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Johanna Hicks To Retire As Extension Agent
Dec26

Johanna Hicks To Retire As Extension Agent

When Hopkins County Commissioners Court convened for what is the last scheduled meeting of 2022, County Judge Robert Newsom announced what he called a bit of sad news: it would be Johanna Hicks’ last regular Extension activity report during Commissioners Court. Hicks plans to retire at the end of January as Hopkins County’s Family and Community Health Extension Agent. Hicks has dedicated 27 years of service to educating...

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Johanna Hicks And Team Honored At 2022 National Health Outreach Conference
Aug31

Johanna Hicks And Team Honored At 2022 National Health Outreach Conference

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent Johanna Hicks and a team of Extension Specialists and Extension program administrators were honored at the 2022 National Health Outreach Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. The is based on programs designed to meet an identified need at the individual and/or family level. The purpose of the award is to recognize Extension programs that positively influence the health of people across the United...

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Johanna Hicks Receives State Honors, Commissioners Court Recognized At 2022 Extension Conference
Aug03

Johanna Hicks Receives State Honors, Commissioners Court Recognized At 2022 Extension Conference

Hopkins County Family & Community Health Extension Agent Johanna Hicks earned state honors and Hopkins County Commissioner Court was recognized last week at the 2022 Texas Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences state conference. Hicks Receives State Honors Johanna Hicks received the Healthy Texas Award at the TEAFCS Awards ceremony in Decatur, an annual event attended by Extension professionals from across the...

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Johanna Hicks: Healthy Heart in Time of COVID
Jan25

Johanna Hicks: Healthy Heart in Time of COVID

By Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Agent HEALTHY HEART IN TIME OF COVID 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]  Keeping your heart healthy and protected is always important – even more so for those with heart...

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November – National Diabetes Month by Johanna Hicks
Nov04

November – National Diabetes Month by Johanna Hicks

November – National Diabetes Month                For years, Texas A&M AgriLife and its partners have been offering diabetes education and solutions for preventing or managing this condition.  “National Diabetes Month is an opportunity to raise awareness of this disease and its risk factors, as well as promote healthful living behaviors that can reduce the...

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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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March – Schools Have Canceled Classes…  What’s a Parent (Caregiver) to Do? by Johanna Hicks
Mar17

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
Sep19

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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