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Good Samaritan Announces Birth of First Baby of 2023

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MT. VERNON (WMIX) – SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon has announced the birth of the first baby of the New Year and he’s from Centralia.

According to the hospital, Axten Joseph Reed was born at 2:07 a.m. Jan. 1, 2023. He weighed seven pounds, zero ounces, and measured 20 inches long.

Axten’s parents are Victoria Dawn Thorngate and Austin Joe Reed of Centralia.