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Help Save Lives this July 4th By Johanna Hicks
Jun22

Help Save Lives this July 4th By Johanna Hicks

Help Save Lives This July Fourth! For the past 242 years, on July Fourth, Americans have celebrated the birth of our great nation.  We set off fireworks, fly American flags, attend special concerts, and partake in backyard barbecues and pool parties galore.  But as the celebrations wind down and friends and families head home, it’s vital we all work together to spread this life-saving message: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving.  This...

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AgriLife: Summer Picnics & Foodborne Illness
Jun08

AgriLife: Summer Picnics & Foodborne Illness

by Johanna Hicks Summer Picnics & Foodborne Illness – Not a Good Combo!                Ahhh, summertime!  Time for swimming, traveling, sleeping late, vacation, picnicking, summer camps, Vacation Bible School, and so much more.  However, the extreme Texas summers can be brutal, especially when it comes to keeping picnic foods safe.                Foodborne bacteria can multiply quickly in hot temperatures.  Rebecca Dittmar, a...

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Summer is Here-Too Much Sun Hurts By Johanna Hicks
Jun01

Summer is Here-Too Much Sun Hurts By Johanna Hicks

Summer is Here – Too Much Sun Hurts                Followers of my Facebook page (Hopkins County Family & Community Health) have already seen this information, but I thought it was worth repeating.  With summer here, more and more people will be outdoors for vacation, swimming, or playing.  Just a few serious sunburns can increase your child’s risk of skin cancer later in life.  Their skin needs protection from the sun’s harmful...

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CPR, Kids Camp, and 4-H Project Tour Day By Johanna Hicks
May25

CPR, Kids Camp, and 4-H Project Tour Day By Johanna Hicks

Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED and Basic First Aid Offered                Have you taken CRP and First Aid, but your certification expired?  Does your place of employment require this certification?  Do you want to receive the training for your own personal benefit?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, I have a solution for you!                A few weeks ago, a colleague from Upshur County contacted me about the possibility...

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Are You Ready for the Whipped Challenge and Other Upcoming Events? By Johanna Hicks
May18

Are You Ready for the Whipped Challenge and Other Upcoming Events? By Johanna Hicks

Are You Ready for the Whipped Challenge?                The buzz is building and plans are in full swing as we prepare for the 2018 Hopkins County Dairy Festival “Whipped” Challenge.  Businesses, civic clubs, churches, schools, and organizations are encouraged to enter a team.  So, what is the “Whipped Challenge?”  If you have ever watched the popular show called “Chopped” on the Food Network, we are patterning our event after that...

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Happy Mother’s Day & Summer Camps for Kids By Johanna Hicks
May11

Happy Mother’s Day & Summer Camps for Kids By Johanna Hicks

Happy Mother’s Day                Sunday is a special day for moms all across the country.  Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father’s Day,...

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Are You at Nutrition Risk? By Johanna Hicks
May04

Are You at Nutrition Risk? By Johanna Hicks

Are You at Nutrition Risk?                I recently had the privilege of implementing a nutrition program targeted toward the 55+ crowd, and we had some very good discussions!  We started off by taking a quiz, followed by reviewing some nutrients that are often lacking in the diets of older adults.  Take the quiz below to see if you are at nutrition risk: 1)      Have you changed the kind or amount of food you eat because of a...

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Bone up on the Health of Your Bones By Johanna Hicks
Apr27

Bone up on the Health of Your Bones By Johanna Hicks

Bone up on the Health of Your Bones                The month of May is nearly upon us, and all across the nation, Osteoporosis Prevention Month will be recognized.  Osteoporosis is often called the “silent disease,” because bone loss occurs without symptoms.  The first sign may be a fracture due to weakened bones.  A sudden strain or bump can break a bone.                Osteoporosis is a major health threat for estimated 44 million...

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You’ve Been Whipped By Johanna Hicks
Apr20

You’ve Been Whipped By Johanna Hicks

You’ve Been Whipped!                Many of you have already gotten wind of a new event being held during the 2018 Hopkins County Dairy Festival.  Excitement is building, and plans are in full swing as we prepare for the “Whipped” Challenge.  Businesses, civic clubs, and organizations are encouraged to enter a team.  Here’s how it works: 1)      The contest will take place on the front grounds of the Hopkins County Civic Center, 1200...

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What’s Up with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension? By Johanna Hicks
Apr13

What’s Up with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension? By Johanna Hicks

What’s Up with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension?                Spring is here, and at the Hopkins County Extension Office, we have hit the ground running!  So many opportunities are available and we don’t want you to miss out.  Below are dates, times, locations, and description of upcoming events, some of which are for certain groups, and others are open to anyone. Teen Safety Day When:  Thursday, April 19 Where:  Hopkins County...

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