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ALC adds a new social worker position
Shapiro & Smith Dance Company to host workshops, perform in Worthington
LSS celebration’s nutrition program’s 10th anniversary in Worthington
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College basketball: Bluejays win in small, tight gym
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Gymnastics: Trojans score over 141, top Blue Earth Area
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Letter: Minimum wage can’t remain at current level
Health care bill offers ‘real solutions’
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Shirley A. Thoreson
Leonard F. Hieronimus
Patricia Ann Nelson
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Disheveled Theologian: The poetry of grace
Looking Back: 2007 -- Hoffman, Hagen earn special Chamber honors
Herb chicken and mushrooms easy, elegant dinner favorite
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Five generations: Ebeling family
Wachter 95th birthday
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2017 Minnesota City Summary Budget Statement
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November 30, 2016
SMOC, Minnesota Energy Resources providing assistance with utility bills
WORTHINGTON -- Residents’ gas bills are going up as temperatures are going down, but the Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council (SMOC)...
November 30, 2016 - 10:32am
November 16, 2016
SMOC awarded grant to aid elderly
WORTHINGTON — The Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council in Worthington will share in $7.1 million in Living Well at Home grants awarded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. SMOC was awarded up to $226,238, which will be used to fund home improvement projects to keep...
November 16, 2016 - 9:47pm
October 26, 2016
Taxi service is up for proposals
WORTHINGTON — Every five years, the city’s taxi service, part of the Prairieland Transit System, comes up for proposals. Ever since the first request for proposals (RFP) in 2001, Worthington Taxi has been the provider for the city’s public transportation service — administered...
October 26, 2016 - 9:43pm
September 6, 2016
SMOC awarded federal funds
WORTHINGTON -- Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council (SMOC), the community action agency serving Murray, Nobles, Pipestone and Rock counties, was awarded federal funds through the FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.Under the terms of the grant, local agencies...
September 6, 2016 - 9:47pm
July 10, 2015
Letter: SMOC hits milestone with 50 years of service
By Neal Steffl, Worthington On Thursday, Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council Inc. (SMOC), a private nonprofit Community Action Agency (CAA), observed 50 years of existence and service to the residents of southwestern Minnesota. The following is a very brief history of how...
July 10, 2015 - 10:09pm
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