SIKESTON - Gail L. Files is the mother of her first child, a son, born at 7:07 p.m. May 22, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Liam Nikolai Files weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long.
Grandparents are Jack L. and Peggy Files.
SIKESTON - Bart and Pam Lowe are the parents of their third child, second son, born at 10:52 a.m. May 23, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Noah Bartlett Lowe weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20-inches long.
Mrs. Lowe is the daughter of David and Janet Sloan of Sikeston and Linda Waldron of Almo, Ky. She is a kindergarten teacher at Morehouse Elementary School.
Lowe, son of Eddie and Sue Lowe of Sikeston, is a salesman for Lewis Bakeries.
DEXTER - Shawn and Jennifer Mattison are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 1:17 a.m. May 24, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Magdelyn Mae Mattison weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19-inches long.
Mrs. Mattison, daughter of James and Sherry Chism and Scott Dicks, is a waitress and cook.
Mattison, son of Gordon and Debby Mattison, is a machine operator.
CARUTHERSVILLE - Rachel Ann Pettigrew LaFerney and Billy Wayne Thacker are the parents of their third child, second daughter, born at 8:08 a.m. May 26, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Heather Ann Thacker weighed 6 pounds and was 18 1/2-inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Donald Eugene Pettigrew and Debbie Ann Miller Pettigrew.
Thacker, son of William Hershel Thacker and Liza Jane Spencer Thacker, is a welder for Missouri Fabrications in Caruthersville.
SIKESTON - Shawn E. and Pamela L. Lyerla are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 10:11 p.m. May 15, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Margaret Malyn Lyerla weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long.
The former Pamela Ogden, Mrs. Lyerla is the daughter of Mike and Judy Ogden of Kansas City. She is a stylist with the J.C. Penney Styling Salon.
Lyerla, son of Rita and Jim Wesbecher of Evansville, Ill., and Jim and Kim Lyerla of Anna, Ill., is owner of Shawn Lyerla Construction.
CAPE GIRARDEAU - William G. and Marsha G. Medlin are the parents of their third son, born at 7:32 p.m. May 15, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Jacob Hunter Medlin weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21-inches long.
Mrs. Medlin, daughter of Ricky and Camilla Byerly of New Madrid, is employed by Target Shoes.
Medlin, son of Glen and Sharon Medlin of New Madrid, is a student at Southeast Missouri State University.
ORAN - Aaron Heath and Jaime Ann Gilliland are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 6:30 p.m. May 16, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Peyton Heath Gilliland weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19-inches long.
Mrs. Gilliland is the former Jaime Griffin, daughter of James and Cynthia Morgan of Benton and is employed by Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Gilliland, son of Peggy Gates and Steve Gates of Sikeston and David and Pamela Gilliland of Thayer, is employed by Motorcycle Stuff.