Jared and Melissa Lankford, of Verona, announce the birth of their daughter, Gabrielle Elizabeth, on May 28 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin. Gabby weighed seven pounds, two ounces and measured 18 inches. She was welcomed home by brothers Ezekiel, age 3, and Johnathan, age 1. Maternal grandparents are Dorothy Shipley and the late Joe Shipley, of Elmore City, Okla. Paternal grandparents are James and Dixie Lankford, of Neosho. The proud father is the sports editor at the Cassville Democrat. Melissa is a teacher at Diamond Elementary School.