Year's first baby arrives

Kimberly Cordero Cruz born at Mountain View

by: Photo By Susan Matheny - Guadalupe Cruz, of Madras, holds baby Kimberly, first baby born at Mountain View Hospital this year.

   Kimberly Cordero Cruz, who arrived at 9:18 p.m., Jan. 3, 2008, is the first baby of the new year born at Mountain View Hospital.
   At birth, Kimberly weighed 8 pounds, 12.9 ounces, and measured 21 1/2 inches in length. She joins brother, Brian Cruz, 8, at home.
   As the first baby, Kimberly and her mother, Guadalupe Cruz of Madras, are also the winners of The Pioneer's 60th Annual First Baby Contest.
   Up to now, Kimberly's mom has been commuting for two years to work as a grader at the Clear Pine Mill in Prineville, but plans to stay home with the baby now.
   Local merchants contributed the following prizes for the First Baby Contest: