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2002's first baby right on time ...

Proud parents, Mark and Dawn Tabor have good reason to smile. Their baby is special. To be the first Crook County baby of the year, and maybe the first in all of central Oregon makes this baby very special. Jasmine Elaine Tabor arrived early New Year's Day at Pioneer Memorial Hospital.
Babies are special all by themselves, but to be the first baby of the year, makes that baby even more special.
   Crook County's youngest citizen is Jasmine Elaine Tabor, daughter of Mark and Dawn Tabor of Prineville. She arrived promptly at 10:29 a.m. on New Year's Day at Pioneer Memorial Hospital.
   Weighing in at 6 lb. 8 oz., a little under 20 inches in length, the little tyke joins grandparents Dolores Heckathorn of Prineville, and Lindy and Eilean Tabor of Redmond, and great grandparents LeRoy and Lois Krueger of Prineville.
   As PMH's official New Year's baby Jasmine will take home loads of special gifts and prizes, contributions marking the event donated by area businesses and organizations.
   According to hospital staff, Jasmine may very well be the first baby born in central Oregon in 2002, which makes her all the more extraordinary.