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Operation Santa list grows to 35 families

Friday, November 30, 2012

The list of families in need in Stoddard County is at 35, with substantial help having been received on Thursday. The Dexter Eagles have adopted five families. By doing so, that allowed the listing of some others in need.

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.

Several more families have submitted applications, but have not been published since they have been assisted in the past by this program. If adoptions continue at the current pace, we will select some priority needs from that list.

Families 6, 11, 13, 26, and 30 were all graciously adopted on Thursday by members of the Dexter


Family 25

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.

Family 29

A recently divorced mom has a seven-year-old daughter. Mom requests clothing, books, hair accessories and Christmas dress. Santa's helper has adopted this family!

Family 31

A single mother works part-time and needs help for her two children, a boy, 6, and a girl, 4. They request clothing and toys, and bedding for the children. Faurecia has adopted this family.

Family 32

Mother of an eight-month-old girl requests help with formula and sleepers (stage 2 baby food), wipes and diapers. Faurecia has also adopted this family.

Family 33

This is a new listing. Mom works part-time. Dad, a veteran, is unemployed at this time. Two girls, six and one, are in the home, along with a boy, 8. Mom says, "Anything is appreciated," and that the baby could use 18-mo. clothing.

Family 34

Couple in Dexter has a two-year-old girl who needs coat, size 2T clothing and size 6 shoes. Adults also are in need of cleaning supplies, detergent, shampoo, and some adult clothing.

Family 35

This single mom works full-time but could use some help with toys and clothes for her son, 6, and her daughter, 1. Anything that lights up or plays music is appreciated for the little one, and food and cleaning supplies would also be appreciated.

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