Eli Garrett Hinkle was born on April 26, 2007, at Blue Mountain Hospital in John Day to Scott and Kristin Hinkle of Mt. Vernon.

He weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Paternal grandparents are Bill Hinkle of Pilot Rock and Karen Hinkle of La Grande.

Maternal grandparents are Pat and Ardell O'Hara of Prairie City.

Eli joins big brother Cole, 3.

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