Halloween Safety for Pedestrians, Bicyclists, and Motorists
Oct21

Halloween Safety for Pedestrians, Bicyclists, and Motorists

Halloween Safety for Pedestrians, Bicyclists, and Motorists Each year, I like to remind families about Halloween safety.  Those of you who know me are aware that I’m not fond of Halloween, but many people spend the time to be outdoors with their children to enjoy treats, fun, and games.  The days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting longer.  With shorter days comes more night driving.  Because nighttime driving is more...

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Answering Your Questions
Oct15

Answering Your Questions

I recently had the privilege of exhibiting at a health fair for employees of Ocean Spray, Inc.  I met some delightful individuals, but one especially caught my attention.  He is an avid reader of my weekly columns (thank you!), and stated that he enjoyed them, but that they never quite met his needs.  In discussing the matter further with him, I learned that he is on the road for hours each day, and often gone overnight.  He also has...

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Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest
Oct09

Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest

Excitement is building for the 2014 Hopkins County Fall Festival.  I want to tell you about three exciting events that will take place on October 24 and 25, starting with the Creative Arts Contest.  This contest, held in the Sulphur Springs High School Conference Center, is open only to Hopkins County residents due to space limitations, but we always have an excellent showing!  Here are the guidelines: 1)      Participants may enter...

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National 4-H Week

4-H has a long, proud history in Hopkins County.  All across the nation, 4-H’ers will be recognizing National 4-H Week, October 5-11.  County 4-H clubs and groups have the opportunity to showcase what they have gained from their membership at the local and county level, said Dr. Toby Lepley, assistant state 4-H leader for the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program.  A fundamental purpose of the 4-H program is to highlight our program’s...

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Offers On-line Classes

Many of you are aware of the excellent programs, workshops, camps, seminars, and special events that Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offers in Hopkins County, but did you know that we offer so much more?  The Family and Consumer Sciences distance learning website offers online courses that are convenient, flexible, affordable, and based on the latest research.  Courses are available for professionals seeking to fulfill...

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Building a Foundation for Your Child’s Literacy Development

Learning to read and write are skills that are essential to a child’s success in school and later life.  As a parent, you play a vital role in providing guidance, instruction, and opportunities for learning that will help him or her develop the skills needed to be successful both academically and socially.  Dr. Stephen Green, Associate Professor and Extension Child Development Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service,...

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Diabetes Event

AgriLife Extension Agent Johanna Hicks is involved in several events in the months ahead. There will be a Diabetes Academy Wednesday at the Extension Office starting at 9:30 a.m. Ms. Hicks says a diabetic’s educator will be available for an hour or hour and a half to answer questions about diabetes. There is no charge....

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Johanna Hicks 09/03/14
Sep03

Johanna Hicks 09/03/14

Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest In just a few short weeks, Hopkins County will be teeming with out-of-town visitors, the smell of stew cooked over an open fire, the sound of laughter coming from carnival rides, shoppers looking for that one-of-a-kind hand-crafted item, live music resonating through the air, trolley rides, and all the sights, sounds, and smells associated with a county fair. The Hopkins County Fall Festival begin...

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New 4-H Year Underway!
Aug28

New 4-H Year Underway!

With the start of school comes the beginning of a new 4-H year. 4-H is the nation’s largest youth organization. 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is about having fun, learning, exploring and discovering. In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities. More than 65,000 Texas youth are enrolled...

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Together We Are Changing Diabetes
Aug25
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