Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 9:50 am Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Happy birthday wishes to Zaria Spencer, Jan. 25, Charlotte Court House; Treyanna Spencer, Jan. 25, Charlotte Court House; Kharia Jenkins, Jan. 25, Charlotte Court House; Cole Toombs, Jan. 25, Randolph; Paul Hamlett Jr., Jan. 26, Saxe; the Rev. John Craighead, Jan. 29, Saxe; Cameo Monte Cosby, Jan. 29, Chesterfield; Ronnie Saunders, Jan. 30, Arlington; Renee Hall, Jan. 30, Keysville; Robert Clark Jr., Jan. 30, Abilene; and Albert Skipper, Jan. 31, Keysville.

Sending birthday wishes your way for a beautiful year ahead. May your lucky stars continue to shine and make all your dreams come true. 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.

Thought for the week: When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life you have a thousand reasons to smile.


What do we live for if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others.

For beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness, and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.

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Virginia Freeman is the columnist for Saxe and Drakes Branch. Her email address is