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Ahhh-Autumn, Pumpkins, & Onions By Johanna Hicks
Oct20

Ahhh-Autumn, Pumpkins, & Onions By Johanna Hicks

Greetings from Omaha, Nebraska!  As I prepare this week’s column, I’m enjoying the cool temperatures on the second day of the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences conference.  It has been an adventurous trip, but I won’t go into that for now.  However, the cooler temperatures have inspired me to share a recipe from Extension’s “Dinner Tonight” website.  I hope you will try this recipe as a main dish! Creamy...

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Transitioning to Fall By Johanna Hicks
Oct13

Transitioning to Fall By Johanna Hicks

Transitioning to Fall During the months of October and November, pumpkins seem to be a staple: pumpkin patches, jack-o’-lanterns, fall pumpkins decorations, and pumpkin pie.  Pumpkins are one of the most popular crops, with 1.5 billion being grown each year.  With all that pumpkin, what else can you do with it? You can make your own pumpkin puree!  You will need 2 pie pumpkins or 1 regular carving pumpkin.  The pie pumpkins are easier...

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October-No Time to be Bored By Johanna Hicks
Oct06

October-No Time to be Bored By Johanna Hicks

October – No Time to be Bored! One statement that you definitely will NOT hear around our office is, “I’m bored with nothing to do.”  Below is just a sampling of the opportunities that are offered through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office: National 4-H Week – even though the official week ended on October 7, we invite you to view the entries that were submitted by Hopkins County 4-H members as part of the 4-H Project Show. ...

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Kickoff of 4-H Week 2017
Oct03

Kickoff of 4-H Week 2017

On Monday, Oct 2nd, thirty local members of the Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program gathered at the courthouse steps to witness the proclamation given by Judge Robert Newsom signaling the start of National 4-H Week which runs from Oct. 2nd through 7th. 4-H is a national organization which helps young people develop life-long knowledge and skills to become engaged citizens. The organization is divided into many different...

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Coming UP: 4-H Week Kick-off
Sep29

Coming UP: 4-H Week Kick-off

Hopkins County 4-H will celebrate the kick-off of National 4-H Week, Monday, October 2, 4:30 p.m. on the Courthouse steps.  The 4-H Proclamation will be read by Hopkins County Judge, Robert Newsom, and refreshments will be served.  A display exhibiting pictures of 4-H activities from the past year, as well as registration information will also be available.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend and meet some of our 4-H...

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National 4-H Week, By Johanna Hicks
Sep27

National 4-H Week, By Johanna Hicks

National 4-H Week For the 75th consecutive year, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week during the first full week of October.  Hopkins County 4-H will leverage National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people , and will highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in our community who work each day to make a positive impact on...

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Hopkins County Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest: Registration Opening Soon
Sep23

Hopkins County Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest: Registration Opening Soon

By Savannah Owens The Hopkins County Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest is not to be confused with the Arts and Craft Show. Occurring on Oct. 27th and 28th, this event will be held from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, and 9:00 am to 1:30 pm on Saturday. There are many different categories to enter in from photography to baked goods, sewing and more! (See the full list below.) KSST talked to Johanna Hicks, chairwoman for this event, to...

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Hopkins County Fall Festival Arts & Craft Show: Coming Soon
Sep22

Hopkins County Fall Festival Arts & Craft Show: Coming Soon

By Savannah Owens Get ready for October 27th and 28th, the Hopkins County Fall Festival and Extension Agency are hosting the Arts and Craft Show! The show will be held from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Oct. 27th and from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Oct. 28th in the Sulphur Springs High School Cafeteria and North Entry. The Arts and Craft Show is completely free to get in and open for anyone! Vendors can bring their homemade, non-commercial, items...

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Are You Crafty? We Need Your Talents! By Johanna Hicks
Sep22

Are You Crafty? We Need Your Talents! By Johanna Hicks

Are You Crafty?  We Need Your Talents! Last week, I told you about the Hopkins County Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest, with promises to tell you about the Arts & Crafts Show this week.  Each year, a major attraction for the Fall Festival is the Arts & Crafts Show.  If you have not visited this event, make a point to go this year! The Arts & Crafts Show is for artisans of all kinds to sell their hand-crafted items.  The...

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4-H recognition By Johanna Hicks
Sep04

4-H recognition By Johanna Hicks

Hopkins County 4-H Recognizes Outstanding Leader/Member Most people have heard of 4-H, the state’s largest youth organization, but many don’t realize that 4-H is under the direction of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.  Hopkins County has a strong 4-H program, and this was evident at the recent 4-H Achievement Banquet.  With over 160 4-H members in Hopkins County, 4-H offers a wide variety of opportunities. The 2017 4-H...

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