, football and NASCAR racing.
Stephen was a CNC operator for Coors Manufacturing.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” The Arkansas Senate voted Thursday to continue the state's compromise Medicaid expansion plan, a move that supporters hope will end a stalemate in the House over the future of a program that is providing health coverage to more than 87,000 people.
The Senate voted 27-8 to reauthorize funding for the "private option" program that uses federal Medicaid funds to purchase private insurance for low-income residents. Arkansas was the first state to win approval for such a plan as an alternative to expanding Medicaid under the federal health law.