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“The Meg” Early on in “The Meg,” it occurred to me that sharks just aren’t very scary. I don’t mean this movie’s shark (although some unconvincing CGI doesn’t help), but all sharks. Their teeth are always so small in proportion to the rest of their mouths that they don’t register the way they’re supposed to, and their eyes and faces perpetually have this expression that tells me they’re just minding their own business. Even definitive scary shark movie “Jaws” knew to keep actual shots of the creature to a minimum or else people would stop taking it seriously (and the legendary deficiency of...

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06/13/2018
GSU Tigers Fellowship Club and the Birthday Fellowship Club held a fan drive to benefit Christian Community Action. Pictured are some members from both clubs are, standing, left to right, Marilyn...
06/13/2018
Monday is the deadline for entering the 2018 Louisiana Peach Festival Parade produced by Junior Auxiliary of Ruston. The­ parade is set for 9 a.m. June 23. Entry fee is $45 per vehicle, float or...
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06/13/2018
Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series on suicide. In the past, the World Health Organization has estimated that approximately one million people die each year from suicide. Two more...
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06/12/2018
The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer recently welcomed Brooks Boylan, a seminarian from Virginia Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. Boylan will be in Ruston for the next two months to help...
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06/12/2018
Jeff Johnson (left) and Chad Spruell (center), representing Rock Steady Boxing were recently presented with the Lions Community Service award by Lion Phillip Washington. Rock Steady Boxing offers a...
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06/09/2018
The Cotton Country Open Horse Show Association recently concluded its Spring 2018 show at the Northeast Louisiana Exhibition Center in Ruston. With local area members and entrants from as far as...
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06/08/2018
Christian Community Action recently held a volunteer appreciation luncheon and pictured are a portion of the 43 current volunteers. Seated, from left to right, are Dorothy Jenkins, Tyrette Cowan,...
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06/08/2018
Applications are being accepted for the 2018 All-Star Dance Academy to be held June 21-23 at the Fred C. Hobdy Assembly Center on the campus of Grambling State University. The camp introduces...
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06/08/2018
Next week is Peach Art Exhibit submission day. To enter the Peach Art Exhibit, artists must bring the artwork to the lobby of the Ruston Civic Center between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. June 14 for it to...
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06/07/2018
The kitchen crew of First Baptist Church in Dubach was recently treated to a catered cook-out at the home of Ruth Barfield. From left to right is Barfield, Glenda Sue Fuller, Faye Madden, Marilyn...