July 2105 People News

Birth announcement
Congratulations to Larry and Jan Burchett on the birth of twin granddaughters, who were born on July 11, at 31 weeks, to their son and daughter-in-law, Brett and Jill Burchett. Staley Rose weighed 3 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 16.75 inches long. Parker Grace weighed 3 pounds and was 15.5 inches long. They join big sisters Kila, 9, and Lillie, 5. Jan is the registrar at Ray-Pec High School.

Sympathy
Sympathy is extended to York Jewell on the death of his mother-in-law, Nila Howard, 83, who passed away July 25 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. The funeral service was July 28 at Lucas United Methodist Church in Urich, Mo. York teaches Industrial Technology at Ray-Pec High School. Obituary

Birth announcement
Congratulations to Chris and Andria Simon on the birth of their first child, a daughter, Greta Leigh Simon, who was born on July 21, 2015. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Andria teaches seventh grade science at Ray-Pec East Middle School. 

Birth announcement
Congratulations to Brad Blanchard and Stephanie Dieker on the birth of their first children, twins, on July 13, 2015. Daughter Malone Elizabeth weighed 2 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 14 inches long. Son Henry Owen was 1 pound, 10 ounces, and was 12.5 inches long. Stephanie said that Malone and Henry were born just over 13 weeks prematurely and are doing fairly well considering how early and small they are. Stephanie teaches science at Ray-Pec High School.