9-23 Birthday

Shafer Douglas Shafer of Portales will celebrate his 80th birthday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Portales Memorial Building. The celebration will be hosted by his family. Shafer was born Oct. 3, 1924, in Dora. He has three children. The celebration is open to friends and relatives.

Grady official: It could happen anywhere

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Grady Schools Superintendent Joel Shipley believes Monday’s report of an attempted abduction of a teenage girl in Grady was an isolated incident. Still, he said it shows small towns aren’t immune to potentially serious crimes. “Grady is a safe, quiet little community, but bad things can happen anywhere. The […]

Locals prepare for fair

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Curtis Williams, 17, blows dirt out of the hair of his steer “Secret Weapon” Saturday at his farm in Clovis. Williams will show the 1325 pound steer in this years Curry County Fair. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Curtis Williams starts every day — even weekends — at 6 a.m. […]

Purcell, Margaret

Services:have been held. Margaret Cleo Shafer Purcell, 83, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Aug. 9, 1921, in Endee, to Willie Lea and Annie Franklin Shafer. She was a longtime resident of Clovis. She married Raymond E. Purcell on Dec. 22, 1938, in […]

Shafer, Bea

Bea Shafer Services: Have been held. Mrs. Bea Shafer, 78, of Portales, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, while waltzing to one her favorite songs. She was born on Sept. 14, 1926, in Snyder, Texas, to Birtie and Neal G. Smith. She attended Southwestern Business College in Plainview, Texas, where she worked for a finance company. […]