Robert and Amy Stanley of Big Springs announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Ruth Stanley on Dec. 19, 2008, at Ogallala Community Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 3/4 ounces and measured 21 inches. She has two sisters, 7-year-old Caroline and 5-year-old Lauryn. Her grandparents are John R. "Butch" and Laura Stanley of Big Springs and Dr. Michael and Linda Nielsen of McCook. Great-grandparents are Helen Stanley of Big Springs, Lorraine Funk of Scottsbluff, Clara Hector of Humboldt and Richard and Dorothy Nielsen of McCook.