Hicks: Oct. 4-10 National 4-H Week
Oct07

Hicks: Oct. 4-10 National 4-H Week

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County Pictured: Jorja Bessonett, Miller Grove 4-H Club, contributes items during the summer 2020 food drive sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.  4-H members learn to give back to the community through service projects For over 100 years, 4‑H has inspired families, shaped careers, and impacted communities. On October 4 through...

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Hicks: Plenty in Store For the Rest of 2020
Sep29

Hicks: Plenty in Store For the Rest of 2020

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County Folks who visit our office never ask if anything is going on – they ask what is going on! We always have something of interest planned for all ages. The 4-H program is off to a good start, and enrollment for the 2020/2021 year is now taking place. We have five clubs in the county. Enrollment is open to all youth grades 3...

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Sulphur Springs Cross Country Coach Ross Hicks Gives Early Assessment Of This Year’s Varsity Team
Aug26

Sulphur Springs Cross Country Coach Ross Hicks Gives Early Assessment Of This Year’s Varsity Team

By Don Julian, KSST Sports Director Sulphur Springs High School and Middle School cross country runners continue to gather at Gerald Prim Stadium early weekday mornings as they prepare for their first meets in Hallsville on Sept. 9-11. During a recent interview, Sulphur Springs Cross Country Coach Ross Hicks discussed this year’s varsity team. Cross Country Coach Ross Hicks He said the Lady Cats are expected to be led by two...

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Hicks: Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes Series Coming in September
Aug26

Hicks: Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes Series Coming in September

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County Face-to-face programming has been put on hold for a while, but that doesn’t mean opportunities have stopped. “Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes” is a five-lesson series targeted toward individuals with type 2 diabetes. Recent research indicates that 10% of the Hopkins County adult population has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, 31%...

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Johanna Hicks Enjoying a ‘Rewarding’ Year as Agent
Aug06

Johanna Hicks Enjoying a ‘Rewarding’ Year as Agent

In Communications and Written Media, our own Johanna Hicks of the Hopkins County Agri-Life Extension Service recently received recognition, and shared some of the details with KSST News. “Yes!  I was awarded as the 2020 Extension Educator of the Year for the state.  I also received the Communications Written News award on my column published in January 2020 called, “It’s not Gone – Just Renamed.”  The column focused on what was...

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Mark Alan Hicks
Aug05

Mark Alan Hicks

Mark Alan Hicks passed away on June 1, 2020 in Sulphur Springs, Texas. He was born on December 19, 1966 to Don and Sherron Matthews Hicks in McAlester, Oklahoma. He was of the Christian faith and truly loved the Lord. Mark was a skilled mechanic and took great joy in being “Mr. Fix It”. He was a kind man with a BIG heart, had many God given talents and was always willing to help anyone. Mark always shared a big smile, had a quick and...

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Hicks: Breakfast: A Great Way to Power up Your Day
Jul27

Hicks: Breakfast: A Great Way to Power up Your Day

By Johanna Hicks Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County, P.O. Box 518, 1200-B West Houston, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483; 903-885-3443; [email protected] I recently had the opportunity to speak with a group of students on the topic of breakfast.  They had a great time and seemed to learn a lot.  Then it dawned on me – adults need the same...

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Mark Hicks
Jun06

Mark Hicks

Mark Alan Hicks passed away on June 1, 2020, in Sulphur Springs, Texas. He was born on December 19, 1966, to Don and Sherron Matthews Hicks in McAlester, Oklahoma. He was of the Christian faith and truly loved the Lord. Mark was a skilled mechanic and took great joy in being “Mr. Fix It”. He was a kind man with a BIG heart, had many God given talents and was always willing to help anyone. Mark always shared a big smile, had a quick...

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Hicks: Navigating Tough Financial Times During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Apr08

Hicks: Navigating Tough Financial Times During The COVID-19 Pandemic

By Johanna Hicks Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County, P.O. Box 518, 1200-B West Houston, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483; 903-885-3443; [email protected] In addition to health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals and families are also having to deal with unexpected financial concerns.  For many people, the situation has been just as...

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March – Schools Have Canceled Classes… What’s a Parent (Caregiver) to Do? by Johanna Hicks

What’s a Parent (Caregiver) to Do?                It’s official.  Schools have canceled classes due to safety concerns for students and staff over COVID 19.  So now what?  Kids are glad to be able to sleep in while parents and caregivers wonder how to keep them occupied.  I have seen posts by educators who have lots of really good ideas,...

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