SIKESTON - Tanika Dow and Vallet Lynn Walker Sr. are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 2:34 p.m. Dec. 12, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Vallet Lynn Walker Jr. weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 18 1/2-inches long.
Dow is the daughter of Linda and Jose Tamez and Jim Dow.
Walker, son of Dorothy Walker and the late Willie B. Walker Sr., is employed by Taco John's.
SIKESTON - Lauren Parker and John Turner are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 1:29 a.m. Dec. 12, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Kanye Vershad Parker weighed 5 pounds and was 15 1/2-inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Bertha Parker and Willie Earl Madison.
Paternal grandparents are John Turner Sr. and Betty Turner.
DEXTER - Sarah Ellis is the mother of her first child, a daughter, born at 8:22 a.m. Dec. 19, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Cecily Myranda Ellis weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long.
Grandparents are Linda and Steve Stovall and Mack and Nikki Ellis.