Amber Wright and Michael Bates are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Deshaun David Michael Wright, at 9:31 a.m. on February 23, 2010. Deshaun weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. and measured 20 1/2 inches long and has a sister, Mikaela Bates.
Grandparents are Sue Driesen and Bob Wright of Cherokee. Great-grandparents are Lori Sullivan and Audrey Underwood, both of Cherokee; Vernon Van Roekel of Gladstone, Mo.; and the late Bob Sullivan and Margie Van Roekel.