The first baby of 2014 in Texas County is a girl.

Tatum Jade Smith arrived at 10:06 a.m. New Year’s Day at Texas County Memorial Hospital in 2014. She is the first child of Alaina Ebert and Adam Smith of Cabool.

Dr. Matthew Brown, physician at the Mercy Clinic in Houston, delivered Tatum. She was seven pounds, three ounces and 20 inches long.

Shirley Kruse and Lana Bucher, representatives of the TCMH Auxiliary, presented gifts and gift certificates to Tatum 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 TCMH Auxiliary. Area businesses that would like to participate in 2015 should contact the TCMH Auxiliary at 417-967-1370 or 1-866-967-3311.

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