EAST PRAIRIE - Jon and Leslie Archie are the parents of their fourth child, second son, born at 1:11 p.m. March 9, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Slade Christian Archie weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19-inches long.
Mrs. Archie is the daughter of Jim and Ronnie Blumenberg.
Archie, son of Betty Archie and David Archie, is a commissioned agent with Big Lake Transportation.
ADVANCE - Rob Allen Avon and Lindsey Michelle McClelland are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 6:20 a.m. March 12, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Bridon Avery McClelland weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19-inches long.
The former Lindsey Lanpher, Mrs. McClelland is the daughter of Ben Lanpher and Kerri Lanpher of Advance. She is a certified nurse aide in the progressive unit at Southeast Missouri Hospital.
McClelland, son of Terry McClelland of Arab and Robert McClelland of Houston, Texas, is employed by Shaffers Power Panels.
CHARLESTON - Kenneth and Cristina Ritch are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 3:25 p.m. March 13, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Cristina LeeAnn Haley Ritch weighed 4 pounds, 5 ounces and was 17 1/2-inches long.
Mrs. Ritch is the daughter of David Gaskins and Sharon Gaskins.
Ritch, son of Johnny Lee Ritch and AlBirdie Ritch, is employed by Medlin Equipment.