Andrew and Charity Sparks of Sheldon, Mo., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Elias Bentlee Sparks.
Elias was born at 5:20 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott, Kan.
He weighed 9 pounds and 1 ounce.
Maternal grandparents are Ruben and Melissa Luevano and David Carter. Maternal great-grandparents are Rodney and Karen Dobias. Maternal great-great-grandmother is Ilita Thompson.
Paternal grandparents are Robert and Amy Sparks. Paternal great-grandparents are Gerald and Arline Shaver, and Dixie Sparks.