By Jack King 

It's a new year baby


Maria Rodriguez holds her new baby boy Francisco Saturday at Plains Regional Medical Center. Francisco was first born in 2004 at 8:16 a.m. Friday, weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth.

Maria Rodriguez of Muleshoe, Texas, said she wants to thank the many Clovis businesses and individuals who donated goods and gift certificates to her for the first baby of the year.

Rodriguez’s son Francisco was born at 8:16 a.m. Friday, the first baby born at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis in 2004. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces at birth.

Francisco has a sister, April, 2.

Rodriguez is the daughter of Carlos and Zulema Rodriguez, of Muleshoe.

“I just want to say thank you to all the people who contributed gifts. We’ll need them,” she said.

Contributors to the New Year’s baby and its family, according to a Women’s Medical Center spokeswoman, include:

Leal’s Mexican Restaurant, Rib Crib, Poor Boys Steakhouse, Guadalajara Restaurant, Sundance Steak House, Cotton Patch Café, Pizza Hut, Cattle Baron Steak and Seafood Restaurant, Kelley’s Bar and Grill, Women’s Medical Center, Shabby-Chic Hair and Nail Salon, Mom’s Home Cooking, North Plains Mall, Roden-Smith, Sears, Colonial Real Estate, ENMR, J.R. Jacobs, Cristi Lubera CNM, Dr. Richard Layman and Shirley Ciancio.


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