Cassville boy first baby born in Barry County

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Reece Alexander Newman, the first baby of 2016 at Cox Monett Hospital. Contributed photo

Cassville couple have baby on New Year's Day

A first baby arrived by way of the stork in 2016, as a Cassville couple celebrated their son's birth at Cox Monett Hospital.

The first baby in Barry County was Reece Alexander Newman, born at 8:14 p.m. on New Year's Day, weighing 8 pounds, 13 ounces and measuring 21.5 inches long. Reece is the son of Rusty and Cortni Newman of Cassville.

First baby Reece Newman and his parents, Cortni and Rusty Newman of Cassville. Contributed Photo

Cortni Newman said her experience at Cox Monett has been wonderful.

"Dr. Ronda Azelton, with Family Practice and Obstetrics of Monett, and the hospital nursing staff have all been just great," she said.

Reece was the winner of the Cassville Democrat's First Baby Contest. As winner, Reece will receive a myriad of gifts from local businesses. Cox Monett also presented a gift basket with a stuffed animal, clothes, diapers and other items to celebrate the first birth of 2016.

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