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Sarah Latham, Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent, says the appearance of "June bugs" in April of this year is not an indication of climate change.  And Sarah shares advice from Agrilife on cooking chicken livers, which should be cooked like all other chicken parts.

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Sarah Latham, Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent, discusses several upcoming events, including a pollination workshop at 1:30 p.m. Friday (April 5) at the Agrilife office at 2217 Washington St. in downtown Greenville.  We also discuss the upcoming Hunt County Fair April 19-28.

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Sarah Latham, Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent, says many people are moving to Hunt County on small parcels of land with the intent to produce cottage-industry products for sale at farmers' markets and similar venues.  Agrilife will present a program on the rules and regulations of cottage industries at 8:30 a.m. Friday in the Fletcher Warren Civic Center on U.S. 69 South in Greenville.  The fee for the course is $25.

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Sarah Latham, Hunt Count Agrilife extension agent, is launching a new "Walk and Talk" program at 8:30 p.m., Friday, September 7 at the Agrilife office at 2217 Washington Street in downtown Greenville.  The program will provive information about healthbenefits of walking and lead participants on walks around downtown Greenville.  Texas A&M University-Commerce offers a map for walking routes on its campus

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Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent Sarah Latham says creative arts exhibits are due to be submitted for the Hunt County Fair this Wednesday (April 12) from 3-7 p.m. in the Creative Arts Building of the Fairgrounds.  The Fair takes place from April 20-April 29 on FM 1570 in Greenville.   Sarah says the Fair is in need of volunteers, including judges.

Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent Sarah Latham comments on ways to prevent too much alcohol from being consumed at your Super Bowl party. Texas A&M Agrilife has a program, "Watch UR BAC (blood alcohol concentration)" to encourage responsible drinking.

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Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent Sarah Latham comments on a recent article detailing how it can be hard to discern the flu from a bad cold.  Generally, people with the flu tend to have a fever of 100 degrees or more, while people suffering from a cold have a near normal temperature.

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Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Agent Sarah Latham shares holiday safety tips recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.

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Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent Sarah Latham says 10.3 percent of Hunt County residents over the age of 20 have diabetes.  She is conducting a "Do Well, Be Well" clinic for helping control diabetes through diet and exercise from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday (November 17).

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Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent Sarah Latham says a new program has begun to help grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.  The program is co-sponsored by the Commerce ISD Family Service Program. The group meets at 1 p.m.

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Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent Sarah Latham holds a series of "Tech Talks" on the use of smart phones from 2-3 p.m. on three Thursday afternoons in September at the the Commerce Public Library.  The first program is today (September 7) and others will be on September 14 and 21.  The "Tech Talks" are to help people to learn how to make better use of the technology on their smart phones.  Sarah is also organizing a program on diabetes "Do Well, Be Well" in October.

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Sarah Latham, Hunt County Agrilife Extension agent, relates value of the body mass index (BMI) and waist size in assessing overall health.  The American Heart Association recommends waist sizes of 35 inches or less for women and 40 inches for less for men.

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Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent Sarah Latham provides advice for working in the hot summer weather. Among other tips, Sarah says people should acclimate themselves gradually to the hot temperatures, limiting their exposure to it on the first day, and then gradually working longer hours.

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Sarah Latham, Hunt County Agrilife extension agent, says the Hunt County Fair on FM 1570 in Greenville will open Friday (April 20th) and continue through Sunday, April 30.  It's the 50th Hunt County Fair of the modern era.  Musical attractions this year include Wade Bowen and the Bellamy Brothers.

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Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent Sarah Latham says the annual "Walk Across Texas" event sponsored by Agrilife starts Monday, March 6.  Teams of eight will together attempt to walk a combined 800 miles, the distance across Texas.  Agrilife will register their progress online, so teams can compete against one another.  Sarah will also start a new series of "Tech Talks" at 2 p.m.

Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent Sarah Latham explains how music can give you the encouragement to keep your New Year's resolution of exercising regularly, or even to get work done around the house.

Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent Sarah Latham begins a series of "Technology Talks" at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday (December 7) at 2217 Washington Street in downtown Greenville.  The series will help people who are new to digital devices such as smart phones and laptops learn how to get the most out of them.

Hunt County Agrilife Extension agent Sarah Latham has been writing a blog and a series of columns in the Herald-Banner of her experience in changing her diet for the better.  The tips include making a weekly plan, eating a "rainbow" of foods, and drinking lots of water.

Sarah Latham, Hunt County Agrilife Extension agent, says the Hunt County Fair begins Friday, Aprill 22 and continues through Sunday, May 1.  Sarah says, as part of the "Country Living Expo, a Hunt County Alliance for Economic Development project, Hunt County businesses and other organizations can have a free informational table for an evening  at the fair.

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Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent for family and consumer sciences Sarah Latham is inviting new members to join the Texas Extension Education Association and the Food Demonstrators groups.  TEEA helps extension agents spread knowledge to people throughout the county, and is involved in civic activities.  Food Demonstrators learn and promote new ideas about cooking.  Sarah also works with the Hunt County 4H Clubs.

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Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent Sarah Latham is organizing teams of eight for "Walk Across Texas," in which the walkers will together travel the distance from Orange to El Paso, 834 miles.  The event begins Monday, February 1.  Each walker will need to walk a little less than a mile-and-a-half per day to complete the event.

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Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent Sarah Latham says less than half of Americans make New Year's Resolutions, and a small percentage of them actually keep them.  But she says it's still worthwhile to make a new start, and offers some tips for making and keeping resolutions, including how to become a positive thinker.

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Hunt County Agrilife Family and Consumer Science agent Sarah Latham says there are ways to keep Thanksgiving from adding unwanted pounds to your frame.  For one thing, she says limit the feasting to one day, not three or four.  Another tip is to wait 20 minutes after eating before going back for seconds, because it takes that long for your body to realize it's full.  Also, she says be careful not to leave leftovers on the table for very long after the

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Hunt County Agrilife Extension agent Mary Sue Cole offers tips for a golden, moist Thanksgiving turkey, and for taking care of the inevitable leftovers.

Hunt County Master Gardener Dr. Stephanie Suesan Smith says it's time to start getting gardens ready for the winter.  The Master Gardeners, Hunt County Agrilife Extension and the W. Walworth Harrison Public Library present "The Art of Gardening: Goblins in the Garden" at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16 at the Outdoor Learning Center, 2311 Washington Street in Greenville.

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Hunt County Agrilife Extension agent Mary Sue Cole discusses the "Friend to Friend" event to promote breast-cancer screenings at 10 a.m., Saturday, September 13 at the Lone Oak Baptist Church.   At 10 a.m.,  Thursday, September 11, Agrilife Extension hosts a Kidney Smart program for people who suffer from kidney ailments.

Hunt County Master Gardener Dr. Stephanie Suesan Smith says the Agrilife Extension Service in Greenville offers soil-testing kits that can tell you a lot about your soil, and what may be needed to grow certain kinds of plants.  And Stephanie says a home-garden tour is coming up Saturday, May 31.

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Hunt County Agrilife Extension agent Mary Sue Cole says the Hunt County Fair will start this year on April 25 and run through May 3.  In recent years, the fair has opened in June, after opening in August for many years. Mary Sue says creative arts entries are due April 14.