Jason and Christine Pekarek of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Evan Richard. He was born at 9:10 p.m., Jan. 10, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. His siblings are Haylee, 10, and Christopher, 7. Grandparents are Richard and Carolyn, Thayer, and Bob and Nancy Pekarek, West Plains.