Parental Involvement in Child’s Academic Success
Apr28

Parental Involvement in Child’s Academic Success

Parental Involvement Contributes to Children’s Academic Success The school year is almost over, and students are counting the days until summer vacation.  Kudos to all the teachers who tirelessly serve in a crucial role to educate our youth, day in and day out. Caregivers, teachers, peers, extended family, media, heredity, and the environment all contribute to a child’s development; however, parents (if present) are the most...

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Cooking Through the Seasons Presented Friday Night
Apr20

Cooking Through the Seasons Presented Friday Night

Dinner Tonight – Cooking Through the Seasons Grab your friends and join us for food and fun at the Dinner Tonight “Cooking Through the Seasons” cooking show, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on Friday, May 20, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, at the ROC (Recreation Outreach Center), 115 Putman Street, Sulphur Springs.  Presenters will focus on the various seasons of the year – New Year’s resolutions and making...

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Food Allergy or Food Intolerance?
Apr15

Food Allergy or Food Intolerance?

Food Allergies – Do You Have Them? Does your tongue itch when you eat shrimp or nuts? Does your stomach ache when you eat dairy products?   You may have food allergies…but, you might not.  People often confuse food allergy with food intolerance. People often confuse food allergy with food intolerance.  Food allergy affects the immune system and can range in reaction from mild to life-threatening – even if a tiny amount of the...

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Top 10 Foods with Health Benefits
Apr07

Top 10 Foods with Health Benefits

Texas A&M University Names Top 10 Foods with Health Benefits Interesting research topics often cross my desk, but this particular article caught my attention more than some.  As my husband and I read through the list of these beneficial foods, we realized that we consume many of these on a regular basis.  This information was posted on Stone Hearth News by Texas A&M University Health Science Center and I wanted to share it...

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No Time For Boredom
Mar31

No Time For Boredom

No Time for Boredom!  Opportunities Abound! March flew by so quickly!  As I turn the page to April in my calendar, I’m amazed at the number of opportunities for individuals to be involved.  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is sponsoring or partnering in many events this spring.  We invite you to check out this list and contact us if you are interested in participating! Last call for registration for the 2016 spring series of...

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Have an Egg-cellent Spring
Mar24

Have an Egg-cellent Spring

by Johanna Hicks Happy Spring and Easter from our Staff It’s spring – – the season to enjoy the great outdoors and to celebrate special occasions like Easter, Mother’s Day, and graduation.  While eggs are used all year, they are especially popular for many spring and summertime activities.  They are used for cooking festive delights and for decorating and hiding just before the big Easter egg hunt. Eggs are perishable and...

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Food Safety and Your Refrigerator
Mar16

Food Safety and Your Refrigerator

by Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Chill Out This Spring! Do you have “mystery foods” hiding in the back of your refrigerator?  Have you discovered something at the very back of the bottom shelf that you didn’t know you had?  As the “home” for raw and cooked foods, the refrigerator is both a useful and vital appliance that must be kept clean to reduce the risk of foodborne illness,...

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Ahh, Spring is in the Air!  Time for Weddings! by Johanna Hicks
Mar08

Ahh, Spring is in the Air! Time for Weddings! by Johanna Hicks

Ahh, Spring is in the Air!  Time for Weddings! If you are the least bit familiar with my educational programming, you are aware that marriage education and diabetes education are a few of my favorite things!  (I also like raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, but that’s another song!) I’ve received good response for the 2016 spring Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes series thus far, and want to encourage anyone who is interested in...

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Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes by Johanna Hicks
Mar04

Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes by Johanna Hicks

Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes Have you or a loved one been told you have diabetes?  Do you want to learn how to recognize high carbohydrate foods?  Do you need the skills to manage diabetes?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has the solution – Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes.  A spring series will be held on Mondays and Thursdays, April 4, 7, 11, 14, and 18, at the Hopkins County...

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BE ROADWISE IN THE DARK by Johanna Hicks
Feb25

BE ROADWISE IN THE DARK by Johanna Hicks

BE ROADWISE IN THE DARK                   According to research from the National Safety Council, driving at night is more dangerous than any other time of day, with traffic deaths three-times greater at night compared to daytime hours. The reason for this is that driver vision — the most important sense necessary for driving — is compromised at night,  including depth perception, color recognition, and peripheral vision....

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