March 5th, 2014
Christie Goins, 34, of Benton died Feb. 27, 2014. She was born July 15, 1979, in Little Rock to Randy Raper and Beverly Moore.
She was a hard worker. She loved her children and family unconditionally, expecting nothing in return.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents; Ervin Moore and Ruth Neil and Tommy Joe and Edna Raper.
She is survived by her parents; four children, Cassidy and Courtney Goins and Cody and Chris Bennett; a brother, Randall Raper; a sister, Samantha Jo Raper; and a host of aunts, uncles, family and friends who will miss her dearly.
Charles P. Adams Sr., 94, of Hot Springs passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, at his home.Â He was born June 18, 1919, in Louisville, Ky., to the late Charles P. and Josephine Hettinger Adams.
At the age of 7 he was placed in St. Josephâ€™s Orphanage in Louisville until the age of 15 when he went to work to support his mother.Â He entered the military, serving during World War II. His service included time in Africa and Italy.
Arkansas compromise Medicaid expansion stays alive
ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” 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.