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First baby of the New Year

 

Shelly Pope

Jesse Roundtree and Desiree Watkins are the proud parents of the first baby of the year for Petersburg. Jesse Lyle Roundtree, Jr. was born at 1:15 p.m. Jan. 5 at Ketchikan General Hospital.

Jesse Roundtree and Desiree Watkins brought Jesse Lyle Roundtree, Jr. into the world at 1:15 p.m. Jan. 5 to be the first baby of the New Year in Petersburg.

Jesse Jr. was born at Ketchikan General Hospital in the New Beginnings Birthing Center. He weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces and was 19 ¾ inches long.

Watkins arrived in Ketchikan Dec. 21 with a due date of Jan. 1, 2013.

Proud grandparents are Tonya and late Patrick Roundtree of Petersburg and Carin and Greg Richter of Prince of Wales.

Watkins is a resident assistant at Mountain View Manor and Roundtree works construction with Rock N Road Construction but is a refrigeration engineer.

The family returned home to Petersburg Jan. 8.

The couple will receive gifts from local businesses to honor the new year baby.

 

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