Dakota Joseph Carpenter was born to Matthew and Tracey Carpenter of Dallas at 1:36 p.m. on July 29 at Silverton Hospital Family Birth Center.

He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long.

Dakota joins Dillan, 10, Savannah, 7, and Dusty, 4.

Grandparents are Jamie and Rejeania Heide of Monmouth, and Dave and Judy Carpenter of Monmouth.

Great-grandparents are Patricia Heide of Monmouth and Violet Carpenter of Monmouth.


Mackenzie Robin Case was born to James and Amanda Case of King City at 9:39 a.m. on July 31 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center in Portland.

She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

Mackenzie joins Madison, 3.

Grandparents are Greg and Mavis Jenkins of Rickreall, and Sherman and Mary Case of Tigard.

Great-grandparents are Caroline Knutson of Salem; Dean and Carrol Klett of King City; Roger and Lourdes Case of Oak Harbor, Wash.; and Dave and Arlene Andersen of Burlington, Wash.


Tred Alan Turner was born to David and Tabitha Turner of Keizer at 4:32 p.m. on Aug. 5 at Salem Hospital Family Birth Center.

He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 21.75 inches long.

Tred is the couple’s first child.

Grandparents are Dave and Becky Gladish of Keizer; Eileen Turner of Independence; and Jack and Gayle Turner of Pomeroy, Wash.


Levi Allen Smothers/Hise was born to Chad Smothers and Penny Hise of Dallas at 6:37 a.m. on Aug. 9 at Salem Hospital Family Birth Center.

He weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

Levi joins Spencer, 18, Bailey, 18, Cooper, 13, and Griffin, 12.

Grandparents are Marcia Fisher of Dallas, and Merrell and Elizabeth Smothers of Albany.

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