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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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05/04/2016
Joseph Spatafora, professor of botany and plant pathology at Oregon State University and a 1986 Louisiana Tech University alumnus, will discuss his research during a presentation titled, “...
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05/03/2016
Stephen Williams, representing the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, stands with children from Alabama Presbyterian Church of Sibley. They presented stuffed animals that had been collected to be given...
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05/03/2016
Note by June Chandler Grant, daughter of Lige Chandler: Daddy wrote this sometime in the late 1940s. He showed it to me once day when I was out there. It was written in pencil in a little spiral...
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05/02/2016
Just a few short days until the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team’s 15th Annual Radiothon, and we are ready. I have written before of our radiothon goal, our needs and our community partners. In today...
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05/02/2016
Meet Ned and Woody. They are two Dachshund mixes that are potty trained and would make perfect lap babies. They are up-to-date on shots, love people and other pets. Come see them at 4 Paws Rescue,...
05/02/2016
Auditions for Ruston Community Theatre’s next production, the award-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma!” will be at 10 a.m. May 14 and 6 p.m. May 16 at The Dixie Center for the Arts....
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04/30/2016
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...
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04/30/2016
Blaine Rutland, a junior physics major in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science, has been awarded a Blue Waters Internship Scholarship to participate in a two-week intensive...
04/30/2016
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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04/29/2016
The Dixie Center for the Arts has quite the gospel celebration in store for Sunday. Join them for the Gospel Celebration Concert at 2 p.m. Praise and worship music will be with Sanctuary Quartet...