Jim and Traci Stevens of McCook announce the birth of their son, Layne Michael, July 24, 2003, at Community Hospital of McCook. He weighed 9 pounds and 4.6 ounces and was 22 inches long. He has one sister, Jadie, who is 3 years old. Grandparents are Jim and Cheryl Stevens of McCook and Bradley and Sherri Wiese of Benkelman. Great-grandparents are Thelma Lueders of Beatrice, Pat Stevens of Holbrook, Frankie and Marilyn Lutz of Benkelman and Lyle and Esther Wiese of Benkelman.