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December, 2014

  • 24 December

    Ouachita Little Theatre Selects Director for “Eyes of the Apostle”

    SUBMITTED BY OLT PRESIDENT, RUDI TIMMERMAN The spring production at the Ouachita Little Theatre will be “Eyes of the Apostle” written by Donley Hesse.  It will hit the boards starting March 20, 2015.  This passion play will be told using the Biblical accounts as viewed by the Apostle John.  “Eyes of the Apostle” will usher in Easter celebrations a week ...

  • 19 December

    OLT Names New President

    Submitted – The OLT board, at their October meeting, accepted Tim Hesse’s resignation from the board and presidency. Tim indicated that the reasons for resigning from the board involved personal issues, but he expressed his desire to continue as an active member. In fact, he just finished a run in Bell, Book and Candle and is presently in rehearsal in ...

  • 18 December

    Spotlight on Volunteers: Patricia Trulock

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Volunteers are the lifeblood of many organizations and Mena Art Gallery is certainly one of them. Today, we’d like to introduce Patricia Trulock: photographer and volunteer extraordinaire. Pat and her husband, Dean, have made Mena their home since 1979. She was born and spent some early years in Fresno, California. She was introduced to travel ...

  • 10 December

    Mena Art Gallery Planning Juried Painting Show

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Mena Art Gallery has been working for the past year on a project that can bring a new kind of tourism to Mena: a national juried painting competition. This has the potential to bring not only the winning artists here for the award presentations but also art collectors from everywhere. Most aspiring artists enter juried ...

  • 3 December

    OLT’s Production of Little Women Opens Friday Night

    BY MIKE MARTIN – When OLT’s production of Little Women graces the stage December 5-7 and 12-14, it will feature many veterans of past OLT productions and will also introduce some amazing new talent. The play’s large cast is sixteen members strong and provides a lot of opportunity for new actors, as well as more seasoned ones. The OLT has ...

November, 2014

  • 25 November

    Upcoming OLT Auditions – ‘The Dixie Swim Club’

    BY JUDY KROPP – Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. THE DIXIE SWIM ...

  • 25 November

    Mena Art Gallery Members Win Art Awards

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Gilda Meyers has been exhibiting master-quality art work at Mena Art Gallery for several years, and Patricia Trulock has been showing great photography there as well. Gilda has just received a number of awards. In the Holdenvile, Oklahoma, art show, “Unbridled Lightening” won Best of Show at the Master Level. In the Cass County HeART ...

  • 25 November

    The OLT Board

    Submitted – The OLT board, at their October meeting, accepted Tim Hesse’s resignation from the board and presidency. Tim indicated that the reasons for resigning from the board involved personal issues, but he expressed his desire to continue as an active member. In fact, he just finished a run in Bell, Book and Candle and is presently in rehearsal in ...

  • 19 November

    Little Women Coming to the OLT State in December

    BY MICHAEL MARTIN – This holiday season the Ouachita Little Theatre invites you on a heartwarming and nostalgic trip back in time all the way to the winter of 1863 amid the dim days of the Civil War, into the March home, where we will celebrate the classic family drama that is Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. This timeless play ...

  • 6 November

    The Glass Menagerie Opening this Weekend

    BY BRAD STOREY – This weekend will be the only chance to see Ouachita Little Theatre’s production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, a classic American drama about an unusual family living in St. Louis in the 1930s. Williams created his characters, to a certain extent, as mirrors of his own life. His play concerns a lower middle class family, ...