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First baby is a girl

Friday, January 4, 2013

Sophia Marie Shideler, pictured above with proud parents, Taren and Leah Shideler, of Monett, is the First Baby of 2013. Sophia was born at Cox Monett Hospital at 3:31 p.m. on New Year's Day. She weighed six pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 and one-quarter inches long. [Photo by Janell Patton] [Order this photo]
Cox Monett Hospital's first baby of 2013 has arrived. Little Sophia Marie Shideler was born at 3:31 p.m. on New Year's Day. Parents are Taren and Leah Shideler, of Monett.

The little lass weighed six pounds and 11 ounces and measured 20 and one-quarter inches. She will be welcomed home by five-year-old twin brothers, Ashton and Skiler.

Sophia broke the boys four year winning streak and brings the contest to 38 boys and 32 girls.

As the first baby born in 2013, Sophia has won the annual First Baby contest sponsored by The Monett Times and participating businesses.

This year's prizes include: a $25 savings account from Community National Bank; a $25 gift certificate from The Trunk; a party pack from Little Caesars that includes four large on-topping pizzas, crazy combo and a two-liter drink; a Rock-A-Bye Baby recordable bear from Bruner's Pharmacy; a $30 gift certificate for a customer designed outfit from Palm and Pearl; and a three-month subscription to The Monett Times.

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