Shinkai Judo, a local community orientated Judo Club, is hosting the 2011 Louisiana State Judo Tournament. The tournament features various weight divisions and skill levels for both children and adult judo players. Registration is $40 for participants. Awards are given for first, second and third place and all participating children will receive medals. All participants must have current membership in a judo association, such as USA Judo (memberships will be available at the event).
The 2011 Louisiana State Judo Tournament takes place on March 19 at the Comeaux Recreation Center, 411 West Bluebird Street in Lafayette.
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.