SHEARER -- Cody Duce Shearer, a boy, was born at 2:40 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006, at Mercy Health Center to parents Amber Dawn Ross, Mound City, and Gene Arthur Shearer III, Nevada, Mo. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces at birth. Paternal grandparents are Gene Shearer, Jr., Conception Junction, Mo., and Coleen Shearer-Smith, Butler, Mo. Maternal grandparents are Vernon and Penny Ross, Pleasanton. Great-grandmother is Bernice Ross, Mound City.