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Extension’s “Walk Across Texas” Shows Results By Johanna Hicks
Sep14

Extension’s “Walk Across Texas” Shows Results By Johanna Hicks

Extension’s “Walk Across Texas” Shows Results                Fall is definitely a busy time of year!  And what better incentive is there to acquire some physical activity than cooler weather?  Most people who aren’t able to run, lift weights, or participate in strenuous activity can walk.  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s program, “Walk Across Texas,” is making an impact in Hopkins County!  This is an initiative to encourage...

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Tailgating and Picnicking Safely this Football Season By Johanna Hicks
Sep07

Tailgating and Picnicking Safely this Football Season By Johanna Hicks

               Texans are crazy about football.  However, this is also middle school and high school cross country, volleyball, and tennis season.  Sports fans are out in full force to support their favorite high school, college, and professional teams.  Tailgating is often associated with football season, so don’t let your fun be spoiled by foodborne illness.                Foodborne illness, with its stomach cramps, diarrhea,...

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Fall is on the Way – Arts & Crafts Show, Too By Johanna Hicks
Aug31

Fall is on the Way – Arts & Crafts Show, Too By Johanna Hicks

               Our warm summer temperatures seem to drag on, but cooler weather is on the way!  The start of football season, the appearance of fall clothing in store windows, and the abundance of fall decorations trigger a new attitude in many folks.  Along with fall, many folks in Hopkins County and beyond look forward to the Hopkins County Fall Festival.  Last week’s column focused on the Creative Arts Contest, and already the...

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Creative Arts Contest – Are You Ready? By Johanna Hicks
Aug24

Creative Arts Contest – Are You Ready? By Johanna Hicks

               Every year, the Hopkins County Fall Festival features fun events for the entire family.  This year’s event will begin with a ribbon cutting on Celebration Square at noon, Friday, October 19.  The parade will take place on Saturday, October 20, and other events will take place throughout the week.  Two of the highlights of the fair are the Arts & Crafts Show and the Creative Arts Contest.  These are two totally...

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School’s Back: Equip Your Child By Johanna Hicks
Aug17

School’s Back: Equip Your Child By Johanna Hicks

School’s Back!  Equip Your Child                With the start of school, many students are looking forward to seeing their friends, meeting their new teachers, and getting back into a daily routine.  Equip your student to have a successful year.  Also, teach your child to be a buddy, not a bully.                Do you remember the school bully who went around teasing and threatening you or your classmates?  Remember how you felt? ...

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4-H Grows Here By Johanna Hicks
Aug10

4-H Grows Here By Johanna Hicks

4-H Grows Here!                Every August, registration for 4-H membership begins.  The 4-H year coincides with the school year, so that makes it easy to get in from the very beginning!  For families who are new to the 4-H experience, allow me to start at the beginning. What is 4-H?  4-H is a national organization which helps young people develop...

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Spots Still Available in Marriage Education Workshop
Aug03

Spots Still Available in Marriage Education Workshop

I will be implementing the Twogether in Texas marriage education workshop and need your help getting the word out!  This workshop is only offered three times a year, and this is the last one for 2018.  The 2019 sessions are scheduled for February, May, and August.  Three couples are currently signed up, but I have room for more.  Here are the details for the one rapidly approaching: What:  Together in Texas Marriage Education workshop...

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Upcoming Events By Johanna Hicks
Aug03

Upcoming Events By Johanna Hicks

Back-to-School and Marriage Education                August is here, and your Texas A&M AgriLife Hopkins County Extension Office is buzzing with activity! Other than the Back-to-School Fair, County 4-H Achievement Banquet, “Certified Judges’ Training for Fairs, Festivals, and Events” which will all take place in August, I want to remind everyone that on August 25, the last Twogether in Texas Marriage Education workshop for 2018...

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So Many Choices: Events and More By Johanna Hicks
Jul20

So Many Choices: Events and More By Johanna Hicks

So Many Choices!                We make decisions every day – what to wear, what to eat, how to spend our day, whether or not to answer the phone, what to watch on TV, whom to text or call, and even things we don’t think about, like where to sit, what to read (whether in the newspaper, on your phone, on your computer, on your smart watch, etc.)  We literally make hundreds of choices, if not thousands, every day.                At the...

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Expand Your Horizons By Johanna Hicks
Jul13

Expand Your Horizons By Johanna Hicks

Expand Your Horizons!                Texas A&M AgriLife Extension prides itself in quality volunteers and collaborators.  Because of feedback from several people, we are bringing a workshop to Sulphur Springs which will have far-reaching impact, not only on Hopkins County, but also in surrounding counties.  The Certified Volunteer Training for Judging Fairs, Festivals, and Events, will take place on two separate days, with each...

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