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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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Wildcats Cross Country Coach Ross Hicks Discusses Last Week’s Lindale Invitational and Thursday’s District Championship Meet
Oct13

Wildcats Cross Country Coach Ross Hicks Discusses Last Week’s Lindale Invitational and Thursday’s District Championship Meet

Cross country coach Ross Hicks and his program are all too excited to compete in the District 15-5A championship held this Thursday in Hallsville. But before they could set their sights on vanquishing their district foes, they first had to get through the Lindale Eagle Invitational held last Thursday. It was a fantastic final tune-up for the cross country team, as the Lady Cats finished second and the Wildcats placed fourth. The...

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Wildcats Cross Country Coach Ross Hicks Speaks on Solid Outing Last Friday in Kaufman Run With the Lions
Aug31

Wildcats Cross Country Coach Ross Hicks Speaks on Solid Outing Last Friday in Kaufman Run With the Lions

Wildcats cross country Coach Ross Hicks called Friday’s outing at the Kaufman Run with the Lions a good day. Both teams got underway in Kaufman before 8 A.M. on Friday, Aug. 27, so both teams embarked on their journey at 5 A.M. last Friday. Coach Hicks said this ended up working well for the team, as the weather therefore was much cooler and nicer for the teams and as a result several runners hit their personal records in the...

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Hicks Column: Restaurant Leftover Safety Tips and Healthy Texas Youth Ambassador
Jul28

Hicks Column: Restaurant Leftover Safety Tips and Healthy Texas Youth Ambassador

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County Restaurant Leftover Safety Tips Meeting friends at a restaurant is common among many folks who enjoy socializing. My husband and I will often share an entrée, but every now and then we have more food than we can eat.  Bringing home leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day is becoming ordinary again. Don’t invite bacteria to your...

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Hicks: Preserving Your Harvest and Walk Across Texas in Coming Months
Jul14

Hicks: Preserving Your Harvest and Walk Across Texas in Coming Months

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County Preserving Your Harvest Series With more people venturing into growing their own food after the 2020 pandemic, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering new home gardeners a three-part series of online classes in August on how to preserve their food beyond the harvest.  According to my colleague in Castro County, last...

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Hicks: Youth Skills Camp Announcement
Jul09

Hicks: Youth Skills Camp Announcement

The Hopkins County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is providing the 2021 Youth Skills Camp for students going into grades 6 and 7 in the fall semester.  The camp will include hands-on, interactive sessions, and is free of charge. Topics and dates are: Monday, July 19: Fun with Foods assisted by Hopkins County Master Wellness Volunteers. In this session, campers will learn to read a recipe, measure ingredients, learn about...

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Hicks: Youth Skills Camp Rapidly Approaching and 2021 Arts & Crafts Show
Jul07

Hicks: Youth Skills Camp Rapidly Approaching and 2021 Arts & Crafts Show

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County Youth Skills Camp Rapidly Approaching It’s baaaaack!  After being cancelled last year due to the pandemic, the 2021 Youth Skills Camp is coming back face-to-face. We have a great line-up of activities for the youth.  But first, a bit of explanation is due for those who are unfamiliar with Skills Camp. ...

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Hicks: Walk Thru Texas History and 4-H Project Tour Day
Jun09

Hicks: Walk Thru Texas History and 4-H Project Tour Day

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County Walk Thru Texas History Three teams (24 individuals) recently participated in “Walk Through Texas History”, as part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s healthy lifestyle initiative.  Walk Through Texas History (WTTH) is a 4-week, 416-mile trek through historic places in Texas History, starting with Gonzales, and continuing with...

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Hicks: A Fresh Start to a Healthier You Coming Virtually and 4-H Project Tour Day Approaching
May24

Hicks: A Fresh Start to a Healthier You Coming Virtually and 4-H Project Tour Day Approaching

A Fresh Start to a Healthier You Coming Virtually Even though most activities are back to full swing, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is offering a free on-line course called, “A Fresh Start to a Healthier You.”  This is a four-session series focusing on the importance of healthy nutrition with an emphasis on increasing fruit and vegetable intake, physical activity, food safety, and food resource management. Session 1 covers creating...

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Hicks: Hopkins County 4-H Members Earn Hefty Scholarships
May17

Hicks: Hopkins County 4-H Members Earn Hefty Scholarships

Tucked away at the end of my column las week was mention of two Hopkins County 4-H members who earned sizable scholarships from the Texas 4-H Foundation.  I wanted to give them the recognition they deserve for their accomplishments.  If you keep up with my column, you have read about these two young ladies, but previously, the amounts of their scholarships were unknown.  As it turns out, they each received the highest amount awarded...

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