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It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started three decades ago.More >>
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started at the school three decades ago. Thousands of students consider him the "coolest" teacher around.More >>
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MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
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In a WLOX News exclusive, former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry.More >>
In a WLOX News exclusive, Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry. "I can tell you that there isn't a word in the English language that I'm not intelligent enough to know," the former Biloxi mayor said, "that can more strongly deny that I was ever involved in anything to do with Vince and Margaret being hurt, and Vince and Margaret being killed."More >>
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Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30More >>
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30 this morning wearing masks, holding guns an demanding money. More >>
QUEEN CREEK, AZ (CBS5) -
Martha Schubert is a supermom.
Who better to hold up as an example for Mother's Day than this Queen Creek mother of 18.
That's right, 18 children: 11 adopted, two foster and five biological.
Schubert laughed when she was told she must be like the little old lady who lived in the shoe who had so many children she didn't know what to do.
"Hey, I'm not old," she said.
She has a heart big enough to match the smile that's always on her face.
Schubert scoffs at the idea that caring for 18 children, 13 of whom remain at home, comprises only tiring days. She only recalls the good days and memorable moments that far outnumber the obstacles of such a selfless act.
"You get so much more back than you ever give," she said.
Schubert first decided to be a foster parent 17 years ago.
When the state tried breaking up siblings in her care, it broke her heart.
"There was just no way to say no," she said.
She ended up adopting three groups of siblings, and is also fostering two young sisters right now.
"You don't need to do it alone," she said when I asked how she possibly pulls it all off.
And she doesn't do it alone.
Schubert, has a truly unique story, living on an acre in Queen Creek, where her family and those of two other close friends, Sandy and Jessika Reed, built side-by-side so they could act as a daily support system.
Between the three houses, there are 43 children.
"We hired the same builder and all moved in about five years ago," she said.
The families met through a foster-adopt support group and now do just about everything together, whether it's swimming, tether ball, baseball, swinging, taking care of their horse, goats, donkey, chickens and rooster.
"We have each other and any time there's something we don't know how to handle, we go to our support system and get a lot of help," Schubert said.
And the state is in dire need right now.
There are more than 11,000 children in the system across Arizona in need of immediate placement for foster and adoptive care because they have been abused or neglected.
"It's heartbreaking," Schubert said.
"They're putting babies in shelters every day. They're desperate for homes and you certainly don't have to go through the lengths we've gone to, but to be able to care for even just one, is a huge, huge gift," she said.
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