Eddie and Betty Goodall of Cortez would like to announce the birth of their newest great-granddaughter, Ella Mae Szymeczek. Ella was born Aug. 25, 2012 at Banner Hospital in Queen Creek, Ariz. to Matt and Amber Szymeczek. She weighed 5 pounds 15 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Wade and Kimberly Goodall of Mesa, Ariz., and Matt and Sandra Szymeczek of Queen Creek. Joining Eddie and Betty as great-grandparents are Jerry Dexel of Casa Grande, Ariz., Vera Mae Dexel (deceased) and Beverly Banks Youree (deceased).
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Monday, April 27
Free Storm Spotter and Weather Safety Training by the National Weather Service, 6 p.m. at Cortez Journal Community Room, 123 N.