Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 10:28 am Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Happy birthday wishes are sent to Ryan Osborne, May 3, Saxe; Wilbert Pugh, May 3, Charlotte Court House; Michelle White, May 5, Randolph; Malich Gamble, May 6, Charlotte Court House; Clyde Clark, May 7, Phenix; Keith Jones Jr., May 8, Randolph; Martha Brodgon, May 9, Saxe; Malik Ferrell, May 9, Madison Heights; and Latasha Dailey, May 9. 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 all are in our prayers and thoughts. Sympathy wishes to the Marrow family.

Thought for the week: Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future.

I celebrated my birthday with family and friends. I also received lots of nice gifts.


Goals — what goals will you set? Reality — what is your present reality? Options — what are the options? Will — what will you do?

Balance what are you celebrating at the moment. What is your biggest priority at the moment? What is the one way you can make some more time for you this week/month?

What is one thing you would like to talk about? Find someone who you can mentor. Changing someone’s life can make a big difference in their life and in yours. You will feel good about helping someone who doesn’t know the meaning of different in today’s life and changes in the world.

You can make a difference in someone’s life. Set goals and see the change you have made. Only you can make your change for a better life.

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