Jeff and Naomi Bates of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Alexis Helen. She was born at 1:16 p.m., Dec. 22, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her siblings are Joshua, 3, and Levi, 1. Grandparents are Peter and Margaret Grandia, Kamloops of B.C., Canada, and Danny and Judy Bates of Alton.