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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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11/17/2014
Cissy is the daughter of a Yellow Lab and a Black Mouth Cur, and is a sweet baby. Cissy is about 12 weeks old. She is still being house-trained, but volunteers say she is progressing well. She loves...
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11/17/2014
Tony Scalia, pictured above with the kitten, and John Price of the Lincoln Parish Fire Department were dispatched to a horse farm owned by Merrill O’Neal on Rodeo Road on Nov 11. A kitten had become...
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11/14/2014
NCLAC is pleased to present its 17th annual Holiday Arts Tour Nov. 20-23 in downtown Ruston. The Holiday Arts Tour is “all about the arts,” with music, visual artists, writers, dance and theatre....
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11/14/2014
The Kiwanis Club of Ruston donated milk on Saturday to Ruston Parks and Recreation’s tackle football players. These young football players chugged the milk after their games. RPAR said they were...
11/13/2014
Long Leaf Pine Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met at 1 p.m. Nov. 4 at Trinity United Methodist Church with nine members and one guest present. Regent Melissa Wiygul opened the meeting...
11/13/2014
Auditions for Ruston Community Theatre’s next production, the holiday play The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, took place on Oct. 4-6. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, sponsored by The Lewis Family (of...
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11/12/2014
The final team activities of the 2014 recreation seasons are nearing an end and we are already looking ahead to 2015, but we would be in error not to congratulate those teams and individuals who...
11/11/2014
Louisiana Tech University’s chapter of Sigma Xi, an interdisciplinary honors research society that encourages collaborative research and community outreach, has been recognized with a Chapter Program...
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11/10/2014
Bruce was surrendered to 4 PAWS by a couple who found him in the woods with a head wound. He is completely healed now and very healthy. He is trained, heels on a leash, kennels on command and is very...
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11/08/2014
The Townsend House is one of only 150 stores nationwide that have permission to sell a collection of art that is described as nostalgic. Doug Gitter, a New Orleans native, began reproducing...