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Births (Published 6/29)

Sunday, June 29, 2003

PARAGOULD, Ark. - Aaron Reid and Stacy Lee Bruce are the parents of their third son, born at 2:44 a.m. May 25, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. Hunter Ray Bruce weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20-inches long.

Mrs. Bruce is the daughter of Susan Willina Orton.

Bruce, son of Alan Ray Bruce and Brenda Sue Bruce, is a construction worker.

NEW MADRID - Jonathan Wayne and Candace Michelle Riggs are the parents of their second daughter, born at 2:18 p.m. May 26, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Betsy Michelle Riggs weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 21 1/2-inches long.

Mrs. Riggs is the former Candace Fourthman, daughter of John and Melissa Fourthman of Lilbourn and is a parent educator.

Riggs, son of Russell Riggs and Rhonda Riggs of New Madrid, is employed by the City of New Madrid Municipal Light and Power.

NEW MADRID - Ashley Phelps and Ben Rooker are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 2:34 p.m. May 27, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Isabella Elizabeth-Grace Phelps weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Cheryl and Jerry Phelps.

Rooker, son of Debbie and Bob Rooker is employed by the DeWitt Company in Sikeston.

HOWARDVILLE - Latiece Jackson and Phillip D. Brooks are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 3:44 a.m. May 27, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Dmarion Dewayne Brooks weighed 6 pounds and was 18-inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Barbra J. Jackson and Raymond C. Bledsoe.

Brooks, son of John P. Brooks and Catherine V. Brooks, is employed by C&F Foods.

Tubbs

EAST PRAIRIE - Cassie L. Miller Essary and Bryan Tubbs are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 12:02 p.m. May 28, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Cody Dalton Lee Tubbs weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 1/2-inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Kathy S. Haley and Charles A. Miller.

Tubbs, son of Brenda Little and Darryl Tubbs, is an electrician.