Randy and Amy Smith of Thayer have announced the birth of their daughter, Tessa Marie Smith, Jan. 1, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces.
She was welcomed home also by her 6-year-old brother, Tyler Smith.
Grandparents are Lanis and Brenda Nicholson of Mammoth Spring, and J.A. and Clara Smith of Myrtle.
Great-grandparents are Ella McCandless of Pocahontas, Luther and Beatrice Nicholson of Mammoth Spring, and Marjorie Diles of Metropolis, Ill.