Published 11:12 am Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Happy birthday to Jasmine Vaughan, April 4, Farmville; Betty J. Weldon, April 4,Charlotte Court House; Earl Toombs, April 5, Saxe; Rondell Freeman, April 5, Washington, D.C.; Karen McCargo, April 6, Woodbridge; Mandy Toombs, April 7,Richmond; Jackie Brodgon, April 7, Drakes Branch; Ashley Mosley, April 8, Charlotte Court House; Jayla Burwell, April 8, Lynchburg; Clarence Craighead, April 8, Drakes Branch; Della Rae Foster, April 8, Pamplin; Sarah Henry ‘Irene’, April 8, Keysville; David Walker, II, April 8, Charlotte Court House; Matt Bolton, April 9, Saxe; Annie-Ruth Vaughters, April 10, Saxe. I wish all of you many more happy birthdays. Happy birthday!
Anniversary wishes to Jacob and Tina Moore, April 4, Randolph; Yvonne and Allen Baskerville, April 9, seven years, Wylliesburg. I wish each of you many more happy anniversaries with Gods blessings.

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 and thoughts for a speedy recovery.
Thought for the week: Be with someone who wants to know how your day was and how you are feeling and makes you feel very special.

I hope everyone had a very nice Easter.


Life is a challenge, meet it. The greatness comes not when things are always good for you, but the greatness comes when you’re really tested. When you take some knocks, some disappointments, sadness comes.


Only if you’re been in the deepest valley, can you ever know-how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain. We run, not only because we think it is doing us good, because it helps us to do other things better.

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