Cody and Sara (Battles) McDowell, Washington, announce the birth of a son, Hudson Ray McDowell. Born Sept. 30, 2013, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Hudson joins Maddox McDowell, 1.

Maternal grandparents are Mary Lynn Battles, Futon, and Michael Battles, Fayette. Paternal grandparents are Ray and Pam McDowell, Greenfield. Great-grandparents are Homer and Jo Blair, Cassville.