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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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03/01/2016
Ruston Community Theatre held auditions for the play “Monday Always Leads to Murder,” by Pat Cook on Feb. 20 and 22 at The Dixie Center for the Arts. This two-act noir comedic mystery is sponsored...
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03/01/2016
The Ruston Civic Guild met for its February meeting at the lovely home of Rosemary Ewing. While visiting and admiring the country surroundings, members enjoyed delicious Valentine-themed refreshments...
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02/29/2016
It is the number one question asked by those who are deeply concerned about someone who lives in an abusive relationship. “Why doesn’t she just leave? Why does she stay?” It seems like such a...
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02/29/2016
Meet Kaiser. He is a male Catahoula mix that is up-to-date on shots and is looking for a home. He is seemingly great with people and other pets. Kaiser has a lot of love to give and is very...
02/29/2016
First National Bank is offering a $1,500 college scholarship for the 2016 year. All graduating seniors from schools in Lincoln Parish are encouraged to apply. The annual scholarship honors the...
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02/27/2016
The National Science Foundation has awarded Marisa Orr, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Louisiana Tech University, a five-year, $500,000 Early Career Development grant to support her...
02/27/2016
Kathy L. Lathon, of Ruston, marks her debut in the world of poetry with the release of “Strokes of Rhythm.” This collection of her original poems captures the quintessence of what it means to be...
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02/27/2016
Set in pre-revolution Charles Town, South Carolina, “Hold Me Close” by Marguerite Martin Gray takes the reader into the lives of immigrants, ordinary citizens and prominent historical figures at a...
02/27/2016
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...
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02/26/2016
We are excited to announce details about this year’s North Central Louisiana Arts Council Summer Arts Camps. We have three sessions scheduled, and we hope you send the children in your lives to...