County clerk gives birth day after election

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Kara Clark-Summers was absent from overseeing Tuesday's primary elections in Cape Girardeau County, but for good reason. Summers, the county clerk, was in labor at a hospital preparing to give birth to her first child. At 4:27 a.m. Wednesday, her son, Clark Thomas Summers, was born. Clark weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20.75 inches long at birth. While Summers was in labor, elections supervisor Joey Keys oversaw Tuesday's proceedings. In an e-mailed statement, Summers said going into labor on election day is something nearly impossible to prepare for but said her staff and hundreds of election volunteers made sure the election ran smoothly.

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