Joe D. Christie and Shandie E. Ecklund of Cherokee Village announce the birth of a son on July 23, 2007, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby has been named Joseph Dale Christie Jr. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces.
He was welcomed home by his brothers, Trent Michael and Tedric Paul, and a sister, Emerald Elizabeth.
His grandparents are Jack and Mary Christie, and Dana Ecklund and Middie Raines.
Great-grandparents are Bob and Frankie Raines.