Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Impacts on Child Health/Wellness
Dec03

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Impacts on Child Health/Wellness

Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County, P.O. Box 518, 1200-B West Houston St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75483; 903-885-3443; [email protected] By Johanna Hicks According to 2018 statistics, the total Hopkins County population is approximately 36,810 with 24.6 percent under the age of 18; 21.1 percent of children under the age of 17 live in poverty. The Community...

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Diabetes Programs Teach Healthy Lifestyle Changes
Nov05

Diabetes Programs Teach Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County, P.O. Box 518, 1200-B West Houston St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75483; 903-885-3443; [email protected] By Johanna Hicks November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. I want to highlight some of the programming impacts of Extension Family & Community Health Agents from across the state (including Hopkins County)....

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Christmas Joys Holiday Program – Final Reminder
Oct29

Christmas Joys Holiday Program – Final Reminder

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, B.S., M.Ed., Hopkins County Family & Community Health Agent, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, This popular program, scheduled for Monday, Nov. 4, is just a few short days away and both sessions are full. However, we...

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Halloween Treats and Eats
Oct22

Halloween Treats and Eats

Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Community Health Agent, 1200-B West Houston St., Sulphur Springs; 903-439-4909; [email protected] By Johanna Hicks, Extension Agent Halloween is just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you have to be spooked by the sweets your child will be consuming. With preparation and help from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s “Dinner Tonight,” you can ensure that your child...

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Food Safety During Power Outages
Sep27

Food Safety During Power Outages

Our friends in south Texas have been through a lot of turmoil with hurricanes and flooding over the past couple of years. Although Hopkins County and northeast Texas have not seen storms to that extent, we do have power outages from time to time. When that happens, knowing what to do with the contents of the refrigerator and freezer could prevent the consumption of unsafe food. Keeping the refrigerator or freezer closed as much as...

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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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Job Burnout: What is Going on?
Sep10

Job Burnout: What is Going on?

Johanna Hicks, By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent We have probably all experienced job burnout at one time or another. Sometimes all it takes is time away from the workplace to refresh and rejuvenate. Job burnout is a special type of work-related stress — a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment, according to the Mayo Clinic....

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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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Football Season Tailgating and Picnicking Safety
Sep02

Football Season Tailgating and Picnicking Safety

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] By Johanna Hicks School is back in session for students in college and below. That means sports are in full swing. In the fall, thoughts go to football, cross country, and volleyball. With fall weather and football season,...

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