Shane and Kristi Alford, Joplin, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Eden Shea Alford. Eden was born on April 15, 2005, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin. She weighed 6 pounds, 5.5 ounces, and measured 19.75 inches. Paternal grandparents are Sue and Dan Haase, Pierce City, Mo., and Gary Alford, Carthage. Paternal great-grandparents are Truman and Mary Brown, Lakeside, Mo. Maternal grandparents are Scott and Jan Woody, Pensacola, Fla. Maternal great-grandparents are Mickie Gonterman and Betty Ann Woody, both of Nevada.