Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 7:59 am Thursday, February 25, 2016

Happy belated birthday wishes to Sarah Lindsey Prophet, Feb. 17, Keysville.

Happy birthday wishes to Derrick Pugh, Feb. 26, Charlotte Court House; Rosa W. Pride, Feb. 29, Keysville; Robenia Farrar, March 1, N.J.; Jayveon Wilborn, March 1, South Boston; Martha Gee Harris, March 1, Delle City.

A birthday is a lovely flower that blooms in life’s garden, and may that special blossom be bright especially on your birthday. Happy birthday!

Anniversary wishes to Ross and Mattie Currin, March 1, Saxe, 36 years. Married life becomes successful when two hearts are true, and marriage become bliss when there is understanding. Happy anniversary.

Get well wishes to all of the sick and shut-in. I hope you are up and well soon. You are in our prayers and thoughts for a speedy recovery.

Thought for the week: Think positive and positive things will happen.


Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.

When you want to succeed as much as you want to breathe, that is when you will be successful. The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures do not like to do.

They don’t like doing them, but their dislike is subordinate to the strength of their purpose.

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, take calculated risks and to act.

The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear. Success does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making the same one a second time. Be successful!

Birthday winners for February are Bernard Freeman, of Randolph, and Barbara Gee, of Charlotte Court House. Pick-up for birthday gifts begins Monday. The deadline to pick up gifts is Wednesday, March 2.

News is due by 1 p.m. on Saturday. News can be submitted by calling Virginia Freeman at (434) 568-0596.

Virginia Freeman is a community columnist for The Charlotte Gazette. She can be reached at