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Geoffrey Stewart Awarded Janie Crump Memorial 4-H Scholarship
Aug10

Geoffrey Stewart Awarded Janie Crump Memorial 4-H Scholarship

Bessonett, Allen Receive Danforth ‘I Dare You’ Award; Civic Center Manager Recognized For Support Of 4-H, Extension Hopkins County Extension Agents Johanna Hicks and Mario Villarino during Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday morning recognized five youth Monday morning for their outstanding achievements and contributions to 4-H and honored one local supporter of 4-H and Extension programs. One students received the...

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Hopkins County 4-H Members Excel In Spite Of COVID-19
Jul22

Hopkins County 4-H Members Excel In Spite Of COVID-19

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent Johanna Hicks  Although our summer 4-H camps have been cancelled, Hopkins County 4-H members have found other outlets in which to direct their attention.  4-H Record-keeping is a valuable skill which can be used later in life – college admission, job applications, and organization. Recently, three Hopkins County 4-H members qualified for District...

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Hopkins County 4-H Members Earn District Honors
Jun01

Hopkins County 4-H Members Earn District Honors

               4-H is the largest youth organization in the United States.  Close to 200 youth are members of 4-H in Hopkins County.  Several members participated in District 4-H contests recently, and brought home numerous awards.  The following is a list of the 4-H’ers along with their respective contests and placings: Food Show Marilena Reyes,...

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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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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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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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Hopkins County 4-H’ers Bring Home Awards By Johanna Hicks
Jul14

Hopkins County 4-H’ers Bring Home Awards By Johanna Hicks

Hopkins County 4-H’ers Bring Home Awards Summer is a busy time around the Hopkins County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office!  Our summer has included the Hopkins County Dairy Festival and Dairy Show; three-week Kids’ Camp: Fun, Food, Fitness; District 4-H Record Book contest; three-day Multi-County 4-H Camp; 4-H Montana Exchange trip fund-raisers; and preparation for the 4-day Skills Camp…and I’m tired!  However, I love my job...

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4-H Members are Geared Up for a Busy Summer

“The Great Outdoors!” was the theme for the 2014 4-H Multi-county 4-H Camp. Hopkins County sent nineteen 4-H members and leaders to this fun camp. We generally have the largest group of any county there, and our kids bring home lots of awards! Big thanks go to Jeremy Bridges, Billy Branch, and Ruthie Mayers for assisting Mario and me with the shooting sports and sewing workshops! Other workshops included Outdoor First Aid, Ropes...

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Christmas Joys Holiday Program – Final Reminder
Oct29

Christmas Joys Holiday Program – Final Reminder

Johanna Hicks Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Consumer Sciences 1200-B W. Houston P.O.Box 518 Sulphur springs, TX 75483 903-885-3443 – phone 903-439-4909 – Fax [email protected] By Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed., Hopkins County Family & Community Health Agent, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, This popular program, scheduled for Monday, Nov. 4, is just a few short days away and both sessions are full. However, we...

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Don’t Give Up Until They Buckle Up! – Johanna Hicks
Apr02

Don’t Give Up Until They Buckle Up! – Johanna Hicks

We all know everything is bigger in Texas!  However, one number that we do not want to see bigger is the number of children ages 8-14 who are fatally injured in motor vehicle crashes.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2009-2012, a total of 188 children ages 8-14 were killed in motor vehicle crashes.  Nationally, among children fatally injured in this age group , an average of 49% were...

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