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OLT to Hold Benefit for Roi Best

BY RUDI TIMMERMAN –

Many of the old time OLT supporters will remember Roi Best.  His appearances in “Greater Tuna” and “NunSense” are legendary.  Not only was his performance in Tuna memorable but he did it playing 12 or 15 characters, with the help of Linda Schell’s fast costume changes.  He also acted as emcee at one of the Benson Award ceremonies.  His booming radio voice also found him working at KTTG.  In recent years, Roi has supported himself and his ranch working as a painter.  Now he has been struck with cancer.  While the VA has provided him with great service, transportation to treatments and the inability to work a regular schedule have become a financial hardship.  Members of the OLT community want to help Roi by presenting a benefit show with the proceeds going to help with his expenses.  Jay Rodgers, another well-known OLT personality, has taken the lead in organizing the event.  In so doing, he has arranged to have Planet Arkansas (consisting of Brant Fricker, Jerry Johnson, and Larry Block), Gatling and Hoffpauir, Logan Lind, and the duo of Phillip Hatley and Jay Rogers.  This top-flight entertainment is sure to have something for everyone and will be enjoyed by the whole family.  OLT members invite the community to come out Saturday, July 11 at 7:30 pm to help Roi and enjoy a great show.  The suggested admission is $5, but it is hoped that the generosity of the attendees will exceed that.

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