Vicky and Jeff Shanks of De Soto are the parents of a son born August 12, 2004 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Crystal City. He weighed 6 lbs. 11 1/2 ozs. and was named Wyatt Jeffrey. He has one brother, Colton Micheal.
Grandparents are Gene and Valda Krodinger, De Soto; and Bob and Nan Shanks, De Soto. Great-grandparents are Victor Krodinger, DeSoto; Anne Derry, DeSoto; and Vincent Shanks, St. Charles.