Saxe and Drakes Branch News

Published 1:37 pm Thursday, June 2, 2016

Birthday wishes to Jane Eagle, June 2, Keysville; Kimberly Foster, June 2, Richmond; Betty Smith, June 3, Richmond; Henrietta Brooks Mosley, June 4, Red Oak; Marie Farrar, June 4, Chase City; Jerome Foster, June 4, Richmond; Beachler Hensley, June 5, Asheville, N.C.; Michael Foster, June 5, Northern Virginia; Cheryl Brogden, June 5, Randolph; Sadie Johnson, June 6, Red Oak; and Quanita Roberts, June 7, Drakes Branch.

I wish you many more happy birthdays!

Birthday winners for May were Calvin Stovall, of Drakes Branch, and Josephine Taylor, of Keysville.

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

Sympathy to all of the families who have lost a loved one recently. Our heartfelt prayers and good wishes go out to you in your time of need. May God comfort each heart and each home affected.

I hope everyone had a safe Memorial Day weekend.

Thought for the Week: Never break four things in life: trust, relation, promise and heart. Never break them because when they break, they don’t make noise, but it causes a huge amount of pain.


Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have. You are the only person on Earth who can use your ability. A man or woman of ability and desire to accomplish something can do anything.

The single most powerful tool for winning a negotiation is the ability to get up and walk away from the table without a deal. Ability is of little account without opportunity. For success, attitude is equally as important as ability. Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

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