From staff reports
The list of families in need in Stoddard County stands at 28 and growing. Several families still remain in need and the list continues to expand daily. 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.
A 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. This family has been adopted by an individual who wishes to remain anonymous.
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, along with the Bloomfield Area Nutrition Center.
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. This family has been adopted by a local business that wishes to remain anonymous.
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. This family has been adopted by Tetra Pak of Sikeston.
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 family.
Employees of The Daily Statesman will provide for this family. However, additional assistance with the many immediate needs of this family will be appreciated. The family has relocated to the area due to the untimely death of the father.
Three adults are 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. This family has been adopted anonymously.
Dexter mother has a nine-month old boy in need of clothes. Household items are also needed. This family was adopted anonymously.