David and Jessica Bender, Pratt, are the parents of a baby girl, Samara Lynn, born at 12:36 p.m. Oct. 1, 2012, at Pratt Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches long.

Grandparents are Kay and Leonard Schmitt, Salina, Dave and Cindy Janssen and Greg and Cynthia Bender, all of Ellsworth.

Great-grandparents are Alan and Kathleen Schmitt, Lilian Nowak, all of Salina, Patricia Bender and Leroy and Glennis Bruning, all of Ellsworth.