Former state Rep. Raymond "Lala" Lalonde has been elected to serve as chairman of the Lafayette Parish Republican Executive Committee for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1. Elected to serve alongside Lalonde are Michael Hebert (vice chairman), Stan Brosky (secretary) and Peggy Castille (treasurer).
The 14-member PEC meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Southside Branch of the Lafayette Public Library.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.