Hospital’s New Year’s Baby comes a bit later in 2010
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
It’s been six years since the first baby of the New Year at Chase County Community Hospital hasn’t come in January.
The nursing staff at the hospital does not keep yearly records on each New Year Baby’s birth date, but the last time the baby came later than January was in 2004, when the first New Year’s birth arrived on Feb. 12 to a McCook mother.
Despite the fact the 2010 New Year’s Baby didn’t arrive until Feb. 8 here did not affect the nice collection of gifts the new mother and baby took home. Local businesses were again very generous in their donations, as they were brought to the hospital several weeks ago.
Maribel Enriquez of Imperial gave birth to petite little Keiry Enriquez, who entered the world Monday at 5:30 a.m. and was delivered by Dr. Jonathan Richman.
She weighed 7 lbs. 12.3 ozs., and measured 19 inches long. She has a big brother, Cesar Adrian Valencia, who is almost three years old. Maribel and her newborn were expected to return home on Tuesday.
The new mother moved about a year ago from Mexico to Imperial, where her brother and sister also live.
Among the New Year’s Baby gifts were cash, savings accounts, food at local restaurants, clothing, toys, a quilt, gift cards and several wrapped gifts, all donated by Imperial businesses, the hospital auxiliary and the Red Cross.
2010 New Year’s baby gifts
21st Century Equipment—Toy tractor
Added Touch—Wrapped gift
Adams Bank & Trust—$25 savings account
American Red Cross—Stuffed bear
BT’s Quality Machine & Fabrication—$20 check
Carman’s Appliance—$10 gift certificate
Crop Production Services—Wrapped gift
Curly Olney’s—Case IH onesie
CCCH Auxiliary—Stuffed dog
Fine Things Jewelry—Wrapped gift
Imperial Beef—$25 cash
Imperial Credit Union—$25 check
Imperial Republican—One year subscription
Jack’s Steak House—Gift certificate for two steak dinners
JJ’s—2 gift cards (1 for $10, 1 for 2—2 pc. chicken dinners)
M & M’s Natural JAZ—$25 gift certificate
Moreland Realty—Gift card
Mud Buckets—Gift card
NAPA—Coffee mug and beanie doll
Pinnacle Bank—$50 savings account
Pizza Hut—$50 gift certificate
Prairie States Communications—Gift certificate for phone accessory
Prior’s—Quilt made by Janet Prior
Robb’s Sales and Service—$15 check
Shari’s Ceramics—Ty beanie bear
Southside Liquor—Bottle of wine
Southwest Title Co.—$20 check
Steve’s Video—Gift certificate for two movie rentals
Super Foods—Gift basket
Triple O Repair—Outfit