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SAXE AND DRAKES BRANCH NEWS

Happy birthday wishes to Jean Christian, April 18, Saxe; Jennifer Cheatham Evans, April 18, Keysville; Keith Freeman, April 20, Woodbridge; Wayne Walton, April 22, South Boston; Arthur ‘Pony’ Mosley, April 22, Richmond; Aliana Foster, April 22, Richmond; Ricky Freeman, April 22, Montania; Jessica Saunders, April 22, Saxe; Brandon Anderson, April 23, Brookneal; Linda Webb, April 23, Keysville; Mattie Allen, April 23, Saxe; Emma Puryear Ragland, April 23, Virgilina; Mary Alice, April 23, Charlotte Court House. May you have a day so wonderful that you remember it for the rest of the year till yet another wonderful birthday comes along. A very happy birthday to you. May God bless you abundantly. Happy birthday!

Anniversary wishes to Ella and Earl Moore, April 20, Wylliesburg, 50 years. They have one daughter, Judy Moore. I wish you many more happy years together with God’s blessings. Happy anniversary.

Get well to all of the sick and shut-in. I hope all of you are well soon, up and about. You are in our prayers.

Sympathy to all of the families who lost a loved one recently. Our heartfelt prayers and good wishes go out to you in your time of need. Sympathy to the families of Walter White of Charlotte Court House. All of you have our deepest sympathy.

Thought for the week: Hard times will reveal true friends.

Greed

He or she who is greedy is always in want. Hell has three gates, lust, anger and greed. It’s time for greatness, not for greed, it’s time for idealism not ideology, it’s a time not just for compassionate words but compassionate action. There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.

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