Miller Grove News
Oct14

Miller Grove News

by Brandon Darrow I’m glad to be back to writing my column this week after a brief break last week.  I was actually out of town (or rather out of state) and didn’t have time to submit an article. I took a trip to Nashville, TN by way of spending one night in Memphis on the way.  While I was there I got to see several great musicians and singers.  Brad Paisley, Lee Brice, Chuck Wicks, Connie Smith, Joe Diffie, Rhonda Vincent, William...

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AgriLife Extension Offers Tips for Avoiding Zika
Aug04

AgriLife Extension Offers Tips for Avoiding Zika

AgriLife Extension Offers Tips for Avoiding Zika You have heard of the Zika virus in the news.  The mosquito-transmitted virus is a potential threat to the health of unborn babies in Texas and other states.  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has stepped up efforts to educate the public on ways to protect themselves from this new menace. Dr. Sonja Swiger, AgriLife Extension entomologist, reminds us that it’s important to...

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How To Avoid Mosquito Bites!
Jul07

How To Avoid Mosquito Bites!

In many measures, mosquitoes are one of the most dangerous insects in the world. Mosquitoes also transmit a host of other diseases, including West Nile virus, yellow fever, and dengue fever. There’s many reasons to take every possible measure to avoid mosquito bites even without taking into account their terrible, stinging itchiness. There is many ways to help prevent mosquito bites, but lets just include the most popular. One...

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AgriLife Entomologists Urge Protection Against Mosquito Born Diseases
Apr26

AgriLife Entomologists Urge Protection Against Mosquito Born Diseases

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists are informing Texans on how to protect themselves from the mosquito vectors that spread Zika and other diseases. “The ongoing outbreak of the Zika virus has spread throughout most of South America, Central America and the Caribbean,” said Sonja Swiger, AgriLife Extension entomologist, Stephenville. “The effects this virus will have on the United States are not entirely known, but...

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Water puddles: Mosquito Habitat
Apr20

Water puddles: Mosquito Habitat

As rain continues in Hopkins County and temperatures steadily increase, I have felt recently the first mosquito bites of the season. As I reflect on vector borne diseases, I cannot help but to remember how complex and difficult task is mosquito abatement. During my days as a graduate student, I was involved in the Harris County mosquito abatement program using mosquito strains as reference for insecticide resistance. One of my...

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Mosquito Control in Texas
Jul08

Mosquito Control in Texas

This time of the year, the temperature and high humidity levels are an invitation to outdoor activities where mosquitoes can be a problem. When it comes to mosquito control devices, about the only thing that works is common sense, says a former entomologist with Texas A&M University. Meanwhile, many Texas citizens are using devices or controls costing hundreds or even thousands of dollars that may offer only marginal control or...

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Teen Accused Of  Injuring An 11-Year-Old Sibling And Assaulting His Father
Nov29

Teen Accused Of Injuring An 11-Year-Old Sibling And Assaulting His Father

1 Sulphur Springs Man Allegedly Choked Female Household Member; Another Allegedly Assaulted A Juvenile Three Sulphur Springs residents were jailed on assault charges following three unrelated altercations over the past two days. A Sulphur Springs teen was accused of assaulting his father and injuring an 11-year-old sibling Monday evening. A 36-year-old man allegedly choked a female household member Monday afternoon. A 43-year-old...

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Be Well, Live Well – An Informative and Practical Program Targeted At People Age 55 and Older
Mar16

Be Well, Live Well – An Informative and Practical Program Targeted At People Age 55 and Older

Johanna Hicks By Johanna Hicks, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent/Family and Community Health Agent for Hopkins County, [email protected] You probably know by now that Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Hopkins County offers many learning opportunities. Most recently, a basic spring break sewing workshop was held at no cost to participants, thanks to generous donations of sewing machines and fabrics from the community.  Ten youth...

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Success! Blue Santa Serves 341 Hopkins County Families with Toys, Bicycles For Christmas While More Monetary Donations Continue to Arrive!
Dec14

Success! Blue Santa Serves 341 Hopkins County Families with Toys, Bicycles For Christmas While More Monetary Donations Continue to Arrive!

The Hopkins County Law Enforcement Association accepts a donation from Engie to go towards Blue Santa 2022 On Saturday December 11, 2021, the Blue Santa spirit was alive and well as Distribution Day finally arrived in Sulphur Springs! That day, volunteers had the joy of packaging and placing the asked-for items into the vehicles of the families being served. A massive process in itself, Distribution Day marked the end of a 5-week...

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Joyce Mahnke
Nov04

Joyce Mahnke

Joyce Mahnke A memorial service for Joyce Mahnke, age 85 of Sulphur Springs, Texas, will be held on Sunday, November 21, from 2-4 p.m. at 901 West Industrial Dr. in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Mrs. Mahnke passed away on Sunday, October 31, 2021, at Christus Mother Frances-Tyler, Texas. Joyce was born on February 14, 1936, in Pampa, Texas, to James and Lois Northcott. She married John Mahnke in 1954 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and together. they...

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