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Students enjoying a science experiment at one of the many events Dow holds at local high schools 69,000 state job vacancies expected in tech field by ‘18
March 20 at 10:10 am
Anticipating growing competition for skilled workers, Dow stepped up efforts with a program called STEM – science, technology, engineering and math education – to literally create a K-12 pipeline to fill these highly sought jobs.

Stranded on the roadside, an 18-wheeler rear-ended three vehicles on U.S. Highway 90 in Boutte Tuesday morning. Below, State Police arrest the truck driver, who is later charged with DWI. Truck driver crashes into three vehicles in Boutte, charged with DWI
March 20 at 9:47 am
A truck driver was arrested and charged with a DWI after crashing into three cars and injuring three people in Boutte on Tuesday morning, according to the Louisiana State Police.

DHS star makes history DHS star makes history
March 20 at 9:33 am
Destrehan High School sophomore Cara “Moon” Ursin has been chosen as Louisiana’s Gatorade Player of the Year for girls’ basketball, becoming the first athlete in the history of St. Charles Parish to win the award.

Strike over: Louisiana members OK deal, returning to work Strike over: Louisiana members OK deal, returning to work
March 20 at 8:53 am
By Wednesday, more than 500 strikers put down their signs and will start going back to work on Monday at the Norco Manufacturing Complex, ending the first nationwide oil refinery strike in more than 30 years.

 Above, Hailey Dinkins and Margo Matherne load donated items to take to the ARNO Shelter. Hahnville Girl Scout Troop 20554 earns Silver award
March 20 at 8:22 am
Girl Scout Cadettes Hailey Dinkins, Catelyn Errington and Margo Matherne in Hahnville Troop 20554 earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award a registered Girl Scout Cadette in grades 6-8 can achieve.

LSU AgCenter expands research for most popular flower - the rose LSU AgCenter expands research for most popular flower - the rose
March 20 at 8:13 am
Roses continue to be among the most popular flowering plants in Louisiana landscapes, and the LSU AgCenter is expanding its rose research and demonstration trials at the AgCenter Hammond Research Station and the AgCenter Botanical Gardens at Burden.

Longtime ‘Voice of the LaBranche Wetlands’ is Rotary of St. Charles’ Citizen of the Year Longtime ‘Voice of the LaBranche Wetlands’ is Rotary of St. Charles’ Citizen of the Year
March 20 at 8:05 am
Considered “the voice of the LaBranche Wetlands” for more than 40 years, Milton L. Cambre has been named the Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish’s Citizen of the Year.

Lady Tigers blank  East St. John, 15-0 Lady Tigers blank East St. John, 15-0
March 20 at 7:44 am
The Hahnville Lady Tigers shutout East St. John 15-0 at home on Tuesday night with multiple hits from freshman Sarah VanEtta in the first and second inning.

Lady Cats rout Central Lafourche in 14-0 shutout Lady Cats rout Central Lafourche in 14-0 shutout
March 20 at 7:36 am
Destrehan’s Lady Wildcats scored eleven runs in the first inning against Central Lafourche in Tuesday’s 14-0 shutout win.

Tigers beat STM 17-10, but can’t hold on against Barbe, Evangel Tigers beat STM 17-10, but can’t hold on against Barbe, Evangel
March 20 at 7:27 am
The Hahnville Tigers struggled last week in non-league play with losses to Evangel High School and Barbe High School, but saved face when they met St. Thomas More.

Wildcats rebound from Jesuit loss to knock off Lutcher, 3-0 Wildcats rebound from Jesuit loss to knock off Lutcher, 3-0
March 20 at 7:05 am
The Destrehan Fighting Wildcats suffered a few bumps and bruises in their schedule last week but rallied on Tuesday to give the team a positive outlook for the remainder of this week.

St. Joseph altars offer opportunity for gratitude, prayers St. Joseph altars offer opportunity for gratitude, prayers
March 13 at 12:57 pm
St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands will have the altar for viewing and serving food from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at the church at 17292, La. Highway 631. Viewing only will continue until 2:30 p.m.

$3.6M Norco Elementary wing nearing completion $3.6M Norco Elementary wing nearing completion
March 13 at 12:46 pm
Work is substantially complete on the $3.6 million wing at Norco Elementary School.

U.S. Attorney busts Destrehan mother- daughter team in $1M tax return scam U.S. Attorney busts Destrehan mother- daughter team in $1M tax return scam
March 13 at 12:45 pm
Lashanda Vinnett, 30, of Destrehan has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for conspiracy to defraud the United States and the Internal Revenue Service.

Norco students honored for caring, friendship in February
March 13 at 12:01 pm
Norco Elementary School students were recognized for exhibiting “Caring, Friendship and Tolerance” for February.

S.C. Parish summer camp registration is underway S.C. Parish summer camp registration is underway
March 13 at 11:55 am
The St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation is taking applications for its 2015 Inclusive Summer Day Camp.

Students participating in  LSU residence program Students participating in LSU residence program
March 13 at 11:47 am
Brad Frazier, an LSU College of Agriculture freshman from St. Rose, scoops a small alligator out of a holding tank at the LSU AgCenter Aquaculture Station.

Louisiana’s largest outdoor show, boat spectacular held this weekend in Gonzales
March 13 at 11:13 am
The 36th Annual Louisiana Sportsman Show and Festival, Louisiana’s largest outdoor show and boat spectacular, will be held March 12-15 at the Lamar- Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

Cashio’s Food Villa  has new name, owner
Cashio’s Food Villa has new name, owner
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Marked by an impressive historical mural telling St. Charles Parish’s history, Cashio Food Villa is now part of Destrehan’s story, too.