Laura Hickey and Isaac Bates of Ste. Genevieve are the parents of a son born December 15, 2008, at Mineral Area Regional Health Center in Farmington. He weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and was named Alexander James Tad. He has siblings, Kimberly and Abigail. Grandparents are Debra and George Brookes of Fredericktown, Tad Bates of Farmington and Lisa Bates of Ste. Genevieve. Great Grandparents are Laverne Meyer of Ste. Genevieve and Ray and Barbara Halt of Springfield.