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Easy, Breezy New Year’s Resolution By Johanna Hicks
Jan18

Easy, Breezy New Year’s Resolution By Johanna Hicks

             While eating more fruits and vegetables and parking as far away from the supermarket as possible will help improve your health in 2019, here’s a resolution that can impact the lives of others — as well as your own life.  Make a resolution in 2019 to focus on your driving and drive like you would want the person in front of you, behind you, and beside you to drive.                  On many occasions, I have found myself...

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Off to a Healthy Start By Johanna Hicks
Jan11

Off to a Healthy Start By Johanna Hicks

               You have probably heard, “New Year, New You.”  I, for one, prefer being myself, but there are some improvements that can be made. The start of the new year is the perfect time to establish new goals, habits, and a healthy lifestyle.  Teas A&M AgriLife Extension Service recommends starting this year off on the right foot by getting active and eating right!...

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Hopkins County 4-H & Youth Program By Johanna Hicks
Jan04

Hopkins County 4-H & Youth Program By Johanna Hicks

           Several of my previous columns featured major programs that are offered through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Hopkins County.  One of the major branches under the large umbrella of Extension is the 4-H & Youth program, so I wanted to focus on some of the accomplishments of our youth.                Hopkins County boasts nearly 150 4-H...

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A Year in Review – Master Wellness Volunteer Initiative By Johanna Hicks
Dec28

A Year in Review – Master Wellness Volunteer Initiative By Johanna Hicks

Note: This is the 4th in a series of “A Year in Review,” highlighting major program efforts in the area of Family & Community Health.                In the United States, 80% of all health spending is related to chronic conditions – things like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and others.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and...

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Merry Christmas from the Extension Staff By Johanna Hicks
Dec21

Merry Christmas from the Extension Staff By Johanna Hicks

               Christmas is a joyous time for reflecting on the birth and life of Jesus, and how we are impacted by the ultimate gift He gave us.  One of my favorite family traditions is that of pulling out a collection of Christmas books, mostly children’s books.  I remember growing up in Cleburne, TX, sitting on my daddy’s lap as a child, listening as he read story books to my family....

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Kids’ Camp: Fun, Food, Fitness By Johanna Hicks
Dec14

Kids’ Camp: Fun, Food, Fitness By Johanna Hicks

Note: this is the 3rd in a series of “A Year in Review,” highlighting major program efforts in the area of Family & Community Health.  Any parent who has had a 1st thru 4th grade child in the Sulphur Springs ISD the past 8 years has probably heard of this camp.  The camp, started in 2010, was developed by the Community Health/Wellness Alliance as a way to address childhood health in Hopkins County.  Relevance: ...

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A Year in Review – Diabetes Education By Johanna Hicks
Nov30

A Year in Review – Diabetes Education By Johanna Hicks

A Year in Review – Diabetes Education                For the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting some of the major program impacts from 2018.  Many people are not aware of the positive influence that Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has on the health and well-being of individuals.  This week, I want to focus on the diabetes education program in Hopkins...

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Impaired Driving: A Deadly Danger at Thanksgiving By Johanna Hicks
Nov16

Impaired Driving: A Deadly Danger at Thanksgiving By Johanna Hicks

               Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have joined forces this Thanksgiving holiday to remind drivers that whether under the influence of illegal drugs, prescription drugs, or alcohol, any form of impaired driving is deadly and dangerous — and illegal.  The message is clear: If You...

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Agrilife: Hopkins County 4-H Members Featured; Master Wellness Volunteer Training; Jalapeno Cornbread
Nov13

Agrilife: Hopkins County 4-H Members Featured; Master Wellness Volunteer Training; Jalapeno Cornbread

Hopkins County 4-H Members Featured                In the next few weeks, you’ll be reading about the variety of programs, series, workshops, field days, and other events offered through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Hopkins County.  We recently held our annual Extension Leadership Banquet to honor our committees, Master Volunteers, 4-H leaders,...

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Living Well/Managing Diabetes By Johanna Hicks
Nov09

Living Well/Managing Diabetes By Johanna Hicks

Approximately 12% of Hopkins County residents have been diagnosed with diabetes, while the diabetes prevalence of Texas is 10%.  That’s a large percentage, but it doesn’t mean doom and gloom!  Diabetes can be controlled, and with the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays rapidly approaching, management of the disease is even more important.  “Diabetes Forecast Magazine,” a publication from the American Diabetes Association, give some...

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