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AgriLife Extension Office shows appreciation to Denton County and its volunteers
And we end the event with the president of our Leadership Advisory Board, Tommy Calvert, announcing the number of volunteer service hours that were contributed to Denton County in 2017, which came to 32,601.
Texas 4-H kicks off 'Give 110' pledge campaign
Jessica Kimbro: Learning to lead through 4-H
Courtney Davis: Plan a sober ride this holiday season
This holiday season, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Watch UR BAC program to remind all drivers about the dangers of drinking and driving.
Courtney Davis: Aging and exercise should go hand in hand
I attended recent presentation by our own Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist for gerontology health, Andrew Crocker, who stressed the importance of physical activity, especially as we age. Being physically active can allow people to do the things they enjoy, stay independent as they age and produce long-term physical and mental health benefits.
Jessica Kimbro: Area student competes in food event at fair with TV chef
Denton County 4-Her Charlotte Murray competed in the Carnival Kids BBQ Challenge with Food Network celebrity chef Guy Fieri at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas last month. Charlotte was a top-3 finalist out of hundreds of applicants chosen to compete in the cooking competition, live on stage at the fair with Fieri.
Courtney Davis: Are you prepared for a disaster?
County conservation partners set meeting
Courtney Davis: Alternatives offered as 'sugar season' begins
Fall in North Texas offers a break from the humid summer heat, shows us changing colors of leaves, and it is also the unofficial beginning of the "sugar season." The three and a half months of celebrations and parties where it is more socially and personally acceptable to enjoy candy, pie, cookies and candy again (don't forget Valentine's Day).
David Annis: What's your disaster plan?
I know, the first casualty of any operation is the plan; however, having a disaster plan — even flawed — is better than no plan at all.
Jessica Kimbro: America needs more true leaders
Youth say they need more encouragement from adults and more hands-on experiences that will help them build confidence and grow skills. 4-H gives young people experiences where they can learn by doing, grow from failure, express their ideas and lead.