Births (Sept. 16, 2009)


Ballinger_baby.jpg Rusty Ballinger

Ralph Ballinger and Jessica Slater of Florence announce the birth of their son, Rusty Dean Ballinger, born at 2:53 p.m., Aug. 21.

He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 inches long.

Grandparents are Ralph and Susan Ballinger of Eldorado; Lisa and Hecter Mosqueda of Peabody and Mark and Cindy Slater of Florence.

Great-grandparents are Janice Brundage and the late Stanley Brundage of Peabody; Joann and the late Michael Knak of Hillsboro; Bob and Phyllis Slater of Newton and Dewey and Jane Stevens of Florence.

Chaniel Dirks


Ruston and Lydia Dirks of Tampa announce the birth of their daughter, Chaniel Joy, born Wednesday, June 16, at Newton Medical Center in Newton.

She weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 inches long.

Grandparents are LeeRoy and Marlene Toews of Hardin, Mont., and Bruce and Cheryl Dirks of Tampa.


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