Garland Forman (third from left) was awarded the 2018 Bunkie Citizen of the Year by the Bunkie Rotary Club last Thursday (Dec. 6). He was honored for his 31 years at the Bunkie Record before he was promoted to become publisher of the Ville Platte Gazette. At the presentation, from left, were (bottom row) family members Ray and Carmen Forman, Jason Forman (back), Garland and Debbie Forman; (third row) Jackie Joseph, Keara Joseph, Colin Forman and James Forman and (on staircase, from bottom) Susan Forman, Patrick Forman, Karen Forman and Ethan Forman. {Photo by Elizabeth West}

Garland Forman named Bunkie Rotary's 'Citizen of Year’

Bunkie Councilman-At-Large Greg Prudhomme described long time Bunkie Record editor Garland Forman as a man who “has always been available and willing to help” as he honored Forman with Bunkie Rota

Red River Charter supporters Jessica Couvillion, Stanley Celestine Jr. and Allen Holmes react to BESE’s approval of the proposed charter school at a meeting in Baton Rouge on Dec. 11. {Photo by Tiffany Trichell}

Fifth time’s a charm: BESE ok’s Red River Charter

After years of being told they meet all educational criteria, only to be told “No,” Red River Charter Academy finally heard “Yes” to their request to open a state-chartered middle school in Avoyel



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