Dominic Allan Lee Birchfield has been named as the Cassville Democrat's First Baby of 2008.
Little Dominic was born at 4:46 p.m. on Jan. 2 at Cox Monett Hospital to Randall Birchfield and Hailey Holland, of Washburn. Dominic weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 20 inches.
After careful consideration on what to name their new baby boy, Randall and Hailey decided to give Dominic his father's middle name, Allan, and name the little bundle of joy after Hailey's uncle, Lee.
Dominic is Randall and Hailey's first child. His proud grandparents are Karen and William Holland, of Pierce City, and Alan Birchfield and Margaret Jennings, of Purdy.
By winning the First Baby contest, Dominic and his parents will receive an assortment of gifts from area businesses who sponsored the annual contest.
Gifts include: a supply of diapers from Security Bank; a $50 savings account from Freedom Bank; a surprise package from First Baptist Church; a baby ring from Tomblin's Jewelry; a $50 savings bond from First State Bank; baby's first teddy bear from Designs by Debbie; baby's first haircut and mom's style from a Cut Above; a $25 gift certificate from Wal-Mart; a $50 savings bond from Commerce Bank; a special gift basket from St. John's Hospital-Cassville; a baby surprise package from Country Chrysler; a special baby surprise from Penmac; baby's first photo sitting fee from Tru Photography; a special baby surprise from Cassville Dental; a special baby gift from Cox Medical Care Associates; baby's first pair of shoes from Joyous Embroidery; a $25 gift certificate from Chez Notre; a special gift for baby from Hutchen's Construction; a $50 savings bond from the Bank of Seligman; and a baby book and a year's subscription from the Cassville Democrat.
Dominic is the Cassville Democrat's 13th "First Baby" winner.
Previous first babies include: Jagger Lynne Miller, Cassville, 2007; Cosmo Kent Rhoads, Cassville, 2006; Kallistha Cabico Manuel Morrow, Monett, 2005; Ryan Alan Lawrence, Seligman, 2004; Robert Chisum Massey, Exeter, 2003; Andrew Joel Prier, Golden, 2002; Devon Lee Clevenger, Exeter, 2001; Sky Millenium Dill, Cassville, 2000; Jose Raymundo Castillo, Jr., Exeter, 1999; Kyle Blake Martin, Cassville, 1998; Levi Raymond Clevenger, Purdy, 1997; and Jacob Scott Hall, Cassville, 1996.