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Junction City, LA

who the hell is Ty Peace

Ty Peace was a normal person like the rest of us who lost his way due to substance abuse. He wasn't always as pathetic as he appears now. Now, he wanders the streets of Eldo, a sad reminder of what can happen when your surrender your soul to the evils of the modern day.  (Jan 9, 2010 | post #5)

Junction City, LA

Arkansas Man Found Shot to Death in Son's Yard

I was Clarence's roommate at La. Tech in 1976. Like a lot of us, Clarence grappled with the changes in life, but he did it with dignity. He wasn't like the shiftless neer-do-wells that seem to dominate the landscape around Junction City, these days. Rather than attempt to obtain disability dishonestly, Clarence chose to make an honest living, and for that, he is to be commended. Nowadays, the disability contingent ride up and down our streets, except when deer season rolls around; then they're in the deerstands. Here's to a good man, and good friend!  (Dec 28, 2009 | post #2)

Junction City, LA

Leave Ty Peace alone

So, where does Ty stay at night? How does he manage it during times of inclement weather? Surely, he's not spending all of his time at 250 American Road!  (Dec 27, 2009 | post #14)

Junction City, LA

Leave Ty Peace alone

When people make light of others' shortcomings, is it a reflection of life in Eldo, or of them?  (Dec 26, 2009 | post #12)

Junction City, LA

Leave Ty Peace alone

Here's hoping Ty has better days. I remember him before he lost his way, and he was somebody who was pleasant to be around. He was full of life, and you just knew he was going to make something of himself somewhere down the line. Take Care and God Bless!  (Oct 24, 2009 | post #7)

Junction City, LA

Does Anyone Know...

Does anyone know Clarence McLelland? Impressions? Would you consider doing business with him?  (Oct 13, 2009 | post #1)

Junction City, LA

Einstein's in Eldo

Is Einstein's still open? I'm reading a book on a group that performed a gig there, The Elements.  (Sep 12, 2009 | post #1)

Junction City, LA

Hamburger row Washington street

Back in the 1940's, my father and his friends used to frequent this area whenever they journeyed to Eldo. According to him, it was a lively place to be.  (Aug 22, 2009 | post #34)

Junction City, LA

OliveOyl

Here's wishing everyone a Happy and Safe Fourth!  (Jul 3, 2009 | post #17)

Junction City, LA

OliveOyl

Yes, you do have to work to draw workmen's comp, and you also have to be a louse to suddenly decide that the rat race is too much, and it's far better to fake an injury, and draw workmen's comp, thereby enabling you to go deer hunting, climb up in a deerstand, and drag a deer out of the woods. I don't know anything about Ty's finances, and from what I hear, his drug of choice happens to be fermented grains, not the stuff that's being sold on the streets. Last word I have from people who know something about him is that, while he might qualify for disability, you have to maintain sobriety long enough to deal with the bureaucratic process, and Ty doesn't have that. He would have to rely on someone else to get that done, and it's my understanding that his people have all but abandoned him. It's really tragic because they are solid, salt-of-the-earth types, not the kind to pursue a life of sloth once the going gets tough. Trust me, several of Ty's classmates and/or acquaintances from his younger days have opted out of the workplace, so they can pursue a life of lesiure. Perception is reality, depending on your vantage point...from my vantage point, ex-workers who connive to draw a check are no better than the drug dealers you referred to earlier. In fact, from my perspective, they're one in the same.  (Jul 3, 2009 | post #14)

Junction City, LA

OliveOyl

At least Ty hasn't gone to the MD and bribed his way out of gainful employment. True enough, no one else is responsible for his chemical dependency and sloth other than himself, but I'm willing to bet he isn't on the public dole, drawing workmen's compensation. Any burdens he imposes on society (monetarily) come during his incarceration. On the other hand, those parasitic leeches who draw workmen's comp dishonestly serve as constant reminders that hyprocrisy is a question of perspective.  (Jul 3, 2009 | post #12)

Junction City, LA

OliveOyl

I'll say one thing for OliveOyl. She is one of the few on this site who chose to speak up for Ty Peace, rather than turn him into an object of scorn and ridicule. I knew Ty when we were both a lot younger than we are today, and he doesn't deserve the hyperbole that has been used to describe his plight. If you want to focus on a local issue, let's talk about all the able-bodied individuals in this area who choose to live on the public dole rather than get out and make an honest living. Junction City/El Dorado and surrounding areas are full of them, and those clowns turn my stomach.  (Jul 3, 2009 | post #10)

Junction City, LA

Deadbeats

For those of you who are miffed about absentee fathers, et cetera, I've got one more for you to consider, and that is those who choose to take workmen's comp rather than going through the rigors of the daily rat race. Case in point: There is one public official within Junction City who draws workmen's comp and rides the streets of JC in his camo vehicle. Every day, he strolls up and down the street, giving people the impression he is rehabbing whatever. However, when hunting season rolls around, he's the first one in the deer stand. Question: If you're "ill" enough to draw workmen's comp, how can you drag a deer out of the woods, or even to your four wheeler? I understand a number of people around JC (and Union County/Claiborne Parish)are doing this, and in this particular clown's case, his wife brings home the bacon while he contemplates life in and around JC. People like this clown need to be neutered.  (Jun 27, 2009 | post #1)

El Dorado, AR

Ty Peace Stories

Although it may not be readily apparent, I'm sure Ty is in a bad state of health due to exposure, neglect, and long-term substance abuse. I mean, you don't have to be a dietitian to realize that the body requires certain nutritional requirements just to sustain life, and in Ty's case, that been challenged a number of times. Life as a transient can't be easy, and I would imagine they have to be creative in order to sustain it. I think the fact that he's lasted this long exposed to weather extremes, lack of medical care, and lack of nutritional meals is a tribute to the elasticity of the human body where life is concerned.  (Jun 15, 2009 | post #140)

Junction City, LA

JC La. Law Enforcement

I know that the La. side covers both Claiborne and Union Parishes, and they probably do have Sheriff's patrols, but I was wondering if they have any local enforcement efforts?  (May 15, 2009 | post #1)