July 31, 2013 | LXXIII, No. 18

Births in the Coulee

It’s a girl for the Drywaters

Tolanna and Billy Drywater of Nespelem are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Sunnie Willow Drywater on Sunday, July 7, 2013,at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 8 oz., and was 23 inches in length at birth.

Siblings include Johnny, James, Marshall and Wyatt. Maternal grandmother is Claire Vargas. Paternal grandparents are Val Drywater and Tina Drywater. Great-grandparents are Mary Drywater and Johnny Drywater.

Durates have a girl

Jeffrey and Kara J. Duarte of Nespelem are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Rocksand Thomas Duarte on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 9 lbs., 12 oz., and was 20-1/2 inches in length at birth.

Siblings include Atom Duarte, age 2 and Alastar Duarte, age 1. Maternal grandparents are Richard and Laura Thomas of Nespelem. Paternal grandparents are Alberto Duarte and Annabell Parra.

It’s a girl for Batten

Josie Batten of Nespelem is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter Bristol Rose Batten on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., and was 20 inches in length at birth.

Siblings include Ayamae and Koen. Maternal grandparents are Carey Picking of Belvedere and George Batten of Nespelem. Great-grandparents are Diane Picard of Nespelem and Gary and Andi Reyes of Elk, Wash.

LaPlante has a girl

Tawni M. LaPlante of Keller is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter Kabenzi Lynne LaPlante on Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 5 oz., and was 18 inches in length at birth.

Sibling is Mary Jayn age 6. Maternal grandparents are Charles P. LaPlante Jr., Gale Neal and Daphnee Samuels. Great-grandparents are Veronica and Dave Nee.

Parks/Sharr have a girl

Quentin Monroe Kennedy Parks and Melaina Louise Sharr of Grand Coulee are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Lola Marie Louise Parks on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., 9 oz., and was 21 inches in length at birth.

Maternal grandmother is Melinda Sharr. Paternal grandmother is Lisa Rodrigues.

Veras have a girl

Jenna and Joseph Vera are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Rosemary Elise Vera on Friday, July 19, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 12 oz., and was 20 inches in length at birth.

Siblings include Jessie 14, Lucy 5 and Louie 9. Paternal grandparents are Kathryn and Jim Mahaffey. Paternal grandparents are Joan and Luis Vera.

A boy for Palmanteer

Ami Palmanteer of Electric City is proud to announce the birth of her son Julian Michael Reyes on Friday, July19, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 5 lbs., 7 oz., and was 19 inches in length at birth.

Siblings are Emilio 9 and Victoria 2. Maternal grandparents are Sherrie Palmanteer of Great Falls, Mont., and Fordean Palmanteer of Spokane. Paternal grandparents are Paul and Gloria Villegas of Moses Lake.

It’s a boy for Dick/Tonasket

Shelley Dick and Rich Tonasket of Coulee Dam are proud to announce the birth of their son Duran Juames Michael Tonasket on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 7 oz., and was 20 inches in length at birth. Siblings include Zack 21, Kadin 16, Kyla 12 and Nathan 6.

Maternal grandparents are Ricky and Kathy Joseph of Everett and Mathew and Linda Dick of Coulee Dam. Paternal grandparents are Anita Tonasket of Coulee Dam and Richard Garry of Wellpinit. Great-grandparents include Jim Sutton and Muriel Crook, Bughouse and Em Dick, Mary (Covington) Arnold and Joseph (Two Jump) Tonasket.

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