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Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Birthday wishes to Rochelle Smith, Nov. 5, Saxe; Jay Burton, Nov. 5, Richmond; Tiffany Davis, Nov. 6, Randolph; Nellie T. Garnett, Nov. 7, Drakes; Sula Burton, Nov. 10, Richmond; Ann Anderson, Nov. 10, Randolph; Mandy Wylie, Nov. 10, Saxe; Jaden Bunker, Nov. 10, Farmville. I wish each of you many more happy birthdays.

Birthday winners for October are Ora Harris, of Scuffletown, and Lucille Douglas, of Saxe. Gifts can be picked up at The Charlotte Gazette on Wednesday. Deadline to pick up gifts is Nov. 11.

Get well wishes to all of the sick and shut in. I hope you are well soon. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

Thought for the Week: The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.

News due Sunday at 1.p.m. to (434) 568-0596.