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Births (published 1/12)

Sunday, January 12, 2003

SIKESTON - Joe and Kim Heckemeyer are the parents of their second daughter, born at 2:44 p.m. Dec. 23, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Catherine Erin Heckemeyer weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19-inches long.

Mrs. Heckemeyer, daughter of Don and Carolyn Croom of Campbell, is an attorney with Burns and Taylor, LLC.

Heckemeyer, son of Tony and Betty Heckemeyer of Sikeston, is a farmer.

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CHARLESTON - Tanikia Spence and Jody Mixon are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 2:38 p.m. Dec. 23, 2002, Joriana Trentasia Mixon weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18 1/4-inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Ronnie and Sharon Riggens.

Paternal grandparents are Bruce Brown and Daisy Mixon.

BERTRAND - Shawn Derrick and Laura Beth Pullen are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 12:01 p.m. Dec. 24, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Makenzie Kate Pullen weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21-inches long.

The former Laura Whittington, Mrs. Pullen is the daughter of Jerry and Pam Whittington of Charleston and is pursuing a registered nursing degree.

Pullen, son of Michael and Sheila Pullen of Charleston, is program director for the Zimmer radio station in Sikeston.

PORTAGEVILLE - David and Ginger Douglas are the parents of their third son, born at 2:51 p.m. Dec. 24, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Zackary Micheal Douglas weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long.

Mrs. Douglas is the daughter of Shelia and Alvin Skinner of Portageville.

Douglas, son of Cindy Douglas of Portageville and Jimmy Carnell of Drummonds, Tenn., is employed by Maverick Tube in Blytheville, Ark.

SIKESTON - Mecca Pettigrew and Michael Turner are the parents of their second son, born Dec. 25, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Micheal Ray Turner Jr. weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19-inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Ethel Pettigrew and Thomas Powell.

Paternal grandparents are Shirley Turner and Eddie Lambert.

SIKESTON - Tammy Turner and Clarence Bratcher are the parents of their second son, born at 2:16 p.m. Dec. 26, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Chance Lamonte Bratcher weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19-inches long.

Turner, daughter of Ella Mae Turner, is a cook at Ryan's Steakhouse.

Bratcher, son of Carolyn and Ellis Gregory, is a presort operator for Fed-Ex Ground.

SIKESTON - Dexter and Allison Smith are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 10:24 a.m. Dec. 26, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. ZyAuna Natori Smith weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 1/2-inches long.

Mrs. Smith is the daughter of Joe R. Walker and Tom and JoAnn Harp.

Smith, son of Isaac and Edlina Smith, is a diesel technician for Travel Centers of America.