Jon and Sherry Hood are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Marie Hood. Ava was born at 7:57 a.m. Jan. 14 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. She weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounes and was 20 inches long. Proud big sister is Addison, 20 months old. Grandparents are Chuck and JoAnne Hood of Stillwater and Leonard and Shirley Stachowski of Blaine.