Off to a Healthy Start By Johanna Hicks
Jan11

Off to a Healthy Start By Johanna Hicks

               You have probably heard, “New Year, New You.”  I, for one, prefer being myself, but there are some improvements that can be made. The start of the new year is the perfect time to establish new goals, habits, and a healthy lifestyle.  Teas A&M AgriLife Extension Service recommends starting this year off on the right foot by getting active and eating right!...

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Tira News for Jan 4th, 2019
Jan04

Tira News for Jan 4th, 2019

By Jan Vaughn Robert and Yvonne Weir’s family got together for Christmas, with Destri, Eben, and Nico arriving on Sunday, as well as Dustin, Natalie, and Maria, and Sarah and Lucas. They had snacks and a bonfire and Sarah and Lucas opened their gifts before they left. The next day Dacy, Mike, Elise, and Eli came and they had fajitas and all the trimmings, followed by their gift exchange. Yvonne adds, “My children and...

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Cattle Feeding During the Winter By Mario Villarino
Jan04

Cattle Feeding During the Winter By Mario Villarino

The weather conditions during this fall-winter season has created serious problems for beef producers needing hay. Many producers are finding out low quality hay and even then hay is getting harder to find. Getting or keeping cows in proper body condition throughout the winter can optimize pregnancy rates the following season, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Jason Banta, beef cattle specialist, Overton,...

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Hopkins County 4-H & Youth Program By Johanna Hicks
Jan04

Hopkins County 4-H & Youth Program By Johanna Hicks

           Several of my previous columns featured major programs that are offered through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Hopkins County.  One of the major branches under the large umbrella of Extension is the 4-H & Youth program, so I wanted to focus on some of the accomplishments of our youth.                Hopkins County boasts nearly 150 4-H...

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Tira News: Dec 28th, 2018
Dec28

Tira News: Dec 28th, 2018

By Jan Vaughn We want to express our sympathy to the family of Eddie Gray. He passed away on Thursday and his funeral service was on Monday, under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home in Naples, Texas. I appreciate Linda Petty letting me know. Please be in prayer for the family. William and Joyce Dodd had Christmas lunch and their “family tree” on Christmas Day. Joyce reports that all the family was together to...

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A Year in Review – Master Wellness Volunteer Initiative By Johanna Hicks
Dec28

A Year in Review – Master Wellness Volunteer Initiative By Johanna Hicks

Note: This is the 4th in a series of “A Year in Review,” highlighting major program efforts in the area of Family & Community Health.                In the United States, 80% of all health spending is related to chronic conditions – things like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and others.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and...

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Meal A Day Menu: Dec 24th-28th
Dec23

Meal A Day Menu: Dec 24th-28th

Meal A Day Menu for December 24th   –   December 28th    We sent out Complete Turkey and Dressing Frozen Family Dinners on Tuesday, December 11th for you to use on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. There should be enough for 2 meals in the Boxes. MONDAY  Closed for Christmas TUESDAY Closed for Christmas WEDNESDAY  BBQ Rope Sausage Ranch Style Beans Cole Slaw Cornbread...

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Winter weeds- Burweed By Mario Villarino
Dec21

Winter weeds- Burweed By Mario Villarino

Recently, phone calls reached the Hopkins County Extension Office related to lawns infestations with burweed. According to Dr. Shackelford, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Austin, nothing designates spring’s arrival like walking barefoot on a lawn of lush, green grass. This pleasant experience can often turn into a painful, sticky situation with the presence of lawn burweed. Other names for this weed are spurweed and stinging...

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Merry Christmas from the Extension Staff By Johanna Hicks
Dec21

Merry Christmas from the Extension Staff By Johanna Hicks

               Christmas is a joyous time for reflecting on the birth and life of Jesus, and how we are impacted by the ultimate gift He gave us.  One of my favorite family traditions is that of pulling out a collection of Christmas books, mostly children’s books.  I remember growing up in Cleburne, TX, sitting on my daddy’s lap as a child, listening as he read story books to my family....

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Meal a Day Menu: Dec 17th-21st
Dec16

Meal a Day Menu: Dec 17th-21st

Meal A Day Menu for December 17th  –  December 21st    MONDAY  Spaghetti and Meat Balls English Peas Garlic Toast Tossed Salad TUESDAY Oven Omelet Bacon Orange Slices Blue Berry Muffins WEDNESDAY  Taco Soup Crackers Cheese Cubes Tossed Salad THURSDAY Christmas Dinner  Sliced Ham and Dressing  Green Beans Casserole Sweet Potatoes Cranberry Sauce Roll FRIDAY  Chicken Sliders...

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