Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 8:30 am Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Happy belated birthday wishes to Harold Whitehead, May 26, Keysville.

Birthday wishes to Richard Williams, June 8, Drakes Branch; Julia Mosley, June 9, Randolph; Nan Gee Austin, June 10, Farmville; Lisa Foster Hamlett, June 10, Scuffletown; David Pugh, June 10, Charlotte Court House; Barbara Foster, June 11, Randolph; Gayle Winn, June 11, Saxe; Justina Goodwin, June 11, Red Oak; Julius Pugh, June 12, Hiram, Ga.; Deon Freeman, June 13, Lynchburg; Rachael Folkner, June 13, Saxe; Bennie Davis, June 13, Keysville; Latoya Brogdon, June 14, Greensboro, N.C.

I wish you many more happy birthdays!

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.

Anniversary wishes to Calvin and Sharon Stovall, June 13, 18 years, Drakes Branch. They have two daughters. I wish you many more happy years together with God’s blessings.

Thought for the week: Learn how to be patient and don’t rush yourself.

Things happen in their own time.


Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplisment.

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide to not be reduced by them.

About all you can do in life is to be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all. Be yourself, not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be. Just be yourself because there is no one better.

Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others. Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.

Singing Stars Gospel Singers, of Saxe, will celebrate its 26th anniversary, part one, on July 31 at 3 p.m. at Central Middle School in Charlotte Court House.

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