SIKESTON - Lauren S. Owens is the mother of her second child, first daughter, born on March 13, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Za'Korie Shemoni Qua'shea Ransom weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and was 18 inches long.
Owens is the daughter of Willie Bell Owens.
NEW MADRID - Gabriel Michael and Ashley Elizabeth Long are the parents of their second son, born at 1:50 p.m. March 14, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Gavin Michael Long weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long.
The former Ashley Nesselrodt, Mrs. Long is the daughter of Robert and Diedra Nesselrodt and Heidi and Larry Williams of New Madrid. She is a teacher at New Madrid County R-I Schools. Long, son of Troy and Kaki Long of Portageville, is a manager at Ag Distributors of Portageville.
CHARLESTON - Markeka Jackson and Thomas Harris are the parents of their first daughter, born at 4:50 a.m. March 14, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Thomiya Nicole Harris weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 18-3/4-inches long.
Ms. Jackson is the daughter of Phyllis Lee and Dwayne Jackson. She is a cashier.
Harris, son of Christine Harris and Frank Davis, is a cook.
ESSEX - Kyle Eugene and Tiffany Marice Mitchell are the parents of their first son, born at 3:55 a.m. March 15, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Trenton Eugene Mitchell weighed 7 pounds and was 19-1/4 inches long.
Mrs. Mitchell is the daughter of Doyle and Brenda Strickland of Essex.
Mitchell, son of Patricia Mitchell of Essex and the late Eugene Mitchell, farms at Brown and Brown.
PORTAGEVILLE - Autumn Marie King is the mother of her fourth child, second son, born at 8:40 p.m. March 15, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Nolan Raymond King weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Ms. King is the daughter of Susan Elaine King and Ronald Stanely King.
JACKSON - Steven Todd and Amanda Marie Wheeler are the parents of their third child, second son, born at 3:19 p.m. March 16, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Ty Caden Wheeler weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces and was 16 inches long.
The former Amanda Woods, Mrs. Wheeler is the daughter of Ken and Amy Woods of East Prairie and Christina and Doug Lemonds of Jackson. Wheeler, son of Hal Butler of Memphis, Tenn. and Beth Wessell of Cape Girardeau, is employed at Renaissance Auto Investments.