Improving St. Landry Parish
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Stepping Lightly

Louisville, KY

#22 Sep 1, 2006
Looking on another forum they recommended a public building for meetings to take place in at no charge to the community. This might be useful?
Ethereal

Okeechobee, FL

#23 Sep 12, 2006
Clearly, no one gives a crap about improving the community...just about hassling each other about who you'd vote for. Sad. Very sad.
Observant Voter

AOL

#24 Nov 22, 2006
One thing is for certain. A forum chat will never solve our problems. There is no community spirit in this country. Sadly, it's "what's in it for me".
We have too many differences is basic right and wrong. I do not think it is right that our government sees fit to pay people NOT to work. Our parish's main source of income is public assistance. I grew up in Opelousas, a poor white child. I am not against anyone's race or hertiage. But I am angered by the attitudes of people who feel they are owed something. Anyway, my point being, things are far worse in ST Landry parish than most of our citizens even care to admit. Talk is cheap. I do give a crap. Maybe it is high time the working taxpayer marches on the state capitols and Washington D C for something more than attention to one paricular segment of our society. I bet that would get the attention of the government. Let's organize, ok?
Observant Voter

AOL

#25 Nov 22, 2006
Can anyone honestly explain how the Crasino helps this parish vs harms it?
JazzyJeff

Ville Platte, LA

#26 Jul 19, 2007
It all starts with a better overall education program. St. Landry is dead last in teacher salaries, the revenue from the race track/slot machines is nowhere to be found or accounted for, and corruption runs rampid because those people in charge appoint their friends and relatives to make choices that affects basically the middle/lower class people here.

We can start fixing things by demanding to know what they will do to fix the problems here and it all starts by revamping our school board and their weak minded decisions that affect the teachers and students of our parish!
GratefulSoul

Olive Branch, MS

#27 Jul 19, 2007
Iwas walking and patrolling my neighborhood because I can't depend on the Sunset police Department anymore. And Ethereal I was thinking the same thing "What can I do." So far the only thing that reveled is that I must call the news each and every time and possibily get my friends,neighbors and family's email to update them. I'm not the type of person to just sit by and let it go on. Alot of caring,family driven,honest,tax paying civillians need to step up to the plate and pull together to make thisparish a better parish.
VPK

Olive Branch, MS

#28 Jul 19, 2007
GratefulSoul wrote:
Iwas walking and patrolling my neighborhood because I can't depend on the Sunset police Department anymore. And Ethereal I was thinking the same thing "What can I do." So far the only thing that reveled is that I must call the news each and every time and possibily get my friends,neighbors and family's email to update them. I'm not the type of person to just sit by and let it go on. Alot of caring,family driven,honest,tax paying civillians need to step up to the plate and pull together to make thisparish a better parish.
We can all start by attending council meetings, going to school board meetings and calling writing the local newspaper. Since you are from Sunset. You wouldn't happen to be or know that guy that writes in the paper all the time He seems pretty informed.
Mickey Mouse

AOL

#29 Jul 19, 2007
The main problem of this parish...the children...young adults, have nothing. The vast majority of them do not have real parents, there is nothing for them to do, no one to look up to, teach them life.

I do not see better book education as an answer. If they do not have the motivation, a leader to follow, they will not WANT to do better. There are no real jobs to fight for, because everything in this parish is controlled by politics.

Get the communities involved, and make the parents of children accountable for their lack of giving a rats a$$. A lot of parents do not care, and their child never does wrong. Children and young adults take no responsibility because they were taught that you do not stick your neck out for no one. You help no one. Let everyone else take care of the problems.

We need to get the kids back. and charge the parents.
VPK

Olive Branch, MS

#30 Jul 20, 2007
Mickey Mouse wrote:
The main problem of this parish...the children...young adults, have nothing. The vast majority of them do not have real parents, there is nothing for them to do, no one to look up to, teach them life.
I do not see better book education as an answer. If they do not have the motivation, a leader to follow, they will not WANT to do better. There are no real jobs to fight for, because everything in this parish is controlled by politics.
Get the communities involved, and make the parents of children accountable for their lack of giving a rats a$$. A lot of parents do not care, and their child never does wrong. Children and young adults take no responsibility because they were taught that you do not stick your neck out for no one. You help no one. Let everyone else take care of the problems.
We need to get the kids back. and charge the parents.
Hey, finally you make a valid point.
magnolia

Raleigh, NC

#31 Jul 20, 2007
Mickey Mouse is right. Teachers and leaders can offer and give all they can to children, but if they have no one at home to structure their lives - we are fighting a losing battle. Children are the products of their parents and until parents step up and change their attitudes, how can we help these children? We need to hold parents accountable, we need to start with them, so they can be better examples to some of the children in this parish that become burdens to the taxpayers. My parents always wanted more for their children than they had (and I don't mean just material items), they wanted us to see more, do more, experience more. Some parents today are just too content to live off of the system, to get what they think they deserve, and this attitude trickles down to very impressionable children. When these children grow up in this environment, very few ever desire to change the cycle. How can we help? I don't really know. St. Landry Parish needs to change - this needs to be a positive place for our children, for our future, we need to let go of the past, of the political alliances, and work for making the community we have chosen to live in a better place - or we will all pay the price.
VPK

Olive Branch, MS

#32 Jul 22, 2007
Mickey Mouse, do you have parents?

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