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Featuring the Babies of 2015

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For 2015, what’s in a name? The Chronicle OMAK – Local parents bucked national trends by giving their 2015 babies names largely ignored nationwide. For births reported in The Chronicle’s news pages last year, there were no duplicate names and just a handful that appeared on Babycenter.com’s national list of most popular names. Top local baby boy names, with one apiece, reported to The Chronicle were Noah, Tayvin, Ismael, Hunter, Greyson, Daniel, Top baby boy names: 1. Jackson 2. Aiden 3. Liam 4. Lucas 5. Noah 6. Mason 7. Ethan 8. Caden 9. Logan 10. Jacob 11. Jayden 12. Oliver 13. Elijah 14. Alexander 15. Michael 16. Carter 17. James 18. Caleb 19. Benjamin 20. Jack 21. Luke 22. Grayson 23. William 24. Ryan 25. Connor 26. Daniel 27. Gabriel 28. Owen 29. Henry 30. Matthew 31. Isaac 32. Wyatt 33. Jayce 34. Cameron 35. Landon 36. Nicholas 37. Dylan 38. Nathan

Hawke, Blake and Ralph. Five of those made the national list: Noah, No. 5; Hunter, No. 47; Greyson, No. 22; Daniel, No. 26, and Blake, No. 96. Top local girl names, also with one apiece, were Navaeh, Victoria, Evelyn, Linnea, River, Sophia, Violet, Kamelia, Camila, Harper and Joanna. Six of those made the national list: Victoria, No. 51; Evelyn, No. 24; Sophia, No. 1; Violet, No. 59; Camila, No. 65, and Harper, No. 21. According to Babycenter.com, the top boy baby names in 2015 were: 39. Muhammad 40. Sebastian 41. Eli 42. David 43. Brayden 44. Andrew 45. Joshua 46. Samuel 47. Hunter 48. Anthony 49. Julian 50. Dominic 51. Christian 52. Levi 53. John 54. Joseph 55. Colton 56. Isaiah 57. Max 58. Ian 59. Evan 60. Adam 61. Thomas 62. Gavin 63. Aaron 64. Jonathan 65. Lincoln 66. Christopher 67. Miles 68. Leo 69. Nolan 70. Parker 71. Hudson 72. Adrian 73. Josiah 74. Austin 75. Cooper 76. Carson 77. Chase

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78. Tyler 79. Jason 80. Zachary 81. Charlie 82. Jeremiah 83. Alex 84. Jordan 85. Mateo 86. Tristan 87. Asher 88. Camden 89. Xavier 90. Easton 91. Micah 92. Cole 93. Declan 94. Nathaniel 95. Brody 96. Blake 97. Ezra 98. Damian 99. Xander 100. Elliot Top baby girl names: 1. Sophia 2. Emma 3. Olivia 4. Ava 5. Mia 6. Isabella 7. Zoe

8. Lily 9. Emily 10. Madison 11. Amelia 12. Riley 13. Madelyn 14. Charlotte 15. Chloe 16. Aubrey 17. Aria 18. Layla 19. Avery 20. Abigail 21. Harper 22. Kaylee 23. Aaliyah 24. Evelyn 25. Adalyn 26. Ella 27. Arianna 28. Hailey 29. Ellie 30. Nora 31. Hannah 32. Addison 33. Mackenzie 34. Brooklyn 35. Scarlett 36. Anna 37. Mila 38. Audrey

Bailee Shellenbarger June 5, 2015 Brannan Shellenbarger and Madison Shellenbarger Grandparents: John and Shauneen Range, Priya Shellenbarger, Jerry Ecklar North Valley Hospital, Tonasket

39. Isabelle 40. Elizabeth 41. Leah 42. Sarah 43. Lillian 44. Grace 45. Natalie 46. Kylie 47. Lucy 48. Makayla 49. Maya 50. Kaitlyn 51. Victoria 52. Elena 53. Lila 54. Maria 55. Savannah 56. Claire 57. Penelope 58. Alaina 59. Violet 60. Kennedy 61. Gabriella 62. Eliana 63. Skyler 64. Paisley 65. Camilla 66. Annabelle 67. Adeline 68. Stella 69. Allison

70. Alice 71. Alyssa 72. Liliana 73. Reagan 74. Charlie 75. Callie 76. Vivian 77. Jocelyn 78. Samantha 79. Caroline 80. Eleanor 81. Julia 82. Sophie 83. Sadie 84. Peyton 85. Cora 86. Juliana 87. Eva 88. Keira 89. Hazel 90. Kinsley 91. Clara 92. Katherine 93. Alexandra 94. Isla 95. London 96. Jordyn 97. Kayla 98. Bailey 99. Emery 100. Taylor

Emily Victoria Bradley Nov. 23, 2015 Cody and Espe Bradley Grandparents: Victor and Veronica Rodriguez, DeWayne and Linda Bradley, Trisha and Rick, Auntie Sarah Mid-Valley Hospital, Omak Photograph by Leeshy Lou Photography


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Story times offer read-aloud fun North Central Regional Library System branches offer preschool dates

Reading with child can help with development

The Chronicle OMAK – Parents who want a little help with reading out loud and who want their toddlers to meet other children can take in one of the many story times offered by branches of the North Central Regional Library System. All the story times are free; some also offer crafts, puppets and other activities. Stories are selected with preschoolers in mind. By library branch, story times are: • Brewster, 108 Third St. – 10 a.m. Wednesdays. For toddlers through early grade levels. Features picture books, puppets, poems, songs and a variety of stories. • Bridgeport, 1206 Columbia Ave. – 11:30 a.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month. • Coulee City, 405 W. Main St. – 3 p.m. Tuesdays.



The Chronicle OLYMPIA — Reading with your child can help the child develop in many different ways. Parents are the child’s first teacher and time spent with baby is important, the state Department of Health said. Some tips: • A child learns best in a loving, encouraging and helping environment, so hold the child in your lap while reading.

• Let the child choose the book and decide when to turn the pages. • Choose books that help the child explore the world around him or her. • Keep the child’s body active by letting baby turn the pages. An older child can act out stories as they are read. • Play, talk, read and write with the child. That will help baby understand that the words on the page mean something.

• Curlew, 11 River St. – 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. • Grand Coulee, 225 Federal St. – 10:30 a.m. Fridays. • Okanogan, 228 Pine St. – 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. “Links to Literacy” offers stories, songs, action rhymes and early literacy

skills. • Omak, 30 S. Ash St. – 11:30 a.m. Fridays. • Oroville, 1276 Main St. – 10 a.m. Wednesdays. The Ladybug Club presents stories and fun for preschool-age children. • Pateros, 174 Pateros Mall – 11





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Youngsters take in story time at Okanogan Public Library. a.m. Fridays. • Republic, 794 S. Clark Ave. – 11 a.m. Wednesdays. • Tonasket, 209A S. Whitcomb Ave. – 10:30 a.m. Fridays.







   

 





  











  





                                               





• Twisp, 201 E. Methow Valley Highway – 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Stories and an art project. • Winthrop, 49 Highway 20 – 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays.





 

 

 






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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health officials encourage parent to vaccinate their children to prevent the spread of diseases and help ensure a healthy life. According to the website vacines.gov, immunizations can save a child’s life. “ The chart shows recommended vaccines.

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Area hospitals offer birthing centers The Chronicle OMAK – Whether you’re an expecting parent, or you expect to be expecting, choosing a hospital can make a world of difference. Wherever you live in Okanogan Country, you will find a birthing center nearby. Here is list of area hospitals with birthing centers and their amenities. Coulee Medical Center Coulee Medical Center provides on-site gynecologic and obstetrics services for women’s health, prenatal care and childbirth. With two birthing rooms, families can enjoy a relaxed, comfortable and personalized birthing experience. The childbirth team includes experienced physicians, certified nurse practitioner and a nurse-midwife, who is accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Mid-Valley Hospital At Mid-Valley Hospital’s birthing center, the focus is on mom. The hospital offers three-labor, delivery, recover and postpartum rooms. On call, board-certified obstetrics staff are available for backup assistance when necessary and additional family practitioners offer assistance when needed. Birthing suites are larger and spacious with a private bathroom, shower, rocking

chair and other amenities. “Our promise is to make your delivery day as smooth and comfortable as possible,” officials said. North Valley Hospital: Along with compassionate staff and nurses, the hospital offers several specialties to new parents. While enjoying complimentary newborn photos, new parents can enjoy a candlelight dinner complete with child care. Spacious, modern rooms where mothers

can give birth and recover in the same room, along with a jetted tub are offered to assist in labor pain management and make the experience as pleasurable as possible. The hospital delivered its first water birth baby in 2014. Three Rivers Hospital Three Rivers Hospital also offers birthing suites where mothers can undergo labor, delivery and recovery in the same room, unless a cesarean section is necessary. Those are performed in a surgery suite with

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recovery room. All attempts are made to maintain the family unit during the experience. The family-centered approach has been shown to enhance patient and family satisfaction, hospital officials said. The hospital became designated “baby friendly” 12-years ago. Through partnerships in state-run programs, the hospital has raised standards in cesarean section rates. In 2014, 15 percent of the women who went into labor needed to deliver via cesarean section.

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Food lessons: Let children help with the cooking Help them see fun of eating together By ARA Content OMAK — Cooking a meal should be fun for both children and adults. By engaging your children in food preparation, you can demonstrate valuable food lessons while enjoying time well spent with your family. By including everyone in the preparation, you can introduce your children to how fun cooking and eating together can be. Not only will they learn a little bit about navigating the kitchen, but they will also discover how it can serve as the perfect platform for a math lesson or an art project. Here are a few tips for making your family meals fun and child-friendly: -Get your kids involved in cooking preparation from an early age.

Your little ones will get a kick out of doing something as simple as dumping a cup of flour into a mixer and watching you use everyday kitchen tools. You can also use the measurements that go into recipes as a teaching opportunity for your child with a built-in math lesson. Children can also lend a hand by setting the table or designing placemats for the family meal. • Make food fun. Keep your kids engaged by experimenting with different colors, shapes and sizes of foods they know. • Create excitement for dinnertime. A great way to make sure kids look forward to mealtimes is to participate in fun activities as a family. • Theme nights are a great way to engage children around the dinner table. You can prepare traditional meals from around the world, or cook a meal inspired by your family’s favorite movie or vacation spot.

Watch for the spread of germs The Chronicle OLYMPIA — Germs cause cavities and can be spread from parents to infants and toddlers. Foods and drinks fee germs, which make acids and cause cavities, the Washington Dental Service Foundation said. Tooth decay can be stopped if it is caught early. To prevent tooth decay • Set a good example. Brush, floss and have regular checkups.

• Use fluoride to prevent and heal early tooth decay. • Consult with your doctor or dentist about fluoride drops or tablets. Fluoride varnish and sealants also are available. • Choose tooth-healthy snacks such as cheese, fruits and vegetables. Avoid snacking or sipping on sweet liquids throughout the day. • Drink lots of water after meals and snacks to help clean teeth.

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Early lessons in dental health can help a child throughout his or her life.

Simple things can help stay safe The Chronicle OLYMPIA — Parents can do a number of simple things to help their child say safe in the home and car. According to the state Department of Health, parents can reduce the chance of injury by: • Always putting baby on his or her back to sleep. • Making sure the child is buckled up correctly in a car seat for every ride. • Keeping items small enough to

fit in a toilet paper tube away from the baby, to reduce choking risk. • Staying with the baby every second while the baby is in the bathtub or near water. • Putting safety gates at the top and bottoms of stairs and in doorways to rooms that aren’t child-proofed. • Keeping cleaners, poisons, vitamins and medications locked up or on a high shelf. • Putting plastic covers on electrical outlets and latches on

cupboards, drawers and toilets. • Keeping furniture away from windows so baby can’t climb up and fall out. • Attaching tall or heavy furniture to the wall or keeping baby away from it. • Keeping baby away from the stove, oven and microwave, and away from hot foods and drinks. • Having at least one working smoke detector on each level of the home, and making sure the battery works.

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Cook up some fun for your little ones The Chronicle OMAK — A few common pantry ingredients and a little bit of cooking time can lead to hours of fun play for your little one. The play dough recipe and the first finger paint recipe are completely edible, though probably not very palatable. The other two finger paint recipes contain mild or small amounts of soap.

Homemade play dough 1 cup white flour 1/4 cup salt 2 tablespoons cream of tartar Combine and add: 1 cup cold water Food coloring (optional) 1 tablespoon cooking oil In a medium saucepan, mix together flour, salt and cream of tartar. A non-stick pot works best. Combine water, a few drops of food coloring (if desired) and oil. Add to dry ingredients and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for three to five minutes. It will look globby. When it forms a ball in the center of the pot, remove from the heat and turn it out on a lightly floured surface. Knead briefly until smooth. Cool and store in an airtight container (a one-pint cottage cheese or margarine tub will hold it) or a zippered plastic bag. This dough is edible, but not tasty. It keeps, unrefrigerated, for several weeks. Be sure to provide plenty of cookie cutters, a rolling pin, dull plastic knives, bottle caps and other items for cutting and shaping. This dough cleans up well. If a bit of it does dry on a surface, pick or chip off as much as possible, then remove the rest with a damp rag or non-abrasive scrubber. If it’s left uncolored, it won’t stain.

Finger paint No. 1 Mix 2 cups flour and 2 teaspoons salt. Add 2 1/2 cups cold water and stir until smooth. Gradually add to 2 cups boiling water.

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Homemade play dough can provide hours of fun — and it’s easy to clean up if it gets left out and dries. Boil until smooth and thick, stirring constantly. Add food coloring and stir until smooth. Cool.

Finger paint No. 2 Whip 1 cup soap flakes with 1/2 cup water. Tint with food coloring.

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Watch for those ‘must have’ photos of baby It’s crucial to back up irreplaceable images

finger. • Close-up of ear. • Hair, either au naturel or in a goofy style. • Waving. • Wearing a cute hat. • Wearing your glasses or goofy sunglasses. • With your partner. • Crawling. • Smiling. • Showing baby’s bare back. • With grandparents. • With sibling(s). • With cousins. • With your friends’ children. • Teething. • Eating solid food (messy face possibilities). • Entire immediate family. • One parent with the baby. • Cruising with a relative. • Laughing. • Perspective shots (baby in the same place every month or family at the same time every year). • With a favorite toy. • With a pet. • First steps. • Re-create a photo from your childhood. • Cake smash (child tearing into first birthday cake with hands).

The Chronicle OMAK – Babies stay little for such a short time, so be sure to take plenty of photographs. Digital photos are so easy to share, so it’s a snap to keep out-oftown friends and relatives up to day on baby’s growth and antics. Be sure to download photos from your phone, just in case something happens to the phone. Also, be sure to back up your photos in a separate place – an external hard drive, separate computer or other device – just in case of equipment failure. For a good perspective on baby, kneel or lie down at his or her level. Here are some ideas for “must have” photos of your baby. • Leaving the hospital. • Sporting a funny onesie or Tshirt. • Close-up of feet cradled in a parent’s hands. • Sleeping. • Baby’s hand holding a parent’s

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State offers free child health information

Before The Chronicle... The staff started out as little ones, too. This and other special sections (including past editions) are available at: www.omakchronicle.com/specialsections.

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OLYMPIA — Child Profile information is available for free from the state Department of Health. People can sign up for information to be sent periodically by mail or email. Each mailing has age-secific reminders about well-child checkups and immunizations, plus information on growth and development, safety, nutrition and other health topics. More information is available on the department’s website, www.doh.wa.gov, by typing “child profile” into the search box.

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Grandparents: Andy and Sharon Baskin and Gary and Louise Sugiyama Born Sacramento, Calif.

Arlo Howell July 10, 2015 Jeremie and Riley Howell Grandparents: Loren Howell, Scott Hughes, Teresa and Lonnie Good Mid-Valley Hospital, Omak

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Elum Ellis March 3, 2015 Miranda Carden and Colton Ellis

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Daniel Castro Jan. 29, 2015 Louie and Sharon Castro

Sophia Desjardins Jan. 8, 2015 Drew and Jennifer Desjardins

Grandparents: Stacey Sellars and Melvin Ives and Peggy and Daniel Castro Mid-Valley Hospital, Omak

Grandparents: Dave and Maria Desjardins, and Wayne and Vivian Bradbury North Valley Hospital, Tonasket

Photo by Shel Najera, Portrait Originals, Martinez, Calif.

Jase Peppler Dec. 7, 2015 Jason Peppler and Jennifer Marsden Grandparents: Mary K and Craig Vejraska, Jeff and Diana Oestreich, Don Marsden, Vickie Erickson, Jack and Patti Peppler

Hannah Marie Watkins July 17, 2015 Dave and Missy Watkins Big brother AJ Watkins and big sisters Elisha and Jacy Watkins Grandparents: Jim and Lorraine Utt and Tim and Tammy Watkins

"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."

Kaylee Gliddon Jan. 20, 2015 Jacob and Ilana Gliddon Grandparents: Clancy and Jackie Gliddon and Jeff and Bonnie Foster French Hospital, San Luis Obispo, Calif. Photo by Donna Johnson, Atascadero, Calif.

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Hawke Nicholson Jan. 23, 2015 Jacob Nicholson and Ashley Nicholson Grandparents: Steve and Shelly Laughery, Delores Laughery, Don Picard, Wayne and Stacie Nicholson, JoAnn Thomas Mid-Valley Hospital, Omak Photo by Jason Budra Vase

Joanna Myra Ortega Dec. 17, 2015 Enrique and Rachel Ortega Grandparents: Greg and Lisa Rothrock and Miguel and Maria Diaz Hernandez Mid-Valley Hospital, Omak

McKenzie Addison Kimble April 30, 2015 Julian and Natasha (Allen) Kimble Grandparents: Eddie and Janet Allen and Demetrius and Chom Kimble St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma Photo by Kristin Dain Photography

Emmet Wally Zacherle Feb. 12, 2015 Wally and Sam Zacherle Grandparents Amy Plankers, Pam Bob, Sue and Andy Swartsel, Howard and Pinki Swartsel Mid-Valley Hospital, Omak Photograph by BluElephant Photography

Bristol Faith Latimer April 30, 2015 Brendon and Karen Latimer Grandparents: Corey and Tiffany Keeton, Amber Latimer, Philip and Rhonda Ursua Mid-Valley Hospital, Omak

Dane Matthew and Caden Thomas Barnett Nov. 21, 2015 Tim and Shannon Barnett, Wenatchee Grandparents: Lee and Jeanie Barnett, Tonasket and Dave and BeLinda Buehler, Selah Great-grandmothers: Ann Hogan Anderson, Omak; Betty Buehler, Ellensburg


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Meddow Tala Brown Sept. 3, 2015 Anthony Brown and Marugenia Mosqueda

Luka Creel Draggoo Nov. 27, 2015 Braden and Jessica Draggoo

Grandparents: Mary and Mitch Brown and Marianne and Salvador Mosqueda Mid-Valley Hospital, Omak

Grandparents: Nancy and the late Richard Draggoo Jim and Kim Bartel Great-grandparents: Annie and the late Gene Sackman

Callahan Jae Neher April 24, 2015 Craig and Marcie Neher

Amzie Mae Ascensio March 26, 2015 Jesse and Tami Ascensio

Grandparents: Judy and Jesse Adams, Janeen and Steve Weinke, and Jim and Helen Neher Harney District Hospital, Burns, OR

Big sisters and brother: Jaiden, Hailee, and Alexander Grandparents: Matt and Beth Thompson, Kat Warford Central Wash. Hospital, Wenatchee

Harper Combs-Chapa July 17, 2015 Michael Chapa and Lacey Combs Mid-Valley Hospital, Omak

What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all. -- Benjamin Spock

Haylee May Hitchcock May 1, 2015 Colin (Chris) and Andrea (Watt) Hitchcock Grandparents: Diane Ewer and Richard Watt, and Rick Hitchcock and Alice Fenaux MCV, Richmond, Virginia

Henry “Hank” Timm Derting Dec. 22, 2015 Will and Nicole Derting Brother: Gus Derting

Joanna Jackson Feb. 12, 2015 Darrin and Jessica Jackson

Grandparents: Brad and Margaret Derting Great-Grandparents: Jim and JoAnn Derting Ephrata, WA

Grandparents: Dale and Debbie Tugaw and Mike and Gay Albee Born Rapid City, South Dakota

Shania Dawn Bitonti Feb. 27, 2015 Bud Bitonti and Tiffany Herriman Brothers: Raven and Tucker Bitonti Grandparents: Glenn Herriman, Belinda Herriman, Debbie Simpson Omak Photograph by BluElephant Photography

Ashton Hayze Rhodes Oct. 5, 2015 Anthony Rhodes and Rebecca Wick Grandparents: Laura and Joe Rhodes, Gene & Rhonda Wick Mid-Valley Hospital, Omak

Lane Martin March 4, 2015 Jordan and DemiJo Martin Grandparents: Doug and Jana Heindselman and Chris and Julie Martin Mid-Valley Hospital, Omak

Cedric Gregory Coyne Nov. 22, 2015 Jesse Lee Coyne and Skylar Staggs Grandparents: Kim Staggs and Ronnie and Cliffene Coyne Great-grandmother: Shirley Staggs Providence Holy Family Hospital, Spokane


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Marlin George Payne May 26, 2015 Aaron and Elena Payne, Wenatchee, WA Grandparents: Suzanna and Grier Jeeris, Poulsbo, WA; Dale and Judy Payne, Omak Central Washington Hospital, Wenatchee, WA

Lucie Jane Marchand Sept. 3, 2015 Francis Marchand and Ashlee Abrahamson Grandparents: Lori Kruse-Stensgar, LeRoy Abrahamson, Janice WilliamsMarchand, Felimore Orozco

Cayslee Mae Jones July, 9, 2015 Charles and Gretchen Jones Grandparents: Greg and Lisa Rothrock, Gene and Alicia Jones, Brenda Jones Mid-Valley Hospital, Omak

Scarlett Chamberlin Jan. 27, 2015 Brian and Lacey Chamberlin

Tayvin Steele Pakootas Jan. 5, 2015 Brett Pakootas and Perla Fonseca

Grandparents: Wynn and Wendy Schell Jim and Hazel Chamberlin Mid-Valley Hospital, Omak

Grandparents: Polly Peasley, William Pakootas, Virginia Fonseca Three Rivers Hospital, Brewster

A baby has a special way of adding joy in every single day. -- Author Unknown Anya Renee Scroggins Sept. 18, 2015 Tomas Scroggins and Tina Rieken Maternal grandparents: Rachael Williams and Mitch Pettengill Paternal grandparents: Cindy R. Scroggins and Larry E. Scroggins Mid-Valley Hospital, Omak

Hudson Clay Wall Nov. 27, 2015 Brick and Gale Wall, Oroville

Willow Diaz Nov. 17, 2015 Jesus and Linda Diaz

Grandparents: Mike and Sharon Watkins, Oroville; Peggy Wall, Oroville; and the late Allan Wall and Louanna Wall, Wenatchee Siblings: Mason and Katie Wall, Oroville

Samara Ann Wert Nov. 11, 2015 Ash and Ashley Wert Paternal grandparents: Randy and Stephanie Wert Maternal grandparents: John Oliver and Anita Gorr Paternal great-grandparents: Barton and Carla Wert, Alan Bingham, Janice Hinton Maternal great-grandparents: Bob and Roberta Oliver

Andrew Wapato-Mills June 10, 2015 Mid-Valley Hospital, Omak

Arianna GunShows Jan. 7, 2015 Palmer GunShows and Shiree Isaacs Grandparents: Paternal grandparents: John GunShows, Sr. and Brenda Whiteshield Maternal grandparents: Allen Isaacs and Beverly Harlow Mid-Valley Hospital, Omak

Grandparents: Joyce Gonzalez; Pedro and Esperanza Gonzalez; Jesus and Rosario Diaz Great-grandmother: Fern Howard Great-great-grandmother: Addie Richardson Mid-Valley Hospital, Omak

Sonya Grace Ochoa Shiles July 17, 2015 Kristina Shiles and Alberto Ochoa Siblings: Alberto Ochoa, Jr. and Emily Shiles Mid-Valley Hospital, Omak Photograph by Nicole Allen at BluElephant Photography

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