SIKESTON - Chadley Shaun "Chad" and Nicole DyAnn "Nikki" Melton are the parents of their second son, born at 5:42 p.m. Dec. 27, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Trae Alyxander Melton weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20-inches long.
The former Nikki Dannenmueller, Mrs. Melton is the daughter of Mark and Tina Dannenmueller of Oran and Steve and Sheila Lee of Sikeston.
Melton, son of John and Jan Massey of Benton, is a sergeant at the Southeast Correctional Center.
CROWDER - Sarah Koch and James Holt are the parents of their second and third daughters, twins born Dec. 29, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Emily Grace Holt weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19-inches long when she was born at 1:49 a.m. When Evelyn Liegh Holt arrived at 1:55 a.m., she weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces and was 17 1/2-inches long.
Maternal grandparents are William Koch, Vicki Koch, Cynthia Shultz and Scott Shultz.
Holt, son of Shirley and Ray Normand and the late Tom Holt, is a machine operator and mechanic.
BLODGETT - Lawanda Gayle Fredwell is the mother of her third child, first daughter, born at 9:42 a.m. Dec. 29, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Katelynn Mae Ward weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19-inches long.
Grandparents are Mike and Judy Deason of Blodgett.
Great-grandparents are Ms. Bill Deason of Blodgett and Mr. and Mrs. Carol Ward of Mill Spring.