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Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Birthday wishes to James Martin, Oct. 25, Saxe; Lucille Woch, Oct. 25, Randolph; Alica Pugh, Oct. 26, Luneburg; Tammy King, Oct. 27, N.C.; Sherion Martin, Oct. 28, Southern Virginia; Katie Banks, Oct. 28, Baltimore, Md.; Charlie Marable, Oct. 28, Charlotte Court House; Philip Flippen, Oct. 29, Drakes Branch; Damian Dixon, October, Clover. Happy birthday. I wish you many more.

Birthday winners for October are Dianne MCcargo, Keysville; David Bennet, Scuffletown; Wayne Inge, Saxe and Mildred Gee, Charlotte Court House. Gifts can be picked up at The Charlotte Gazette on Oct. 26. The deadline to pick up gifts is Nov.2.

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

Thought for the week: We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.

Mistakes

If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But, if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It shows you handle adversity, not how it affects you.

The main thing is never quit. A man or woman must be big enough to admit his or her mistakes, smart enough to profit from them and strong enough to correct them. Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.

To all of my readers, my gospel group will be celebrating its 26th anniversary on Sunday at the Central Middle School in Charlotte Court House, at 3.p.m. I hope if not all of my readers, some would come out and support me on that day. There will be a $5 donation at the door. A lot of gospel groups have been invited. Prizes will be given away. I hope to see you all at The Singing Stars Gospel anniversary. Everyone is welcome to come.

News is due by 9 p.m. Friday. 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 vstars@pure.net.