New Year's baby arrives
Jefferson County's first baby of the new year Rachelle Colby Douglas arrived at 12:04 a.m., Jan. 2, at Mountain View Hospital to parents Tima and Roger Douglas of Madras.
Noting the baby joins five other siblings, her dad quipped, "Now we have our own little six-pack."
Rachelle's brothers and sisters are Jennifer, 12, Elizabeth, 11, Matthew, 9, Justin, 8, and Marisa Bunch, 4. The baby's mom has been working as a manager at the Madras McDonald's, while her dad is a corrections officer for the Warm Springs Police Department.
At birth, Rachelle weighed 7 pounds, 12.3 ounces, and measured 20 inches in length. Her grandparents are Del and Marijane Liermann of Ventura, Calif., Carlton and Arlene Douglas of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and William and Judy Storms of Terrebonne. The great-grandparents are Robert and Betty Crook of Maiden, N.C.
As the winners of The Pioneer's 54th Annual First Baby Contest Rachelle and her parents will receive the following gifts from local merchants: