Geoffrey Stewart Awarded Janie Crump Memorial 4-H Scholarship
Aug10

Geoffrey Stewart Awarded Janie Crump Memorial 4-H Scholarship

Bessonett, Allen Receive Danforth ‘I Dare You’ Award; Civic Center Manager Recognized For Support Of 4-H, Extension Hopkins County Extension Agents Johanna Hicks and Mario Villarino during Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday morning recognized five youth Monday morning for their outstanding achievements and contributions to 4-H and honored one local supporter of 4-H and Extension programs. One students received the...

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Hopkins County 4-H Members Excel In Spite Of COVID-19
Jul22

Hopkins County 4-H Members Excel In Spite Of COVID-19

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent Johanna Hicks  Although our summer 4-H camps have been cancelled, Hopkins County 4-H members have found other outlets in which to direct their attention.  4-H Record-keeping is a valuable skill which can be used later in life – college admission, job applications, and organization. Recently, three Hopkins County 4-H members qualified for District...

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Hopkins County 4-H Members Earn District Honors
Jun01

Hopkins County 4-H Members Earn District Honors

               4-H is the largest youth organization in the United States.  Close to 200 youth are members of 4-H in Hopkins County.  Several members participated in District 4-H contests recently, and brought home numerous awards.  The following is a list of the 4-H’ers along with their respective contests and placings: Food Show Marilena Reyes,...

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Johanna Hicks: 4-H Members Excel; Extension, TxDOT Partnering For Child Safety Seat Check-up Event
Mar30

Johanna Hicks: 4-H Members Excel; Extension, TxDOT Partnering For Child Safety Seat Check-up Event

By Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Agent HOPKINS COUNTY 4-H MEMBERS EXCEL 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] Spring is a busy month for Hopkins County 4-H members. Thanks to all the leaders, parents, and grandparents...

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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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Agrilife: Hopkins County 4-H Members Featured; Master Wellness Volunteer Training; Jalapeno Cornbread
Nov13

Agrilife: Hopkins County 4-H Members Featured; Master Wellness Volunteer Training; Jalapeno Cornbread

Hopkins County 4-H Members Featured                In the next few weeks, you’ll be reading about the variety of programs, series, workshops, field days, and other events offered through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Hopkins County.  We recently held our annual Extension Leadership Banquet to honor our committees, Master Volunteers, 4-H leaders,...

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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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4 Teams Log Over 2,400 Miles During 4-Week Walk Through Texas History Program
Jun10

4 Teams Log Over 2,400 Miles During 4-Week Walk Through Texas History Program

Four teams consisting of eight members each logged over 2,400 miles during the 4-week Walk Through Texas History Program this spring. Walk Through Texas History is a four-week program designed to help Texans establish the habit of regular physical activity while learning the rich history of Texas.  Each adult team may include up to 8 team members, all working together to reach designated goals while following along legendary...

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You Would Not Drive Intoxicated, Why Drive Intexticated?
Apr13

You Would Not Drive Intoxicated, Why Drive Intexticated?

Johanna Hicks, Extension Agent, FCH By Johanna Hicks You have undoubtedly heard of the dangers of driving while intoxicated, but what about other driving distractions? Our roadways are more dangerous now than they were pre-pandemic and 2021 marks the second deadliest year on Texas roads. Calling attention to the dangers of distracted driving can help end this deadly streak on our roads. In a study done by American Automobile...

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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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