Johnnie and Jodie Vandiver Jr. of Thayer are the parents of a baby boy, Alex Cade. He was born at 4:37 p.m. April 11, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 1/2 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long. His siblings are MaKayla, 7, and Terry, 4. Grandparents are Bob and Kathryn McMillian of Camp, Rose Vandiver of Koshkonong and Johnnie and Tammy Vandiver of Brandsville.