By NOREEN HYSLOP
The Daily Statesman will be sponsoring the First Baby Contest of 2013 in the weeks ahead.
Parents of the baby must be residents of Stoddard County. The baby's weight, time of birth, etc. must be specified by the attending physician.
A written statement must be submitted to the paper no later than Jan. 10, 2013. In the event that there is no winner by that date, the timeline will be extended.
Several area businesses will be supplying the first family's baby with a host of gifts.