Abe Shafer IV of Weston was named judge of a new magistrate court of Platte County by Gov. Joseph Teasdale last Friday. After Jan. 1, magistrate judges become associate circuit judges when the revision of Missouri’s courts goes into effect. The term of the new judge will expire in 1980 unless he is retained by the voters in the 1980 general election. Judge Shafer is a native of Platte County, the son of the late Abe Shafer III and Mrs. Margaret Wilson of Weston. He is a graduate from the West Platte High School, the University of Missouri and received his law degree from the University of Kansas.
Miss Eliza Lorene Nash and Alva D. Naylor were united in marriage 60 years ago at the home of the bride’s parents on the afternoon of Dec. 24, 1928. The Rev. J.S. Henry read the ceremony in the presence of the immediate families. Their attendants were Thelma (Witt) Pulem and brother of the bride, Aaron Nash. Their children: Gene, rural Holt, Mo.; Joe, rural Platte City; Joyce Parrett, Claycomo, Mo.; and Jack, Clarinda, Iowa, are having a reception at the Christian Church in Platte City from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31, 1978.
A joyous holiday dinner was hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Jean Deal at their Camden Point home on Christmas Eve. The guests represented five states and four generations of the Deal family. They enjoyed the companionship and holiday fellowship together.