Steven and Tabitha Townsend, of Houstonia, became the parents of a daughter, Piper Le’Ann Townsend, born May 31, 2014, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. The maternal grandparents are Rhonda and Nate Ahern, of Sedalia, and Billie and Joe Poncy, of Knob Noster. The paternal grandparents are Marcia and Art Freenan, of Sedalia, and Gary Townsend, of Grain Valley. The maternal great-grandparents are Bill and Mary Lea Morris, of Ottumwa, Iowa, and Phil and Carol Ahern, of Montgomery City.