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Births (published 11/16)

Sunday, November 16, 2003

MATTHEWS - Mike and Janie Drews are the parents of their second daughter, born at 3:47 p.m. Oct. 3, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Emily Pearl Drews weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18-inches long.

Mrs. Drews, daughter of Jerry and Frankie Hick, is a medical transcriptionist.

Drews, son of Robert and Pearl Lee Drews, is self-employed.

DEXTER - Keith and Ramona Baker are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 10:29 a.m. Oct. 4, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Sarah Ellen Baker weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 1/2-inches long.

Mrs. Baker is the daughter of J.D. and Ellen Persfull.

Baker, son of Jim and Peggy Baker, is employed by Noranda Aluminum.

CHARLESTON - Marilyn Greer and Kermit Gillespie are the parents of their fourth child, third son, born Oct. 5, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. ZaKwan Lamonta Gillespie weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Gerline Greer and Walter Mims.

Paternal grandparents are Emma Gillespie and Harold Gillespie.

SIKESTON - David "Scott" and Dorothy Elizabeth "Beth" Reynolds are the parents of their third son, born at 11:38 a.m. Oct. 7, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Zachary Seth Reynolds weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21-inches long.

Mrs. Reynolds is the former Beth Bledsoe, daughter of Jay and Faye Bledsoe of Sikeston.

Reynolds, son of Howard and Helen Reynolds of Sikeston, is employed by Alan Wire Co.