SIKESTON - Joseph Michael and Julie Lynn Drew are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born Jan. 21, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Courtney Elizabeth Drew weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19-inches long.
Mrs. Drew, daughter of Boyce and Shiela Williams, is a student at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau.
Drew, son of James Michael and Kris Drew, is associate pastor at Tanner Street Church of God.
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Vernon Matthew and Andrea Nicole Grojean are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 2:32 p.m. Jan. 23, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center.
Alexis Michelle Grojean weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 3/4-inches long.
Mrs. Grojean is the former Andrea Peck, daughter of Karen Boyer and James Peck of Potosi.
Grojean, son of Faye and Scottie Powell of Little Rock, Ark., Dale and Donna Fort of Paragould, Ark., and Ron and Janet Grojean of Jackson, is employed with the security division of Procter and Gamble.
SIKESTON - Bob and Lisa Kindle are the parents of their third child, second son, born at 8:06 a.m. Jan. 23, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Joseph Robert Kindle Jr. weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 18-inches long.
Mrs. Kindle is the daughter of Pauline McClaine and Bud McClaine.
Kindle, son of Glenda Kindle and the late James Kindle, is self-employed.
ADVANCE - Heather Minson and Michael Allen Hopkins are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 6:08 p.m. Jan. 24, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Johnathan Thomas Hopkins weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20-inches long.
Maternal grandparents are John Calloway Minson and the late Rita Tooman.
Paternal grandparents are Carol Hopkins and Brenda Sue Stewart and paternal stepgrandfather is Chester-Oneal Cossey.
Minson and Hopkins are employed by Specialty Products.
PORTAGEVILLE - Jason N. and Jennifer Crites are the parents of their second daughter, born at 8:51 a.m. Jan. 23, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Jaime Brianna Crites weighed 7 pounds and was 18 1/2-inches long.
Mrs. Crites is the daughter of Jenny Birchnall and Alan Birchnall.
Crites, son of Carlene Adams and Gregory Crites, is a state trooper.
CHARLESTON - Jitendra and Dharmishtha Patel are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 10:59 p.m. Jan. 24, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Garima J. Patel weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19-inches long.
Mrs. Patel is the daughter of Thakorbhai Patel and Bhanuben Patel.
Patel, son of Gita Patel and the late Rameshbhai Patel, is manager of Comfort Inn at Charleston.