FORT CARSON, Colo. - John Ellis and Staci Jo Fort Jr. are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 1:01 a.m. Nov. 6, 2003, at the Army Community Hospital in Fort Carson. Dominique Elicia-Joyce Fort weighed 6 pounds, 7 1/2 ounces and was 19-inches long.
Mrs. Fort is the former Staci Kline, daughter of Jack Kline and David and Karen Cass of Edon, Ohio.
Fort is the son of John Ellis Fort Sr. and Patricia Ann Fort of Haywood City, Mo.
Mr. and Mrs. Fort are serving with the U.S. Army at Fort Carson.
SIKESTON - Billy Wayne and Brandy Nichole Freeland are the parents of their second son, born at 1:28 p.m. Jan. 12, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Ty Hunter Freeland weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 3/4-inches long
Mrs. Freeland, daughter of Mike and Sandy Beedle, is a teacher's aide at Southeast Elementary School in Sikeston.
Freeland, son of Bill and Peggy Freeland and Ruby Freeland, is employed by Rick Leonard Heating and Air Conditioning.
Maternal great-grandmother is Dollie Walker.
NEW MADRID - Shan Wigfall and Al Word are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 12:56 p.m. Jan. 12, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Khristshan Aleeia Word weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Harvey and JoAnn Wigfall of Portageville.
Paternal grandparent is Lee Word of New Madrid.
ADVANCE - Donald Lee and Robin Rea Cato are the parents of their fourth child, second son, born at 6:16 p.m. Jan. 12, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Diesel Parks Cato weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20-inches long.
The former Robin Parks, Mrs. Cato is the daughter of Jimmy and Inah Parks of Delta.
Cato, son of Don and Glenda Cato of Advance, is a self-employed farmer.