AvaKay Diane Edwards was born to Nathan and Katie Edwards, of Dallas, at 8:51 p.m. on Dec. 24 at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

She weighed 4 pounds, 7.75 ounces, and was 17.75 inches long.

AvaKay is the couple’s first child.

Grandparents are Eli and Benita Walls, of Dallas, Tim and Anita Lipnos, of Tigard, and Dene and LoraLee Edwards, of Dallas.


Sawyer John Barton was born to John and Danielle Barton, of Corvallis, at 5:27 p.m. on Jan. 20 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield.

He weighed 4 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 18 inches long.

Sawyer joins Shyanne, 9, Natalee, 8, Hollie, 7, Brock, 4, and Connor, 2.

Grandparents are John and Cheryl Barton, of Dallas, and Gary and Denise Brock, of Newberg.

Great-grandparents are Don and Betty Brock, of Auburn, Wash., and Bill Diehm, of Falls City.


Harper Renae Steggell was born to K.J. and Jessica Steggell, of Dallas, at 8:24 a.m. on Feb. 8 at Salem Hospital Family Birth Center.

She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long.

Harper joins Kaylee Ann, 2.

Grandparents are Angie Robinson, of Dallas, Marvin and Renee Gerber, of Queen Creek, Ariz., Guy and Heidi Leppin, of Perrydale, and Kurt Wright, of Aloha.

Great-grandparents are Don and Barb Robinson, of Alsea, John Spock, of Dallas, and Calvin and Cheri Ekstrand, of Keizer.

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