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Dayton offers $41 billion budget
Winterfest Medallion has been found
Counting the lives lost to intimate violence
A gathering of ‘deer’ friends
Traffic stop leads to drug bust
Mercurial Lynch accepted in Seattle - Part 1
SB XLIX: Belichick impressed with Seahawks' model
Prep boys basketball: Fluit shot wins it for Edgerton
Prep hockey: Luverne gets sweep over Worthington
Prep wrestling: Jackson County Central gets key win; Adrian nipped on the road
Column: A blueprint for success in 2015
Letter: A common-sense approach to energy policy
Letter: Bowled over by football -- literally
Letter: Stop creation of Internet 'slow lanes'
Letter: Look to commandments for answers
Judy & Bruce Schmidt
Dennis Palmer Luitjens
Allan (Al) Altnow
Raymond E. Barrett
Religion briefs: Jan. 29
Looking Back: 1940 -- Nobles County ranks among top flax producers in Minnesota
Looking Back: 1940 - Steamed turned into blades of new turbine at Worthington power plant
Column: On a mild, windy January day, some storm stories
Revving for retirement: Ricker leaves full-time ministry after almost 20 years at First Lutheran
Out and About
Ruesch 80th birthday
Altman 80th birthday
Hitzemann 85th birthday
Spessard 90th birthday
Hallstrom 99th birthday
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Special School Board Meeting January
September 24, 2013
Help for the homeless coming with new service
SLAYTON — Beginning next Tuesday, the Southwest Minnesota Opportunity Council in Nobles, Rock, Pipestone and Murray counties, as well as Western Community Action in Jackson and Cottonwood counties, will offer a one-stop service for the homeless. The hope is to bring about...
September 24, 2013 - 9:24pm
March 15, 2013
SMOC seeks grant dollars to continue homeless work
WORTHINGTON -- In the last 18 months, the Southwest Minnesota Opportunity Council has assisted more than 140 individuals (49 households) who were either homeless or in danger of being evicted, all thanks to a grant provided by the Minnesota Housing and Finance Agency. A Family Homelessness...
March 15, 2013 - 12:00am
February 25, 2011
SMOC seeks taxi service proposals
WORTHINGTON -- The Nobles County Joint Powers Transit Authority is accepting proposals at Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council (SMOC) until 10 a.m. April 11 to provide taxi service to persons in the city of Worthington and Nobles County. Proposals shall be directed to the Nobles...
February 25, 2011 - 8:42pm
May 5, 2010
Emergency food grant funds available
WORTHINGTON -- Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council Inc. (SMOC), the community action agency serving Murray, Nobles, Pipestone and Rock counties, was awarded $15,636 in federal funds through the FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. SMOC will distribute funds...
May 5, 2010 - 9:39pm
February 22, 2010
Food, shelter funds now available
WORTHINGTON -- Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council, Inc. (SMOC), the community action agency serving Murray, Nobles, Pipestone and Rock counties was awarded $9,020 in federal funds through the FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. The money may be used to...
February 22, 2010 - 12:00am
July 18, 2009
SMOC funds available for weatherization
WORTHINGTON -- Funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are making their way to southwest Minnesota and are now available to help some area residents weatherize their homes. The Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council (SMOC) will receive about $1.6 million that can...
July 18, 2009 - 12:00am
January 24, 2009
Brief: Food, shelter grants available
WORTHINGTON -- Southwest Minnesota Opportunity Council, Inc., has received nearly $11,000 from the FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program to supplement local emergency programs. The funds assist people dealing with non-disaster related emergencies. Agencies are...
January 24, 2009 - 12:00am
November 4, 2008
Worthington YMCA, local seniors win state award
WORTHINGTON -- These workers aren't about to be pushed aside just because they're a little older. In fact, some employers consider them an invaluable resource. "I believe having seniors and their wisdom involved in ...
November 4, 2008 - 12:00am
October 3, 2008
Homeless put strain on agencies
Despite a record-breaking collection during the Salvation Army's local Red Kettle campaign last Christmas season, the agency has run out of the money it designates to help the community's homeless. At the same time, local food shelves are flooded with requests for assistance, the...
October 3, 2008 - 12:00am