John and Nancy Mintling of Hayes Center announce the birth of a daughter, Sydney Elizabeth Mintling. She was born Oct. 20, 2006, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte. She weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches long. She has siblings Zane, 4 and Jay 2. Her grandparents are Geraldine Mintling of Hayes Center and the late Eldon Mintling and Bob and Liz Geisler of McCook.