Mandy Portell and Anthony Bates of De Soto are the parents of a son born December 3, 2007, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was named Mykal Anthony. He has one brother, Anthony. Grandparents are Ike Portell of Ellington, Mickey Portell of Festus and Cindy Bates of De Soto. Great Grandmother is Pat Head of De Soto.