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SAXE AND DRAKES BRANCH NEWS

Happy Birthday wishes to Jaylan Red, July 11, Saxe; Giselle F. Johnson, July 11, Richmond; Kenda Ferrell, July 11, Greenbay; Anita Marble, July 12, Charlotte Court House; Doris Hill, July 13, Saxe; J.D. Wilmouth, July 13, Drakes Branch; Jamond Seymour, July 14, Chase City; Henry Reid, July 14, Charlotte Court House; Ryan Skipper, July 16, Saxe; Ma’khiyah Nelson, July 16, Chase City; Hunter Harley, July 17; Franklyn Gee, July 17, Abliene. I wish all of you many more happy birthdays. Happy birthday.

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

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

Thought for the week: Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the door.

HONOR

Reputation is what people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself. It is better to deserve honors and have them than not to deserve them. Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people.

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