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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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05/23/2014
BRENHAM, TX — The newest flavor from Blue Bell is the perfect addition to any backyard barbecue or family gathering. Celebrate with the new Red, White and Blue Bell Ice Cream. Red, White and Blue...
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05/23/2014
The Ruston Civic Guild recently held their annual spring luncheon at the home of Nelda Neal. Co-hostesses Hilda Estes, Wanda May, Brenda McIntyre and Vergie Shealy provided the desserts while the...
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05/23/2014
NCLAC is excited to announce our last 2013-14 Crescent City Coffee Opening Reception for local celebrated artist and NCLAC member Maggie Jones Boudreaux. Maggie is a Ruston native and graduate of...
05/23/2014
BATON ROUGE — Seventy-five years ago, on July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig delivered what is now known as sports’ most famous speech. Suffering from the symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), he...
05/22/2014
The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University recently held its annual Senior Projects Conference featuring presentations by 260 seniors, majoring in a variety of engineering...
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05/21/2014
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council is pleased to announce the receipt of an Entergy grant to aid in its Summer Arts Camps. NCLAC received the grant to assist with supply costs for its annual...
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05/21/2014
Lions Club (Pictured above) Krystal Guillory, teacher of blind students for Lincoln Parish Schools, was a recent guest at the Ruston Lions Club noon luncheon.  Ms. Guillory is responsible for...
05/21/2014
On Saturday, The Claiborne Dutch Oven Cookers in conjunction with Lake Claiborne State Park will hold A Family Fun Memorial Day in the Park. Activities begin at 10 a.m. with Dutch oven cooking and...
05/20/2014
Eight students. Three games. One opportunity to play them all. Students enrolled in Jerry Berg’s game design class at Louisiana Tech University will offer Tech and Ruston community members a chance...
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05/19/2014
The Contractors Educational Trust Fund has donated $200,000 to Louisiana Tech University to establish a professional-in-residence position in Tech’s construction engineering technology (CET) program...