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Births (Published 12/23)

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

EAST PRAIRIE - Chris and Shannon Vinson are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 8:22 a.m. Nov. 20, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Mary Alyssa Vinson weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 18-inches long.

Mrs. Vinson is the daughter of Charles and Mary Allen.

Vinson, son of the late Mickey and Carolyn Sue Vinson, is a driver for Farm Products in East Prairie.

ORAN - Crystal Lynn Nelson and Steven Fred Morgan are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 9:04 a.m. Nov. 21, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Steven Chase Morgan weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long.

Nelson, daughter of Debbie Nelson of Benton and Rick Nelson of Sikeston, is employed by St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

Morgan, son of Esther Morgan and Fred Morgan of Morley, is employed with Morgan Construction.

LILBOURN - LaTasha LaShay Taylor is the mother of her first child, a daughter, born Nov. 24, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. LaTahja JaVar Taylor weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 18 1/2-inches long.

Grandparents are Linda Taylor and John Burrow.

EAST PRAIRIE - Mark David and Cindy Renee Counts are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 3:43 p.m. Nov. 21, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Shelby Britton Counts weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 18-inches long.

The former Cindy Jenkins, Mrs. Counts is the daughter of Joe Jenkins and Paula Jenkins of East Prairie. She is employed by First Security State Bank.

Counts, son of Henry Counts and Wanda Counts of East Prairie, is employed by the Duckett Truck Center.

SIKESTON - LaVerne Gipson and Leopha Winfield are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 1:52 a.m. Nov. 22, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Leopha R. Winfield weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 18-inches long.

Gipson, daughter of Donald Jones of Illinois and Wanda Harris of Sikeston, is employed by Walker and Associates.

Winfield is the son of Diane Jones and Jake Jones of Sikeston.

SIKESTON - Andrew Christopher and Chanda Renee Shelby are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 2:26 p.m. Nov. 24, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Connor Adam Shelby weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20-inches long.

The former Chanda Loveless, Mrs. Shelby is the daughter of Dwight and Judy Huddleston of Sikeston and Ray and Teresa Loveless of Essex. She is a licensed practical nurse at Missouri Delta Medical Center.

Shelby, son of Terry and Kay Shelby of Sikeston, is employed by United Parcel Service.

EAST PRAIRIE - Shannon and Elizabeth Oldham are the parents of their third child, first daughter, born at 8:21 a.m. Nov. 24, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Mary Ann Rose Oldham weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 18-inches long.

Mrs. Oldham is the daughter of Charlotte Knapp.

Oldham is the son of Betty Brown and Jimmie Loflin.