NEW MADRID - Henretta Bledsoe and Terry Williams are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 5:47 a.m. Jan. 3, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Tiara Tamarian Williams weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and was 18 1/2-inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Lila Bledsoe and Tracy Tyson.
Paternal grandparents are Sharon Nelson and Jerry Nelson.
BERNIE - John William and Melissa Marie Atkinson III are the parents of their third child, second son, born at 4:29 p.m. Jan. 1, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. John William Atkinson IV weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20-inches long.
The former Melissa Gottschalk, Mrs. Atkinson is the daughter of Cindy Bogard and Jerry Gottschalk of Hillsboro.
Atkinson, son of John Atkinson Jr. and Pansy Atkinson of Poplar Bluff and Charlotte Cooper of Dexter is employed by Pro Lube and Wal-Mart in Dexter.
Maternal great-grandmother is Mary Gosha of Hillsboro.
SIKESTON - Victoria R. Taylor is the mother of her first child, a daughter, born at 11:55 a.m. Jan. 1, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Dasia Renee Alon Hairston weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 18-inches long.
Grandparents are Teresa Taylor and Steven Turk.
NEW MADRID - Naomi Antionette Thomas and Dominique Montez Betts are the parents of their first child, a son, born Jan. 2, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Dominique Montez Betts Jr. weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20-inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Pamela Sanders and Larry Farr-Thomas.
Paternal grandparents are Lila Bledsoe and James Betts.
SIKESTON - Phillip and Lee Bryant are the parents of their third child, second daughter, born at 9:43 a.m. Jan. 2, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Haley-Jade Alesha Bryant weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19-inches long.
Mrs. Bryant is the daughter of Virginia K. "Susie" Reynolds and Steven F. Reynolds.
Bryant, son of the late Phillip E. Bryant and Terri Butrum, is an inventory specialist for RGIS.