Matthew and Heather Schamel, Thayer, are the parents of a baby boy, Alexander Wayne, born at 12:24 p.m., Jan. 1, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 6 pounds, 9-1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. His sibling is Dawnessa.
Grandparents are Rocky and Mary Smith, Lacrosse, Ark.; Laura Bullock, Park Hills; and Terry Schamel, Thayer.