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Porter West was born to Mr. and Mrs. Tyson Stoverink

Mr. and Mrs. Tyson Stoverink of Jackson, are parents of a son named Porter West, born at 4:49 a.m., July 29, 2021, at SoutheastHEALTH in Cape Girardeau. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces. First child.

Mrs. Stoverink is the former Gloria Westlake, daughter of Don and Lois Westlake of St Peters. She is employed by the Jackson R-2 School District as a dietitian. Stoverink is the son of Jim and Susie Stoverink of Jackson. He is employed by Nell Holcomb School District as a teacher.

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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