• Mark and Val O’Brien of Dubuque, are announcing the birth of their daughter Scarlett Rose O’Brien. She was born at Mercy One in Dubuque May 18 at 1:57 a.m. She weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Her grandparents are Dave and Ellen Willis of Dubuque and Terry and Delores O’Brien of Cascade.

Scarlett was baptized by Fr. Tom McDermott Aug. 10 at St. Joseph’s The Worker Church in Dubuque. Her sponsors are Grace Parrott and Tim Willis. Family gathered at Scarlett’s home after the service to celebrate her special day.