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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The Board of Directors of Louisiana Tech University’s Engineering and Science Foundation has presented its 2013 Outstanding Faculty and Friends Awards, honoring faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends associated with the College of Engineering and Science who have shown outstanding commitment to the College or have acted as ambassadors
for the university.
This year, the Foundation chose to recognize faculty members Erez Allouche and Brad Cicciarelli.
Last week’s opening reception for Sense of Place: Contemporary Images of Lincoln Parish was remarkable. Bank of Ruston hosts an art show each December, and invites the public to view original works by talented regional artists.
This year was no exception, with an exhibition of 50-plus photographs, all shot by people connected to Lincoln Parish.
Kate Sartor Hilburn and Patricia Jones approached the bank earlier in the year with an idea for a community photography show that highlighted Lincoln Parish. Angie Biscomb of Bank of Ruston said BOR was excited about the exhibition idea.
Ruston High School held its first Blue Jeans for Babies fundraising event to benefit the March of Dimes. This event was sponsored by the RHS Student Council. Students were given the option to wear jeans to school that day rather than the traditional school uniform slacks, by making at least a $1 donation to the March of Dimes. Money will be used to help fund research and care for babies born with birth defects or born prematurely. Landon Sims, freshman representative to the Student Council, coordinated the event. Student Council officers presented a check for $171.30 on behalf of the Ruston High student body, faculty and staff to Nancy Darland, Lincoln Parish March of Dimes Volunteer. Accompanying them are RHS Student Council Vice-President Jake Haddox and President Nick Letendre.
Life Choices of North Central Louisiana is pleased to announce Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family, will speak at the organization’s annual banquet and fundraiser on March 13.
Daly assumed the presidency of Focus on the Family, a post previously held by James Dobson, in 2005 after 16 years with the ministry. As president, Daly also hosts the organization’s National Radio Hall of Fame-honored daily broadcast, heard by more than 2.9 million listeners a week on more than 1,000 radio stations across the U.S.