PORTAGEVILLE - Derik and Bridgette Bland are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 12:48 p.m. Oct. 7, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Hailey Rebecca Bland weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 18 3/4-inches long.
Mrs. Bland, daughter of Harold and Linda Haygood and Judy Hatsell, is a carrier for the Standard Democrat.
Bland, son of Dennis and Cindy Bland and Carolyn Bland, is employed by Riceland Foods.
Maternal great-grandmother is Dorothy Little.
Paternal great-grandparents are Bill and Jerline Dicus and Linda Nugent.
SIKESTON - Jose Guadalupe and Maria Magdalena Vasquez are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 9:31 p.m. Oct. 14, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Brenda Sofia Vasquez weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21-inches long.
Mrs. Vasquez is the former Maria Alvarez, daughter of Rosa Torres Herra and Luis Alvarez of Mexico.
Vasquez, son of Maria Guadalupe Alvizo and Jose Guadalupe Vasquez, is a cook at El Tapatio.