NEWTON -- Ryder Thomas Newton, a boy, was born at 9:40 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, at Mercy Health Center to parents Joshua and Trisha Newton, Fort Scott. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces at birth. Maternal grandparents are Ron and Susan Eldridge, Uniontown; and Kent and Marilyn Holt, Uniontown. Maternal great-grandparents are Sherman Eldridge, Odessa, Mo., and the late May Gazaway, Arcadia. Paternal grandparents are Paul and Sondra Newton, Fort Scott. Paternal great-grandparents are Cleland and Mary Allen, Fort Scott.