EAST PRAIRIE - Stephanie Chris Parker and Michael David Bratton are the parents of their fourth child, second daughter, born at 5:53 a.m. Jan. 15, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Emmahrie Caroline Bratton weighed 8 pounds, 1/2 ounce and was 20-inches long.
Parker, daughter of Paulette McDowell Beymer and Glenn Beymer of Sikeston and Kenneth T. McDowell and Glinda McDowell of Charleston is a self-employed cleaning contractor.
Bratton, son of Ruth Bratton of East Prairie and the late Homer Bratton Sr., is a self-employed construction contractor.
BENTON - Thomas W. and Kimberly A. Romano are the parents of their 10th child, sixth son, born at 7:02 p.m. Jan. 23, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Joseph William Arthur Romano weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21 3/4-inches long.
The former Kimberly Eftink, Mrs. Romano is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Eftink of Oran.
Romano, son of Charmayne Morgan of Kingman, Ariz., is employed by Ford Groves in Cape Girardeau.
ADVANCE - Larry Lyne and Tabitha Lynn Miller are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 23, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Griffin Gabriel Miller weighed 9 pounds and was 20 1/2-inches long.
Mrs. Miller is the former Tabitha Griffin, daughter of Terry and Laura Griffin of Advance. She is a deli clerk at Schnuck's.
Miller, son of Melvin and Kelly Miller of Advance, is a parts representative for Peterbilt of Sikeston.
MALDEN - Larry Ray and Renee Rachelle Sadler are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 11:44 a.m. Jan. 24, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Gracie Danielle Sadler weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long.
Mrs. Sadler is the former Renee Telker, daughter of Diane and Carlton Stewart of Malden.
Sadler, son of Carolyn Jobe of Cape Girardeau and Jackie Sadler of Chaffee, is employed by Elfrink Trucking.