Ruston Community Theatre will present “Anybody Out There?” with special arrangements from Dramatists Play Service. The play is sponsored by Northwood Medical Center and Dr. Ben Grigsby and will be held March 7-10 at the Dixie Center for the Performing Arts.
The play is written by John Patrick and will be directed by Billy Chandler. Satish Bharadvaj will assist as stage manager and Don Mitchell will be responsible for lighting.
The plot of this two act comedy revolves around a single character, Oliver Pankey, who seems to be a born loser and has several hilarious mishaps including relationship troubles, employment troubles and a run-in with the FBI.
Pictured in the front row, from left to right, Doug Postel (Oliver Pankey), Jane Wallace (Millie Milhaus), Troy Wold (Bill McSwain), Suzy Gardunio (Anita Wrenn), Terry Stepp (officer), Edwin Davis (bank customer), Donald Lazarus (bank customer) and John Lee (Mr. Poopuski).
In the back row, from left to right are Rex Yocum (Doctor Dickey), Dixie Mitchell (Sophie Goggan), Casey Allen (thief), Michael Tanahill (stranger), Dusty Hampton (Herbie Henderson).
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Members of the Grambling Epsilon Alpha Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. collected and donated 17 boxes and five bags of clothes, shoes and household goods to DART (Domestic Abuse Resistance Team). DART is the only emergency shelter in North Central Louisiana. It serves the residential emergency and non-residential needs of domestic violence victims in Lincoln, Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson, Union, Grant and Winn parishes. This donation supports the objectives of Zetas’ national service program Z-HOPE (Zetas Helping Other People Excel).
Machines were buzzing and there was lots of excitement in the air as 11 youth designed their own original creations at the LSU AgCenter basic sewing class.
Youth learned that sewing can be fun said Cathy Judd, Family and Consumer Science, extension agent. She guided the students through a three day workshop. Students learned how to thread a needle, sew on a button, hand stitch, some basic sewing techniques and operate a sewing machine.
For married couple Kelly and Kelly Clark, the past two years have been a journey like one they would have never imagined for themselves.
In between working, raising a young child and living life, the Ruston Residents also had something laid on their hearts they knew they wanted to do in their marriage — adopt a child.
“We have always just wanted to adopt a child, and I would say that desire originates in our Christian beliefs,” Mrs. Clark said. “It is as if God has adopted us, so we need to go out and try and help others the way he helped us. He takes care of us.”