Brent and Mandy Young, of Joplin, announce the birth of their daughter, Lauren Elise Young. She was born at 9:28 a.m. on April 14 at Freeman Hospital, weighing eight pounds, eight ounces and measuring 20 inches. Grandparents are Glen and Mary Young, of Monett, and John and Cindy Stark, of Carthage. Great-grandparents are Elvie and Henrietta Stark, of Carthage. She was welcomed by her big brothers, Andrew and Mason.