From staff reports
The list of families in need in Stoddard County has grown to 27. Only nine of those 27, however, remain in need. Several families were adopted Monday, including four more families adopted by the recently established T.S. Hill Middle School Beta Club. If a family previously listed no longer appears, it should be assumed that family has been adopted.
Those who have an interest in adopting one of these families are asked to call The Daily Statesman at 624-4545 or come into the newspaper office at 133 S. Walnut St. in Dexter to obtain the names and further information on the family of choice.
Single mother has a 12-year-old son who asks for shoes, socks, video games, iPod, and clothing. Household items also are in need.
A mother going through a divorce has two girls, 10 and 14, who could use clothing and games. Mom works a part-time job but does not earn enough to guarantee her girls a merry Christmas. Anything, she says, would be appreciated.
A father of five is in need of assistance this Christmas. His children, between ages 14 and 20, are requesting clothes, a few gifts and household goods.
Single mom has two boys, three and two years old. She requests clothes and Sponge Bob and Spiderman items. Household goods such as laundry soap and cleaning supplies are also in need. An individual who wishes to remain anonymous has adopted this young family.
Mom works in this two-parent family. Dad is laid off from seasonal employment. They have two boys, four and three years old. They request a bike, toy cars, books, and any Thomas the Train items. Adopted by Beta Club of T.S. Hill Middle School.
Single mother has a son, 10, and a daughter who is nine. She requests shoes and clothing, anything for a Wii, toys, and a writing tablet. Also adopted by Beta Club.
A Bloomfield couple in their 30s asks for food this holiday season. No children in the household. TOPS Missouri No. 1187 will be providing food for this couple.
A single mother who works at a local restaurant has three boys ranging from 9 to a toddler. She asks for learning toys, movies, Hot Wheels, anything basketball or football related and says her boys love Mizzou items. She is also in need of diapers (size 3), wipes and bottles, and children's toothbrushes. Adopted by Beta Club.
A Bernie family has three children -- 11, 8, and 5 years old -- with needs for clothing and toys. T.S. Hill Middle School's Beta Club has also adopted this family.
A Dexter family has two boys, 13 and two years old, who are in need this holiday season. Mother asks for anything with wheels for two-year-old and drawing books and clothing for older boy.
Working mother has three daughters, 11, seven, and two years old. Clothing and toys,
books and games are
requested. Household cleaning supplies and toiletries are also needed.
Young mother with five children from five to 15 recently lost her husband. The family has no current income and is living with relatives. Clothing and specific toys are listed by mother. Family also needs towels and washing machine. This is a high need
Three adults in this household with a 14-year-old boy and a 19-month old girl. Clothing including winter coats are needed. Adult needs are also listed.
A single mother has a nine-year-old son who is in need of pants, shirts, and likes dinosaurs. Household cleaning items are also needed.