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When I see an unnecessary sequel, I’ll often wonder what the studio was thinking. I’m not talking about the huge franchises where any kind of new installment is basically a license to print money. I’m talking about unwanted sequels to movies that don’t have a fan base clamoring for more. Obviously I can think of a few motivating factors — greed mixed with a lack of imagination — but what makes studios think that they have a franchise on their hands when the first movie wasn’t exactly a franchise-launcher? In the case of “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” I actually don’t have this question. I...

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08/25/2014
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council is now accepting applications from visual artists to participate in its 17th annual Holiday Arts Tour. The event is a celebration of the arts in Louisiana,...
08/22/2014
Trinity United Methodist Church is offering free computer classes this fall. Classes begin the middle of September and continue through Dec. 11. To sign up go to www.trinityruston.org or call the...
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Rick Wheat,president and CEO of the Louisiana Methodist Children’s home spoke recently at the Tuesday noon meeting of the Ruston Lions Club. Wheat told the group of some of the recent changes and...
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MONROE — The Miss Louisiana Organization will hold its annual Miss America Style Show featuring Miss Louisiana 2014 Lacey Sanchez at 2 p.m. Sunday at the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Emy-Lou...
08/22/2014
Faith and Finances, a biblically integrated financial literacy program designed for low income or financially vulnerable adults, will be offered in Ruston on Wednesday evenings from Sept. 3-Nov. 19...
08/21/2014
Dumfries, VA — At their recent meeting, the Trustees of the Former Agents of the FBI Foundation voted to award a scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year to Nathan L. Taylor, of Choudrant. Nathan...
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08/21/2014
Stephen Webre, the Garnie W. McGinty professor of history and interim associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Louisiana Tech University, presented research at the 12th Central American...
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08/20/2014
The National Black Graduate Student Association, Inc. announced the election of several Grambling State University graduate students during the organization’s 26th national conference held in Baton...
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08/20/2014
This Summer, Grambling State University senior De’Shon Swafford accepted an invitation from NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama to participate in the Robotics Academy. The...
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On Aug. 10, Perry Hancock, president and CEO of the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministries, presented a certificate to Lake D’Arbonne Chapel for its generosity in being one of the...