Avery Paige Pierce announces the birth of her new baby brother, Matthew Joshua. Matthew was born May 23, 2006, at 7:14 a.m. in Mountain Home. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.
His parents are Josh and Melissa Pierce. Matthew's grandparents are Steve and Deniece Pierce of Mammoth Spring, Jim and Polly Ward of Thayer and the late Robert "Bob" Sand.
His great-grandparents are Mary Pierce of Mammoth Spring, Herbert and Joyce Risner of Mammoth Spring, Charles and Vonda Fanning of Thayer and Letha Sand of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.