Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 11:32 am Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Happy birthday wishes to Thelma Fallen, Oct. 4, Keysville; Taj Malik Williams, Oct. 5, N.C., grandson of Joseph and Joanne Wilborn of Saxe; Mattie Pearl Smith, Oct. 5, Charlotte Court House; Alice Vaughters. Oct. 5, South Boston; Taylor Reed Wilmouth, Oct. 6, Drakes Branch, son of Douglas and Sherry Wilmouth; David Bennet, Oct. 7, Scuffletown; Dustin Williams, Oct. 9; Deonte Foster, Oct. 9, Clover; Wayne Inge, Oct. 9, Saxe; Charliyah Redd, Oct.9, Phenix; and Katilyn Mosley, Oct. 10, Charlotte Court House. I wish all of you many more happy birthdays. Happy birthday!

Anniversary wishes to Marvin and Blanche Vaughters, Oct. 10, Red Oak, 25 years. They have a daughter. I wish you many more happy years together with God’s Blessings. Happy anniversary!

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.

Sympathy to all of the families who’ve lost a loved one recently. Our heartfelt prayers and good wishes go out to all of you in your time of need. You have our deepest sympathy. Sympathy to the family of Joyce Moon, of Saxe.

Thought for the week: Don’t try to change yesterday, work on tomorrow and make it better.


Some people don’t have a thought about what they have done. If you’ve done something wrong, you can make it right. If you have taken something that didn’t belong to you, give it back. If you said something you didn’t mean to say, then say you’re sorry. That’s what staying true to yourself is.

If something doesn’t belong to you and someone came along and took it, how can you sleep at night? Taking something from someone can really be hard on someone else. They may be struggling and you have taken something from them. You’re making them struggle more. If it doesn’t belong to you, it’s not yours.

People work hard to have things. Stay true to yourself and think what if someone did that to you.

I had forgotten a bag at a store and went back. It was gone. Some had went to get gas and someone comes up and takes your gas that they didn’t pay for.

That’s why hard times come in our lives. It’s something we have done along the way. Stay true to yourself, do the right thing and things will turn out right for you.

News is due by noon Friday. Any news received after this time will not be included in this column. 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