THOMAS -- Derek Joseph Thomas, a boy, was born at 8:08 a.m. Jan. 3, 2007, at Mercy Health Center to parents John Scott Thomas and Angel Dawn West, Fort Scott. He weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 19 inches long at birth. He joins a brother, Tyler James West. Paternal grandfather is John Wayne Thomas, Fort Scott. Maternal grandparents are Tim and Loretta Malone, Hepler. Maternal great-grandparents are Ethel and Celil Miller, Fort Scott, and Harold and Birdi Malone, Liberal, Mo.