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Extension Celebrates Family Mealtime by Johanna Hicks
Aug26

Extension Celebrates Family Mealtime by Johanna Hicks

Extension Celebrates Family Mealtime Join us September, 2015, as Texas A&M AgriLife Extension celebrates family mealtime by MAKING IT FUN!  Eating meals together promotes: Quality time for child and adult interaction.  Family dinner provides time to share activities from the day or discuss upcoming events. A food & health connection.  Eating together provides an opportunity to talk about and model good nutrition and health...

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Enrollment for 4-H is Now Underway – by Johanna Hicks
Aug22

Enrollment for 4-H is Now Underway – by Johanna Hicks

Enrollment for 4-H is Now Underway Each August, a massive campaign for 4-H enrollment takes place across the country.  The 4-H year goes from September 1st to August 31, and we welcome all youth!  Current members must re-enroll each to keep membership status, and new members are encouraged to join.  It’s really quite simple, but there are a few things to keep in mind. There are currently 5 clubs in Hopkins County: Dike (meets in the...

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What Does Family & Consumer Sciences Mean?
Aug15

What Does Family & Consumer Sciences Mean?

What Does Family & Consumer Sciences Mean? I’m going to get up on my soap box for a little while, so be prepared!  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offers a wealth of information, and it’s right here in your community!  Often when individuals call our office, they ask for “the County Agent”.  If I am the one who happens to answer the phone, my response is, “What is the nature of your question so I will know which agent can...

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Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes
Aug07
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Cooking Well with Diabetes
Aug07
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Texas Marriage Education Workshop
Aug06
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What is 54321+8?  Read to Find Out! – by Johanna Hicks
Aug04

What is 54321+8? Read to Find Out! – by Johanna Hicks

What is 54321+8?  Read to Find Out! I recently had the privilege of attending the 2015 Texas Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences conference in Brenham.  We had some very informative speakers, and I want to highlight one in particular.  Maureen Lyons is a familiar name among Family & Consumer Sciences professionals.  She works for Health Edco, an educational resource company.  Her presentation was “54321+8 (or...

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Want to Learn to Sew?
Jul25

Want to Learn to Sew?

Want to Learn to Sew? With the resurgence in the interest in home food preservation, we have distributed lots of packets outlining safety procedures and recipes for preserving the harvest.  Another skill which took to the “back burner” for a while is sewing, but I have received calls lately inquiring about a basic sewing workshop.  The last workshop I led was November, 2013, and it spilled over into 2014 for six month because...

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Summer Vacations with Children
Jul14

Summer Vacations with Children

My best childhood memories involved family vacations.  We were a family of campers, and I can still recall breathing in the fresh mountain air, relaxing by the light of a campfire, roasting marshmallows over open flame, hiking on beautiful trails, dipping our toes into ice cold streams, skipping rocks across glass-smooth lakes, consuming freshly made breakfast under our dining tarp, curling up in a sleeping bag, and most of all,...

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Summer Fun with Hopkins County 4-H
Jul11

Summer Fun with Hopkins County 4-H

As I prepare this column, the sights, sounds, smells, and excitement of Multi-county 4-H camp are still fresh on my mind!  Hopkins County took a group of 20 4-H members and leaders to Lakeview Baptist Conference Center in Lone Star for three days of activities, workshops, team building sessions, and recreation. Workshop sessions included Geo-caching, Human Foosball, Electricity, Pillow-making, Ropes Course, and Junior Master...

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