Barry County has first baby of 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Barry County's first baby of 2014 has arrived. Holly Marie Cox is pictured above with her parents, Brooke Busselman and Shelby Cox, of Monett. Democrat photo/Zucca

Barry County's first baby of 2014 arrived at Cox Monett Hospital at 6:34 a.m. on Jan. 3. Holly Marie Cox is the daughter of Brooke Busselman and Shelby Cox, of Monett.

The little lass weighed seven pounds 14 ounces and measured 21 inches. As the Barry County's first baby born in 2014, Holly has won the 19th annual First Baby Contest, sponsored by the Cassville Democrat and participating businesses.

This year's sponsors and gifts include: the Cassville Democrat, a baby book and a free subscription to the Cassville Democrat; Ball and Prier, a special baby surprise; Freedom Bank, a surprise item; First Baptist Church, surprise item; Designs by Debbie, first stuffed animal; Barry Electric Cooperative, surprise item; Tomblin's Jewelry and Gifts, surprise item; Walmart, surprise item; First State Bank, $25; Whitley Pharmacy, first baby blanket; Access Family Care, gift card; Arvest Bank, gift basket; and Forever Yours Embroidery, surprise item.

Previous first babies include: Sophia Marie Shideler, 2013; Jace Parker Horn, 2012; Dimitrius Mikhil Conlan Blair, 2011; Wesley Yang Kooj Hang, 2010; Benjamin Rylie Corn, 2009; Dominic Allan Lee Birchfield, 2008; Jagger Lynne Miller, 2007; Cosmo Kent Rhoads, 2006; Kallistha Cabico Manuel Morrow, 2005.

Ryan Alan Lawrence, 2004; Robert Chisum Massey, 2003; Andrew Joel Prier, 2002; Devon Lee Clevenger, 2001; Sky Millenium Dill, 2000; Jose Raymundo Castillo Jr., 1999; Kyle Blake Martin, 1998; Levi Raymond Clevenger, 1997; and Jacob Scott Hall, 1996.

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