LaVerne Shafer, who was born, farmed and raised his family in Cleghorn, will be celebrating his 90th birthday on Nov. 23. During the Thanksgiving weekend, his family will gather to honor him and celebrate his birthday. LaVerne's wife of 68 years, Doris, resides at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. The family will be coming from: Larry and Sue Shafer (Plymouth, Minn.); Frank and Bev Skarulis (Buffalo Grove, Ill,); Joleen Anderson (Rembrandt); Karl Shafer (Cathedral City, Calif.); grandchildren: Emily Shafer, Drew and Jammie Shafer, Brett Shafer, Eric and Amanda Shafer, Jason Anderson, Becky Anderson, Dave Skarulis and great-grandchildren: Will, Cal, Aviel, and Millie Shafer. Currently, LaVerne resides at 1325 Greta St. Apt #7 in Cherokee.