Sam and Danica Ballard, of Smithville, are proud to announce the birth of their son Braxton David Ballard, born Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at Liberty Hospital, weighing 7 lb. 13 oz.
Maternal grandparents are Brenda Baxter and Danny Baxter of Excelsior Springs.
Paternal grandparents are David and Jackie Ballard of Camden.
Maternal great-grandparents are Jessie Hinds of Excelsior Springs and the late Raymond and Doris Baxter of Excelsior Springs.
Paternal great-grandparents are Rosalee and the late Claude Clevenger of Excelsior Springs and the late David Ballard.