A lazy, historical steamboat ride dow...

A lazy, historical steamboat ride down Twain's Mississippi River

There are 22 comments on the Bend Bulletin story from Sep 8, 2013, titled A lazy, historical steamboat ride down Twain's Mississippi River. In it, Bend Bulletin reports that:

Things slow down on the Mississippi River, aboard the largest steam-powered paddlewheel boat in the world.

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Lousy Lambert

United States

#1 Sep 8, 2013
How nice it would be if we could get the Lamberts to move their junk off our Public Riverfront so when these tourist came through they could make a nice write up about our Riverfront and the beauty of our Parish.

Research has shown the Lamberts never owned it.

The Lamberts tried to use the Tax Assessors maps to prove they owned Highway 10. Not true. The Lamberts filed a Restraining Order against the pulbic listing lots that they don't even own.

They have bullied this Parish long enough.
Blue

Saint Francisville, LA

#2 Sep 8, 2013
Give it a rest, this matter will be in front of a judge soon and the truth will out. However I must say that from what I have seen the truth is not what you have stated
Lousy Lambert

Zachary, LA

#3 Sep 8, 2013
Well, I really need to get over this!!! I know the Lambert's have the documents that prove they possess this property. I need to quit being a bully!!
Tidy Tom

Saint Francisville, LA

#4 Sep 8, 2013
Lousy Lambert wrote:
How nice it would be if we could get the Lamberts to move their junk off our Public Riverfront so when these tourist came through they could make a nice write up about our Riverfront and the beauty of our Parish.
Research has shown the Lamberts never owned it.
The Lamberts tried to use the Tax Assessors maps to prove they owned Highway 10. Not true. The Lamberts filed a Restraining Order against the pulbic listing lots that they don't even own.
They have bullied this Parish long enough.
Regardless of the ownership it is an eyesore and the owner needs to clean up the junk. If it is proven that the owner is Lambert then the PJ should pass { or enforce} an ordinance that would force the owner to clean it up.
Good grief someone should be ashamed of themself.
Lazy River

United States

#5 Sep 9, 2013
Hopefully the people will have its hearing on September 25 and we will be able to clean up this area. It could be a nice place that we can fish at again,

Even if you don't fish, it is pleasurable to see others out with their fishing poles.

When I go to the beach in Florida, I like to just sit and look out at the water. It will be nice to be able to do the same thing in our Parish.

Good luck getting the Judge to rule fairly.
Catfish

Saint Francisville, LA

#6 Sep 9, 2013
The hearing has been moved to October
Whatfore

Saint Francisville, LA

#7 Sep 9, 2013
Catfish wrote:
The hearing has been moved to October
Who, what, why?

Will this be after the election of Uncle Tom?
Catfish

Saint Francisville, LA

#8 Sep 9, 2013
Whatfore wrote:
<quoted text>
Who, what, why?
Will this be after the election of Uncle Tom?
If you mean "will this be after the primary elections for the Parish President" , then no it is not. October the 15 is the hearing date.

As far as why, I don't know, it is the second or third time that it has been postponed and each side has made the motion to continue at least once. Very common, nothing unusual at all.
So Sad

Saint Francisville, LA

#9 Sep 9, 2013
It is a sad day for our Parish when those who present themselves as civic leaders would take such advantage of its citizens.

If Rep. McVea and PJ President Lambert claim to have the best interest of this parish at heart, it would stand to reason that they would not allow such detrimental activities to be occurring.

To assist themselves and their family members in continuing their efforts of "possessing" against the public is simply wrong.
the other side

Saint Francisville, LA

#10 Sep 12, 2013
It is a sad day for our Parish when those who we elect to run our government would take such advantages of our fellow citizens.

If the members of the Jury, mainly Lea Williams and John Kean, claim to have the best interest of this parish at heart, it would stand to reason that would not actively abuse their authority by authorizing the parish manager to remove itiems owned by one of our fellow citizens of said citizens private property. Furthermore, they would authorize the Parish Manager to construct a public boat ramp on property that is being claimed by a private citizen until after the claim is proven or refuted.

To force their will on the people they swore to serve and to continue the public bashing of the property owners that are doing nothing more than fighting for what they believe is their property is simply wrong.
the other side

Saint Francisville, LA

#11 Sep 12, 2013
It is a sad day for our Parish when those who we elect to run our government would take such advantages of our fellow citizens.

If the members of the Jury, mainly Lea Williams and John Kean, claim to have the best interest of this parish at heart, it would stand to reason that would not actively abuse their authority by authorizing the parish manager to remove items owned by one of our fellow citizens off of said citizens private property. Furthermore, they would authorize the Parish Manager to construct a public boat ramp on property that is being claimed by a private citizen until after the claim is proven or refuted by a court of law.

To force their will on the people that they swore to serve and to continue the public bashing of property owners that are doing nothing more than fighting for what they believe is their property is simply wrong.
the other side

Saint Francisville, LA

#12 Sep 12, 2013
It is a sad day for our Parish when those who we elect to run our government would take such advantages of our fellow citizens.

If the members of the Jury, mainly Lea Williams and John Kean, claim to have the best interest of this parish at heart, it would stand to reason that would not actively abuse their authority by authorizing the parish manager to remove itiems owned by one of our fellow citizens of said citizens private property. Furthermore, they would authorize the Parish Manager to construct a public boat ramp on property that is being claimed by a private citizen until after the claim is proven or refuted.

To force their will on the people they swore to serve and to continue the public bashing of the property owners that are doing nothing more than fighting for what they believe is their property is simply wrong.
Uhhh

Baton Rouge, LA

#13 Sep 12, 2013
the other side wrote:
It is a sad day for our Parish when those who we elect to run our government would take such advantages of our fellow citizens.
If the members of the Jury, mainly Lea Williams and John Kean, claim to have the best interest of this parish at heart, it would stand to reason that would not actively abuse their authority by authorizing the parish manager to remove itiems owned by one of our fellow citizens of said citizens private property. Furthermore, they would authorize the Parish Manager to construct a public boat ramp on property that is being claimed by a private citizen until after the claim is proven or refuted.
To force their will on the people they swore to serve and to continue the public bashing of the property owners that are doing nothing more than fighting for what they believe is their property is simply wrong.
A stutterer
Duh

United States

#14 Sep 16, 2013
the other side wrote:
It is a sad day for our Parish when those who we elect to run our government would take such advantages of our fellow citizens.
If the members of the Jury, mainly Lea Williams and John Kean, claim to have the best interest of this parish at heart, it would stand to reason that would not actively abuse their authority by authorizing the parish manager to remove items owned by one of our fellow citizens off of said citizens private property. Furthermore, they would authorize the Parish Manager to construct a public boat ramp on property that is being claimed by a private citizen until after the claim is proven or refuted by a court of law.
To force their will on the people that they swore to serve and to continue the public bashing of property owners that are doing nothing more than fighting for what they believe is their property is simply wrong.
Do you really think that the Lamberts own Highway 10 and the Ferry landing?

Do you really think it is okay for a private individual to force his friends to pay him for something he does not legally own?
The Lamberts and their attorney now all say they do not have title to this land and they are just trying to claim possession. They have not possessed the highway. They have not possessed the landing.
They sold all their claims to the Riverfront under Court Order to the US Govt.
the other side

Saint Francisville, LA

#15 Sep 16, 2013
Do I believe they own the hwy, no. They have never said they owned they the hwy, they have always claimed to own the land at the end of the hwy. You see, the hwy does not go all the way to the river.

Do I think they own what we have traditionally known as the "ferry landing." Yes, I do, and so does the state considering that they have always listed that as "leased" property. The state has NEVER claimed to own anything other than the hwy down there.

Neither the Lamberts, nor their attorney are saying anything of the such. They have filed a possessory action, which is procedural the right thing to file when someone disturbs your peaceful possession of your property. Opposed to a petitory which is to established ones rights to a piece of property. That is what the Parish would have to file to show that the Lamberts do not own it.

They have not sold all of their "claims" as you said to the riverfront, the property they sold in that order excluded any and all accretion and batture land that was attached. In fact, the Coprs still lease a small part of that rivefront from the Lamberts.
Jury Meeting

Saint Francisville, LA

#16 Sep 16, 2013
Y'all should come to the meeting tonight...should be VERY interesting!
Lets fish

Saint Francisville, LA

#17 Sep 16, 2013
the other side wrote:
Do I believe they own the hwy, no. They have never said they owned they the hwy, they have always claimed to own the land at the end of the hwy. You see, the hwy does not go all the way to the river.
Do I think they own what we have traditionally known as the "ferry landing." Yes, I do, and so does the state considering that they have always listed that as "leased" property. The state has NEVER claimed to own anything other than the hwy down there.
Neither the Lamberts, nor their attorney are saying anything of the such. They have filed a possessory action, which is procedural the right thing to file when someone disturbs your peaceful possession of your property. Opposed to a petitory which is to established ones rights to a piece of property. That is what the Parish would have to file to show that the Lamberts do not own it.
They have not sold all of their "claims" as you said to the riverfront, the property they sold in that order excluded any and all accretion and batture land that was attached. In fact, the Coprs still lease a small part of that rivefront from the Lamberts.
The lamberts put up barricades because they were concerned about trespassers and liability. Why didn't they barricade the boat landing also if that was their concern?
Ask them

Saint Francisville, LA

#18 Sep 16, 2013
Lets fish wrote:
<quoted text>
The lamberts put up barricades because they were concerned about trespassers and liability. Why didn't they barricade the boat landing also if that was their concern?
You will have to ask them, perhaps the fact that the Jury owns the improvement ( the boat ramp) on their land is enough for now and they could pass the buck to the parish if something happened.
No Liability

United States

#19 Sep 16, 2013
Lets fish wrote:
<quoted text>
The lamberts put up barricades because they were concerned about trespassers and liability. Why didn't they barricade the boat landing also if that was their concern?
They can not be liable for land they do not have title ownership to.
The Police Jury has the area insured.

They put up their barricades because they to keep the public from enjoying the Public Riverfront.
So wrong

Denham Springs, LA

#21 Sep 20, 2013
Lets fish wrote:
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The lamberts put up barricades because they were concerned about trespassers and liability. Why didn't they barricade the boat landing also if that was their concern?
Go look up the Legislative acts for state route 35, hwy 10. States "to the Mississippi River" whether high or low. Also both ran on top of a public street called sun street to the river my dear. Get you facts straight

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