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Clara Mae Bolyard
Will and Amanda Bolyard of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 6:13 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia.

Clara Mae weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 21 inches long.
Grandparents are Grayland and Connie Bolyard of Vandalia, Hazel Bauman of Johnston City, and Jerry and Lisa Willmore of Hockley, Texas.
Great-grandparents are Bill Oliver of Vandalia and Faye Willmore of Mt. Vernon.

Aaron James Harpster
Gretchen Leigh and Mitchell Dane Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., are the parents of a boy born at 7:53 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at St. Francis Health Care System in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Aaron James weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 21 inches long. He is the couple’s second child.
Grandparents are Tom and Patty Spitzmiller of Gordonville, Mo., and Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter, and Natalie Stein of Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Ellie Campbell Alderson

Aaron and Emily Alderson of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 5:08 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.
Ellie Campbell weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20½ inches long.
Grandparents are David and Melissa Willms of Brownstown, and Allan and Sue Alderson of Ramsey. Great-grandparents are Eloise Willms of Brownstown, Joyce Kwedras of Vandalia, and Fred Sr. and Kay Willms of Vandalia.