Alan and Katie Barton of Columbia are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Leo James. Leo was born Jan. 15 at Boone County Hospital in Columbia. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 19 1/4 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Krueger of Kirkwood. Paternal grandparents are Jack and Lois Barton of Gallatin. Paternal great-grandmother is Marjorie Helzer of Gallatin.