Kandy Carper and Erik Rivera, Turon, announce the birth of their son, Gideon Leigh James, at 5:12 a.m. Oct. 14, 2013, at Pratt Regional Medical Center. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long.

Grandparents are Tabatha Carper, Osawatomie, Elizabeth Osenbaugh, Turon, and David Rivera, Cheyenne, Wyo.

Great-grandparents are Brenda and Eddie Carper, Barbara Church, Gail Croley and Maylon Mosher.