Love is in the Air by Johanna Hicks
Apr23

Love is in the Air by Johanna Hicks

Love is in the Air June, the most popular month for weddings is rapidly approaching, and I wanted to announce a great opportunity for engaged couples, married couples, or seriously dating couples.  The “Twogether in Texas” marriage education workshop is approved by the state of Texas, and engaged couples will be given a certificate to take to the County Clerk’s office when applying for a marriage license.  The certificate will give...

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Calling All Cooks! by Johanna Hicks

Calling All Cooks!   Each year, Hopkins County pays tribute to the dairy industry through the Hopkins County Dairy Festival.  The board has been busily preparing for the 2015 event, and it is shaping up to be a great festival! The Dairy Recipe Contest, held during the Hopkins County Dairy Festival, is a great way to showcase those dairy-rich recipes.  From chocolate cheesecake to cheesy corn bake, we’ve had some absolutely...

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Kid’s Safe Saturday by Johanna Hicks
Apr08

Kid’s Safe Saturday by Johanna Hicks

Kids’ Safe Saturday Just Days Away! Kids’ Safe Saturday, a popular event for families, is rapidly approaching, and I wanted to remind everyone of the date, time, and place.  The event has been scheduled for Saturday, April 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Buford Park in Sulphur Springs.  Games, prizes, hot dogs, and lots of give-away items will be provided free of charge. When you arrive, check in at the pavilion to receive a game...

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National Nutrition Month
Mar27

National Nutrition Month

Making Fruits & Vegetables the Easy Choice March is National Nutrition Month, and as it draws to a close, we still need to keep in mind healthy eating concepts.  In Texas, three out of four deaths are attributed to a chronic disease.  However, studies show an intake of at least two and a half cups of vegetables and fruits per day as part of a healthy eating plan can reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases. Lifestyle is hectic...

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Preserving the Harvest by Johanna Hicks
Mar17

Preserving the Harvest by Johanna Hicks

With the recent warmer temperatures, many people are turning their thoughts to gardening.  An abundance of home grown fruits and vegetables often triggers the desire to can foods at home.   While this can be a fun and rewarding way to keep foods long after the season ends, care must be taken to assure that foods canned at home are safe to eat. Following research-based methods and using tested recipes are things to consider when...

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