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Former El Doradoian

Russellville, AR

#45 Dec 9, 2012
I moved from El Dorado going on 4 years now to Russellville. Once similar in population but now going in opposite directions. I was recently in El Dorado to tend to my mother. I entered the city at night on North West Ave and could not believe how dark everything seemed - like a ghost town with the street lights so dim and even the store signs not working (most of them anyway). I have to say that Russellville is great for families. So many free things here to do and you feel safe no matter where you go. Nice clean parks with nice equipment and the people here are so considerate of each other.

Yes I can take my kids to a park and not have to cover their ears cause no one here wants to introduce them to rated "x" rap!!
I know

United States

#46 Dec 9, 2012
Former El Doradoian wrote:
I moved from El Dorado going on 4 years now to Russellville. Once similar in population but now going in opposite directions. I was recently in El Dorado to tend to my mother. I entered the city at night on North West Ave and could not believe how dark everything seemed - like a ghost town with the street lights so dim and even the store signs not working (most of them anyway). I have to say that Russellville is great for families. So many free things here to do and you feel safe no matter where you go. Nice clean parks with nice equipment and the people here are so considerate of each other.
Yes I can take my kids to a park and not have to cover their ears cause no one here wants to introduce them to rated "x" rap!!
If there are really so many free things to do and you are so happy in your new environment, why are you wasting time on topix worried about what el dorado is doing? I call bull on this entire post!
wow

United States

#47 Dec 9, 2012
I know wrote:
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If there are really so many free things to do and you are so happy in your new environment, why are you wasting time on topix worried about what el dorado is doing? I call bull on this entire post!
Agreed. Russellville has their fair share of problems. Northwest Avenue is not dim coming in from the Camden direction. That post is complete bull.
Topper

El Dorado, AR

#48 Dec 9, 2012
wow wrote:
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You look to Topix for credibility, and you dismiss the intelligence of someone else? Smdh.
Switching names are you? But to give you an answer, nope, I'm hardly looking for credibility here and if you had understood and comprehended my post you would know that I said that if someone is so educated you don't have to resort to name calling to debate an issue. That clear it up for you?
wow

United States

#49 Dec 9, 2012
Topper wrote:
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Switching names are you? But to give you an answer, nope, I'm hardly looking for credibility here and if you had understood and comprehended my post you would know that I said that if someone is so educated you don't have to resort to name calling to debate an issue. That clear it up for you?
Nope. Did not switch names. Apparently, you have some personal matters to clear up with someone else. That, or your have some serious issues that you need to discuss with a doctor immediatelt.
WatchDog

El Dorado, AR

#50 Dec 9, 2012
CleverCat wrote:
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Apparently, you should pay more attention to your surroundings. Have you not noticed monuments and direction signs in other towns? They're everywhere! This idea is to cater to old people, not people that use GPS, Mapquest, or Google. Old people have the money: it is spent to convenience them.
How old are you trying to reach? Most senior citizens I know (in their 70's) have computers & GPS.
details

United States

#51 Dec 10, 2012
Part of the reason for wayfinding signs is to help people find things they didn't know existed in the first place. Just because you have a gps doesn't mean you automatically know about the arboretum, or the Newton House, or the bike path at Lions Club, and so on...
Topper

Dallas, TX

#52 Dec 10, 2012
wow wrote:
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Nope. Did not switch names. Apparently, you have some personal matters to clear up with someone else. That, or your have some serious issues that you need to discuss with a doctor immediatelt.
How nice. You must be one brilliant doctor to be able to give an Internet diagnosis to someone. I sure hope you aren't wasting your talents at some menial job.
TooFunny

El Dorado, AR

#53 Dec 10, 2012
T Bird wrote:
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You're wrong. You have no merit other than YOUR DUMBASS OPINION. I know you can't understand that, as you apparently have no education or experience in community development. Three census numbers are not an example, numbnuts.
Fyi, I know many people that grew up here and have chosen to make El Dorado their home. Again, YOUR DUMBASS OPINION is wrong.
T-Bird, you make yourself look foolish. You expect us the believe you are the smart one, yet when you are confronted with a perfectly reasonably argument (true or not), what do you do in retort? You FLIP OUT! Start cursing, ranting, calling names. When you have to resort to such things, you look ignorant. Like you have no argument so all you can do is get angry. You should really learn a lesson in that.... combat an argument (someone else's point) with a respectful, though different argument. Simple as that.

No need to throw a damn hissy fit because someone's opinion pissed you off. That is such an example of ignorance if I've ever seen one...
TooFunny

El Dorado, AR

#54 Dec 10, 2012
Former El Doradoian wrote:
I moved from El Dorado going on 4 years now to Russellville. Once similar in population but now going in opposite directions. I was recently in El Dorado to tend to my mother. I entered the city at night on North West Ave and could not believe how dark everything seemed - like a ghost town with the street lights so dim and even the store signs not working (most of them anyway). I have to say that Russellville is great for families. So many free things here to do and you feel safe no matter where you go. Nice clean parks with nice equipment and the people here are so considerate of each other.
Yes I can take my kids to a park and not have to cover their ears cause no one here wants to introduce them to rated "x" rap!!
Some of us are stuck here. We have obligation so we have to make the best of it. But some of us are aware of how pitiful this town really is. A lot of people are totally delusional and think this town is something with potential. I'm glad they can think so much of so little but those of us who have been exposed to the world know this place for what it is - a dark, sad little hell pit of a town. I know we could move elsewhere and have more home and land for the same price, cheaper gas, access to the organic lifestyle my family tries, but fails, to follow (you can't order everything from the damn internet people, it gets too expensive). But like I said, we have obligations to family here and we love them and that means more to us than a better quality of life elsewhere. Sounds sad, doesn't it? I sound pathetic. But really, we find ways to be happy. We are avid outdoors-ies and find ways to keep ourselves happy and occupied.

But seriously, when our obligations are over.... we are OUT of here. Our children will NOT grow up with a sub-par El Dorado education, in a town with horrible drug abuse, welfare mentality, high std and teen pregnancy rates, thinking this is how the world should be. Will not happen. I was raised in this town, and my parents are the best people in the world but I wouldn't wish this town on anyone intentionally.... especially not my kids.

Even if you don't believe El Dorado is a bad town at all, even if you think it is pretty nice, why would you not want to give your children the BEST chance possible? The best opportunities are NOT here in El Dorado. And as a parent, I believe my first duty is to provide the best I can for my children.

Anyone notice that the SUPER SUPER WEALTHY in this town have a home here, AND homes ELSEWHERE. So many wives of wealthy men have homes up near Little Rock. Or outside of Dallas, etc. They leave every chance they get. They act like they love this town and they participate in all of the functions but they still hate this place. People are so blind...
Dison

El Dorado, AR

#55 Dec 10, 2012
Well said on both your posts TooFunny. Well said.
sista sista

North Little Rock, AR

#56 Dec 11, 2012
This town will waste ALL that money to build the expensive signs only for trashy loosers and drug heads to rip the hell out of. I guess the dumbasses in charge will raise the taxes again to keep it fixed once a week!

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