PORTAGEVILLE - Jenessia Mitchell and Tommy Harrington are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 11:39 a.m. Dec. 26, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Elexia Joyce Lera Harrington weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20-inches long.
Mitchell, daughter of Paul Mitchell, Laura Mitchell and Betty and Paul Mitchell, is a certified nurse aide.
Harrington, son of Tom and Lisa Harrington and Larry and Lavonna Thacker, is a student.
SIKESTON - Mike and Shannon Nelson are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 12:54 p.m. Dec. 27, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Allyson Renea Nelson weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19-inches long.
Mrs. Nelson, daughter of Phil and Jackie Hubbert, is employed by Heartland Supported Living.
Nelson, son of Dick and Sherry Nelson, is employed by Sears.
SIKESTON - Carrie Michelle Bailey and James Eugene "Jimmy" Drake Jr. are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 7:33 a.m. Dec. 27, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. James Eugene Drake III weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19-inches long.
Bailey, daughter of Don and Marilyn Barnes of Sikeston, is a registered nurse at Southeast Missouri Hospital.
Drake, son of the late Jim Drake Sr., is owner and operator of Drake's Auto in Sikeston.
PARMA - Shareea Jackson is the mother of her first child, a son, born at 9:15 p.m. Dec. 28, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Quazavion Tyree Jackson weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 1/4-inches long.
Grandparents are Leslie Johnson and Gean Jackson.