ST. CHARLES - Mike and Julie Matthews, formerly of Sikeston, are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born April 12, 2002, at St. Joseph Health Center. Victoria Paige Matthews weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long.
Grandparents are Joann Matthews of Sikeston, Penny Long of Jefferson City and Alan and Eva Long of Chicago, Ill.
Great-grandmother is Kay Long of Sikeston.
SIKESTON - Heather Hood and Robert Taylor III are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 8:46 p.m. July 1, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Zakiah Charisse Hood weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long.
Hood, daughter of Debra and James Arnold and Joseph E. Hood Jr. of Sikeston, is employed by the Sikeston Market Place Bakery.
Taylor is the son of Tamela Baker of Sikeston and Robert Edward Taylor Sr. of Chicago, Ill.
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Carrie E. Myers and Bradley G. Robey are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 3:04 p.m. July 16, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Cora Elizabeth Paige Robey weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21-inches long.
Myers is the daughter of Benny and Brenda Myers of Jackson.
Robey, son of Penny and Jeff Robey of Sikeston and Brenda Hale of Phoenix, Ariz., is employed by Robey's Pawn World and Bening Motor Co.