SIKESTON - Brad and Tracy Cookson are the parents of their second child, second daughter, born at 8:26 a.m. April 18, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Reese Caroline Cookson weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 18 inches long.
Tracy Cookson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Lee of East Prairie, is employed by Division of Senior Services in Sikeston.
Ronnie Cookson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Cookson of Morley, is employed by Progressive Farm Credit Services in Sikeston.
SIKESTON - Crystal Eberley and Kyle Irvin are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 11:41 p.m. April 18, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Bryce Nicholas Irvin weighed 2 pounds, 4 ounces and was 14 inches long.
Eberley is the daughter of William and Tina Eberley.
Irvin is the son of Gary Irvin and Betty Lara.
HOWARDVILLE - Ayona Grissom is the mother of her first child, a daughter, born at 11:49 a.m. April 20, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Aliyona Shakyla Grissom weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19.5 inches long at birth.
PORTAGEVILLE - Gerard and Amy Long are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 8:30 a.m. April 19, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Grace Elizabeth Long weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 18 inches long.
The former Amy Newton, daughter of Colleen Newton of Sikeston and the late Jerry Newton, is employed by New Madrid County Central R-1 Middle School.
Long, son of Troy Long and Kaki Long of Portageville, is employed by First State Bank and Trust in Portageville.
CHAFFEE - Charles and Heather Pope are the parents of their second child, second son, born April 19, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Caleb Alexander Pope weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 22 inches long.
The former Heather Josey, daughter of Shirley Josey of Scott City, is employed by Schnucks and is a student at Southeast Missouri State University.
Pope, son of Mary and Dan Stinson of Ashland, Ky., and Charles Pope of Louisa, Ky., is employed by Rubbermaid.