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Living With Asthma By Johanna Hicks
Mar14

Living With Asthma By Johanna Hicks

Living with Asthma                More than 1.5 million people in Texas are affected by asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). However, this number does not include those who have the disease and have not yet been diagnosed. So, what exactly is asthma and what can you do about it?...

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Time To Prune Plants
Mar05

Time To Prune Plants

By Judy Jones, a Hopkins Master Gardener           Winter in north Texas is never quite what we expect…freezes may be early or late, and there will almost always be a week or two that leads us to think that Spring-time is already here.  The average date of the last freeze in Hopkins County is generally mid-March, so there is still an opportunity to prune our landscapes to get...

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You CAN Manage Your Diabetes By Johanna Hicks
Feb28

You CAN Manage Your Diabetes By Johanna Hicks

You CAN Manage Your Diabetes!             As many of you know, our youngest son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 2 ½ and our world was turned topsy turvy!  When I re-entered the career as Extension Agent several years ago, my passion was diabetes education.  Our son was my inspiration for helping others manage diabetes....

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Pesticides and waterways By Mario Villarino
Feb22

Pesticides and waterways By Mario Villarino

Recent rain in Hopkins County has created large portions of stagnant water that creates a challenge to landowners when trying to maintain them. National Pesticide Information Center stated: When you look at a glass of water, you are looking at a world traveler. Water evaporates off the earth and circles the globe as clouds and vapor. It is deposited as rain and snow. Rain and snow melt then flow down streams and rivers into estuaries...

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Secure Your Child’s Future – Free Car Seat Inspection: By Johanna Hicks
Feb22

Secure Your Child’s Future – Free Car Seat Inspection: By Johanna Hicks

               Every parent wants the best for their child’s future, and one of the best ways to make sure your child will have a bright future is to be sure that you are correctly using the correct car seat for your child…and that the seat is correctly installed in your vehicle.  The problem is that keeping them safe in vehicles isn’t as easy as it might...

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What to Expect from the 4-H Program By Mario Villarino
Feb15

What to Expect from the 4-H Program By Mario Villarino

I often get asked when new families join 4-H what to expect of the program. It is usually the word of 4-Hers and their families that provides the answer correctly. For many, it is the livestock projects, for others the very many other activities in 4-H.  According to Marty Vahlenkamp (www. https://texasyouthlivestock.com) the answer for sure it is different for every 4-H’er depending on their goals and personal situation. The typical...

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Love is in the Air By Johanna Hicks
Feb08

Love is in the Air By Johanna Hicks

               Ahhh, February – a month of love, Valentines, hearts, flowers, candy, candlelight, and romance.  The months of December and February are popular for marriage proposals, and many couples will be embarking on a journey to plan the perfect wedding.  However, the WEDDING is not the important part.  The MARRIAGE should be the focus of any...

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2019 Hopkins County Junior Market Livestock Show Starts February 21st
Feb05

2019 Hopkins County Junior Market Livestock Show Starts February 21st

by Mario Villarino The hands of youth livestock exhibitors do more than raise livestock projects that are an example of the highest quality animals in our food chain. Those hands also work to learn, lead, mentor, and serve. Thousands of 4-H and FFA youth, both young and old, use their hands day in and day out to succeed with livestock projects and build a better future for themselves and those around them. Hopkins County celebrates...

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Two Diabetes Series Available By Johanna Hicks
Feb01

Two Diabetes Series Available By Johanna Hicks

               Texas A&M AgriLife Extension provides numerous educational opportunities at low- or no-cost to individuals.  One of those banner programs is diabetes education.  Approximately 12% of Hopkins County residents have been diagnosed with diabetes (higher than the state of Texas and the U.S.) according to the Centers for Disease Control. ...

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Loving Your Heart – for the Health of it By Johanna Hicks
Jan25

Loving Your Heart – for the Health of it By Johanna Hicks

            While February is best known for Valentine’s Day, did you know that it is also American Heart Month? This February, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service recommends giving your heart love, too, by being aware of heart problems and the steps you can take to prevent them.             Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)...

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