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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Texas Marriage Education by Johanna Hicks
Jul01

Texas Marriage Education by Johanna Hicks

Happy Independence Day – God Bless America! This time of year is always a meaningful reminder of how our country began, the brave men and women who fought for the freedoms we have, and the basis upon which our country was built.  The Lord has blessed  our country in so many ways, even when we have turned our backs on Him.  My prayer is that our country will be healed and our hearts will be changed.  Enjoy spending your time with...

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Fresh Produce & Farmers’ Markets – a Great Partnership!
Jun17

Fresh Produce & Farmers’ Markets – a Great Partnership!

Oh, the joy of perusing brightly colored fruits and vegetables at a Farmers’ Market!  These goodies are loaded with minerals, vitamins, and fiber.  The Sunrise market in downtown Sulphur Springs each Saturday is the perfect place to find tasty and colorful foods.  However, there are some safe handling tips  to assure that you protect yourself and your family from food poisoning.  It is important to be consistent in practicing safe...

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2015 Dairy Foods Contest – Get Ready!
Jun15
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Hopkins County 4-H’ers Host Virginia 4-H Families
Jun12

Hopkins County 4-H’ers Host Virginia 4-H Families

Just in time for the 2015 Dairy Festival, 4-H families will be visiting Hopkins County. Twenty-eight youth from Smyth County, Virginia will spend four nights in host homes and enjoy many of the sites, smells, and sounds of Hopkins County! Our visitor will be taking part in Festival activities and even have a trip to AT&T Stadium planned. Be sure to extend a proper Texas Welcome if you happen to meet of our esteemed visitors....

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2015 Dairy Foods Contest – Get Ready!
Jun10
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Last Call for 2015 Dairy Recipe Contest!
Jun09

Last Call for 2015 Dairy Recipe Contest!

Procrastinators beware!  The deadline for submitting the written entry for the 2015 Hopkins County Dairy Festival Recipe contest is Monday, June 15, no later than 5:00 p.m.  It is so simple – just give us your name, contact information, age group, and category, along with a copy of your recipe.  Then, on Saturday, June 20, bring the prepared dish to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office between 1:00 and 1:30 p.m.  Judging will...

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Summer, 2015  Diabetes Series
Jun08
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