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Anderson: Bradley and Nina (Shreve) Anderson of Ottawa are the parents of a daughter, Ava Lynne, born Sept. 27 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches in length. She was welcomed home by two brothers, Jaden and Gavin, both 6. Maternal grandparents are Larry and Debbie Shreve of Ladd. Paternal grandparents are Gary and Barb Anderson of Ottawa. Great-grandparents are Jan Coppedge of Joliet, Lester and Joyce Shreve of Cisne, and Bill and Jeanett Leslie of Ottawa.

Balestri: Mark and Emily (Arkins) Balestri of Peru are the parents of a daughter, Lillian Mae, born Sept. 27 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches in length. She was welcomed home by a brother, Bradyn, 2. Maternal grandparents are Terry and Laurie Arkins of LaSalle. Paternal grandparents are William and Margaret Balestri of LaSalle.

Martin: Matthew and Jacquelyn (Ortega) Martin are the parents of a son, Westley Bernard, born Oct. 1 at Legacy Emmanuel Hospital in Portland, Ore. He was welcomed home by one sister, Danya Ortega. Grandparents are Diana Martin of Princeton and James Martin of Wyanet. Great-grandparents are Bernard and Benadine Martin of Wyanet, and the late Robert and Margie Warren.

Ori: Michael and Nicole (Demes) Ori of Princeton are the parents of a daughter born Sept. 18 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.

Spanos: Nick and Ashley (Denis) Spanos of Spring Valley are the parents of a daughter, Mia Nicole, born Sept. 26 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Rich and Mary Jane Denis of Spring Valley. Paternal grandparents are Dan and Kim Spanos of Dalzell.

Simpson: Lucas and Kelly (Strauch) Simpson of Dalzell are the parents of a daughter born Sept. 27 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Taylor: Aubrey (Walder) Stiennen of Ladd is the mother of a daughter born Sept. 27 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

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