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DeRidder, Louisiana, United States | INDIE

DeRidder, Louisiana, United States | INDIE
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"Merryville Heritage Festival"








Sunday, March 23, 2008
MERRYVILLE HERITAGE FESTIVAL JUST AROUND THE CORNER
By HATTIE SHERRICK-BURTON
Published: Friday, March 14, 2008 11:27 AM CDT

Staff Writer

The Merryville Historical Society and Museum welcomes everyone to the 2008 Merryville Heritage Festival,
coming up later this month. The event, which will take place from March 27-29 at the Merryville Museum grounds,
promises many great events that are sure to please.

Humorous western skits, always a crowd favorite at the festival, will be performed throughout the festival, featuring
the returning talents of "The Brazos River Gunslingers" out of Dallas, and Merryville's own "No Man's Land Gang."
Lots of great entertainment will take place at the festival, and scheduled to perform are Frank Ott & The Hell Yeah
Band, Red Saltzman & The Ramblin Cajuns and Sweetwater Jade and the Louisiana Express. There will be a carnival with
games and rides, the Miss Merryville Heritage Festival Pageant, free kids' games, poster contest, 1800's period ball,
Cajun Dance instruction and much more.

Also taking place will be the Third Annual No Man's Land Chili Cook-Off contest. Check in time for the event will be
at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 29 and the museum grounds. Judging will begin at 3 p.m. and winners will be
announced at 5 p.m. Contestants for the event must supply all ingredients, pots, chairs, burners, tents and all other
necessary items and all cooking must be done on the museum grounds at the time of the event.
The entrance fee for the event is $25, and prizes will include $125 and a plaque for first place, $75 for second place and
$40 for third place.

Tickets are currently being sold for a $500 shopping spree at Stu's Market and Grill in Merryville. A drawing will be held on
March 29 at 7 p.m. at the Merryville Museum where the winner will be announced.

Tickets, which are $5.00 each other 3 for a $10 donation, are available at Country Boy's, Expressions of Love,
Stu's Market and Grill and through any Merryville Historical Society Member.
Vendors and participants for the 2008 Merryville Heritage Festival are being recruited now. For more information
about the festival call 825-6167, 825-0101 or 463-2442, email nell_eol@yahoo.com, or log on to
www.mhsclassof95.org/MerryvilleMuseum.


- Beauregard Daily News


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There are so few artists these days that can justifiably profess to be an Entertainer, but Frank Ott is truly just that! He has successfully built the foundation necessary to make a permanent mark in the Country Music industry. Without fail Frank’s fans are delighted by his spectacular high-energy stage presence, you see...

Frank began his music career before he could even read. At a very young age he "learned" the words of songs he would sing at church. As he grew his voice grew with him. He won numerous talent contests and was selected for honors in local and state high school choruses and ensembles.

After garnering these awards he embarked on a new mission. It was time to become a total musician. The quest began with guitar and as word got out of how proficient the self-taught player had become offers from numerous bands began to pile up.

After finally deciding to put together a band of great musicians he formed Frank Ott & Hell Yeah.

Frank instantly proved to be a star at his live performances and other personal appearances. His success proved well for him and led to him being honored to open for such great acts as Delbert McClinton, Jeff Bates, Radney Foster, Wayne Toups, Lee Roy Parnell, Confederate Railroad, Trini Triggs, Ty England, Doug Stone, Sammy Kershaw, Luke Bryan and others.

Frank has proven himself to be a viable competitor in Country music as demonstrated by the whirlwind of activity in his career over the past few years. Along with his inexhaustible live performances, Frank has marked the release of his first CD in early 2010, which is sure to be a huge success based on the abundant requests from his fans.

As always, Frank’s down-to-earth personality, on and off stage, teamed with a sincere love for music that began at the age of four makes him an authentic crowd pleaser. The future continues to look bright for this rising star and he is sure to leave his mark in Country Music for years to come.