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December, 2013

  • 16 December

    Improve Your Photography Skills—The Fun Way!

    BY SHARON LONEWOLF – Whether you are a beginner exploring a new interest or an advanced photographer looking for fresh challenges, you can enjoy what the Ouachita Photography Club in Mena has to offer. The club was formed about four years ago so that photographers of all ages and levels of experience can share the joys of photography, with the ...

  • 16 December

    OLT Presents A Merry Mena Christmas and Elvis at Christmas

    BY LARRY BLOCK – Christmas entertainment really steps up the pace, this week, at the Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT), with two live musical shows for the whole family, on Thursday, December 19, and Friday, December 20, both at 7:30 PM. On Thursday evening, audiences will be treated to A Merry Mena Christmas, provided by three very popular local bands, Sugar ...

  • 13 December

    Local Organizations Help Children’s Art Programs

    BY BARBARA M TOBIAS – Mena Art Gallery is able to present several programs to encourage children to develop their artistic talents, thanks in large part to several local organizations. McDonald’s of Mena has helped to finance the annual Children’s Art Competition for several years. The 2014 show is scheduled to begin February 26, 2014. A panel of local artists ...

  • 10 December

    OLT Reschedules Auditions and JOLT Christmas Play

    BY LARRY BLOCK – On Thursday evening, December 12, from 6 to 9 PM will be tryouts for the February play, Murder In the Magnolias, on Friday and Saturday, December 13-14 at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, December 15 at 2:30 PM the Junior Ouachita Little Theatre (JOLT) will kick off its two-weekend play The JOLT Christmas Variety Play. The Christmas ...

  • 5 December

    OLT Auditions for February Play and JOLT Christmas Play Kick-Off

    BY LARRY BLOCK – This will be a very busy week at the Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT) at 610 Mena St. On Thursday evening, from 6 to 9 PM, and Saturday morning, from 10 AM to noon will be tryouts for the February play, Murder In the Magnolias, on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM, and Sunday at 2:30 PM ...

  • 3 December

    Christmas Shopping!

    BY BARBARA M TOBIAS – Okay. Thanksgiving is over and the time is growing short. But don’t panic, you still have a source for unique gifts locally. Mena Art Gallery has a great variety of gifts available—all handcrafted by local artists. There are some great paintings, of course, but that is just the beginning. How about a knitted lacy scarf ...

November, 2013

  • 29 November

    Camera Raffle Underway at Mena Art Gallery and Area Banks

    BY JANIS GEYER SHULL – A new Nikon D3200 DSLR camera could be yours this Christmas.  On Friday, December 13, one lucky individual will win this 24.2 megapixel camera package valued at $775.  The package includes an 18-55 zoom lens, camera bag, rechargeable battery pack, 16 GB memory card, and wireless remote. You can purchase your chance to win at ...

  • 25 November

    OLT to Hold Auditions for Two Events

    BY LARRY BLOCK – The Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT) is beginning to prepare for its 2014 season. December is the month when auditions for two events, January’s The OLT Goes Dancing 2014, and the first play of the year, to be performed in February, Murder In the Magnolias, directed by Jennifer Ogger, the OLT choreographer, and Tim Hesse OLT president, ...

  • 23 November

    These Folks Really Know How to Spin a Good Yarn!

    BY SHARON LONEWOLF – Spinning, weaving, good conversations, knitting, crocheting, laughter, good times and much more are happening at 607 Mena Street, in the Mena Art Gallery. Every Friday, around 11 am to 2 pm (more or less), a group of friendly fiber artists get together to learn from each other and have fun. If you have an interest in ...

  • 19 November

    McDonald’s to Sponsor Junior OLT Christmas Play

    BY LARRY BLOCK – A local favorite has come to the aid of another local favorite. One local favorite is the Junior Ouachita Little Theatre (JOLT), the group of kids ranging from kindergarten through 12th grade, who participate in acting workshops and plays throughout the year.  They are performing their Christmas Variety Play this year, which consists of 2 plays, ...