Christopher and Nicole Lankford of Bates became the parents of a boy, Christopher Melvin Lee Lankford, at 5:26 a.m., Feb. 13 at the Blue Mountain Hospital.

Christopher weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces and was 20 inches.

Paternal grandparents are Jody Stoner of Indianapolis, Ind., and Melvin Lankford of El Centro, Calif. Maternal grandparents are Jeff and Christy Keffer of Bates. Great-grandparents are Lynn and Dave Behrens of Durkee, Ore.

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