Area Newspaper and Travel Guide for Reeves County, Ward County, Trans-Pecos, Big Bend of West Texas
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997
Sights, sounds and smells of Christmas
This decorated Christmas tree is not just filled with
ornaments, but with memories; memories of Christmas past and
of loved ones.
The tree, found inside Rediger's Pharmacy, is filled with
ornaments passed down from generation to generation, and
with the love that came with them.
John Rediger, owner of the gift shop and pharmacy, has
experienced over 80 years of living.
This year, Rediger wanted to fill the tree with the sights,
sounds and smells of Christmas. The bottom of the tree is
decorated with a a train set, village and numerous other
items associated with the Christmas season.
He was born in Milford, Neb., and he says that gave him the
opportunity to experience the most wonderful childhood
anyone could hope to have.
After graduating from high school, he attended the
University of Nebraska Pharmacy School. He's still an avid
Then he served in the Navy as Chief Pharmacist. He was
stationed in the South Pacific for two years. Some of the
stories he tells about his Navy days are funnier than the
movies, according to his employees.
Mr. and Mrs. Rediger are collectors. They go many places and
as they travel, they're always on the lookout for something
to add to their collectibles.
Mr. Rediger has just renewed his license to be a pharmacist
for his 60th year. Most of his friends and colleagues have
retired, but he's still going strong.
Towrys celebrate anniversary
Charles E. and Nancy F. Foster Towry celebrated 50 years of
marriage Dec. 15, in Albuquerque, N.M.
Charles Towry and the former Nancy Foster were married Dec.
2, 1947, in Rossville, Ga.
Towry retired from the U.S. Navy after 25 yeras, serving
three years in Japan. He then was a teacher in the Texas
school system for 20 years.
Mrs. Towry is a homemaker and worked for seven years in
The Towrys enjoy traveling and have visited all 50 states,
Canada and the United Kingdom.
Their children and son-in-law are Kay and her husband,
Lonnie Pace; and the late Charles Towry. They have five
grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Towry celebrated their 50th anniversary with a
dinner at Gardunos Restaurant, and a reception at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie pace
formerly of West Chester, Ohio hosted the dinner and
Many friends and family attended from California, Colorado,
Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.
Cox celebrate 50th anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Cox will be celebrating their 50th
Anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 20, with a reception held in
The couple's children and grandchildren are inviting the
Cox's friends to the special event scheduled from 2-4, at
the North Temple Baptist Church, 300 N. Walnut.
The honor of friends' presence at the reception and or a
card to commemorate the special event will make this an
evern more special occasion. No gifts please.
Mac McKinnon, Publisher
Peggy McCracken, Webmaster
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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