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Brookson Allen was born to Mr. and Mrs. David Vangennip II

Mr. and Mrs. David Vangennip II of Advance are parents of a son named Brookson Allen, born Nov. 17, 2021, at SoutheastHEALTH in Cape Girardeau. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. He has two brothers.

Mrs. VanGennip is the former Taylor Smith, daughter of Troy and Paula Smith of Delta. She is employed as a registered nurse with United Healthcare. VanGennip is the son of Tammy VanGennip and the late David and Darlene VanGennip of Advance. He is employed by Counters Etc. and he farms.

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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