Charlie Jo Danielle Scheets is the first baby born in Texas County in 2012. She was delivered by Dr. William Wright at 2:54 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1.

The first baby of 2012 arrived New Year’s Day in Texas County.

Charlie Jo Danielle Scheets, the daughter of Jen and Jarid Scheets of Houston, arrived at 2:54 p.m. Sunday at Texas County Memorial Hospital. She weighed seven pounds, nine ounces and was 21.5 inches long.

Dr. William Wright, physician at the TCMH Medical Complex in Houston, delivered the baby.

Charlie joins three big sisters in the Scheets’ home: Riley, 8; Katy, 4; and Hally, 2.

Shirley Kruse and Virginia Clark, representatives of the TCMH Auxiliary, presented gifts and gift certificates to Charlie and her parents after her birth. Businesses and individuals throughout the county donated the gifts.

The gift basket for the first baby born at TCMH is a project of the Auxiliary. Area businesses which would like to participate in 2013 should contact the Auxiliary at 417-967-1370 or 1-866-967-3311.

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