Published 10:36 am Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Happy birthday wishes to Martha Brodgon, May 9, Saxe; Malik Ferrell, May 9, Madison Heights; Latasha Dailey, May 9; Flo Ratcliffe, May 10, Saxe; Royal Freeman, May 12, Randolph; Hassan Davis, May 13, Randolph; Shavon Wilson, May 15, Saxe; TaQuresha Jennings, May 15, Drakes Branch; Russell Ferrell, May 15, Puerto Rico; Linda Guill, May 15, Drakes Branch; Ruth Walker, May 15, Charlotte Court House. I wish all of you many more happy birthdays. Happy birthday!

Get well wishes to all of the sick and shut-in. I hope you all are well soon, up and about. You are in our prayers and thoughts 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 you in your time of need. Sympathy goes out to the family of Robert Clark Sr. of Charlotte Court House. You have our deepest sympathy.

Thought for the week: God has a plan for everyone and everything. You just have to wait for things to fall in place.


Joy comes from using potential. We have a powerful potential in our youth and we must have the courage to change old ideals and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Focus on your potential instead of your limitations.

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