Saxe and Drakes Branch News

Published 10:50 am Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Happy belated birthday wishes to Airman Basic Damian Dixon, Nov. 1, Lacklend Airforce Base, Texas; Sula Burton, Nov. 10, Richmond; Ann Anderson, Nov. 10, Randolph; Mandy Wylie, Nov. 10, Saxe; Jaden Bunker, Nov. 10, Farmville; Patrick Johns, Nov. 11, Florida; Beatrice Banks, Nov. 12, Drakes Branch; Rev. James Price, Nov. 13, Scuffletown; Thomas Brooks, Nov. 13, Hopewell; Emily George, November, Keysville; Brandon ‹B› Timmons, Nov. 15, Lynchburg; Alexander Roberts, Nov. 15, Drakes Branch; Keith Thompson, Keysville. I wish each of you many more happy birthdays to come. 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. Check on the sick and shut in. See if you can help in any way.

Anniversary wishes to Franklin and Estella Jennings, Nov. 12, 56 years, Drakes Branch; and Hassan and Tiffany Davis, Nov. 12, 22 years, Randolph. I wish each of you many more happy years together with God›s Blessings.
Thought for the week: Seven secrets of success. I found the answer in my room. The roof said, “Aim high.” Fan said, “Be cool.” Clock said, “Every minute is precious.” Mirror said, “See the world.” Calender said, “Be up to date.” Door said, “Push hard to achieve your goals.”


Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat. A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory. If you think you can win, you can. Faith is necessary to victory.

One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him or her at politeness. Expect victory and you make victory.
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