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As a rule, movies based on video games are always terrible. There isn’t a single one that could be considered a critical darling. “Wreck-it Ralph” doesn’t count; it technically made up its derivative main characters. “The Angry Birds Movie” tries to buck this trend by being based on game with a non-traditional format (a phone app as opposed to an arcade or console game) and by featuring some impressive animation and decent voice work. It succeeds — in a way. Red (Jason Sudeikis) is the only angry bird on the otherwise blissful Bird Island. But he’s only angry because everyone is a jerk to...

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08/27/2014
Louisiana Tech’s summer quarter commencement exercises were held Aug. 21, with diplomas awarded to 290 graduates. Commencement marked the close of the summer quarter at the university. Area graduates...
08/27/2014
Northeast Delta Health Savings Account has continued the coordination of behavioral health service initially conducted by the U.S. Department of Defense Innovative Readiness Training program, a...
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08/27/2014
The Lincoln Parish Future Farmers of America officers attended a retreat at the Outdoor Wilderness Learning Center in Dubach August 11-12. Twenty-two officers from Choudrant High, Ruston High, Ruston...
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08/27/2014
Nell Calloway, Director of the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum, was a recent guest of the Ruston Lion Club. Calloway spoke of the museum’s namesake — Gen. Claire Chennault — as well as some of...
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08/25/2014
Middle and high school students from Louisiana and Oklahoma began the new school year by completing the STEM Student Experience program recently held at Louisiana Tech University and sponsored by the...
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08/25/2014
Louisiana Tech University history professor. Stephen Webre traveled to Guatemala recently to take part in activities boosting his latest publication, a book titled “La época colonial en Guatemala:...
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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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08/22/2014
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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08/22/2014
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...