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some recent births in hospitals in west-central Illinois

Paternity must be verified prior to the publication of a birth announcement. Jacksonville Memorial Hospital will provide this information to the newspaper for families who complete the newborn release form in the hospital newspaper/radio and submit it through the hospital. All other hospitals require family to provide verification for births. A copy of the hospital-issued birth certificate is acceptable.

• Gracie and Austin Holt of Jacksonville became parents to a son, Archer Dean Holt, on April 9 at 7:17 p.m. at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds. Maternal grandparents are Dean and Taunia Richardson of Jacksonville. Paternal grandparents are Becky Holt of Jacksonville and David Holt of Arenzville.

• Meghan (Lashmett) VanDeVelde and Colin VanDeVelde of Winchester became parents to a daughter, Adeline Jane VanDeVelde, on April 15 at 7:20 p.m. at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Matt and Traci Lashmett of Winchester. Paternal grandparents are Pat and Stevie VanDeVelde of Winchester. Her maternal great-grandmother is Karol Brown of Winchester.

•Tanell and Josh Meado of Alexander became parents to a son, Anders Jay Meado, at 3:44 a.m. April 17 at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, 7 ounces. He has two siblings, Alaina Meado, 15; and Nelly Meado, 2. Maternal grandparents are Steve (Christine) Anders and Debi (Todd) Anders, all of Murrayville. Paternal grandparents are Jay and Renee Meado of Alexander.

• Brittney Wallace and Donnell Parks of Jacksonville became parents to a daughter, Leata Kimi Wallace Parks, on April 19 at 2:29 p.m. at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. She has one sibling, Eva Wallace.

• Kaylene and Anthony Deskovich of Tennessee, Ill., became parents to a son, Phoenix Mateo Deskovich, on April 20 at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces. He has two siblings, Braylen and Noma Deskovich. Maternal grandparents are Jeremiah and Jennifer Meza of Murrayville. Paternal grandparents are Rodney and Joyce Deskovich of White Hall.