O'FALLON - Neil and Jennifer Caskey are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 7:36 p.m. July 6, 2005, at St. John's Mercy Hospital. Chloe Elizabeth arrived weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long.
Mrs. Caskey, the daughter of Michael and Cheryl Jensen of Sikeston, is a pharmaceutical sales representative for Boehrineger-Ingelheim.
Caskey, the son of Jim and Libby Caskey of Sikeston, is employed as a corporate relations manager with the American Soybean Association.
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Jon Kurka and Victoria Alexandrovna Rust are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 3:01 p.m. July 10, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Yuliana Kurka Rust weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19.25 inches long.
The former Victoria Vygodskaia, Mrs. Rust is a research assistant and Ph.D. candidate at Washington University. She is the daughter of Aleksandr Vygodski and Valiantsina Vygodskaia of Minsk, Belarus.
Rust, son of Gary W. Rust and Wendy Kurka Rust of Cape Girardeau, is the publisher of the Southeast Missourian and co-president of Rust Communications.
BELL CITY - Jessica Shelby and Adam Horrell are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 3:19 p.m. May 22, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Kelton Lynn Horrell weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 21.5 inches long.
Shelby, employed by Cottonwood Residential Treatment Center, is the daughter of Denny and Tricia Shelby of Bell City.
Horrell, employed by Jackson Glass, is the son of Harold and Rose Horrell of Leopold.
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Sarah Freeland and Michael Bowman are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 9:46 p.m. May 23, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Hayden Michael Bowman weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Steve and Brenda Freeland of Chaffee.
Paternal grandparents are Harold and Alice Bowman of Cape Girardeau.
CARUTHERSVILLE - Geneva Barnett and Johnny Stephens are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 4:26 p.m. May 23, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. John Devin Lee Stephens weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Geneva Barnett and the late Marvin Barnett.
Paternal grandparents are Carolyn Evans and John Stephens.
MARBLE HILL - Bryan and Liza Jones are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 11:47 a.m. May 24, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Evelyn Sarah Jones was born weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and 21 inches long.
Mrs. Jones, daughter of Mary and Henry Retz of Catron, is employed by Bollinger County Veterinary Service.
Jones, son of Shirley and Billy Joe Jones of Kewanee, is employed by SBC.