The Daily Statesman has accepted the last of its applicants for the 2012 Statesman Operation Santa Christmas adoption program.
The paper has listed 50 families in need this holiday season. Eleven of those families remain in need. The paper will continue to publish the list of those in need until Christmas or until all families have received help.
Those who have an interest in adopting one of the remaining 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. The following families remain on the list to be adopted. Included are recent adoptions.
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.
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. The local VFW has will see to the needs of this family.
A couple in Dexter has a two-year-old girl who needs a coat, size 2T clothing and size six shoes. Adults also are in need of cleaning supplies, detergent, shampoo, and some adult clothing.
Victoria Willcut from Puxico and two college roommates have adopted this family.
A grandmother is in need of help this Christmas for her four-year-old granddaughter. The young girl needs clothes, socks and has listed a few toys. They are also in need of cleaning supplies and laundry detergent. This family has been adopted by an Advance couple who wishes to remain anonymous.
An unemployed mother is reaching out for help this Christmas. Her eight-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son are asking for clothes and toys. The family is also requesting various household supplies.
A mother of one from Dudley is in need of a helping hand this Christmas season. Her nine-year-old son is asking for toys, fishing supplies and any St. Louis Cardinals items. He needs clothes, and the family requests food and laundry supplies.
A single mother in Puxico is in need of help this year for her two children, a three-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl. They need clothes and have attached toy lists to their application. The family is also in need of cleaning supplies, silverware and food.
Single mother works at a local nursing care facility. She has a 17-year-old boy who is in need of clothes and a 10-year-old girl who needs clothes and My Little Pony toys.
Puxico couple has two girls, 12 and 6. They request clothing and household items. Mom has included a wish list from the girls that includes specific items.
A Dexter couple, both retired and on disability, is having a difficult time making ends meet. They are asking for monetary help to pay an electric bill.
A Puxico family lists four children at home ranging in age from eight to 18. They ask for clothing, detergent and toiletries. The father in this household works construction, but they are having a difficult time making ends meet.
A Dexter mother has three children -- 17, 15, and 7. They ask for shoes, pants and shirts for each as well as games.
A local couple has a seven-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy. They need boots, pants, shirts and underwear. The family is also in need of toiletries, and mom says any kind of food would be welcomed. A local individual who wishes to remain anonymous has adopted this family.
Single mother works 25 hours per week. She has two boys, five and four. Both are in need of clothing, including coats, pants and shoes. Detergent, towels, wash cloths and bath supplies would also be appreciated. This family has been adopted by an Advance couple who wishes to remain anonymous.
Two boys, 9 and 6, are in need of clothing. Single father needs household items. Dexter family.
Single mother needs clothes and coats for a boy, 14, and girl, 3. Family is also in need of a Christmas tree, and food items would be appreciated. A local man is seeing to the needs of this family.
Single Dexter mother has a five-year-old boy and a three-year-old girl. The children are in need of winter clothing, sizes 3T and 5T. Mother also requests any household cleaning items, including detergent and bath products.
All contents of a Bernie home were lost to smoke damage in an October fire. This mother of four asks for clothing and bedding, furniture, board games, and a bat and ball for her boys. Children range from seven to 11.
This family represents the final application for the 2012 SOS program.