CHESTERFIELD - Aaron and Brenda Gleason are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 10:44 p.m. Sept. 3, 2004, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield. Carter Kai Gleason weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20-inches long.
Mrs. Gleason, daughter of Linda Thompson of Jackson and the late Glen Thompson, is a clinical pharmacist and assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
Gleason, son of Tom and Carol Gleason of Sikeston, is a head golf professional at Gateway National Golf Links.
CANALOU - Nathan Eugene and Jennifer Annette Dowdy are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 9:42 a.m. Sept. 27, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Mason Rylee Dowdy weighed 8 pounds and was 21 1/2-inches long.
The former Jennifer Thompson, Mrs. Dowdy is the daughter of Mary and Curtis Orr of Canalou. She is a dietary aide for Sells Rest Homes.
Dowdy, son of Cherly Woodfin of St. Louis and Arlen and Edna Dowdy of Van Buren, is a truck driver for Bob Lowes.
ESSEX - Steve and Jana Wyman are the parents of their third child, second son, born at 6:58 p.m. Sept. 27, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Brock Tanner Wyman weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long.
Mrs. Wyman, daughter of Cheryl Zimmerman, is an investigator for the Children's Division.
Wyman, son of Marceda Wyman, is a supervisor for UPS.
Maternal great-grandmother is Betty Joyner.
BENTON - Cherlyn Lee Blankenship Laxton and Charles Jerome Johnson Sr. are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 11:36 p.m. Sept. 29, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Charles Jerome Johnson Jr. weighed 7 pounds, 15 1/2 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Orville Blankenship and Carolyn Blankenship of Benton.
PORTAGEVILLE - Joseph M. and Kristy L. Burton are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 1:44 p.m. Sept. 27, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Jarrett Micheal Burton weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19-inches long.
Mrs. Burton is the daughter of Robert L. Glasstetter and Shelia K. Glasstetter.
Burton, son of James E. Bissel Sr. and Rita K. Bissel, is a welder for Thompson's Culvert in Sikeston.
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Julie Nicole Tatum is the mother of her second child, first daughter, born at 3:37 p.m. Sept. 28, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Alissa Leigh-Tyler Tatum weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19-inches long.
Grandparents are Bill and Judy Tatum and Bob and Ruby Jones of East Prairie.
CANALOU - Danny and Carolyn Robinson are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 1:41 p.m. Sept. 28, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Joshua Lee Robinson weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 3/4-inches long.
Mrs. Robinson, daughter of Robert and Reba Gilmore, is employed by Missouri Delta Medical Center.
Robinson, son of Willard and Linda Robinson Sr., is employed by Monsanto Ag Company.
LAS VEGAS - James and Sarah Kirchmann are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born Sept. 29, 2004, at her home. Isabella Ruth Kirchmann weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21 3/4-inches long.
The former Sarah Sargent, Mrs. Kirchmann is the daughter of former Sikeston, Mo., residents John and Janeane Sargent of Las Vegas. She is a massage therapist for The Spa at The New York New York.
Kirchmann, son of Larry and Lauri Kirchmann of Waukesha, Wis., is an accountant for the Mandalay Bay Hotel-Casino.