Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 3:32 pm Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Happy belated birthday wishes to Sarah “Irene” Henry, April 8, Keysville.

Birthday wishes to Sylvester Friend, April 16, Drakes Branch; Rodney Moon, April 17, Saxe; Jen Samuels, April 17, Keysville; Jennifer Cheatham, April 18, Randolph; Jean Christian, April 18, Saxe.

Happy birthday! May this day always be a special one to remember.

Annie Ruth Vaughters, of Saxe, celebrated her birthday on Sunday with her church family and friends at Ernie’s Restaurant in South Boston. She had a wonderful time and received very nice gifts. She also said the food was delicious.

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

Sympathy to all of the families who have lost a loved one recently. Sympathy to the Bowie and Jackson families. Our heartfelt prayers and good wishes go out to each of you in your time of need. You have our deepest sympathy.

To all of my readers, I appreciate each of you so much for telling me you enjoy my news column. You all inspire me more to keep writing.

Thought for the Week: Let your faith be bigger than your fear.


You have to find out what is right for you, so it is trial and error. You are going to be alright if you accept realistic goals for yourself. You cannot sweep other people off their feet, if you can’t be swept off your own.

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.

Wisdom outweighs any wealth. Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness. Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you would have preferred to talk.

Wisdom is knowing what to do next, but virtue is doing it. Wisdom is found only in truth. Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.

Turn your wounds into wisdom. To be satisfied with a little is the greatest wisdom, and he or she that increases his or her riches, increases his or her cares. But a content mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble finds it not.

There is wisdom of the head and wisdom of the heart. If you are trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I have had them, everyone has had them.

But, obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it or work around it. Do not let it stop you. You are wise and have wisdom.

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