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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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05/16/2016
Opening day for this season’s Ruston Farmers Market was May 7, and with a new location came a new design, courtesy of Louisiana Tech University’s School of Design. The Farmers Market partnered with...
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05/16/2016
John Lee, of Ruston, has recently been inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame. He is one of 12 individuals chosen for the honor. He has been a teacher in Claiborne, Webster and Lincoln. “4-H has always...
05/16/2016
The Ruston Culture Guild held its end-of-the-year meeting at the Ropp Center on Louisiana Tech University campus May 5. In a short business meeting, officers for the coming club year were installed...
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05/14/2016
Grambling State University recently announced Brianna Phillips, a 21-year-old senior kinesiology major, as the valedictorian of the spring class of 2016. She graduated with a 3.98-grade point...
05/14/2016
Littera Club concluded their club year with a picnic lunch in the home of Teri Fulton with Mary Ayres, Emily Baugh and Kathey Roane serving as co-hostesses. The carefully coordinated spring...
05/14/2016
The Ruston Junior Guild held their Spring Picnic at the Lincoln Parish Museum May 5. The Hostesses for this festive event were Jane Ball, Mary Ann Woods and Dorothy Hoogland. The following members...
05/14/2016
The Louisiana Tech University Engineering and Science Foundation recently announced the election of new officers and directors for the 2016-17 academic year. Foundation members met in Ruston last...
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05/14/2016
Former Ruston resident Barb Carothers, now living in Indianapolis, Indiana, recently completed a dual masters of Executive Development and Adult and Community Education from Ball State University in...
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05/14/2016
Allison Brazzel, a Spanish and dance teacher at Glencliff High School in Nashville, Tennessee, has been named the 2016 Teacher of the Year by the Tennessee Performing Arts Center for her outstanding...
05/14/2016
ASSEMBLY OF GOD First Assembly of God “Living in the Spirit” class is at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Children’s church is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays, by request on...