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Archive - Mar 16, 2006

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Ballet leaps double time

Ruston should be very proud that when the company founder Missy Crain chose the home location, she chose Ruston, where her Ruston Dance Academy is located rather than Monroe where her larger Missy Crain Dance Studio is located.
This year’s production “Out on the Town” features four numbers, each of which represent original work in choreography, staging and costuming.
Those numbers include the following:
• “A Step to Astaire” — A tribute to the fabulous Fred Astaire;
• “The Tango Lesson” — A steamy tango ballet choreographed by the award-winning El Marie Wessels;

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Acting stint an eye opener

This is how I once heard someone describe acting, and recently I had a chance to put this theory to the test.
After a few small acting roles in my nearly 30 years of life, I received the privilege to take on one of the lead parts in a Ruston Community Theatre production of Suddenly Last Summer, by Tennessee Williams.

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Williams knows career drawing to a close

That’s why she wants to make the most of this NCAA tournament, one in which she and her Louisiana Tech University teammates will begin competing in later this week.
It’s a final season for one of the most underrated players in America, a sometimes too often overlooked court leader and sparkplug who has gone about her polished business in a classy, little fanfare way.

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Winners honored for economic contributions

Those receiving accolades were Hart Associates Inc. as Business of the Year, Backus True Value Hardware and Quality Photo as Small Business of the Year, David Hogan of Hogan Hardwoods and Moulding as Young Business Person of the Year and the Small Business Champion was Community Trust Bank.
Drake Mills, president and CEO of Community Trust Bank, said their success was due to their employees.
“It’s people driven under the business plan and direction of the company,” Mills said. “It’s hard to describe in a few words what we do.”

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