Drakes Branch and Saxe news

Published 1:09 pm Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Birthday wishes to Keianna Snead, July 22, Richmond; Diana Foster Edwards, July 23, Richmond; Josh Perkinson, July 24, Saxe; Estella Jennings, July 24, Drakes Branch; Tina Seymore, July 25, Drakes Branch; and Marie Dodge, July 26, Saxe. I hope you all have wonderful birthdays.

Anniversary wishes to Laura and Jimmy Moon, July 20, 21 years, Saxe. I wish you many more happy years together with God’s blessings.

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

Sympathy to families who have lost a loved one recently. Our heartfelt prayers and good wishes go out to all of you in your time of need.

Singing Stars Gospel Singers, of Saxe, will celebrate its 26th anniversary on July 31, at 3 p.m. at Central Middle School. There will be a $5 donation at the door. Visions Gospel Singers, of Nathalie, and Revelations Gospel Singers, of Farmville, will take part in the event. Prizes will also be given away.

Thought for the Week: Just because something isn’t happening for you right now doesn’t mean that it will never happen.


As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others. Friends will be a part of this. They will respect each other’s privacy more than their communion. Let every man and woman be respected as an individual and no man or woman idolized.

We live in each other’s way and stumble over one another. I think we then lose some respect for one another. No one can take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.

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