Saxe and Drakes Branch News

Published 5:04 pm Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Happy belated birthday wishes to Bernice (Alice) Red, Oct. 14, Cullen; Milow Lack, Oct. 17, South Boston; Britney Foster, Oct. 18, South Boston.

Birthday wishes to James White Jr., Oct. 19, North Carolina; Jessica Tharpe, Oct. 21, Saxe; Mildred Gee, Oct. 21, Charlotte Court House; Kelvin Helmick, Oct. 22, Bylinda Dailey, Oct. 22, Saxe; Juanita Johnson, Oct. 24, Charlotte Court House; Marcie Goldman, Oct. 24, Taro; Rayiana Williams, Oct. 24, North Carolina; Trevor Pugh, Oct. 24, Charlotte Court House. I wish each of you many more happy birthdays. Happy birthday.

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

Thought for the week: I’ve always believed that a lot of the trouble in the world would disappear if we were talking to each other, instead of about each other.


As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands: One for helping yourself, the other for helping others. Condemn no one.

If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers and let them go their own way.

The Singing Stars Gospel Singers from Saxe will be celebrating their 26th anniversary on Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. Cost is a $5 donation at the door. Prizes will be given away.

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