Pam (Ruether) and Taylor Tholen, Independence, announce the birth of a son, Morris “Moe” Allan Tholen. Born March 20, 2017, at Centerpoint Medical Center, Independence, he weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces.

Moe joins Betsy, 2.

Grandparents are Bette Ruether and Dan Ruether, both of Washington, and Mike and Cindy Tholen, Odessa. Great-grandparent is Janice Unnerstall, Washington.