Michael and Kara Thomas of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Grant Joseph. He was born at 9:50 a.m. March 23, 2007 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 1/2 ounces. and was 20 1/4 inches long. His siblings are Emily, 6; Bethanie, 16 and Steven, 17. Grandparents are Jr. and Kathy Zehr of Salem; Bill and Gwen Battice of Pontiac, Ill., and Larry and Dana Thomas of West Plains.