Social Media is wonderful for finding and connecting with old friends. Friends from your school days, friends from former places you've lived or worked. Friends you've met on vacation, friends you've made through other friends. You get the drift. But something else Social Media is great for--is NETWORKING, FINDING DEALS, and FINDING OUT WHAT'S GOING ON IN YOUR COMMUNITY. It's a wonderful tool to stay in touch with all the happenings where it matters most to you--right where you live. How do you do that? How do you get this information in your news feed when you're scrolling past everyone's pictures of their food and pets and kids? YOU JOIN GROUPS. Facebook is a great one that has many groups to choose from--all of them helpful in different ways to keep you connected with what matters most to you.

Some Ideas for those of us who live in West Texas that you shouldn't pass up:

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MIDLAND AF

anxcios young girl
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Up to the day postings and calendars about everything happening in Midland. Concerts, musicals, performances of every and any kind, events for the family, date night ideas, you name it. All with a calendar of events for planning purposes. If you live in Midland THIS is one of your go-to's on Socials for info.

ODESSA AF

ACL Music Festival 2021 - Weekend 1
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Just like Midland AF-same concept, same 'chock-full-of-info' approach--but for Odessa.

MIDLAND/ODESSA SELL IT!

Garage sale, yard sale old unwanted items and utensils.
Garage sale, yard sale old unwanted items and utensils.
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It's an online cornucopia of great deals on items ranging from brand new never opened, to gently used but in good shape looking for a new home. Appliances, furniture, outdoor/indoor, sports, kids stuff--you name it, it's there. It's a Facebook garage sale for our area--and who doesn't love garage sales?

MIDLAND-ODESSA THIEVES ON BLAST

Police Car Lights
Carolina K. Smith,M.D.
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Stay on top of what's happening in the area in the neighborhoods with any criminal activity so you know what to watch out for.

PROTECT THE BASIN

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You don't have to be an activist to want the best for your city, area, and surroundings. You want the best environment possible for your kids to grow up safe and have the best chance at a great life. This group is watchdogging Politicians and Corporate America to make sure no one steps out of line with dumping, chemicals, and waste... A smart idea to join and support the cause if you live in the Basin.

Just a few ideas to connect yourself with to stay on top of what's happening where you live, work, and play every day. Did we miss a good one? Add it to the comments below!

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