Michael and Amanda Howerton of Myrtle are the parents of a baby boy, Hayden Michael. He was born at 8:16 a.m., Aug. 10, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches long. His siblings are MaKayla, 6 and Trinity, 9.
Grandparents are Don Ratliff, Hardy, Ark., Rita Brewer, Hardy Ark. and Jane Craig, West Plains.