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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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04/28/2016
Faculty from Louisiana Tech University’s biological sciences and biomedical engineering programs teamed up with art faculty from the School of Design to provide students with a unique opportunity to...
04/28/2016
Olivia Newton-John has recently joined FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers as their spokesperson. Newton-John has a long standing interest in better health through prevention which makes her a...
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04/27/2016
Several members of the Ruston chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness attended the 2016 NAMI Louisiana Annual State Conference on April 22 – 23 in Baton Rouge. The members that attended...
04/27/2016
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council recently announced their participation as one of South Arts’ 21 screening partners in the 2016-17 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Southern...
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04/26/2016
Not all superheroes wear capes. That is what Ms. Deby’s class at Emmanuel Baptist Preschool wrote on the giant thank you card they made for members of the Ruston Lions Club after they conducted a...
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04/26/2016
The Littera met April 6 in the Community Room of Origin Bank. Twenty members were present. Hostesses greeted members as they arrived and were served layer cake filled with an awesome coconut...
04/26/2016
Ten members of the Junior Guild and four guests met Feb. 18 at the home of Doug Walton to hear him tell of his experiences in Nepal. In April 2015, his group of 14 was caught in the middle of a 7.8...
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04/25/2016
By the time this column goes to print, we will be 10 days away from Domestic Abuse Resistance Team’s 15th Annual Radiothon. As usual, this event involves not only Lincoln Parish but all of our...
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04/25/2016
Following the Spring meeting of its board of directors, Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home held a ceremony on April 12 to name the W. A. J. Lewis II Building. W. A. J. “Billy” Lewis II of Ruston,...
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04/25/2016
Meet Felix. He is a medium-sized lab mix that is looking for a home. He is up-to-date on shots and neutered. He loves other dogs, people and is also leash trained. Come see him at 4 Paws Rescue,...