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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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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October – Good Things Coming! by Johanna Hicks

September seemed to have flown by! With October quickly approaching, thoughts turn to cooler weather, trees changing colors, pumpkins, and roasted marshmallows. At our Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, things are buzzing as we prepared for numerous events and programs. Below is a sampling: National 4-H Week Kick-off: October 6-12, 4-H members and leaders all across the nation will be recognizing the impact of the 4-H program....

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Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest By Johanna Hicks
Sep17

Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest By Johanna Hicks

Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Consumer Sciences, 1200-B West Houston St., P.O.Box 518, Sulphur springs, TX 75483; 903-885-3443 – phone 903-439-4909 – Fax, [email protected] Interest is building for the Creative Arts Contest! Last month, I gave information about the Arts and Crafts Show, in which vendors sell their hand-crafted items. This week, I’m focusing on the Creative Arts Contest, which is...

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Johanna Hicks: Three Upcoming Events Offered By Local Extension Office
Sep05

Johanna Hicks: Three Upcoming Events Offered By Local Extension Office

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has several upcoming events. They include Cooking Well for Healthy Blood Pressure series will be held Monday, Sept. 9, and continue Thursday, Sept. 12, and conclude on Monday, September 16.  All sessions will begin at 1:30 p.m.  at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office. A $20 fee, payable at the first session, will cover materials, recipes, and recipe sampling.  Topics will include DASHing your...

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Johanna Hicks: Keep Your Baby Rear-Facing As Long As Possible
Jul09

Johanna Hicks: Keep Your Baby Rear-Facing As Long As Possible

Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Consumer Sciences, 1200-B West Houston Street, P.O.Box 518 Sulphur Springs, TX 75483; 903-885-3443 – phone; 903-439-4909 – Fax; [email protected], email. By Johanna Hicks Although it is not yet the law in Texas to keep children rear-facing until at least age two, it is best practice to follow the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to keep children...

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Johanna Hicks: Taking Aim at Snacking Myths
Jun12

Johanna Hicks: Taking Aim at Snacking Myths

By Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Agent TAKING AIM AT SNACKING MYTHS Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Community Health Agent Hopkins County P.O. Box 518 1200-B W. Houston Sulphur Springs, TX 75483 903-885-3443 [email protected]  Who snacks? Just about everyone! A nutritious snack can give you an energy boost when you need it. A...

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Johanna Hicks: High Blood Pressure: Do You Know Your Numbers?, Twogether in Texas Marriage Education Workshop
May08

Johanna Hicks: High Blood Pressure: Do You Know Your Numbers?, Twogether in Texas Marriage Education Workshop

By Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Agent HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: DO YOU KNOW YOUR NUMBERS? 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]  The “Be Well, Live Well: Healthy Aging” series is well underway, and we’re having a great time...

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15 Tips for a Picky Eater By Johanna Hicks
Apr23

15 Tips for a Picky Eater By Johanna Hicks

Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Agent, 1200-B W. Houston, P.O.Box 518, Sulphur springs, TX 75483; phone: 903-885-3443;fax: 903-439-4909; [email protected] Picky eaters can be challenging, but there are many tips to help children consume the nutrients they need. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension provides the following suggestions: Offer a nibble tray: Use an ice cube tray or muffin tin...

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Johanna Hicks: Car Seat Check-up A Huge Success!
Apr08

Johanna Hicks: Car Seat Check-up A Huge Success!

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 Local parents and guardians showed up in full force for the car seat check-up held recently in Sulphur Springs. It is heartwarming to know that parents care enough to take the time to ensure that their little ones are...

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