Archive - Jan 8, 2014 - News Article

Weight Day scheduled for Jan. 23

January 8, 2014

Healthy Weight Week is Jan. 19-25, so to observe this event on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 8 a.m. to noon, residents can come to the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department and get weighed. There will be pamphlets available on eating right. Stay the New Year off right by getting healthy.

Chamber to offer social media marketing luncheon

January 8, 2014

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will host their second member benefit lunch from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday. Jan. 16. The event is free to all Chamber members and lunch is provided.
Sarah T. Page Consulting, LLC will be on hand to speak about social media marketing. This face-paced session is based on examples of promotions used by small businesses from across the country using social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter. It features marketing ideas that are creative, easy, free, create partnership opportunities and that most importantly drive sales and grow the customer base.

Food drive raises 273 pounds of goods for area food bank

January 8, 2014

Tyrone Amos of Sweetwater recently orchestrated a community food drive at Jones Park. A total of 273 pounds of canned and dry goods was collected and donated to the Food Bank of West Texas which provides food to most homeless shelters and disaster areas.

Girl Scouts kick off 2014 cookie season with new cookie and technology

January 8, 2014

Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains (GS-TOP) are ringing in the New Year and the 2014 Cookie Program with the roll-out of a brand new cookie and new technology. These new elements will further enhance the world’s largest girl-led business which will take place this year in the Abilene area from Jan. 10 to Feb. 23. Counties in the Abilene Area include: Callahan, Fisher, Haskell, Jones, Kent, King, Knox, Mitchell, Nolan, Scurry, Shackelford, Stonewall and Taylor counties.

Wednesday's local forecast

January 8, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 57. Winds will be breezy with a southern wind at 15 to 20 mph, becoming northwestern winds at 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 27 and light northern winds increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening.
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