The challenges thrown at Lake Charles businesspeople every day are enough to make all but the strongest entrepreneurs run for cover. When you add the challenges of marriage to the demands of creating and running a successful business, the combination can sometimes force a person to choose between commerce and personal relationships.
The investigation began last year as summer was just beginning. It recently reached its conclusion with the filing of criminal charges for malfeasance in office and payroll fraud against Louisiana Tax Commission administrator Charles K. Abels III.
According to a Lake Charles TV news report, seven people have been arrested in connection with a pawn shop burglary and home invasion. The incidents apparently took place about two hours north of Lake Charles in Vernon Parish.
If you drive about 120 miles northeast of Lake Charles, you will come to the small city of Marksville, the seat of Avoyelles Parish. The area is in shock and grief after a dozen parishioners from the Avoyelles House of Mercy traveling in a church van were in a fiery interstate crash that left seven people dead and eight others injured.
For those raised in a stable two-parent home environment, the effects of divorce can be devastating – even as adults. But with grey divorce on the rise, questions remain about how grown children may experience its impact.
It happens at the end of every year: couples struggling to keep their marriages intact will give their relationships one last chance over the holidays. For some couples, that renewed effort brings them closer together and revives their marriages. For others, the holidays serve as a last gasp for their marriages, making it clear that it is finally time to go in another direction.