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SAXE AND DRAKES BRANCH NEWS

Birthday wishes to Whitney Friend, May 2, Drakes Branch; Ryan Osborne, May 3, Saxe; Wilbert Pugh, May 3, Charlotte Court House; Debra Johnson, May 4, Charlotte Court House; Malich Gamble, May 6, Charlotte Court House; Clyde Clark, May 7, Phenix; Keith Jones Jr., Randolph. 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 are in our prayers for a quick recovery.

Sympathy to all of the families who 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.

Thought for the week: Stop stressing, everything will be OK. Let go, let God fix it for you.

OVERCOMING

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of obstacle’s. I count him or her braver who overcomes his or her desires than he who conquers his or her enemies, for the hardest victory is over self. I truly believe that we can overcome any hurdle that lies before us and create the life we want to live. I have seen it happen time and time again.

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