DEXTER - Brad and Melissa LaRue are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 3:44 p.m. Feb. 1, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Levi Garrett LaRue weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19-inches long.
Mrs. LaRue is the daughter of Dewayne and Debra Craft.
LaRue, son of Kenny and Shirley LaRue, is a laborer for Bridger Construction.
DEXTER - Kevin D. and Lori M. Bishop are the parents of their second daughter, born at 10:18 a.m. Feb. 2, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Lydia Kate Bishop weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 1/2-inches long.
The former Lori Heuring, Mrs. Bishop is the daughter of Jan and Butch Murrell of Dexter and Jerry and Keli Heuring of Buena Vista, Tenn.
Bishop, son of Billy and Darlene Bishop of Trumann, Ark., is employed by Wells Fargo Financial.
DEXTER - Shawn Byron and Shannon LeNelle Smith are the parents of their third child, first daughter, born at 10:47 p.m. Feb. 3, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Emily Audriana Smith weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19-inches long.
Mrs. Smith is the former Shannon Crow, daughter of Robert and Helen Crow of Dexter.
Smith, son of Dan Smith of Bloomfield and the late Karen Smith, is employed by WW Wood Products in Dudley.
ADVANCE - Mike G. and Bobbi S. Childers are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 8:29 p.m. Feb. 3, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Bayley Michael Childers weighed 8 pounds and was 22-inches long.
The former Bobbi Stoffregen, Mrs. Childers is the daughter of Mary A. Stoffregen of Advance and is employed by the Dana Corporation.
Childers, son of Betty Tingle of Smithland, Ky., is a self-employed carpenter.
BERTRAND - Justin and Chasidy Lynch are the parents of their third child, second son, born at 8:18 a.m. Feb. 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Jackson Wayne Lynch weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20-inches long.
Mrs. Lynch, daughter of JoAnn and Donny Holifield, is employed by Jay's Chicken.
Lynch, son of Sandy and Carl Lynch, is employed by Brown Shoe.
SIKESTON - Lee and Laura Burton are the parents of their third child, first son, born Feb. 4, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Kobie Lee Burton weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 1/2-inches long.
Mrs. Burton is the daughter of Ben and Pam Easter and Myra and Richard Lancaster.
Burton is the son of Brain and Tina Hartlein.
SIKESTON - Tammy Holmes and Jason King are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 3:46 p.m. Feb. 4, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Lucas Garrett King weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 1/2-inches long.
Holmes, daughter of Dorothy Holmes of Sikeston and David Holmes of Bertrand, is employed with the Missouri Department of Revenue Taxation and Collection Bureau.
King, son of Ray and Sue King of Sikeston, is employed by Good Humor-Breyers.