As with every New Year, one thing always happens, St. Claire Regional welcomes the first baby.
New Year's Day was nearing its end, when Kashen Wilson of Menifee County delivered her baby Walter James Wilson Jr. at 11:25 p.m. He arrived at 5 pounds 10 ounces and measured 18 inches long.
First time parents, Kashen and husband Walter, agreed, "Our nurses Robin and Carroll were extra helpful and Dr. Conley was a good doctor."
In celebration of the New Year's delivery, St. Claire Regional presented the baby and family with gifts totaling more than $300. This year's gifts included: a hand crafted rocking horse, a pack and play, Bumbo seat and infant necessities.