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Joshua Lee Smith Jr.

Joshua Lee Smith Jr. was born Aug. 7, 2013, at Silverton Hospital to Grace Essy and Joshua Smith, of Silverton.

He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 20 ½ inches at his 11:58 p.m. birth.

He joins siblings; Sidney, 9; Naomi, 6; and Hope, 18-months.

Grandparents are Helen and Shannon Vandeberg, of Milwaukie.

Brielle Raelyn Sparks

Brielle Raelyn Sparks was born Aug. 8, 2013, at Silverton Hospital to Tamara and Timothy Sparks, of Salem.

She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 18 inches at her 12:14 a.m. birth.

She joins siblings, Jade, 11; Adelyn, 4; and Karlei, 2.

Grandparents are Mary and Mike Keller, of Bolivar, Mo.; Denise and Thomas Amburn, of Astoria; and Gordon and Janet Keim Sparks, of Astoria.

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