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2022: Year In Review – Child Health/Wellness
Nov24

2022: Year In Review – Child Health/Wellness

Johanna Hicks By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County, [email protected] This is the second of the program impact summaries provided by Hopkins County Family & Community Health Extension.  Relevance According to https://nccd.cdc.gov, Hopkins County has a population of approximately 37,211, with 19% of children living in poverty an average of 21% of youth ages 6-19...

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Extension Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers, Supporters At Annual Banquet
Nov04

Extension Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers, Supporters At Annual Banquet

Hopkins County AgriLife Extension Office recognized outstanding volunteers and supporters Thursday evening, Nov. 3, during the 2022 Extension Leadership Banquet. Featured Speaker While honorees and special guests enjoyed a meal of salad, baked potatoes, barbecue and peach cobbler prepared by Andy and Mary Lou Wright, Hopkins County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace BJ Teer discussed ways everyone can became gamechangers. Precinct 1...

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Hicks Recognized With National Master Volunteer Excellence In Programming Award
Sep30

Hicks Recognized With National Master Volunteer Excellence In Programming Award

The National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences meets annually to conduct professional development, networking, and recognition for Extension Agents. The 2022 conference was held in Raleigh, North Carolina September 11-16. Over 750 Extension family and consumer sciences professionals and administrators from across the nation attended the conference. Hopkins County Family and Community Health Extension Agent Johanna...

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Master Wellness To Host ‘Walk Thru Texas History’
Apr06

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Master Wellness To Host ‘Walk Thru Texas History’

Johanna Hicks By Johanna Hicks, FCS Extension Agent, Hopkins County, [email protected] With warm weather here, many folks are getting outdoors to work in gardens, enjoy our local parks, camp, watch student sports, and take walks.  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Master Wellness Volunteers are proud to announce that we will be hosting “Walk Thru Texas History” (WTTH) during the month of May.  Walk Through Texas History...

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A Year in Review – Master Wellness Volunteers
Dec29

A Year in Review – Master Wellness Volunteers

By Johanna Hicks, Family & Community Health AgriLife Agent for Hopkins County, [email protected] As we gear up for the new year, I wanted to share another Extension component that has reached thousands of people – the Hopkins County Master Wellness Volunteer initiative.  But first, here’s a brief description: Primary program areas for Family & Community (FCH) agents are health, nutrition, family well-being, and food safety....

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Hicks: Your Health And Wellness
Dec22

Hicks: Your Health And Wellness

By Johanna Hicks  Last week, I provided a brief summary of educational impacts in the area of diabetes management.  This week, I’m sharing information about Extension activities pertaining to youth health and wellness – summer day camp in particular.  Relevance According to https://nccd.cdc.gov, Hopkins County has a population of approximately 36,810, with 21% of children living in poverty.  The Centers for Disease Control and...

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Extension Service Offers Master Wellness Training
Dec01

Extension Service Offers Master Wellness Training

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County, [email protected] In the United States, 86% of all health spending is related to chronic conditions – things like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and many others. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these costs can be managed and potentially reduced through education and lifestyle...

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Extension Agents Recognize Volunteers, Outstanding Supporter Who Help Make Many Programs Successes
Nov05

Extension Agents Recognize Volunteers, Outstanding Supporter Who Help Make Many Programs Successes

Hopkins County AgriLife Extension Service Thursday evening recognized a group of people who continue to give of their time and talents to help make the many programs hosted by the local Extension office the successes they continue to be. A few very special awards, including state recognition and the Hopkins County Outstanding Extension Supporter of the Year, were presented at the 2021 Extension Leadership Banquet held Nov. 4, at...

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Master Wellness Volunteers Recognized For Over 760 Hours Of Service
Nov19

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Master Wellness Volunteers Recognized For Over 760 Hours Of Service

A group of dedicated local individuals were recognized Thursday for their service and impact as Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Master Wellness Volunteers. The MWV program allows individuals who have a passion about health and wellness to share that passion with others via worksite wellness programs community events and other means. Texas AgriLife Extension Leadership Advisory Board reception Nov. 19, 2020, recognizing the Hopkins...

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Be Part of Something Big – Master Wellness Volunteer Program
Nov17

Be Part of Something Big – Master Wellness Volunteer Program

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County, [email protected] Johanna Hicks  In the United States, 86% of all health spending is related to chronic conditions – things like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and many others.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these costs can be managed and potentially reduced through...

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